Keith Urban; Photos Courtesy of Instagram
Keith Urban; Photos Courtesy of Instagram

WATCH: Keith Urban Praises & Pays Tribute To Adele With Cover Of “Easy On Me”: “This ‘Hymn’ Is Divinely Timed”

Adele made the difficult announcement in January that she had no choice but to postpone her Las Vegas Residency, Weekends With Adele, which was set to kick off the following day at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace and run through April 16. Following the unfortunate cancellation, Country music superstar Keith Urban agreed to fill in for the British performer while she prepares to make her return to the stage.

“Hi, listen I’m so sorry but my show ain’t ready,” Adele told fans in a video shared on social media on Jan. 20. “We tried absolutely everything that we can to put it together in time and for it to be good enough for you but we’ve been absolutely destroyed by delivery delays and COVID. Half my crew, half my team are down with COVID — they still are.”

“It’s been impossible to finish the show,” she continued apologetically. “I can’t give you what I have right now. I’m tired. I’m tired. I’m sorry it’s so last minute, we’ve been awake for over 30 hours now trying to figure it out, and we’ve run out of time.”

Keith Urban Paid Tribute To Adele With “Special Dedication” During Las Vegas Concert

Not long after, Urban shared the news on Twitter that he would be adding more dates into his Vegas Residency. “Hey everyone! It’s Keith here,” he said in the clip. “Me and Louis want to let you know that we’ve got five brand-new shows being added to our Las Vegas residency.”

Even though Adele could not be on stage as scheduled, Urban made sure to give her a nod during one of his recent shows. He shared that she is a performer who he “adores.”

The country star shared the clip of his live performance of her latest single “Easy on Me” on social media. As an introduction, he told the audience, “I would like to make a special dedication tonight, to somebody I just absolutely adore as a performer, as a songwriter, a trailblazer. I’m looking forward to seeing her when the time comes.”

Without saying the title of the song or even Adele’s name, cheers from the crowd erupted from the first chords of the song. He captioned the video saying, “Her writing, heart and soul is needed right now more than ever. For me, this ‘hymn’ is divinely timed. Thank you for being so raw Adele. We love you!”

Urban began singing “There ain’t no gold in this river / That I’ve been washin’ my hands in forever / I know there is hope in these waters / But I can’t bring myself to swim / When I am drowning in this silence / Baby, let me in / Go easy on me, baby / I was still a child / Didn’t get the chance to / Feel the world around me / I had no time to choose / What I chose to do / So go easy on me,” once he got to the chorus, fans were happily singing every word right alongside him.

At the end of the song, Urban incorporated a special shoutout to Adele. “We love you Adele, oh yes we do,” he sang to the excited crowd.

In the coming months, the “One Too Many” singer will take the stage for the added dates of Keith Urban Live – Las Vegas residency, which were originally slated for Adele’s set. Urban will perform at the Colosseum at Caesars April 1-2 and May 27-29.

Keith Urban Recently Released A New Song Called “Nightfalls”

Urban recently shared a brand-new song, “Nightfalls,” co-written by Urban, Greg Kurstin and Mozella

“Writing ’Nightfalls’ with Greg Kurstin and Mozella was pure joy,” Urban told Bang Showbiz. “Two summers have gone by with no way to tour, and the desire to have that feeling again inspired every part of this song and recording. In a world so full of real struggles and fractures, I wanna try and bring something to help us exhale and be in the moment – if only for 3 mins and 41 seconds.”

“We got lights, we got beer / We got everybody here / Take my hand, spin me round / All I wanna know right now is are you / Livin’ it / Feelin’ it comin’ alive / I can’t stop / Singin’ it / Bringin’ it / Leavin’ it all behind us / You and me / Are gonna be / Lovin’ each other / When the night falls,” Urban sings in the chorus.

Listen to the new song below.

Additionally, Urban is set to kick off the UK leg of his Speed Of Now Tour later this month on April 28 at Birmingham’s O2 Academy.

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