Welcome everyone to the 2017 Tour Review Thread!   The upcoming year is going to be exciting with concerts scheduled already for 2017!!  MB has some USA shows starting off the year in January and more shows through early April so far and I’m sure many more to come around the globe as the year unfolds!  Also exciting for 2017 is the February 10th release of Songs of Cinema and I am betting a few more songs from the CD will make it in the tour setlist!  Woo Hoo!  This is the best time to be a fan with MB’s 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 2017 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.  

Let the year long concert party begin and I wish concerts for all of you in 2017!! I know many fans are on other social media sites but I do hope we can continue with the exciting tour reviews here in 2017!  You all make the thread fun.  

Happy Concert Time again in 2017!!

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                                                                                              Michael Bolton Concert

                                                                                                Spotlight 29 Casino

                                                                                                      Coachella

                                                                                                   March 11, 2017

                                                   WOW WOW WOW.....what a GREAT 2 hour concert!!! This show was classic Michael Bolton!! Song after song after song. Even Nessun Dorma!!! And the rockin song...OTR&R and SHC! It has been a long time since Michael has sang for 2 hours with NO opening act!!!  At least for me at the concerts I have attended. Oh my....it was pure Michael for 2 hours!! THANKS Michael for going solo on this concert with no one else using up your time!! Selfish of me I know!! Of course all the regular songs were sung in addition to I've Got A Woman. And yes I have a setlist which doesn't help me!!! LOL Mainly because there is usually a song or two on the list that MB doesn't sing. So then I ask myself...DID he sing that song?? All the concerts over lap for me as far as the song list is considered. Michael was in great spirits and sang his heart out. His performance was wonderful and brought back memories of the good ol' days of watching and singing along with Michael at his earlier concerts. Of course I enjoy ALL MB's concerts but some concerts are special and stand out. This was one of those concerts :) 

