Before he was selling out arenas, Keith Urban had his fair share of unconventional gigs. He revealed his "strangest" gig was at an Australian airport more than two decades ago. His band once played in an airport, which "doesn't sound horrible except for the fact it was a tiny regional airport in Australia," he explained.
"My manager at the time, I think had done some very questionable deal to get us a couple of airline tickets," Keith teased. "We had a three-piece band and we were just gonna play at this little airport...one baggage carousel, that's how small the airport is."
Upon arriving at the airport, Urban said the airport manager showed the band where they would be playing.
"You know the little carpeted area above the carousel where the bags come around, the little island above it? That is where we had to play," Urban said with a straight face. "So we set up the drum kit, me and the bass player just fit in this little tiny strip, and we sound checked a little bit."
Urban then recalled asking when the band should start to play to which the manager said, "just start now."
"I went, 'There's nobody here,' and he said, 'If you just start playing I think some people will come,' " Urban said. "So we start playing, a couple of people came over and they're checking out the music, and a few more people, and I'm like, 'It's actually not a bad gig.' "
He said everything was going well until the luggage carousel began to move.
"There's about like 15 people kind of getting into it…next minute, [honk, honk] all the bags start coming down and everyone got their luggage and just all left,' " he said.
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