Bangerz Tour

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Bangerz Tour
Bangerz Tour.png
Tour by Miley Cyrus
Associated album Bangerz
Start date February 14, 2014 (2014-02-14)
End date October 23, 2014 (2014-10-23)
Legs 4
Shows
Box office US$69,250,000
Miley Cyrus concert chronology
  • Bangerz Tour
  • (2014)

The Bangerz Tour was the fourth concert tour by American singer Miley Cyrus, launched in support of her fourth studio album, Bangerz (2013). The tour visited the Americas, Europe, and Oceania. Described as "campy", "surreal", and "raunchy",[1][2] it received predominantly favorable reviews from critics, who praised Cyrus' stage presence, vocals, originality, and self-mockery.

Background and development[edit]

"Literally my whole life is revolving around this tour right now. Diane Martel..... and I, we're putting together this tour that's going to be insane..... The minute you step into my arena, the whole thing feels like you're a part of this crazy different world and you step in to a show the minute you walk in the door, rather than it being a show when I come onstage."

— Cyrus describing the preparation and concept for the Bangerz Tour.[3]

In 2012, Cyrus announced plans to focus on her film career, effectively putting her musical endeavors on hiatus. That year, she appeared in the films LOL and So Undercover. She was also confirmed as a primary voice actress in the feature film Hotel Transylvania, but dropped out of the project to coordinate a musical comeback.[4] In January 2013, Cyrus ended her recording contract with Hollywood Records, under which she released the albums Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus (2007), Breakout (2008), Can't Be Tamed (2010), and EP The Time of Our Lives (2009). Later that month, she signed a recording contract with RCA Records.[5] In March, she confirmed that her fourth studio album would be released by the end of 2013.[6]

The final product, Bangerz, was released on October 4, 2013.[7] At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 61, which indicates "generally favorable reviews", based on 21 reviews.[8] It debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200, having moved 270,000 units,[9] and charted strongly in several countries worldwide.[10] During her appearance on Today on October 7, Cyrus first mentioned her intentions to tour in 2014.[11] On October 26, she made a surprise appearance on another episode of Saturday Night Live to officially announce the Bangerz Tour.[12] Claire Atkinson from the New York Post reported that concert promoters Live Nation Entertainment and AEG Live engaged in much competition to promote the tour, with the former ultimately being selected to represent the North American leg after agreeing to pay Cyrus $500,000 per presentation.[13]

On November 11, a series of three promotional videos were released to YouTube to promote the Bangerz Tour.[14] Cyrus originally announced that The Blonds and Kenzo were enlisted as costume designers in December,[15] although Roberto Cavalli was later confirmed for the position after six sketches of costume designs were released in January 2014.[16] Cyrus began rehearsals later that month,[17] at which time John Kricfalusi, creator of The Ren & Stimpy Show, was enlisted[18] to create artwork and animation for the tour.[19]

During a teleconference on July 30, 2014, Cyrus stated that the goal of the tour was to make something that was "really fun", "real" and had a "good energy about it". She further stated- "I think the best thing for an artist is to see people sing along to your songs, and also to have people participating in your show... this show is a really hard show to not want to get up and be involved... there's a feminist energy there, and if people enjoy taking a chance and coming to a show that's different, I really appreciate that. I hope my fans are kind of inspired by my show to take it to the next level."[20]

Opening acts[edit]

The three main opening acts of the tour were Icona Pop, Sky Ferreira and Lily Allen. Icona Pop praised Cyrus- "She's crazy and she's fun but that's her expressing herself on stage and in her music. But she's really a smart woman and everything on stage was her idea. She's the boss of everything and it's just very inspiring to be around someone who's having a lot of fun because she's doing stuff her way and with her friends and her crew, but in a very professional way."[21] Ferreira stated- "I really like when she does the acoustic set [in her show]. I think that's kind of the biggest fuck-you to everyone who’s talked shit about her, because she has a really great voice. The whole show kind of shows everyone up. No one can deny it."[22] Allen praised Cyrus and the tour, stating- "I saw it at the O2 in London [in May], and I'm not exaggerating when I say it's one of the best shows that I've seen in years... It's up there with an Oasis show or The Stone Roses or something. It's kind of incredible to watch -- she's a real force. There's no two ways about it, she's meant to be up there doing that." She also added that the Bangerz tour stage production was "impressive", but even without the bells and whistles, Cyrus would have been able to pull off an "unforgettable pop experience."[23]

