Michael Bolton Rocks Newkirk, Oklahoma

For those that have an appreciation of music, I highly recommend a Michael Bolton concert.

Bolton appeared in concert at the First Council Casino in Newkirk, Oklahoma on Sept. 24.

Genres including, jazz, rock, opera, and blues were performed.

Bolton performed hits from his new compact disc, “Gems The Duets Collection,” and his classics such as “Time Love and Tenderness” and of course “How Can We Be Lovers” which brought the crowd to their feet.

At the beginning of the concert Bolton joked that there were people strategically placed in the crowd to yell compliments.

He also told the crowd that they were allowed to make all the noise they wanted and to feel free to sing loud, so that he didn’t have to.

Early in the performance, Bolton performed “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You,” a song he cowrote. It was originally recorded by Laura Branigan in 1983.

Bolton also paid tribute to Luciano Pavarotti, who passed away in 2007.

Saxophonist Michael Lington, who hails from Denmark, was on stage with Bolton for the evening.

Lington performed his hit “You and I” from his album titled Heat.

Bolton also performed a couple duets for the first time with a lady, who I did not get the name of.

It sounded like Lebette. I apologize, but the two were very good together.

At one point during the show, Bolton took a break and left the band in charge.

After a brief tune or two, fans could hear Bolton singing but did not realize immediately that he had reappeared in the middle of the crowd.

Non-VIP ticket holders were thrilled to get an even closer look at the now 58-year-old Bolton as he made his way back to the stage singing.

After a few more tunes Bolton and his band thanked the crowd and exited.

The crowd chanted “one more Michael” and Bolton and the band returned and did a classic made famous by U2, “In the Name of Love,” before making their final exit.

Bolton’s next scheduled events are at the Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, Texas on Sept. 28; Beau Rivage Biloxi, in Biloxi, Mississippi on Sept. 30 and the Horseshoe Hotel and Casino-Riverdome, in Bossier City, Lousiana on Oct. 1.

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