HELLO EVERYONE, Since the 2011 Tour Review Thread is not playing nice and throwing us all back to the beginning lately, Gail asked if I would go ahead and start the 2012 thread. So here it is.. We can all share our excitement for Michael's upcoming touring and events in 2012 and chat and have fun here till the shows start in 2012.

Everyone is welcome to post and share their stories and pictures, videos from concerts and trips to see Michael do what he does best-SING!!!   Michael will be touring in 2012 starting so far with some shows the end of January.  There could be other events sooner too so if anyone attends a great Bolton event/concert, feel free to share your experience here.  I hope to have a review after the Chester, PA show on January 28th along with some other fans that have gotten tickets for that show and  the Atlantic City, NJ show on January 27th as well!  After that there are shows in Australia so far listed for 2012.  Following those shows we have the Concert for MBC and Traveler's Golf Event in June, 2012 and later on the MBC Gala in Sept.. We already have some exciting events to look forward to next year and I know there will be much more to come.

I am looking forward to another fun year of posts and sharing by the best Michael Bolton fans in the world on this forum.. I will post events to keep the thread moving along as the concerts come up as before.


Welcome everyone!!!!!


Robin in Maryland USA :)


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Oh! Robin! When you were explaining about sitting in the shade @ the golf event, I felt as if I were there. I was there.I was one of the little mice in your duffle bag. :)))))) Boltonnut from L. A. CA 

Hi, Gail

Glad to hear you all had a great time. What great teasers to start off with, will wait with great anticipation for the grand finale. Have a great time golfing today.

Kathy in Tulsa

I'm behind as you girls do know. Robin sure is teasing us & so is Gail. I'm glad there were some awesome photos. Can't wait to hear about everything. Also, I tried calling my friend & she's not home once again. Boltonnut from L. A. CA who loves life & Michael Bolton :)))))))

Thanks for the teaser Gail...much appreciated!!! Beautiful photos and the subject....well...is a fine specimen!!! LOL

Kathy and LAFD Bob

Thanks Gail

Hope he has a great game :)

Love Dianna xxx


Sitting here in my PJ's with a dressing gown on and socks on my feet LOL!!!!

went to the concert last night to see mr bolton and friends and it was wonderful , wanted him to keep singing looking forward to the next one

Hi Sandra and thanks very much for coming in and letting us know about the concert and so glad you enjoyed !! :)   Hope somemore dates are arranged near to you during the year so you can have that second concert in 2012 that is if you haven't been to some of the others this year.....keeping fingers crossed for you !!! :)

Thanks again Sandra !! :)


Sylvia.   Your wee Scottish friend.


Thanks Sandra for your review!!! So nice to hear that sooo many fans had a great ti,e last night!!! Please come back and let us know about your next one!! Best addiction isn't it Sandra??? LOL

Kathy and LAFD Bob

Hi Sandra

Thanks for the review

Sounds like a great one

All the best

Dianna x

Sandra, thanks for your short litle review. Did you get to shake hands or meet Michael? boltonnut from L. A. CA who wants to know.

Thanks Sandra Williams for your review of Tuesday night's concert. Can't wait to hear all reviews & wonder if anyone got to meet Michael. Awesome to those who may have. Boltonnut from L. A. CA

Found this article in the Hartford Courant published today and as it is about golf competition and concert last night thought I would put on here and in the Charity thread as well and as all pictures connected too have come out as well as they have thought I would leave well alone.......very nice photo of Michael just down below........

"Momentum continued during Travelers Championship week in Connecticut Tuesday night as golfers left the links and fans headed to Hartford for the second annual Michael Bolton & Friends Benefit Concert.

“I just love Michael Bolton,” said  Avon resident Janet McPhee about the Grammy-award winning New Haven native whose concert benefits his  Branford-based Michael Bolton Charities.  ”I really don’t care much about the golfing but my husband does, so I told him I would go to the tournament with him this week if he would come here with me tonight.”

The evening was a packed one as guests, som paying up to $500 to attend a meet-and-greet with the Connecticut singer following his show,  hobnobbed at the 15 restaurant dine-around that spilled out over two floors.  Some restaurants, like Dish in Hartford , got into the spirit of the evening by presenting their food on a table designed to look like a putting green. Other restaurants including Mill at 2T, Feng, Carbone’s, Salute, On20 and Agave were all scoring a “hole in one”  as far as diners were concerned with dishes ranging from fresh corn soup, sushi  and pulled pork to pot de creme and hand-dipped chocolates.

Among the guests were several tournament chairs, wearing their precious red blazers, and remembering tournaments gone by, and purses that were nowhere near the millions of today.

“I remember when Billy Casper won the tournament and his prize for that was $20,000,” said 1968 chair John Halotek, who came with his wife Louise, from Arizona to attend this year’s tournament. “We made a total of $100,000 that year for charity,” said Halotek, about the proceeds from the tournament now run by The Greater Hartford Community Foundation, Inc.

Bigger prize money and a bigger pot of money for the benefiting charities aren’t  the only components that have changed.

“There are so many ways for corporations to get involved now,” said Ted May, who chaired the tournament in 1983. “And the facility, it is amazing how much nicer it is now,” he  continued noting the addition of  more family entertainment and a component for junior golfers.

Many agreed that after a bit of a lull, a slowly recovering economy and a field of exceptional golfers in this year’s tournament seems to have breathed life back into the massive event.

“There are a lot more people here this year,” said Steve Abrams, of Max Downtown.  “There were definitely more tickets sold.”

Sylvia.   Your wee Scottish friend.



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