Multi-Grammy-Award-winner and country/pop star Keith Urban and Grammy-winning San Francisco-based pop/rock group Train will star in the American Express Concert Series at The American Express PGA Tour event in January.
Urban will take the concert stage on Jan. 19 at the driving range at PGA West in La Quinta, while Train will perform on Jan. 20.
The concerts are part of the activities during tournament week for the 65th American Express tournament. The concerts follow a recent trend at the tournament of having a country artist one night and a pop or rock group the other night.
“At the end of the day we want to get artists that are going to attract as many people as possible and I think we want a wide genre of artists, which we feel that these two artists accomplish,” said Pat McCabe, executive director of The American Express tournament. “I don’t think Keith has been to the desert in a long time, and Train I think has been here the last few years. But they both appeal to a wide group of golf-friendly audiences, but also non-golf audiences.”
Daily grounds tickets — providing general admission to The American Express golf during the day and the concerts at night — are $85 each day for general seating and are available at theamexgolf.com. Those paying with an American Express Card receive a 20% discount.
Urban, who last headlined the Stagecoach festival in Indio in 2018, is a four-time Grammy winer and has twice been named the Country Music Association’s entertainer of the Year. He is wrapping up a residency at the Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas this month. Among his 43 top-10 singles are hits like “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” “Wasted Time,” Somebody Like You,” “Long, Hot Sumer,” and “One Too Many.”
In 2022, his album The Speed of Now produced hits “Wild Hearts” and “Brown Eyes Baby,” with the album debuting simultaneously at the United States, Canada and Urban’s native Australia.
Urban is noted both as a singer and a guitar virtuoso and has collaborated through the years with artists like Billy Gibbons, Buddy Guy, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, John Mayer and Taylor Swift.
San Francisco band
Train, led by frontman Pat Monahan, has won three Grammys and two Billboard Awards while compiling 14 songs on the Billboard Top 100 list since their debut album in 1998. The band’s hits have included “Meet Virginia,” the six-time platinum song “Drops of Jupiter” which won a Grammy Award as best rock song, and “Hey, Soul Sister,” the most downloaded song of 2010.
Train’s ninth studio album, AM Gold, was released in 2022..
Urban and Train follow in the footsteps of recent acts at The American Express including Maroon 5, Brad Paisley, Gwen Stafani and Darius Rucker.
The American Express tournament will be played Jan. 18-21 at three desert courses, the Stadium and Nicklaus Tournament courses at PGA West and La Quinta Country Club. The defending champion is Jon Rahm, who also won the Masters earlier this year.
Tickets for the entire week are available online, with Thursday’s opening-round tickets $60 for general admission and $75 for Sunday’s final round.