Keith Urban is sharing his retirement plans, and it’s something we can all get behind. The 53-year-old says he plans on making music for the rest of his life, with no plans of ever quitting the job he loves.
“Never gonna happen,” Urban told CMT’s Cody Alan. “I always think of retiring being about a factory job or a desk job or something that’s not your passion necessarily. I play music because that’s what I do. I love making music, and if I weren’t doing it in the gigs that I’m doing it, I would be doing it in little clubs somewhere, or I’d be doing it at someone’s barbecue, or the weekends somewhere. It’s just what I do. So I would never retire.”
“Plus, Jagger is what, 75?” he adds. “I think we have some tours ahead of us.”
Urban has several concerts on the calendar for the remainder of 2021, and will also return to Las Vegas to continue his Keith Urban Live — Las Vegas residency, which was unfortunately canceled last year because of the pandemic. Wherever he plays, the New Zealand native says he just wants to give his fans a night they will never forget.
“At the end of the day, you just try and hopefully put together a good show,” Urban told Rolling Stone. “You’re creating an hour-and-a-half-plus party, a night out. I want to do certain things, rise and fall, do this and whatever. I always heard that, at the end of the night, if someone were to say, ‘It was a bummer that he didn’t play, blah, blah,’ I always hope that the follow-up comment is like, ‘That was a really good show. It was really good.’
“They know that you can’t play everything,” he added. “People know that, so you just hope that they come away feeling like they really had a great time.”
Urban is back at radio with “Out the Cage” featuring BRELAND and Nile Rodgers. The song is from his latest The Speed of Now Part 1 album. Find a list of all of Urban’s music, as well as a list of his upcoming shows by visiting his website.