All Night Long Tour

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All Night Long Tour
Alexandra Burke Promo Poster.jpg
Promo image released by Burke.
Tour by Alexandra Burke
Associated album Overcome
Start date 14 January 2011
End date 14 August 2011
Legs 1
Shows 35

The All Night Long Tour is the debut concert tour by British pop/R&B singer Alexandra Burke. It is Burke's first concert tour which is to promote her debut studio album Overcome. The tour is set to kick off in Wales on 14 January 2011 and currently finishes on 24 June 2011 in Ireland. The tour will visit various cities across the United Kingdom including Belfast, Dublin, Glasgow, London and Manchester. The dates for the tour was officially revealed on ITV's Daybreak website on 7 September 2010.[1]

Inspired by musical acts such as Michael Jackson[2] and Beyoncé, The All Night Long Tour began a year and three months after the release of the supporting album Overcome. New up and coming acts Parade and Carrie Mac were announced as the supporting acts. The set list of the tour consisted of songs from Overcome, as well as covering "Closer" by Ne Yo, "Survivor"/"Bootylicious"/"Independent Women" by Destiny's Child and "Listen" by Beyoncé.

Background[edit]

The tour was officially announced in September 2010 during an interview with Irish channel After Dark.[3] It was her first headlining tour; she had previously performed on The X Factor tour and had been asked by Beyoncé Knowles to support the European leg of her I Am... Tour.[4]

Speculation whether Burke would go on tour began in January 2010, but she stated in various interviews that she playing various summer festivals in the UK, but would not go on tour until 2010 because she did not want to perform a load of cover songs and that she wanted enough material so that she could perform her own songs.[5] In May 2010, Burke began her tour plans and confirmed that she would be touring the following year, with tour dates being announced at the end of the current year.[when?] During her interview with After Dark she stated "I have major ideas for it and I want it to be the most incredible thing known to man, but it's going to take a lot of work."[3] The show on 14 February in The Brighton Centre was different due to it being Valentine's Day. Tickets for show at the Oasis Leisure Centre had sold out.[6]

Supporting acts[edit]

  1. Parade[7]
  2. Carrie Mac[7]
  3. Olly Murs

Setlist[edit]

  1. "Broken Heels"
  2. "Nothing But the Girl"
  3. "Dumb"
  4. "Start Without You"
  5. "Hello Good Morning" (Dancers Interlude)
  6. "Perfect"
  7. "Overcome"
  8. "Closer" (Ne-Yo cover)
  9. "Hallelujah"
  10. "Good Night Good Morning"
  11. Destiny's Child medley: "Survivor" / "Bootylicious" / "Listen" / "Independent Women"
  12. "Dangerous"
  13. "All Night Long"
  14. "The Silence"
  15. "Bad Boys"

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Europe
14 January 2011 Rhyl Wales Pavilion Theatre
16 January 2011 Belfast Northern Ireland Waterfront Hall
17 January 2011 Dublin Ireland Grand Canal Theatre
18 January 2011 Belfast Northern Ireland Waterfront Hall
20 January 2011 Glasgow Scotland Clyde Auditorium
21 January 2011 Harrogate England Harrogate International Centre
24 January 2011 Swindon Oasis Leisure Centre
25 January 2011 Bristol Colston Hall
27 January 2011 Plymouth Plymouth Pavilions
28 January 2011 Cardiff Wales Cardiff International Arena
29 January 2011 Birmingham England National Indoor Arena
31 January 2011 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
1 February 2011 Sheffield Sheffield City Hall
3 February 2011 Newcastle Newcastle City Hall
4 February 2011 Manchester Manchester Apollo
5 February 2011
7 February 2011 Blackpool Blackpool Winter Gardens
8 February 2011 Liverpool Echo Arena
10 February 2011 London HMV Hammersmith Apollo
11 February 2011 IndigO2
12 February 2011 Bournemouth Bournemouth International Centre
14 February 2011 Brighton The Brighton Centre
15 February 2011 Wolverhampton Wolverhampton Civic Hall
16 February 2011 Margate Winter Gardens
18 February 2011 Oxford New Theatre Oxford
19 February 2011 Bridlington The Spa
21 February 2011 Sunderland Sunderland Empire
22 February 2011 Doncaster The Dome
23 February 2011 Southend-on-Sea Cliffs Pavilion
24 February 2011 Ipswich Regent Theatre
10 July 2011 Berkshire Henley Festival

References[edit]

  1. ^ Love, Ryan (7 September 2010). "Alexandra Burke announces UK tour". Digital Spy (Hachette Filipacchi UK). Archived from the original on 10 November 2010. Retrieved 5 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Copsey, Robert (30 November 2010). "Burke tour 'inspired by Michael Jackson'". Digital Spy (Hachette Filipacchi UK). Retrieved 5 December 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Copsey, Robert (24 August 2010). "Alexandra Burke 'to announce tour dates'". Digital Spy (Hachette Filipacchi UK). Archived from the original on 27 August 2010. Retrieved 3 September 2010. 
  4. ^ Balls, David (23 September 2009). "Burke 'to support Beyoncé on tour'". Digital Spy (Hachette Filipacchi UK). Retrieved 3 September 2010. 
  5. ^ Nissim, Mayer (14 April 2010). "Burke: 'I'm doing tons of festivals'". Digital Spy (Hachette Filipacchi UK). Retrieved 3 September 2010. 
  6. ^ "Alexandra Burke gives extra". Retrieved 26 May 2013. 
  7. ^ a b http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/1700452693D94CA4?artistid=980426&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1

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