All for You Tour
|All for You Tour|
|Tour by Janet Jackson|
|Associated album||All for You|
|Start date||July 7, 2001|
|End date||February 16, 2002|
|Shows||68 in North America
4 in Japan
72 in total
|Janet Jackson tour chronology|
The All for You Tour was a worldwide concert tour in 2001 by American Pop and R&B singer Janet Jackson in support of her multi-platinum album All for You. The tour was originally scheduled to start in Vancouver, Canada, but due to problems at the Canada – United States border with transporting technical equipment across, the first show took place in Portland, Oregon while the Vancouver show 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, Canada, and Japan were forced to be cancelled after the September 11 attacks.
The "All for You Tour" was notable for it's 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 many of her biggest hits. A DVD of the concert titled Live in Hawaii was released later in 2002. Total grosses for the "All For You Tour", with inflation over time with 2011's average ticket price, brings the gross tour equivalent to $126,879,310.
Reviewing the All for You Tour's premier concert at the Rose Garden Arena, Jennifer Van Evra of The Vancouver Sun reported that "the Janet Jackson that crowds are catching on this tour is distinctly different from the one they might have seen in years past. Gone is the 'girl next door' version of Janet—the coy, cutesy, smiling little girl who managed to avoid the glare of the tabloids. Now 35, recently divorced, and with a her new album 'All For You' in tow, Jackson is showing off a much sassier, sexier, more confident self." Pop music critic Kevin C. Johnson of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch gave a negative review, believing the concert had too many similarities to The Velvet Rope World Tour. He remarked: "Jackson remains one of this generation's most exciting performers in concert, easily triumphing over the likes of young upstarts Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Destiny's Child. But the new 'All for You' tour, which made one of its earliest stops in St. Louis, revisited her previous tour a few too many times." Buffalo News critic Craig Seymour praised Jackson's concert at the HSBC Arena, stating that "her 'All for You' tour marked another milestone for the veteran artist, who proved to be more comfortable with own ability to command an audience than ever before." According to Seymour the best segment of the night was the "Asian-influenced set for the still-rousing 'Rhythm Nation'." He adds, "She doesn't fight against her image like Madonna, who plays almost none of her early hits during this summer's 'Drowned World' tour. Rather, she attacks her classics with such vigor that the experience is less nostalgic than vitally in-the-moment. But most of all, by embracing her well-liked hits, Jackson does precisely what a superstar is supposed to do: She lets the crowd love her."
Jim Farber of the New York Daily News wrote: "In the splashy two-hour event, which made its New York bow at Madison Square Garden last night, the suspiciously sculpted star ripped through nine costume changes, gyrated around a host of ever-changing stage sets and offered no fewer than 26 songs plucked from more than a decade's worth of hits." He criticized similarities to her previous tour, saying: "Unfortunately, the evening also recycled some Janet stunts from the past. A segment that centered on frothy cartoon characters (with Jackson appearing as a sugar plum fairy) mimicked her 1998 tour's equally infantile circus fantasia. An S&M segment, in which she strapped an audience member to a gurney and straddled him, also repeated a similar NC-17 episode from the last go-round." Sonia Murry of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution offered a positive review of Jackson's performance at the Philips Arena in comparison to other artists who were also touring at the time. She comments that while "'N Sync had some sharp moves on occasion, it was as if Jackson was plugged in she moved so much, and so well ... While Madonna offered a true visual feast, the 19,000-plus seemed to be satiated with just the art that was Jackson's sculptured body ... And where Sade may offer instant intimacy with one well-placed and throaty high note, well, Jackson did fine just to flex her thin pipes on 'Again', part of her medley of ballads ('Come Back to Me', and 'Let's Wait Awhile' included)."
Los Angeles Times pop music critic Robert Hilburn gave a negative review, comparing Jackson's concert unfavorably to Madonna's. He reported that "[l]ike Madonna's, Jackson's 'All for You' concert is tightly scripted and executed with the precision of a Broadway show—complete with flashy sets, video footage (including a probably inadvertent glimpse of the World Trade Center in one), eight dancers and even more costume changes. Jackson is personable, but there's an unsettling, almost adolescent quality about the show. At 35, Jackson is only eight years younger than Madonna, but her presentation feels more akin to Britney Spears'. Madonna knows how to dig beneath the surface; Jackson lives on it." Los Angeles Daily News critic Sandra Barrera observed "[a]lthough her latest album, 'All for You' fueled the concert, Jackson embraced her past. As the video for 'Let's Wait Awhile' played on a giant screen, revealing a plumper Jackson falling in love amid the New York skyline, wild cheers came from the audience. She flashed back to her Marilyn Monroe-esque phase for 'Love Will Never Do', and vamped with grotesque creatures for 'Trust A Try'. She performed a medley of 'What Have You Done For Me Lately', 'Control' and 'Nasty'. And she sang 'Miss You Much', 'When I Think of You' and 'Escapade' while dressed as a whimsical insect in a "Bug's Life" sort of fantasy land."
