Michael Bublé is back and better than ever, performing to a sold-out crowd at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL, on March 17 during his latest tour, "An Evening with Michael Bublé." Here are five reasons to catch Michael Bublé in concert!
1. That voice
Musically speaking, Bublé brought new songs from his latest long player Love and the prior Nobody But Me. The contemporary “Haven’t Met You Yet” showcased his vocals that proved effortless throughout the nearly two-hour show. The crowd showed its appreciation when many cellphone lights adorned his armed forces-anthem “Home.” There's a reason he's sold over 75 million records worldwide and earned a mantle full of Grammy Awards.
2. Bublé makes it personal
At face value, being St. Patrick’s Day and the fact that it was his kids’ first time ever seeing their "poppy" were the main causes for celebration when Michael Bublé sold out the Allstate Arena. But considering one of his children is now in remission from a rare form of liver cancer that caused the crooner to press pause from the road for a half-dozen years, the occasion took on additional life-affirming significance. He was genuinely moved when he mentioned that his family were seeing him perform for the first time, but added levity as he joked that his youngest-- three-year-old Elias--would not retain the memory.
3. His ability to re-purpose other's hits
The majority of his show offers many toe-tapping interpretations of the standards. His grand entrance that found the singer descending from a staircase flanked by a massive orchestra to a golden era "Feeling Good." Later in the evening, throughout a b-stage set featuring “Just a Gigolo” and “Ain't Got Nobody,” Bublé could’ve easily commanded the Las Vegas showrooms of a similar era, though always brought just the right touch from today to garner a cross-generational audience. None of that was more apparent than during a “James Bond”-styled rendition of “Cry Me A River” that found this thankful and humble singer welcomed back with an unprecedented reception.
4. Discover his sense of humor
Stand-up comedy between tunes lightened some of the deeper romantic sentiments, which included such sparkling gems as “I Only Have Eyes For You” and “When I Fall In Love.” The lovely “Lazy River” was also a standout, earning a double dedication to his beloved grandfather and the late legend Bobby Darin.
5. To prep for his upcoming TV special
For those looking to relive memories or prior shows, or catch up on what was missed, NBC will air the special simply titled “bublé!" on March 20 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. He returns to the Allstate Arena for an encore performance on Saturday, July 20, and continues to tour into summer (Tickets).