Mega star happy to kick back
By ED SOUTHORN
ONE of the world's hottest live performers, Michael Buble, yesterday thanked his lucky stars for the Tweed.
The Canadian "swingin' crooner" megastar is in the middle of his fifth world tour. He has been on the road for the past four years and hasn't had a rest day since he arrived in Australia a fortnight ago.
Buble confessed yesterday to leaping around his Outrigger resort suite at South Kingscliff with unrestrained glee, when he learned he had today off, before tomorrow night's outdoor concert at the Outrigger central park.
"It's chill time, I'll be over there all day," Buble said, pointing at the resort pool.
"Or maybe I'll wrestle a shark, or ride a 20-foot wave."
Jokes aside, Buble is relieved to have some rest time and realises there is no better place than the Tweed to kick back.
He also said it was a "great honour" to be the Outrigger's first live act, at the official opening concert for the new resort.
Developer the Ray Group and concert promoter Paul Dainty plan to stage up to six live concerts with major touring performers at the Tweed Coast resort each year.
"I prefer this kind of show, the theatres are great but they can be kind of stuffy.
"It really is a beautiful place, the aesthetics and the nature are just amazing, unbelievable really.
"I'm glad this is not the biggest town in the world."
Almost 4000 tickets had been sold to the Outrigger show late yesterday.
Concert goers will park on private land off site and be shuttled to the venue.
Already, the Tweed Coast gig is Buble's second largest Australian crowd.
If more than 4500 tickets are sold, which is possible, it will be his biggest Australian show.