Neva Chonin of the San Francisco Chronicle gave a positive review, stating "Janet Jackson has been performing soul, R&B and pop onstage for more than 28 years, but she's not slowing down. On the contrary, Jackson's tour supporting her sultry album 'All for You' is a whirling extravaganza of ever-transforming stage sets, amped-up dancing and music strong enough to rise above the furor. There are other attractions, too, such as Jackson donning dominatrix drag to simulate rites of masochistic love with a lucky audience member while singing 'Would You Mind', whose lyrics alone could make the coldest fish sweat. Have we mentioned her fabulous voice? She has a fabulous voice." Gina Vivinetto of the St. Petersburg Times, who reviewed Jackson's concert at the Ice Palace, compared it favorably to Madonna's, as "both megastars have taken wildly different paths." She comments that Madonna's "lengthy show contained precious few hits. Madonna was out to share her most recent artistic vision, whether or not you liked it" and in contrast, Jackson "sweats and shimmies and dishes out every hit she's had over a 15-year career that's bursting with them. Jackson even bunches several together in medleys so you don't go home feeling cheated." Jodi Duckett of The Morning Call stated: "Michael's little sister and the reigning star of the first family of pop kept the sold-out crowd at the First Union Center on their feet for two hours while she sang, danced, vamped, acted and posed, supported by eight dancers and a five-member band, a wardrobe that clung to every nook of her chiseled body and a fluid stage set."
- "Come On Get Up"
- "You Ain't Right"
- "All for You"
- "Love Will Never Do (Without You)"
- "Trust a Try"
- "Come Back to Me"
- "Let's Wait Awhile"
- Whimsical Medley:
- "Son of a Gun (I Betcha Think This Song Is About You)"
- "Got 'Til It's Gone"
- "That's the Way Love Goes"
- Control Medley:
- "Love Scene (Ooh Baby) (Interlude)
- "Would You Mind"
- "If" 1
- "Black Cat" 1
- "Rhythm Nation" (contains excerpts from "The Knowledge")
1only performed on select dates
- Missy Elliott made a surprise onstage appearance at the Honolulu show (filmed for HBO) to perform "Son of a Gun (I Betcha Think This Song Is About You)" with Jackson.
- The "All for You Tour" was directed by Jackson and her longtime friend, dancer and choreographer Shawnette Heard.
- Janet rented the GM Place in Vancouver for the entire month of June 2001 for rehearsals, which was the longest period of time anyone has ever booked the arena for.
- The tour was choreographed by Shawnette Heard, Gil Duldulao Jr., Eddie Morales, Marty Kudelka, Roger Lee, and Tovaris Wilson, with Kelly Konno as an assistant choreographer.
- The first date of the tour was originally scheduled for July 5, 2001 at the GM Place in Vancouver, where Janet and the entire tour staff had rehearsed for the entire month prior. However, a problem with customs at the U.S.-Canada border prevented portions of the technical equipment from being transported into Canada. As a result, the show was postponed until July 9 and the previously scheduled concert in Portland on July 7 became the first show of the tour.
- The February 16 concert in Honolulu was the last tour stop on the tour and aired on HBO the following night. The broadcast was watched by more than five million viewers and was Janet's second HBO concert special; the first being her "Velvet Rope Tour". The program also featured never-before-seen footage of Janet in her dressing room while changing into her costumes during the show. One day prior to the concert, Janet held a dress rehearsal and invited many fans who were waiting outside of the stadium inside. The dress rehearsal was also filmed, with parts being edited into the televised program. The broadcast was later released on DVD & VHS.
- Pink was scheduled to be the opening act for the European dates. The opening act on the first leg of the tour in North America was 112.
- Missy Elliott made a surprise appearance at the televised concert in Honolulu to perform during "Son of a Gun (I Betcha Think This Song Is About You)".
- During the dance breakdown in "Nasty," Janet sampled Jay-Z's "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)."
- A few dates were rescheduled due to illness, missing set pieces, and the September 11 attacks.
