Michael Buble, a crooner with a sense of humour, is returning to New Zealand for his first show here in 10 years.

Buble will perform at Vector Arena in Auckland on May 21. He was last here in April, 2004.

The Canadian singer has released eight albums including this year's To Be Loved, but had his first No. 1 in New Zealand, and in a statement said the shows would be special.

"You guys were one of the first territories to take me under your wing," he said.


"I just love getting in front of people. It's so important to be in touch with your audience. They've paid their money; I want them to be entertained. If they want to cry or laugh or dance or sing or yell, they can do whatever they want.

"My responsibility is just to take them away."

Tickets go on sale on December 18, with a pre-sale for American Express Card owners staring December 13.

Michael Buble
Where: Vector Arena, Auckland
When: May 21

- nzherald.co.nz