Concert synopsis[edit]

Cyrus performing "Jolene"

During the first performance in Vancouver on February 14, 2014, the Bangerz Tour commenced with pre-recorded black-and-white footage of a partially dressed Cyrus making several poses while wearing sexual bondage, with the track "Fitzpleasure" by Alt-J playing in the background.[24] This footage was released separately on May 1, 2014, during which time Cyrus was recovering from an allergic reaction that consequently delayed the tour; as a short film called "Miley Cyrus: Tongue Tied" with the track "Stockholm Syndrome" by 30s featuring Zoee instead of Fitzpleasure.[25] The footage concluded with a close-up of her face; Cyrus entered the stage from a slide that appeared where her tongue would be located. She was dressed in a red leotard. The show began with "SMS (Bangerz)", joined by "the cast of furry friends and cartoon characters dancing merrily on stage" alongside her, followed by "4x4". Following a brief costume change to a green marijuana-inspired outfit, she re-appeared singing "Love Money Party"; she rode on a golden sport utility vehicle (SUV), before a puppet of the track's featured artist Big Sean was unveiled to rap his verse. Cyrus later jumped off of the SUV as it was driving down the stage and threw money notes featuring her face into the audience.[26]

Cyrus performing "Someone Else"

Afterwards "My Darlin'" and "Maybe You're Right" were performed. Cyrus returned to the stage in a red leather outfit to perform "FU" and a country version of "Do My Thang" and "Get It Right" while pictures of candy representing female genitalia were projected onto the screen. Cyrus later appeared in a black and white feathered outfit to perform "Can't Be Tamed", while accompanied by an enormous replica of her dog, Floyd.[27] A kiss cam was featured during the performance of "Adore You". The arena was filled with swirling blue lasers as she delivered "Drive", and later segued into performances of "Rooting for My Baby", country music cover versions of "Hey Ya!" by Outkast and "Jolene" by Dolly Parton. The show continued with the track "23" by Mike Will Made It (in which Cyrus was a featured artist), followed by "On My Own" where she danced with dancers dressed as colorful animals, and "Someone Else" where she rode a flying giant hot dog above the audience. She finished the show with her single "We Can't Stop" in a white outfit with dancers in foam fingers outfits, inspired by her VMA performance and "Wrecking Ball" from Bangerz. For the encore she came back on stage on a blue-red outfit wearing a wig and a cowboy hat for and American inspired performance of "Party in the U.S.A.". The show for Latin America and New Zealand were modified, the entire show was not included and there was a reduction in the size of the stage, but with the same shape.

Critical reception[edit]

After Cyrus' premiere performance, the Bangerz Tour received generally favorable reviews from critics. Victoria Pavlova from Contact Music spoke favorably of Cyrus' stage presence and wardrobe, and stated that her entrance was "enough to recommend the show right there."[28] Mike Wass from Idolator described the performance as being "weird and wonderful" and jokingly called it the musical version of the film Spring Breakers (2012). He appreciated that she "[owned] all her headline-grabbing antics from 2013 (the twerking, that foam finger and those skimpy outfits)" and mainly performed tracks from Bangerz, although he was more critical of her vocal delivery during the slower tracks and the inclusion of "filler" songs, which he felt "[didn't] quite cut it."[26] Writing for Rolling Stone, Denise Sheppard noted that "the fact that there really wasn't anything jaw-droppingly shocking about the entire night" was the most unexpected component of the concert, and felt that Cyrus achieved her goal of being viewed as a legitimate singer instead of primarily receiving attention for her controversial behavior. She also opined that "her taste in other people's music is quite impressive", commending the uses of "Fitzpleasure", "Jolene", and "Hey Ya!".[24]

Cyrus performing "Do My Thang"

