Crazy Love Tour

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Crazy Love Tour
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World tour by Michael Bublé
Associated album Crazy Love
Start date March 10, 2010 (2010-03-10)
End date May 6, 2012 (2012-05-06)
Legs 10
Shows 185
Box office US $127 million ($130.46 in 2014 dollars)[1]
Michael Bublé concert chronology
Irresponsible Tour
(2007–08)
Crazy Love Tour
(2010–12)
To Be Loved Tour
(2013-14)

Crazy Love Tour was the fourth concert tour by Canadian singer Michael Bublé. The tour supported his sixth studio album, Crazy Love. Visiting the Americas, Europe, Australia and Asia, the tour has played to over one million spectators in nearly 21 countries. The tour has received remarkable praise from both music critics and spectators of the show. In 2010, Pollstar announced the trek became the sixth highest grossing tour worldwide, earning over $100 million with 99 sold out shows.[2] Additionally was the fourth highest grossing tour in North America—bringing in over $60 million in revenue with 50 sold out shows.[3] The tour ranked 16th in Pollstar's "Top 50 Worldwide Tour (Mid-Year)", earning over 30 million dollars in 2011.[4] At the conclusion of 2011, the tour placed eleventh on Billboard's annual "Top 25 Tours", earning nearly $50 million with 57 shows in 2011.[5]

Background[edit]

The tour was officially announced in November 2009. Describing the tour, Bublé stated, "The show will be bombastic, cinematic and at the same time a very intimate experience. I can't wait to get back out on the road and of course—to see my fans. I've missed them."[6] During an interview with The Scotsman, Bublé commented on how the show wasn't a typical Las Vegas revue. The singer did not want to rely on creating a "spectacle" to create an enjoyable performance. Bublé felt that vocals were important and every thing else was a bonus.[7] The tour marks Bublé second endeavor playing arenas in North America and Europe. Bublé wanted to create an intimate theater-styled show in the arena setting—making the show warm and inviting. Productions rehearsals were held at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida from February 26, 2010 to March 7, 2010. The tour commenced on March 10, 2010 at the Amway Arena in Orlando, Florida to a sold-out crowd. The trek continued into Europe, Australia and Asia, giving nearly 150 performances to over one million spectators.

Staging[edit]

Although Bublé is regarded as a contemporary jazz artist, the staging for his recent tour resembled the staging of many rock musicians. Wanting to move away from the typical Vegas cabaret setting, the stage was designed by Mark Fisher, known for his work with Tina Turner, Pink Floyd and U2. At 75' x 32', the stage allows ample space for a 13-piece band and an eight piece orchestra. It also includes a B-stage where the singer performs "Home". The stage features six cylindrical light towers made with VersaTube lighting and video effects. There is also a video screen in between each columns that displays video footage of the city in which Bublé is performing. Both the video screens and columns alternate configuration throughout the show.[9]

Opening act[edit]

