Multi-Grammy-winning phenomenon Michael Bublé returns to public television in Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden, a musical concert that captures the star in a trademark, high-octane performance. Recorded at New York City’s famed arena, this program’s highlights include a show-stopping collection of Bublé’s hits (not included on the DVD release) such as Sway, Save the Last Dance for Me and How Sweet It is, as well as selections from his newest album Crazy Love. Supplementing the concert sequences are behind-the-scenes documentary segments, offering an intimate portrait of the Canadian singing sensation leading up to his landmark MSG concert. Reviewing the concert for The New York Times, Stephen Holden wrote, “The thing at which Mr. Bublé excels is traditional pop singing, with an ear to the present. Whether swinging moderately hard or crooning, he effortlessly bridges the gaps among old-style big-band music, rhythm and blues, and mainstream pop. The cavernous Garden felt like an intimate nightclub.”
The multi-platinum-selling Bublé made his Great Performances debut in December 2005 with his first solo television special Caught In The Act.
Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden airs on THIRTEEN as part of the Great Performances series on Thursday, March 4 at 10 p.m. (check local listings for availability on other PBS stations)
Great Performances is a production of THIRTEEN in association with WNET.ORG – one of America’s most prolific and respected public media providers.
With 80 sold-out U.S. appearances, Bublé’s 2008-09 concert tour was attended by more than 1.5 million fans worldwide. Released on DVD+CD, the Madison Square Garden concert won a Grammy as “Best Traditional Pop Album” in February 2010. Last October, Bublé’s current album Crazy Love (produced by David Foster, Bob Rock and Humberto Gatica) jumped to number one on the Billboard charts upon its release. Bublé’s previous albums have sold more than 15 million copies. His 2007 CD, the Grammy-winning Call Me Irresponsible, was a number one album in the U.S. and around the globe. His 2005 It’s Time album sold six million copies worldwide and holds the record as the longest running title to remain on the Billboard Traditional Jazz charts for two full years, remaining at the number one position for more than 80 weeks.
Great Performances is funded by the Irene Diamond Fund, Vivian Milstein, the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust and public television viewers. For Great Performances, Bill O’Donnell is series producer and David Horn is executive producer.