Michael Bublé ended his current tour with a final stop in Atlantic City, NJ. Performing in concert in a packed Boardwalk Hall, Saturday evening, July 12, 2014, Buble’ seemed to be right on his game.
Bublé backed by an exceptional 13-piece band put on an outstanding two-hour show which opened with a pyrotechnics display followed by Bublé taking the stage.
Bublé, 38, who is from British Columbia, Canada certainly showed he has one of the most gifted voices in the current entertainment business.
Making a grand entrance in a low light silhouette, Bublé slid down a ramp with his opening number, "Fever," a classic song that has been a favorite of singers including Elvis, Ella Fitzgerald, and Ray Charles.
Following the opening with the upbeat number, “Haven’t Met You Yet,” which was very well received by the audience which took that as a cue to stand up and dance at their seats.
Taking a minute to chat with the audience, Bublé asked, “All you people holding up those signs, if you will bring them forward I will sign them after the show. I want you to know, I do not want to sign them but I am trying to prevent the people sitting behind you from attacking you, so bring them up and I will sign them, I promise,” said Bublé with a chuckle.
"Crazy Love" from Bublé's fourth album from 2009, reached the top spot on the adult contemporary charts and is his highest-charting single on Billboard. Bublé's "Home," his first Billboard charting song in 2005, which he wrote, was dedicated to military personnel. Finishing the series of songs with ‘Get Lucky - Daft Punk, Bublé moved to the back stage which became part of the audience.
Bublé sang covers of "To Love Somebody," a Bee Gees song and The Beatles' "All You Need Is Love," which unleashed confetti styled paper hearts falling down on the audience.
Bringing the main portion of the show to a close, Bublé sang a lively if not exhausting version for him of the Elvis tune "Burning Love," and "It's a Beautiful Day."
The encore took the audience by surprise as Bublé on a platform above the audience performed "Cry Me a River," which included more pyrotechnics. "Save the Last Dance For Me" and "A Song for You," brought the show to a close to wild applause and whistles. Bublé had the audience in the palm of his hand and certainly has brought his one time lounge act to the big stage with class and a following.