Setlist[edit]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America[15][16]
March 10, 2010 Orlando United States Amway Arena
March 12, 2010 Sunrise BankAtlantic Center
March 13, 2010 Tampa St. Pete Times Forum
March 14, 2010 Duluth Arena at Gwinnett Center
March 16, 2010 Philadelphia Wachovia Center
March 17, 2010 Pittsburgh Petersen Events Center
March 19, 2010 Worcester DCU Center
March 20, 2010 New York City Madison Square Garden
March 23, 2010 Cleveland Wolstein Center
March 24, 2010 Cincinnati U.S. Bank Arena
March 25, 2010 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills
March 27, 2010 Rosemont Allstate Arena
March 28, 2010 Saint Paul Xcel Energy Center
March 30, 2010 Denver Pepsi Center
March 31, 2010 West Valley City E Center
April 2, 2010 Portland Rose Garden
April 3, 2010 Seattle KeyArena
April 6, 2010 Oakland Oracle Arena
April 8, 2010 Phoenix US Airways Center
April 9, 2010 Los Angeles Staples Center
Europe[15][16]
May 6, 2010 Sheffield England Sheffield Arena
May 8, 2010 Glasgow Scotland Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre
May 9, 2010 Manchester England Manchester Evening News Arena
May 11, 2010 Liverpool Echo Arena Liverpool
May 12, 2010 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
May 14, 2010 Birmingham LG Arena
May 15, 2010 London The O2 Arena
May 16, 2010
May 22, 2010 Verona Italy Verona Arena
May 23, 2010 Milan Mediolanum Forum
May 25, 2010 Munich Germany Olympiahalle
May 26, 2010 Zurich Switzerland Hallenstadion
May 28, 2010 Berlin Germany O2 World Berlin
May 30, 2010 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis
May 31, 2010 Oberhausen Germany König Pilsener Arena
June 1, 2010 Hamburg O2 World Hamburg
June 3, 2010 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
North America[15][16][17][18]
June 22, 2010 Tulsa United States BOK Center
June 23, 2010 Wichita Intrust Bank Arena
June 25, 2010 St. Louis Scottrade Center
June 26, 2010 Kansas City Sprint Center
June 27, 2010 Omaha Qwest Center Omaha
June 29, 2010 Indianapolis Conseco Fieldhouse
June 30, 2010 Columbus Nationwide Arena
July 2, 2010 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena
July 3, 2010
July 4, 2010
July 6, 2010 Richmond Richmond Coliseum
July 7, 2010 Norfolk Ted Constant Convocation Center
July 9, 2010 Raleigh RBC Center
July 10, 2010 Charlotte Time Warner Cable Arena
July 11, 2010 Jacksonville Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
July 13, 2010 Pensacola Pensacola Civic Center
July 14, 2010 New Orleans New Orleans Arena
July 16, 2010 Houston Toyota Center
July 17, 2010 San Antonio AT&T Center
July 18, 2010 Dallas American Airlines Center
August 5, 2010 Montreal Canada Bell Centre
August 6, 2010
August 7, 2010 Ottawa Scotiabank Place
August 9, 2010 London John Labatt Centre
August 10, 2010 Toronto Air Canada Centre
August 11, 2010
August 13, 2010 Winnipeg MTS Centre
August 14, 2010 Saskatoon Credit Union Centre
August 17, 2010 Calgary Pengrowth Saddledome
August 18, 2010
August 20, 2010 Vancouver Rogers Arena
August 21, 2010
August 24, 2010 Sacramento United States ARCO Arena
August 27, 2010 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena
August 28, 2010 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena
Europe[15][16][17][19][20]
September 24, 2010 Dublin Ireland Aviva Stadium
September 25, 2010
September 27, 2010 Sheffield England Motorpoint Arena Sheffield
September 28, 2010 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
September 30, 2010 Nottingham Trent FM Arena
October 2, 2010 London Wembley Arena
October 3, 2010
October 4, 2010
October 6, 2010 Manchester Manchester Evening News Arena
October 7, 2010
October 9, 2010 Birmingham National Indoor Arena
October 10, 2010
October 12, 2010 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis
October 13, 2010 Hanover Germany TUI Arena
October 14, 2010 Cologne Lanxess Arena
October 16, 2010 Frankfurt Festhalle Frankfurt
October 17, 2010 Stuttgart Porsche Arena
October 27, 2010 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
October 28, 2010 Arnhem Netherlands GelreDome
October 29, 2010 Toulouse France Zénith de Toulouse
October 30, 2010 Barcelona Spain Palau Sant Jordi
October 31, 2010 Madrid Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad
November 2, 2010 Lisbon Portugal Pavilhão Atlântico
November 3, 2010
