Welcome everyone to the 2015 Tour Review Thread! The upcoming year is going to be exciting with many concerts scheduled already around the globe!!! Those of you attending some of the Florida concerts in January, 2015 may see the upcoming Dreamjobbing winner performing as a backup singer for Michael!! Feel free to share the details of your concert adventures, photos, etc. This is the best time to be a Bolton fan with so many concerts and we may have a Michael Bolton Charities event later in the year, we never know. Michael has multiple projects in the works and he is good at keeping us guessing. I appreciate the opportunity to start a new thread once again for 2015 to give us all a place to share the best part of being a fan--- experiencing Michael in person doing what he does best-SING!!!!!!
I am looking forward to another fun year of posts and sharing great times 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 I have in the past.
Happy Concert Time in 2015!! Let the year long concert party begin!!
Robin in MD USA :)
Nice pics from Lisa M. Thanks for posting here!
Robin in MD :)
Super photo of Michael at Jupiter's in the Gold Coast, Australia when he met with Marlena Katene who is also going to do an interview with him so as soon as I can pick that up, if possible, will post on here. She has a YouTube channel where she posts her interviews with celebs. and it is at <theaacjournalist> The picture shows Marlena in her specially adapted wheelchair and Michael is bending down at her side and holding what I think might be a copy of the book she has written....don't quote me on that !!! I know that she was going to give Michael a copy so that is where my assumption comes from. It is a beautiful picture and Marlena is a beautiful lady !!! :)
Sylvia Your wee Scottish friend.
Here's another picture of Marlena and Michael and in this one she is giving him the bar of chocolate she had for him and it is a special edition Cadbury's, caramel and vegemite. He did say to her that he would try a piece but have still to find out if he actually did. She said he was wonderful with her and gave her a few CD's plus signed different things she had as well as signing her microphone AND, AND, she got a kiss !!! :)
Have found out that the book is called "Dare To Be You" and it is a digital book by Jess Irwin who is a photographer. Marlena is in the process of writing a children's book, with illustrations, which Jess will put on digital format for her.
Her interview with Michael has still to be arranged and it will be done through e-mails so, as soon as available and if I can get on here, will do !!! :)
Sylvia Your wee Scottish friend.
Hi everyone I know it's been a long time since I posted
Life has been very busy I bought a Fruit and Vegetable store its open 7 days a week
Bill's back is just getting worse looks like another operation :(
And we still have 10 people in the house :) LOL !
But besides all this I got to see Michael at Jupiter's Casino Gold Coast
I'm not a fan of Jupiter's to be honest this was the second time I have seen Michael in this venue.
The young person next to me was drunk and loud and too much in my personal space !
But it's Michael and he is worth it :)
This concert included my ex sister in Law and still friend Sharon and two of our daughters the third daughter is due to have another bub in a couple of weeks and she didn't want to put up with all the people.
The pre act 1927 was darn great, we enjoyed them very much but as usual I couldn't wait for Michael :)
He didn't disappoint the man is just magic
I didn't write the set list down people as it was my only concert this trip round ( due to work ) I just wanted to soak it up and enjoy !
We had third Row centre with the stairs right in front of us.
I must say AMANDA BROWN your voice is just beautiful
When Michael and Amanda sung the prayer I could have cried it was unbelievably beautiful
and when 'Lean on me' was sung I had tears in my eyes
The band and crew are just wonderful
Loved watching Ryan and Nelson play their guitars, JP is just wonderful and so great on the sax
Drew the drummer unbelievable
Brian just golden on the piano
The back up singers Ashley and Amanda fantastic.
The concert was just perfect as you can get, great music and great friends :)
But as for the meet and great that left a little to be desired, worst one yet
I know its not Michael's fault but it was just terrible
Couldn't ask him a question there were 59 of us so it was stand near Michael and get the picture and move along :( so sad
I did get to give Michael another pen but honestly it was terrible
I so wanted to tell him Amanda is fantastic and she's a keeper, truly if you haven't had the pleasure of hearing her I hope you get too....
My daughter did manage to get a few pictures as soon as I can I will put them up
To all my Bolton Buddies
Best Wishes always
the pen lady from Australia :) xxxxx
Oh Dianna so wonderful to hear from you and wonderful that you did manage a show this time around....super !!! :) Sorry to hear about the various disappointments and sounds as though Casino's in Australia are just as bad as those in the States for their unwanted members of audience...LOL Sorry to hear about M&G but have to say know exactly what you mean for mine in Cardiff, last year, was similar although had the good fortune of one in Glasgow being completely different where everybody had opportunity to actually talk to him. Take your time with photos although can't wait to see them !! :)
Thanks so much for taking time to come in with your review Dianna and you know I'm wishing you well and all the family too and bet there are times when you can't wait to get to work with 10 still in the house....funnily enough, I am sure I remember a time when you actually thought it was coming round to just you and Bill that would be left, or, was that wishful thinking ??? lol Good luck Dianna and hope all goes well for your daughter and her little one !!! :)
Sylvia. Your wee Scottish friend.
Hey Dianna! I am so glad to see your post here. Miss you! I am so glad you enjoy the concert! MB never disappoints us!! I hope that Bill will be ok and not need another surgery. You sound like a very busy lady these days. I wish you all the best with the business and the family.
I am sorry the meet/greet was a fast one, but you got to see MB and get a photo with him! That's pretty cool in itself. I am sure MB doesn't like to have to rush all of the fans like that. That was a big number of folks for him to greet after a show. Crossing fingers your photo with him is lovely. Yes Amanda is great and does a fantastic job with MB on the duets. I agree.
I remember 3 years ago after you gave him the pen the first time I told him that you said hi from Australia when I saw him at the Travelers Golf in CT and he remembered who I was talking about! LOL
Pop in again when you can Dianna. Thanks for posting your review!
Robin in MD :)
Hi Dianna, girl, are you a sight for sore eyes! Wow, it sounds like you’ve got your hands full, so I’m happy for you that you were able to take the night off. :D Best wishes to your family on the grandbaby-to-be: is this #5? Dianna, don’t worry about the setlist: we’re mostly curious to find out whether Michael sang either new songs, or songs from the list fans voted on. In any case,sorry you couldn’t really talk to Michael, but at least, you saw him up-close and you had a fantastic time at the concert, so it was a great night overall! I wish you and your family the best health and best luck to everyone. Thank you very much for stopping by Dianna: it’s nice to know you haven’t forgotten about us! :D Take good care. Big hugs, sincerely, Sylvie Qc Canada :D
Hi Dianna, nice to read your post and glad you got to see Michael on his Australian tour. Sorry to hear about your M&G but hope the photo with him turns out lovely. Amanda was with him last year when he toured the UK, she does have an amazing voice. Michael and his band really are AWESOME!!
Wishing you all the best with everything
Photo from Auckland, New Zealand show and it comes courtesy of Paolo Valencia who tweeted it to Michael and Michael has responded to it and said thanks Paolo for his tweet and also, "great shot!" in reference to photo. Photo shows Michael standing on his "stage" in amongst audience for WAMLAW and it is a lovely clear photo.
Also to add in here that Michael answered Marlena's tweet as to whether, or not, he had tried a piece of the chocolate she gave him in Gold Coast and he answered with .. "ummmmm!" .. as Marlena said she took that as a "yes"...LOL
Sylvia Your wee Scottish friend