Celebrity Tour

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Celebrity Tour
Tour by NSYNC
Associated album Celebrity
Start date March 3, 2002 (2002-03-03)
End date April 28, 2002 (2002-04-28)
Legs 1
Shows 36 in North America
NSYNC concert chronology
  • Celebrity Tour
  • (2002)

The Celebrity Tour was the final concert tour by the American boy band NSYNC. The group stated that the tour would go "back to their roots", as they would be performing obscure songs from all three of their albums. The tour earned nearly $30 million.[1]

Critical response[edit]

Many wrote of the band's oversimplification of the staging. Others felt the "in the round" staging ignored forty percent of the audience. Leah Greenblatt (MTV News) felt the show at the Rose Garden was "electric". She continues "Justin was quickly established as the star of the show — at least as far as the Jumbotron cameramen were concerned — with JC running a close second. Joey, Lance and Chris have all the moves down, but appear to be going through the motions at times; this is the JC and Justin Show, and the others seemed resigned to their supporting-player status".[2] Kelefa Sanneh (The New York Times) thought the show at the Continental Airlines Arena was entertaining given the pseudo-intimate vibe. She continues, "The group is getting older, and its audience is, too: the young woman in the 'Justin I'm legal' t-shirt may not have been misrepresenting herself. And this tour is clearly designed to emphasize the group's musical credibility. And yet NSYNC is still a boy band, which means its existence—and its self-image—depends on its ability to entertain screaming teenagers".[3]

Opening acts[edit]

Set list[edit]

Source:[2]

  1. "Untitled I" (video introduction)
  2. "Do Your Thing"
  3. "Bye Bye Bye"
  4. "It's Gonna Be Me" (contains elements of "It Ain't My Fault")
  5. "Untitled II" (contains elements of "You Make Me Wanna..." and "Back & Forth") (instrumental interlude)
  6. "For the Girl Who Has Everything"
  7. "(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time on You"
  8. "Tearin' Up My Heart" (contains elements of "If")
  9. "Untitled III" (video interlude)
  10. "Celebrity"
  11. "Up Against the Wall"
  12. "Untitled IV" (video interlude)
  13. Medley: "She Loves You" / "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" / "Hey Jude"
  14. "Twist and Shout"
  15. Medley: "My Girl / "The Way You Do the Things You Do" / "I Can't Get Next to You"
  16. "Sailing" (contains elements of "Don't Tell Me")
  17. "Untitled V" (video interlude)
  18. "Tell Me, Tell Me...Baby" (contains elements of "A Little Bit" and "Baby, Come Over (This Is Our Night)")
  19. "No Strings Attached"
  20. "This I Promise You"
  21. "Thinking of You (I Drive Myself Crazy)"
  22. "I Want You Back"
Encore
  1. "Gone"
  2. "Girlfriend" (The Neptunes Remix)
  3. "Pop" (contains elements of "Control")

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[4][5][6][7]
March 3, 2002 Portland United States Rose Garden Ginuwine 12,913 / 17,840 $825,843
March 4, 2002 Tacoma Tacoma Dome 19,542 / 20,604 $1,126,473
March 6, 2002 Oakland Oakland Arena 13,219 / 16,579 $682,146
March 7, 2002 Sacramento ARCO Arena 14,661 / 15,272 $883,101
March 8, 2002 San Jose Compaq Center 14,857 / 16,615 $896,542
March 10, 2002 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena 12,312 / 14,391 $838,556
March 11, 2002 Anaheim Arrowhead Pond 26,525 / 28,994 $1,742,981
March 12, 2002
March 14, 2002 Phoenix America West Arena Ginuwine
NSBB
Tony Lucca
12,140 / 17,442 $806,218
March 15, 2002 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden 11,519 / 14,393 $958,090
March 18, 2002 Houston Compaq Center Smash Mouth
Tony Lucca
13,059 / 15,394 $950,691
March 19, 2002 San Antonio Alamodome 14,569 / 17,667 $1,010,388
March 20, 2002 Dallas Reunion Arena 16,545 / 17,667 $1,010,388
March 25, 2002 Denver Pepsi Center 12,337 / 15,900 $810,568
March 27, 2002 Ames Hilton Coliseum 12,385 / 13,000 $764,528
March 29, 2002 Grand Forks Alerus Center N/A N/A N/A
March 30, 2002 Minneapolis Target Center Smash Mouth
Tony Lucca
12,291 / 17,832 $765,881
April 1, 2002 Auburn Hills Palace of Auburn Hills 19,040 / 19,040 $1,133,623
April 2, 2002 Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena 9,496 / 10,334 $839,095
April 4, 2002 Rosemont Allstate Arena 30,637 / 34,354 $2,910,322
April 5, 2002
April 7, 2002 Buffalo HSBC Arena 12,854 / 18,221 $829,065
April 9, 2002 Philadelphia First Union Center 14,333 / 14,333 $916,847
April 11, 2002 Uniondale Nassau Coliseum 13,627 / 16,630 $778,395
April 13, 2002 East Rutherford Continental Airlines Arena Smash Mouth
P. Diddy
Tony Lucca
36,442 / 38,774 $1,969,370
April 14, 2002
April 15, 2002 Boston FleetCenter P. Diddy
Tony Lucca
33,473 / 35,357 $2,097,028
April 16, 2002
April 18, 2002 Philadelphia First Union Center Tony Lucca 18,297 / 18,297 $1,133,227
April 19, 2002 Hartford Hartford Civic Center P. Diddy
Tony Lucca
14,948 / 15,262 $1,046,720
April 21, 2002 Washington, D.C. MCI Center 17,656 / 18,373 $1,123,553
April 22, 2002 Pittsburgh Mellon Arena 14,606 / 16,114 $970,801
April 23, 2002 Columbus Nationwide Arena 12,751 / 15,934 $842,307
April 25, 2002 Memphis The Pyramid 15,426 / 17,907 $875,904
April 27, 2002 Sunrise National Rental Car Center 14,146 / 18,456 $962,817
April 28, 2002 Orlando TD Waterhouse Centre 14,344 / 16,619 $854,769
Total 510,950 / 583,191 $33,356,237


Cancellations and rescheduled shows

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wiederhorn, Jon (December 20, 2001). "Britney, 'NSYNC Buried In Ticket Sales By McCartney, Stones". MTV News. MTV Networks. Archived from the original on September 11, 2011. Retrieved January 9, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Greenblatt, Leah (April 4, 2002). "'NSYNC Tour Opener: It's The Justin And JC Show!". MTV News. MTV Networks. Archived from the original on September 11, 2011. Retrieved January 9, 2009. 
  3. ^ Sanneh, Kelefa (April 16, 2002). "POP REVIEW; Playing a Crowd for Well-Tuned Squeals". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Archived from the original on September 14, 2011. Retrieved September 14, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c Moss, Corey; Tina Johnson (January 30, 2002). "NSYNC Bringing Smash Mouth, Ginuwine On Tour". MTV News. MTV Networks. Archived from the original on September 11, 2011. Retrieved January 9, 2009. 
  5. ^ a b Armstrong, Max (February 13, 2002). "Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs Likely To Join Smash Mouth & Ginuwine On *NSYNC Tour". Yahoo! Music. Archived from the original on September 11, 2011. 
  6. ^ Mancini, Robert (January 24, 2002). "'NSYNC Line Up 'Celebrity 2002' Tour". MTV News. MTV Networks. Archived from the original on September 11, 2011. Retrieved January 9, 2009. 
  7. ^ Box score data: