AUSTIN -- Storms that came through Austin caused country recording artist Keith Urban to cancel his show scheduled for Thursday at the Circuit of the Americas amphitheater.
The country-star posted a video to his YouTube channel after power was knocked out to the COTA facility.
“Hi everyone it is Keith, it is 10:41. Look, I’m fully dressed ready to play on the bus in Austin and they tell us that we have no lights, no production, nothing, cause of the storms. So, we can’t play tonight and I’m so, so, sorry everybody. Just really frustrated, we should have been on stage an hour and a half ago.”
Fans who came out to see Urban posted messages on social media. Most understood. Keith, in return, thanked fans who came out.
“To everybody that came tonight, I’m so sorry about this, I’m right there with you. And hopefully we’re going to get a chance to reschedule this because we were all ready to play, the whole bus, the whole band is sitting on the bus going, ‘let’s go,'” Urban said.
"Again we’ll keep you guys up to date with what’s happening, but we’re so sorry about tonight, and again, thank you everybody for your patience. And I’m sorry it didn’t turn out but we’ll figure it out.”
The musician ended the 58-second-video with a blessing and see you soon message.
“God bless you guys in Austin, we’ll see you soon, ok, I hope,” as he crossed his fingers, ending the video with a “goodbye.”
COTA issued a statement Friday:
"Officials with Circuit of The Americas™ and Live Nation are working to coordinate a reschedule performance date for last night’s Keith Urban concert, due to severe weather conditions experienced at the Austin360 Amphitheater.
More information will be released as soon as it’s available. Fans are encouraged to hold onto their tickets, but refunds are available at points of purchase."