North America[15][16][17][19][21]
November 23, 2010 Hershey United States Giant Center
November 24, 2010 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center
November 26, 2010 Newark Prudential Center
November 27, 2010 Boston TD Garden
November 28, 2010 New York City Madison Square Garden
November 30, 2010 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center
December 1, 2010 Buffalo HSBC Arena
December 3, 2010 Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena
December 4, 2010 Rosemont Allstate Arena
December 5, 2010 Nashville Bridgestone Arena
December 7, 2010 North Little Rock Verizon Arena
December 8, 2010 Oklahoma City Oklahoma City Arena
December 11, 2010 Anaheim Honda Center
December 13, 2010 Los Angeles Staples Center
Oceania[20][22][23][24]
February 11, 2011 Brisbane Australia Brisbane Entertainment Centre
February 12, 2011
February 14, 2011 Sydney Acer Arena
February 15, 2011
February 17, 2011
February 19, 2011 Sydney Entertainment Centre
February 22, 2011 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
February 23, 2011
February 25, 2011
February 26, 2011
February 28, 2011 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre
March 1, 2011
March 4, 2011 Guildford Sandalford Wines Estate
March 5, 2011
March 6, 2011 Margaret River Sandalford Margaret River
Asia[15][16][25][26][27]
March 9, 2011 Kallang Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium
March 11, 2011 Wan Chai Hong Kong Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
March 13, 2011 Shah Alam Malaysia Stadium Malawati
North America[15][16][22][28][29][30][31]
June 1, 2011 Austin United States Frank Erwin Center
June 3, 2011 Memphis FedExForum
June 4, 2011 Louisville KFC Yum! Center
June 5, 2011 Milwaukee Bradley Center
June 7, 2011 Toledo Huntington Center
June 8, 2011 Wilkes-Barre Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
June 10, 2011 Pittsburgh Consol Energy Center
June 11, 2011 Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
June 12, 2011 Providence Dunkin' Donuts Center
June 14, 2011 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena
June 16, 2011
June 17, 2011 Manchester Verizon Wireless Arena
June 18, 2011 Albany Times Union Center
June 21, 2011 Springfield JQH Arena
June 23, 2011 Des Moines Wells Fargo Arena
June 24, 2011 Moline i wireless Center
June 25, 2011 Duluth AMSOIL Arena
August 5, 2011 Kelowna Canada Prospera Place
August 6, 2011 Victoria Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
August 8, 2011 Edmonton Rexall Place
August 10, 2011 Spokane United States Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena
August 11, 2011 Boise Taco Bell Arena
August 13, 2011 San Jose HP Pavilion at San Jose
August 14, 2011 Fresno Save Mart Center at Fresno State
August 16, 2011 El Paso Don Haskins Center
August 18, 2011 Monterrey Mexico Monterrey Arena
August 20, 2011 Mexico City National Auditorium
August 21, 2011
March 9, 2012
March 10, 2012
March 11, 2012
South America[32]
March 17, 2012 Santiago Chile Movistar Arena
March 18, 2012
March 22, 2012 Córdoba Argentina Orfeo Superdomo
March 24, 2012 Buenos Aires Luna Park
March 25, 2012
March 26, 2012
March 31, 2012 Rio de Janeiro Brazil HSBC Arena
April 1, 2012 São Paulo Via Funchal
Europe[33]
April 15, 2012 Herning Denmark Jyske Bank Boxen
April 17, 2012 Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum
April 18, 2012 Stockholm Sweden Ericsson Globe
April 20, 2012 Helsinki Finland Hartwall Areena
April 21, 2012 Tallinn Estonia Saku Suurhall Arena
April 23, 2012 Gdańsk Poland Ergo Arena
April 25, 2012 Cologne Germany Lanxess Arena
April 26, 2012 Rotterdam Netherlands Ahoy Rotterdam
April 27, 2012
Africa
May 1, 2012 Cape Town South Africa Grand Arena
May 2, 2012
May 3, 2012
May 5, 2012 North West Sun City Super Bowl
May 6, 2012
Cancellations and rescheduled shows
May 18, 2010 Paris, France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy Rescheduled for October 27, 2010
May 19, 2010 Arnhem, Netherlands GelreDome Rescheduled for October 28, 2010
October 18, 2010 Salzburg, Austria Salzburgarena Cancelled
October 21, 2010 Turin, Italy PalaTorino Cancelled
October 22, 2010 Florence, Italy Nelson Mandela Forum Cancelled
October 23, 2010 Rome, Italy PalaLottomatica Cancelled
June 15, 2011 Uncasville, Connecticut Mohegan Sun Arena Rescheduled to June 16, 2011

