REVIEW. “The surprise ebbs away, the astonishment remains”: Stromae starts in ‘Paleis 12’ unseen concert series

“Bonsoir, les Brusseleirs.” The Maestro came home. With eight times ‘Paleis 12’ and one day at Werchter, Stromae can expect no less than 208,000 followers for his stage on Belgian soil in 2023. In Brussels, after wanderings in America and without even spectacular surprises, he was welcomed as a ‘prodigal son’ and just short of being declared ‘saint’. But the Maestro was ‘blissful’. With a tribute to his wife and a sneaky nod to his biggest fan in an anonymous corner of the stage.