Concert tourAConcert tour is a series of music concerts in multiple cities. Tours are generally headlined by a Musical Artist in support of the release of a new Musical Album.This type does not yet have properties of its own.
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The News of the World Tour was a concert tour by the British rock band Queen, and supported their successful 1977 album News of the World.
This tour was the first to use the songs We Will Rock You, We Are the Champions and Love of My Life, three of the famous anthems that helped make Queen well known for their concerts. The tour also marked the first time where a song (I'm In Love With My Car) would not have Mercury on lead vocals, which were, instead, provided by Taylor. It was also the first time the band toured without an opening act.
In the book The Show I'll Never Forget: 50 Writers Relive Their Most Memorable Concertgoing Experience, novelist Tracy Chevalier recalls attending one of this tour's concerts at the age of 15:
Robert Hilburn of the Los Angeles Times called this concert tour the band's "most spectacularly staged and finely honed show yet".
One of the shows on the North American leg at The Houston Summit was filmed and is widely traded among fans. The Houston concert is considered one of their best bootleg recordings. Also, that show saw the band not play "Spread Your Wings" and was the one show where Brian May did his guitar solo spot in normal tuning as the solo
The Sacrament World Tour was a concert tour by American metal band Lamb of God. It was in support of the band's 5th studio album Sacrament. It was the biggest tour the band has done to date; and their new DVD, Walk with Me in Hell, which was released on July 1, 2008, contains a documentary and live footage from the World Tour.
After touring extensively in 2004 and 2005 for their album Ashes of the Wake, Lamb of God took some time off in late 2005, early 2006 to write material for the their new record. In June and July 2006, Lamb of God took some time out of the studio to perform in Mastodon, Children of Bodom, and Thine Eyes Bleed. After the tour, the band went back in to the studio to complete their new album.
In August 2006 Lamb of God released its fifth studio album, Sacrament. The album debuted at number eight on the Billboard 200 and sold nearly 65,000 copies in its first week of sales, nearly doubling the first week sales of Ashes of the Wake. The album received generally positive reviews, with Cosmo Lee of Stylus Magazine stating, "Sacrament has the band's most memorable songs to date. Musically, there's no fat. The band plays with laser precision and songs move smoothly
The Rhythm Nation World Tour is the debut concert tour by American recording artist Janet Jackson. It was launched in support of her fourth studio album Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989), and also contained material from her third studio album Control (1986). Jackson's record label A&M announced plans for the world tour in fall of 1989, following the release of Rhythm Nation 1814. Managed by Roger Davies and Rusty Hooker, the tour was developed by musical director Chuckii Booker, choreographer Anthony Thomas, stage designer Roy Bennett, stage manager Chris Tervit, production manager Benny Collins, and Jackson herself.
The nine month international trek saw concerts in the United States, Canada, Japan, the Netherlands, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, and Brazil. It began in the United States in March, 1990 and continued through November, 1990 where it came to a close with a return trip to Japan. Songs performed during the set list of the tour were divided evenly between Jackson's third and fourth studio albums—each concert began with "Control" (1986) and ended with "Rhythm Nation" (1989). Noting performances placed greater emphasis on theatricality over vocal prowess,
The Dark Side of the Moon Live was a worldwide concert tour by Roger Waters. Waters and his band performed the title piece in its entirety at each show, beginning at the Rock in Rio festival on 2 June 2006.
The tour featured elaborate stage design by Mark Fisher (the architect of Pink Floyd's The Wall shows), including giant puppets, large video screen displays and a 360° quadraphonic sound system. The performances were divided into two sets: the first being a collection of Pink Floyd material and songs from Roger's solo career, and the second The Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety, plus encores.
Pink Floyd's iconic pig has been used extensively during the Dark Side of the Moon tour, introduced on 6 September 2006, the opening night of the US leg, and since appearing at almost every venue. During the tour, the pig has often carried messages critical of the American government, Waters' socialist views, and the support of repressed Latin American populations, including indictments of discrimination and calls for the further prosecution of former dictators. A partial list of the pigs and messages featured at each show can be found at inflatable pigs on Roger Waters' tours.
The Binaural Tour was a concert tour by the American rock band Pearl Jam to support its sixth album, Binaural.
Pearl Jam promoted Binaural with tours in Europe and North America. Before the tour started on May 23, with a show in Lisbon, Portugal, two warm-up concerts were performed in Bellingham, Washington, on May 10, and Vancouver, British Columbia, on May 11.
Pearl Jam's 2000 European tour ended in tragedy on June 30, 2000, with an accident at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark. Nine fans were crushed underfoot and suffocated to death as the crowd rushed to the front. After numerous requests for the crowd to step back, the band stopped playing and tried to calm the crowd when the musicians realized what was happening, but it was already too late. The two remaining dates of the tour were cancelled, and the band seriously considered retiring after this event. Pearl Jam was initially blamed for the accident, but the band was later cleared of responsibility. Two additional concerts through July were cancelled.
A month after the European tour concluded, the band embarked on a two-leg North American tour, starting on August 3 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The first leg of the tour
The Second Coming Tour, also known as the Reunion Tour, is a concert tour by American rock band Faith No More from 2009 to 2012. It was the group's first tour in more than a decade.
Rumours that Faith No More would reunite for shows in the U.K. in the summer of 2009 were circulating in late November 2008, but were originally dismissed by bassist Billy Gould. He explained: "If anything like this were to happen, it would have to come from the band, and I haven't spoken with any of them in over a year. So as far as I know, there isn't anything to talk about, and I'm pretty sure that if you were to contact Patton, he would tell you the same thing." However, on February 24, 2009 after months of speculation and rumors, Faith No More announced they would be reforming with a line-up identical to the Album of the Year era. A prior statement from frontman Mike Patton's publicist suggested they would be touring Europe.
In March 2009, it was confirmed that Faith No More would be headlining the Main Stage at the Download Festival in Donington Park, U.K. in June. They were also confirmed for the Hurricane and Southside festivals in Germany, Greenfield Festival in Switzerland, Hove Festival in
Album or Release Supporting:...and Justice for All
Damaged Justice was the fourth concert tour by the American heavy metal band Metallica. It began on September 11, 1988 and ended on October 8, 1989. The name is believed to be inspired either by the cover of its fourth studio album ...And Justice for All, or by the song "Damage, Inc." from the group's previous album, Master of Puppets.
The tour marked the one and, to date, only time that Metallica has played in the U.S. state of Delaware. On August 7, 1989, the band headlined a special and very drunken gig at Newark's Stone Balloon.
(Taken from the Seattle, WA Center Coliseum show on August 29, 1989)
The setlist remained fairly consistent over the course of the tour. "Blackened" opened every performance with the exception of "Creeping Death" at some concerts in the summer of 1989. "The Wait" was teased as part of the second encore beginning with the spring '89 Pacific Rim tour. Other covers teased included "Prowler" (originally performed by Iron Maiden), "Helpless", "How Many More Times" by Led Zeppelin and "Black Night" by Deep Purple. "Eye of the Beholder" was often played as the fifth or sixth song, immediately following "Harvester of Sorrow"; it was switched out fairly
The Dream Within a Dream Tour was the third concert tour by American recording artist Britney Spears. It promoted her third studio album Britney (2001) in North America and Japan. The Dream Within a Dream Tour was promoted by Concerts West, marking the first time Spears did not tour with Clear Channel Entertainment. On September 21, 2001, a North American tour was announced that kicked off exactly two months later after various dates were postponed. In February 2002, Spears announced a second leg of the tour. It was directed and choreographed by Wade Robson, who explained the main theme of the show was Spears's coming of age and newfound independence. The stage was designed by Steve Cohen and Rob Brenner and was composed of a main stage and a B-stage, united by a runway. Inspired by Cleopatra's barge, a flying device was developed so Spears could travel over the audience to the B-stage. The setlist was mostly composed by songs from the supporting album, as Spears felt they were more reflective of her personality. Songs from her previous two studio albums were also included in remixed form by Robson.
The show was divided into seven segments with the last one being the encore. Spears
The Janet. World Tour (stylized as janet. World Tour) is the second concert tour by American recording artist Janet Jackson. It was launched in support of her fifth studio album Janet (1993). It began in November, 1993 and continued through April, 1995 before ending in London. Concerts were held in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
Jackson's Rhythm Nation World Tour of 1990 made history as the most successful debut concert tour in history. Like its predecessor, the Janet World Tour became reputable for its theatrical grandeur—incorporating complex choreography, pyrotechnics, video display, stage design and costuming—drawing comparison to Broadway theatre.
Although frequent criticisms included Jackson's lack of vocal proficiency and spontaneity, a number of reviews observed her showmanship had improved since the Rhythm Nation World Tour. Several critics compared her stage presence to that of her brother Michael Jackson, Prince, Madonna and Tina Turner.
Costumes and wardrobe for the tour were designed by stylist Tanya Gill, with outfits "rang[ing] from pipebone vests with high-heeled moccasin boots to zoot suits top-hats to circus-ringmaster bustiers." With a show
Taking Chances Tour is the ninth concert tour by Canadian singer Céline Dion, in support of her 2007 studio albums, D'elles and Taking Chances. The tour marked the return of Dion after performing her groundbreaking show A New Day... in Las Vegas for five years. The tour visited Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. It is estimated to have grossed over US$200 million in 2008, so it became one the highest grossing tours in 2008. In 2009, it grossed nearly US$43 million, bringing its gross to over US$270 million. "Taking Chances Tour" is the second highest-grossing tour of all-time by a solo artist, and tenth highest-grossing tour over all.
The show, directed by Jamie King (famously known for his work with Madonna), combined Dion's performances with color, fashion and dance. Céline Dion performed some of her biggest hits, along with songs from her latest English album Taking Chances. The two hour show was divided into four segments: soul, rock, Middle-Eastern and, fashion-victim. Dion was supported by eight dancers (4 male and 4 female). Rehearsals took place in December 2007 in Primm, Nevada and MGM Grand Garden Arena.
The tour setup included about twenty LED screens,
The Have a Nice Day Tour was a worldwide concert tour by American rock band Bon Jovi. It took place between November 2005 and July 2006. The tour supported their ninth studio album Have a Nice Day.
The tour was a significant commercial success, as the group played to ~2,000,000 fans, and the tour grossed a total $132 million. The tour was the third-highest-grossing tour of 2006, just behind The Rolling Stones' A Bigger Bang World Tour and Madonna's Confessions Tour.
The set lists greatly varied between concerts, so after each show its set list was posted on the official website. Most concerts began with the song "Last Man Standing" from the Have a Nice Day record, with the show beginning as Jon Bon Jovi suddenly appeared on a small platform in the middle of the audience at the far end from the stage, followed by "You Give Love a Bad Name". "Livin' on a Prayer" was almost always played as the finalé before any encores.
At some shows, Jennifer Nettles performed with the band in the song "Who Says You Can't Go Home".
On one show in the National Bowl at Milton Keynes, 1500 fans sat in the bar watching England play and win their first-round match in the 2006 FIFA World Cup; Jon Bon Jovi
The Diamond Dogs Tour was a concert tour by David Bowie in North America in 1974 to promote the studio album Diamond Dogs. The end of the tour was also called The Soul Tour, which included some songs from the forthcoming album Young Americans.
Bowie later recalled how he had become fed up with the theatricality of the tour early on (before changing it into the 'Soul Tour'): "I was in a bad state of mind to have attempted that. It was pretty exciting, but I was so blocked [laughs], so stoned during the entire thing that I'm amazed I lasted with it even that one trip across America before I ditched it."
Two months of rehearsals were required to get the tour ready, in part due to the elaborate set & props required for the show (reported to cost $275,000 in 1974 money). Originally the tour was planned to appear in a city for 5 nights before moving on, but that plan was abandoned early on. The tour started in June 1974 in Montreal, Canada as the "Diamond Dogs Tour." The tour took the month of August 1974 off, during which time Bowie began recording his follow-up studio album, Young Americans. On 10 October 1974, after the tour had resumed, Bowie abandoned the extravagant theatrical set
Two months before the release of their fifth full-length album, Year Zero, industrial rock act Nine Inch Nails began a new tour, officially called Performance 2007. The tour initially started off as a 'best-of' tour (since no songs from Year Zero were played at the first few days) but later transformed into a direct Year Zero support tour.
Prior to the beginning of the tour, Trent Reznor in an interview described it as an opportunity to play with the same line-up again, visiting some places the band did not play in before and revisiting music from all the different areas of Nine Inch Nails rather than focusing entirely on the new album.
The production on this tour was minimal. Regardless, the tour featured the heaviest setlist rotation in the band's history, covering about 40 songs from all their albums.
Two Year Zero songs made their debut on this leg ("Survivalism" and "The Beginning of the End"), as well as a few old, never before played live songs: "Last" from Broken, "We're in This Together" from The Fragile and a deconstructed version of "The Fragile" from Still. At a show in Madrid, Spain, ten tracks from The Downward Spiral were performed, the first seven of which were
The Velvet Rope World Tour is the third concert tour by American recording artist Janet Jackson. Launched in support of her sixth studio album The Velvet Rope (1997), the tour embarked on an international trek that included Europe, North America, Africa, Asia, New Zealand and Australia.
Due to the fact The Velvet Rope contained autobiographical themes, Jackson developed the tour's concert setting as storybook, allowing spectators to cross her "velvet rope" and experience her life story through the evolution of her musical career. As with Jackson's previous tours, the intense choreography and complex production of her concerts drew frequent comparison to Broadway theatre. While a number of reviews reported her stage presence was as exceptional as ever, a number of critics also noted improvement in her vocal capability.
To promote the tour, a live special, The Velvet Rope: Live in Madison Square Garden was aired on HBO, which drew over 15 million viewers. The special won an Emmy Award from four nominations. It was later released on video cassette, DVD, and Laserdisc entitled The Velvet Rope Tour – Live in Concert.
Jackson developed the tour as an audiovisual storybook, sharing her
It is a spectacle of music and humor from the Argentinean group Les Luthiers.
It is divided in the following sections:
- Los Premios Mastropiero (ceremonia de entrega de premios)
- El Desdén de Desdémona (madrigal caribeño)
- Amor a primera vista (bossa libidinossa)
- Tienes una mirada... (rock de alabanza)
- Los Milagros de San Dádivo (cantata opus 0800-DADIVO)
- Ya no te amo, Raúl (bolera)
- Ella me engaña con otro (dúo de amor para varios intérpretes)
- Juana Isabel (canción con forma de merengue)
-Ya no eres mía (ex rock)
- Valdemar y el Hechicero (comedia musical infantil para adultos)
The New Forest Tour is an open-top bus service in the New Forest, running two circular routes around Lyndhurst, Brockenhurst, Lymington, Beaulieu and Exbury Gardens as well as going to Ringwood, Fordingbridge, Cadnam and Ashurst. It is run by Bluestar in partnership with Hampshire County Council, New Forest District Council and the New Forest National Park Authority.
The tour was set up in 2004 by Solent Blue Line and City Sightseeing. The aim was to get traffic off the roads in and around the New Forest. When started, Solent Blue Line used a Bristol VR on a circular tour around the forest with a bike trailer.
In 2005, the tour continued in a similar form, except the route was reversed to today's anti-clockwise version.
In 2006 Solent Blue Line operated the tour with two nearly-new open-top buses from Wilts & Dorset. This was possible due to a £100,000 payment from Hampshire County Council. With an additional combined £30,000 funding every year for three years from the New Forest District Council and National Park Authority, the tour could run hourly instead of two hourly. The buses were Volvo B7TL/East Lancs Myllenniums, low floor and accessible to wheelchair users. They operated
The Hot Space Tour was a concert tour by the English rock band Queen, supporting their 1982 album Hot Space. A DVD documenting the band's June 5, 1982 concert at the Milton Keynes Bowl outside London was released in 2004 as Queen on Fire - Live at the Bowl. Concerts in Japan and Austria were recorded and added to the DVD as extras.
The Hot Space Tour was the last tour of the band that took them to United States until the Queen + Paul Rodgers Tour in 2006 (the band stopped touring completely in 1986 due to Freddie Mercury's health, and did not tour again until the Queen + Paul Rodgers Tour commenced in 2005). The Hot Space Tour comprised 69 shows and three legs.
Billy Squier was the opening act during the North American leg of the tour.
Selena live 2010 is the third world tour of Jose Rodrigo Arango Suaza. Jose has thought this tour will start on June 2010 to promoting Breakout Platinum, Selena Tribute and his new 2010 album "Memories Of a Broken Heart".
The Up! Tour is the second concert tour by Canadian singer–songwriter Shania Twain in support of her fourth studio album, Up!. The show reached North America and Europe. The tour became one of the highest grossing tours in 2004, estimated to have grossed over US$100 million.
Before the tour commenced, Twain performed a series of free concerts in the United States and the United Kingdom. The official DVD for the Up! Tour was filmed on July 27, 2003 at Grant Park in Chicago. The performance later aired on NBC and CBC in August 2003, with the DVD released in November 2003. The performances of "She's Not Just a Pretty Face" and "It Only Hurts When I'm Breathing" were later used as music videos to promote the aforementioned singles. Up! Live in Chicago has been certified platinum by the RIAA for shipments of over 500,000 copies in the United States. It has also been certified platinum in Australia for shipments of 15 000 copies.
The Who's That Girl World Tour is the second concert tour by American singer-songwriter Madonna. The tour supported her third studio album, True Blue (1986), as well as the soundtrack Who's That Girl (1987). It was Madonna's first world tour, reaching Asia, North America and Europe. Madonna's 1987 film Who's That Girl was a box office failure, but its soundtrack proved to be a commercial success. Warner Bros. felt that they could encache on Madonna's success further and they sent her on a world tour. Musically and technically superior to her previous Virgin Tour, the Who's That Girl Tour incorporated multimedia components to make the show more appealing.
Madonna trained herself physically with aerobics, jogging and weight-lifting, to cope with the choreography and the dance routines. For the costumes, she collaborated with designer Marlene Stewart, expanding on the idea of bringing her popular video characters to life onstage, reworking scenes from videos such as "True Blue", "Open Your Heart", "Papa Don't Preach" and "La Isla Bonita". The stage was huge, with four video screens, multimedia projectors and a flight of stairs in the middle. Patrick Leonard, who was the music
For You, For Me (promoted as KylieUSA2009) was the tenth concert tour by Australian singer Kylie Minogue. This is Minogue's first concert tour in North America. The concert has received very favorable reviews from music critics. Despite previous criticism of touring this territory by Minogue and her management, the tour grossed over three million dollars.
In 2002, there was speculation Minogue would bring her KylieFever2002 to the U.S. and Canada, after the success of Fever and its singles in those territories. It was originally believed Minogue did not want to scale down the show for smaller venues but later revealed she was swayed by her management to not perform in the U.S. and Canada. However, Minogue did tour the U.S. with Jingle Ball, an annual concert festival produced on by KIIS-FM, visiting Boston, Anaheim, Houston, Miami, Philadelphia and New York City.
The tour was officially announced via Billboard on 6 May 2009. Minogue stated, "I’ve wanted to tour in America and Canada for years now and know that fans have been waiting a long time for this. I’m thrilled that the opportunity has finally arrived." Bill Silva (CEO of Bill Silva Presents) stated, "Kylie has such a
The David Bowie Sound+Vision Tour was billed as a greatest hits tour in which Bowie would retire his back catalogue of older songs. It opened at the Colisée de Québec - Quebec City, QC on 4 March 1990 before reaching its conclusion in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 29 September 1990, spanning five continents in seven months. The concert tour surpassed the previous Serious Moonlight and Glass Spider Tour's statistics by visiting 27 countries with 108 performances. For the ten performances in the United Kingdom alone it was estimated the audience figure was 250,000 in total.
Édouard Lock (of La La La Human Steps) co-conceived and was artistic director for this tour. Bowie had originally wanted La La La Human Steps to be involved in his previous Glass Spider Tour, but was unable to secure them due to scheduling conflicts.
The impetus for the tour was EMI and Rykodisc being keen for Bowie to promote his back-catalogue re-issue programme that had started in 1989 with the release of the Sound and Vision box set.
It was stated that Bowie would never perform these greatest hits on tour again. Bowie said "knowing I won't ever have those songs to rely on again spurs me to keep doing new things,
The Unforgettable Fire Tour by Irish rock band U2 took place in 1984 and 1985 in support of band's album The Unforgettable Fire. Beginning in August 1984 with the band's first tour to Australia and New Zealand, the tour spanned four further legs which included 43 concerts in Europe and 50 in North America.
Initially challenged by the sonic complexity of the new album's material, the band were able to translate the complex layered atmospheric textures of the new studio-recorded tracks to live performance through the use of programmed sequencers, which the band until then had been reluctant to use. Since then sequencers are now used on the majority of U2 songs in performance. Songs criticised as being "unfinished", "fuzzy" and "unfocused" on the album, including the live favourite, "Bad", made more sense on stage.
For the first time, U2 consistently played in arenas instead of smaller halls and theatres, and sometimes for multiple nights. The group had reached the level of popularity where this was possible, but had not yet broken out into widespread fame and familiarity among the general rock and pop audience; that would come in 1987 with the release of The Joshua Tree. The band's
Shayne Ward Live 2007 was the first UK tour by Shayne Ward. It took place in January and February 2007, following his win on The X Factor in 2005 and the release of his self-titled debut album.
Production for the tour started in November, 2006 with rehearsals at Litestructures, South Kirkby, West Yorkshire. During this time Ward's dancers and band were hired through an audition process.
Although most reviews commented on how Ward was an "amazing live performer" and was able to "hold his own on stage", they also slated the shows for including too many cover versions and not enough of his own material from his then new album. A South Yorkshire based newspaper "The Star" mentioned that this was expected from one of Louis Walsh's protégés.
The support acts for the tour were as followed:
The Natty Dread Tour was a concert tour organised to support the album Natty Dread by Bob Marley & The Wailers.
The tour began in Miami, Florida, on June 5, 1975, and ended in Manchester, England, on July 20, 1975. In late June Marley did 14 shows in seven days at Paul's Mall in Boston. During the second tour leg in England the first live album Live! was recorded at the Lyceum Ballroom in London. Before the tour started Marley performed a concert along with Jackson Five in March in Kingston. After the tour Marley performed the Wonder Dream Concert, featuring Stevie Wonder and his old bandmates Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer.
While on the Natty Dread Tour Marley did his first performance outside Jamaica, England and the United States when playing the Massey Hall in Toronto, Canada.
The standard setlist of the tour mostly looked like the following:
All songs from the Natty Dread album had been performed at least once, except for "Revolution" (which was a standard song during the Uprising Tour in 1980). There were performances of two earlier songs which are not featured on any of Marley's Island albums released at that time: "Trenchtown Rock" and "Nice Time".
From show to show sometimes
The Dangerously In Love Tour was the debut solo concert tour by American recording artist Beyoncé Knowles. Although the tour was intended to showcase songs from her debut solo album, Dangerously in Love, (2003) the set list also contained a special segment dedicated to Knowles' former group Destiny's Child and featured songs from Knowles' 2003 film The Fighting Temptations. The stage was simple and featured a large LED screen in the back that displayed video images of Knowles and her dancers, as well as some images from her music videos and some prerecorded images with special effects. The tour was reviewed negatively by Dave Simpson of The Guardian who graded it with two stars out of five. It only reached Europe. Knowles' performance at the Wembley Arena in London, England was filmed and later released on the CD/DVD Live at Wembley, which was released in April 2004.
The Dangerously In Love Tour was the debut solo concert tour by American recording artist Beyoncé Knowles. The tour was intended to showcase songs from Knowles' debut solo album, Dangerously in Love released in 2003. The stage was simple and featured a large LED screen in the back that moved up and down throughout the
The I'm Not Dead Tour was the third concert tour by American singer-songwriter Pink. Launched in support of her fourth studio album, I'm Not Dead (2006) the tour reached Europe, North America. Australasia, Africa and Asia.
After performing several promotional shows throughout North America and Europe, Pink announced her tour in Spring 2006. The "I'm Not Dead Tour" began in North America in nightclubs and theatres. Pink explained, "Small gigs, that's where it's at [...] You can feel everyone's sweat, it's just so close and intimate. It's stinky, it's smoky, it's good." Pink continued her tour into Europe and Australia, playing predominately in arenas. As her album gained momentum in the United States, she joined Justin Timberlake as the opening act on his FutureSex/LoveShow, at select venues in the US. Pink returned to Europe during Summer 2007, playing open air/amphitheater festivals. She concluded her tour in South Africa. The tour became one of the most successful tours in both 2006 and 2007. In Australia, she became the most successful female artist during that time. The Australian tour grossed $41.5 million and was Pink's most successful tour until her Funhouse tour in 2009.
The Ms. Kelly World Tour was a concert tour by American pop/R&B singer Kelly Rowland in support of her album Ms. Kelly. The tour visited the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. It launched an eagerly-awaited North American fall concert tour beginning October 28 in Seattle and ending with a three-night run at the Orleans Casino in Las Vegas. The emerging American R&B singer Mario opened for Kelly at select venues. One of the year's most avidly-anticipated concert events, the Kelly Rowland tour showcased the artist performing songs from her two best selling solo albums Simply Deep and Ms. Kelly as well as in-concert surprises from the Destiny's Child repertoire and more. Kelly Rowland's 2007 fall concert tour marked the artist's first set of U.S. concert dates since Destiny Child's "Destiny Fulfilled ... And Lovin' It" farewell tour in 2005.
The Ms. Kelly World Tour was to be Rowland's first worldwide tour. Rowland had previously headlined an exclusive European tour, Simply Deeper Tour, for her debut solo album, Simply Deep. The tour was to hit 16 city tour between October 2007 and November 2007, with a two-night stint in Las Vegas. R&B crooner Mario was scheduled as the
The Heroes of Woodstock Tour was a North American concert tour celebrating the 40th anniversary of the 1969 Woodstock Festival. The tour features several bands, most of which performed at the original Woodstock festival or feature members that performed at the festival. The musicians featured differed slightly from venue to venue but most of the concerts featured Jefferson Starship, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Canned Heat, Ten Years After and Tom Constanten. Some dates featured Melanie, Edgar Winter, John Sebastian, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Mountain and the Levon Helm Band. Country Joe McDonald hosted all of the concerts, playing a couple of songs in between the different sets.