                                                     This venue is not one of my favs and yes they had the barricades up BUT not the additional third layer where they roped off the seats at front row. My seat was lousy as it was far right second row. So I sat with Robin in 6th row and kept her company as long as I could. Sure enough people arrived on both sides of her so I moved to the nearest best seat in the fourth row 2 seats tot he right of Robin. There were 4 empty seats and I was hoping they would stay empty so I could bring Robin over. No luck. BUT....the lady who I did sit next to temporarily invited me to stay there as she had an extra ticket!! I said...well imagine that? I laughed and thanked her!! Goodbye to my lousy seat in second row :) Bolton Adventure here I come!! Robin did stand up and chat with Michel but I couldn't really understand what she meant by what she had said so I just yelled out "Go Robin!!" Later Robin explained to MB what the guy in front of her had said to her and why she said what she did. I was farther away than normal so I didn't want to yell out but I did share smiles and "points" with Michael and Jason. The nice lady who gave me the great seat said.....so you really are a fan!! I said oh yes and the lady who yelled out to Michael is my friend and a huge fan also :) Btw.....the venue folks did try and get Robin and I seats together but they were in row 9 and slightly to the right. Well when the fellow then asked me to give up our current  tickets and seats...6th row center for Robin and 2nd row right for me...I said WHOA...wait a minute. While we appreciate all the work you have done on our behalf we are major fans and we can not sit back further than 6th row!! lol He looked a bit puzzled but Robin and i knew what we were doing!! lol Oy vey....the life of a fan always wheeling and dealing!! Anyway...we had a fabulous time and I was hoping to end the night on a great note....so to speak ;) Michael sang his encore and then it was time to continue this Bolton Adventure. Some old time fans that go way back to my days with Little Pam walked up to me. They are so sweet as they always message me during the concert looking for me. I never check my phone during a concert because I am usually taking lousy photos! lol I try and tweet in the beginning but all communication is off after the music starts. Well they caught up with me after the concert and I invited them along to see if we could catch Michael. Of course they joined us and they are so sweet to remember Little Pam and remind me of the fun we all had way back when :) Bob and I had walked the entire outside of the casino and we were certain where MB would be leaving after the show ;) Bob did not join me for this concert as he was having fun playing the slots but he joined up with me to make sure we all made it to the correct parking lot area to catch Michael. He is such an enabler and I LOVE him for that!!!! LOL We all walked to the "spot" and waited and waited. Many of you know the wait ;) We were fortunate to talk to every band member!! Even shy Nelson!! I don't like to make a scene and just thank them for a great show. It was loads of fun and they all seemed very comfortable and felt no need to scurry away. Of course security had their eyes on us at all times. We politely shared smiles. Of course as the moment got closer the main guard asked us to leave the security area. We all looked at each other wondering where this "secure" area was as the entire area was open! lol So we played along and moved behind the only piece of fence present. Mind you...there was no gate...nothing. Just a single piece of fence that met up with no other fence. A divider if you will. So now we waited once again and then....Constance or Carol (from behind the fence) saw MB first and yelled out Hi Michael and of course he answered HI back. That was our invite....Bolton Adventure plan is in full motion now! We scurry to get on the other side of the fence but a HUGE moving truck carrying band equipment must pass us first. The truck passes and there is Michel and his gang in their car. His personal security gut is driving an din the back seat is Michael and his friend. Oh my...his name...I can't even fake the spelling of his name. He is the guitar player who collaborated with MB on I've Got A Woman. Johasson...maybe?? One of you out there knows who I mean and will give you his proper name. Awwwww....the moment arrives. Michael sees us immediately and down goes the window on his side. WOOHOO! There he is with a big smile :) We all say hi in unison. Robin then explains to MB what she had said to him from the audience. I then ask Michael if he would please sign my cd and please write to Kathy since Pledge sent it with no autograph. Michael laughed and said of course I will write Kathy but you know I am going to ask you if it is K or C? I laughed because he always asks me....even before I mention any personalization. Ok Kathy he says...is it K or C?   He once even mentioned to my niece (works in the tv business) that Kathy has me sign lots of things. So it is a running joke now...K or C? I asked for an autograph and Robin asked to hold Michael's hand and of course he did. Then I handed him Robin's setlist and asked him to sign hers and then he signed Constance and Carole's :) He is so sweet. I did forget to mention how I got the setlists. This is the reason I don't like this venue's stage as I cant politely get anyone's attention without yelling and making a scene. I told Robin we will walk up to the stage and lets see if we can say hi to anyone. Jason was sweet enough to walk up to us and shake Robin's hand and my hand. And then Ashley walked up and could barely reach us but we did touch fingertips and shake hands as best we could. I managed to get someone's attention at the stage and I got 4 setlists! One for all of us!! Score :) Ok...back to Michael...lol I thank Michael for a WONDERFUL 2 hour show and tell him he covered every song accept TLT! He laughed and said he didn't get to that song. He said they usually can't go over their time but he said this venue let him go 20 minutes over. I said that was GREAT!! He then looked at me and held out his hand to shake mine and then he cupped his other hand over mine. Awwww....melt my heart!! I thanked him again and then he said thanks for coming. And then our Bolton Adventure was over! But was it? Carole then says ...look...I got it all on video! She shows us and says ...LOOK...there is Michael right on my phone!! Oh how I laughed and said...well yeah....he was just talking to us!!! I do believe this is the first time they have chatted with MB so that was fun. They never hung out with Little Pam and I after a concert so I was happy to have them join us. Unbeknownst to me it was 1 week before their birthdays! Not a bad little surprise for them!! We all said goodnight and Robin and I headed to my car and off we rode into the dark night for home with HUGE smiles on our face. We overwhelmed Bob with our adventure as soon as we got in the car!! Woohoo!! So that is my latest Bolton Adventure and I am thrilled I was able to catch MB after a concert for it has been a long time since I even tried. This old body is still hanging in there for such small joys in life!! And with that I say THANK YOU Michael for an absolutely WONDERFUL show!! And to all of you with concerts in your future have a GREAT time as well !!

Kathy and LAFD Bob

security guard....my corrections will all follow...LOL

Kathy ad LAFD Bob

OH Kathy thanks for a wonderful review and all about your adventure at car.....absolutely super !!! :)

Name is Johan Carlsson and he did a lot on the CD.  He was the guy I couldn't remember name of who joined Michael on stage at RAH last April when we were there for remember Michael introduced him and he played the piano instead of Brian when Michael sang "I've Got A Woman".....think that is and hope, who you are talking about ?!?!