Box office score data[edit]

Venue City Tickets Sold / Available Gross Revenue
Amway Arena Orlando 10,972 / 10,972 (100%) $877,323[34]
BankAtlantic Center Sunrise 12,808 / 12,808 (100%) $1,045,323[34]
St. Pete Times Forum Tampa 13,433 / 13,433 (100%) $1,075,956[34]
Arena at Gwinnett Center Duluth 9,765 / 9,765 (100%) $810,215[34]
Wachovia Center Philadelphia 14,052 / 14,052 (100%) $1,144,431[35]
Petersen Events Center Pittsburgh 8,950 / 8,950 (100%) $682,408[36]
DCU Center Worcester 10,063 / 10,063 (100%) $831,579[36]
Madison Square Garden New York City 26,261 / 26,261 (100%) $2,918,529[36][37]
Wolstein Center Cleveland 9,812 / 9,812 (100%) $797,000[35]
U.S. Bank Arena Cincinnati 10,539 / 10,539 (100%) $802,326[35]
Allstate Arena Rosemont 12,797 / 12,797 (100%) $1,112,352[35]
Xcel Energy Center Saint Paul 13,371 / 13,371 (100%) $1,059,000[35]
Pepsi Center Denver 9,188 / 9,188 (100%) $728,155[38]
Rose Garden Portland 9,793 / 9,793 (100%) $666,890[38]
KeyArena Seattle 11,170 / 11,170 (100%) $884,580[38]
Oracle Arena Oakland 12,031 / 12,031 (100%) $989,006[39]
US Airways Center Phoenix 12,561 / 12,561 (100%) $992,442[39]
Staples Center Los Angeles 25,298 / 25,298 (100%) $2,217,505[39][40]
Sheffield Arena Sheffield 11,424 / 11,630 (98%) $898,426[41]
Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre Glasgow 8,871 / 8,871 (100%) $678,980[41]
Manchester Evening News Arena Manchester 42,814 / 43,208 (99%) $3,433,340[41][42]
Echo Arena Liverpool Liverpool 9,662 / 9,823 (98%) $757,432[41]
Metro Radio Arena Newcastle 19,119 / 19,334 (99%) $1,545,125[41][43]
LG Arena Birmingham 12,538 / 12,919 (97%) $961,260[41]
The O2 Arena London 31,633 31,796 (99%) $2,586,220[44]
Sportpaleis Antwerp 23,601 / 24,498 (96%) $1,828,323[45][46]
O2 World Hamburg Hamburg 6,794 / 9,606 (71%) $544,209[47]
Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy Paris 15,740 / 20,154 (78%) $1,406,534[48][49]
BOK Center Tulsa 11,121 / 11,121 (100%) $837,642[41]
Intrust Bank Arena Wichita 7,688 / 7,688 (100%) $577,866[50]
Scottrade Center St. Louis 11,828 / 11,828 (100%) $935,711[41]
Sprint Center Kansas City 12,905 / 12,905 (100%) $1,010,560[41]
Qwest Center Arena Omaha 9,133 / 9,133 (100%) $731,474[41]
Conseco Fieldhouse Indianapolis 10,636 / 10,636 (100%) $851,813[50]
Nationwide Arena Columbus 11,392 / 11,392 (100%) $805,623[50]
Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville 16,015 / 16,032 (~100%) $1,544,545[48]
Richmond Coliseum Richmond 8,054 / 8,054 (100%) $625,603[51]
RBC Center Raleigh 10,264 / 10,264 (100%) $795,716[51]
Time Warner Cable Arena Charlotte 10,163 / 10,163 (100%) $771,887[51]
Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena Jacksonville 10,720 / 10,720 (100%) $822,993[51]
Pensacola Civic Center Pensacola 6,365 / 6,800 (94%) $468,048[48]
New Orleans Arena New Orleans 10,919 / 10,919 (100%) $839,780[48]
Toyota Center Houston 12,076 / 12,076 (100%) $961,872[48]
AT&T Center San Antonio 13,561 / 13,561 (100%) $1,016,848[48]
American Airlines Center Dallas 13,482 / 13,482 (100%) $1,069,520[48]
Bell Centre Montreal 24,022 / 24,022 (100%) $2,443,250[52]
John Labatt Centre London 8,477 / 8,549 (99%) $835,524[52]
ARCO Arena Sacramento 8,743 / 8,743 (100%) $667,122[53]
San Diego Sports Arena San Diego 10,550 / 10,550 (100%) $827,714[53]
MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas 13,300 / 13,300 (100%) $1,052,585[53]
Aviva Stadium Dublin 95,895 / 100,000 (96%) $9,971,100[43]
Motorpoint Arena Sheffield 11,334 / 11,502 (98%) $932,280[43]
Trent FM Arena Nottingham Nottingham 7,687 / 7,951 (97%) $642,829[43]