With every ticket to a Heroes of Woodstock performance the ticket holder will receive a free soundboard download of the concert they attended in .mp3 format. The downloads will become available one to five days after a concert ends and will be available for free for three days. In order to access the download a person must enter a code given away at the concert they attended. After three days of access the files will no longer be available for free download but .flac files will be available
Storm World Tour (or simply Storm Tour) was the first world tour by Finnish singer Tarja Turunen to support her second studio album, My Winter Storm, released on November 19, 2007, by Universal Music; it was Tarja's first world tour since her dismissal from Nightwish in 2005, playing for the first time in several countries like Luxembourg, Serbia, Israel, Ukraine, Bulgaria and Belarus.
The tour was divided in seven legs between 2007 and 2009, with ten warm up concerts in Europe between November and December. In 2008, she played in South America and finished the year again in Europe; in 2009, Tarja played in North America, with dates in the United States and Canada, and then she hosted new concerts in South America, debuting in Venezuela.
During the last leg, Tarja played for the first time in Turkey and Croatia, and finished the tour in London, England, on October 19, 2009, after 95 concerts.
On December 8, 2007, Tarja hosted a big concert in Kuusankoski, Finland; the show was professionally recorded and later in 2008 she released the full concert for download online, without any commercial intention, according to Tarja, it was only a "gift for her fans".
She played the following
The Rapture of the Deep tour was a worldwide concert tour by British hard rock band Deep Purple. It took place in support of their 2005 studio album Rapture of the Deep. It is supposed to be one of the most successful and long-lasting tours the band has ever done. In 2007, it was voted #6 tour of the year by listeners of the Planet Rock radio station.
During the tour, Deep Purple has covered five continents and played in more than 50 countries. They did over 28 legs in Europe, UK, North America, South America, Asia, Africa and Australia, playing almost 500 shows in six years. Venue sizes varied from big concert halls to the world's largest arenas and stadiums.
During the tour, Deep Purple has headlined several of the world's biggest festivals, including:
Although some fans called the 2010 leg simply "World Tour" (since by that point only one song from Rapture Of The Deep (the title track) remained in the set list), Don Airey, the band's keyboardist, said it is still the Rapture of the Deep tour.
In 2005 Deep Purple released a new studio album titled Rapture of the Deep. The CD enjoyed a modest success, especially in Europe, where it charted TOP 20 in several countries.
The Works Tour was one of the largest tours by the English rock band Queen. During this tour, Queen participated in the Rock in Rio festival in 1985; the concert was released on VHS but there has not been a worldwide DVD release as of 2012. The band released a DVD from a concert in Tokyo titled We Are the Champions: Final Live in Japan, but the name had no relation to the context, because after Tokyo there were two more gigs at Nagoya and Osaka.
The stage design was based on a scene from Fritz Lang's Metropolis with huge rotating cog-wheels at the rear of the stage and a brightly lit cityscape. Due to a prior ligament damage in his knee, it was somewhat of a challenge for Mercury to navigate the complex set of multiple levels and stairs. Eventually, in Hanover, Mercury fell down the stairs during the performance of "Hammer to Fall". He was only able to play "Bohemian Rhapsody", "We Will Rock You", and "We Are the Champions" afterwards, shortening the concert somewhat. Due to Mercury's injury, May played the first bars of "We Will Rock You" out of anxiety in order to get Mercury to hospital.
Live: With Teeth Tour was a concert tour in support of industrial rock act Nine Inch Nails' With Teeth album, which took place in early 2005, running until mid-2006, and was broken into five legs.
The Spring Arena and Summer Amphitheater legs were filmed for the Beside You in Time tour documentary, which was released in early 2007.
The production for the club tour was minimal. Due to this, the band was able to change setlist often and move some songs up and down from show to show.
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This leg incorporated a very elaborate visual display, incorporating a screen behind the stage, light columns, geometric light monitors, a grid of overhead lights, and a sheer silver screen that would drop in front of the stage. Each show began with the screen dropped down in front of the stage and would be raised as the third song in the set began. It would drop down again halfway through the set for "Eraser," "Right Where It Belongs," and "Beside You in Time," with film footage projected onto the screen for the former two songs.
Roy Bennett and Martin Phillips were responsible for the lighting design and stage design respectively. Bennett explained in a 2005 interview that
The Hello Hurricane Tour is a 2009-2010 concert tour by the alternative rock band Switchfoot in support of their seventh studio album, Hello Hurricane. The tour began in San Diego, California on November 8, 2009 and concluded in Avila Beach, California on October 29, 2010. Dates were first announced on switchfoot.com on September 23, 2009.
The tour was first announced as a short national trek across the southern portion of the United States, beginning with a hometown show in El Cajon, California on November 8 and ending in Ventura, California on November 28. However, more dates continued to be announced due to the high demand for shows. The second leg of the tour hit the Eastern United States, beginning December 3 in Charlotte, North Carolina and concluding December 14, 2009.
This was followed by a North American at large tour, with dates primarily in the northernwestern United States and portions of Canada. Those dates ran throughout January 8 to 23.
After playing at Parachute Music Festival in New Zealand anda few shows in Japan, the band resumed their tour in February, continuing on until the end of the year.
The first 2009 legs of the Hello Hurricane tour featured no opening
The Good Girl Gone Bad Tour was the second world concert tour by Barbadian singer Rihanna, in support of her third studio album Good Girl Gone Bad. The setlist was composed of songs mostly from Good Girl Gone Bad but also included some songs from her first two albums. Akon was selected as the opening act for the Canadian dates of the North American leg, while Ciara and David Jordan supported the UK dates of the European leg. Chris Brown joined the tour during the Oceanian leg.
The show featured Rihanna wearing revealing leather costumes during each show. Many changes were made to the set list throughout the tour. The original set list features a cover of Bob Marley's "Is This Love" and during the European leg of the tour, the set list was shortened to fifteen songs. In the third set list of the Oceanian and Asian leg, the show ended with an encore. The tour received mixed reviews from contemporary critics, who criticized her for her revealing outfits on stage. A DVD of the Manchester concert at the Manchester Arena titled Good Girl Gone Bad Live was released on June 17, 2008.
The tour, directed and choreographed by Tina Landon, was the first tour headlined by Rihanna. It presented
The Ultimate Tour is a reunion tour by British pop group, Take That. The tour, featuring four of the original members of the group Gary Barlow, Jason Orange, Mark Owen and Howard Donald; ran for a total of 32 shows in Britain and Ireland. Sugababes were the supporting act for that year.
The Ultimate Tour was the first time that Take That had performed together since they split in 1996. The show featured all the original members of the group, except Robbie Williams who quit the group in 1995. At a press conference in London on November 25, 2005 the group front man Gary Barlow announced: "Thanks for giving us the last 10 years off but unfortunately the rumours are true. Take That are going back on tour." The news came after renewed interest in the group after a televised documentary proved to be a ratings success and their album Never Forget: The Ultimate Collection peaked at #2 in the UK Albums Chart. The tour was originally scheduled to be an 11 date arena tour but after they sold out within 30 minutes of going on sale, more dates were immediately added as promoters doubled the number of shows. The group sold 275,000 tickets in the space of under 3 hours, ironically making it the
The Ghost of Tom Joad Tour was a lengthy, worldwide concert tour featuring Bruce Springsteen performing alone on stage in small halls and theatres, that ran off and on from late 1995 through the middle of 1997. It followed the release of his 1995 album The Ghost of Tom Joad.
The tour began on November 21, 1995 at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The first group of shows ran through the end of the year in major media centers such as Los Angeles, the San Francisco area, Washington, Philadelphia, New York, and Boston.
After a winter holiday break, the show visited other North American cities in January 1996, including a stop in Youngstown, Ohio due to "Youngstown" being the album track most (relatively) played on radio.
February and March saw shows in Western Europe, followed by a three-week break during which Springsteen attended the Academy Awards show in Los Angeles. The tour resumed in Europe through earlyish May.
A family man with three small children at the time, Springsteen took off the summer of 1996 and then started up again in the U.S. in mid-September, now playing smaller markets and colleges, as well as local stops in Asbury Park and his old St. Rose of Lima
The Look Me In The Eyes Tour was a 2008 North America concert tour by the Jonas Brothers. Ryan Seacrest announced on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve that the tour would start January 31, 2008. The Jonas Brothers signed a two year agreement with Live Nation, and the first tour dates were announced on January 3, 2008. Rooney, Valora, and Menudo were the opening acts for this tour.
Over 4,000 people came to the box office at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles to purchase tickets for the first twenty rows. The show sold out in less than 2 minutes, so an additional 2 shows were added. This broke the Amphitheatre records for the fastest selling show in its 35 year history. It claimed to have sold tickets faster than the likes of Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson, Hilary Duff, Madonna, Tina Turner, Chris Brown, Eric Clapton, Guns N' Roses, Britney Spears, The Who and award ceremonies such as the Teen Choice Awards and the MTV Movie Awards, which have also been hosted here.
The tour was hosted by Live Nation.
Clips of the tour can be seen in the upcoming Disney Channel Original Series, Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream. It will have clips of performances of the
The Fly by Night Tour was in support of Rush's studio album Fly by Night. The tour kicked off February 14, 1975 at the Wilfrid Laurier University Theatre Auditorium in Waterloo, Ontario and ended on July 29, 1975 at Summer Gardens in Port Dover, Ontario.
The Minutes To Midnight Tour was a concert tour by American nu metal band Linkin Park. The tour was in support of the band's third studio album, Minutes to Midnight, which was released in May 2007.
The trek saw extensive legs throughout the United States, as well as in Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. A live DVD, titled Road to Revolution: Live at Milton Keynes, which features the band's performance at the 2008 edition of the Projekt Revolution, was released in November 2008.
In July 2007 and 2008, the band began a fourth and fifth iteration of their self-created package tour, Projekt Revolution, for U.S. markets. The trek featured acts such as Chris Cornell, My Chemical Romance, Saosin, among others.
Unlike in previous tours, the band played a different setlist each night- though the majority of songs would remain the same for each performance, there were some changes and also quite frequent changes the order were songs were played.
The Rage Against the Machine Reunion Tour was a concert tour by Rage Against the Machine from 2007 to 2011. It was the first tour for the band since they broke up in 2000.
Rumors that Rage Against the Machine could reunite at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival were circulating in mid-January 2007, and were confirmed on January 22. The band was confirmed to be headlining the final day of Coachella 2007. The reunion was described by Morello as primarily being a vehicle to voice the band's opposition to the "right-wing purgatory" the United States has "slid into" under the George W. Bush administration since RATM's dissolution.
On April 14, 2007, Morello and de la Rocha reunited onstage early to perform a brief acoustic set at a Coalition of Immokalee Workers rally in downtown Chicago. Morello described the event as "very exciting for everybody in the room, myself included." This was followed by the scheduled Coachella performance on Sunday, April 29 where the band staged a much anticipated performance to the largest crowds of the festival. This was originally thought of as a one-off show, which later turned out to be untrue. The band later played four shows in the Hip Hop
Best of Both Worlds Tour was the debut concert tour by American recording artist Miley Cyrus. The tour was held to promote the double-disc album Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus (2007), which consisted of the soundtrack to Hannah Montana's second season and her debut studio album. It initiated in October 2007 and concluded in March 2008, visiting cities in the United States and Canada. The tour was promoted by AEG Live and Buena Vista Concerts. Labelmates the Jonas Brothers, Aly & A.J., and Everlife each served as opening act during the tour. One dollar from each ticket sold was donated to the City of Hope National Medical Center, an organization devoted to the fight against cancer. The Best of Both Worlds Tour raised over US $2 million for the organization.
The Best of Both Worlds Tour was created, by Kenny Ortega and Michael Cotten, to be video intensive and was meant to differentiate Cyrus from Hannah Montana as a performer. The show had Cyrus performing first under character, as Hannah Montana. She then performed a duet with the opening act, which continued performing an interlude of songs. For the latter half of the duet, a body double was used to facilitate the transition
The Saints of Los Angeles Tour was a 2009 tour by the American hard rock band Mötley Crüe. The support acts for the tour were Hinder, Theory of a Deadman and The Last Vegas. The tour covered North America with two Canadian dates, and covered locations that 2008's Crüe Fest missed.
The Fly Tour was the Dixie Chicks' 2000 concert tour in over 80 cities in North America in support of their album Fly.
Announced in mid-April 2000, this was the Dixie Chicks' first headlining tour. Moreover, the group was jumping directly to playing mostly in arenas. Since the sudden jump in the group's success in 1998, they had played as a supporting act for Tim McGraw and as part of the George Strait Country Music Festival and Lilith Fair, seeking to expose themselves to diverse audiences in building a fan base. The live reputation the group developed for their instrumental prowess and performance strengths led to them embarking upon an ambitious, high-profile, large-venue tour of their own.
Begun at the start of June 2000 with five dates in Canada, and with occasional two-week breaks in between legs, the tour was originally scheduled to end in September. However, after having grossed over $25 million for about 50 dates, and averaging about 13,000 fans per show, it was extended until early December, when it concluded with four dates in the Chicks' native Texas.
In terms of commercial impact, LiveDaily termed the tour "a runaway success", and it came at a time when the country
The Stadium Arcadium World Tour was a 2006-2007 concert tour by the band Red Hot Chili Peppers in support of their ninth studio album, Stadium Arcadium. The band started out with a pre-tour promotional leg of dates around the world while the world tour was composed of six legs, three in Europe, one in Australia, New Zealand and Asia, and the other two in the US and Canada.
The tour was the last to feature guitarist John Frusciante, who confirmed his departure from the band in 2009. Frusciante was replaced in the band by longtime friend and musical partner, Josh Klinghoffer, who was a backing musician for the Peppers in 2007 on the final legs of the Stadium Arcadium tour, serving as an additional guitarist, backing vocalist, and performing keyboard parts. Adding an extra guitarist for the first time to their touring lineup gave the band a chance to perform songs that they were otherwise unable to play with just one guitarist.
The first North American leg grossed 25.6 million dollars in ticket sales.
Most shows started with an opening jam by John Frusciante and the band before the signature riff of "Can't Stop" signalled Anthony Kiedis' arrival on stage. The rest of the songs changed
The Accidents & Accusations Tour was a 2006 concert tour by the Dixie Chicks. It was their first tour where tickets were sold after the scandal which ensued in 2003 when lead singer Natalie Maines publicly criticized President George W. Bush at Shepherds Bush Empire in London during the Top of the World Tour, leading to intense criticism of the group. Consequently, the level of commercial success for the tour attracted considerable media attention. The tour was named after the lyrics in the song "Easy Silence" from the album Taking the Long Way, released a few weeks earlier in 2006.
The North American leg of the tour was announced on May 18, 2006, for approximately 60 shows to run from late July through early November.
While the Chicks' 2003 Top of the World Tour also took place after the Bush controversy, most of the tickets had already been sold beforehand, and it was the top-grossing country tour of that year. Despite good sales figures for the new Taking the Long Way album, however, initial ticket sales for the Accidents & Accusations Tour were far below expectations. Four dates in Memphis, Oklahoma City, Fresno, and Indianapolis were dropped from the tour schedule. In Houston,
The Sweet Escape Tour was the second concert tour by American singer-songwriter Gwen Stefani. The tour began in April 2007 in support of her second solo album The Sweet Escape.
The tour was Stefani's follow up to her previous The Harajuku Lovers Tour. It went worldwide as compared to her previous tour which was constricted only to North America and had more than double the number of shows. It was Stefani's last solo effort as she rejoined her band No Doubt after the tour ended. The main feature were usage of various props such as a prison for Stefani's opening act, a six - piece band and a large multimedia screen in the backdrop showing videos and animations.
The tour had its own set of controversies. A group of students making up for The National Union of Malaysian Muslim Students, banned Stefani's concert that was slated to take place August 21 at Putra Indoor Stadium. The union's vice president, Abdul Muntaqim said, "Her performance and her attire are not suitable for our culture. It promotes a certain degree of obscenity and will encourage youth to emulate the western lifestyle. The concert should be stopped." The organizer of the vent, Maxis Communications later responded,
The Enjoy Yourself Tour was Kylie Minogue's first world tour following the success of her second studio album, Enjoy Yourself. By the start of the European leg of the tour, Minogue had started to take control of her image and musical direction, demonstrated by the release of the career milestone single Better the Devil You Know, which would be performed as part of the encore during the leg.
Though never released on VHS or DVD, video footage of the full show appeared on the Internet in May 2008.
Performed during Australian leg
Performed during the European leg only
NOTE 1: Paris venue was ultimately changed from Le Zénith (as listed in the tour programme) to La Cigale
Concept: Kylie Minogue
Musical Director: Adrian Scott
Administration: Terry Blamey
Tour Manager: Nick Pitts
Production Manager: Alan Hornall
Stage Manager: Peter McFee
Lighting Director: Steve Swift
Assistant: Yvonne Savage
Choreography: Venol John
Wardrobe Supervisor: Carol Minogue
Keyboards: Adrian Scott
Drums: John Creech
Keyboards/Trumpet: Mal Stainton
Bass: James Freud
Guitars: James Jardine
Percussion: Greg Perano (Australia only)
Backing Vocals: Jamie O'Neal (all dates); Samantha Murphy (Australia only); Lisa
The Rockin' the Joint Tour was a North American concert tour headlined by Aerosmith, that ran from 2005-2006. The tour was put on in support of their live album titled Rockin' the Joint which was released in the fall of 2005. The first leg ran from October 30 to February 24 hitting most major U.S. markets; shows on this leg were opened by Lenny Kravitz. The second leg was scheduled to run from March to April 2006, reaching some of the smaller U.S. markets and opened by Cheap Trick. It was, however, cut short when lead singer Steven Tyler required throat surgery.
The following is a list of the tour dates on this tour:
All shows after March 2, 2006 were canceled due to illness of the band's frontman Steven Tyler, who later on would undergo throat surgery.
Before the Tampa, Florida show, Lenny Kravitz did not perform due to some voice complications.
An average setlist would look like this,
The Bonez World Tour was Avril Lavigne's 2004-2005 world tour. Lavigne named the tour Bonez in response to the question "what's under your skin?" (a reference to the title of her second album).
The tour visted North America , Europe, Australia, South Africa, Asia and Latin America with 144 dates wordlwide. The trip begin in 2004 with a little different name "The Bonez Tour 2004 eyes" to then in 2005 embarked into the "Bonez World Tour 2005". The setlist was different as the time was passing and as she was visiting every continent around the world. The DVD of the tour was just released all over Japan called Live at Budokan: Bonez Tour
In other shows, Avril played Sk8er Boi first or Losing Grip first, Complicated last, and no Slipped Away. She has also included other songs such as Mobile, Things I'll Never Say and she add 2 covers American Idiot and Song 2 by Blur.
The Waking Up Laughing Tour is the second headlining tour by American recording artist, Martina McBride. Primarily visiting the United States and Canada, the tour supported her ninth studio album, Waking Up Laughing. The tour played over a hundred shows in 2007 and 2008, becoming one of the biggest tours by a country music artist—earning over eight million dollars and seen by over 250,000 spectators. Additionally, the tour placed 47th and 88th on Pollstar's Top 100 Tours in 2007 and 2008 respectively.
The tour was announced through various media outlets on January 18, 2007, as McBride was promoting Anyway, the second single from her album. The tour marks the second time the singer has headlined a tour since her 2005 "Timeless Tour". Joining McBride on the road was Little Big Town and Rodney Atkins. Commenting on the tour, McBride stated:
As exciting as it is to create a new album, there's nothing quite as thrilling as getting the immediate feedback from a live crowd. I'm especially happy about being joined by Little Big Town and Rodney Atkins. We put a lot of thought into which artists to include on this tour, and I really feel like this show is going to be a treat for my fans from
A Bigger Bang was a worldwide concert tour by The Rolling Stones which took place between August 2005 and August 2007, in support of their album A Bigger Bang. It has become the second highest grossing tour of all time with $558,255,524 earned, behind only U2 360 Tour by U2.
In 2005, the Stones announced plans for another world tour starting 21 August at a press conference and a mini concert at the Juilliard School in New York. The A Bigger Bang Tour was expected to include dates throughout the United States and Canada before going to South America, Asia and Europe. During the Q&A, Mick Jagger told reporters that it would not necessarily be their last tour.
All rehearsals for the tour took place in Toronto, Canada in a private school; for the full stage rehearsals, a hangar at Pearson International Airport was rented.
In keeping with tradition, the Rolling Stones performed a surprise club show on 10 August 2005 at the Phoenix Concert Theatre before an audience of 1,000, each only paying $10 (the Phoenix's regular cover charge).
The tour had its official start on 21 August 2005 with two shows at historic Fenway Park in Boston. The Stones' huge stage caused extensive damage to the
The Let's Get to It Tour was the third tour by Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue. The tour was a continuation of the previous Rhythm of Love Tour which had already visited Australia and Asia. Together with five dancers, Minogue staged the tour in support of the album Let's Get to It. The show comprised an all-new wardrobe created exclusively by John Galliano and several new additions to the set list, many of which were written by Minogue herself.
The rap was performed by Jazzi P in Dublin and London.
Production/Concept: Kylie Minogue
Administration: Terry Blamey
Musical Director: Adrian Scott
Tour Manager: Nick Pitts
Production Manager: Henry Crallam
Sound Manager: Clive Franks
Lighting Director: Jonathon Smeeton
Choreographer: Venol John
Assistant: Yvonne Savage
Wardrobe: John Galliano and Kylie Minogue
Keyboards: Adrian Scott
Drums: John Creech
Guitar: Jamie Jardine
Bass: Craig Newman
Keyboards: Tania Smith
Backing Vocals: Jamie O'Neal, Susie Ahern, James Uluave
Dancers: Venol John, Richard Allen, Cosima Dusting, Simone Kay, Mitchell Bartlett
A VHS was released following the "Let's Get to It Tour" titled Kylie - Live In Dublin. It was filmed during her performance in Dublin on
The Lovetown Tour was a concert tour by the Irish rock band U2, which took place in late 1989 and early 1990.
It was limited in scope, but did try to reach places that their 1987 Joshua Tree Tour had missed, all the while avoiding the United States entirely.
The tour's opening night was on 21 September 1989 at the Entertainment Centre in Perth, Australia. The first leg took place over the next 10 weeks in Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. A brief second leg hit four countries in Europe for four weeks, ending on 10 January 1990 at the Sport Paleis Ahoy in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Of the tour's 47 concerts, 23 were played in Australia.
The Lovetown Tour is famed among fans as it had the greatest set list variety of any U2 tour, including the use of six separate songs to open concerts, which is still U2's record amount of concert openers for one tour. The tour featured the most different original U2 songs of any tour in the 1980s, though it did not have as many total different songs as the Joshua Tree Tour, which featured a large number of cover songs.
B. B. King toured with the band and played the first set each night. At the end of U2's set, King and his band joined them for a short
2008/2009 World Tour was a concert tour by English heavy metal band Judas Priest in support of the group's 16th studio album, Nostradamus, which was released in June 2008.
The tour began in June 2008 with a European leg, starting in Helsinki and wrapping up mid-July in Istanbul, Turkey. The jaunt included appearances at festivals such as Download, Graspop Metal Meeting, and Roskilde.
The group kicked off a North American leg in July, beginning in Seattle, Washington. In early August, the band commenced the Metal Masters Tour portion of the itinerary in Camden, New Jersey, which featured fellow heavy metal stalwarts Heaven and Hell, Motörhead, and Testament.
In September, the act visited Australia, South Korea, and Japan. The following month, the band toured Mexico and South America through mid-November.
In February 2009, the act kicked off a second leg of European shows as part of a touring package dubbed the "Priest Feast", which also featured Megadeth and Testament. The tour started in Dublin and culminated in Amsterdam in late March.
In late June, the band commenced a jaunt of special shows in North America to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the group's renowned album,
The Bridges to Babylon Tour was a worldwide concert tour by The Rolling Stones in support of their then-latest album Bridges to Babylon, followed by 1999's No Security Tour.
The tour was announced in a press conference held underneath the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City.
The tour began on 9 September 1997 in Toronto, Canada, and comprised 56 shows in North America, 9 shows in South America, 6 shows in Japan and 37 shows in Europe. It concluded on 19 September 1998 in Istanbul, Turkey. Five shows were cancelled (in Marseilles, Paris, Lyon, Bilbao and Gijón), and five more were postponed (in Italy, Ireland and Great Britain).
The production was designed by Mark Fisher, Charlie Watts, Mick Jagger and Patrick Woodroffe. The show opened with a circular central screen exploding with fireworks, from which guitarist Keith Richards emerged playing the classic riff from "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction". The stage design included a 46 m (150 ft)long telescoping cantilever bridge that extended from the main stage to a 'B' stage in the center of the field.
One of the innovations on this tour was the "web vote": Fans who had purchased a ticket could vote for a song which they wanted to hear. If
The Five Boro Bike Tour is the largest recreational cycling event in the United States. It is produced by Bike New York. Every year on the first Sunday of May, over 30,000 riders participate in the 42-mile (68 km) ride around New York City. The route, closed to automobile traffic, takes riders through all five boroughs of New York City, across five major bridges, and finally across New York Harbor on the Staten Island Ferry.
The tour starts at Battery Park in Lower Manhattan and ends with a festival in Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island, (the car free route continues from Fort Wadsworth to the Staten Island ferry allowing participants to make a complete 42 mile loop back to Manhattan). Participants line up behind the start line at Franklin Street and Church Street creating a queue which extends well south of the World Trade Center site.
The tour runs north up the Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue), past Macy's, before entering Central Park. After exiting the park the tour heads north through Harlem on Seventh Avenue, crossing into the Bronx for a short 2-mile (3.2 km) section before re-entering Manhattan via FDR Drive. The FDR portion of the tour runs south through Manhattan under
The Yield Tour was a concert tour by the American rock band Pearl Jam to support its fifth album, Yield.
Pearl Jam promoted Yield with tours in Oceania, and North America in 1998. Following the tour of Australia and before its summer tour of North America began, drummer Jack Irons left the band due to dissatisfaction with touring. Pearl Jam's sound engineer Brett Eliason stated, "We went and did Hawaii and Australia with Jack. When we came back, Jack wasn't in a position to carry on. He made that decision more or less by himself. He can be a really great drummer but he had difficulty on tour putting out the energy for the length of shows they were doing. I don't know if he thought they'd put things on hold for him." He was replaced on an initially temporary basis with former Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron. Cameron said, "I got a phone call out of the blue, from Mr. Ed Ved, Stoney and Kelly. I was ambushed. It was really short notice. He called and said 'hey what are you doing this summer?'" Cameron learned over 80 songs in two weeks.
