Keith Urban: 'American Idol' 'allows you to keep your real job'

Keith Urban is anything but idle these days.The country-music superstar has been going back and forth to France -- where his Oscar-winning wife Nicole Kidman is filming the title role in "Grace of Monaco" -- in and around traveling to the auditions for Season 12 of FOX's "American Idol," on which he'll be a judge along with fellow series newcomers Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj starting Wednesday, Jan. 16.And that's not all: He's also making trips to the Nashville studio where he recently began work on his next album; and Wednesday (Nov. 14), he announced his plans for a 2013 North American concert tour. The first leg is scheduled to begin in mid-July in Cincinnati, then conclude at the start of October in West Palm Beach, Fla."As best we can, we've been able to navigate through the audition process," the friendly Urban tells Zap2it of scheduling his other current activities around "American Idol" and also...


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