Buble’s ‘Irresponsible’ Hits Number 1 on Billboard Charts
Michael Buble has announced a full tour schedule of the US while he is flying high with his No. 1 album.
Starting in Reno, NV on July 12 the crooner from Canada will be criss-crossing the US. Several of his shows have sold out already, including two each for Los Angeles, Chicago and New York City. Recently a third show was added for Chicago. Other markets will also have third shows added to them soon.
There will also be two night stands for Buble in Seattle, Philadelphia, Boston and Minneapolis. A European tour will finish the year out for Buble. On his website the international dates are listed.
Earlier this month “Call Me Irresponsible,” Buble’s third studio album was released and debuted in the No. 2 spot on Billboard’s 200 chart. During its second week out the set went to No. 1 after selling almost 145,000 copies. In addition the album is No. 1 on Billboard’s Traditional Jazz chart and the No. 1 ranked digital download.
Humberto Gattica and David Foster produced “Call Me Irresponsible.” It includes “Everything,” the hit single written by Buble, as well as several standards including “The Best is Yet to Come” and “I’ve got the World on a String.” A gospel interpretation of “That’s Life from Frank Sinatra is also included along with covers of “I’m Your Man” by Leonard Cohen and “Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton.
The new album is a follow up to the 2005 platinum selling “It’s Time.” For two years it has stayed on Billboard’s Traditional Jazz charts and also received four Juno Awards, Canada’s Grammy equivalent.
Buble has been compared to Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra and has sold over 13 million albums all over the world since 2003 when he burst onto the music scene.
Ahead of his new tour, Buble is making the rounds of the talk shows. He has been on “Oprah Winfrey” and on June 20 will appear on “Regis and Kelly.”