Pearl Jam's summer tour of North America marked the band’s return to full-scale touring and the use of Ticketmaster, when previously the band had
The Rolling Thunder Revue was a famed U.S. concert tour consisting of a traveling caravan of musicians, headed by Bob Dylan, that took place in late 1975 and early 1976; the prevailing theory was that the tour was named after the Native American shaman Rolling Thunder. Others maintained that tour was named after Operation Rolling Thunder, the U.S. aerial bombardment campaign conducted during the Vietnam War. But according to Dylan, there was a simpler explanation "I was just sitting outside my house one day thinking about a name for this tour, when all of a sudden, I looked into the sky and I heard a boom! Then, boom, boom, boom, boom, rolling from west to east. So I figured that should be the name". The January 1976 release of Dylan's album Desire fell between the two legs of the tour.
Among those featured in the Revue were Joan Baez, Roger McGuinn, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Kinky Friedman and Bob Neuwirth. Neuwirth assembled the backing musicians, including T-Bone Burnett, Mick Ronson, David Mansfield, and Steven Soles, and, from the Desire sessions, the violinist Scarlet Rivera, the bassist Rob Stoner, and the drummer Howie Wyeth.
The tour was thoroughly documented through film,
Once Upon a Tour was the third world tour by Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish in 2004 and 2005 to promote the release of their fifth album, Once, released on June 7, 2004. To tie in with the tour, a new greatest hits compilation, Highest Hopes, was also released. These combined with their most expansive merchandise campaign by Nuclear Blast Records mean this tour was heralded as the band's most important in many years. Many of the band's songs had not been played in a long time.
The success of the album allowed them to perform in many countries the band had never visited before, they were Colombia, Ecuador, Scotland, Estonia, Greece, Romania, Denmark, Japan, Australia, Portugal and Slovenia. The band also played their first tour in the United States, with various sold out concerts; the South American leg also had all the concerts sold out. A second tour for USA was planned, but it was cancelled by Tarja Turunen, who also cancelled some concerts in Australia. Nightwish performed at the opening ceremony of the 2005 World Championships in Athletics, held in Helsinki, highlighting acclaim the band has recently gained.
After the tours in Europe and South America in late 2004, and
The 2006–2007 World Tour (also known as The Pick of Destiny Tour) was a worldwide concert tour by American rock band Tenacious D. The tour was in support of the band's 2006 comedy movie Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny and its soundtrack album The Pick of Destiny, and visited North America, the United Kingdom and Australasia. The tour began on November 11, 2006 and ended on February 21, 2007, featuring 32 shows in total. Footage from the shows at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle, Washington on February 16 and 17, 2007 were released in the form of The Complete Master Works 2 in November 2008.
In the US and the UK shows opened up with comedian Neil Hamburger.
In Australia, Tex Perkins and Tim Rogers opened, playing as T'n'T as well as Dave McCormack at other shows.
Jack Black also gave two young boys the opportunity of letting them open Tenacious D's show in Christchurch, New Zealand after seeing them busking in Cathedral Square. Max Tetley, 11, and Alex Philpot, 10, performed "All Along the Watchtower", "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" and "Mr. Tambourine Man" in front of the crowd.
Three albums were released with the explicit permission of Tenacious D. These live shows have been
The Final Frontier World Tour was a concert tour by Iron Maiden in support of the band's 15th album, The Final Frontier, which began on 9 June 2010 in Dallas, Texas and ended in London, England on 6 August 2011. The tour was announced on the band's official website on 5 March 2010 under the following statement:
"Iron Maiden are pleased to announce that their forthcoming new studio album will be called 'The Final Frontier', and is expected be released late summer of this year.
The announcement comes with news of a North American Tour with Very Special Guests Dream Theater to open in Dallas, Texas, on 9th June and finish in Washington D.C. on 20th July, making it Maiden's most extensive North American tour in many years.
Following these shows in USA and Canada The Final Frontier World Tour will travel back to Europe for a few selected major festival and stadium shows with the band planning to continue to many other countries in 2011."
The tour was extremely successful, with the band performing 98 shows in 36 countries across 5 continents to an estimated audience of over 2 million people and led to 2012's live album/ video, En Vivo!.
The first leg of the tour was announced alongside
The Girlie Show World Tour (also referred to as simply The Girlie Show) was the fourth concert tour by American singer-songwriter Madonna, in support of her fifth studio album, Erotica. The tour visited the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Madonna's inspiration for the name of the tour was a painting called "Girlie Show" by Edward Hopper. The tour is estimated to have grossed over US$70 million. Two separate television specials were broadcast during the tour, one made during the Japanese leg of the tour and shown only on Japanese television; Madonna Live in Japan 1993 – The Girlie Show and an HBO special Madonna Live Down Under – The Girlie Show which was later released in 1994 by Warner Music Vision on home video.
Proclaiming after her 1990 Blond Ambition World Tour that she would "never go on tour again", it only took her three years until she hit the road again. After that, she said that if "you ever hear me say again 'I'm never going on tour again', don't believe me."
The Girlie Show was launched in support of Madonna's 1992 album, Erotica. The show had the central visual theme of a "sex circus". Described as "a mixture of a rock concert, a fashion show, a carnival
The Version 2.0 World Tour was the second world concert tour cycle by American/Scottish alternative rock group Garbage, which took the band throughout North America, Europe, South Africa, Asia and Australia in support of its second album Version 2.0.
Garbage perform under the alias Stupid Girl for the first three shows on the tour, referencing their 1996 hit single of the same name. The Version 2.0 tour took in headline performances, support performances for Red Hot Chili Peppers and Alanis Morissette, and slots at rock festivals and radio shows around the world.
A number of notable acts supported Garbage throughout the run of the tour, including Placebo, Moloko, Talvin Singh, Stellar*, Lit, Rasmus, Crystal Method and Laurent Garnier to various reception.
Preempting the start of their world tour, Garbage played three shows in the Midwest under the alias 'Stupid Girl'. The Version 2.0 tour officially kicked off with club dates starting at San Francisco's Warfield Theater on May 20, and took the band to a number of key media cities in the United States and Canada. Garbage then travelled to Europe to play a number of rock festivals beginning June 1 at Netherland's Pinkpop and
The No Security Tour was a Rolling Stones concert tour encompassing 25 cities in North America in 1999. It was in support of their concert album No Security and recent studio album Bridges to Babylon.
The tour began on 25 January 1999 in Oakland, California, and played 34 shows across Canada and the United States. It was the first Rolling Stones tour in twenty years where they played only at indoor arenas.
The No Security Tour was the brainchild of Mick Jagger and especially Keith Richards. They decided to do an arena-only tour with crowds less than 20,000 after the world wide enormous Bridges to Babylon Tour with crowds of up to 100,000. The band insisted on smaller venues, with fewer special effects, concentrating on the music and band. The tour supported their new album No Security - a live album of Bridges to Babylon Tour recordings.
After rehearsing for twelve days in San Francisco, the No Security Tour began on 25 January 1999 at the Oakland Arena in Oakland, California. The band played 33 shows in the US and one at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. They played to a total of 574,300 people; the largest crowd (20,100) was at Gund Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, and the smallest
On a Night Like This is the fifth concert tour by Australian recording artist, Kylie Minogue. The tour supports her seventh studio album Light Years that began in March 2001. Having hit the headlines around the globe for her hugely successful performance at the Sydney Olympics in 2000, and having subsequently performed again at the opening ceremony of Sydney's Paralympics soon after, Minogue seized the opportunity to announce details of her new tour. It became the fastest-selling concert tour of her career when tickets went on sale that November, and with dozens of sell-out shows, she had succeeded in establishing herself as one of the most in-demand live entertainers. The tour began with a bumpy start, however, when the first show in Dublin, Ireland, scheduled for 1 March, had to be cancelled due to treacherous storms preventing air travel into the country.
Minogue was inspired by the style of Broadway shows such as 42nd Street and films such as Anchors Aweigh, South Pacific and the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers musicals of the 1930s. Describing Bette Midler as a "heroine", she also incorporated some of the "camp and burlesque" elements of Midler's live performances. The show
The Oops!... I Did It Again World Tour was the second concert tour by American recording artist Britney Spears. It supported her second studio album Oops!... I Did It Again (2000) and visited North America, Europe and Brazil. It marked the first time Spears toured outside North America. The tour was announced in February 2000, while Spears was in the midst of the ...Baby One More Time Tour. The stage was much more elaborate than her previous tours and featured video screens, pyrotechnics and moving platforms. The setlist was composed by songs from her first two studio albums, ...Baby One More Time and Oops!... I Did It Again. Showco was the sound company, who used the PRISM system to adapt the show to each venue. Spears used a handheld microphone and a headset during the shows, while an ADAT was used to replace her voice during energetic dance routines. All of the equipment came from the United States.
The show consisted of four segments with each segment being followed by an interlude to the next segment, and it ended with an encore. The show began with Spears descending from a giant orb. Most of the songs displayed energetic dance routines with the exception of the second
The Rolling Stones' Steel Wheels Tour was a concert tour which was launched in North America in August 1989 to promote the band's album Steel Wheels; it continued to Japan in February 1990, with ten shows at the Tokyo Dome. The European leg of the tour, which featured a different stage and logo, was called the Urban Jungle Tour; it ran from May to August 1990. These would be the last live concerts for the band with original member Bill Wyman on bass guitar.
The tour was an enormous financial success, cementing The Rolling Stones' return to full commercial power after a seven-year hiatus in touring marked by well-publicized acrimony among band members.
A Steel Wheels pre-tour 'surprise show' took place on 12 August 1989 at Toad's Place in New Haven, Connecticut with a local act, Sons of Bob, opening the show for an audience of only 700 people who had purchased tickets for $3.01 apiece. The official Steel Wheels Tour kicked off later that month at the now-demolished Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During the opening show in Philadelphia, the power went out during "Shattered", and caused a slight delay in the show. Jagger came out and spoke to the crowd during the
The Blond Ambition World Tour was the third concert tour by American singer-songwriter Madonna. The tour was launched in support of her fourth studio album, Like a Prayer, and the soundtrack, I'm Breathless. The tour reached North America, Europe and Asia. It was a highly controversial tour, mainly for its juxtaposition of Catholic iconography and sexuality. Rolling Stone called it an "elaborately choreographed, sexually provocative extravaganza" and proclaimed it "the best tour of 1990." In 1991, a documentary film, Truth or Dare (In Bed with Madonna outside North America), was released chronicling the tour. The tour received the "Most Creative Stage Production" at the Pollstar Concert Industry Awards. The tour was named the Greatest Concert of the 1990s by Rolling Stone. The tour grossed over $60 million.
Originally to be called the "Like a Prayer World Tour", Sire Records announced the Blond Ambition World Tour in November 1989, following the success of Madonna's fourth studio album, Like a Prayer, and Madonna's performance of "Express Yourself" at the 1989 MTV Video Music Awards - considered as a tour preview. Initially, the tour was only to reach Japan and North America, as
The Arular Tour is a global concert tour by M.I.A. performed in support of her first studio album Arular (2005). It took place from 2005 to 2006.
The tour featured dates across North America, South America, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australasia. M.I.A. performed sporadically near the end of 2004. One of M.I.A.’s first live performances in London took place in November 2004. She also performed at an event in Puerto Rico and minor gigs in places such as Philadelphia and New York City in the U.S., as well as Hamburg and Berlin in Germany in 2004. Her 2005 tour began with her North American debut performance at the Drake Hotel in Toronto, Ontario on 2 February 2005.
The Arular Tour setlist featured songs from her debut album Arular. Some mixes from her mixtape Piracy Funds Terrorism were also performed. M.I.A. did not follow the same setlist at every show. M.I.A. spoke in 2005 of wanting to make her live set "minimal," inspired by gigs of acts such as electroclash musician Peaches which she attended whilst travelling and filming a documentary on her. M.I.A.'s concert following the Drake Hotel gig received a response described as "phenomenal" by organiser Jacob Smid, with attendees
The Elements of Life World Tour was a Tiësto tour in support of his album Elements of Life.
The concept behind his latest album Elements of Life also formed the basis for his ‘Elements of Life World Tour’ which took him all over the globe. The four elements of earth, water, air and fire formed the crux of the visual concept for the tour, with a level of production never seen before in the dance music scene. The mesmerising show featured state-of-the-art special effects, moving water systems synchronized with the music and high-definition video screens. 3 trucks were needed to transport this set-up across the world. Combined with his epic, atmospheric sound, this created an incredibly impressive audiovisual spectacle – which has been perfectly captured in the awe-inspiring ‘Elements of Life World Tour DVD’.
South and Latin America brought some of the biggest crowds on his January and February South American leg of the tour. On January 7, he played to an amazing 200,000 people in the streets of Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro. On February 16, 2008 he played in India at the Gachibowli Stadium, Hyderabad. It was his first show in South Asia and it was a huge success.
In late May 2007
In The Flesh was a series of worldwide concert tours by Roger Waters that spanned three individual tours over the course of three years (1999, 2000, and 2002). Returning from a 12-year long hiatus from the road, In The Flesh was a showcase of his best known work from his days with Pink Floyd to his most recently released solo album, 1992's Amused to Death. The title is an allusion to the 1977 Pink Floyd tour for the Animals album, as well as the two songs so titled on the album The Wall.
The 27 June 2000 performance at the Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Oregon was later released as the CD and DVD In the Flesh – Live.
The summers of 1999, 2000, and 2002 found Roger Waters playing his best works at the In The Flesh tour. The show consisted of his most famous tracks from the beginning of his Pink Floyd career. The demand for concert tickets were so great that the tour spanned over three years of touring. Along with the popular acclaim, the show received critical praise from various artists and magazines.
All songs written by Roger Waters except as noted.
† At Montreal (7/31/99), set list was revised so "Happiest Days" and "Another Brick, Pt 2" was moved from the end
The Kaya Tour was a concert tour organised to support the album Kaya by Bob Marley & The Wailers.
The tour was initially set to begin in early May in Miami, Florida, but the first six shows had to be postponed due to lead guitarist Junior Marvin's cocaine problems. Therefore the tour began in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on May 18, 1978, and ended in Miami, Florida, on August 5, 1978. The tour was divided into three legs, two U.S. legs and one European leg between. Before the tour Marley performed at the One Love Peace Concert on April 22, 1978.
Numerous concerts including the performances in Paris' Pavillon Baltard were recorded in order to release a second live album, Babylon by Bus which is a compilation of songs performed in Paris as well as from earlier shows from the tours in 1975 and 1976.
On July 21, Peter Tosh, who was on tour with the Rolling Stones and performing in Anaheim, stopped by the Starlight Bowl in Burbank (where Bob was playing) and performed "Get Up, Stand Up" with Marley. Mick Jagger is said to have watched the entire show from off stage.
On July 23, the birthday of Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie, reincarnated God of the Rastafari movement, Marley performed in
Kylie Showgirl: The Greatest Hits Tour was the seventh concert tour by Australian singer Kylie Minogue. Minogue was originally scheduled to perform in Australia and Asia during the tour, but she was forced to cancel the tour when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She resumed the tour – renamed Showgirl: The Homecoming Tour – on 11 November 2006, performing at the Sydney Entertainment Centre, with a revised set list and new costumes. The tour is estimated to have grossed over US$19.9 million in the UK alone.
Act 1: Showgirl
Act 2: Smiley-Kylie
Act 3: Denial
Act 4: What Kylie Wants, Kylie Gets
Act 5: Dreams
Act 6: Kyliesque
Act 7: Minx in Space
Minogue performance in London, England on 6 May 2005 was filmed for TV broadcast and DVD release. The performance was released on DVD and Universal Media Disc on 28 November 2005. The DVD also featured "Behind the Feathers", a documentary, screensavers and exclusive photographs.
The DVD reached number twenty-six on Australia's End of the Year Music DVD Chart in 2005. It was certified platinum in the UK in 2005 and four times platinum in Australia in 2006. Kylie Showgirl was nominated for "Best Music DVD" at the 2006 ARIA Music
The Game Tour was a concert tour by the English rock band Queen to support their successful 1980 album The Game. This tour saw the band being the first to play in South American stadiums in early 1981. In Buenos Aires, Queen drew a crowd of 300,000—the largest single concert crowd in Argentine history as of 1982. In Sao Paulo, Brazil, the attendance was 131,000 and 120,000 on two consecutive nights.. Their last leg of this part of the tour was in Caracas, Venezuela. However, after their first performance; the Venezuelan government declared an 8 days period of National Mourning, due to the passing of Venezuelan former president, Romulo Betancourt. The remaining two concerts were cancelled and all tickets were returned to more than 50.000 disappointed fans.
The Unmasked Tour was a 1980 concert tour by the hard rock group Kiss. It was the first tour not to feature original drummer Peter Criss, and the touring debut of his replacement Eric Carr. The Unmasked tour was the first time that Kiss only played in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, with only one show played in the United States, at the Palladium Theatre in New York. "Cold Gin" returned to the set for the first time since the Rock & Roll Over Tour,"You're All That I Want" was performed briefley, but was quickly dropped. "Strutter", which had not been performed live since the Destroyer Tour, returned to the set as well. Iron Maiden were the opening act for the European leg of the tour British heavy rock band Girl supported Kiss at Stafford, Bingley Hall.
This would be the last tour that Ace Frehley would perform with Kiss until the 1996 reunion tour.
The Dodgy Holiday Tour was the first concert tour by British pop singer-songwriter Mika in support of his first studio album Life in Cartoon Motion. The tour reached North America and Europe. The name is taken from the lyrics of Mika's song 'Billy Brown'.
The Gravity Grave Tour was an English concert tour by the British (then) psychedelic rock band, The Verve. The tour comprised seven shows from mainly northern locations. The band were backed by Music of the Spheres. The tour was aimed at promoting the band's next single, "Gravity Grave".
The band's set list was chosen from any of the following songs:
(All England unless otherwise stated.)
The most famous show by far of the tour was the last one, at Camden in London. The show was the only one which was filmed. The filming was directed by Ben Matthews. The show is still available as DVD release. All of the songs listed above (apart from "Feel") were performed at the final show (in that order).
The Overloaded Singles Tour is a 2007 concert tour by British pop trio the Sugababes in support of their first Greatest Hits album touring the United Kingdom and Ireland. The tour was the second with new member Amelle Berrabah, after co-founder Mutya Buena quit the band in late December 2005.
To coincide with their Top 3 greatest hits album in 2006, the Sugababes announced they would be touring throughout the UK and Ireland from March 2007. With a recent #1 number single (Walk This Way featuring Girls Aloud) and another Top 10 hit with Easy, popular demand for the live shows was outstanding.
Alongside all of the previous hits, the girls added a special medley of album tracks they had wished to be singles. As well as that, they gave their own spin on Primal Scream's Rocks, and added a tinge of Nelly Furtado's Maneater to Easy.
The group didn't use much choreography in the set, but does include minimal dancing during some songs. This was the smallest tour the group had done, but was described by some critics as "humble" and "private". Heidi Range said it was like a big festival to tour the show, being able to sing songs from the past and present.
The show begins with 'Red Dress' and
Photographer of Dreams is a concert tour programme of Russian pop star Valery Leontiev (Russian: Валерий Леонтьев), which was performed in Russia, Ukraine, Germany, Israel, and the U.S. The official premiere of the show was held in March 1999 in St. Petersburg. The producer was Alex Garnizov.
The program was born in Moscow in December 1998. The official premiere of the show was held in St. Petersburg, in March 1999 in Oktyabrskiy Big Concert Hall. It was a super-show based on the songs of the Moscow composer Vladimir Evzerov. The format was different from past shows of the singer, so that the actor had decided to use laser pyrotechnics, that decorate the program. In the form of decorations on the stage, there were three huge screens, framed by intricate attributes, thereby giving the camera view.
On the screens were shown scenes of the songs. During the song "Santa Barbara", flashed the endless waters of the Pacific Ocean. At the "Coco Chanel", appeared in Mademoiselle herself, surrounded by the sights of Paris, but to the song "Queen destiny", the entire screen appeared as the face of the singer, prompting a storm of enthusiasm in the hall. It is said that the sole sponsor of all,
The Adventures of Mimi (subtitled The Voice, The Hits, The Tour) was a 2006 concert tour of arenas by American R&B singer-songwriter Mariah Carey. It was one of a few tours in her then-sixteen year career and was named after a fan's "Carey-centric" diary of the same name. The bus tour started in late July and ended in October, with two stops in Africa, twenty-five stops in the United States, seven in Canada, and seven in Asia.
Unlike her previous tour, three years prior, Carey started this tour 16 months after the release of her latest album, the successful The Emancipation of Mimi. She had initially not wanted to tour, dreading the long travel times and not needing one to promote Mimi. But after requests from fans to appear in concert, she decided to do so to celebrate one of the best times in her career.
Similar to the past tour, Carey gave her fans the chance to submit their ideas for set lists and for the title of the tour. Her long-time musical partner and American Idol judge Randy Jackson joined her tour as the musical director, although he did not often appear at shows due to concurrent Idol auditions.
During the tour, Carey revamped her image as a performer, performing
The Sound of Girls Aloud: The Greatest Hits Tour is Girls Aloud's third concert tour, in support of the group's first greatest hits album The Sound of Girls Aloud: The Greatest Hits. Girls Aloud performed sixteen dates in various arenas across the United Kingdom and Ireland, beginning in Cheryl Cole's hometown of Newcastle on 14 May 2007 and concluding in near Nadine Coyle's home in Belfast on 2 June 2007.
The initial tour dates were announced towards the end of November 2006. Tickets went on sale on 10 November 2006, although pre-sale started two days earlier. Due to the demand, extra dates in Newcastle and Glasgow and a date in Aberdeen were added. The group made a return to both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, after failing to perform in either country on the Chemistry Tour. The announcement of the tour and the recording of their fourth album helped to stop rumours that the band were splitting up, which had surfaced due to the release of their greatest hits album.
Girls Aloud performed all of their singles at the time, with the exception of their Dee C. Lee cover "See the Day". They also performed two album tracks from What Will the Neighbours Say?, "Graffiti My
The Verizon Ladies First Tour was a co-headlining concert tour by American recording artists Missy Elliott, Alicia Keys and Beyoncé Knowles. Canadian artist Tamia was featured as a special guest. The tour, dubbed the "urban Lilith Fair" supported Elliott's fifth studio album, This Is Not a Test!; Keys' second studio album, The Diary of Alicia Keys and Knowles' first studio album, Dangerously in Love. The trek visited the United States performing in over twenty cities in March and April. The outing was the first three-act show to feature three female R&B artist in a headlining role. It became one of the biggest tours in 2004, placing 34th on Pollstar's "Top Tours of 2004"—earning over 20 million dollars. The success of the tour promoted a 2005 leg but the plans were scrapped and Verzion focused on creating the Verizon VIP Tour.
The tour was announced by various media outlets in January 2004. Conceived by Verizon Communications, the tour was sponsored by Steve Madden and L'Oréal. Hayman Entertainment and Clear Channel Entertainment served as tour promoters. Costumes were designed by Dolce & Gabbana. When the tour was announced, Knowles dispelled any conflict while touring. She says
The Who's That Girl World Tour 1987 was the debut world concert tour by American singer-songwriter Madonna, visiting cities in Japan, North America and Europe from June 14, 1987 to September 6, 1987.
Upon completion, the tour was considered the largest and highest-grossing musical concert tour ever (at the time). The tour grossed $20 million, grossing over a half-million dollars for every date she played. It is notable, however, that the Madison Square Garden show in New York City was an AIDS benefit, with all proceeds from the show going toward the American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR). The first two shows at Wembley Stadium in London sold-out at a then record-breaking time of 18 hours and 9 minutes for 144,000 tickets. However around 10,000 concert tickets were still left unsold for her Leeds concert. A concert was also planned in Basel, Switzerland for the 31st of August, but negotiatons between Madonna's management and local organisers failed due to the high fee (1 million US Dollars) that Madonna's camp demanded. As a result Nice, France was booked in the itinerary. Her first-ever Italian concert in Turin, was presented by the italian state broadcaster RaiUno and
In 1975 and 1976, Wings embarked on the ambitious Wings Over the World tour.
In contrast to Wings' two low-profile, smaller-scale outings of 1972, this was a major, highly publicised concert tour that took place mostly in arenas. Around one million people attended 66 shows on three continents — Australia, Europe, and North America (where it was known as the Wings Over America Tour and represented McCartney's first appearances in concert since the last Beatles tour in 1966). Touring Japan was also planned, but was cancelled by that country's authorities because of McCartney's 1972 Swedish marijuana arrest. It would mark the second of only three times that Paul McCartney would tour in Australia (the first with the Beatles in 1964, and then as a solo act in 1993).
The tour came upon the heels of two Wings album releases: Venus and Mars and Wings at the Speed of Sound. Both were described as "stadium rock" type albums, and the songs from both were heavily represented on the tour, as were numbers from the popular and critically acclaimed Band on the Run. To emphasize that Wings was a real band and not just a McCartney showcase, Denny Laine sang several lead vocals, including "Go Now",
The Black Parade World Tour was a concert tour to support and celebrate My Chemical Romance's third album The Black Parade. The tour featured 133 performances worldwide, as well as several festival and condensed shows. The tour is the longest and most internationally comprehensive headlining tour that the band has played to date, featuring three legs in North America, one leg in Europe and one in Asia, Australia and South America. During the tour, the band's drummer Bob Bryar suffered several different medical issues and towards the tour's end, took a hiatus to allow himself to heal and returned for the final few shows of the tour, while bass player Mikey Way also took a hiatus to marry his fianceé and spend time with her before going onto the road. A concert was filmed at the performance in Mexico City from the tour, which was released as a part of the CD/DVD set The Black Parade Is Dead!. The CD features the audio from the concert, and the DVD contains both the Mexico concert and another in New Jersey later in the same month.
Rise Against was the support act on the first leg of the tour in the United States, which began February 22, 2007 in Manchester, New Hampshire, and ended on
A Rush of Blood to the Head Tour was a global concert tour by Coldplay launched in support of the band's second album, A Rush of Blood to the Head. Officially, the tour ran for almost nine months in 2003, covering five continents in the process. In 2002, Coldplay also performed a series of concerts in Europe and North America to support the album. However, these shows were not advertised as being part of the official album tour. The tour DVD Live 2003 was shot at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney, Australia on 21 and 22 July 2003. Supporting acts for the tour included extended appearances by Idlewild and Ash in 2002 and Feeder, The Music, Eisley, and Ron Sexsmith in 2003.
