Angels Advocate Tour

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Angels Advocate Tour
AAtour.jpg
Cover of tour programme
Tour by Mariah Carey
Associated album Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel
Start date December 31, 2009 (2009-12-31)
End date February 27, 2010 (2010-02-27)
Legs 1
Shows 23 in North America
Mariah Carey concert chronology
The Adventures of Mimi
(2006)
Angels Advocate Tour
(2009–2010)
MC: The Elusive Chanteuse In Concert (2015)

The Angel Advocate Tour[1] is the seventh concert tour by American recording artist, Mariah Carey. Launched on New Years Eve 2009, the tour supported her twelfth studio album, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel. The tour played over 20 shows, mainly visiting the United States and eastern Canada. The tour grossed $9.1 million, selling 88,930 tickets.[2]

Background[edit]

After performing a set of promotional shows at The Pearl Concert Theater, rumors circulated in the media of Carey's forthcoming arena tour. In December 2009, the tour was official announced by Carey's official website and Twitter page, under the title "Angels' Advocate Tour".[3][4] The name is linked to a song from her recent album Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, "Angels Cry" which has since been remixed to feature Ne-Yo and released while Carey was on tour. This was her first concert tour since her The Adventures of Mimi Tour in 2006. Dates were only slated for the U.S., Canada, and a private concert in Egypt.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

the tour has been generally positive, with most reviewers admiring Carey's live vocals.[6][7] A review from The Palm Beach Post described Carey's vocals as being "strong, assured and, as usual, eerily effortless" [8] a sentiment that was additionally reflected in Chris Azzopardi's review of the Detroit date for Pride Source that commented; "You attend a Mariah Carey concert to be in the dreamlike presence of a super-diva, not expecting to be wooed by artful razzle-dazzle or the singer's dexterous dance moves. Those aerobics are in her voice, a supreme many-octave instrument that worked for 95 minutes during her "Angels Advocate Tour" Monday at the Fox Theatre in Detroit."[9] Lauren Carter of the Boston Herald also praised Carey's vocals, stating that "'My All,' the gospel-inspired 'Fly Like a Bird' and early career hit 'Emotions' were all powerhouse stunners, boasting the mix of smoky tones, soulful trills and high-octave whistles that have become her trademark."[10] Critics praised Carey's ability to vocally deliver despite experiencing a cold on several dates with Jason Richards of Toronto Now's article aptly titled 'Mariah fights through cold for ACC performance' commenting that "Mariah Carey's cold was a running theme at the singer's Air Canada Centre show", before going on to say "It's a testament to her vocal talent, then, that Mariah still managed to flex her legendary five-octave range throughout the night." [11]

The set design and set list have also been praised, in particular the mix of "Love Hangover"/"Heartbreaker" and her performances of "We Belong Together" and "Hero".[12] Carey's between-song banter has also been the subject of much praise with an MTV review commenting that "Throughout the night, her between-song banter felt light, honest and steadfastly lucid, in stark contrast to recent well-publicized bouts of public babbling. Her intimate connection with her fans was palpable from start to finish."[13] A review from the Los Angeles Times stated "her transparent blend of vocal talent and goofy charisma seems appealingly old-fashioned."[14] Sarah Rodman from the Boston Globe commented that the show was "precisely that mix of diva and daffiness that endears Carey to her fans and that worked to make the hour-and-40-minute show a captivating mix of sparkle, silliness, and vocal pyrotechnics."[15]

Opening acts[edit]

Setlist[edit]

The following setlist is obtained from the January 15, 2010 concert held at the MGM Grand Theater in Ledyard, Connecticut. It does not represent all concerts during the tour.[18]

  1. "Instrumental Sequence" (contains elements of "Butterfly" "Daydream Interlude" [Fantasy Sweet Dub Mix])
  2. "Shake It Off"
  3. "Touch My Body"
  4. "Fly Like a Bird"
  5. "Make It Happen"
  6. "Angels Cry"
  7. "Subtle Invitation"
  8. "Always Be My Baby"
  9. "It's Like That"
  10. "The Impossible"
  11. "Rock with You" (performed by Trey Lorenz)
  12. "Heartbreaker" (contains elements of "Love Hangover")
  13. "Honey"
  14. "It's a Wrap"
  15. "My All"
  16. "Emotions"
  17. "Up Out My Face"
  18. "Obsessed"
  19. "We Belong Together"

Encore

  1. "Hero"

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America[19][20]
December 31, 2009 New York City United States Madison Square Garden
January 2, 2010 Atlantic City Borgata Events Center
January 15, 2010 Ledyard MGM Grand Theater
January 16, 2010
January 19, 2010 Atlanta Fox Theatre
January 21, 2010 Hollywood Hard Rock Live
January 25, 2010 Detroit Fox Theatre
January 27, 2010 Washington, D.C. DAR Constitution Hall
January 30, 2010 Boston Wang Theatre
February 1, 2010 Upper Darby Tower Theater
February 4, 2010 Montreal Canada Bell Centre
February 6, 2010 Ottawa Scotiabank Place
February 9, 2010 Toronto Air Canada Centre
February 10, 2010 Columbus United States Value City Arena
February 13, 2010 Chicago Chicago Theatre
February 14, 2010
February 17, 2010 Houston Verizon Wireless Theater
February 18, 2010 Grand Prairie Nokia Live at Grand Prairie
February 20, 2010 Phoenix Dodge Theatre
February 23, 2010 Los Angeles Gibson Amphitheatre
February 24, 2010
February 26, 2010 Oakland Oracle Arena
February 27, 2010 Las Vegas The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Cancellations and rescheduled shows
February 16, 2010 Minneapolis, Minnesota Northrop Auditorium Cancelled
February 27, 2010 Las Vegas, Nevada Pearl Concert Theater Moved to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Box office score data[edit]

Venue City Tickets Sold / Available Gross Revenue
Madison Square Garden New York City 11,534 / 11,831 (97%) $1,224,734[21]
Fox Theatre Atlanta 2,833 / 3,719 (76%) $305,940[22]
Hard Rock Live Hollywood 5,770 / 5,770 (100%) $527,640[23]
Fox Theatre Detroit 3,828 / 4,862 (79%) $284,642[24]
DAR Constitution Hall Washington, D.C. 2,430 / 3,166 (77%) $216,247[25]
Tower Theater Upper Darby 2,466 / 3,116 (79%) $216,675[26]
Bell Centre Montreal 3,806 / 4,750 (80%) $400,275[26]
Scotiabank Place Ottawa 2,443 / 3,100 (79%) $210,220[27]
Air Canada Centre Toronto 6,250 / 8,000 (78%) $658,074[27]
Chicago Theatre Chicago 7,034 / 7,034 (100%) $726,591[28]
Verizon Wireless Theater Houston 2,505 / 2,627 (95%) $247,668[28]
Nokia Live at Grand Prairie Grand Prairie 5,357 / 6,301 (85%) $347,544[24]
Dodge Theatre Phoenix 4,860 / 4,860 (100%) $319,355[28]
Gibson Amphitheatre Los Angeles 10,741 / 11,882 (90%) $1,107,515[28]
Oracle Arena Oakland 7,532 / 7,788 (97%) $702,953[29]
The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Las Vegas 4,053 / 4,053 (100%) $552,188[30]
TOTAL 83,442 / 92,859 (90%) $8,048,261

References[edit]

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