Returning 10 years after his Festival debut
The event of the 35th anniversary!
The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, presented by TD in collaboration with Rio Tinto Alcan, is proud to present, in collaboration with evenko and Live Nation, Michael Bublé at the Bell Centre on July 4, at 8 p.m.
Bublé is currently wrapping up a 40 date tour of the US in support of his sixth studio album To Be Loved, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard Magazine's Top 200 Pop Charts in April.
As a gift to fans, a specially-priced package coupling To Be Loved with Bublé's perennial chart-topping collection, Christmas, was released last Monday, exclusively to Canadian retail. A Christmas special hosted by Bublé will be airing in December, check local listings for details.
Also announced to date are:
- Pianist-composer Alain Lefèvre and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, who will kick off the festivities on June 26 at 8 p.m. in the Maison symphonique de Montréal, with The Gershwin Legacy, a concert dedicated to the famous composer.
An international superstar, Bublé sold out 10 nights at the 17,000 capacity 02 Arena in London and 5 nights at the 10,000 capacity 02 in Dublin this summer. His previous Crazy Love Tour sold out in 80 US cities and was seen by over two million fans worldwide. To Be Loved is Bublé's 4th consecutive No. 1 album. In conjunction with the release, he co-hosted The Today Show and appeared on Kelly & Michael, The Ellen Show, Nightline, Dancing with the Stars, The Chelsea Lately show and a surprise appearance in a NY subway station which immediately went viral. The multi-Grammy winning artist has had global sales of 45 million albums in the course of his extraordinary decade long career.
To Be Loved, produced by Bob Rock, was recorded in Vancouver and Los Angeles and includes a mix of standards as well as four original songs all co-written by Bublé. "After All" one of the four originals was co-written and performed by fellow Canadian Bryan Adams. The album also includes hits previously recorded by some of Bublé's musical heroes including the Bee Gees hit "To Love Somebody", Dean Martin's "Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You"), the Jackson 5 early '70's smash "Who's Loving You", Jackie Wilson's "To Be Loved" and the Elvis Presley classic "Have I Told You Lately". Bublé is joined by actress Reese Witherspoon on the classic Frank and Nancy Sinatra duet "Something Stupid".
For more information on Michael Bublé, go to: http://www.michaelbuble.com
Tickets are now on sale. Available at Bell Centre Box Office (1909 Canadiens-de-Montréal Ave.), www.evenko.ca or 1 855 310-2525.
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Presented by Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, evenko and Live Nation.