Overall, Coldplay's concerts during this period showcased its progression as a bona fide live act. The band began playing more shows in arenas and amphitheatres, moving away from the club venues that dominated earlier tours. Shows also had more elaborate stage and lighting effects. For example, strobe lighting for the song "Daylight" featured the image of a rotating sun superimposed over the stage. Taking a cue from U2's Elevation Tour and Nine Inch Nails' Fragility Tour, Coldplay also adopted a series of back
The Back to Basics Tour was the fourth concert tour by American recording artist Christina Aguilera. The tour supported her fifth studio album Back to Basics. It grossed over $90 million worldwide with 80 dates. It visited North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. It was the most successful by a female artist in the United States for 2007 grossing $48.1 million there alone.
The Back to Basics tour received very positive review from critics, with many praising not only the stage, setlist,and design but Aguilera's vocals. Film Laureate from BC blogcritics praised Aguilera's vocals and the show, stating "Aguilera's stage presence is wrapped up in something she has all on her own: sheer diva". Concerts.com also had similar praise remarking "Aguilera stole the show in what will be forever remembered as an intense, somewhat comical, somewhat sexy, somewhat burlesque-like show brought to you by one of the foremost pop music vocalists and performers of the day". Barry Walters from Rolling stone was slightly more critical of the show stating "Aguilera's looking and sounding stronger than ever, but could benefit from a little adult nuance.".
The Back to Basics tour grossed over $90 million
Blink-182 in Concert (also known as The Summer Tour and the Greatest Hits Tour) was the tenth concert tour by American pop punk band Blink-182. It is the band's first tour since their hiatus in 2004. Bandmember Mark Hoppus jokingly referred to the tour as One Way Ticket to Boneville, a name they got from a fan on a KROQ interview. In 2009, it ranked 32nd on Pollstar's "Top 50 Tours in North America", earning over $25 million dollars.
After tensions among the band members arose in 2004, plans for a spring 2005 tour in North America were scrapped. In early 2005, a confirmed appearance at the Music for Relief benefit concert to be held in Anaheim, California, U.S. was cancelled. On February 22, 2005, guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge announced he had quit the band.
The members went their separate ways. DeLonge formed a new band, Angels & Airwaves, which released two albums and a DVD, entitled Start the Machine, chronicling the final days of Blink-182 and the genesis of Angels & Airwaves. Hoppus and Barker formed a new project +44, which released one album in 2006. The new +44 album was still in pre-production.
At the 51st Grammy Awards ceremony on February 8, 2009, all three members of
Deep Purple 40 Years Anniversary Tour was considered to be a concert tour of the British hard rock band Deep Purple in order to celebrate their 40 years' activiy in rock music. Though on some bills in Germany it was called "40 Jubilee Tour", the Tour was considered to be part of their Rapture of the Deep Tour
German and Russian dates announced:
The Get Loose Tour was the third concert tour by Canadian singer-songwriter Nelly Furtado, in support of her 2006 album Loose. Although the tour was her third overall, it was the first time her shows included production on a grand scale. Get Loose visited both European and North American continents.
After Loose garnered respectable sales and attention, Nelly Furtado announced a tour of Europe and Canada. Nelly stated:
Get Loose was indeed a production by Nelly Furtado standards. The set consisted of a white stage, a multi-leveled band setup with LCD screens, two parallel multi-story white palm trees, a large LED screen, and a white stage curtain.
Furtado was backed by four dancers and her six-piece band, including Toronto rapper Saukrates on percussion who also fills in for Loose producer Timbaland on some of the tracks from Loose.
The Get Loose Tour started in Europe with 23 shows over five weeks. The Canadian leg began shortly afterward in Victoria, B.C. (Nelly's Birth town) where the mayor proclaimed March 21 as Nelly Furtado Day. After the first leg was completed plans were announced for Nelly to visit the United States.
The Second Leg in the United States consisted of a more
Human Rights Now! was a worldwide tour of twenty benefit concerts on behalf of Amnesty International that took place over six weeks in 1988. Held not to raise funds but to increase awareness of both the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on its 40th anniversary and the work of Amnesty International, the shows featured Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman, and Youssou N'Dour, plus guest artists from each of the countries where concerts were held.
Human rights activists and former prisoners of conscience from around the world, led by Sonny Venkatrathnam from South Africa, participated in the tour. At each location, the artists and Amnesty leaders held a press conference to discuss human rights, and concert-goers were provided with copies of the Universal Declaration in their language and opportunities to sign the Declaration themselves and join the worldwide human rights movement.
The tour was made possible in part by a grant from the Reebok Foundation. The twenty concerts were the second stage of what subsequently became known collectively as the Human Rights Concerts - a series of music events and tours staged by the US Section of Amnesty
The Magic Tour was the final tour by the English rock band Queen with their lead singer Freddie Mercury, which took place in 1986. The band would not tour again until 19 years later, when the Queen + Paul Rodgers Tour began in 2005, after the death of Freddie Mercury on 24 November 1991, and the retirement of John Deacon in 1997. The Magic Tour took in 26 dates around Europe's stadiums, in support of their latest album A Kind of Magic.
In 1987, Mercury was diagnosed with HIV and the band together made the decision to cease touring, making the concert at Knebworth on 9 August 1986 the last time the four members of Queen would perform on stage together.
Over a million people attended the Queen tour, making it one of the largest ever. Support acts included The Alarm, Big Country, INXS, Level 42, Marillion, Gary Moore, The Bangles and Status Quo.
From this tour, Queen have since released Live at Wembley Stadium on DVD, CD & VHS, Live Magic on CD and Live in Budapest on VHS & Laserdisc.
The Magic Tour was Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's 2007–2008 concert tour of North America and Western Europe.
The tour began October 2, 2007, in Hartford, Connecticut, and concluded August 30, 2008 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This was his first tour with the E Street Band since 2004's Vote for Change shows and the first prolonged outing with them since the 2002–2003 Rising Tour.
After the conclusion of the tour's first leg on November 19, 2007, organist Danny Federici took a leave of absence from the tour, to pursue treatment for melanoma. He was replaced by Charles Giordano, who had played with Springsteen on the 2006 Sessions Band Tour. Federici made his only return to the stage on March 20, 2008, during the tour's third leg, when he appeared for portions of a show in Indianapolis. He died on April 17, 2008; the next two shows of the tour were postponed.
The Magic Tour won the 2008 Billboard Touring Awards for Top Tour, Top Draw, and Top Manager (for Jon Landau). The Magic Tour had the second-highest gross worldwide for 2008 in Billboard's rankings, with $204.5 million and trailing only Bon Jovi's Lost Highway Tour. In Pollstar's calculus for North America, the Magic Tour
Stripped Live... on Tour was the third concert tour by American recording artist Christina Aguilera. The tour is (essentially) a continuation of her Justified & Stripped Tour with Justin Timberlake. The tour was for her second studio album, Stripped and reached Europe, Asia, and Australia. Aguilera was expected to return to North America in the summer of 2004, however, the 29 dates were canceled at the last minute due to Aguilera suffering vocal cord injuries. The tour is estimated to have grossed over US $70 million internationally for a grand total of over US $115 million when combined with Justified & Stripped Tour. It was one of the most successful tours of 2003 and also one of the most lucrative. It remains Aguilera's most successful tour to date.
Stripped Live in the U.K. was released in October 12, 2004, it was certified Platinum in the US. The concert was filmed in the UK and features aside from the concert; an interview with Aguilera about her album Stripped, an introduction to the supporting cast, Aguilera answering questions from fans. In June 2008 it was re-released after the success of her Back to Basics Tour DVD.
The Summer Sanitarium Tour 2003 was Metallica's packaged tour in the Summer of the year 2003. It had equal financial success to the Summer Sanitarium Tour in 2000 and had a different line-up, and was the first tour with current bassist Robert Trujillo.
(Taken from the Atlanta, GA Turner Field show on July 11, 2003)
Summer Sanitarium Tour 2003 was one of highest grossing concert of 2003 according to Billboard's annual Top 25 concert tours. Total Gross: $48,548,126 from 20 shows
The '04 Summer Tour was a European concert tour by Paul McCartney
The DVD Paul McCartney in Red Square features songs from the St. Petersburg concert and the DVD The McCartney Years features songs from the Glastonbury concert.
"You Won't See Me" had never been part of McCartney's live act - he would tell audiences that, until pre-tour rehearsals, he had not performed the song since recording it for Rubber Soul almost 40 years before.
The Dig Out Your Soul Tour was a world concert tour by English rock band Oasis, in support of their album Dig Out Your Soul. The tour started in Seattle, Washington at the WaMu Theater and was planned to continue until 30 August, where they were scheduled to play their final show of the tour at the I-Day Festival in Milan, Italy. However, on 28 August 2009, after a fight between the Gallaghers in the backstage, their manager announced the cancellation of their concert at the Rock-en-Seine festival near Paris just minutes before it was about to begin, the cancellation of the European tour and that the group "does not exist anymore", referring a coming statement from Noel Gallagher.
Two hours later, a little before midnight, on the band website, a statement of Noel Gallagher read: "It's with some sadness and great relief to tell you that I quit Oasis tonight. People will write and say what they like, but I simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer." "Apologies to all the people who bought tickets for the shows in Paris, Konstanz and Milan."
Before the band embarked on the tour, songwriter/guitarist Noel Gallagher jokingly said he considered outplaying The Rolling Stones'
The Drowned World Tour was the fifth concert tour by American singer-songwriter Madonna in support of her seventh and eighth studio albums Ray of Light and Music. It was also her first tour in eight years, following The Girlie Show World Tour in 1993. The tour was supposed to start in 1999, but was delayed until 2001 as Madonna gave birth to her son, got married to Guy Ritchie, was working on Music, and was busy filming The Next Best Thing. When the tour was decided, Madonna appointed Jamie King as choreographer and the tour was planned in a short timespan of three months, including signing up the dancers, musicians and technicians. Designer Jean-Paul Gaultier was the costume designer who designed the costumes in such way that they indicated different phases of Madonna's career. The poster and logo for the tour included references to Kabbalah, which Madonna studied.
The show was divided into five segments, namely Neo-Punk, Geisha-Anime, Country-Western, Latin-Spanish and Urban-Pimp. The setlist consisted mainly of songs from the last two studio albums released at that point, with two pre-90s song added. The first segment displayed high-energy performances with Madonna wearing a
The Exodus Tour was a concert tour organised to support the album Exodus by Bob Marley & The Wailers.
The tour began at the Pavillon Baltard in Paris, France, on May 10, 1977, and involuntarily ended with four shows at the Rainbow Theatre in London in early June; actually there were six shows planned to be performed in London, but the last two shows had been cancelled due to Marley's serious toe injury he received in a football friendly game with French journalists just before the tour's start in Paris. Subsequently the tour's second leg in the United States had first been postponed and then definitely cancelled. The last show of the tour has been released on VHS and DVD, labeled Live! at the Rainbow. It is reported that all four shows have been recorded and taped on video.
The cancellation of the U.S. leg is for many people the main reason for Marley's underrated reputation in the U.S., as the Exodus album is said to be Marley's international breakthrough whereby he achieved international superstardom; Exodus was honoured the Greatest Album of the Century by TIME Magazine in 2000.
While on the tour Marley performed for the first time in Belgium and Denmark.
The standard setlist of
The Dark Side of the Moon Tour was a concert tour by British rock band Pink Floyd in 1972 and 1973 in support of their album The Dark Side of the Moon. There were two separate legs promoting The Dark Side of the Moon, one in 1972 before the album's release and another in 1973 after its release.
Playing 93 shows in 1972, the most until 1994, Pink Floyd debuted the live performance before its release not of a song but a whole album. The original title was Eclipse, then Dark Side of the Moon - A Piece for Assorted Lunatics, the name under which it made its press debut in February 1972 at London's Rainbow Theatre. The title changed for the first part of the US tour to Eclipse (A Piece for Assorted Lunatics) during April and May before reverting to Dark Side of the Moon - A Piece for Assorted Lunatics in September for the second part of the US tour and finally released in 1973 under the title of The Dark Side of the Moon.
Remarkably, at its first full live performance at Guildhall, Portsmouth, England on 21 January 1972, most of the album was in the form it would be when released 14 months later. The significant differences include:
"On the Run", whose working title was "The Travel
The Live at Last Tour is the first concert tour by American singer-songwriter, Anastacia. The tour was in support of her third studio album, Anastacia. The show mainly reached Europe. The tour was acknowledged by several names: The Live at Last Tour, Anastacia is back...Live at Last Tour and The Encore Tour
The DVD features footage from her Berlin and Munich concerts of the Fall 2004 leg of the tour. It omits the song One Day in Your Life (performed as a duet between two audience members) for unexplained reasons . Along with the concert, the DVD also contains a documentary. It includes interviews with Anastacia along with music videos to five unreleased songs from Anastacia:
along with the music videos of:
Other special features include performances of Rearview, One Day in Your Life and The Saddest Part from the "Encore Tour". The DVD was not released in North America which came as a huge disappointment to fans.
Pop 'Til You Drop! Tour was A*Teens' first headlining concert tour in the United States.A 30-Date Tour around North America was held in 2002, along with Baha Men, LMNT and Play.
The most of the dates on the tour were small venues.
Unleashed '98 is a United Kingdom only tour by Australian pop singer Dannii Minogue to support her third studio album "Girl", consisting of 23 dates.
The tour featured songs across all three of Dannii's albums. Songs showcased were spawned from early hits such as 'Love and Kisses', 'This Is it' and 'Jump to the Beat' through to 'Coconut', 'Disremembrance' and 'All I Wanna Do' featured on Girl.
About the tour, Dannii said: "I can't wait to get on the stage with my band. I love to see the crowd let loose! With energy in the music, we'll push it to get the audience dancing - then get real personal with acoustic versions of some favourites."
The Zoo TV Tour (also written as ZooTV, ZOO TV or ZOOTV) was a worldwide concert tour by rock band U2. Staged in support of their 1991 album Achtung Baby, the tour visited arenas and stadiums from 1992 to 1993. To mirror the new musical direction that the group took with Achtung Baby, the tour was intended to deviate from their past and confound expectations of the band. In contrast to U2's austere stage setups from previous tours, the Zoo TV Tour was an elaborately staged multimedia event. It satirised television and media oversaturation by attempting to instill "sensory overload" in its audience. To escape their reputation for being overly serious, U2 embraced a more lighthearted and self-deprecating image on tour. Zoo TV and Achtung Baby were central to the group's 1990s reinvention.
The tour's concept was inspired by disparate television programming, the desensitising effect of mass media, and "morning zoo" radio shows. The stage featured dozens of large video screens that showed visual effects, video clips from pop culture, and flashing text phrases. Live satellite link-ups, channel surfing, prank calls, and video confessionals were incorporated into the shows. Whereas U2 were
The Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Reunion Tour was a lengthy, top-grossing concert tour featuring Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band that took place over 1999 and 2000.
The tour was the first set of regular concerts given by Springsteen and the E Street Band in eleven years, since the 1988 Tunnel of Love Express and Human Rights Now! Tours, and followed two lengthy tours by Springsteen without the Band in the intervening years.
The tour was not intended to promote any Springsteen records; the release of the box set Tracks six months earlier had been oriented towards the holiday shopping market, and no longer held any chart action by the time of the tour. The release of the cut-down, single disc 18 Tracks did coincide with the start of the tour , but received little publicity or sales.
Tour preparations began in March 1999 with a series of rehearsals at Asbury Park, New Jersey's Convention Hall. Several dozen of the Springsteen faithful, eager with anticipation at what the long-awaited reunion might bring, stood outside the Hall on the cold and windy boardwalk and beach, hearing what they could from inside the walls and reporting their findings on several Springsteen
The Heavy Rotation Tour is the second concert tour by American singer-songwriter Anastacia in support of her fourth studio album Heavy Rotation which was released in 2008. The tour visited Europe.
The tour was briefly mentioned in November 2008 by Anastacia. During an online chat session with fans, she stated, "There will be a tour but I’ve still not decided when. It’s looking like it will be mid-to-end of 2009. [...] All I can confirm is that it will be a global tour. I'll come to Asia and Australia first, then I'll do a big stint in Europe and then America.". A month later, fan footage of Anastacia leaving a hotel in in Switzerland was posted on YouTube. When fans asked about the touring Zurich, Anastacia replied, "We don’t have Zurich on the map yet. […] I know one of the territories close to you is Geneva […] I’m not even going to Rome on this one. That doesn’t mean I don’t want to come that just how they’re doing the routing." The tour was confirmed via Anastacia's official website on February 27, 2009.
Keely Myers and Chris Vaughan of the The Production Office (TPO) were responsible for the Technical Production of the tour. TPO have produced many rock and pop tours including
The Offspring began the Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace Tour to promote their latest album, Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace, on May 16, 2008 in San Diego, California. This marks the band's first full scale tour in three years since the Warped Tour, as well as their first world tour with new drummer Pete Parada.
Since the release of the Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace album, there has been frequent speculation about the possibility of a tour extension. After playing a number of festival shows in Europe and the U.S. in the fall of 2008, rumors persist that The Offspring expect to embark on a full-scale North American tour in late 2008/early 2009. Aksed about this, guitarist Noodles told Ultimate-Guitar.com in September 2008 that "there's nothing actually written yet but it's in discussion for sure".
The ...Baby One More Time Tour was the debut concert tour by American recording artist Britney Spears. It supported her debut studio album, ...Baby One More Time (1999) and visited United States and Canada. The tour was announced in March 1999, with dates released a month later. Tommy Hilfiger was chosen as the tour sponsor. An extension of the tour, titled Crazy 2K, was announced in December 1999. Tour sponsors of the second leg were Got Milk? and Polaroid. The concept and costumes were designed by Spears. The stage was changed at the beginning of the second leg to include pyrotechnics and special effects.
The show was divided into various segments, with each segment being followed by an interlude to the next segment, and it ended with an encore. The setlist consisted of songs from her debut album and several covers. Some changes were made during the 2000 leg, with the covers replaced by songs Spears premiered from her second studio album, Oops!... I Did It Again. The tour received positive critical appreciation from critics. During the tour, Spears was accused of lip synching, although she denied these claims. The show was recorded and broadcast on Fox. A DVD entitled Live and
Iowa World Tour was a worldwide concert tour in 2001 and 2002 headlined by Slipknot in support of their second studio album Iowa.
Kill The Industry was a leg of the Iowa World Tour in North America. Musicians that accompanied the tour include Papa Roach, Mudvayne, and The Union Underground.
Slipknot joined the 2001 Ozzfest, performing on the main stage after Papa Roach and before Marilyn Manson.
The Pledge of Allegiance Tour was a leg co-headlined by the heavy metal band System Of A Down. Both groups used the tour as a promotion for their new albums.
The band played 27 shows all over the United States and had support from Rammstein, American Head Charge, Mudvayne and No One. The tour was scheduled to start on September 14 but was postponed for a week due to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, 5 dates were rescheduled and 4 dates were cancelled, the rest of the dates went ahead as originally scheduled.
Originally, No One were to open the tour and American Head Charge was to take their set for the second half of the tour. Due to the terrorist attacks, Mudvayne dropped off the tour leaving an open set. To fill the gap, American Head Charge came onto the tour early and No One
Cher at the Colosseum was a series of concerts by Cher at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. For the three year engagement, Cher received $180 million. Performing at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, the first show occurred on May 6, 2008 and the last show was on February 5, 2011. The singer planned to perform 200 dates over a three year period but due to eight cancellations only 192 shows were done. The show included 14 dancers and four aerialists, with a total of 25 costumes designed by Bob Mackie.
Designer Bob Mackie created a total of twenty-two unique ensembles for Cher at the Colosseum.
All shows were performed at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Cher canceled eight shows. Seven were due to an illness that she called "Vegas Throat". Rumors spread saying that the star had cancer. Cher made an appearance on the Today show and Access Hollywood saying, "If I had cancer everyone would know about it. I wouldn't tell them but someone would." She also said she could not wait to return to Las Vegas in February 2009. The canceled dates were: September 7, 23, 24, 27, 28 and
Queen + Paul Rodgers Tour was a world concert tour by Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor, joined by singer Paul Rodgers under the moniker of Queen + Paul Rodgers. The tour was Queen's first since the Magic Tour in 1986, and the death of lead singer Freddie Mercury in November 1991. The band's drummer Roger Taylor commented; "We never thought we would tour again, Paul (Rodgers) came along by chance and we seemed to have a chemistry. Paul is just such a great singer. He's not trying to be Freddie." Bassist John Deacon also did not take part due to his retirement in 1997, however he gave the enterprise his blessing.
The origins of the collaboration came when Brian May played at the Fender Strat Pack concert in 2004. Now for the first time, he joined Paul Rodgers for a rendition of Free's classic, "All Right Now". After this Brian spoke of a chemistry between the two of them. Following this, Brian invited Paul to play with Queen at their induction to the UK Music Hall of Fame. Again citing a new excitement with Rodgers, the three announced they would tour in 2005. The tour originally was meant only to include Europe and the 46664 concerts of that year. However at the
The Long Road Out Of Eden Tour is a worldwide concert tour by the Eagles, whose beginning coincided with the release of their 2007 album Long Road Out Of Eden.
The tour began in London, England at the The O2 arena on March 20, 2008 and continues on as of July 1, 2011 with a show at the Hop Farm Festival.
In 2010, the Eagles toured alongside the Dixie Chicks, with Keith Urban appearing at selected shows. The tour changed its name to the Eagles 2010 Summer Tour. That leg of the tour focused on stadium shows, such as in Winnipeg and Toronto and New Jersey. The December 2010 Eagles tour of Australia was packaged as Eagles Summer 2010.
On 23 November 1979, Paul McCartney's band Wings began a 19-date concert tour of the United Kingdom to promote their newest album, Back to the Egg.
It was originally to have been the first leg of a planned world tour, with further stops in Japan, Europe, and America on the horizon. However, it would become Wings' final concert tour after McCartney's marijuana arrest in Tokyo the following year.
Following the tour, Wings teamed up with an all-star cast of rock legends to perform a series of Concerts for the People of Kampuchea at the Hammersmith Odeon near London.
Wings' lineup for the tour was Paul and Linda McCartney, Denny Laine, Laurence Juber, and Steve Holly.
A recording of "Coming Up" from a Glasgow date on this tour was a number one hit in the United States.
After a live rehearsal at Liverpool Institute, McCartney's alma mater.
A Conspiracy of Hope was a short tour of six benefit concerts on behalf of Amnesty International that took place in the United States during June 1986. The purpose of the tour was not to raise funds but rather to increase awareness of human rights and of Amnesty's work on its 25th anniversary, and to invite a new generation take action to free prisoners of conscience. The shows were headlined by U2, Sting and Bryan Adams and also featured Peter Gabriel, Lou Reed, Joan Baez, and The Neville Brothers. The last three shows featured a reunion of The Police. At press conferences in each city, at related media events, and through their music at the concerts themselves, the artists engaged with the public on themes of human rights and human dignity. The six concerts were the first of what subsequently became known collectively as the Human Rights Concerts - a series of music events and tours staged by the US Section of Amnesty International between 1986-1998.
The tour was conceived by the Executive Director of Amnesty International's U.S. section, Jack Healey. The tour was run by famed rock promotor Bill Graham, who served as executive producer along with Healey and Mary Daly. James
The Come On Over Tour is the first concert tour by Canadian recording artist, Shania Twain. Visiting North America, Australia and Europe, the tour supported Twain's third studio album Come On Over. Deemed one of the most anticipated tours of the 90's, the trek became one of the highest grossing tours in both 1998 and 1999, along with, becoming one of the biggest tour by a female musician of any genre. The tour was seen by over two million spectators and earned over 80 million dollars. Additional accolades include being named the "Country Tour of the Year" in 1998 and 1999 by Pollstar Concert Industry Awards. Supporting Twain on the tour was family band Leahy and country artist Shane Minor. The tour was sponsored by Gitano Jeans.
The tour was announced by various media outlets in March 1998, when Twain's third album was certified five times platinum in the United States. The tour, named after the same album, was planned to begin in May 1998 in Sudbury (near Twain's hometown of Timmins) and ending December 1998 in Phoenix, Arizona. It became very poplar with many dates selling out within hours of the announcement. Most notably, the concerts at the Pine Knob Music Theatre in
Fredericton ( /ˈfrɛdrɪktən/ or /frɛˈdɪktən/) is the capital of the Canadian province of New Brunswick, by virtue of the provincial parliament which sits there. An important cultural, artistic, and educational centre for the province, Fredericton is home to two universities, the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design, and cultural institutions such as the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, the York Sunbury Museum, and The Playhouse—a performing arts venue.
The city hosts the annual Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival, attracting regional and international jazz, blues, rock, and world artists. Fredericton is also known for its indie rock scene and the record label Forward Music Group.
As a provincial capital, its economy is inextricably tied to the fortunes of the public sector; however, the city also contains a growing IT and commercial sector. The city has the highest percentage of residents with a post-secondary education in the province and one of the highest per capita incomes.
In the 2011 census, the population of the city of Fredericton was 56,224 and the population of the census agglomeration (termed "Greater Fredericton") was 94,268. Fredericton is the third largest city in the province
The Rising Tour was a lengthy, worldwide, top-grossing concert tour featuring Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band that took place in arenas and stadiums over 2002 and 2003. It followed the release of their 2002 album The Rising.
The tour was the most highly publicized of Springsteen's career. Tour preparations began in late July and early August 2002 with closed and then semi-open rehearsals, and then several public rehearsal shows, at Asbury Park, New Jersey's Convention Hall, as well as a highly-advertised early morning promotional appearance there on NBC's The Today Show. He also appeared on Late Night with David Letterman on CBS, NBC's Saturday Night Live, and Nightline on ABC. His Nightline interview was one of the most revealing of his career. Usually a very private person, Springsteen agreed to all of these appearance as part of the biggest promotional effort of his career for the tour and its album.
The first leg of the tour formally began on August 7, 2002 with an opening show in Springsteen's home floor of Continental Airlines Arena in New Jersey. This commenced what Springsteen's management called their "Barnstorming" , playing 46 arena shows in 46 different cities
Top of the World Tour was the 2003 concert tour by American country music trio Dixie Chicks. It was in support of their album Home, and named after the song "Top of the World" on that album.
The tour began with three promotional concerts in Europe and Australia. During the first of these on March 10, 2003, at Shepherds Bush Empire in London, Natalie Maines made her controversial remarks criticizing President George W. Bush a few days before the start of the Iraq War: "Just so you know, we’re on the good side with y’all. We do not want this war, this violence, and we’re ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas." The backdrop to this statement was the large protests in Britain against the impending war.
