Michael Buble announces first world tour since son’s cancer battle

Weeks after threatening to retire, Michael Bublé announced his 36-date, sixth world tour on Thursday on top of the release of his 10th studio album.

Tickets go on sale November 19 for the North American leg of An Evening with Michael Bublé, which kicks off February 13 at Florida’s Amalie Arena in Tampa.

The 43-year-old jazz singer’s record Love (stylized as heart emoji) drops on November 16 and features standards like Edward Heyman & Victor Young’s 1952 classic, When I Fall in Love.

‘I’m retiring from the business,’ the four-time Grammy winner announced to Daily Mail’s Weekend magazine on October 13. ‘I’ve made the perfect record and now I can leave at the very top.’

Michael ended his career hiatus after his five-year-old son Elias’ liver cancer was in remission, but it was a jam session with his band a year ago convinced him to continue.

‘It wasn’t as straightforward as, “My son’s recovered, I should make an album,”‘ Bublé explained.

‘One, I felt a debt of gratitude, deeper than I can explain, to the millions of people all over the world who prayed for us and showed us compassion. That gave me faith in humanity.

‘Two, because I love music and feel I can continue the legacy of my idols. And three, because if the world was ending – not just my own personal hell but watching the political turmoil in America and watching Europe break up – there’s never a better time for music.’

The Canadian crooner and his wife of seven years – Perdida actress Luisana Lopilato – are also parents to two-year-old son Elias and four-month-old daughter Vida Amber Betty.

Michael will next appear and perform on The Graham Norton Show airing this Friday on BBC America alongside Sir Ian McKellen, Carey Mulligan, and Taron Egerton.

Bublé will then be inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame with a ceremony in front of the W Hotel on November 16 featuring speakers David Foster and Priscilla Presley.

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