2 Worlds 2 Voices Tour

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
2 Worlds 2 Voices Tour
RebaKelly07 322-5.jpg
Promotional poster for tour
Tour by Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson
Start date January 17, 2008
End date November 22, 2008
Legs 2
Shows 39 Total
Reba McEntire tour chronology
Key to the Heart Tour
(2007)
2 Worlds 2 Voices Tour
(2008)
Reba McEntire 2008 Tour
(2008)
Kelly Clarkson tour chronology
My December Tour
(2007–2008)
2 Worlds 2 Voices Tour
(2008)
All I Ever Wanted Summer Fair Tour
(2009)

The 2 Worlds 2 Voices Tour was a co-headlining concert tour by American recording artists Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson that took place in two segments during 2008.[1] The tour only visited North America.[2] The tour's shows featured the two singers sharing the same band and stage[2] and performing each other's songs.

Background[edit]

Deemed "one of pop music's most curious couplings" by USA Today[3] – the tour involving the cross-genre, cross-generational pairing came about as a consequence of Clarkson's career battles surrounding the release of her June 2007 My December album. Clarkson left her previous management, The Firm, Inc.,[4] and joined a management company headed by McEntire's husband, Narvel Blackstock.[3] The two teamed up together for McEntire's Reba: Duets album, released in September 2007, as well as on the television program CMT Crossroads,[5] in the process, discovering "a spark between the two" of them.[5]

It was rumored in October 2007 by one of McEntire's band members that the two singers would tour together and the first date was confirmed on November 14, 2007 by West Virginia station WTRF-TV.[6] The tour was officially announced on November 15.[5]

The tour's dates took place in between legs of Clarkson's My December Tour. Unlike that tour, on 2 Worlds 2 Voices Clarkson avoided material from My December, performing only two songs from it. The first leg of the tour proved to be an overwhelming success, selling out all fifteen shows[7] and grossing over US$7 million, and performing to 2.3 million people.[8]

On May 15, dates for a September to November leg of the tour were confirmed by both Clarkson's and McEntire's websites.[9]

Critical reception[edit]

Overall, the tour received positive reviews throughout its run. Many critics praised McEntire's ability to adapt her country roots into a rock and roll atmosphere. Although McEntire was given the highest praise, many admired Clarkson's ability to stand her ground amongst one of music's biggest legends. However, one critic noted Clarkson's awe of McEntire, writing that at times she seemed a bit star struck. The critic went on to state: "McEntire exhibited a honed mastery of the material – be it Clarkson's or her own – and a professional command of the stage. Clarkson will undoubtedly learn a lot in the coming month."[10] Brian Dukes of the Fayetteville Observer wrote: "When the pair teamed up on Clarkson’s “Beautiful Disaster,” there was no question why McEntire and Clarkson had toured together. A better question would be: “Why did they wait so long?",[11] while Craig Shelbrune from CMT wrote, "...2 Worlds, 2 Voices is likely to go down as one of McEntire's most memorable tours."[12]

Opening act[edit]

Setlist[edit]

Clarkson and McEntire performing "Since U Been Gone"

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America Leg 1[13]
January 17, 2008 Dayton United States Nutter Center
January 18, 2008 Louisville Freedom Hall
January 19, 2008 Morgantown WVU Coliseum
January 24, 2008 Norfolk Norfolk Scope
January 25, 2008 Winston-Salem LJVM Coliseum
January 26, 2008 Fayetteville Cumberland County Crown Coliseum
January 31, 2008 Valley Center Britt Brown Arena
February 1, 2008 Tulsa Mabee Center
February 2, 2008 Bossier City CenturyTel Center
February 7, 2008 St. Charles Family Arena
February 8, 2008 Indianapolis Conseco Fieldhouse
February 9, 2008 Rockford Rockford MetroCentre
February 14, 2008 Tupelo BancorpSouth Arena
February 15, 2008 Jonesboro Convocation Center
February 16, 2008 Kansas City Sprint Center
North America Leg 2[14]
September 25, 2008 Winnipeg Canada MTS Centre
September 26, 2008 Saskatoon Credit Union Centre
September 27, 2008 Edmonton Rexall Place
October 9, 2008 Boise United States Taco Bell Arena
October 10, 2008 Salt Lake City EnergySolutions Arena
October 11, 2008 Reno Reno Events Center
October 16, 2008 Fort Wayne Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
October 17, 2008 Pittsburgh Mellon Arena
October 18, 2008 Reading Sovereign Center
October 23, 2008 Grand Forks Ralph Engelstad Arena
October 24, 2008 Minneapolis Target Center
October 25, 2008 Moline i wireless Center
October 30, 2008 Charlottesville John Paul Jones Arena
October 31, 2008 University Park Bryce Jordan Center
November 1, 2008 Bridgeport The Arena at Harbor Yard
November 6, 2008 Albany Times Union Center
November 7, 2008 Cleveland Wolstein Center
November 8, 2008 Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena
November 13, 2008 Biloxi Mississippi Coast Coliseum
November 14, 2008 Birmingham BJCC Arena
November 15, 2008 North Little Rock Alltel Arena
November 20, 2008 Columbus Value City Arena
November 21, 2008 Charlotte Time Warner Cable Arena
November 22, 2008 Baltimore 1st Mariner Arena