The first leg of the tour then took place in North America, running from the beginning of May to mid-August. (The Bush controversy and a comment against a Toby Keith song resulted in the state of South Carolina not wanting to let the band in. Natalie Maines stated, "These fans paid their hard earned money to see us play, and we will give them the show they paid to see!" The concert went on.) The second leg took place in Western Europe in September, followed by a
Wings University Tour was a UK concert tour by Paul McCartney & Wings in 1972, shortly after the band's formation and initial album release, Wild Life. Wings' lineup for the tour was Paul and Linda McCartney, Denny Laine, Henry McCullough, and Denny Seiwell.
McCartney had formed Wings for the purpose of having a band to go on the road with, and he wasted no time in doing just that. During the waning years of The Beatles, notably during the Get Back sessions, he had suggested they return to live performances by showing up unannounced at pubs and playing for the patrons. The idea was never seriously considered by the other Beatles.
McCartney took the band on an impromptu tour of the United Kingdom's universities, showing up unannounced and performing for whoever happened to be on campus. The band's intended first stop on the tour, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, refused to allow them to play, so the band moved on to the more receptive Nottingham. Admission to the first show which was held at 12 noon in the Portland Building Ballroom was GBP 0.40, proceeds being split up equally among the band members.
The Ashes of the Wake Tour was a 2004-2005 concert tour by the band Lamb of God in support of their album Ashes of the Wake. It had four legs, one as part of the 2004 Ozzfest Festival, another as part of the 2005 Sounds of the Underground Festival, one European leg, and a US and Canada headlining leg.
On this tour, Lamb of God filmed their second DVD, Killadelphia.
The Creatures of the Night Tour was a concert tour by the hard rock group Kiss in support of their album of the same title. It was the second tour with drummer Eric Carr,his first in his home country, and the first tour with guitarist Vinnie Vincent,(née Vincent Cusano) who replaced Ace Frehley.
Wearing a make up design of an Egypian 'Ankh', Cusano was promoted as "Vinnie 'The Wiz' Vincent" who was "even weirder than we are" in the tour's press release. The groups's lucrative record contract with Polygram required Kiss to be composed of founders Gene Simmons (bass), Paul Stanley (singer/guitarist)- and Frehley. The release did not say Frehley had quit, but instead stated Frehley was too injured from a recent car crash to tour, but might make appearances onstage when able. The band used group photos containing Ace Frehley for the tour's press kits and ad material during early dates; these were used by promoters for advertising, so many fans did not realize Frehley was replaced until they came to the venues. Before Vincent was announced, new photos were taken and later dates featured the band with Vincent in show ads.
The tour was billed as their "Tenth Anniversary Tour" and silver
The Bonez World Tour was Avril Lavigne's 2004-2005 world tour. Lavigne named the tour Bonez in response to the question "what's under your skin?" (a reference to the title of her second album).
The tour visted North America , Europe, Australia, South Africa, Asia and Latin America with 144 dates wordlwide. The trip begin in 2004 with a little different name "The Bonez Tour 2004 eyes" to then in 2005 embarked into the "Bonez World Tour 2005". The setlist was different as the time was passing and as she was visiting every continent around the world. The DVD of the tour was just released all over Japan called Live at Budokan: Bonez Tour
In other shows, Avril played Sk8er Boi first or Losing Grip first, Complicated last, and no Slipped Away. She has also included other songs such as Mobile, Things I'll Never Say and she add 2 covers American Idiot and Song 2 by Blur.
The Appetite for Construction Tour was a three-month 2007 concert tour that was co-headlined by rock bands Switchfoot and Relient K, with special guests Ruth.
The tour was unique in the fact that none of the bands involved were touring to push a new album or single. They embarked on the tour to benefit Habitat For Humanity, and donated one dollar per ticket sold to the organization. At end of the tour, the bands had raised over $100,000 for Habitat.
Switchfoot frontman Jon Foreman also co-wrote a song with Relient K singer Matt Thiessen called "Rebuild" for the tour. It was released as a "donation single" on Switchfoot's website, with options to donate time or money to Habitat For Humanity, in exchange for the song.
The tour played mostly in indoor arenas or stadiums, as opposed to small rock clubs, Switchfoot's favored stomping grounds. The tour's name is a reference to "Appetite for Destruction", the debut album of American hard rock band Guns N' Roses.
Ruth was the first band to perform at the shows, playing 4-5 songs in a half-hour long set.
Relient K was the first of the headlining acts to perform, with their set usually lasting about an hour and a half. The set list featured
The Elevation Tour was a worldwide concert tour by the Irish rock band U2. Launched in support of the group's 2000 album All That You Can't Leave Behind, the tour visited arenas in 2001. After the band's previous two extravagant stadium tours, Zoo TV and PopMart, the Elevation Tour returned the band to indoor arenas with a much more stripped-down, intimate stage design. A heart-shaped B-stage extended from the main stage, while encapsulating many of the fans.
The Elevation Tour comprised three legs and 113 shows and was seen by about 2.1 million people. The Elevation Tour opened on 24 March 2001 with the first leg in North America, the second leg in Europe that summer, and the third leg back in North America that autumn, ending on 2 December 2001. The tour was the top concert draw of 2001, grossing $143 million, and was top draw in North America, with the band's 80 shows grossing $110 million at ticket prices of $45–$135. Its success was capped off by the band's performance at the Super Bowl XXXVI halftime show in 2002. The tour was depicted in two concert films, Elevation 2001: Live from Boston and U2 Go Home: Live from Slane Castle.
The Elevation Tour's stage design was by Willie
The Heaven and Hell 2007 Tour was a global concert tour by Heaven & Hell in support of Black Sabbath's The Dio Years compilation CD.
The idea for a 2007 Heaven & Hell concert tour was brought about when Rhino records informed Tony Iommi's management that they would like to include previously unreleased material for the Dio Years compilation. After it emerged that no suitable material was available, Iommi contacted Dio and suggested they record some new songs together. After the successful recording sessions, the band decided to tour.
The following is the Set list from Heaven & Hell's concert at Air Canada Centre in Toronto on 22 March 2007.
Heaven & Hell had various support acts. In the US Queensrÿche and Alice Cooper after Rob Zombie - who had been confirmed as a US opener - was replaced by Cooper., though Alice Cooper was not actually an opening act, his Psycho-Drama tour dates were juxtaposed with theirs. Lamb Of God and Iced Earth were the supports at UK concerts.
Live from Radio City Music Hall was recorded on 30 March 2007. The show was the first American show the line-up performed in 15 years.
The Jazz Tour was a concert tour made by the British rock band Queen. This tour supported the album Jazz. This tour was memorable for the spectacle created by the band. As James Henke of Rolling Stone said about the band's Halloween 1978 concert in New Orleans: "...when they were launching a U.S. tour in support of their Jazz, album, Queen threw a bash in New Orleans that featured snake charmers, strippers, transvestites and a naked fat lady who smoked cigarettes in her crotch." Part of the European leg was recorded and then released as the band's first live album, Live Killers.
The PopMart Tour was a worldwide concert tour by rock band U2. Launched in support of the group's 1997 album, Pop, the tour's concerts were performed in stadiums and parks from 1997 through 1998. Much like the band's previous Zoo TV Tour, PopMart was elaborately-staged and featured a lavish stage design, complete with a 165-foot (50 m) wide LED screen, a 100-foot (30 m)-high golden arch, and a large mirror-ball lemon. Much like the Zoo TV tour, the PopMart tour saw the band embrace an image and performances that were intentionally ironic and self-mocking, deviating from the band's previously earnest stage performances from the 1980s; the band performed in costumes that, along with the PopMart stage design, poked fun at the themes of consumerism and pop culture.
The PopMart Tour comprised five legs and 93 shows, attracting about 3.9 million fans. The tour took U2 to South America, South Africa and Israel for the first time. The tour was booked ahead of time while the band were still completing Pop, which had a planned release date of holiday season 1996. However, the album's sessions went long and it wasn't until March 1997 that the album was released, significantly cutting into
The By the Way World Tour was a worldwide concert tour by American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers to support the band's eighth studio album, By the Way. The band was at a commercial peak, having only been off the road for a short amount of time after touring in support of their 1999, best-selling Californication. The band began writing their next album in early 2001, and released By the Way over a year later, on July 9, 2002.
A DVD documenting a show from the tour, titled Live at Slane Castle, was released in 2003.
The By the Way World Tour was another successful tour for the band behind another chart topping album. The tour unlike previous tour saw the band start to move further away from their earlier 80's songs and place more of a focus on newer stuff with a heavy dose like always of songs from their hit album, "Blood Sugar Sex Magik" however fans were treated to the first performance of "Police Helicopter" since 1999 and "Blackeyed Blonde" since 2000. "Me and My Friends remained a constant staple in the band's setlist and one of the few songs from the 80's they continue to play. To date, eleven of the album's sixteen songs have been performed live including a one time
A Sense of Purpose Tour was a concert tour by Swedish melodic death metal band In Flames in support of the act's ninth studio album, A Sense of Purpose, which was released in April 2008.
The tour began in May 2008 with a slot on Gigantour in North American markets, which was headlined by Megadeth. Following runs through Europe and a second North American leg, the tour continued through 2009 with the band's first visit to South America, as well as dates in Australia and Japan.
In February 2009, it was confirmed that lead guitarist Jesper Strömblad would be taking leave from future touring, due to his focus on alcohol rehabilitation. He was replaced with former member Niklas Engelin. Later in the month, an upcoming spring tour of the U.K. and Ireland was cancelled after it was announced that a second member, bassist Peter Iwers, would be taking leave due to the anticipated birth of his child. The band, minus Strömblad, fulfilled all touring commitments up to early April and resumed performing in the summer.
In September 2009, the band commenced a Canadian co-headlining trek with Killswitch Engage. Following the dates in Canada, the group toured the U.S. through early October.
The Burnin' Tour was a concert tour organised to promote the album Burnin' by Bob Marley & The Wailers (Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Joe Higgs).
The tour began in Homestead, Florida, in mid October 1973, and ended in Northampton, England, in late November. Bunny Wailer, who hadn't participated in the Catch a Fire Tour, was replaced by Joe Higgs. The first four shows of the second tour leg in England had been cancelled due to Tosh's illness. The tour ended in Northampton,at the Northampton College of further education, I was there it was not a packed audience and the stage was very low which meant I was within two feet of Bob as he sang! It was a spiritual experience he was so stoned he was kneeling on the floor as he sang into the mike, unforgettable. England; the rest of the tour was cancelled due to heavy snow.
During the tour, some crucial Bob Marley & The Wailers recordings had been made; the appearance at the Capitol Studios had been videotaped and has been used for several documentary movies. The appearance at Sausalito's Plant Studios had been broadcast live by KSAN and later officially released on the album Talkin' Blues. Furthermore, the appearances at BBC's Top Gear and at
Girl Power! Live In Istanbul was the first set of major concerts held by British pop girl group, the Spice Girls. The concerts, organized by Pepsi as part of the group's sponsorship deal, were performed at the Abdi İpekçi Arena in Istanbul, Turkey on October 12 and 13, 1997.
The show was split up into 5 parts with a costume change at each one. The stage consisted of a ramp leading down to the main stage. There were two staircases at the far right and left of the stage that lead to smaller platform stages. There was a small runway at the center of the main stage. The band was located at the bottom right and left of the ramp. There was a grid with the letters S-P-I-C-E on the left of the stage. There was also a large screen at the back of the stage that would rise and lower. It was used at the start of show. The Girls would enter the stage as it rose.
Following the concert, a VHS of the concert was released but did not include all of the songs on the set list, omitting "Something Kinda Funny", "Saturday Night Divas", "Stop", "Too Much", "Love Thing" and "Mama". The VHS, however, includes interviews with the girls and backstage footage. Although the
The Twisted Logic Tour was a global concert tour in support of Coldplay's third album, X&Y. The year-long tour took the band across Europe and their native United Kingdom, as well as to the United States and Canada. The tour concluded in July 2006 with dates in Australia, South East Asia and Japan. Pollstar reported that the 2005 North American leg grossed an estimated $24.1 million dollars. The second leg of the North American tour ended 6 April 2006 at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia.
Footage was filmed at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, on 22 and 23 March 2006, but (despite having announced a DVD release in March) they have shown the concert in Canada on Much Music. The airing date was Thursday 14 December 2006 at 9pm and replays occurred at midnight and 3:30pm on Friday 15 December 2006. Footage has also been shown on Spanish television and HDNet and there are plans to air it in other, non-specified countries. Due to the lack of airplay on mainstream channels in many countries, the show has been heavily shared over the Internet.
This is Coldplay's first (and their only to date) tour not named after the album it was promoting. It is also notable that the tour is
The Use Your Illusion Tour was a concert tour by the rock band Guns N' Roses which ran from January 20, 1991 to July 17, 1993. It was not only the band's longest tour, but one of the longest concert tours in rock history, consisting of 194 shows in 27 countries. It was also a source of much infamy for the band, due to riots, late starts, cancellations and outspoken rantings by lead singer Axl Rose.
The Use Your Illusion Tour was a promotional tour for the albums Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II. The tour started on May 24, 1991, approximately when the long-awaited follow-up to Appetite for Destruction was to be released, and ended over two years later. The release date of the album, or albums, since there were now two of them, was pushed back to September but the tour began as originally scheduled. The tour marked a high point in the popularity of Guns N' Roses, with a total of over 7 million fans attending, and accompanied by high worldwide album sales.
Live recordings from the tour would later be issued as a two video/DVD set, Use Your Illusion I and II, featuring footage from a 1992 concert in Tokyo, Japan and would also provide content for the 2-disc set Live Era:
The Babylon by Bus Tour was a concert tour organised to support the album Babylon by Bus by Bob Marley & The Wailers. It was also to popularize Marley and reggae music in Asia and Oceania.
The tour started in Japan on 5 April 1979, and ended in Honolulu, Hawaii, on 6 May 1979. The tour should have started with two shows in Côte d'Ivoire in mid-March, but both concerts had been cancelled due to unknown reasons. The first leg led Marley through Japan where he performed for the first time, the second leg took place in various Oceanian places (New Zealand, Australia, Hawaii). It was Marley's only tour including concerts in Asia and Oceania.
After the tour Marley performed two historical concerts: his last performance in Jamaica, at the Reggae Sunsplash, and at the Amandla Festival in Boston's Harvard Stadium where he made a powerful and historical speech.
The standard setlist of the tour mostly looked like the following:
The setlist was very similar to that from the previous Kaya Tour, but in different order. There were also performances of an earlier song, "Punky Reggae Party", which is not featured on any of Marley's Island albums released at that time, but was released as a single
The Glow in the Dark Tour is a critically acclaimed world concert tour by Kanye West featuring Rihanna, Lupe Fiasco, N.E.R.D, and Nas. It began on April 16, 2008 in Seattle, Washington and travelled to Latin America, Asia, Europe, New Zealand and Australia through to early December. The tour featured some surprise special guest artists, including Gnarls Barkley and Jay-Z. Chris Brown also appeared at some shows to perform his remix of "Umbrella" with Rihanna, and as a dancer for N.E.R.D. For the New Zealand and Australian leg of the tour special guests Nas and New Zealand rapper Scribe replaced Lupe Fiasco and N.E.R.D, as N.E.R.D toured these countries separately. For the Asia leg, Taiwanese American singer Vanness Wu performed as the opening act on the Asian leg of the tour and performed "Good Life" with West during the show. A same titled book authored by Kanye West with photography by Nabil Elderkin was published by Rizzoli USA in October 2009. The tour grossed 30.8 million from 49 shows.
A brief controversy emerged when during his performance in Sacramento, West accidentally referred to the city as Seattle, the latter of which he performed in only two days prior. West quickly
The Kala Tour is a 2007 global M.I.A. concert tour performed in support of her studio album Kala (see 2007 in music).
The tour features dates across Europe, North America, Canada and Asia. M.I.A. began performing in support of Kala at Radio 1's Big Weekend on 20 May 2007. She made sporadic appearances at venues in the US during late 2006, including performances at Gotham Hall in New York City on 31 August 2006 where other performing acts included Cee-lo and The Rapture, and at McCarren Pool on 3 September 2006 where other performers included Spank Rock and Amanda Blank. This tour followed recording for Kala, and the Arular Tour, which ended in February 2006 with performances in Japan. The 2007 Kala tour was announced by M.I.A. on her official website and Myspace page. The setlist featured songs heard for the first time from her studio album Kala (2007), and also included songs from previous album Arular (2005). Dates included concerts at music festivals, universities, colleges and club venues around the world.
Concerts during the tour often began with political activist Koichi Toyama on a panoramic screen delivering an anarchic speech, ordering the overthrow of a government. The
The Labyrinth is the debut concert tour by British pop singer Leona Lewis. Beginning on 28 May 2010, it showcased songs from her debut album, Spirit and her second album, Echo. Dates in the United Kingdom and Ireland were completed with Australian singer Gabriella Cilmi serving as the support act for the majority of dates.
The tour was announced on 12 November 2009, with the confirmation of dates in the Ireland and United Kingdom. Lewis waited until her second album to start the tour, saying "I wanted to wait until I had enough material – so I've waited until the second album. More importantly, I wanted to do a big show. I want to surprise people." She revealed she has based the tour theme on her favourite movie, Labyrinth, and is quoted as saying "I have taken lots of inspiration from Labyrinth, loads of masks and costumes. I do like a stark performance. There are moments when it works with me just standing there singing in the mist. That can be extremely powerful. But I'm going to surprise people with lots of choreography and dancing." It was reported that each show will last two hours, and will include "dancers, lasers, holograms and state-of-the-art lighting", and that Lewis
The Rhythm of Love Tour was the second world tour undertaken by Kylie Minogue, in support of her hit album Rhythm of Love. Beginning on 10 February 1991, the tour visited Australia and East Asia.
The concerts showcased a more confident Minogue, in her so-called tabloid christened 'SexKylie' guise, and songs from the album Rhythm of Love, which offered a then new sound for the Australian pop star. The tour was extended into Europe in late 1991, where it became known as the Let's Get to It Tour in support of a new studio album of the same name, complete with a new wardrobe and modified set list. Minogue was labelled a 'Madonna wannabe' by the critics, because the similarity of her 1991 Rhythm of Love Tour to Madonna's 1990 Blond Ambition World Tour.
Production/Concept: Kylie Minogue
Administration: Terry Blamey
Musical Director: Adrian Scott
Tour Manager: Nick Pitts
Production Manager: Henry Crallam
Sound Manager: Clive Franks
Lighting Director: Jonathon Smeeton
Choreographer: Venol John
Assistant: Yvonne Savage
Wardrobe Supervisor: Carol Minogue
Keyboards: Adrian Scott
Drums: John Creech
Guitar: Jamie Jardine
Bass: Craig Newman
Keyboards: Tania Smith
Self-Destruct Tour (a pun on the name of "Mr. Self Destruct") was a concert tour in support of industrial rock act Nine Inch Nails' The Downward Spiral album, which took place in early 1994, running until mid-1996, and was broken into 8 legs.
The tour was filmed for the Closure tour documentary, a double-VHS set that documented live performances of the tour as well as the band from 1989–1991, and an extra VHS tape featuring the band's music videos, which was released in late 1997. It was rumored to have been re-released in 2005, but Interscope Records refused to release it, which led the content's mysterious leak onto torrent websites in DVD format - supposedly at the hands of Reznor himself.
This was Nine Inch Nails' first tour since the early 1990s shows for Pretty Hate Machine. During this time, Nine Inch Nails' music became angrier and more aggressive with releases like Broken and The Downward Spiral, which led to the concerts being often very violent and personal, with band members often injuring themselves. The stage set-up consisted of grungy curtains which would pulled down and up for visuals which might be played during songs (such as 'Hurt'), or pulled up for live
Showgirl Homecoming was the eighth concert tour by Australian singer Kylie Minogue. Minogue was originally scheduled to perform in Australia and Asia during Showgirl: The Greatest Hits Tour in 2005, but she was forced to cancel the tour when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Minogue resumed the tour on 11 November 2006, performing at the Sydney Entertainment Centre, with a new set list and costumes. The dance routines from Showgirl: The Homecoming Tour were reworked to accommodate her medical condition and longer breaks were also introduced between sections of the show to conserve her strength.
Act 1: Homecoming
Act 2: Everything Taboo
Act 3: Samsara
Act 4: Athletica
Act 5: Dreams
Act 6: Pop Paradiso
Act 7: Dance of the Cybermen
On 13 January 2007 at the Manchester Evening News Arena in Manchester, England, Minogue was forced to end her concert after performing for an hour due to illness. Minogue's spokesman later confirmed that she had been diagnosed with a respiratory tract infection. Two additional scheduled performances at the Manchester Evening News Arena were postponed and rescheduled at the end of January 2007.
Showgirl – The Homecoming Tour received positive
Aerosmith embarked on the Honkin' on Bobo Tour to support their new album Honkin' on Bobo, the follow-up 2001's Just Push Play. The tour sent the band to small venues throughout North America as well as Japan.
Rock band Cheap Trick was the opening act for the majority of the tour.
The tour was unique in that it sent the band to smaller arenas in areas they hadn't played in a long time, particularly in smaller markets in the South and Midwest. Additionally, the tour was almost exclusively arenas, a change in pace from the predominantly amphitheater tours the band embarked on in the past.
The setlist varied widely from show to show, but was generally no longer than 20 songs, and featured several of their classics, as well as new bluesy tunes from Honkin' on Bobo including "Baby, Please Don't Go", "Road Runner", "Stop Messin' Around", and "Never Loved a Girl".
The stage setup was meant to imitate an old blues club, with neon signs in the back and a relatively simple stage. There was also a catwalk, a format which would continue on subsequent Aerosmith tours.
The DVD release You Gotta Move, the band's first live video compilation since 1987, was culled primarily
The Bruce Springsteen 1992-1993 World Tour was a concert tour featuring Bruce Springsteen and a new backing band, that took place from mid-1992 to mid-1993. It followed the simultaneous release of his albums Human Touch and Lucky Town earlier in 1992. It was his first of four non-E Street Band tours. Later, Springsteen had more non-E Street Band tours, the Ghost of Tom Joad Tour, the Seeger Sessions Tour, and the Devils & Dust Tour. The tour was not as commercially or critically successful as past tours, due to poor reception of Human Touch and Lucky Town as well as changes from previous tours. According to Springsteen biographer Dave Marsh, die-hard fans have informally referred to the backing band as "the Other Band" (and the tour as "The Other Band Tour").
The tour was preceded by a June 5, 1992 U.S. "dress rehearsal" radio broadcast of the new band. Springsteen said, "I missed playing. I missed getting out. I missed the fans. I've been home awhile. I've worked hard on the records." The tour's first leg was conducted in arenas in Western Europe, opening on June 15, 1992 at the Globen in Stockholm. Springsteen said, "It's nice to start the tour here. It's nice to be back among
Declaration Tour is the first solo headline tour of the American rock singer-songwriter David Cook, who rose to fame after winning the seventh season of the reality television show American Idol. There were 152 shows in this tour, not including an extra show in Manila in the Philippines, a record for an Idol debut tour. The tour earned an average gross of $46,263 per show.
The tour supports Cook's platinum self-titled album David Cook. The tour is named after "Declaration", the first track the album and started on February 13, 2009 in Tallahassee, following Cook's headlining appearance at Walt Disney World Resort's The American Idol Experience attraction. The tour was originally due to end on April 25, 2009, but had since been extended twice to finish until the end of year.
"I’m more than excited to hop on the road and support this record. This tour represents both a new beginning and a return to form for me,” David says. “It’s our first full tour, and we’re all ready to pour whatever blood, sweat, and tears that we can muster into making this show, and every show from here on out, an experience. Part of that experience is bringing back this college tour idea. There’s something
The Downstage Thrust Tour was a North American concert tour by English hard rock band Def Leppard. It began in Cincinnati, Ohio on June 27, 2007 and closed in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on October 2, 2007. Def Leppard played 52 shows in 52 different locations throughout the course of the tour. Members of the Def Leppard Fan Club had the opportunity to purchase tickets for shows via online ticket presales a few days before tickets went on sale to the general public. The tour was produced by Live Nation.
The setlist for this tour generally focused on the bands greatest hits, however there were two notable rarities included. The Hysteria song, "Excitable" was performed live for the first time since the 2000 "Euphoria" tour as a way of celebrating the 20th anniversary of the album's release. It also included the song "Mirror Mirror (Look Into My Eyes)", from the album "High N Dry". The song has not been played live since the 1983 "Pyromania" Tour and the first time Vivian played the song live with the band.
Some of the concert venues were sold out, including the Verizon Wireless Theater in Irvine California.
The opening acts for most of the shows were Foreigner and Styx. For the shows on
The Just Push Play Tour was a concert tour headlined by Aerosmith that took the band to dozens of shows across North America and Japan. The tour was put on in support of their 2001 release Just Push Play and ran from June 2001 to February 2002. Alternative rockers Fuel opened the show for much of the tour.
The tour received much success with the only major problems on the tour being cancellations due in part to the September 11 terrorist attacks.
The stage for the tour had a very modern look, resembling the moderness of the band's new album and its cover. Most striking was the silver and white colors, as well as two curving staircases which met at a platform at the top, where some of the most exciting moments of each concert took place, including the entrance of Steven Tyler and Joe Perry at the beginning of the show, as well as Steven Tyler singing the eerie lyrics to the beginning of "Seasons of Wither"
Additionally, the band set up a second smaller stage in the rear of the outdoor pavilions to play a for those in the lawn section. During the middle of the show, the band members would walk under very heavy security to this stage to do a three-song set from this stage.
The Sonic Boom Over Europe Tour (full title: Sonic Boom Over Europe: From the Beginning to the Boom) was a concert tour by American rock band Kiss in support of their 19th studio album Sonic Boom, which was released in October 2009.
The tour started in Sheffield, United Kingdom at the Sheffield Arena in early May and concluded at the Graspop Metal Meeting Festival in Dessel, Belgium in late June. The leg marked the band's first tour of indoor arenas in the United Kingdom since 1996, their first show in Ireland since 1988, and their debut concert in Slovakia. The group performed at a number of music festivals on the tour, including the Rock am Ring and Rock im Park Festivals, Sauna Open Air Metal Festival and Hellfest.
Before the start of the tour, the group played a promotional show at the Islington Academy in London on March 2, 2010 to about 800 people. Three songs had to be cut from the 15-song set due to issues with the CO2 canisters used to release confetti during "Rock and Roll All Nite".
