Review: Keith Urban headlines the Barclays Center, puts on awesome show Special

Posted Nov 20, 2016 by Markos Papadatos
Country superstar Keith Urban headlined the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on November 19, with Brett Eldredge and Maren Morris as his opening acts.
Keith Urban
Keith Urban
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An Aussie heartthrob, Urban opened his set with "Gone Tomorrow (Here Today)," and he picked up the pace with the upbeat and fun "Long Hot Summer." He took his fans on a trip down memory lane with "Where the Blacktop Ends," prior to returning to more of his contemporary songs with "Somewhere in My Car" and "You Gonna Fly."
The sultry "Blue Ain't Your Color" was a pleasant treat in his set, where he proved that his voice was smooth as silk.
After the up-tempo "Days Go By," he brought back Maren Morris to sing "We Were Us" with him, in lieu of Miranda Lambert. The same was true for Brett Eldredge, who would subsequently duet with Keith Urban on "Somebody Like You" later on in his set.
Equally mellifluous was "Cop Car," as well as the infectious "You Look Good In My Shirt," which was witty and fun. After "Little Bit of Everything," Urban sang one of the best vocals of the evening, which was "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16," prior to closing with a medley of covers and "Wasted Time."
Urban returned for an encore that included such smash hits as the love ballad "Making Memories of Us," as well as "Stupid Boy," which he performed acoustic by himself, and the spitfire "Raise 'Em Up."
The Verdict
Overall, Keith Urban put on a high-energy and entertaining show at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. It was great that he included both of his openers in his headlining set, by performing neat duets with them. He truly possessed the voice of an angel. His show garnered an A rating.