Michael Bublé is ready sing out for love in a big way — or, rather, for ❤️. That’s the emoji he is using for the name of his new album, which will be released Nov. 16.
The Grammy Award-winning Canadian singer’s tour will open Feb. 13 in Tampa and conclude Aug. 3 in Quebec.
It includes three California dates, starting with a March 31 San Diego show at Valley View Casino Center. That will be followed by an April 2 Los Angeles date at the Staples Center and an April 3 Oakland date at Oracle Arena. All the tour dates and cities are below, along with ticket information.
Every full-priced ticket purchased for the tour will include “a standard CD or digital copy of ❤️”. The album mixes standards from the Great American Songbook with more recent selections. It includes Bublé’s duet with rising jazz singer Cécile McLorin Salvant on the 1946 Édith Piaf classic, “La Vie En Rose.”
Thursday’s tour announcement comes less than a month after an interview with Bublé in an English tabloid, the Daily Mail, in which he appeared to announce he planned to retire from music after his upcoming tour.
“Appeared” is the key word.
The singer and his management company subsequently said Bublé was misquoted.
He sought to set the record straight, albeit lightheartedly, saying: “I’ll keep going until the news of my death comes out, which will probably be fake too. At that point, you’re really famous now. Things are really going well on this record. ‘Bublé is hanging with Elvis’... ‘Bublé and Elvis having fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches together’.”
Tickets for the general public for Bublé’s 2019 tour go on sale at 10 a.m. local time.
A pre-sale for members of his fan club, Bungalow-B, will begin Nov. 13 at 10 a.m.local time.
There will also be an array of VIP packages, available through his website, for each show on the tour. The packages will include “access to your own backstage private lounge, a guided backstage tour, pre-show on-stage photo, signed lyric poster, parking pass, and a pre-show reception.”
Ticket prices for for Bublé’s March 31 San Diego concert will be available online at axs.com and by phone at (888) 929-7849. Prices range from from $69 to $143.50, plus service charges.
Michael Bublé 2019 tour dates
February 13 - Tampa, FL - Amalie Arena
February 15 - Sunrise, FL - BB&T Center
February 16 - Orlando, FL - Amway Center
February 17 - Duluth, GA - Infinite Energy Center
February 19 - Washington, DC - Capital One Arena
February 20 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
February 22 - Pittsburgh, PA - PPG Paints Arena
February 23 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
February 24 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
February 26 - Worcester, MA - DCU Center
February 27 - Buffalo, NY - KeyBank Center
March 1 - Detroit, MI - Little Caesars Arena
March 17 - Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena
March 18 - St. Paul, MN - XCEL Energy Center
March 20 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
March 22 - St. Louis, MO - Enterprise Center
March 23 - Lincoln, NE - Pinnacle Bank Arena
March 25 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
March 26 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
March 27 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
March 29 - Phoenix, AZ - Talking Stick Resort Arena
March 30 - Las Vegas, NV - T-Mobile Arena
March 31 - San Diego, CA - Valley View Casino Center
April 2 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
April 3 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
April 5 - Portland, OR - Moda Center
April 6 - Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
April 12 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
April 15 - Edmonton, AB - Rogers Place
April 18 - Saskatoon, SK - SaskTel Centre
April 19 - Winnipeg, MB - Bell MTS Place
July 26 - Toronto, ON - Scotiabank Arena
July 29 - London, ON - Budweiser Garden
July 30 - Ottawa, ON - Canadian Tire Centre
August 1 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
August 3 - Quebec, QC - City Centre Videotron
11:03 a.m.: This story was updated to add ticket prices for Michael Bublé’s San Diego concert.