Michael Buble is hoping to avoid controversy during his Australian tour, something he says he’s had to deal with the last few times he was Down Under.
“It seems like every time I come to Australia there’s a huge controversy, not a huge one but enough of one,” he told press conference in Sydney on Thursday.
Buble was criticised for appearing drunk during his performance at last year’s Logies – but he denies this was the case.
“So I’m just hoping this time there’s not one [controversy]. One time there was the John Stamos controversy. Another time there was that Harry Connick Jr controversy.
“Another time there was, who’s the rapper who said Rove was a racist? … every time there’s been something.”
In 2007, Buble was due to perform a duet with rapper Xzibit on Rove McManus’ Network Ten show. However, the performance didn’t go ahead because Xzibit wasn’t happy with how he was treated and walked out beforehand.
“The last time I came to do the Logies, they said I was absolutely hammered, so some of these things don’t have to be true they just make really good print,” he said.
Buble spoke highly of his new son, Noah, who was born to the singer and his wife, Luisana Lopilato, last August.
“When I walk down the street I don’t understand why I’m not stopped by every human being so they can meet the most incredible baby that ever was,” he said.
“His poop is fascinating to me … no baby could poop the way my baby can poop, he’s a genius.”
When quizzed by a reporter from Kyle and Jackie O’s show who said Kyle Sandilands wanted to know if the baby was his because it’s so cute, Buble replied: “My wife is so hot it could have been Kyle with her and the kid still would have been cute.”
The singer was asked if he had any advice for Lorde, who recently cancelled her Australia tour due to illness, he said she should enjoy her success.
“The ride is a great ride but getting there is easy compared to staying there,” he said.
“It just gets harder to stay relevant.”
Buble said his latest tour tops the last one he brought to Australia although saying the show is six times better than the last would denigrate it.
“I live for it. I have no nerves, I can’t wait to get started.”
MICHAEL BUBLE AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES:
April 26, 27 – Perth Arena
April 30, May 1, 3, 4 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
May 6, 7 – Adelaide Entertainment Centre
May 9, 10, 16, 17 – Allphones Arena, Sydney
May 12, 13 – Brisbane Entertainment Centre