Wembley Arena London 32,124 / 33,036 (97%) $2,944,310[43]
National Indoor Arena Birmingham 24,334 / 26,370 (92%) $2,005,200[43]
TUI Arena Hannover 4,207 / 10,701 (39%) $391,952[43]
Lanxess Arena Cologne 7,672 / 11,816 (65%) $607,346[43]
Festhalle Frankfurt Frankfurt 7,066 / 7,683 (92%0 $634,773[43]
Porsche Arena Stuttgart 4,942 / 5,678 (87%) $461,742[43]
GelreDome Arnhem 24,313 / 24,818 (98%) $1,944,750[43]
Palau Sant Jordi Barcelona 10,882 / 18,147 (60%) $676,437[43]
Palacio de Deportes Madrid 10,195 / 11,064 (92%) $634,489[43]
Pavilhão Atlântico Lisbon 24,075 / 25,728 (93%) $1,761,540[43]
Giant Center Hershey 7,581 / 8,000 (95%) $580,138[37]
Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia 10,209 / 11,800 (86%) $834,876[37]
Prudential Center Newark 12,076 / 12,076 (100%) $1,030,196[37]
TD Garden Boston 12,227 / 12,227 (100%) $1,037,383[37]
Verizon Center Washington, D.C. 10,793 / 11,600 (93%) $917,735[54]
HSBC Arena Buffalo 11,308 / 11,308 (100%) $879,915[54]
Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids 10,460 / 10,460 (100%) $790,473[54]
Bridgestone Arena Nashville 10,182 / 10,182 (100%) $787,624[54]
Verizon Arena North Little Rock 6,216 / 6,750 (92%) $371,186[40]
Oklahoma City Arena Oklahoma City 8,004 / 8,004 (100%) $643,340[40]
Honda Center Anaheim 11,666 / 11,666 (100%) $1,030,156[40]
Brisbane Entertainment Centre Brisbane 19,668 / 19,668 (100%) $2,257,180[55]
Acer Arena Sydney 39,385 / 39,385 (100%) $4,674,100[56]
Sydney Entertainment Centre 9,849 / 9,849 (100%) $1,167,740[55]
Rod Laver Arena Melbourne 44,171 / 45,468 (97%) $4,880,720[57]
Adelaide Entertainment Centre Adelaide 14,750 / 14,750 (100%) $1,795,800[55]
Sandalford Wines Estate Swan 20,300 / 20,300 (100%) $3,724,440[55]
Sandalford Margaret River Margaret River 10,069 / 10,069 (100%) $1,835,580[55]
Singapore Indoor Stadium Kallang 8,376 / 8,376 (100%) $1,252,040[55]
HKCEC Hall 5BC Wan Chai 6,613 / 6,613 (100%) $981,666[55]
Frank Erwin Center Austin 8,371 / 9,000 (93%) $643,613[58]
FedExForum Memphis 6,228 / 6,500 (96%) $428,398[58]
KFC Yum! Center Louisville 7,494 / 8,600 (87%) $550,479[58]
Bradley Center Milwaukee 7,764 / 8,750 (89%) $583,258[58]
Huntington Center Toledo 7,293 / 7,293 (100%) $523,089[55]
Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza Wilkes-Barre 6,531 / 7,000 (93%) $469,961[55]
Consol Energy Center Pittsburgh 8,831 / 9,200 (96%) $687,895[55]
Boardwalk Hall Atlantic City 10,950 / 10,950 (100%) $844,807[55]
Dunkin' Donuts Center Providence 7,359 / 8,000 (91%) $569,383[55]
Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville 6,028 / 8,090 (74%) $591,535[59]
Verizon Wireless Arena Manchester 7,278 / 7,800 (93%) $578,120[60]
Times Union Center Albany 7,904 / 7,904 (100%) $602,293[60]
JQH Arena Springfield 7,551 / 7,551 (100%) $539,374[61]
Wells Fargo Arena Des Moines 7,342 / 7,600 (97%) $515,506[61]
i wireless Center Moline 6,788 / 7,200 (94%) $470,819[61]
AMSOIL Arena Duluth 5,368 / 5,368 (100%) $414,132[61]
Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena Spokane 6,161 / 7,000 (88%) $412,369[62]
HP Pavilion at San Jose San Jose 8,484 / 9,000 (94%) $680,573[62]
Save Mart Center Fresno 6,231 / 7,000 (89%) $434,805[62]
Don Haskins Center El Paso 7,184 / 7,184 (100%) $536,474[63]
Rexall Place Edmonton 9,400 / 11,600 (81%) $802,563[64]
Auditorio Nacional Mexico City 46,342 / 47,102 (98%) $3,315,196[65][66]
HSBC Arena Rio de Janeiro 9,892 / 9,892 (100%) $951,660[67]
Via Funchal São Paulo 4,978 / 4,978 (100%) $1,008,190[67]
TOTAL 1,432,855 / 1,490,248 (96%) $127,004,093

