Keith Urban Honors First Responders At New Zealand Concert

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( Even though Keith Urban was born in Australia, he has yet to perform in nearby New Zealand, but that changed on Saturday (December 3rd) when his Ripcord Tour performed in Wellington.

And to make the show more special, Urban offered some of the country's first responders a chance to attend for free. The country experienced a powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake near the town of Kaikoura on November 14th. It devastated towns and left several thousand homeless (via New Zealand Herald News). When Urban heard about the disaster, he used his own money to purchase several blocks of tickets for those who responded and helped out.

"We cannot forget the incredible work of our first responders at the local Civil Defense, Emergency Services and Defense Force," said Urban in a press release. " Read more here. is an official news provider for
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