It’s been a whirlwind week – well, month, actually – but this week has been especially whirlwind-y (that’s a word, right?). Finally, we’re just now coming down off the high of playing Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
There’s something so electric about New York. Even though southern California reminds me of growing up in Australia, I really do love New York. Like, you can be the most famous person in the world and still get lost in the hustle and bustle. It’s its own kind of crazy that just awakens the soul.
Believe it or not, before playing Radio City Music Hall, I’d never actually been to Radio City. I’ve spent plenty of time in New York and even performed on Broadway, but I’d never had the opportunity to catch a show there. Not only is it a huge, gorgeous theatre, but there’s just so much history there. Just thinking about the people that have walked its halls and graced its stage – and knowing that I’m now among them – that’s such an incredible and humbling feeling.
While every night we get to perform for our fans is a special night for us, having so many local friends and family able to come to our show just made it that much more special. Since this show is so biographical and personal, it was really nice to hear what they had to say about it afterwards. I don’t think they expected it to be so vulnerable, especially with talking about our breakup, but I think we were able to give them a new perspective on what makes us such a strong couple – strong family, really.
Speaking of family, the Radio City show was also Shai’s stage debut!
Since we had so many friends and family in the audience, we thought it’d be a nice treat. It was kind of a risky moment, too. There’s a number where Maks and the boys are dancing with strollers, and usually they’re using prop babies, but instead we brought him out. Leading up to it, Shai and I were backstage being silly and dancing together – you know, really trying to pump him up and make sure he was extra happy so he wasn’t so overwhelmed walking out. Maks even told the audience to try to be a little bit quiet so they didn’t scare him.
But, honestly? He was amazing. He walked out there with me and was smiling and waving at people. It was like he was born to do this stuff. Everyone loved it. Everyone thought it was a cute surprise. And, really – the media, the family, the history – that was all amazing, but this was the moment that really made our Radio City performance unforgettable for me.
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March 19 – Hammons Hall, Springfield, MO
March 20 – Victory Theatre, Evansville, IN
March 21 – Tennessee Theatre, Knoxville, TN
March 22 – DPAC, Durham, NC
March 23 – Berglund Center, Roanoke, VA
March 24 – TPAC, Nashville, TN
March 25 – Cobb Energy Centre, Atlanta, GA
March 27 – Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL
March 28 – Fillmore, Miami, FL
March 29 – Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, FL
March 30 – Dr. Phillips Center, Orlando, FL
March 31 – Florida Theatre, Jacksonville, FL
April 2 – Wilson Center, Wilmington, NC
April 3 – Academy of Music, Philadelphia, PA
April 4 – American Music Theatre, Lancaster, PA
April 5 – American Music Theatre, Lancaster, PA
April 6 – Wang Center, Boston, MA
April 7 – Turning Stone Casino, Verona, NY
April 8 – Sands Casino, Bethlehem, PA
April 10 – Benedum Center, Pittsburgh, PA
April 11 – Auditorium Theatre, Rochester, NY
April 12 – Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, CT
April 13 – Mayo PAC, Morristown, NJ
April 14 – Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY
April 15 – MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD
April 17 – Morris PAC, South Bend, IN
April 18 – Murat Theatre, Indianapolis, IN
April 19 – EJ Thomas, Akron, OH
April 20 – EKU Center, Richmond, KY
April 21 – Fox Theatre, Detroit, MI
April 22 – Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL
April 24 – Orpheum Theatre, Memphis, TN
April 25 – Saenger Theatre, New Orleans, LA
April 26 – Smart Financial Centre, Sugar Land, TX
April 27 – Majestic Theatre, San Antonio, TX
April 28 – Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie, TX
April 29 – Midland Theatre, Kansas City, MO
May 1 – Pikes Peak Center, Colorado Springs, CO
May 2 – Bellco Theatre, Denver, CO
May 4 – Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
May 5 – Civic Theatre, San Diego, CA
May 6 – City National Civic, San Jose, CA
May 8 – Morrison Center, Boise, ID
May 9 – Eccles Theatre, Salt Lake City, UT
May 11 – Grand Sierra Casino, Reno, NV
May 12 – Fox Theatre, Riverside, CA
May 13 – Microsoft Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
May 14 – Luther Burbank, Santa Rosa, CA
May 15 – Gallo Center, Modesto, CA
May 16 – Smith Center, Las Vegas, NV
Photo Credit: Carl Scheffel