Michael Buble brings UK tour to Manchester AO Arena: what we thought, how to get tickets, full tour dates

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King of smooth Michael Buble brought his UK tour to Manchester’s AO Arena and it didn’t disappoint

Christmas comes early in Manchester this weekend as Michael Buble brings his UK tour to the city. It’s been four years since the Canadian singer last toured around the country and his opening show at the AO Arena was well worth the wait.

With his silky smooth voice, Buble entertained thousands of fans on opening night alongside his orchestra and backing singers. It’s the second time I’ve seen the 47-year-old perform in the UK - the first being just before the pandemic - and I enjoyed it even more this time, with a new repertoire of songs and a huge set.

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It’s a pretty impressive feat to be able to hold a crowd for a couple of hours without a support act or an all singing all dancing show behind you but he does it with ease. He’s by no means alone on the stage though, his three backing singers are captivating with their routines in the background and stunning vocals.

Meanwhile the orchestra are a feature all of their own, each gets their own introductions and moment in the limelight. They aren’t just playing their instruments either, they have choreography all of their own and looked like they were having the time of their lives.

Buble’s voice echoes around the arena with what appears to be little effort. If you’re wanting to hear a no frills, fantastic voice then Buble is your man - and he is a showman through and through.

There’s music for everyone’s tastes - jazz and blues fans get some songs, pop enthusiasts get others and there’s rock and roll for the Elvis fans. He performs all his classics, some covers and his newer tracks as well, including ‘Higher’ which he won a Grammy for in February this year.

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Michael Buble knows his audience well, he’s interacting with the crowd the entire way through the show, chatting to people at the front and having a look at some of the items fans have brought to show him. At one point, Buble was playing catch with a towel and a man in the audience, and even dedicated a song to him. We’re not sure Simon was expecting it when he arrived at the arena but it’ll be a memory to last a lifetime.

The singer, his backing singers and members of the orchestra spend time on the main stage as well as on the smaller stage in the middle of the arena, so everyone gets a good look at Buble regardless of where they’re sat. He also hops off the stage and shakes hands with loads of the crowd, and puts the main lights on so he can see who has come to enjoy the show.

Michael Buble brings UK tour to Manchester’s AO ArenaMichael Buble brings UK tour to Manchester’s AO Arena
Michael Buble brings UK tour to Manchester’s AO Arena

How to get Michael Buble tickets

If you haven’t got your tickets yet and you fancy a night out then there’s still some available. You can get last minute tickets on the Ticketmaster website starting from £64.95 for the cheaper seats and up to £110 for the best seats.

Michael Buble full list of tour dates

Sunday, March 26, 2023: London - The O2 Arena

Friday, April 21, 2023: Manchester - AO Arena

Monday, April 24, 2023: Leeds - First Direct Arena

Thursday, April 27, 2023: Glasgow - OVO Hydro

Saturday, April 29, 2023: Aberdeen - P&J Live

Monday, May 1, 2023: Newcastle - Utilita Arena

Sunday, May 7, 2023: Nottingham - Motorpoint Arena

Wednesday, May 10, 2023: Birmingham - Resorts World Arena

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