Critical reception[edit]

Overall, Bublé received positive reviews from music critics in the United States, Canada and Australia. Scott Mervis (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) was not impressed by Bublé's vocal prowess but felt he charmed the audience at the Peterson Events Center. He continues, "Nonetheless, he was greeted with open arms because he does offer a respite from modern-day rock and R&B. His adoring, mostly female fans got to enjoy timeless classics, rarely heard in arenas, from a charming, handsome man with sincere enthusiasm for the music. That counts for something."[68] Jeff Hahne (Creative Loafing) called the performance at the Time Warner Cable Arena entertaining stating, "His talent for singing is matched with his abilities as an overall entertainer — silly anecdotes, jokes about his band and an unabashed honesty and humility are what make his shows so fun to watch. He addressed the crowd after the second song and asked how many men there had been dragged by their wives […] He then told the crowd he was looking to have a party — they can dance if they’d like or stand up and scream, but if someone behind you says to sit down because they’re trying to see the Michael Bublé concert, turn around and tell them to go f… themselves."[11]

James Reaney (London Free Press) called the Canadian crooner's concert at the John Labatt Centre a mixture of warmth and insanity declaring, "[Bublé] can play it beautifully straight. The man who followed Monday's sweet and soulful version of Van Morrison's 'Crazy Love' with a reverential take on Hoagy Carmichael's 'Georgia on My Mind', complete with a thrilling high-note solo from his band's trumpeter, and then pulled off Stevie Wonder's 'For Once in My Life' the way Nelson Riddle might have arranged it for Frank Sinatra is not simply a showbiz kidder."[69] Jason MacNeil (Jam!) gave the singer's performance at the Air Canada Centre three and a half out of five stars commenting, "But Buble's first real highlight might have been following the schmaltzy 'I've Got The World On A String' when he poured himself into the tender and heartfelt 'Best Of Me', almost appearing to get choked up at some points in the song. The song led nicely into a strong cover of Van Morrison's 'Crazy Love'."[70]

John Terauds (Toronto Star) called the same show a "work of art". He further notates, "The crooner loves to chat, and provided witty — sometimes overly personal — introductions for his accomplished band members, including a spectacular jazz wind octet. He made fun of his geeky musical predilections. He enjoyed a moment of homage to Michael Jackson."[71] Darryl Sterdan (Winnipeg Sun) called Bublé's concert at the MTS Centre entertainment with a capitol "E", giving the performance four out of five stars, he writes, "[Bublé] may be no Sinatra — and in his defence, he claims he's never wanted to be — but he openly pays his respects to the singers and writers who blazed the trail he follows."[12]

Jim Carnes (The Sacramento Bee) was pleased by Bublé's performance at the ARCO Arena calling the concert fun and warm. He remarks, "Backed by a fine 13-piece big band, Bublé created a surprisingly intimate club feel. Video screens gave closeups of individual musicians as well as the star. It was surprising, when he had the house lights brought up, to see just how many people were there."[72] Kate Lucas (The Orange County Register) saw Bublé's performance at the Honda Center as a "knockout" calling the singer talented and charismatic. She further affirms, "From his powerful opening with 'Cry Me a River' to a playful take on 'Twist and Shout' as giant beach balls bounced around the crowd, Bublé let down the emotional floodgates, entwining tales of difficult breakups with jubilation over his coming nuptials (he weds Argentine actress and model Luisana Lopilato on April 6) and leading us onto the roller-coaster of his life lately. It makes sense that the show begins so dramatically, with the silhouette of a conductor and orchestra (reminiscent of the beginning of Disney’s Fantasia) and an intense horn intro yielding to eruptive screams as Bublé appears and pyrotechnics scatter stars from above the stage." [14]

Nathanael Cooper (The Courier-Mail) commended Bublé's performance at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre concluding, "As charming as he is a phenomenal singer, [Bublé] peppered his show with amusing chats about everything from his wife to the wives who had dragged their husbands to the show. Clearly, an artist who is well in touch with what his fans want, he ensured the show delivered exactly what they wanted."[73] Paul Cashmere (Undercover FM) gave the singer four and a half out of five stars for his show at the Rod Laver Arena. He writes, "[Bublé] was entertaining, he was funny and he was one hell of a performer. Early into the show, he invited a lady to come forward and get her sign signed. 'Look what I wrote,' he said when she returned to her seat. 'It says ‘I’m your slut'. That pretty much set the tone of the night. It was a good time to be had by all."[13]

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