- Janet was scheduled to perform a concert in Tampa, Florida on September 11, 2001. However, that night's show was postponed after the terrorist attacks in the United States that morning. The following two shows in Ft. Lauderdale were also rescheduled due to the attack. The tour resumed on September 16 and Janet held a moment of silence at the concerts that were held after the attacks.
- The European leg of the tour was forced to be canceled after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, which occurred during the middle of the tour, with tour officials citing safety issues.
- A portion of the proceeds from each ticket sold was donated to the Boys and Girls Club of America.
- During the concerts in Japan, Janet altered the performance of "Would You Mind" by making the choreography less sexual and wearing a different costume for the purpose of not offending anyone in the conservative country.
- The tour grossed an estimated $55 million worldwide, and inflation over time with 2011's average ticket price bring the gross tour equivalent to $126,879,310.
- A Filmed for HBO special.
|July 10, 2001||Edmonton, Canada||Skyreach Centre||Cancelled|
|August 30, 2001||Birmingham, United States||Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center||Cancelled|
|September 1, 2001||Atlantic City, United States||Trump Taj Mahal||Cancelled|
|October 31, 2001||Stockholm, Sweden||Globe Arena||Cancelled|
|November 2, 2001||Helsinki, Finland||Hartwall Areena||Cancelled|
|November 5, 2001||Oslo, Norway||Oslo Spektrum||Cancelled|
|November 6, 2001||Copenhagen, Denmark||Parken||Cancelled|
|November 11, 2001||Berlin, Germany||Velodrom||Cancelled|
|November 12, 2001||Hannover, Germany||Preussag Arena||Cancelled|
|November 14, 2001||Frankfurt, Germany||Festhalle||Cancelled|
|November 15, 2001||Leipzig, Germany||Leipzig Arena||Cancelled|
|November 17, 2001||Zürich, Switzerland||Hallenstadion||Cancelled|
|November 18, 2001||Vienna, Austria||Wiener Stadthalle||Cancelled|
|November 19, 2001||Cologne, Germany||Kölnarena||Cancelled|
|November 20, 2001||Oberhausen, Germany||König Pilsener Arena||Cancelled|
|November 22, 2001||Munich, Germany||Olympiahalle||Cancelled|
|November 26, 2001||Paris, France||Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy||Cancelled|
|November 29, 2001||Antwerp, Belgium||Sportpaleis||Cancelled|
|December 1, 2001||Arnhem, Netherlands||Gelredome||Cancelled|
|December 3, 2001||Stuttgart, Germany||Schleyerhalle||Cancelled|
|December 5, 2001||Manchester, United Kingdom||Manchester Evening News Arena||Cancelled|
|December 6, 2001||Newcastle, United Kingdom||Telewest Arena||Cancelled|
|December 8, 2001||Sheffield, United Kingdom||Sheffield Arena||Cancelled|
|December 11, 2001||London, United Kingdom||Earl's Court||Cancelled|
|December 12, 2001||London, United Kingdom||Earl's Court||Cancelled|
|December 14, 2001||Belfast, United Kingdom||Odyssey Arena||Cancelled|
|December 17, 2001||Birmingham, United Kingdom||National Exhibition Centre||Cancelled|
|February 11, 2002||Memphis, United States||FedEx Forum||Cancelled|
Box office score data
|Tickets Sold||Tickets On Sale||Percentage Sold|
|July 21, 2001||Nationwide Arena||Columbus, Ohio||11,734||13,663||86%||$785,591|
|July 30 & 31, 2001||The Palace of Auburn Hills||Auburn Hills, Michigan||27,064||33,979||80%||$1,768,638|
|August 16, 17 & 18, 2001||MCI Center||Washington, D.C.||39,010||43,557||90%||$2,546,837|
|September 16, 2001||New Orleans Arena||New Orleans, Louisiana||17,002||17,221||98%||$852,114|
|October 2 & 3, 2001||Staples Center||Los Angeles, California||26,883||28,183||95%||$1,998,75|
|October 8, 2001||Compaq Center||San Jose, California||13,454||14,215||95%||$954,810|
|October 9, 2001||The Arena in Oakland||Oakland, California||13,217||14,118||94%||$935,434|
|October 10, 2001||Compaq Center||San Jose, California||12,365||13,062||95%||$877,698|
|October 13, 2001||Pepsi Center||Denver, Colorado||13,284||18,487||72%||$857,118|