A subsequent tour entitled The Hottest Show on Earth Tour followed in late July 2010, reaching North American markets.
The setlist featured three songs from Sonic Boom: "Modern Day Delilah",
The Time Machine World Tour is the third tour made by Australian singer-songwriter Darren Hayes as solo artist. The tour was undergone in support of Hayes' third studio album, This Delicate Thing We've Made. The tour was performed in two halves - the first half targeted more smaller venues, such as nightclubs and minor music festivals, and included several covers, most notably, Madonna's "Dress You Up". The second half targeted major venues, and was highly theatrical, including more choreography and decorations, such as a giant bridge and origami-made bird. A performance of the tour at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, which is in Hayes' hometown of Brisbane, Australia, made on 25 October 2007, which was the last night of the tour, was recorded and released on DVD. A deluxe version, exclusively available via Hayes' official website, was made available on 1 July 2008. A standard version was made available on 22 July 2008.
Band Members: Musical Director & Keyboards - Justin Shave, Guitar & Backing Vocals - Steve Young, Drums - Peter Huntington, Keyboards - Micheal Edwards, Backing Vocals - Anna Maria Le Spina, Ian James
Van Halen 2007-2008 Tour was a North American concert tour occurring in the fall of 2007 and winter and spring of 2008 for hard rock band Van Halen. It was Van Halen's first tour since 2004 (which itself was the band's only tour since 1998), and the first one with original singer David Lee Roth since he left the band in 1985. Roth was with the band from 1974–1985, when the band rose to prominence.
The tour was originally going to be a fifty date summer tour in 2007. When re-scheduled, it was announced as a twenty-five date tour in Winter 2007. Gradually, dates were added, bringing it up to forty dates. In November 2007, the band announced an extension of the tour into 2008, eventually adding thirty-four new dates to the tour, bringing the total up to seventy-four, ending in April . Ultimately, the tour was then re-branded as the "Van Halen 2007-2008 North American Tour". A number of dates were postponed in early March, due to a reported illness Eddie Van Halen appeared to be suffering from.
A Van Halen tour with Roth was rumoured for months beforehand, and there had been discussions about a reunion with him for years (in part fueled by Roth's first public attempt at a reunion with
The Bruce Springsteen with The Seeger Sessions Band Tour, afterward sometimes referred to simply as the Sessions Band Tour, was a 2006 concert tour featuring Bruce Springsteen and The Sessions Band playing what was billed as "An all-new evening of gospel, folk, and blues," otherwise seen as a form of big band folk music. The tour was an outgrowth of the approach taken on Springsteen's We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions album, which featured folk music songs written or made popular by activist folk musician Pete Seeger, but taken to an even greater extent.
The tour began on April 20, 2006, with the first of four rehearsal shows at Asbury Park Convention Hall as well as a promotional appearance there on ABC's Good Morning America. Then came a successful performance before a non-Springsteen crowd at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on April 30, in a city still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Katrina; Springsteen voiced discontent over government handling of the aftermath of Katrina, much to the satisfaction of the handkerchief-waving audience.
The tour's first proper leg then began in May with 10 regular concerts and one special television concert in Western
The David Bowie Earthling Tour opened on 7 June 1997 at Flughafen Blankense - Lübeck, Germany continuing through Europe, North America before reaching a conclusion in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 7 November 1997.
The original concept of the tour was to perform two separate set lists, one regular, and one dance-oriented set incorporating drum and bass. The two set-lists was abandoned, due to media critics and audience apathy, after the Muziekcentrum Vredenburg - Utrecht performance on 11 June 1997 with elements of each incorporated into the one set.
The 19 July 1997 Phoenix Festival performance, was billed as Tao Jones Index, in the BBC Radio 1 dance tent preceded the regular performance on the main stage the following day. The 14 October 1997 show at the Capitol Theatre - Port Chester, NY, broadcast on MTV's Live from the 10 Spot, was added at short-notice due to cancellation by The Rolling Stones. The following show on 15 October 1997 at the Radio City Music Hall - New York, NY was as part of the GQ Awards. The set-list for the shows included a version of the Laurie Anderson work O Superman with lead vocals by Gail Ann Dorsey. Tour Publicist Tony Michaelides handled press, radio &
The Rock Witchu Tour was the fifth concert tour by American singer-songwriter, Janet Jackson, in support of her tenth studio album Discipline. This was Jackson's first tour in nearly seven years. The tour visited North America. A Japanese leg was planned for February 2009, however the concert promoters for the Japan dates later cancelled them due to the events of the 2009 economic crisis. The tour officially ended on November 1, 2008 in New York City.
Rumors of Jackson touring were sparked during promotion of her last studio album 20 Y.O., where Jackson stated in many interviews that she was preparing for a tour. The unnamed tour was canceled abruptly when Jackson was asked to record new material. Jackson stated:
"I was supposed to go on tour with the last album [...] We were actually in full-blown tour rehearsals at that point ... learning numbers, getting everything together, set designs [...] I had to kind of shut everything down and go into the studio."
In early 2008, Jackson announced that she would go on tour on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The audience was given free tickets to her show at the Staples Center. While planning the tour, Jackson started a phone line where fans
The SHRED YOUR HEAD TOUR is to support Abandon In Place CD. It spans from Maine, down the Atlantic Coast, across the South East, South Central, South West, and then up the Pacific Coast to Washington State. According to a press release, there will be/is/was 175 shows along the way.
There are plans for a European Shred Your Head Tour as well according to that same press release.
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The Beyoncé Experience was the first worldwide concert tour by American singer-songwriter Beyoncé in support to her second solo album B'Day. The tour grossed $90 million.
Early before the album was released, Beyoncé held a nationwide audition for female musicians which finally ended in Sony Music Studios. Rehearsals for the tour began in March 2007. Tickets went on sales on April 20, 2007. The shows include songs from both Knowles' B'Day/B'Day Deluxe Edition albums and Dangerously in Love album and at some shows she included songs from her Irremplazable EP. The conception and staging for the concert was done by Beyoncé Knowles, Kim Burse and Frank Gatson Jr. Gatson, Jonte Moaning, Ramone, Anthony Burrell, Danielle Polanco choreographed the dance routines. Tina Knowles, House of Deréon, Giorgio Armani, Versace, Elie Saab, Herve Leger shouldered the tour's wardrobe. The tour was managed by Alan Floyd.
The tour kicked off on April 10 at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan with the first leg ending in Nagoya. The second leg was in Australia before moving on to the third leg in Europe, beginning in Frankfurt, Germany before going through countries such as Spain, Sweden and Portugal ending
The All for You Tour was a worldwide concert tour in 2001 by American R&B singer Janet Jackson in support of her multi-platinum album All for You. The tour was originally scheduled to kick off in Vancouver, Canada, but due to problems at the Canada – United States border with getting technical equipment across, the first show took place in Portland, Oregon while the Vancouver date was postponed to a later date. The show was designed by Mark Fisher. The tour trekked through North America through the summer of 2001 and ended with a final show in Honolulu, Hawaii that was broadcast by HBO. It was originally slated as a world tour but all dates outside the United States and Canada (except for the Japanese dates in 2002) were cancelled due to the September 11, 2001 attacks.
The All for You tour was notable for a highly sexualized rendition of "Would You Mind", where Jackson would select a male from the audience and have him strapped into a chair while caressing and fondling him in front of the audience. The tour went on to become one of the top-grossing tours of 2001 and saw Jackson performing most of her hits. A DVD of the concert, entitled Live in Hawaii, was released later in
The Chinese Democracy Tour was a worldwide concert tour by hard rock band Guns N' Roses to promote the group's long-delayed album Chinese Democracy.
The tour began in 2001. That year the band played three U.S. dates and a Brazilian one, while their 2002 tour included Asian, North American and a few European dates. The band did not tour again until May 2006, when it toured North America again and performed a major tour of Europe. The band's tour continued in 2007 with shows in Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Mexico.
Their first show after the 2008 release of Chinese Democracy was in Taiwan on December 11, 2009. In the same month the group played South Korea for the first time, as well as two dates in Japan. Since 2010 the tour has continued with concerts in North America, South/Central America, Europe and Australia. As of late 2010, the entire tour had attracted a total audience of about 4,000,000 people. The ten year tour came to a close on the final day of 2011, with a New Year's Eve show in Las Vegas.
The bulk of the band remained stable throughout the tour: lead vocalist Axl Rose; keyboardist and backing vocalist Dizzy Reed; bassist and backing vocalist Tommy Stinson; and
The Halos & Horns Tour in 2002 was Dolly Parton's first major concert tour in 10 years and was to promote the release of her album Halos & Horns (2002). The tour started in the United States, moved to Ireland and England, before returning to the U.S. to finish.
In the early 1990s Parton had stopped the grueling tour schedule that she had worked for most of her career; she was tired of it and did not see fit to keep a band on payroll. She continued to do casino shows in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and Las Vegas, Nevada, and she also performed (usually annually) themed concerts at her Dollywood theme park.
With the resurgence of sorts of her career with the release of the album The Grass Is Blue (1999), Parton toyed with the idea of mounting a tour to promote the album. Scheduling conflicts with the many talented, and booked, musicians who played on the album prohibited the tour and the subsequent one which would have promoted the album Little Sparrow (2001). Parton did do some promotional concerts for the albums. She also appeared at the MerleFest at Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, on April 28, 2001, and performed a set list that comprised songs from the two
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The Vertigo Tour was a worldwide concert tour by the Irish rock band U2. Launched in support of the group's 2004 album How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, the band visited arenas and stadiums from 2005 through 2006. The Vertigo Tour consisted of five legs that alternated between indoor arena shows in North America and outdoor stadium shows internationally. Much like the previous Elevation Tour, the indoor portion of the Vertigo Tour featured a stripped-down, intimate stage design. Protruding from the main stage was an ellipse-shaped "B stage" that encapsulated a small number of fans.
The tour grossed US$260 million in 110 sold-out concerts in 2005, making it the top-grossing tour of the year. In North America alone, the tour grossed $138.9 million with around 1.4 million tickets sold.
The Vertigo Tour won the 2005 Billboard Roadwork Touring Awards for Top Tour, Top Draw, and Top Single Event, and U2's management company Principle Management won for Top Manager.
By the time it finished, the Vertigo Tour had sold 4,619,021 tickets — with 131 shows — for a total gross of $389 million; the gross was the second-highest such figure ever. The tour was depicted in three concert films: Vertigo
The War Tour was a concert tour by the Irish rock band U2, which took place in 1982 and 1983 in support of the group's third album War. It was their first tour as full-time headlining acts.
The tour took place in Western Europe, the United States, and Japan, with new material from War taking an increasing role as the tour progressed. Venues were mostly halls, but some arenas were introduced later on. U2's performances were very well received both critically and commercially, especially in the United States where U2 broke through to became a major act. Scenes of lead singer Bono waving a white flag during the song "Sunday Bloody Sunday" became an emblematic image of this phase of U2's career.
The live album Under a Blood Red Sky and the concert film U2 Live at Red Rocks: Under a Blood Red Sky both originated from performances on the tour. The latter matched U2's concert fervour with the spectacular natural setting of the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in the rain to produce a memorable document of the War Tour and to further increase the group's popularity; U2's filming of the Red Rocks show was later selected by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the "50 Moments that Changed the History of
A Matter of Life and Death and A Matter of the Beast were two concert tours by Iron Maiden from 2006 to 2007. The first tour was unique, as the set list primarily consisted of the band's most recent release, A Matter of Life and Death, in its entirety, although this got a mixed response from audiences. Unusually, the first leg didn't include "The Number of the Beast", a song which Iron Maiden had previously played on every tour since its inception. The second part of the tour, in celebration of The Number of the Beast's 25th anniversary, saw the band playing four songs from said album as well as five from A Matter of Life and Death (although they had initially planned to play five songs from both releases).
Throughout the tour, the stage would be decorated to look like a First World War trench, with the wall canvases featuring painted sandbags and barbed wire, the stage floor decorated with barbed wire and mud as well as actual sandbags placed in front of the monitors. The podiums at the end of each runway came with actual barbed wire and searchlights (operated by Dickinson) and the bodies of two parachutists would appear from the lighting rig during "The Longest Day"
Bad was the debut concert tour by American recording artist Michael Jackson, launched in support of his seventh studio album of the same name (1987). Sponsored by Pepsi and spanning 16 months, the tour included 123 concerts to 4.4 million fans across 15 countries. The tour grossed $125 million ($247 million in 2012 currency), adding four new entries in the Guinness World Records for the largest grossing tour in history, the tour with the largest attended audience, the most successful concert series and the most sold out shows at Wembley Stadium. In April 1989, the tour was nominated for "Tour of the Year 1988" at the inaugural International Rock Awards. A live album and DVD of the July 16, 1988 concert in London was released along with the special edition reissue of the Bad album titled Bad 25 on September 18, 2012.
On June 29, 1987, Jackson's manager Frank DiLeo announced the singer's plan to embark on his first solo world concert tour. Sponsored by Pepsi, the tour began in Japan, marking Jackson's first performances in the country since 1973 as part of The Jackson 5. The first nine scheduled concerts that began on September 12 sold out within hours, and five more were added due
The Do You Believe? Tour, sometimes also known as The Believe Tour, was Cher’s third solo concert tour. The tour which took place in 1999 and 2000, was used to promote her album Believe.
The August 28, 1999 performance at the MGM Grand Garden Arena was made into the Emmy Awards-nominated HBO television special Live in Concert, which aired the following day, and by year's end was released on VHS and DVD.
Cyndi Lauper, Michael McDonald, and Julio Iglesias Jr. were the opening acts at different times during the tour.
The tour was very successful commercially, and in early December 1999 an announcement was made that 20 extra dates were being added in North America.
At the time it was her highest-grossing tour ever with 160 milion $ grossing, although it would later be eclipsed by her marathon 2002-2005 Living Proof: The Farewell Tour.
As might be expected, Cher appeared in a variety of costumes during the performance. Her opening outfit, a spectacularly hideous affair involving a stringed skirt, meshed top over a cross, and a huge red wig, was dubbed self-depricatingly by her as the "Bozo the Clown-meets-Braveheart look" or the 'Super Groundforce Girl' referring to Charlie Dimmock
Eddie Rips Up the World Tour was a concert tour by Iron Maiden in 2005 based on bringing back rarities from the first four Iron Maiden albums for the younger audience (Iron Maiden, Killers, The Number of the Beast and Piece of Mind), brought about by the band's DVD The Early Days.
The tour saw the band headlining several stadiums and festivals throughout Europe, with the concert at Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden on 9 July being broadcast live in full on both Swedish national television and radio, and co-headlining with Black Sabbath for the majority of the North American Ozzfest tour.
The final date of the US segment of the tour (Hyundai Pavilion in San Bernardino, CA on 20 August 2005) ended on a sour note. Throughout the tour, vocalist Bruce Dickinson reportedly made several comments about reality television, the widespread use of autocue by current bands and the fact that Iron Maiden had headlined several dates of the tour (due to Ozzy Osbourne's illness), to which Osbourne's wife, Sharon, took offence. In retaliation, they placed family friends in the crowd to sabotage Iron Maiden's performance by throwing eggs, bottle tops and lighters from the front of the audience. In
The David Bowie Heathen Tour was a 2002 concert tour in support of the album, Heathen, and was also notable for the performances of all songs from the 1977 Low album.
The Low album, not previously performed live in its entirety, was premiered on 11 June 2002 at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City, together with all the songs from the Heathen album. With other commitments ruling out the possibility of a major concert tour, the Heathen Tour became a mini-concert tour similar to the 1996 Outside Summer Festivals Tour.
On 11 February 2002, it was announced that Bowie had accepted the role of Artistic Director at the Meltdown Festival, an annual music and arts event held at the South Bank complex in London, England. David Bowie's Meltdown 2002 run from 14 to 30 June, with a schedule of concerts and events including performances by The Legendary Stardust Cowboy, Coldplay, The Waterboys and a London Sinfonietta performance of Philip Glass's Low and Heroes symphonies. The closing night was billed as The New Heathens Night with Bowie headlining the event with support by The Dandy Warhols followed by a DJ set from Jonathan Ross.
The Heathen Tour proper began at the Meltdown Festival with
The High Voltage Tour is the first and, at this time, only world tour of the Mexican Pop star Thalía. It supported her 2004 album Greatest Hits. This tour marks the Latin singer's premiere in the United States, being the first time that she perform in concert in the country. The tour also visited some cities of Mexico.
Although High Voltage is the first Thalía's musical tour, taking in consideration her artistic career as singer and actress, the tour didn't turn out to be a financial success, for what the tour only decreased to 12 presentations between Mexico and United States, what would untie the dissatisfaction and the disillusion of her fans in other parts of the world. The tour was a total failure.
In spite of having manifested not to be affect to the live concerts, after the experience of High Voltage, Thalía had announced to have begun the rehearsals for a tour to be carried out in the year 2006, the which it never ended up being summed up, what marked her estrangement of the stages.
The High Voltage Tour marks the first concerts tour of Thalía, the which it was carried out in promotion of her 2004 album Greatest Hits, the which it gathers the singer's bigger successes, from
Oral Fixation Tour (known as Tour Fijación Oral in hispanophone countries) is the concert tour by Colombian singer-songwriter, Shakira, in support of her fourth and fifth studio albums, Fijación Oral Vol. 1 and Oral Fixation Vol. 2. The tour was the 15th most successful tour of 2006 grossing over $38 million dollars, although this figure does not include the gross for 2007 during which 44 shows from the tour took place. The total tour grossed over $100 million dollars, not counting the 44 dates of 2007. It's her largest and most extensive tour to date.
The tour began its first European leg on June 14, 2006 in Zaragoza, Spain, moving through 10 more cities in Spain, as well as featuring stops in Croatia, Romania and Greece.
The North American leg of the tour commenced August 9, 2006 at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas and moved across the United States, with a stop in Toronto, Canada.
On September 30, 2006 the tour began its Latin American leg in Mexico City with 8 sold out concerts at the Palacio de los Deportes, and swept through Guatemala, El Salvador, Panama, Venezuela, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Puerto Rico and ended in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
The People vs. Money Tour was a 2008 M.I.A. concert tour in support of her studio album Kala. Concerts also featured songs from her debut album Arular. It began on 26 April 2008 and ended on 13 June in Manchester, Tennessee. The tour featured dates in Central America, the USA and Canada. Her 2008 dates began with two performances at the MX Beat festival in Monterrey, Mexico in March, following the end of her Kala Tour. M.I.A. later cancelled the European dates of the tour, which ended at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tennessee on 13 June 2008.
The 2008 tour was announced by M.I.A. in April 2008 via her Myspace and official website. A continuation of the Kala Tour, dates included concerts at music festivals, universities and club venues. The set consisted of M.I.A., back up singer Cherry, DJs Low Budget and in other concerts Million Dollar Mano, dancers and supporting vocalists. M.I.A.’s DJs also perform opening sets before her shows. She met backup dancer Cisko after viewing videos of his dances on YouTube.
Holy Fuck opened for M.I.A. from 26 April - 12 May 2008. Egyptian Lover supported M.I.A. on a few dates during the tour, as well as Rye Rye who, along with MGMT,
Rush began the Snakes & Arrows Tour to promote the album, Snakes & Arrows on June 13, 2007 in Atlanta, Georgia. The 2007 tour came to a close on October 29, 2007 at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland. The 2008 portion of the tour started on April 11, 2008 in San Juan, Puerto Rico at José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum and ended on July 24, 2008 in Noblesville, Indiana at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. The tour was Rush's most successful to date, grossing nearly $65 million. At 113 shows, this is the second longest tour Rush has done (superseded only by the Hemispheres tour).
Rush released the live CD, Snakes & Arrows Live on April 15, 2008, documenting the 2007 leg. The two-disc CD contains the entire 2007 setlist recorded over two days in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The album features the song "Distant Early Warning" in place of "Summertime Blues".
During this tour, Rush once again used their connections to add humor to their performances. "The Larger Bowl (A Pantoum)" featured an intro from SCTV's own Bob and Doug McKenzie, while "Tom Sawyer" was preceded by an intro from South Park characters Cartman, Stan, Kyle, and Kenny.
This tour differed from previous Rush tours in an increase of
Dark Passion Play World Tour was the fourth world tour by Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish, taking place from 2007 to 2009 in support of their sixth studio album, Dark Passion Play, released by Nuclear Blast on September 26, 2007; it was the first tour with the current frontwoman, Anette Olzon, who joined the band in 2006, after Tarja Turunen's dismissal on October 21, 2005. During this tour, the band played for the first time in Israel, China, Hong Kong, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Republic of Ireland, Serbia and Croatia.
On September 22, 2007, the band hosted a secret concert at Rock Café in Tallinn, Estonia, disguising itself as a Nightwish cover band called "Nachtwasser". Their first official concert with the new singer was in Tel Aviv, Israel on October 6, 2007. The tour thus started, visiting the United States, Canada, most of Europe, Asia, and Australia. In 2008, the band played over 100 shows, with concerts in Oceania, Europe and Asia. In November, the band played in South America, and later took a three month break; Nightwish started the third leg in 2009, with dates in North America and Europe, and also attended various summer festivals, including Graspop Metal Meeting
Intimate and Live was the fourth concert tour by Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue in support of her sixth studio album Impossible Princess.
A limited budget with barely two pennies to rub together, as Kylie herself put it, dictated a carefully conceived production, and when, on occasion, Kylie was unable to realise all her dreams for the show, the tour motto was brought into force: "if in doubt, apply more glitter!" Accompanied by only two dancers (David Scotchford and Ashley Wallen) and a band. Interestingly, the band was mainly members of Australia's John Farnham band, with added backing vocalists. Despite the tight purse strings, with this added sparkle, and more importantly with Kylie performing a full spectrum of her back catalogue with unprecedented confidence and abandonment, no one from the audience, backstage or front of house had time to notice. With eighteen sell out shows, constantly added to through sheer demand, and a peak-time television special that captured Kylie at functions, parties, and backstage, alongside footage from the show, the whole thing was deemed unbeatable. Kylie received the best reviews of her career, with many commenting on the strength of her
The Try To Shut Me Up Tour was Avril Lavigne first tour. It began in 2003 starting at few places in Asia to then tour for the very first time Europe, North America and end with few dates over Australia. This whole tour got sold out really quickly. They filmed the sold-out concert at Buffalo, New York and with a lot of backstage stuff, music videos and everything that Avril was experimenting on that time end up in her her first and biggest DVD so far called My World (DVD).
In 2008, Terrorizer magazine confirmed that newly re-formed death metal pioneers Cynic and Possessed will tour together from mid-2009. The tour will include dates in Mexico, Spain, France and The United Kingdom. However, Cynic have told the magazine that they will tour The Americas and Europe on a separate tour commencing in February 2010.
Possessed will take a break from touring after this to rest lead singer Jeff Becerra as he has a medical condition.
The support acts are still to be confirmed.
Some venues have been confirmed but dates are still to be announced. However, Cynic have confirmed the tour will start in mid-2009.
Some United States locations have also been added.
The 2112 Tour was in support of Rush's studio album 2112. The tour kicked off March 5, 1976 at the Randhurst Mall Ice Arena in Mt. Prospect, Illinois and culminated on August 1, 1976 in Huntsville, Alabama. An audio recording of the 2112 tour was released as the double CD All the World's a Stage.
Album or Release Supporting:Confessions on a Dance Floor
Concert Films or Videos:Madonna: The Confessions Tour
Confessions Tour was the seventh concert tour by American singer-songwriter Madonna. It supported her tenth studio album, Confessions on a Dance Floor. Madonna confirmed the possibility of going out on a tour as early as November 2005. Jamie King, Madonna's longtime collaborator, was then hired on to direct. The set list consisted of mainly songs from the supporting studio album and rehearsals started during 2006. As with many of her prior tours, the Confessions Tour did not go to Australia, prompting Madonna to release an apology statement on her website.
The concert was divided into four parts: Equestrian, Bedouin, Glam-Punk and Disco. Equestrian had horse-themed, bondaged performances, Bedouin had performances accompanied by messages, Glam-Punk performances had Madonna playing guitars and the final Disco segment consisted of dancing in general. The tour garnered positive appreciation from contemporary critics and commercial success. Tickets were completely sold as soon as dates and venues for the tour were announced, prompting the organizers to add more dates. After its ending, the Confessions Tour was dubbed as the highest grossing tour ever for a female artist, grossing over
The Latin America Tour was a concert tour by the British rock band Coldplay in Central and South America during 2007 in support of their third album X&Y. During the tour, the band visited Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico.
Coldplay announced on 1 December 2006 a "Latin America tour" would begin in early 2007. Having received such a phenomenal response to their last visit to Latin America in September 2003, the band decided to visit Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico, to play at much smaller capacity venues than on their recent Twisted Logic Tour, which had finished in July 2006. In support of the Latin America Tour, Coldplay re-released X&Y in an X&Y Latin America Tour Edition on 30 January 2007. The Latin America Tour Edition consisted of all the tracks from X&Y, together with a bonus DVD containing all the released b-sides, along with the released singles on video and a track-by-track interview with the band. The album was certified double platinum in Argentina by the Argentine Chamber of Phonograms and Videograms Producers.
Supporting acts for the tour included Saiko for the Santiago concerts, Brian Storming for the Buenos Aires concerts, Papas Da Lingua for the Sao Paulo
The Route of All Evil Tour was a North American concert tour co-headlined by American hard rock band Aerosmith and heavy metal/glam metal band Mötley Crüe that took the bands to 40 amphitheaters and arenas from September to December 2006. The tour was put on as a hard rock spectacle that was designed to prep both bands, and tide their fans over, for new album releases, as well as in support of recent compilations by both bands. After November 24, a 2nd leg of about 10 arena dates were added, half of which were co-headlining shows and half of which featured Aerosmith only. Additionally, Mötley Crüe performed several solo shows at smaller venues during the course of the tour during days off.
Aerosmith and Mötley Crüe co-headlined the first leg of the tour, which took the bands to 34 major North American amphitheaters. Mötley Crüe also performed a couple of solo shows on off-days. Lennon Murphy performed prior to Mötley Crüe's set for several of the shows, often on a side stage.
Some concerns were made before the start of the tour.