Jane Stevenson from the Toronto Sun praised Cyrus' performance, writing, "Cyrus seemed dead serious about having some very colorful fun for two hours. She opened her show sliding down a giant pink tongue extended from her gaping mouth on an enormous video screen that showed her pretty face in all its blue-eyed, blond-cropped hair glory... It was a real spectacle."[29] Shawn Conner from USA Today wrote that Cyrus' performance proved that "the time has come to move the conversation [...] beyond the notorious move she pulled on Robin Thicke at last year's MTV Video Music Awards"; he spoke favorably of the on-screen visuals seen alongside Cyrus and appreciated that she did not lip sync along pre-recorded tracks. Conner also opined that "Cyrus has the charisma and maybe the smarts to be the post-Madonna Madonna", and added that she appeared to be "approachable, on- and off-stage, in a way that Madonna never did."[30] However, in a more mixed review, Francois Marchand from The Vancouver Sun provided a more negative review; he suggested that Cyrus was "a pop artist in a shiny, attention-grabbing wrapper", and that the performance was neither "the evolution of pop, female empowerment, [or] mindless fun", but rather "capitalism at work".[31] Sam Lansky writing for TIME magazine praised the singer's performance in Brooklyn calling her one of the "most dynamic performers of her generation."[32] Adam Graham from The Detroit News gave a positive review of the performance in Auburn, writing the show "is like a blast of confetti to the face, a dizzying, non-stop party that leaves you reeling and questioning what you just saw."[33]

On July 30, 2014 John J. Moser of The Morning Call included the tour in his list of Top 3 Concerts alongside tours by Billy Joel and Katy Perry stating "...Miley shockers these days are about her topless desert photos and cameo in Pharrell's newest video. That doesn't mean the show's not still worth seeing."[34] Glenn Gamboa of the Newsday praised the show and Cyrus' vocals, writing "...She then proceeded to take on Bob Dylan’s "You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go", The Smiths’ "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out", Lana Del Rey’s "Summertime Sadness" "and Dolly Parton’s "Jolene" with no special effects or choreographed moves – just her powerful voice. That she can get an arena filled with teens and young adults to sing along with Dolly Parton’s country hit from 1973 speaks to the power of Cyrus. And, for the most part, during this version of the Bangerz tour, she uses that power for good."[35] Kelly Roncace of the South Jersey Times reviewed the show positively, writing, "While Miley has been surrounded by some controversy since her transformation from child star to a less inhibited adult performer, the artist's raw talent and ability to entertain was evident from the first note of the show to the last." [36] Dan DeLuca of The Philadelphia Inquirer, also gave a positive review, writing, "... she was straightforward and serious minded when it came to augmenting her own material - she performed all of Bangerz, plus two older hits, "Can't Be Tamed" and "Party in the U.S.A." - with a selection of covers designed to challenge herself. The show is also funny, and doesn't come off as pre-programmed and scripted as most over the top arena spectacles... that unpredictable eclecticism is just a broad stroke representation of the new genre-jumping normal, and it's from some combination of those elements that Cyrus will become a new Someone Else."[37] Scott Mervis of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette praised the show and Cyrus' vocals, calling it an "over-the-top dance-pop extravaganza with a wacky sense of humor, artful musical gestures and a big-voiced playful star who seemed thrilled to be there."[38] Théoden Janes of The Charlotte Observer praised the show, writing, "Beneath all the audaciousness was a fair amount of awesomeness. Cyrus didn’t lip-synch a word. Her voice was both flexible and appropriately raw. Throughout, she managed to come across as gracious and accessible, bantering with fans and accepting pretty much any gift that came her way."[39] Chris Talbott of the Star Tribune provided a positive review, opining that Cyrus showed her growing prowess as an entertainer during the show. He also praised Cyrus' vocal delivery and called the show a "real spectacle."[40] A critic from the Nashville Scene praised the show and Cyrus' strong vocal delivery. He further commented on the show's theme, writing, "It was an impressive pop-culture aggregation and the entire production was like a party scene from an over-serious 90s movie about a future dystopia...The thing about Miley Cyrus is that she’s a genuinely beautiful woman unafraid of making herself look like a total goober: it’s hard not to be charmed by that."[41] Blake Hannon provided a positive review, praising Cyrus' powerful vocal delivery and calling the show a "campy, cartoonishly over-the-top spectacle and musical showcase that was unforgettable... You can't help but admire (or scratch your head at) the girl's go-big-or-go-home approach."[42] Kevin C. Johnson of St. Louis Post-Dispatch provided a favorable review, praising Cyrus' "solid and consistent" vocal delivery and calling the show a "silly and entertaining spectacle."[43]

