Keith Urban + “Tumbling Dice” on Fallon

Hats off to Keith Urban for offering up a killer version of “Tumbling Dice” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’s Rolling Stones week. You’ve undoubtedly noticed through some media outlet that the classic 1973 Stones album Exile on Main Street will be reissued this coming Tuesday (May 18th). I’ll be in line for the Deluxe Version.

This week on Jimmy Fallon has been a treat for Stones fans. Monday, Green Day performed “Rip This Joint”. Tuesday was Urban. Wednesday was Sheryl Crow’s version of “All Down the Line” (with Doyle Bramhall, Chuck Leavell and the Roots), which I thought she dulled down a bit. No animation. I mean come on, this is ALL DOWN THE LINE you’re performing Sheryl! Shake it a little…

Tonight, to wrap it up, Phish will take the stage – likely for “Loving Cup”, which they’ve played regularly through the years.

But I really want to highlight this Keith Urban version (also with Chuck Leavell on keys). I’ve only seen Keith here and there on TV, awards shows, etc., and I’ve never been unimpressed. But he just moved up a few notches in my book for taking on this great song – and doing it serious justice.


  • Jeffro

    I’ve seen Keith Urban live a couple of times, and he puts on an excellent show. The dude can play the guitar, with some surprising leadwork, and his band is tight. Love Chuck Leavell!

  • Chuck

    Took my wife to see this guy in concert about two years ago. Surprisingly, I was quite impressed. The guy can play some serious guitar. In fact, I think his name should be listed among the best.

  • Lissa

    You should definitely check Keith Urban out live! You’re in for a couple hours of CRAZY awesome guitar playing. One of the best concerts I’ve ever seen. This performance didn’t disappoint!

    LOL @ “Keith ain’t Urban”

  • gloria

    I thought Urban’s performance was killer. I was rocking out in my living room at 1:30 in the morning. He is fantastic with that guitar and his singing was great. He is the same guy that played another Stones song with Alicia Keyes at Live 8. Man, I’ve forgotten the song they sang! He did great then as well.

  • Judd6149

    I have to say that I have never ever been much of a Keith Urban fan. Lately though, I have seen some live stuff and I would have to say that I am impressed…authentic is what I see and I thought the complete opposite before.

    He does a great job here…seemed to be enjoying it all. There was some passion in it, too…the shout-outs to Nashville. Nice work…

  • CSP

    No studio manufactured artist here. REAL talent is what you see. One of the best live performances I’ve ever seen.

  • Telrod

    Keith and his touring band are superbly talented musicians and performers. His guitar skills are truly exquisite. I would like to see him team up with Mayer for an album. Both bring the goods to the table.

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