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Borrowed Heaven Tour
Tour by The Corrs
Associated album Borrowed Heaven
Start date 19 June 2004 (2004-06-19)
End date 27 November 2004 (2004-11-27)
Legs 3
Shows 53 in Europe
16 in North America
69 Total
The Corrs concert chronology
In Blue Tour
(2000-01)
Borrowed Heaven Tour
(2004)

The Borrowed Heaven Tour is the fourth concert tour by Irish band, The Corrs, Beginning summer 2004, the tour promoted the band's fourth studio album, Borrowed Heaven. With nearly 70 shows, the tour visited Europe and North America. It marks the first headlining tour for the band in North America. It also serves as the last headlining tour before the band went into hiatus.

Two new members joined the group during the tour - Jason Duffy on drums and Kieran Kiely on keyboards. Jason Duffy joined the band after Caroline Corr announced she was pregnant and was unable to cross the Atlantic Ocean for the North American leg. Caroline was moved to percussion which would be easier for her as the months progressed.[1]

The 26 November 2004 show at the SEG Geneva Arena in Geneva, Switzerland was filmed and released on 13 December 2005. It was titled, "All the Way Home: A History of the Corrs (plus Live in Geneva)". The film contain a documentary on the history of the band along with the full concert from Geneva.

Development[edit]

Bandmembers Andrea Corr and Sharon Corr performing at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle in Stuttgart

One of the most spectacular stage set-ups of 2004 belongs to The Corrs, which features a creative configuration of Barco's newest star product: MiPIX. Launched in September '03 MiPIX has won several international awards and appeared on stage with stars the likes of Kylie Minogue and Britney Spears. The use of MiPIX on The Corrs' latest tour confirms the enthusiasm of lighting designers about the creative and flexibility of the product.

"We are very pleased to see that the Barco LED displays will again be centre stage with so many of the world's foremost artists this summer. Barco's MiPIX LED system also continues its rise in popularity as a creative, flexible backdrop solution, which can be adapted to suit almost any need in terms of backdrop size, shape and resolution [...] Barco has been developing tailor-made solutions for the event engineering industry for many years and we will continue to focus our R&D efforts to design and develop products and solutions which drive the technological evolution of this industry".[2]

October and November found The Corrs wheeling through 18 arena dates in seven European countries with a substantial Meyer Sound system provided by England's Canegreen Ltd. The lively Irish band carried a well-rounded selection of self-powered loudspeakers, including MILO high-power curvilinear array, M3D line array, M2D compact curvilinear array, MSL-4 horn-loaded long-throw and UPA-1P compact wide coverage loudspeakers, as well as 700-HP ultrahigh-power subwoofers. Onstage, the players were monitoring through MSL-4s and DS-2P horn-loaded mid-bass loudspeakers, and legacy USM-1 extended range narrow coverage stage monitors. Further support was provided with legacy MSL-2 high-power loudspeakers.

As Canegreen's managing director, Yan Stile, explains, the variety of models of Meyer Sound speakers allowed the band to handle any venue.

"We believe that, if you're an artist, you need to have every color in your palette. The Corrs could do anything. In smaller arenas, they could use a couple of hangs of MILO and, if there were bleachers, they could use the M2Ds. If there weren't bleachers, M2Ds could underhang below the MILOs. If they needed to throw a farther distance, they could use the M3Ds. MSL-4s and M2Ds were used for infill, for those little areas that you find in European venues. In Europe, the venues are strangely shaped. You go to the Festhalle in Stuttgart and it's the most ridiculous shape! That's why we supplied every color in the palette. The main thing is, the Corrs could go into any venue and they do whatever they wanted to do. It's so evenly dispersed between the different box types that it still sounded fantastic and smooth as you walk between them. It sounded lovely all the way".[3]

Opening acts[edit]

Setlists[edit]

The following setlist was obtained from 30 August 2004 concert, held at the Theatre at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada. It does not represent all concerts during the tour.[7]

  1. "Instrumental Sequence" (contains elements of "Baby Be Brave")
  2. "Humdrum"
  3. "Only When I Sleep"
  4. "Dreams"
  5. "What Can I Do"
  6. "Forgiven Not Forgotten"
  7. "Angel"
  8. "Runaway"
  9. "Instrumental Sequence" (contains elements of "Return from Fingal" and Trout in a Bath")
  10. "Borrowed Heaven"
  11. "No Frontiers"
  12. "Queen of Hollywood"
  13. "Long Night"
  14. "When the Stars Go Blue"
  15. "Radio"
  16. "Summer Sunshine"
  17. "So Young"
  18. "I Never Loved You Anyway"
  19. "Goodbye"

Encore

  1. "Breathless"
  2. "Toss the Feathers"