While most shows were not completely sold out, most shows were still well-attended and able to garner figures of about $1,000,000 each. Additionally, most
The 2008 Stone Temple Pilots Reunion Tour was a 75-date reunion tour for the popular American rock band Stone Temple Pilots, who originally disbanded in 2003. The tour, which kicked off on May 17, 2008 in Columbus, Ohio at the Rock on the Range festival, ran throughout the summer and ended on October 31 at the Verizon Wireless Center in Pelham, Alabama. The Stone Temple Pilots reunion tour was a success, receiving positive reviews from critics and fans alike as well as high ticket sales. At one point, the Stone Temple Pilots tour was ranked at #1 on Pollstar's "Top 50" list. According to Rolling Stone, the band sold an average of $230,000 of tickets a night.
After Stone Temple Pilots broke up in 2003, the members established different side projects; lead singer Scott Weiland formed the popular supergroup Velvet Revolver with former members of Guns N' Roses, and brothers Robert (bass) and Dean DeLeo (guitar) were in the short-lived band Army of Anyone. Drummer Eric Kretz kept a low-profile, operating out of his own studio, Bombshelter Studios, in Los Angeles. Army of Anyone announced an indefinite hiatus in 2007 and Weiland departed from Velvet Revolver on April 1, 2008.
Foozer was the title given to the Fall 2005 co-headlining concert tour of the Foo Fighters and Weezer. Various openers for the bands included Mae, Kaiser Chiefs and Hot Hot Heat. The Foozer tour was awarded "Most Creative Tour Package" at The 17th Annual Concert Industry Awards .
On the last stop of the tour in Oakland, California, the Foo Fighters played several pranks on Weezer during their set. During Rivers' solo acoustic performance of "Island in the Sun", a heavy-set exotic dancer emerged from the crowd behind him, and gyrated throughout the song. During Weezer's "Undone (The Sweater Song)", where Rivers usually asks a member of the audience to come play acoustic guitar on stage, Grohl instead appeared on stage and performed with Weezer with an acoustic guitar that he smashed at the end of the song. Also, during the set closer of "Buddy Holly", a half dozen men in security uniforms took the stage behind the band. They quickly started dancing and removing their clothes, revealing themselves to be male exotic dancers, each with a letter spelling out "Weezer" painted on their chest. During the Foo Fighters subsequent set, Dave Grohl took credit for the pranks, and expressed hope
The Harajuku Lovers Tour was the first solo concert tour of American recording artist Gwen Stefani. The tour began through October to November 2005, to support of her debut studio album Love. Angel. Music. Baby. (2004). Although Stefani embarked on multiple tours with her band No Doubt, she initially opt not to participate in a tour to promote her album, an attitude that the singer eventually abandoned due to the commercial success of Love. Angel. Music. Baby.
The Harajuku Lovers Tour consisted of only one leg, which encompassed a three month long series of performances that visited cities throughout the United States and Canada. Stefani recruited hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas, rapper M.I.A., and singer Ciara to accompany her as opening acts for her endeavors. The tour produced varying responses from contemporary critics, who despite praising Stefani's vocals, were critical of other aspects of the show such as its musical material. A video album, titled Harajuku Lovers Live, was released in DVD format in conjunction with her 2006 album The Sweet Escape and features the singer performing at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, Stefani's birthplace.
Stefani announced a tour
The Joshua Tree Tour was a concert tour by the Irish rock band U2, which took place during 1987, in support of their album The Joshua Tree. The tour was depicted by the video and live album Live from Paris.
This tour's opening night was 2 April at Arizona State University's Activity Center in Tempe, Arizona. The day before the opening night, Bono had partially lost his voice, due to the week of rehearsals the band held at A.S.U.'s Activity Center. He asked the audience to help him sing the majority of the set, which they were happy to do. He had fully regained his voice for the second of the two shows at the arena on 4 April. A photographer from Time Magazine photographed the band on stage that night with the audience behind them.
The first leg took place in American indoor arenas during April and May. The 29 concerts generated US$7,051,329 with a total of 465,452 tickets sold. 1,063 tickets from Las Vegas remained unsold equating to a 99.77% sellout for the 1st American leg. The first leg finished with 5 concerts at the Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford between 11 and 16 May.
The second leg in European arenas and outdoor stadiums ran from late May through to early August,
Money Can't Buy was a one-off, invitation only concert in support of Kylie Minogue's 2003 album, Body Language held at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, England. This event cost £1 million to stage and tickets were not available for sale. The concert was later released on DVD under the name Body Language Live.
Act 1: Paris by Night
Act 2: Bardello
Act 3: Electro
Act 4: On Yer Bike
A limited 3-track EP was issued to U.S. Target stores. The disc was released on 10 February 2004 and was received free with the purchase of Body Language.
The DVD was released under the name Body Language Live, featuring a behind the scenes documentary, promo videos for "Slow", "Red Blooded Woman", and "Chocolate", a photo gallery, and multi-angle screen visuals for the performances of "Slow" and "Chocolate". The DVD also included a PC ROM section which features desktop wallpapers, screensavers. and weblink.
The DVD peaked at number-two on the Mexican DVD charts, selling 10,000 copies and being certified Gold, as well as selling around 5,000 copies in Brazil.
The Mozart family grand tour was a journey through western Europe, undertaken by Leopold Mozart, his wife Anna Maria, and their musically gifted children Maria Anna (Nannerl) and Wolfgang Amadeus from 1763 to 1766. At the start of the tour the children were aged eleven and seven respectively. Their extraordinary skills had been demonstrated during a visit to Vienna in 1762, when they had played before the Empress Maria Theresa at the Imperial Court. Sensing the social and pecuniary opportunities that might accrue from a prolonged trip embracing the capitals and main cultural centres of Europe, Leopold obtained an extended leave of absence from his post as deputy Kapellmeister to the Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg. Throughout the subsequent tour, the children's Wunderkind status was confirmed as their precocious performances consistently amazed and gratified their audiences.
The first stage of the tour's itinerary took the family, via Munich and Frankfurt, to Brussels and then on to Paris where they stayed for five months. They then departed for London, where during a stay of more than a year Wolfgang made the acquaintance of some of the leading musicians of the day, heard much
Mylenium Tour is Mylène Farmer's 1999-2000 concert tour in support of her fifth studio album, Innamoramento.
According to the French magazine Instant-Mag, the "Mylenium Tour is more beautiful [than the 1996 tour] by the originality of the selection of songs, the grandiose stage, an entry even more impressive, and especially an overwhelming and perfect end, perhaps more comparable to that of the 1989 tour."
More than 450,000 people attended the concert series that cost more than 20 million euros.
A musical channel of the Russian television, MUZ TV, elected "Mylenium Tour" as the best concert in the world.
There were a total of 43 shows, from September 21, 1999 to March 8, 2000, in four countries (France, Belgium, Switzerland, Russia):
21st Century Breakdown World Tour was a concert tour by American punk trio Green Day in support of the group's eighth studio album, 21st Century Breakdown, which was released in May 2009.
The tour began with an eight-week leg throughout North America, kicking off in Seattle, Washington in July 2009 and culminating in Los Angeles in late August. A European leg followed, beginning in Lisbon in late September and wrapping up mid-November in Turin, Italy.
In December 2009, the group toured Australia and New Zealand, followed by Asian dates in January 2010. The group subsequently returned to Europe for a second leg of dates, beginning in late May 2010 with a headline appearance at the Pinkpop Festival in the Netherlands and two stadium shows in the United Kingdom. The tour ended with an appearance at the Rock Werchter festival in Werchter, Belgium in early July. A scheduled performance at the Heineken Jammin' Festival in Venice, Italy on July 4, 2010 was cancelled due to poor weather.
During their performances of "Longview", frontman Billie Joe Armstrong sprayed the front rows with water cannons, shot t-shirts into the crowd and pulled people onstage to sing with the band.
Right Now is a concert tour by Leon Jackson and Same Difference.
In November 2008, The X Factor winner announced details on his upcoming concert tour to help promote his debut album Right Now. He announced detail's on Digital Spy in November 2008. It was later told that UK X Factor finalist's Same Difference would join Leon on tour as the supporting act.
June 2009 Tour Dates:
The New Kids on the Block: Live was the fifth concert tour by American band New Kids on the Block and the first in 14 years since the group broke up after their last tour in 1994. In April 2008, the group reunited on the Today Show, announcing a new album and tour. The tour visited North America and Europe. The tour took place from the fall of 2008 through the summer of 2010. Each year, the tour was revamped with new staging, setlist and tour name. In 2009, the tour was acknowledged as The "Full Service Tour" and in 2010, the tour was known as the "Casi-NO Tour".
The 2008-2009 tour was chronicled on the documentary, "Coming Home". The film featured a behind the scenes process of the group making the latest studio album, "The Block" and preparation for the upcoming tour. The footage is interlaced with performances of their biggest hits. It also features a new song "Coming Home", which was a potential addition to the album. The song was performed for the first time at the Toys for Tots benefit show. The group describes the fill as "a love letter to the fans". As a part of the promotion of releasing the documentary, NKOTB held a "Demand Us!" contest where fans could "demand" that
The Main Event Tour was a 1998 joint concert tour by Australian singers John Farnham, Olivia Newton-John and Anthony Warlow.
The overture would start with the percussionist (Timothy Hook) on the timpani, and the Drummer (Dave Beck). Then the brass would come in, and the last four bars of "You're the Voice" would blend in. The Orchestra, would exchange during the Age of Reason medley with the Farnham Band. The artists would exchange sets, sometimes singing duets.
The tour album Highlights from The Main Event went multi-platinum and won an ARIA Award for Highest Selling Australian CD.
The Lighting Design was constructed by Chris Newman, and received praise from the crew, orchestra, and just about everyone else.
Producers: James Erskine, Tony Cochrane & Glenn Wheatly
Executive Producer: David Wilson
Director: Mark Adamson
Music Producer: Ross Fraiser
Recording Engineer: Doug Brady
Lighting Director: Chris Newman
The Farnham Band
Musical Director: Chong Lim
Vocals: Lindsay Field & Lisa Edwards
Drums: Angus Burchall
Bass, Vocals: Joe Creighton
Guitar: Stuart Fraiser
Saxophone/Harmonica: Steve Williams
Guest Guitar: Sam Hawksley
The Touring Orchestra
Musical Director/Conductor: Peter
In 1987, David Bowie embarked on The Glass Spider Tour in support of the album Never Let Me Down alongside famed guitarist Peter Frampton. The tour was named after the album track "Glass Spider." The concert tour was the most ambitious by Bowie up to that date, surpassing the Serious Moonlight Tour of 1983 in terms of audience figures and number of performances. Demand for tickets to the tour was high, and it has been estimated by the conclusion of the tour a total of three million people had attended, beating Bowie's old record of 2.6m tickets sold for the Serious Moonlight Tour. The 3 September show at Sullivan Stadium in Massachusetts set a record for quickest sellout at that venue, a record matched by U2 and unsurpassed until The Who sold 100,000 tickets to two shows there in less than 8 hours in 1989. Bowie claimed that at the time, performing on this tour was the most fun he'd ever had on tour because it was the "most inventive" tour he'd ever been involved with.
Although not received well by critics at the time, the show laid groundwork for more theatrical rock events in years to come. In 1991 Bowie said "The Stones' show, Prince's show, Madonna's show... all of them have
KylieFever was the sixth concert tour by Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue. It was in support of her eighth studio album, Fever. The show was filmed in Manchester, on 4 May 2002 and released on a DVD titled "KylieFever2002: Live in Manchester".
The tour was the biggest production Minogue had put on to date. The album and its music videos were able to provide and inspire multiple stage sets and costume changes, the first of its kind to use projection. The tour had a much larger budget than past shows due to the success of the album and its singles. Due to the increase in money the stage sets were able to become much grander with two staircases and five projection screens which were used to enhance the different themes of the show.
The costumes for the show were designed exclusively for Minogue by Italian designers Dolce & Gabbana. The choreographer for the tour was Rafael Bonachela.
It was the first Kylie Tour to have official sponsors, which were Evian and Vodafone. At each of the UK shows, sponsors Evian gave away free bottles of water, the packaging for which replaced the Evian branding with the name 'Kylie'. Bottles were also marked with the words, "Evian - Kylie's official
The Onyx Hotel Tour was the fourth concert tour by American recording artist Britney Spears. It supported her fourth studio album In the Zone (2003) and visited North America and Europe. A tour to promote the album was announced in December 2003. Its original name was the In the Zone Tour, but Spears was sued for trademark infringement and banned from using the name. Spears felt inspired to create a show with a hotel theme which she later mixed with the concept of an onyx stone. The stage, inspired by Broadway musicals, was less elaborate than her previous tours. The setlist was composed mostly by songs from In the Zone as well as some of her past songs reworked with different elements of jazz, blues and Latin percussion. Tour promoter Clear Channel Entertainment marketed the tour to a more adult audience than her previous shows while sponsor MTV highly promoted the tour on TV shows and the network's website.
The tour was divided into seven segments: Check-In, Mystic Lounge, Mystic Garden, The Onyx Zone, Security Cameras, Club and the encore. Check-In displayed performances with dance and advanced in the hotel theme. Mystic Lounge featured an homage to Cabaret and other musicals,
The Red Piano Tour was a concert tour by English singer-songwriter Sir Elton John. The tour originated at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The idea for the show originated in 2004 by Elton John and David LaChapelle.
The Red Piano was originally scheduled to be 75 shows over three years. John ended his residency at the Colosseum on 22 April 2009. The show was replaced by Cher's Cher at the Colosseum and Bette Midler's The Showgirl Must Go On.
The Red Piano was filmed and released to many major retailers. It was released as a single disc and a 2 DVD / 2 CD Package that was exclusive to Best Buy. The single disc features the concert only while the 4 disc set features the concert, a one-hour documentary, and the complete concert on two CD's.
The Uprising Tour was a concert tour organised to support the album Uprising by Bob Marley & The Wailers. It was Marley's last tour and the biggest music tour of Europe in that year.
The tour started at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland, where Marley performed for the first time, on May 30, 1980, and ended at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on September 23, 1980, which was Marley's last concert. Two days prior to the Pittsburgh show, after playing two shows at the Madison Square Garden, Marley collapsed in Central Park while jogging, and was told to immediately cancel the U.S. leg of the tour, but he instead flew to Pittsburgh to perform one final performance. He was rumoured to go out on stage to say "Hi" to fans with Stevie Wonder during his performance of Master Blaster but this is not true. Marley went to a few treatment clinics in the United States, Boston, New York and Miami(Maybe Mexico). Each place gave him only a month to live. Marley then left for Germany to receive cancer treatment which eventually was not successful but prolonged his life 6 months more than any medical clinic in the United States predicted, as Marley died in May 1981.
Escape from the Studio '06 was a 2006 concert tour by American heavy metal band Metallica. The tour took place during the writing process of the group's then-untitled ninth studio album, Death Magnetic, and follows the Madly in Anger with the World Tour in support of St. Anger.
Previously to the tour, drummer Lars Ulrich had hinted that they may play some material from their upcoming album, which the band also did on Escape From The Studio '95 (when they first used this tour name, under similar circumstances), where they played Load's "2 X 4" and ReLoad 's "Devil's Dance". Metallica kept this tradition going by debuting a new song informally dubbed "The New Song" by frontman James Hetfield, which runs for approximately 8 minutes. Due to the repetition of the words "Death is not the end" in the lyrics, many fans chose to believe this to be the name of the song, but no announcement regarding this has been made by the band. The lyrics seem to talk about reincarnation, or, as it could be interpreted, Hetfield's 'rebirth' after undergoing alcohol rehabilitation.
During their August 12 gig in Tokyo, the band debuted more new material, a song referred to as "The Other New Song". The song
The Hello, I'm Dolly Tour in 2004 was Dolly Parton's first concert tour since 2002, her first major tour in a decade, and her largest tour in two decades.
After staging the very intimate, club-set Halos & Horns Tour in 2002, Parton returned with a venture on a much-larger scale. The Hello, I'm Dolly Tour included new lighting, costumes, and included huge screens on the sides of the stage for each venue. Parton said:
“The show itself has every color of me in it, from gospel to bluegrass to country to the bigger production numbers, and to the pop hits that I've been fortunate to do through the years. I think there will be something for everybody. I wanted to do it in a big way so all of us can enjoy it. My band and I are really looking forward to this!”
The tour was originally slated to promote Blue Smoke, which was to be Parton's new album that was scheduled to include a mix of new Parton material ("I Dreamed About Elvis", "Blue Smoke") as well as new covers of older songs ("Imagine", "Me and Bobby McGee"). The album was supposed to be released after the tour was over, presumably in the beginning of the 2005. Those plans were pushed back however because of Parton's involvement with
25 Live was a concert tour by English singer / songwriter George Michael. The tour was the most commercially successful tour of 2006–2007 in Europe. The tour grossed more than $200 million, with positive reviews from music critics. The 106 tour shows were performed in 41 countries and seen by 2 million fans across the globe.
It was Michael's first in over 15 years. The tour, running for 50 dates, began in Barcelona on Sept. 23 and was originally to be ended at Wembley Arena in London in December, but—due to great feedback from fans—continued into 2007 providing more gigs throughout Europe, concluding in Belfast. The tour is described as "a celebration of his 25-year career in music", and was accompanied by a Greatest Hits album, released in late 2006. The news of the tour came amid increased media speculation about Michael's personal life, in particular his drug use and sex life. After the success of the autumn leg, new shows were added for summer 2007, in large arenas and stadiums. Popstar Sophie Ellis-Bextor was announced as the supporting act for six of the eight UK shows. She did not open the show at Wembley Stadium as Michael was the first artist ever to play in the new
The Borrowed Heaven Tour was the most recent tour by The Corrs. This six month tour featured concerts in both the United States and Europe. The Tour was to support their fourth studio album Borrowed Heaven. Two new members joined the group during the tour - Jason Duffy on drums and Kieran Kiely on keyboards. Jason Duffy joined the band after Caroline Corr announced she was pregnant and was unable to cross the Atlantic Ocean for the North American leg. Caroline was moved to percussion which would be easier for her as the months progressed.
One of the most spectacular stage set-ups of 2004 belongs to The Corrs, which features a creative configuration of Barco’s newest star product: MiPIX. Launched in September ’03 MiPIX has won several international awards and appeared on stage with stars the likes of Kylie Minogue and Britney Spears. The use of MiPIX on The Corrs’ latest tour confirms the enthusiasm of lighting designers about the creative and flexibility of the product.
“We are very pleased to see that the Barco LED displays will again be centre stage with so many of the world’s foremost artists this summer. Barco’s MiPIX LED system also continues its rise in popularity as a
The Catch a Fire was a concert tour organised to support the album Catch a Fire by The Wailers (Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer).
The tour began at the Coleman Club in Nottingham, England, on April 27, 1973, as the first show in Peckham had been cancelled before, and ended with four shows at Max's Kansas City in New York City, in late July. In October they performed as an opening act for the Atlee Yeager Band and Sly and the Family Stone (who served as the headliners), in a figure skating hall in Las Vegas, New Mexico. The majority of the audience thought The Wailers, an American rock band, would perform, but they were surprised seeing a Jamaican band; the drummer of the Atlee Yeager Band meant that they looked like biblical figures from the Old Testament. Bunny Wailer refused to participate in the second tour leg in the United States and was replaced by Joe Higgs.
Unlike on later tours and although very little is publicly known yet about the concert setlist of the Catch a Fire Tour, the setlist greatly varied on almost every show. What can be said from the known recordings is that:
The Chemistry Tour is Girls Aloud's second concert tour, in support of the group's third studio album Chemistry. Girls Aloud performed ten dates in various arenas across the United Kingdom, making it their shortest tour. The tour began in Nottingham on 22 May 2006 and concluded in London on 3 June 2006. They did not perform in Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland during the tour.
The tour dates were announced towards the end of October 2005. Tickets went on sale on 4 November 2005, although pre-sale started two days earlier. The group did not tour in Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland, due to low record sales in Ireland. Girls Aloud also made their festival debut at 2006's V Festival.
Kimberley Walsh said the tour would be "bigger and better" than What Will the Neighbours Say? Live, due to the size of the venues. "Everything will be in an arena so it gives us a bit more room to do some of the things we would have liked to have done last time." The stage included a catwalk which extended into the audience. There were two smaller video screens on the sides of the stage and a large one in the centre. The tour begins with an introduction "evokes memories of Weird
Raven-Symoné: Live in Concert Tour is the unofficial name of the 2008 North American concert tour by American actress-singer Raven-Symoné.
This is the singer's second headlining tour. The tour comes only three months after the release of her self-titled fourth studio album Raven-Symoné. The tour was first announced online during one of Raven's video blogs on her official website, Raven-Symoné Presents.
Raven-Symoné: Live Tour is actually the reincarnated version of what was originally titled, The Pajama Party Tour, that tour was set to begin in late Spring with over 55 arena dates. However, the original dates were cancelled due to "unforeseen circumstances" and the tour was placed on hiatus. In May 2008, Raven announced that the tour would be re-launched and kick off in the summer. This time featuring both arena and amphitheaters dates. The Raven-Symoné: Live in Concert Tour also coincides with another tour that Raven plays host to, which is the “Disney Music Block Party Tour.”
The concert tour will kick off in the Summer of 2008 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the Kenosha County Fair Grounds on July 12, 2008. And will conclude in the Fall on October 7, 2008 in Perris, California at
The Rolling Stones' European Tour 1982 was a concert tour of Europe to promote the album Tattoo You. It was in effect the European continuation of their long and successful 1981 US tour, and promoted by Bill Graham. This was the last tour the Stones would conduct for seven years.
The show set lists usually ran like this:
By July 1982 "Chantilly Lace" and "Let It Bleed" were dropped and past hit ballad "Angie" soon took their place.
The Still Most Wanted Tour was the third concert tour by American pop singer Hilary Duff. It supported her first greatest hits album, Most Wanted and visited the United States, Canada, Asia, Oceania, Europe, Latin America and South America.
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The Re-Invention World Tour was the sixth concert tour by American singer-songwriter Madonna. It supported her ninth studio album American Life and visited North America and Europe. Madonna was inspired to create the tour, after taking part in an art installation called X-STaTIC PRo=CeSS, directed by photographer Steven Klein. She incorporated the images from the installation in the tour, whose name was in reality a dig at Madonna's critics. A number of songs were rehearsed for the tour, with twenty-four of them making the final setlist.
The tour was divided into five segments: French Baroque-Marie Antionette Revival, Military-Army, Circus-Cabaret, Acoustic and Scottish-Tribal. The costumes were developed by designer Arianne Phillips based on the concept of re-invention. The opening segment displayed performances with dance in general. Military segment displayed performances with the theme of warfare. Circus displayed light-hearted performances while the Acoustic segment performances were melancholy. The final Scottish segment had Madonna and her performers display energetic dance routines. The tour garnered positive reception from contemporary critics. However, fellow singer Elton
Turn It On Again: The Tour was a 2007 concert tour of Europe and North America by progressive rock band Genesis. The tour was notable for the return of drummer and vocalist Phil Collins, who left the group in 1996.
After much speculation regarding a reunion, Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford announced the tour on 7 November 2006, nearly 40 years after the band had first formed. Collins insisted it would be more of a "selection of shows" rather than a tour. Group manager Tony Smith was also on-hand for the announcement.
Originally, Collins, Banks and Rutherford wanted to reunite as a quintet with Peter Gabriel and Steve Hackett, for live performances of The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. Peter Gabriel had reportedly agreed in principle to perform, and as such Steve Hackett was also contacted, but as time went on, Peter Gabriel could not commit to a date. "Peter is a little over-cautious about going back to something which fundamentally is fun", Collins said. Once Peter Gabriel backed out, Hackett's participation became moot, and the decision was made to proceed as the three man band. A short note expressing Hackett's good wishes for the reunion tour was placed on his
The Vote for Change tour was a politically motivated American popular music concert tour that took place in October 2004. The tour was presented by MoveOn.org to benefit America Coming Together. The tour was held in swing states and was designed to encourage people to register and vote. Though the tour and the organization were officially non-partisan, many of the performers urged people to vote against then President George W. Bush and for John Kerry in the 2004 Presidential election campaign.
Every region had a specific night during which the concerts would be held in that region. When concerts were held in the same city, they were at different venues. Acts are listed in opener-to-closer order.
Monday, September 27, 2004
Wednesday, September 29, 2004
Friday, October 1, 2004
Saturday, October 2, 2004
Sunday, October 3, 2004
Tuesday, October 5, 2004
Wednesday, October 6, 2004
Friday, October 8, 2004
Monday, October 11, 2004
Wednesday, October 13, 2004
The Springsteen and E Street Band performances were compressed to two hours in length due to the multi-act nature of the concerts. Especially at the beginning of his sets, Springsteen accomplished this by stripping down the songs,
The Doll Domination Tour (also known as the World Domination Tour) is the second concert tour by American girl group Pussycat Dolls to support their second studio album Doll Domination. The tour reached Europe, Asia and Oceania. The group toured North America as the opening act for Britney Spears' 2009 tour.
On July 31, 2008, while promoting the album in Asia, the group announced that a tour in support of the album would begin in early 2009, visiting the Europe, Asia, Australia and South America. Dates were announced following the album's release.
It was later confirmed on E! News at the opening of the new Pussycat Doll Lounge by Robin Antin, the group's founder, that the tour would begin in Europe in late January 2009, and then visit Asia and Australia in April 2009, before finishing up in the U.S. at the end of the Summer. This was slightly changed later. Antin also confirmed that the North American trek would be a co-headlined tour with another major act, similar to the groups 2005 tour with The Black Eyed Peas, 2006 tour with Rihanna and 2007 when they opened the Back to Basics Tour with Christina Aguilera. For the North American leg they toured as the opening act for Britney
Album or Release Supporting:Sounds of the Universe
Tour of the Universe was a 2009/2010 worldwide concert tour by English electronic band Depeche Mode in support of the group's 12th studio album, Sounds of the Universe, which was released in April 2009.
The Live Nation-produced tour, which was announced in October 2008 in Berlin, kicked off with a warm-up show in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg in May 2009. By the end of the year, the tour had reached Europe, Asia, North America and South America.
The concerts in Barcelona, Spain were filmed for the video release Tour of the Universe : Barcelona 20/21.11.09, which was released on 8 November 2010 in Europe and 9 November 2010 in North America on DVD and Blu-ray Disc.