Broadcasts and recordings[edit]

NBC television special[edit]

During her performance in Barcelona, Spain, Cyrus announced that footage from the concert was being filmed for a special to be broadcast by NBC. Officially announced by Cyrus and NBC on June 26, 2014, and premiering on July 6, 2014, the two-hour special featured performances from her tour stops in Barcelona and Lisbon, Portugal, along with behind-the-scenes content focusing on aspects of the tour and her personal life.[44][45][46] Regarding the decision to broadcast the special, NBC alternative programming president, Paul Telgedy stated that it was to "offer an exclusive peek on how Cyrus engages with her crew and fans."[47]

The special scored low ratings; with two million viewers and a 0.7 share of the 18-49 demographic, Miley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour was the lowest-rated program of the night, and was beaten by reruns being aired over the Fourth of July holiday weekend by competing networks.[48] This was because, according to reports, that the date chosen was not ideal, being a holiday weekend and Americans would not be watching television. However, it left a large impact on social networks, becoming a trending topic worldwide at various times of the night on Twitter.[49] In August 2014, the Federal Communications Commission began to investigate three formal complaints surrounding the special, which argued that the special contained material inappropriate for broadcast television.[50][51]

Dominican Republic concert cancellation controversy[edit]

On 21 August 2014, the Dominican Republic government commission that oversees public performances banned a September 13 concert in Santo Domingo on morality grounds. The commission said in a statement that it took the action because Cyrus often "undertakes acts that go against morals and customs, which are punishable by Dominican law."[52] Daniel Papalia of Forbes commented that the "country's ruling may contradict this 'Diplomacy in Action' piece published by the US Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. The study states that as of 2008 there were no government restrictions on 'academic freedom or cultural events' in Dominican Republic, the terms academic and cultural leaving ample room for interpretation. As Cyrus has seemingly courted controversy in the past, the ban should not come as a surprise. She has not been afraid to provoke the public. Still, her 2013 album Bangerz received near universal praise from critics and spawned the most iconic (and parodied) video of the year in the Terry Richardson directed Wrecking Ball." He further stated, "If there is any solace for Cyrus, she now joins the long and rather illustrious list of musicians barred from performing in certain countries including Lady Gaga (Malaysia), Oasis (China), Amy Winehouse (USA), 50 Cent (Canada), Snoop Dogg (UK AND Australia), and Chris Brown (UK).[53]

Set list[edit]

This set list is representative of the performance on February 14, 2014. It is not representative of all concerts for the duration of the tour.[26]

  1. "SMS (Bangerz)"
  2. "4x4"
  3. "Love Money Party"
  4. "My Darlin'"
  5. "Maybe You're Right"
  6. "FU"
  7. "Do My Thang"
  8. "#GetItRight"
  9. "Can't Be Tamed"
  10. "Adore You"
  11. "Drive"
  12. "Rooting for My Baby"
  13. "Breakout"
  14. "Hands in the Air"
  15. "23"
  16. "On My Own"
  17. "Someone Else"
  18. "We Can't Stop"
  19. "Wrecking Ball"
  20. "Party in the U.S.A."

