TEG DAINTY is thrilled to announce that multi-award-winning, multi-Platinum-selling global superstar Michael Bublé will make a welcome return to Australian stages in November and December 2022.
During this 6-city national tour, the sensational Canadian entertainer will perform selections from his hotly anticipated 11th studio album, Higher – out today, and a selection of his original smash hits alongside his trademark innovative takes on the great classics.
Michael Bublé’s 6-city tour kicks off in Newcastle on Wednesday 30 November, before touring Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane.
“I have been touring Australia for 20 years now, and the fact that you all keep turning up to my shows makes me feel like the luckiest man alive,” Michael Bublé says. “I absolutely adore performing live, being on stage is complete and utter enjoyment for me. It’s a great pleasure and honour for me to be able to show up and be made feel so welcome.”
Paul Dainty, President, and CEO of TEG DAINTY, said, “Australian fans fortunate enough to have seen Michael Bublé during previous tours already know he’s the greatest performer. Observing every member of Michael’s sold-out arena audiences hanging on his every word certainly is a joy to behold, he creates memorable moments for us all to cherish.”
The last time Michael Bublé graced our shores was in 2020 – for the Australian leg of his hugely successful, sold-out ‘An Evening With Michael Bublé’ tour. He jumped at the chance to throw his support behind Australia’s bushfire appeal with a live cross, from one of his Melbourne shows to the Fire Fight Australia bushfire benefit concert in Sydney.
Australia has embraced this universally loved Canadian artist from the get-go, with his 2003 self-titled debut album topping the ARIA Albums Chart. Bublé has since gone on to celebrate four more chart-topping albums in this country – 2013’s ‘To Be Loved’, 2011’s iconic ‘Christmas’, 2009’s ‘Crazy Love’ and 2007’s ‘Call Me Irresponsible’ – as well as three records that peaked at #2. Throughout his extraordinary career, Bublé has sold over 75 million albums.
In January 2022, Bublé gifted us an original song he penned, ‘I’ll Never Not Love You’, ushering in a new era with this lead single from his first new album release in three years, ‘Higher’. And thanks to this song’s accompanying music video – a collage of Bublé and his real-life wife and muse, Luisana Lopilato, lovingly recreating some of the most romantic scenes in cinematic history (including ‘Titanic’, ‘The Notebook’ and ‘Love Actually’) – the world has fallen in love with them all over again! At the end of this film clip, Luisana appears, obviously pregnant. Michael later confirmed during a radio interview that the pair are expecting a fourth child to add to their existing brood of three: sons Noah and Elias plus daughter Vida.
Then just in time for Valentine’s Day this year, Bublé released a heartfelt version of Sir Paul McCartney’s ‘My Valentine’ (also produced by McCartney) – a second glorious taste from his eagerly anticipated upcoming 11th studio album.
Of creating ‘Higher’, Bublé said: “I surrounded myself with people who have so much more talent than I do, which rubbed off. When you assemble 40 of the most amazing musicians on the planet – none of whom have been able to jam or even play in the same room with other musos for 15 months or so – it’s gonna be joyous vibes all ‘round. And, yes, there was a lot of dancing around laughing and crying in my underwear in my home studio when one of these songs hit the sweet spot and sounded exactly like I was hearing it in my head. I can honestly say I have never felt more excited after completing an album.”
‘Higher’ also contains more self-penned original Bublé songs plus reinvigorated standards, including a duet with Willie Nelson (‘Crazy’), Bob Dylan’s ‘Make You Feel My Love’ and the Sam Cooke classic ‘Bring It On Home To Me’.
In performance, Bublé is charismatic beyond belief and his between-song banter, often categorised by open-hearted goofiness, never disappoints. You’ll leave ‘Feeling Good’, and that’s a promise. Audiences can expect an evening they’ll never forget. Be sure to secure your tickets. The demand for a live dose of Bublé has never been ‘Higher’.
- Wednesday 30 November – Newcastle Entertainment Centre
- Saturday 3 December – Perth RAC Arena
- Wednesday 7 December – Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
- Sunday 11 December – Adelaide Entertainment Centre
- Wednesday 14 December – Sydney Qudos Bank Arena
- Saturday 17 December – Brisbane Entertainment Centre
A Telstra Plus member pre-sale commences on Tuesday 29 March.
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General public tickets go on sale Friday 1 April. Visit TEG DAINTY for all ticketing and tour information.