Box office score data[edit]

Venue City Tickets sold / Available Gross revenue
Nutter Center Dayton 9,296 / 9,296 (100%) $465,774[15]
Sovereign Center Reading 6,231 / 6,231(100%) $382,227[16]
Target Center Minneapolis 5,203 / 6,766 (77%) $238,033[17]
Bryce Jordan Center University Park 5,621 / 6,565 (86%) $132,728[16]
Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids 6,199 / 6,463 (96%) $310,501[18]
1st Mariner Arena Baltimore 7,335 / 8,338 (88%) $372,253[19]
TOTAL 39,885 / 43,689 (91%) $1,901,516

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson Plan Tour Together". Country Music Television. MTV Networks. November 15, 2007. Archived from the original on December 19, 2007. Retrieved December 8, 2007. 
  2. ^ a b "2 Worlds 2 Voices Tour Announced". McEntire's Official Website. Starstruck Entertainment. Archived from the original on December 7, 2007. Retrieved November 17, 2007. 
  3. ^ a b Mansfield, Brian (September 18, 2007). "Kelly Clarkson finds her idol in Reba McEntire". USA Today. Gannett Co. Inc. Retrieved December 8, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Kelly Clarkson Fires Manager". Us Weekly. June 12, 2007. Archived from the original on December 27, 2008. Retrieved December 28, 2008. [dead link]
  5. ^ a b c Cohen, Jonathan (November 15, 2007). "McEntire, Clarkson Join Voices For Winter Tour". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Archived from the original on December 17, 2007. Retrieved December 8, 2007. 
  6. ^ "Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson to Perform in Morgantown". WTRF 7 News. West Virginia Media. November 15, 2007. Retrieved November 15, 2007. 
  7. ^ "Two Worlds Two Voices Tour Sells Out!". McEntire's Official Website. Starstruck Entertainment. February 20, 2008. Archived from the original on February 28, 2008. Retrieved February 20, 2008. 
  8. ^ "Top 100 Tours: Mid-Year 2008" (PDF). Pollstar. Retrieved December 28, 2008. [dead link]
  9. ^ "2 Worlds 2 Voices Tour Second Leg Announced". kellyclarkson.com. May 15, 2008. Retrieved May 19, 2008. [dead link]
  10. ^ Simmons, Carol (January 18, 2008). "McEntire-Clarkson tour blasts off at Nutter Center". Springfield News-Sun. Cox Newspapers. Archived from the original on September 4, 2008. Retrieved December 28, 2008. 
  11. ^ Dukes, Brian (January 27, 2008). "For Reba, Kelly fans, concert best of 2 worlds". The Fayetteville Observer. Fayetteville Publishing Co. Archived from the original on May 18, 2008. Retrieved December 28, 2008. 
  12. ^ Shelburne, Craig (January 21, 2008). "Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson Rise to the Occasion in Concert". Country Music Television. MTV Networks. Archived from the original on December 28, 2008. Retrieved December 28, 2008. 
  13. ^ Zahlaway, Jon (November 15, 2007). "Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson link up for tour". Live Daily. Archived from the original on November 20, 2011. Retrieved December 28, 2008. 
  14. ^ Kilgore, Kym (May 16, 2007). "Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson together again". Live Daily. Archived from the original on November 20, 2011. Retrieved December 28, 2008. 
  15. ^ "Billboard Boxscore". Billboard Magazine (New York City: Nielsen Business Media, Inc.). September 20, 2008. Retrieved December 28, 2008. 
  16. ^ a b "Billboard Boxscore". Billboard Magazine (New York City: Nielsen Business Media, Inc.). November 15, 2008. Retrieved December 28, 2008. 
  17. ^ "Billboard Boxscore". Billboard Magazine (New York City: Nielsen Business Media, Inc.). November 29, 2008. Retrieved December 28, 2008. 
  18. ^ "Billboard Boxscore: Concert Grosses". Billboard (New York City, New York: Nielsen Business Media, Inc.) 121 (24). June 20, 2009. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  19. ^ "Billboard Boxscore". Billboard Magazine (New York City: Nielsen Business Media, Inc.). January 17, 2009. Retrieved January 7, 2009.