The performance was part of a quick trip to Australia as part Bublé’s global promotional tour for his new album ❤ (pronounced love) on November 16.
The concert was Foxtel’s first locally produced concert performance special shot in 4K and simulcast on both Foxtel Smooth (channel 133/806) and in 4K on Foxtel’s dedicated 4K channel (444).
Smooth’s Feel Good Night with Michael Bublé will be broadcast on Saturday November 24 at the special time of 8.30pm AEDT.
Filmed exclusively for Foxtel Smooth at Sydney’s Seymour Centre during his visit, Bublé performs with his full band in front of an intimate audience with music from his new album ❤ including When I Fall in Love and Love You Anymore as well as some of his greatest hits, Feeling Good and Save The Last Dance For Me.
Michael Bublé is set to release ❤ as his first studio album in two years following a break from public life to spend time with his family after his son’s cancer diagnosis. The Canadian singer-songwriter returned to the studio with a new perspective on life and a renewed commitment to honouring the music he has always loved.
Foxtel Smooth sits down with Michael Bublé before his performance where he emotionally reflects over the last two years and recounts his time away after such a life-changing experience. Bublé also talks about the new album ❤, his enthusiasm for his return to Australia, his deep connection with his audience and the gratitude and admiration he has for them.
“How wonderful it feels to come somewhere and to never be afraid to just let yourself go and be comfortable in your skin and to feel like you are enough and that’s how I have always felt. I never have to be careful or censor myself because people have this really wonderful sense of humour and deep kind of kindness and always feel like I belonged,” Bublé said.
Michael Bublé has sold over 60 million records worldwide (with nearly 3.3 million of those in Australia alone), has performed hundreds of sold-out shows around the globe, and won four Grammys and multiple Juno Awards during the course of his extraordinary career.
Fraser Stark, group general manager of Foxtel’s Entertainment & Music Channels, said, “Michael Bublé is a global superstar and a favourite of Australian audiences, for very good reason. Naturally Foxtel Smooth jumped at the opportunity to capture his electric Australian performance – not only for the channel but for our first 4K simulcast. As we’ll all see and hear, from November 24, the room can barely contain Bublé’s suave voice, his effusive charm and the consummate musicianship of a great talent at the height of its powers.”
Foxtel’s new, dedicated, 4K live channel (channel 444) comes as part of a Foxtel Platinum HD or Foxtel Sports HD subscription for customers with an iQ4.