by Michael dEstries
Categories: Music.

snipshot_e4lrd9s1fro.jpgFresh from rehab and happy to be living a “healthier lifestyle”, country singer Keith Urban is pulling a page from Al Gore’s book and running his entire U.S. tour on bio-diesel.

Apparently, Keith experiment with bio-diesel started earlier this year; while playing to packed houses in the U.K., Germany and other locales around Europe. From the article,

“‘I’m ready. So far the tour has been incredible – fantastic crowds – a great vibe.,’ says 40-year-old country music cowboy, according to Westwood One. ‘I can’t wait to get back to America.” During his 30-city North American tour for his latest album Love, Pain & the whole crazy, Urban’s entourage will include miles of cable and thousands of pounds of machinery that will be running on Bio-Diesel. ‘I’m especially proud to be able to do what we can for the environment,’ says Urban.”

No word yet on where Keith is sourcing his bio-diesel from or if there will be other green initiatives to reduce the footprint of his tour. A great first step nonetheless to promoting alternative fuels and making summer music that much greener.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • Susan

    Good for him. At least he’s trying to do something. Just think of all those trucks used for touring and how much crap they are putting into the air. Hope others will follow suit.

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  • Sarah

    I love your site, but you make me seriously ill referencing AL GORE in so many of your pieces! There are so many people out there that are fore-runners of being environmental … AL GORE is just one of many who has gotten a quick claim to fame via a pop movie. Please start giving a little cred to some other leading policy makers, non-profit leaders, advocacy group leaders and even politicians. AL GORE is NOT THE ONLY PERSON out there who is working on this stuff!

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  • keith

    I have been a fan of keith for quite some time, hope you get me more of his news!!

  • Michelle Mammoccio

    Hi, my name is Michelle. I work for Taylor Oil Co out of New Jersey/P.A. I wanted to let you know we provide biodiesel, we deliver or you can come to our yard. If you are interested in purchasing biodiesel for your buses while you are here in Phila on August 18th feel free to give me a call at 800-543-3835. We do have a website

    Look forward to speaking with you,

    Michelle Mammoccio
    Taylor Oil Co

  • Jamie Lohr

    Hey! WE FUELED URBAN”S TOUR when he came to Mohegan Sun, his first performance on his US tour! We will have links to two videos on our website by the end of this week: We’ve been selling and using BioDiesel and BioHeat for 3 years, and even our delivery trucks run on it! Urban saved 4513 lbs of Co2 emissions just on the fill-up we provided. AND, the concert was GREAT!