Barbra Streisand in Concert

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Barbra Streisand in Concert
BarbraS InConcertPoster.jpg
Promotional poster for tour
Tour by Barbra Streisand
Start date December 31, 1993 (1993-12-31)
End date September 28, 1994 (1994-09-28)
Legs 1
Shows 22 in North America
4 in Europe
26 Total
Barbra Streisand concert chronology
An Evening with Barbra Streisand
(1964)
Barbra Streisand in Concert
(1994)
Timeless
(1999-2000)

Barbra Streisand in Concert is Barbra Streisand's First full tour which ran from 1993 through 1994. The tour consisted of 26 shows starting on New Year's Eve 1993 in Las Vegas and ended Anaheim, California in July 1994. The 18 shows that went on sale following the new year concerts in Las Vegas sold out in 1 hour.[1] This tour was also the first time Barbra toured anywhere in Europe and was the last until her Streisand: The Tour in 2006.

Background[edit]

Until this tour Barbra had only toured once in 1966, where she cut an initially planned 20 city tour, to 4 dates, due to her pregnancy.[2] Although she has sung concerts this was her first tour after a suggested 28 year bout of Stage Fright.

Set list[edit]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America
December 31, 1993 Las Vegas United States MGM Grand Garden Arena
January 1, 1994
Europe
April 20, 1994 London England Wembley Arena
April 25, 1994
April 27, 1994
April 29, 1994
North America
May 10, 1994 Landover United States US Air Arena
May 12, 1994
May 15, 1994 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills
May 17, 1994
May 19, 1994
June 2, 1994 Anaheim Arrowhead Pond
June 4, 1994
June 7, 1994 San Jose San Jose Arena
June 9, 1994
June 20, 1994 New York City Madison Square Garden
June 23, 1994
June 26, 1994
June 28, 1994
June 30, 1994
July 10, 1994
July 12, 1994
July 18, 1994 Anaheim Arrowhead Pond
July 20, 1994
July 22, 1994
July 24, 1994

Box office score data[edit]

Venue City Tickets Sold / Available Gross Revenue
MGM Grand arena Las Vegas 25,120 / 25,120 (100%) $13,560,750
US Air Arena Landover 27,728 / 27,728 (100%) $4,688,200
Madison Square Garden New York 94,284 / 94,284 (100%) $16,488,900
Palace of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills 42,000 / 42,000 (100%) $7,780,700
Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim Anaheim 77,130 / 77,130 (100%) $12,400,650

Commercial reception[edit]

According to Barbra's official website. The tour set attendance and box office records in every city it played in with the first 18 dates selling out within 1 hour. The phone requests for tickets reached 5 million within the first hour the tour went on sale.[3] The tour grossed $50 million in 1994.

Broadcasts and recordings[edit]

Barbra: The Concert was broadcast on HBO August 24, 1994 and received a television audience of 11.2 million viewers and was later released on VHS and Laserdisc. A DVD of the show was later released in 2009. A Live Album The Concert was also released in 1994 and was composed of songs from the New York concert series at Madison Square Garden, where it reached number 10 on the Billboard Album Chart and was certified 3x Platinum by the RIAA.[4]

In 2004, Sony BMG released a DVD version of the New Year's Eve Concert in Las Vegas entitled The Concert: Live at the MGM Grand which was previously unreleased.[5]

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