Singer Michael Buble has pledged financial support for victims of Australia’s recent natural disasters and is to meet Queensland Premier Anna Bligh to discuss ways he can help.
The Canadian superstar hosted a press conference in Sydney this week to announce an undisclosed donation before challenging other international artists to do the same.
Arriving in Australia for his sold-out national tour, Buble described victims of last month’s flooding as “amazingly resilient” and according to the Sydney Morning Herald, announced plans to meet Bligh ahead of his opening show in Brisbane on Friday.
“I want to get her opinion and ask her the best way I can help,” Buble told journalists in Sydney today.
“For me it would be a nice thing if I could challenge other artists who have been given so much by this country to give back.
“It’s amazing what you guys have gone through.”
Buble revealed he sat stunned with his Tasmanian-born assistant as the first pictures of the Queensland floods were broadcast in Toronto.
He immediately called his Australian tour manager Paul Dainty to ask how best he could help.
“I’ve got people I consider family and friends here and you guys have given me a lot, so it was heartbreaking to see it happening.”
Whether or not you like his music, OzTREKK gives him credit for identifying a need within a country that has supported him throughout his career. In fact, one-tenth of his sales are in Australia.
Good on ya, Buble!
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