|October 28 & 29, 2001||National Car Rental Center||Sunrise, Florida||23,073||26,623||87%||$1,280,001|
|January 26, 2002||Assembly Hall||Champaign, Illinois||9,050||10,025||90%||$408,518|
|January 29, 2002||Copps Coliseum||Hamilton, Ontario||8,868||10,311||86%||$439,803|
|January 30, 2002||Van Andel Arena||Grand Rapids, Michigan||9,974||10,722||93%||$602,547|
|February 1, 2002||Bryce Jordan Center||University Park, Pennsylvania||8,199||10,913||75%||$377,212|
|February 6, 2002||Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum||Uniondale, New York||11,523||12,488||92%||$686,216|
|February 8, 2002||First Union Arena||Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania||7,101||7,101||100%||$422,796|
|February 9, 2002||Hampton Coliseum||Hampton, Virginia||8,847||8,934||99%||$428,779|
|February 16, 2002||Aloha Stadium||Honolulu, Hawaii||32,211||35,511||91%||$1,472,935|
- According to Pollstar Magazine, the tour's U.S. leg made over $40.6 million, making it the ninth highest-grossing tour of 2001. Overall, the tour grossed more than $55 million, including 11 shows in the US that were not included in the Pollstar total, and 4 sold out stadium shows in Japan. Total worldwide grosses for the "All For You Tour", with inflation over time with 2011's average ticket price, brings the gross tour equivalent to $126,879,310.
- Musical Director: David Barry
- Drums: Brian Frasier-Moore
- Keyboards: Joel Campbell and Morris Pleasure
- Guitar: David Barry
- Bass: Ethan Farmer
- Background Vocals: Julie Delgado, Jenny Douglas-McCray, Stacey Campbell (select shows)
- Shawnette Heard (Main choreographer)
- Gil Duldulao, Jr. (Associate Choreographer
- Eddie Morales (Associate Choreographer)
- Kelly Konno (Assistant Choreographer)
- Jenna Dewan
- Alison Faulk
- Nicholas Florez
- Laurie Sposit (Swing Dancer)
- Kevin Wilson
- Marcel Wilson (Swing Dancer)
- Set Designed By: Mark Fisher, Janet Jackson, Shawnette Heard
- Lighting Designed By: Abby Rosen Holmes
Broadcasts and recordings
- VH1 (07/07/01) Janet Jackson: Opening Night Live: "All For You", "Love Will Never Do (Without You)" and "Trust A Try" live from Portland, Oregon on July 7.
- MTV (08/01/01) MTV20: Live & Almost Legal: "Someone To Call My Lover" live from Lexington, Kentucky on July 22.
- VH1 (10/20/01) The Concert For New York City: - "Together Again" live from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 20.
- ABC (10/21/01) United We Stand - What More Can I Give Terror Relief: "All For You" live from Charlotte, North Carolina on October 21.
- Jennifer Van Evra (2001-07-10), "Janet Jackson kicks off new tour to deafening cheers: Now 35 and with a her new album in tow, Jackson is showing off a much sassier, sexier, more confident self", The Vancouver Sun: B.7
- Kevin C. Johnson (2001-07-17), "Janet's Show Revisits 98 Too Often", St. Louis Post-Dispatch: F.3
- Craig Seymour (2001-08-11), "Giving Her 'All' R & B Diva Janet Jackson Assertively Takes Control Of An Enthusiastic Crowd", Buffalo News: C.5
- Jim Farber (2001-08-21), "Janet's All For You, If You Can Find Her", New York Daily News: 6
- Sonia Murry (2001-09-09), "Janet Jackson a hit at Philips No sign of recent illnesses during energetic show", The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: E.16
- Robert Hilburn (2001-10-01), "Jackson's 'All for You' Concert Misses the Beat; The singer's tightly scripted and precisely executed but seemingly adolescent show at Arrowhead Pond pales in comparison with Madonna's recent tour", Los Angeles Times: F.1
- Sandra Barrera (2001-10-01), "Giving Her 'All' Jackson Pours Her Heart Into Thrilling Her Fans On Latest Tour", Los Angeles Daily News: L.11
- Neva Chonin (2001-10-07), "In a whirl", San Francisco Chronicle: 9
- Neva Chonin (2001-10-27), "Let Janet entertain you", St. Petersburg Times: 2.B
- Jodi Duckett (2001-10-27), "Janet Jackson turns up heat in Philly", The Morning Call: A.43
- http://www.stufish.com/janet-jackson/all-for-you/reality.html Mark Fisher set design