- Concerts around the world have been cancelled amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
- Keith Urban was the latest country singer whose show was shut down.
- Since he couldn’t perform live, he streamed a set on Instagram for fans to enjoy.
Keith Urban just proved that the show must go on—even if you’re singing to an empty room.
After the country music star’s latest concert was cancelled due to Coronavirus concerns, he gave an impromptu performance via Instagram Live to keep his fans entertained. In the 32-minute video, Keith sang and strummed his guitar while musician Jeff Linsenmaier played keyboards and percussion in the background. Nicole Kidman also made an appearance, dancing and singing along throughout the private show.
“Hi everyone. We’re coming to you live from our warehouse actually. This is where we store all of our gear, so it doesn’t really get on camera very much,” Keith said in the clip. “But we thought we’d just set this up to stream tonight. Honestly because I was supposed to be playing tonight, and I just thought it would be nice to be able to play anyway.”
“Even though we can’t be in front of all you guys tonight, I want to be able to play and just play some songs and bring a little bit of entertainment into your screens,” he continued. “Wherever you guys are watching, all over the world.”
Keith kicked off the set with his chart-topping hit “Somebody Like You,” but made a subtle change to the well-known lyrics. “It sure feels good to be playing live music for you on Instagram tonight,” he sang.
After the virtual concert, Nicole shared a sweet selfie of herself with Keith singing in the background. “Just loved getting to sing and dance with you all,” she captioned the shot.
If everyone in the Urban-Kidman household is as bored as we are, there may be more free concerts in our future. Fingers crossed!