Crooner Michael Buble’ Clearly A Success

Published: 2004-04-20
The 2004 Juno Award winner for Best New Artist Michael Buble' released his self-titled debut CD last year and already it is approaching three million units sold world wide. Record executives didn't expect the album to sell more than 50 to 100 thousand copies world wide. The 28 year old Vancouver native credits his grandfather for introducing him to the legends of the 40s and early 50s – Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, and Bobby Darrin to name a few. Buble' said that his grandfather – who was a plumber – used to get into arguments with friends because grandpa was convinced young Michael would bring back the sounds of yesteryear. From his success so far it would appear that grandpa was right.

Buble' is already passing along advice he has received from the "older generation". The legendary crooner Tony Bennett told Buble', "sometimes you'll be popular and sometimes you won't, but just stay true to who you are and when it all comes out in the wash in the end, you would have won." The 16 year old red headed singer John Stevens from American Idol received some similar advice from Buble'. "John just keep doing what you're dong. Don't worry about this stupid contest. Whether you win or lose, you've won already," said Buble'.

Currently Michael Buble' is touring Australia and New Zeland. When Buble' returns from down under, he will be crossing the Atlantic a number of times touring in North American and Europe. Canadian fans will not get to see Buble' live until October. So far 13 cities have been booked in Canada.

Between shows Buble' plans on entering the studio to begin work on a new album. This time Buble' will record original material in the same genre as his debut album. Now that Michael Buble' has made a name for himself and surpassed all hopes of the record executives, Buble' will showcase his talents as a songwriter.

October 14 Kitchener – Centre on the Square
October 15 & 16 Toronto – Massey Hall
October 17 Ottawa – National Arts Centre
October 20 Quebec City – TBA
October 21 Montreal – Salle Wilfred Pelletier
October 23 London – Centennial Hall
October 25 Thunder Bay – Community Auditorium
October 26 Winnipeg - Burton Cummings Theatre
October 27 Saskatoon - Centennial Auditorium
October 28 Calgary – Jack Singer Hall
October 29 Edmonton – Francis Winspear Centre
November 2 Vancouver – Orpheum Theatre
November 3 Victoria – Royal Theatre

Writer: Sherrill Fulghum

   

 

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