Keith Urban is a no-show at Blossom; concert rescheduled for Sunday night




Early on, we knew something was wrong at last night’s Keith Urban concert at Blossom. The concerts at Blossom run like clockwork, so when opener Dustin Lynch took the stage some 25 minutes late, we suspected things weren’t in order. Then, we heard rumors that the country star hadn’t even arrived yet. Little Big Town came on stage about an hour behind schedule. They delivered a good long set that showed off their sharp vocal harmonies (and they nailed a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain”), but it appeared they were trying to fill time. So just after 10 p.m., Urban, who was stuck at an airport in New York, sent a video message apologizing to the fans for his absence. We’re wondering how he ever hoped to pull off the gig without any sort of sound check but that’s beside the point. Unfortunately, the announcement came just as heavy rains hit the venue and fans had to trudge to their vehicles in a downpour. The show has been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Sunday and will be an “evening with” Urban, who has promised to play an extra long set. Tickets from last night’s concert will be honored and anyone seeking a refund will have to wait until Monday to find out how concert promoters will handle those requests. You can check out his apology here:

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