The tour commenced in May 2009 with a warm-up show in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, followed by the first full-fledged date in Tel Aviv, Israel. The tour was disrupted as lead singer Dave Gahan was struck by a severe bout of gastroenteritis, which occurred before the band were to take to the stage in Athens. Following subsequent cancellations of eight further shows, the tour was eventually confirmed to recommence in June while Gahan reportedly flew to the United States for treatment; a low-grade malignant tumour in his
Ending On A High Note Tour was a worldwide concert tour by Norway synthpop/rock band A-ha in support of the group's 9th studio album, Foot of the Mountain, which was released in June 2009 as well as the compilation 25 which was released in July 2010. It was also a farewell tour, as the band announced, in 2009, their decision to split after a worldwide concert tour in 2010.
The tour began on March 4 at the Estadio Luna Park in Buenos Aires, Argentina and ended on 4 December in Oslo Spektrum in Oslo, Norway, having visited many cities in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom and several European countries. The sold out A-ha show in Santiago, Chile, originally scheduled for 6 March, was rescheduled for 23 March following a major earthquake.
Due to demand, the A-ha concert on March 16 in Centro de Convenções (Brasilia, Brazil) was moved to a larger venue, Ginásio Nilson Nelson. Also the capacity for the concerts in Oslo and Bergen in August in Norway had to expand its capacity with 9000 additional tickets to a total of 25 000 tickets for each show.
On 15 October 2009, through a press release from the official website of the group, "has stated that after his latest album Foot
The Isolar II – The 1978 World Tour, more commonly known as The Low / Heroes World Tour or The Stage Tour, was a worldwide concert tour by David Bowie. The tour opened on 29 March 1978 at the San Diego Sports Arena continuing through North America, Europe and Australia before reaching a conclusion at the Nippon Budokan in Japan on 12 December 1978.
The stark fluorescent tube lighting approach of the previous 1976 tour, was further developed and expanded to create a large cage of tube lighting, which enclosed the stage with the ability to pulsate moodily during the slower instrumental pieces and flash frantically during the faster songs. The set list for the performances consisted of material from the previous year's albums, Low and "Heroes", with the second half of each performance opening with a five-song sequence from the The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars album with material from the Station To Station album as the closing numbers. In the late 1980s, Bowie admitted that some of the songs he performed live on the tour were a bit "ponderous" and "yawn-making," referring specifically to some of the long instrumental performances such as "Warszawa."
On a Night like This is a Kylie Minogue concert tour in support of her seventh studio album Light Years that began in March 2001. Having hit the headlines around the globe for her hugely successful performance at the Sydney Olympics in 2000, and having subsequently performed again at the opening ceremony of Sydney's Paralympics soon after, Minogue seized the opportunity to announce details of her new tour. It became the fastest-selling concert tour of her career when tickets went on sale that November, and with dozens of sell-out shows, she had succeeded in establishing herself as one of the most in-demand live entertainers.
Minogue was inspired by the style of Broadway shows such as 42nd Street and films such as Anchors Aweigh, South Pacific and the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers musicals of the 1930s. Describing Bette Midler as a "heroine", she also incorporated some of the "camp and burlesque" elements of Midler's live performances. The show directed and choreographed by Luca Tommassini featured elaborate back-drops such as the deck of an ocean liner, an Art Deco New York City skyline, and the interior of a space ship. Minogue was praised for her new material and her
The Rastaman Vibration Tour was a concert tour organised to support the album Rastaman Vibration by Bob Marley & The Wailers.
The tour began at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, on April 23, 1976, and ended in Manchester, England, on June 27, 1976. On the tour's second leg Marley performed for the first time in continental Europe and premiered in Germany, Sweden, France and the Netherlands. After the tour Marley performed the Smile Jamaica Concert in his homeland Jamaica, after being shot a couple of days before. The album Live At the Roxy was recorded during this tour, on May 26.
After the first third of the tour the setlists became more standardised and mostly looked like the following:
At the beginning of the tour, for example during the four shows at the Beacon Theater when Marley experimented and changed the setlist much more than later during the tour, a gospel-like medley of two Nyabinghi chants ("Rastaman Chant" and "Lion Of Judah") and a brief reggae riff ("Keep The Faith") had been performed at the beginning instead of "Trenchtown Rock". Since the Nyabinghi chants were very meditative and slow until it segued into the lively reggae riff, it was decided to
Sticky & Sweet Tour was the eighth concert tour by American singer Madonna to promote her eleventh studio album, Hard Candy. It began in August 2008 and was Madonna's first tour from her new recording and business deal with Live Nation. The tour was announced in February 2008, with dates for American and British venues revealed. Though initially planned, the tour did not visit Australia due to financial problems and the financial recession. Costume designer Arianne Phillips designed the costumes, supported by a number of famous designers and brands. The stage for the main show was planned similarly to that of her previous 2006 Confessions Tour. After the tour concluded in 2008, Madonna announced plans of playing a second European leg in 2009 to play in territories she either had never been to or had not played for a long time.
The tour was described as a "rock driven dancetastic journey". It was divided into four acts: Pimp, where S&M was the main theme, Old School where Madonna's classic songs were performed, while displaying work of deceased artist Keith Haring, Gypsy, a fusion of Romanian folk music and dance, with the performances ranging from melancholy to joyous, and Rave,
The M+M's Tour was the fifth concert tour by American recording artist Britney Spears. Spears expressed interested to tour again as early as February 2006. She started rehearsing for a show at House of Blues venues in secret, and pulled out of a surprise performance on April 25, 2007, at Los Angeles nightclub Forty Deuce. After a marquee reading "The M+M's" at the House of Blues in San Diego, California, appeared in late April 2007, media sources identified the act as Spears, and the show quickly sold out. The tour began in San Diego and marked the first time Spears performed live since The Onyx Hotel Tour in June 2004.
The show featured Spears accompanied by four female back-up dancers performing shortened versions of five songs, including hits such as "...Baby One More Time" and "Toxic". It displayed choreographed dance numbers and only one costume change. During the performance of "Breathe on Me", a male audience member participated onstage. The opening performance received mixed reviews from critics. Some said that Spears looked happy and in great shape, while others deemed the show as subpar. Scalpers outside the San Diego venue sold tickets with a face value of $35 for prices
Charmbracelet World Tour: An Intimate Evening with Mariah Carey is the name of Mariah Carey's 2003–04 worldwide concert tour. It takes its name from Carey's 2002 album Charmbracelet, which had been released six months earlier.
This was Carey's first tour since her 2000 Rainbow World Tour. Overall it was Carey's fifth tour and her most extensive, lasting for sixty-one shows over eight months. Carey's previous tours had been restricted to a few European countries, Japan, Australia and the United States in 1993 and 2000, usually consisting of very few shows. The Charmbracelet World Tour, on the other hand, was truly a world tour, playing many places in East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East.
The long-running length of the tour had actually not been planned. After the initial stretch of the tour, Carey decided to add additional dates. For the new dates, she performed a more condensed show, cutting off several songs from the setlist and performing new songs in their place with Christmas elements during seasonal periods. Fans praised Carey for being in excellent voice the entire tour and Carey has claimed that the tour prepared her voice to record her next album The Emancipation
The Cómplices Tour was a concert tour by the Mexican singer Luis Miguel to promote his last album Cómplices. On this tour, Luis Miguel performed his last pop and ballad songs, his Mexican songs, and also his back-catalogue. He visited the United States, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and also he made his first appearance in Toronto, Canada (70% of the seats were sold in less than 24 hours); also he tried to break his record of most consecutive sold-out concerts in the National Auditorium in Mexico City.
The stage was compose by a main giant screen in the middle of the stage, while the rest of the fund was made by 9 secondary screens (2 of them parallel to the principal screen, 1 behind of this one, 3 in the second level of the stage and 3 in the bottom) that were joined to serve as a great megascreen.
Crüe Fest was a summer 2008 tour by Mötley Crüe, which commenced on July 1, 2008 and concluded on August 31, 2008. It featured Mötley Crüe themselves, Buckcherry, Papa Roach, Sixx:A.M., and Trapt. Crüe Fest was said to be "the Loudest Show on Earth". The tour earned around $40 million and was the most successful, most popular festival of the summer.
The tour was first formulated in January 2008 by Nikki Sixx. Shortly afterwards, the idea was established to do a tour with both bands Sixx is currently a member of, Mötley Crüe and Sixx:A.M.. The idea of Crüe Fest was then created, with Mötley Crüe's intention of bringing a new touring festival of 'bands that embody the spirit of rock and roll' in the same vein as Ozzfest. The new official Mötley Crüe website, , had promised a special announcement and on April 15, 2008. Mötley Crüe hosted a press conference, where the intentions of the Crüe Fest tour were announced and the band premiered their "Saints of Los Angeles" video, as well as performing "Kickstart My Heart" and "Saints of Los Angeles".
On March 24, 2009, the Crüe Fest DVD was released. The main concert was filmed on August 28, 2008 at the Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto, with
The Devils & Dust Tour was a 2005 concert tour featuring Bruce Springsteen performing alone on stage on a variety of instruments. It followed the release of his 2005 album Devils & Dust.
The Devils & Dust album, while not using the E Street Band as a whole and being in the more acoustic, somber vein of his earlier Nebraska and The Ghost of Tom Joad works, was not without (sometimes substantial) instrumentation and arrangements.
Thus when Springsteen began rehearsals for the upcoming tour in Asbury Park's Paramount Theatre, he experimented with a small band line-up. Although the rehearsals were closed, a dozen or two of Springsteen fans would stand outside the theatre each day on the chilly early spring boardwalk, listening through walls to try to hear what was being played, a practice that had been going on since the E Street Band's Reunion Tour rehearsals in 1999. These fans reported that Springsteen was rehearsing with Nils Lofgren (guitar and keyboards), Danny Federici (organ), Soozie Tyrell (violin and vocals), and Steve Jordan (drums), all of whom had participated in recording the album.
After a week or two of this, however, Springsteen decided it was not what he wanted. The
The Dignity Tour was the fourth concert tour by American pop singer Hilary Duff. It supported her fourth album, Dignity and visited the United States, Canada, Oceania, and South America.
Filming of the Dignity Tour took place on August 15 at Gibson Amphitheatre. It was set to be released on DVD in the beginning of 2008, but the plans were scrapped. In 2010, it was released exclusively on the U.S. iTunes Store. However, most likely due to copyright laws, the iTunes video does not include the performances of any cover songs including "Our Lips Are Sealed" and "Love Is A Battlefield". As a result, Never Stop was also edited out of the footage because it samples "Major Tom (Coming Home)".
Indestructible Tour was a 2008/2009 concert tour by American heavy metal band Disturbed in support of the group's fourth studio album, Indestructible, which was released in June 2008.
The tour saw extensive legs throughout the United States, as well as tours in Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. A DVD release entitled Indestructible in Germany, which features a portion of the band's performance at the 2008 edition of the Rock am Ring Festival, was released in December 2008 exclusively through electronics retailer Best Buy.
In March 2009, the band began a fourth iteration of their self-created package tour, Music as a Weapon, for U.S. markets. The trek featured acts such as Killswitch Engage, Chimaira, and Lacuna Coil, among others. The final leg took place in Europe in June 2009, beginning in Interlaken, Switzerland and wrapping up in early July in Turku, Finland.
The David Bowie Isolar – 1976 Tour was a concert tour in support of the album Station To Station. It opened on 2 February 1976 at the Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, and continued through North America and Europe, concluding at the Pavillon de Paris in Paris, France, on 18 May 1976. The tour is commonly referred to as Thin White Duke Tour, The Station to Station Tour, and The White Light Tour.
The performances began with a projected sequence of surrealist images, depicting a razor blade cutting into an eyeball, from the 1928 film Un Chien Andalou, by Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí. The visual element of the performances incorporated banks of fluorescent white light set against black backdrops creating a stark spectacle on a stage largely devoid of props or other visual distractions.
The Public Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio performance on 28 February 1976 was recorded by a concert-goer and released as the bootleg entitled "NeoExpressionism" on the TSP (The Swinging Pig) label. It would be digitally re-mastered in 2007 and the entire set released on 2 CD's. The only song not done at this performance is "Sister Midnight."
The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale,
The Licks Tour was a lengthy, worldwide concert tour held during 2002 and 2003 by The Rolling Stones. Its start was somewhat concurrent with the compilation album Forty Licks, which was released on October 1, 2002.
The itinerary continued the Rolling Stones' practice of mixing theatre, arena, and stadium venues. With little new music to promote, set lists were dynamic and featured a total of 80 different songs.
Planned dates in East Asia and the final date of tour conclusion were both made hash of by worries from the SARS outbreak of 2002-2003. Additionally, because Toronto, Canada was also under siege from the outbreak, on July 30, 2003, the band headlined the Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto concert, to help the city recover financially and psychologically from effects of the epidemic. It was attended by an estimated 490,000 people. Finally, on November 7 and November 9, 2003, the band played its first ever concerts in Hong Kong, as part of the Harbour Fest celebration, also for revival from SARS.
The tour was sponsored by E-Trade.
In Chicago, U2 frontman Bono joined the Stones for "It's Only Rock'n Roll (But I Like It)". But after the conclusion of the song, Bono left the stage
Living Proof: The Farewell Tour (simply known as the Farewell Tour) is the seventh concert tour by American singer, Cher. The tour supported her twenty-fourth studio album, Living Proof and eleventh compilation album, The Very Best of Cher. The tour accomplished several achievements during its tenure, including By October 2003, the tour grossed over $145 million. Overall, the tour grossed nearly $250 million and was seen by over 3.2 million spectators. The tour reached Europe, Australasia and North America, becoming the longest running concert tour in North America.
In May 2002, Cher announces she would embark on a three month tour that would be her last. She commented, "It's an artist's dream to have a career where you're continually drawing new people in, while hopefully keeping your longtime fans happy. But I'm certainly aware of the fact that it's a rare occurrence. I don't take for granted the fact that people still care about what I do on any level." She would later sarcastically remark,"I'm approaching 80 and if I did that thing everyone does, come back in five years, I'd be driving around in one of those carts you know, the ones with the joysticks you see in Costco. There
The Out of Control Tour was the fifth concert tour by British girl group Girls Aloud. The tour started on 24 April 2009 in Manchester's MEN Arena, with the final show on 6 June 2009 in Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena. Thirty-two dates were announced for the arena tour.
Girls Aloud announced their plans to tour in support of Out of Control in mid-November 2008. Initially, just ten tour dates in bigger arenas across the United Kingdom and Ireland were announced, with tickets going on sale on 14 November. Nadine Coyle said, "We can't wait to get back out on the road to see our fans. We'll play the music that we love from the past albums. And it'll be great doing the new songs in those arenas, too." The girl group began rehearsals "straight after Christmas." Emma Deigman was confirmed as the supporting act during the tour.
Due to arenas selling out, Girls Aloud had to add a number of live shows to the tour. Cheryl Cole's hometown of Newcastle sold particularly well, with the girl group scheduled to play a record-breaking four nights. Girls Aloud were also scheduled to play three dates in Belfast, Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool, and four dates in London and Manchester. The group performed
The Pearl Jam 2006 World Tour was a concert tour by the American rock band Pearl Jam to support its eighth album, Pearl Jam.
Pearl Jam promoted its self-titled album with tours in North America, Europe, and Australia in 2006. As a warm-up for the tour, European fans were treated to a small show at the London Astoria in London, England on April 20, 2006, where Pearl Jam performed the new material and debuted live performances of "Marker in the Sand" and "Army Reserve". The first leg of the North American tour focused on the Northeastern United States. The band opened with a two-night stand in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at the Air Canada Centre which featured rock band My Morning Jacket as the opening act. Pearl Jam concluded on June 3, 2006 in East Rutherford, New Jersey at Continental Airlines Arena. The band moved to the Midwest and the West Coast for the tour's second leg. The second leg began on June 23, 2006 with a show in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at Mellon Arena and ended with a two-night stand at The Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington. This tour included three two-night stands opening for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers on Petty's Highway Companion tour. Sonic Youth
The Pearl Jam 2007 European Tour was a concert tour by the American rock band Pearl Jam.
The tour consisted of thirteen dates in Europe, including several festival appearances. Pearl Jam's performance on June 15, 2007 at the Heineken Jammin' Festival was cancelled due to a strong tornado that hit the park. The entire standing area for the show in London, England at Wembley Arena on June 18, 2007 was exclusively for members of the Pearl Jam fanclub. This was the band's only tour scheduled for 2007. The band elected not to release official bootlegs for this tour.
The Riot Act Tour was a concert tour by the American rock band Pearl Jam to support its seventh album, Riot Act.
Pearl Jam promoted Riot Act with tours in Australia, Japan, and North America in 2003. The tours were the band's first with keyboardist Boom Gaspar. The two legs of the North American tour focused on the Midwestern United States, the East Coast, and the West Coast. Opening acts for the tours included Johnny Marr, Sparta, Sleater-Kinney, Buzzcocks and Idlewild.
Pearl Jam received much publicity for its energetic politically charged performances during the tour. The band gave a noteworthy performance during the encore of its February 23, 2003 show in Perth, Western Australia at the Burswood Dome where it was joined on stage by Hunters & Collectors frontman Mark Seymour to perform "Throw Your Arms Around Me", a personal favorite of vocalist Eddie Vedder. At many shows during the 2003 North American tour, Vedder performed Riot Act's "Bu$hleaguer", a commentary on President George W. Bush, with a rubber mask of Bush, wearing it at the beginning of the song and then hanging it on a mic stand to allow him to sing. The band made news when it was reported that several fans left
The Rolling Stones' Tour of Europe '76 was a concert tour of Europe that took place in Spring 1976.
Tickets were in high demand; on 1 April the promoters announced that they had received more than one million applications in the mail for tickets for three shows at London's Earls Court; subsequently three more dates were added there. The routing also saw two dates in Zagreb, Yugoslavia – the Stones' first appearance in a Communist country since an April 1967 foray to Warsaw.
The tour began a few days after the 23 April release of the group's album Black and Blue, and is documented by the 1977 concert release Love You Live. Much of the material on that album is from the shows at Les Abattoirs in Paris from 4 June to 7 June. Keith Richards' 10-week-old son died of sudden infant death syndrome on 6 June, but Richards elected to keep the news secret and to play the shows as scheduled.Tony Vandeputte, played two nights at Earls Court as guest of his brother-in-law Steve Marriott (of Humble Pie and formerly Small Faces).
"All Down the Line" was played at the Frankfurt Festhalle, and "Sympathy for the Devil" was played at Earls Court on 21 May.
The Rolling Stones also
The Soul2Soul II Tour was the second co-headlining concert tour between country music singers, and husband and wife, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. Beginning as the Soul2Soul II Tour 2006, its shows featured elaborate production values using an open, cross-shaped stage. Performances consisted of a set by Hill and set by McGraw, with the two sharing duets before, during, and after the individual sets. Over the course of the show, the duets traced a thematic development starting at estrangement and ending in emotional closeness.
The tour capitalized on McGraw and Hill's popularity, both as musical artists and as a couple. It played 74 shows in 56 cities, and sold 1.1 million tickets. The tour grossed almost $89 million during 2006. For the year, it was the third-highest grossing tour in North America (behind The Rolling Stones' A Bigger Bang Tour and Barbra Streisand's Streisand: The Tour); and the fifth-highest grossing tour in the world for 2006.
Soul2Soul II Tour 2006 became the highest-grossing country music tour of all time, a position it still holds as of December 2007. For its accomplishments, it received Pollstar's top Concert Industry Award, the Major Tour of the Year Award, for
Spiceworld: The Tour was the debut concert tour performed by the British Europop group the Spice Girls in support of their second album Spiceworld which was the soundtrack to their feature film Spiceworld: The Movie. The sell-out European/North American tour ran from February to August 1998, after which it returned to the UK in September 1998 for a series of stadium shows. The monumental final concert at London's Wembley Stadium was filmed and broadcast live on pay-per view, for later VHS release and eventual DVD release in 2008. The tour was originally slated to begin in Copenhagen on 19 February, however opening night was later changed to 24 February at The Point in Dublin for unknown reasons. The tour saw the group perform to an estimated 2.1 million fans in total, covering Britain, Europe and North America.
The Spiceworld Tour was the first global tour staged by the group, and proved to be an almost instant sell-out. Tickets for the first two shows in Ireland sold out within 2 hours, and various shows on the North America leg such as Los Angeles, Toronto and Philadelphia sold out within mere minutes of sale. In New York City, the group set the record for the quickest ever
Album or Release Supporting:No Doubt's 6th Studio Album
The Summer Tour 2009 is the fifth concert tour by American rock group, No Doubt.
On December 3, 2008, the band announced on their official website plans of a tour and a new album . They stated,
"As most of you saw from our little iChat (yes, it was really us), we have decided to go on tour next year while continuing to work on our album. We are working on tour dates now and can't wait to get out there and play for all of you - it's been too long! We'll announce tour dates soon so be sure to check back for updates. Have a safe and happy holiday and we'll see you on the road in 2009!"
The tour was officially announced in January 2009 by MTV News. Stefani cited the reason for tour was to perform their favorite songs and explore new musical directions. A survey on the band's website complied fan's favorite songs that have a possibility of being performed on the tour. During an interview with guitarist Tom Dumont, he explained the tour will have A Clockwork Orange theme, saying,
"Gwen came up with the Clockwork Orange thing—she started getting into the visuals of those modernist movies from the 60's. We've been looking at tons of art and it's like this space-age modernism from that
The Survival Tour was a concert tour organised to support the album Survival by Bob Marley & The Wailers. It was Marley's second-last tour.
The tour started in Boston in late October 1979, and ended in Libreville, Gabon, on January 6, 1980. During 1979 which was the International Year of the Child the band made appearances at a few benefit concerts for children, as was the case on August 10, 1979, in Jamaica, prior to the Survival Tour, and on December 15, 1979 in Nassau, Bahamas. The tour mainly took place in the United States, but also included performances in the Caribbean and in Africa.
The performance in Santa Barbara, California on November 25 has been released on VHS and DVD as "Bob Marley - The Legend Live". The performance in Oakland, featuring Ronnie Wood (The Rolling Stones) in the encore five days later, had also been taped on video by Bill Graham Presents, but hasn't been released yet.
Most concerts in the United States and in Africa were opened by soul and R&B singer Betty Wright. Furthermore the Survival Tour was the only tour the band included a horn section, featuring Glen Da Costa on saxophone and David Madden on trumpet. After the concerts in Gabon the band
The It's Not Me, It's You World Tour is the second concert tour by English singer-songwriter Lily Allen in support her second studio album, It's Not Me, It's You. The tour visited Europe, North America, Asia, Oceania and South America.
The Fame Ball Tour was the debut concert tour by American recording artist Lady Gaga, in support of her debut studio album The Fame (2008). North American shows began in March, followed by dates in Oceania and a solo trek through Europe. Dates in Asia soon followed, as well as two performances at England's V Festival and two shows in North America that had been postponed from April. Gaga described the tour as a traveling museum show incorporating artist Andy Warhol's pop-performance art concept. Tickets were distributed for charity also. Alternate versions of the show with minimal variations were planned by Gaga to accommodate different venues.
The show consisted of four segments, with each segment being followed by a video interlude to the next segment, and it ended with an encore. The set list consisted of songs from her debut album only. Gaga appeared on the stage in new costumes including an innovative dress made entirely of bubbles and premiered an unreleased song called "Future Love". An alternate set list with minor changes were performed after the first North American leg of the tour. The show has received positive critical appreciation with critics complimenting her vocal
The Vintage Tour was Dolly Parton's 2005 concert tour to promote the release of her covers album, Those Were the Days.
It surprised many fans when, towards the end of 2005, Parton announced that she had put together a brand new stage show in support of her new album Those Were the Days, which would be released mid-tour. She had previously stated in late 2004 that she'd let her band go and instead of touring, she was focusing on writing the score to the 9 to 5 musical. But now she said:
"Well, I'm at it again. I'm very excited about the new Vintage Tour. I will be featuring vintage songs of my own (the songs I'm most known for) in addition to many of your old favorites from the past that I have recorded for a new album that is due out in the early fall. It's going to be lots of fun and bring back lots of memories, so come on out and be a part of it."
The tour kicked off on August 16 in Atlantic City, New Jersey and ran until December 16 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
The typical set list was,
Songs that were performed at some shows, but not all,
The Virgin Tour is the debut concert tour by American singer-songwriter Madonna. The tour supported her first two studio albums, Madonna (1983) and Like a Virgin (1984). Although, initially planned for an international audience, the tour was restricted within United States and Canada only. Warner Bros. decided to send Madonna on the tour, after Like a Virgin became a success. After its official announcement on March 15, 1985, Madonna and her team started working on it. Madonna wanted the tour to be a reflection of her own self and collaborated with designer Maripol for the costumes. Beastie Boys were signed as the opening act, while record producer Patrick Leonard was signed as the music director for the tour.
The stage was circular in shape and consisted of ramps around it, with lighting arrangements hanging about 30 feet above the stage. Four giant screens lined the outer perimeter of the stage, on three sides. The set list consisted of songs from Madonna and Like a Virgin; the songs were performed by Madonna, who was backed by two dancers, as she moved energetically across the stage. The show ended with Madonna in a wedding dress, performing "Like a Virgin" and "Material Girl".
Wave Goodbye Tour was a 2009 concert tour by industrial rock act Nine Inch Nails.
Various NIN classics were played in this tour, alongside other songs such as "Piggy (Nothing Can Stop Me Now)" and "The Way Out Is Through".
In the summer of 1972, Paul McCartney's newly formed band, Wings, set out on a concert tour of Europe.
Coming on the heels of a tour of English universities, the Wings Over Europe Tour was intended to promote recent singles "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" and "Mary Had a Little Lamb", as well as provide live recordings to be included on a future album. The second objective never came to fruition, however, and Red Rose Speedway was released in Spring of the next year without any of the concert material. Only the 21 August performance of "The Mess" at The Hague was officially released, as a b-side to Number One single "My Love".
The band, with the McCartney children and their road crew, loaded up in a brightly coloured double decker bus for the tour of the continent. The tour proceeded largely without incident, but on 10 August in Gothenburg, Sweden, Paul and Linda McCartney were arrested for possession of marijuana and fined US$1,200. Paul joked the arrest would “make good publicity” for the tour, but this arrest would cause him much trouble trying to gain visas for future tours.
Wings' lineup for the tour was Paul and Linda McCartney, Denny Laine, Henry McCullough, and Denny
The Ziggy Stardust Tour was a concert tour by David Bowie in United Kingdom, North America, and Japan in 1972-73, to promote the studio albums Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane.
From Space Oddity
From The Man Who Sold the World
From Hunky Dory
From The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
From Aladdin Sane
From Pin Ups