Here we go with the New 2011 Concert Tour Review Thread. Michael's tour begins again in the USA in Florida on January 13, 2011!!!!!!!! I hope Michael is well rested and ready to get back out on the road!
Please share your concert experiences, pictures, video links etc. with us here. We love hearing about the concerts and the great times had by the fans.
You all have made these threads fun in the past and I look forward to more adventures and fun this year!!
I look forward to reading everyone's reviews once again and also contributing some of my own in 2011!
Have fun everyone!! Not much longer till Michael and the band hit the road again!
Robin in Maryland, USA
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I'm so glad you and the rest of the gang had a fantastic time!!!! What a wonderful memory and the chance to hold Michael's hand....well that is the best Valentine's gift anyone can get!!! You must be so happy and you deserve to be so!!! Thanks for the song list too....need to read it again...LOL!!!
A Hero Who Touches the Heart & Soul
Gallo Center for the Arts – Modesto, CA
February 7, 2011
Lorie (with an ie) Carlsson
The Gallo Center for the Arts 2010-2011 season opener, featuring Michael Bolton, was captivating, reminiscent, inspiring, and heartfelt. A man devoted to humanity, and an artist committed to performances from the genuine greatness that radiates within, this proved to be an evening that showcased both compassion and god given talent only a true-life hero could deliver.
From the moment lights faded to darkness and the instrumentals from “Go the Distance” echoed through this magnificent venue with its spectacular accoustics, it was evident something far bigger than life was to be experienced. As the introduction song continued, Michael’s captivating voice delivered lyrics sending the message of a man and his dream, on a journey, longing to share the immense passion of his gift and grateful for the discovery and honor bestowed upon him – his devoted fans.
The audience welcomed Michael with warm applause and the magical serenade began. The early mellow performances gradually increased intensity with smoothness, ease and vocal pizzazz. Judging by song choices, it was clear Michael aimed to please his fans with a bit of reminiscent selections from the past such as: “Sweet Home Chicago”, “The Dock Of The Bay”, “Summertime”, “Georgia On My MInd”, “Fly Me To The Moon”, “How Am I Supposed To Live Without You”, and “How Can We Be Lovers” - to name a few. “Hope It’s too Late” was a crowd pleaser from his more recent repertoire.
Michael’s sense of humor throughout the evening added a charm and light heartedness that reminded us he too is human. His finesse on the guitar was both spellbinding and energizing. During a brief break, Michael shared the phenomenal talent of Michael Lington. A breathtaking solo performance on the alto sax by Lington was incredible. Michael’s introduction of a fellow great artist was sincerely appreciated. When Bolton miraculously appeared in the middle of the theater to perform “When a Man Loves a Woman”, the lucky ladies in waiting swooned to his crooning in awe.
Michael’s flawless vocals flourished with his delivery of “Nessun Dorma”, an inspiring perfection that confirmed the magnitude of his talent. This earned him a standing ovation. When the lights once again dimmed and Michael stepped a bit further back on stage, his engaged eyes displayed a vulnerability of appreciation throughout his entire compassionate rendition of Hallelujah. This heartfelt, standing ovation performance of gratitude could be felt in the soul.
The lights remained dim and the instrumentals of “Go the Distance” faded as the crowd cheered, and Michael stepped to the back of the stage to bid his devoted fans a fond farewell, as he heroically departed to embrace his journey. Michael Bolton truly brings fulfillment of happiness with his singing and music and is deserving of the title – “a hero who touches the heart and soul”.
Very poetic Lorie!! It sounds like you had a wonderful evening :) Mine was a bit more "entertaining" if I may say. Read below Lorie and enjoy...lol I think I prefer the "calmer" shows after experiencing both!! Thanks again for your review!!
Kathy and LAFD Bob
When it's a Michael Bolton concert - it's "all" good!
Lorie (with an ie)
Very true Lorie!!! Lots of memories!!!
Kathy and LAFD Bob
Hi Lorie, What a lovely post. I'm so glad you enjoyed the show.. I felt like I was there reading your post!! Thanks for sharing with us here. Did you get any pictures???
Robin in Maryland :)
Thanks for your great review, sounds like you had an awesome night. Loved reading all about it, thanks so much for sharing.
Love Deb xx
Thanks Lorie for a wonderful review :)
Love Dianna xxx
Thanks a million for your review - beautiful ! Am so glad you enjoyed the show and all it contained as you very obviously did by your graphic description of all that took place. Thank you so much for taking the time to publish here - THANK YOU, Lorie !
Sylvia. Your wee Scottish friend.
Thanks for your review Lorie!!
I'm glad you enjoyed the show. At first reading your review, I felt like I was reading an article. Compliments to you. You're a good writer. Thanks for your review&welcome to the forum.
Boltonnut from L. A. CA
thank you so much for your beautifully written review. It was such a pleasure to read.