There are not many artists who can say they sold out an arena for 4 nights. Let alone one that sings in french. I mean, other than Celine Dion, who else has the artistic klout to sell so many tickets at the Bell Centre?
Stromae is that artist. Sometimes singer, sometimes rapper, he packed in the Bell Centre for 3 straight nights a few weeks ago and yet again last night. The crowd knew all the lyrics. And on a Justin Beiber level, they went crazy when Stromae hit the stage. He blends electronic music and hip hop very well. When you throw in some high end visuals and well choreographed routines, you get one heck of a show.
This is the type of show that while I am happy I had access to the pit right up front, I would also of loved a set of songs from the back. While I purposely brought a wide angle lens knowing I needed more of the stage, sometimes, there is nothing better than just moving to the back. Sadly, we were not allowed.
I was covering the show for iHeartRadioCA, you can see a bigger media gallery here.
Below a few of my faves of the highly entertaining set.