On April 30th, Keith Urban will be playing with John Mayer at a charity event in Las Vegas for a Tiger Woods charity. Are you surprised? Actually, we aren't. Keith has been selling his talent to the highest bidder for years now. He is one of the top draws in private corporate events where he can make a boatload of money, play a short period of time and get some press. There was recently an article on Billboard that said a lot of musicians will do these gigs to get the payout, including Bob Dylan. All of those things are like elixir to Keith Urban. The press is good, and the money too. Plus the people who are seeing him don't get a choice. They don't have to choose to buy a ticket. Draw your own conclusions about that.
The special part of this particular show on the 30th is the chance to perform with Mayer. Mayer, whose public persona is questionable to say the least, has been a pal since they met several years ago at the Grammy's. In a recent interview, Keith said that Mayer was very helpful to him with finding equipment after the Nashville floods. Keith likes musicians and Mayer is one of the best and they do perform well together. As for all that other stuff, the racist and sexist and just overall creepiness, that is John Mayer; Keith Urban doesn't give two hoots in hell what anyone thinks. Hasn't that become apparent? Golfing while Nashville floods, his marriage to Hollywood "royalty" and all the crap that goes along with that. He doesn't care. So why should we care about him? It is a question that keeps getting louder and louder for some of us; or is it answered by that old age tenet: it's like watching a car wreck, we just can't pull ourselves away. April 30th will be interesting for a lot reasons. The sideshow continues with no signs of stopping.