Thanks again Kathy, with a "K" !!! lol

Sylvia  Your wee Scottish friend

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Yes Sylvia...I remember and we both said....what was his name???? lol You are correct!!

Kathy LAFD

Hey Kathy, wow wow wow yourself! Thanks so much for your wonderful review: the concert by itself sounded like a dream come true and added to BB fuzzy memories and meeting Michael afterwards sounds like what the doctor ordered. I’m guessing you’re feeling better physically now after last months’s health issues and if not, it would make my misery more comfortable! XD Oh my sweet dear Kathy, how spoiled you are: I would take that “lousy 2nd row” seat any old time...  You truly have a knack for telling fun stories and I’m sure we could fill scrapbooks with your Bolton adventures. I’m really glad you and Robin had your special moment with Michael. Thanks again so much for sharing sweetie, take care and God bless. Big bear hugs to you, sincerely, Sylvie Qc Canada :D

I couldn't think of the gentleman Johan Carlson's name but he was in the car with Michael. Lucky sirl. :) Oh, cool he played the piano on "I've Gotta Woman." Didn't know. :) Thanks for all descriptions.

You are correct RobinR :)

Kathy LAFD

Hi Sylvie Solver!! lol Thanks for your kind words!! I do love me some and any Bolton Adventure!! My next one is coming in July :))))) I am spoiled and just SLAP me around when I deserve it....quite often!! LOL Hope all is well with you!!! Catch Up Kathy here....finally...LOL Take care!!

Kathy LAFD

Hey Kathy Katch-up, how the heck have you been? Well, I hope. Well, I guess I’ll have to keep busy until your next big review: the Brit girls gave me some good stuff to keep me happy in the meantime.  :D I’m doing okay Kathy: I could be better but it would cost more... ;D Take good care sweetie and welcome back. Hugs, sincerely, Sylvie Q c Canada :D

Oh! Kathy what a review. You put mine to shame. :) Also, Yeah, I remember you girls speaking about Little Pam with whom I met in 2011. At least I got to meet her. I've met Constance & Connie several times. Oh! wow! This was their first time speaking with Michael? Neat. I didn't know their birthdays were that soon afterwards. Oh, & cool about Ashley & Tom going to 2 concerts. I wonder if they went to the one in Washington as they did to the concert in Oregon. Go Ashley & Tom. I agree. I can't thank Michael enough for everything. As I say, "He's such a babe." Once again, Kathy LAFD, thanks ever so much for your review. Your description was so good that I felt like I was back there again.

Thanks Kathy R. for the great review. I can feel your excitement during the show and especially afterwards at the car. Lucky the lady let you stay in the 4th row..:) Nothing better than chatting with MB after a show.. I can imagine you all talking to him.  He's a sweetheart that's for sure.  He takes the time when he can.

I know I like venues that have no hard curfew too so he can run the show longer if he wants to w/o paying a fine.  So glad you had a venue that was set up that way. The shows in MD and NC I recently attended ran longer than his usual time too. Woo Hoo for you guys.

It's nice you got to meet up with the two BB's you know from back in the day with Little Pam. Always fun catching up with the BB's over the years.  

Robin and I remember doing stage doors together back here too so I can imagine her excitement too. We all did the same many times back here.  Such fun.. MB is the BEST!!!  So glad he signed your CD and all too.. And the spelling of your name, I have to laugh as he always asks my buddy Kathy back here same thing.. He doesn't want to mess up your name girl!!

YES great things come to those wait and wait and wait for MB! I know how that goes, done it many times...Was worth waiting in NC recently. Woo Hoo!!! :)

Thanks for posting your review.

Robin your review was great too. Don't put yourself down. Any and all reviews are awesome to me! You all keep this thread hopping. 

Robin in MD :) Thrilled for you guys!!

Hi Robin Md....thanks for the kind words!! And YES great things happen to those who wait and wait and wait!!! LOL All greta times and wonderful memories :))))) Haha...on the K vs C...at least Kathy and I are lucky in that in case MB ever did write C we could always alter to K. But the C Cathy"s aren't so lucky...changing a K into a C is a little more tricky!!! Off to our next MB Adventures!!! WOOHOO!!!

Kathy LAFD

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