The four-time Grammy winner Michael Bublé will return to live touring in 2019 with the “Don’t Believe the Rumors” U.S. tour. On 08th of November, the musician has announced that the series of live gigs will kick off on the 13th of February 2019 in Tampa, Florida and will finish on 06th of April with a show in Tacoma, Washington. The tour includes stops in locations like Dallas, Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia and New York.
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“Don’t Believe the Rumors” is Bublé’s first tour since 2016, when he retired from the music scene to privately take care of his family of his 5-year-old son Noah, who was diagnosed with cancer. Fortunately, the cancer is currently in remission.
Tickets for the tour have been released for general sale on 19th of November and for every full-priced ticket, you will receive a copy of Bublé’s latest album, called “Love” (represented graphically by the emoticon for heart), either as a digital copy, either in the “standard” format of CDs.
The musician’s new album – the 10th studio one – has been released on the 16th of November and the same day Bublé received a Star on the “Hollywood Walk of Fame”. Two songs have already been released from this album – “Love You Anymore” – co-produced by David Foster and co-written by Charlie Puth, who provides also the backing vocals for the song and “When I Fall in Love”, a song that mixes with craftsmanship the strings with the singer’s amazing voice.
“Love” is an album that brings back to fans “the old” Michael Bublé style: smooth, rich voice accompanied by a symphony of instruments that can set the mood for both slow and upbeat songs. Although it’s an album mainly with covers of famous songs, Bublé succeeds also this time to differentiate himself from the fellow musicians that performed these songs before him. The flexibility of his voice is completely harmonized with the pop style of these reinterpreted songs. “My Funny Valentine” is the proof that Bublé did not intend, in this album, to sing the songs the way they were done before, but to grant them a new, modern flavor even if that approach could be called a bit drastic by some of the original version’s fans.
The ballad “Forever Now” is a new song, written by Michael and since he wrote it, he put all his sincerity in it, which is something worth admiring. All throughout the album, the musician maintains an alternation between slower and faster tracks and that is quite catchy for the fans. With a highly energetic band supporting his voice, the musician turns “Such a Night”, written by Lincoln Chase, into a delightful rock/R&B vintage beat track. The album features also two duets: one with Cécile McLorin Salvant and the other one with Loren Allred. The jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin’s voice creates magical chemistry with the high-level voice of Michael Bublé, chemistry that perfectly transmits the emotion of the everlasting “La Vie en Rose” hit. In Kris Kristofferson’s “Help Me Make It Through the Night”, Loren Allred from “The Greatest Showman” grants the duet the artistic contrast it needs to become an unforgettable cover. For Irving Gordon’s “Unforgettable”, Bublé doesn’t need to do anything out of the ordinary, as the strings, his voice and the musical line of the original song are all it takes to maintain this as an incredibly beautiful song.
Bottom line: either if he’s completely reinventing, going out of the box or keeping the original influences of the songs he sings, Michael Bublé delivers rich voice-emotional-smooth vocals album, whose most important feature is the consistency to his style and musical path.
Michael Bublé was born on the 09th of September 1975 in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. Since his father was gone for most of the time at sea, his mother and his grandfather were his main caretakers. His grandfather, Demetrio Santanga, had an impressive collection of vinyl records and that represented the starting point for young Michael’s passion for music and soul and jazz music in particular. Listening to incredible talents like Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Tony Bennett determined Michael enter a local talent contest. Only participants who were 18 were allowed to take part in the contest, so when the organizer, Bev Delich, discovered that Michael was actually 17, she was forced to disqualify him. However, since Michael’s voice was really impressive, she suggested to him to enter the “British Columbia Youth Talent Search” contest. He did, he won the contest and so he received the chance to record his first independent CD, with the help of Delich. His grandfather continued to support Michael in his musical path by offering free plumbing service to anyone who would allow Michael to sing at events, so his grandson became a regular performer at the local venues.
His big break came when he met David Foster, a famous music executive, and producer. This happened in 2000 when Prime Minister Brian Mulrone invited Michael to sing at his daughter’s wedding after he had listened to his independent album. So, with the help of Foster, Bublé released in 2003 his first major album. It reached No. 1 in Australia, Top 10 in the UK and received platinum certification in several countries. By the end of that year, Michael completed a tour and released a Christmas album called “Let It, Snow”. In 2004, he won “Best New Talent” at “Juno Awards” and released the album “It’s Time”, which sold in millions of copies all over the world and stayed in Billboard Jazz charts for two years. The “Call Me Irresponsible” album, released in 2007, debuted at No. 3 in the Canadian charts and got Michael one more award – the Grammy for “Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album”.
Bublé began to explore new grounds: the album “Crazy Love”, released in 2009, featured duets with Ron Sexsmith and Sharon Jones, the 2010 holiday album “Christmas” featured duets with the Mexican singer Thalia and with Shania Twain, while the 2013 “To Be Loved” pop songs album featured a duet with the actress Reese Witherspoon.
As for personal life, Bublé is married since March 2011 to Argentine actress Luisana Lopilato. They have two sons – Noah, born in 2013 and Elias, born in 2016 and a daughter, Amber Betty, born in July this year.
Michael Bublé enjoys increasing popularity among the fans and the appraisal of the musical industry’s fellowmen. The millions of albums sold so far and the awards won confirm that his beautiful voice, his state-of-the-art performing and his appeal for classic songs represent the ingredients of a successful recipe.
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