Shows[edit]

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, opening act, tickets sold, amount of available tickets and gross revenue
Date City Country Venue Opening act Attendance Revenue
North America[62][63][64][65]
February 14, 2014 Vancouver Canada Rogers Arena Icona Pop
Sky Ferreira
N/A N/A
February 16, 2014 Tacoma United States Tacoma Dome
February 20, 2014 Anaheim Honda Center
February 22, 2014 Los Angeles Staples Center 15,440 / 15,440 $1,180,766
February 24, 2014 Oakland Oracle Arena N/A N/A
February 25, 2014 San Jose SAP Center at San Jose
February 27, 2014 Phoenix US Airways Center
March 1, 2014 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena
March 4, 2014 Denver Pepsi Center
March 6, 2014 Omaha CenturyLink Center Omaha
March 7, 2014 Rosemont Allstate Arena
March 9, 2014 Milwaukee BMO Harris Bradley Center
March 10, 2014 St. Paul Xcel Energy Center
March 12, 2014 Dallas American Airlines Center 14,136 / 14,136 $911,689
March 13, 2014 Tulsa BOK Center N/A N/A
March 15, 2014 San Antonio AT&T Center
March 16, 2014 Houston Toyota Center
March 18, 2014 New Orleans New Orleans Arena
March 20, 2014 Tampa Tampa Bay Times Forum
March 22, 2014 Miami American Airlines Arena
March 24, 2014 Orlando Amway Center 10,821 / 12,434 $699,649
March 25, 2014 Atlanta Philips Arena N/A N/A
March 29, 2014 Montreal Canada Bell Centre 15,100 / 15,100 $1,115,660
March 31, 2014 Toronto Air Canada Centre 16,623 / 16,623 $1,202,660
April 2, 2014 Boston United States TD Garden N/A N/A
April 3, 2014 East Rutherford Izod Center
April 5, 2014 New York City Barclays Center
April 8, 2014 Raleigh PNC Arena
April 10, 2014 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center
April 12, 2014 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills 15,637 / 15,637 $1,011,923
April 13, 2014 Columbus Value City Arena N/A N/A
Europe[65][66][67][68]
May 6, 2014 London England The O2 Arena N/A 12,806 / 16,088 $1,221,720
May 9, 2014[a] G-A-Y N/A N/A
May 10, 2014 Leeds First Direct Arena
May 12, 2014 Glasgow Scotland The SSE Hydro
May 14, 2014 Manchester England Phones 4u Arena 8,658 / 10,371 $795,424
May 16, 2014 Birmingham National Indoor Arena N/A N/A
May 19, 2014 Belfast Northern Ireland Odyssey Arena 5,703 / 7,000 $543,706
May 20, 2014 Dublin Ireland The O2 7,362 / 8,477 $686,532
May 23, 2014 Montpellier France Park&Suites Arena N/A N/A
May 24, 2014 Lyon Halle Tony Garnier
May 26, 2014 Cologne Germany Lanxess Arena
May 28, 2014 Oslo Norway Telenor Arena
May 30, 2014 Stockholm Sweden Ericsson Globe
June 1, 2014 Helsinki Finland Hartwall Areena
June 4, 2014 Copenhagen Denmark Forum Copenhagen
June 6, 2014 Frankfurt Germany Festhalle Frankfurt
June 7, 2014 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion 12,628 / 13,000 $1,230,050
June 8, 2014 Milan Italy Mediolanum Forum N/A N/A
June 10, 2014 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle
June 13, 2014 Barcelona Spain Palau Sant Jordi
June 15, 2014 Lisbon Portugal MEO Arena
June 17, 2014 Madrid Spain Palacio de Deportes
June 20, 2014[b] Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis 16,740 / 18,936 $1,187,240
June 21, 2014[c] London England Wembley Stadium N/A N/A
June 22, 2014[d] Amsterdam Netherlands Ziggo Dome
North America[72][73][74][75][76]
August 1, 2014[e] Uniondale United States Nassau Coliseum Lily Allen N/A N/A
August 2, 2014[f] Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center
August 4, 2014 Pittsburgh Consol Energy Center
August 6, 2014[g] Charlotte Time Warner Cable Arena
August 7, 2014[h] Nashville Bridgestone Arena
August 9, 2014[i] Louisville KFC Yum! Center
August 10, 2014[j] St. Louis Scottrade Center
August 12, 2014[k] Kansas City Sprint Center N/A
August 14, 2014 Chicago United Center
September 11, 2014 San Juan Puerto Rico Coliseo de Puerto Rico 4,411 / 6,400 $458,793
September 16, 2014 Monterrey Mexico Monterrey Arena N/A N/A
September 17, 2014
September 19, 2014[l] Mexico City Arena Ciudad de México
September 21, 2014 Guadalajara Auditorio Telmex
South America[82][83][84]
September 26, 2014 São Paulo Brazil Anhembi Arena A Liga[85] 20,000 / 32,528 $1,516,560
September 28, 2014 Rio de Janeiro Praça da Apoteose 18,000 / 31,543 $1,043,660
October 1, 2014 Santiago Chile Movistar Arena N/A N/A N/A
October 3, 2014 Buenos Aires Argentina Estadio G.E.B.A.
Oceania[86]
October 8, 2014 Auckland New Zealand Vector Arena The Faders 11,833 / 11,833 $1,226,230
October 10, 2014 Melbourne Australia Rod Laver Arena 12,472 / 12,472 $1,356,320
October 15, 2014 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre Lolawolf 11,059 / 11,758 $1,082,370
October 17, 2014 Sydney Allphones Arena Lolawolf
The Faders
15,308 / 15,635 $1,510,970
October 20, 2014 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre Lolawolf 7,264 / 8,311 $603,030
October 23, 2014 Perth Perth Arena 12,554 / 12,822 $1,021,350
Total 274,437 / 370,615 $24,166,522

