Seal at the Opera House in Chicago

Opera House – Chicago, IL

Seal Opera House

London born international world renowned star Seal made his way here to Chicago last night and he was amazing! Having a remarkable career that spans more 20 years, Seal has garnered countless accolades along with three Grammy Awards and has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide. Known for his one-of-a-kind soaring, husky baritone voice and classic songwriting, Seal has seen success across numerous genres of music. His emotional, romantic love songs, such as “Prayer For the Dying,” the Grammy Award-winning “Kiss From A Rose,” and “Don’t Cry” (all from 1994’s Seal II), and “Love’s Divine” (from 2003’s Seal IV), delighted fans and earned him critical acclaim.

Seal Opera HouseBut Seal has also seen great success in the dance/pop music world beginning with his roots in Britain’s house music/rave scene. Top Ten single “Crazy,” from his eponymous debut album — a genre-defying fusion of soul, pop, rock, R&B, and propulsive grooves that announced the arrival of an innovative new talent. His fifth studio album in 2007, System was a nod to those roots with shimmering melodies, glistening layers of synths and acoustic guitar, and up-tempo electronic beats.

Now the London-born Seal is preparing to release his sixth studio album, what many consider the tour-de-force of his career. Produced by renowned music maestro David Foster, SOUL, due in November from Warner Bros. Records is a stunning compilation of the best classic soul songs ever created, with Seal’s unique touch. The songs each evoke an era when soul music vividly captured emotion, drama and romance. Seal has said, “What I care about now is the same thing I cared about in the beginning of my career, the songs.”

Seal pleasantly serenaded the entire audience with his charm and brilliant vocals last night at the Civic Opera House. A nearly sold out show he took the stage by force starting with “Human Beings” he preformed for a little over two entire hours and I enjoyed every minute. Seal for warned all of us in attendance at the very beginning of the concert “We are going to have fun tonight, I love Chicago and I am going to sing until they kick me out of here”. He did just that, he sang many hit singles such as; Prayer for the Dying, Love’s Devine, Killers, Crazy, Don’t Cry, Fly like an Eagle, Kiss from a Rose, and many more. It was an incredible show.

Seal’s charming and humble personality shinned through his smile during his entire performance; it seemed that he was glowing. The venue was filled with a great positive energy, during his 5 or 6 song encore many people leaped from their seats to the front of the House to get as close as they could possibly get to the stage. People danced, clapped, and sang along from beginning to the very end. His performance generated a strong standing ovation throughout the entire venue. People were all smiles as they left the Opera House. I give the show four stars.


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  1. Ed says:

    I saw the chicago show and it was the best sounding show I had ever heard. Seals vocals were spot on and the band was brilliant. All i can say is WOW

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