Michael Bublé brought his “Higher” tour to a packed Allstate Arena for a Friday night full of hits, covers, laughs, and dances.
Backed with part jazz band and part orchestra, Bublé makes the case of being this generation’s Sinatra with his Vegas Rat Pack style type show. Be it major hits of his own like “I Haven’t Met You Yet” or “It’s A Beautiful Day”, songs that sure to be classics from his latest album “Higher”, or a bevy of classic covers fans were treated to a long setlist worth their money.
It should be said also that Bublé makes these covers his own while still paying tribute to them. “L-O-V-E” by Nat King Cole had everyone up, dancing, and chanting the words and letters and it continued that way most of the night. Featuring hits by Elvis, Marvin Gaye, Barry White, Bee Gees, and more Bublé kept his promise to the crowd throughout the night that whatever energy they give him, he’d give 50 times back.
What isn’t talked about enough though is how truly entertaining Bublé is with his between song banter. Between stories of him wanting attention during covid, small stories and jokes, and playing with fans it truly is a mixed entertainment show worth the money. He gives fans his all including signing multiple posters that were brought to hi and chatting with fans around his long run way type stage set up.
Even if you aren’t a fan of his music you’d be doing a disservice to yourself to miss a Michael Bublé show. With a massive all star sounding backing band and a 90+ minute set you’ll go through all emotions during his set. Bringing back the show type of years past is a risky one but its clear Bublé is here to stay and going into the record books for this.