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2013 - Issue 7 - November

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To Be Loved WITH AN APTLY TITLED NEW ALBUM AND A WILDLY POPULAR TOUR, MICHAEL BUBLÉ IS FEELING PLENTY OF LOVE, AND NOW VEGAS WILL GET TO FEEL IT, TOO. BY MARK ADAMS M PHOTOGRAPHY BY TYLER GOLDEN/NBC/NBCU PHOTO BANK ichael Bublé has crooned his way to the top of the music industry, boasting three Grammy Awards, a half-dozen multiplatinum albums, and millions of YouTube views for his hit songs—all in an era when Auto-Tuned celebrity can overshadow true talent like his. Before Bublé takes the stage on the Strip, Vegas chatted with the skillful vocalist about his latest album, his tour, and his new journey into fatherhood. I hear your wife and baby are joining you on tour. What is that like? It's nice to show [my son] off to my family and friends. It's actually good because I take the night shift. I go to sleep at about 6:30 in the morning so Lu [Bublé's wife, Luisana Lopilato] can actually enjoy a full night's sleep while I change the diapers. It's perfect for Las Vegas! Have you ever had time to go out and experience our city? Yes, of course I have. I love to see the shows. I love the great restaurants. I love gambling and drinking. I'm moving to Vegas. [Laughs] It's not often that pop artists have a big band backing them. What inspired you to pursue the standards genre? It chose me; I didn't choose it. I was always fascinated by it. Did you listen to a lot of swing music and standards growing up? I listened to a lot of music, period. I was inspired by melody and lyrics more than I was by any artist. Your recent album, To Be Loved, also includes a few songs that you wrote. What do you draw on for songwriting inspiration? I write songs for every album, and depending on what's happening in my life or a certain moment, I draw from that. Sometimes it's even a strong melody that pulls me in. Can you give readers a taste of what they'll experience at the show? I hope to take them away for a couple hours. It is truly one of the world's greatest productions, and I hope to connect with every single person there. I saw that Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" made a recent set list. How did you go about choosing which songs to include? The set list will change from night to night. I wanted this tour to be full-on spontaneous. I want to keep myself on my toes and give the audience a fresh perspective every night. After the tour is over, what are your plans? The show is really physically and vocally challenging, so it's nice for me to be home and get some rest. Many have compared you to Sinatra. Will we ever see your name on the Strip for a Rat Pack – style long-term engagement? One, there will never be another Frank Sinatra, and two, I try not to look that far ahead. I have a responsibility to my fans in over 45 countries, and I've made a promise that if you're kind enough to support me and buy a record, then I am more than happy to come and play in your backyard. Michael Bublé plays the MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 23. For tickets, visit V VEGASMAGAZINE.COM 61 060-061_V_SC_HT_MichaelBuble_Nov13.indd 61 10/22/13 11:40 AM

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