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Michael Buble gives 'Crazy Love' at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City

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“Billie Jean,” “Twist & Shout,” and “Don’t Stop Believin” aren’t necessarily songs you would expect Michael Buble to sing at one of his concerts. But on Saturday night, Buble delighted fans as he belted out those classics to a sold out crowd at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Michael Buble photo: PhotoGraphics Photography
 
The show featured a variety of songs that entertained audience members and bridged the age gap; prompting fans young and old to sing along and dance in the aisles—something Buble himself encouraged the crowd to do.

Currently on his fourth concert tour, the Grammy Award winner has played to over one million spectators in nearly 20 countries. The ‘Crazy Love Tour’ is in support of Buble’s fourth studio album, Crazy Love 

Opening behind a sheer white curtain, Buble sang “Cry Me a River,” holding the microphone and wearing his signature look—a black suit and tie. His band (made up of 13 talented musicians) was a mini-orchestra who accompanied the popular crooner.

Buble didn’t need props, smoke or special effects; his approach was classic using only his genuine talent. When he wasn’t walking the perimeter of the stage so all of his fans could get a good glimpse of him, the Canadian singer sat on a stool next to the piano charming the audience with his own interpretation of time-honored hits such as “Mack the Knife,” “All of Me,” “At This Moment,” “I’ve Got the World On a String,” “Georgia” and “For Once in my Life.”

Reminiscent of the type of shows icons such as Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin use to perform, Buble mirrored their true showmanship by engaging attendees as he told jokes, funny stories and little anecdotes revealing a very playful side.

The artist also sang his own hits including “Haven’t Met You Yet,” “Hollywood,” “Home,” “Everything,” “Hold On” and “Crazy Love.” Buble shared that he wanted to be an actor and idolized the late Michael Jackson, which provoked “Billie Jean” complete with his version of the moonwalk and the pop prince’s dance moves.

Buble offered a heartfelt thank you to the fans before closing the show with “Feeling Good,” “Me and Mrs. Jones,” and “Song For You.”

In a time when controversial songs, outlandish costumes and bizarre antics seem to rule the music industry, Michael Buble proves that talent alone and a classy production is just as in demand. His shining personality on stage lit up the venue and enchanted all in attendance.   

Contact Veronica Dudo at vdudo@philly2philly.com

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Photo: PhotoGraphics Photography