Before the birth of Rock n' Roll in the fifties, Jazz, Big Band and Swing ruled the airwaves. For 15 years, Canadian artist Michael Bublé has brought what was once America's most cherished and beloved music to audiences worldwide. For those who never got to see legends like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Louis Prima, this is the closest you'll get. Bublé hit the Staples Center on July 9 as part of "An Evening With Michael Bublé" tour. Since Bublé's musical career started in the mid-'90s, he has become one of the greatest voices of today. Bublé has released three consecutive number one albums, is a four-time Grammy winner, an AMA winner and a fourteen-time Juno Award winner.
For being an arena show, Bublé made it feel very intimate especially for the portion of the show where he and several band members play at the end of the catwalk. He sang right to the fans and greeted them. Bublé made a grand entrance at the top of a staircase located in the middle of the stage. The stage was set up with the band divided into two halves with a large circular screen that moved up and down during different parts of the show. This screen complemented the performance rather than distract the audience. Bublé played a 23-song set consisting of originals and covers by artists like Dean Martin, Louis Prima and Chuck Berry. Bublé tricked the crowd earlier in the show after mentioning that he saw Hugh Jackman was playing the Hollywood Bowl and convinced the audience to believe that Jackman was going to make a surprise appearance on stage (he didn't). Bublé also traded off vocals on Alicia Keys' “Girl On Fire” and “Theme from New York, New York.” Bublé’s trumpet player was featured on Russ Morgan’s “You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You.”
When it comes to class and elegance, Bublé is the definition. He is also quite a comedian as well! Bublé bridges the gap between generations which can be seen by his diverse fans—from young to old generations. Bublé knows how to captivate his audience and is not just an artist but an entertainer.
The North American part of Bublé’s tour ends Aug. 3 in Ottawa, Canada. Bublé has dates around the world through Feb. 2020.