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URBAN COWBOY: Country Star Keith Urban Rocks The Colosseum

By Marc Gray

Many of music’s biggest names have graced the stage of The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, and it’s now home to a real Urban legend in 2020.

In January, Keith Urban, long one of country music’s most elite performers, kicked off a 16-show residency, bringing his non-stop energy to the famed showroom. Although the residency was new, The Colosseum is familiar grounds to Urban, as the four-time GRAMMY® Award winner was the first artist to play the theater following its massive 2019 renovation.

The theater—including its 110-foot-by-43-foot LED wall—can barely contain Urban’s show, which is an energetic non-stop barrage of hits, including “Long Hot Summer,” “Wasted Time” and “You’ll Think Of Me.” The show is more akin to a rock ‘n’ roll experience than a country concert with Urban feverishly working his way through songs from his nearly 30-year career for almost two hours. Simply put, it’s Urban at his best, as he showcases his guitar skills, which many regard as the best in the country genre.

A true showman, Urban takes time to interact with his audiences, many of whom are known to bring homemade signs to his shows. While he has no trouble selling out arenas, Urban takes advantage of the intimate Colosseum setting and even performs multiple songs in the middle of the crowd on a makeshift stage.

“This show is about EVERY person—no matter where you are in the arena,” he tweeted after his first Vegas performance, which he described as “spiritually righteous” and “euphoric.”

Urban’s residency is a jackpot for Caesars Palace and music fans everywhere.

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