The show took place at the Gorge in Washington, via Rolling Stone. “We lost a worldwide sweetheart last week, Olivia Newton-John,” said Natalie Maines to the crowd before moving into a stunning rendition of the song. She continued, “I thought I was Olivia Newton-John from like [ages] 4 to 12, and then I only wished I was Olivia Newton-John. So we worked up today at soundcheck a little Olivia Newton-John song.”
Olivia Newton-John passed away on Monday (August 8) at the age of 73. The actress and singer's husband confirmed the news in a statement on her Facebook page, where he shared that she died peacefully at her Southern California ranch surrounded by her family and friends. Newton-John battled breast cancer for more than three decades.
John Travolta paid tribute to his Grease co-star with a heartfelt message on Instagram. “My dearest Olivia, you made all of our lives so much better. Your impact was incredible," he wrote. "I love you so much. We will see you down the road and we will all be together again. Yours from the moment I saw you and forever!”
Watch a video of the performance below: