Showcasing his musical range, Bublé delighted fans with an unforgettable experience at Allstate Arena — and it was exactly that: an experience. Opening with hit “Feeling Good,” the crowd immediately rose to their feet, with Bublé expressing his gratitude and explaining that the more energy they provided, the more energy he’d give. Introducing the stadium to his security guard and reading fan signs aloud, it was easy to be drawn into his charismatic attitude and forget the primary reason we were all in attendance – to hear him sing.
Dressed to the nines in a suit and tie, Bublé has been busy promoting his 11th album Higher around America, met by perhaps the most diverse crowd i’ve ever seen. Speaking to Chicago Sun Times, Buble expressed his concerns about being able to safely get back to touring and how it propelled his desire to entertain. “I wanted this show to be a celebration of joy and love. And I didn’t want to rest on my laurels. People have never seen me in this way in concert before… I want them to be part of something special for one night. It’s the biggest tour I’ve ever mounted, production-wise.”
While some may see the musician as a Christmas artist — with jokes about him ‘defrosting’ for the holiday season running rampid on the internet — the Canadian born singer is proving there is so much more to uncover. From pop hits “Haven’t Met You Yet” to a moody take on Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” there truly was something for everyone to enjoy. And, if you’re reading this still not convinced that you would get a kick out of a Michael Bublé show, I challenge you to see him live on an upcoming tour date for yourself.
Photography and review by Hayley Parker.