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Europe[8][9]
19 June 2004 Bonn Germany Bonner Museumsplatz
20 June 2004[A] Werchter Belgium Werchter Festival Grounds
21 June 2004 London England Carling Apollo Hammersmith
23 June 2004 Belfast Northern Ireland Odyssey Arena
24 June 2004
26 June 2004[B] Killarney Ireland Fitzgerald Stadium
28 June 2004 Dublin Point Theatre
29 June 2004
2 July 2004 Vienna Austria Schloss Schönbrunn
5 July 2004 Genoa Italy Mazda Palace
6 July 2004[C] Locarno Switzerland Piazza Grande
8 July 2004[D] Montreux Auditorium Stravinski
10 July 2004 Paris France Zénith de Paris
11 July 2004[E] London England Hyde Park
12 July 2004[F] Liverpool Big Top Arena
15 July 2004 Madrid Spain Auditorio el Torreón
16 July 2004 Braga Portugal Estádio Municipal de Braga
17 July 2004[G] Santiago de Compostela Spain Auditorio Monte do Gozo
19 July 2004 Benidorm Plaza Toros de Benidorm
21 July 2004 Palma Plaza de toros de Palma de Mallorca
North America[10][11]
2 August 2004 New York City United States China Club
5 August 2004 Vancouver Canada Rogers Arena
6 August 2004 Woodinville United States Chateau Ste. Michelle Amphitheatre
8 August 2004 Portland Roseland Theater
11 August 2004 San Francisco Warfield Theater
12 August 2004 Saratoga Mountain Winery Amphitheatre
14 August 2004 Hollywood Kodak Theatre
15 August 2004 San Diego Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
17 August 2004 Denver Universal Lending Pavilion
19 August 2004[H] Highland Park Ravina Pavilion
21 August 2004 Cleveland Tower City Amphitheater
22 August 2004 Pittsburgh Chevrolet Amphitheatre
25 August 2004 Vienna Filene Center
27 August 2004 Wantagh Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Theater
28 August 2004 Boston FleetBoston Pavilion
30 August 2004 Toronto Canada Theatre at the Air Canada Centre
Europe[12]
11 September 2004[I] London England Hyde Park
8 October 2004 Brighton Brighton Centre
9 October 2004 Douai France Gayant Expo
11 October 2004 Paris Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
12 October 2004 Lyon Halle Tony Garnier
14 October 2004 Metz Galaxie Amnéville
16 October 004 Brussels Belgium Forest National
17 October 2004 Oberhausen Germany König Pilsener Arena
19 October 2004 Rotterdam Netherlands Sportpaleis van Ahoy
20 October 2004 Hanover Germany Stadionsporthalle
22 October 2004 Hamburg Colour Line Arena
23 October 2004 Berlin Max-Schmeling-Halle
25 October 2004 Stuttgart Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
26 October 2004 Frankfurt Festhalle Frankfurt
28 October 2004 Munich Olympiahalle
30 October 2004 Rotterdam Netherlands Sportpaleis van Ahoy
31 October 2004 Milan Italy Mazda Palace
1 November 2004 Newcastle England Metro Radio Arena
2 November 2004 Glasgow Scotland Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre
4 November 2004 Sheffield England Hallam FM Arena
5 November 2004 Birmingham NEC Arena
7 November 2004 Manchester Manchester Evening News Arena
8 November 2004 London Wembley Arena
10 November 2004 Cournon-d'Auvergne France Zénith d'Auvergne
13 November 2004 Barakaldo Spain Bizkaia Arena
16 November 2004 Lisbon Portugal Pavilhão Atlântico
18 November 2004 Seville Spain Auditorio Municipal Rocío Jurado de Sevilla
19 November 2004 Murcia Plaza de toros de La Condomina
21 November 2004 Pamplona Recinto Plan Sur
22 November 2004 Toulouse France Zénith de Toulouse
23 November 2004 Marseille Le Dôme de Marseille
26 November 2004 Geneva Switzerland SEG Geneva Arena
27 November 2004[J] Ischgl Austria Silvrettaseilbahn AG
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
A TW Classic[13]
B Killarney Summerfest[14]
C Moon and Stars
D Montreux Jazz Festival
E 95.8 Capital FM's Party in the Park for the Prince's Trust[15]
F Liverpool Summer Pops[16]
G Festival de Musica Xacobeo[17]
H Ravinia Festival
I BBC Proms in the Park[18]
J Top of the Mountain Concert[19]
Cancellations and rescheduled shows
2 July 2004 Graz, Austria Stadthalle Graz Cancelled
2 August 2004 Edmonton, Canada Francis Winspear Centre for Music Cancelled
3 August 2004 Calgary, Canada MacEwan Hall Cancelled
8 August 2004 Portland, Oregon Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Moved to the Roseland Theater
24 August 2004 Portsmouth, Virginia nTelos Wireless Pavilion Cancelled
31 August 2004 London, Canada Centennial Hall Auditorium Cancelled
2 September 2004 Ottawa, Canada Southam Hall Cancelled
3 September 2004 Montreal, Canada Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier Cancelled
5 September 2004 Halifax, Canada Halifax Metro Centre Cancelled
8 September 2004 St. John's, Canada Mile One Stadium Cancelled

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

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  19. ^ "Jetzt geht's los: Wo die Skisaison früh startet" [Here we go: where the ski season starts early]. Rheinische Post (in German). 16 November 2004. Retrieved 30 March 2014.