Fans can expect a high energy show with all the hits, he said.
Bobby Brown performs at 8 p.m. Dec. 27 at the Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant. Also on the bill is Keith Sweat.
It’s been a heck of a year for R&B star Bobby Brown.
Some would say it’s been a heck of a life!
The Boston native has been in the media spotlight with alcohol issues, the death of his wife of 14 years, the late Whitney Houston, and the tabloid life of his 19-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina.
Despite all the controversies and tragedies, the 43-year-old singer doesn’t mind talking about his life and how much music — and his fans — mean to him.
While some stars might shy away from all media — even when it’s positive — Bobby Brown understands it’s part of the business.
And Bobby and the business go back a long way. In the early ’80s, he and his buddies created a bubble gum R&B/pop sound that blew up the charts (“Candy Girl,” “Cool It Now” and “Mr. Telephone Man”) as New Edition.
Later his solo career spawned several Top 10 hits, including a song he wrote that would go on to be his biggest hit, “My Prerogative” (a No. 1 hit from 1988, which was nominated for a Grammy).
And later he married the legendary Whitney Houston.
Through it all, it’s his fans that keep him going. That’s why he agreed to do a halftime show last month during a Detroit Pistons game.
Bobby Brown was a HUGE fan during those ’90s championship seasons.
“They call me a ‘Bad Boy,’” he said with a laugh.
“I loved the Detroit Pistons; they were my team back in the day, when they had Dennis Rodman. I just love Detroit, period; I love the people and the shopping is incredible.”
And he loves Michigan, too, he said, always considering the state one of his better draws.
He is excited to perform at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort on Dec.27 with Keith Sweat.
What can fans expect?
“I’m still the same old crazy guy on stage,” he said in a recent phone conversation from his home in L.A. “A lot of high energy, old and new material.
“Just an all-around great show.”
His intention, he said, is to make sure fans “have a good time.”
“I really love perform; performing is my everything.”