Cancelled shows[edit]

List of cancelled concerts, showing date, city, country, venue and reason for cancellation
Date City Country Venue Reason
April 25, 2014 Mashantucket United States Foxwoods Resort Casino Severe allergic reaction[77]
September 13, 2014 Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Estadio Quisqueya Concert banned by government[87]
September 24, 2014 Brasília Brazil Ginásio Nilson Nelson Logistical issues[88][unreliable source?]
October 18, 2014 Sydney Australia Allphones Arena Unforeseen circumstances[89]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The May 9, 2014 show in G-A-Y nightclub in London was a surprise, shortened show.[69]
  2. ^ The June 20, 2014 show at Sportpaleis in Antwerp was originally scheduled to take place on May 4, 2014, but was rescheduled due to Cyrus recovering from a severe allergic reaction.[70]
  3. ^ The June 21, 2014 show at the Wembley Stadium in London was part of the Capital FM Summertime Ball.[71]
  4. ^ The June 22, 2014 show at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam was originally scheduled to take place on May 2, 2014, but was rescheduled due to Cyrus recovering from a severe allergic reaction.[70]
  5. ^ The August 1, 2014 show at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale was originally scheduled to take place on April 24, 2014, but was rescheduled due to Cyrus recovering from a severe allergic reaction.[77]
  6. ^ The August 2, 2014 show at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia was originally scheduled to take place on April 22, 2014, but was rescheduled to April 21, 2014 due to the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The show was later rescheduled to August 2 due to Cyrus recovering from a severe allergic reaction.[77]
  7. ^ The August 6, 2014 show at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte was originally scheduled to take place on April 7, 2014, but was cancelled due to Cyrus having the flu.[78] The show was later rescheduled.[77]
  8. ^ The August 7, 2014 show at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville was originally scheduled to take place on April 18, but was rescheduled due to Cyrus being hospitalized for a severe allergic reaction.[77]
  9. ^ The August 9, 2014 show at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville was originally scheduled to take place on April 19, 2014, but was rescheduled due to Cyrus being hospitalized for a severe allergic reaction.[77]
  10. ^ The August 10, 2014 show at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis was originally scheduled to take place on April 16, 2014, but was cancelled due to Cyrus being hospitalized for a severe allergic reaction.[79] The show was later rescheduled.[77]
  11. ^ The August 12, 2014 show at the Sprint Center in Kansas City was originally scheduled to take place on April 15, 2014, but was cancelled due to Cyrus being hospitalized for a severe allergic reaction.[80] The show was later rescheduled.[77]
  12. ^ The September 18, 2014 show in Mexico City was rescheduled for the following day, the 19th, by logistic problems.[81]

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