Faith World Tour

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The Faith Tour
Faith tour in Paris.jpg
Backstage pass of the tour in Paris, France.
Tour by George Michael
Associated album Faith
Start date 19 February 1988
End date 6 July 1989
Legs 4
Shows 137
George Michael concert chronology
Faith World Tour
(1988-89)
Cover to Cover tour
(1991)

The Faith World Tour was the supporting concert tour of George Michael's massively popular Faith album.

History[edit]

George Michael embarked on his massive sold out world tour in 1988. In the set list of the show there were a couple of songs from the Wham! era ("Everything She Wants" and "I'm Your Man") and some standards like "Lady Marmalade" or "Play That Funky Music". In Los Angeles, George was joined on stage by Aretha Franklin for a duet on "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)". While on tour, new singles off Faith continued to be released which peaked at #1 ("One More Try", "Monkey"); another ("Kissing a Fool") peaked at #5 in the U.S., solidifying Michael's status as a superstar.

The live 'Faith' tour followed in February 1988, taking the hits package to a momentous opening date at Tokyo's Budokan Stadium, and then on to ecstatic audiences in Australia, Europe and North America. In June of the same year, George interrupted the tour to sing three songs at Wembley Stadium's Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute.

Michael also topped the Billboard Year-End of 1988 charts in the U.S. with his album Faith and single of the same title. According to RIAA, he was the top-selling artist of the year 1988 in the United States.

Recordings[edit]

The concert on 16 April 1988 in Rotterdam was recorded with professional cameras.[1] No DVD has been released.

Set list[edit]

First leg[edit]

  1. "I Want Your Sex (Part I & II)"
  2. "Hard Day"
  3. "Father Figure"
  4. "I'm Your Man"
  5. "Everything She Wants"
  6. "A Different Corner"
  7. "Faith"
  8. "Monkey"
  9. "Hand to Mouth"
  10. "One More Try"
  11. "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)"
  12. "Careless Whisper"
  13. "I Want Your Sex (Part III)"

Second leg[edit]

  1. "Hard Day"
  2. "Everything She Wants"
  3. "I'm Your Man"
  4. "A Different Corner"
  5. "Love's in Need of Love Today"
  6. "Father Figure"
  7. "One More Try"
  8. "Faith"
  9. "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)"
  10. "Careless Whisper"
  11. "Lady Marmalade"
  12. "I Want Your Sex"

Third leg[edit]

  1. "I Want Your Sex (Part I )"
  2. "Hard Day"
  3. "Father Figure"
  4. "I'm Your Man"
  5. "Love's in Need of Love Today"
  6. "Everything She Wants"
  7. "A Different Corner"
  8. "Faith"
  9. "Monkey"
  10. "Hand to Mouth"
  11. "Play That Funky Music"
  12. "One More Try"
  13. "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)"
  14. "Look at Your Hands"
  15. "Careless Whisper"
  16. "Lady Marmalade"
  17. "I Want Your Sex (Part 1 2 & III)"

Fourth leg[edit]

  1. "I Want Your Sex"
  2. "Faith"
  3. "Hard Day"
  4. "Everything She Wants"
  5. "I'm Your Man"
  6. "A Different Corner"
  7. "Love's in Need of Love Today"
  8. "Father Figure"
  9. "One More Try"
  10. "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)"
  11. "Lady Marmalade"
  12. "Careless Whisper"

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Asia/Oceania/North America
19 February 1988 Tokyo Japan Nippon Budokan
20 February 1988
21 February 1988
23 February 1988 Osaka Osaka-jō Hall
24 February 1988
26 February 1988 Nagoya Nagoya Rainbow Hall
28 February 1988 Tokyo NHK Hall
29 February 1988 Yokohama Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium
4 March 1988 Auckland New Zealand Western Springs Stadium
8 March 1988 Perth Australia Perth Entertainment Centre
9 March 1988
11 March 1988 Adelaide Memorial Drive Park
12 March 1988
13 March 1988 Canberra Bruce Stadium
14 March 1988
17 March 1988 Sydney Sydney Entertainment Centre
18 March 1988
19 March 1988
21 March 1988
23 March 1988 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre
24 March 1988
26 March 1988 Melbourne Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre
27 March 1988
28 March 1988
30 March 1988
31 March 1988
2 April 1988
5 April 1988 Honolulu United States NBC Arena
6 April 1988
Europe
12 April 1988 Rotterdam Netherlands Ahoy
13 April 1988
14 April 1988
16 April 1988
18 April 1988 Paris France Zénith de Paris
21 April 1988 Oslo Norway Drammenshallen
22 April 1988 Gothenburg Sweden Scandinavium
23 April 1988
25 April 1988 Helsinki Finland Helsinki Areena
27 April 1988 Copenhagen Denmark Valby-Hallen
28 April 1988
29 April 1988 Hamburg Germany Sporthalle Hamburg
30 April 1988
2 May 1988 Berlin Deutschlandhalle
4 May 1988 Dortmund Westfalenhalle
6 May 1988 Frankfurt Festhalle
7 May 1988 Stuttgart Schleyer-Halle
9 May 1988 Frankfurt Festhalle
11 May 1988 Munich Olympiahalle
12 May 1988 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle
14 May 1988 Verona Italy Verona Arena
16 May 1988 Milan Milan Arena
17 May 1988
20 May 1988 Rome Palazzo dello Sport
21 May 1988 Verona Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi
23 May 1988 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion
24 May 1988
26 May 1988 Lyon France Palais des Sports de Gerland
27 May 1988 Montpellier Le Zénith
30 May 1988 Paris Palais des Sports
31 May 1988
1 June 1988
2 June 1988 Hamburg Germany Sporthalle
3 June 1988
5 June 1988 Dortmund Westfallenhalle
6 June 1988 Stuttgart Schleyer-Halle
10 June 1988 London England Earls Court
11 June 1988
12 June 1988
14 June 1988
15 June 1988
16 June 1988
18 June 1988 Glasgow Scotland Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre
19 June 1988
23 June 1988 Birmingham England National Exhibition Centre
24 June 1988
25 June 1988
29 June 1988 Belfast Northern Ireland King's Hall
1 July 1988 Dublin Ireland Royal Dublin Society
8 July 1988 Copenhagen Denmark Valby-Hallen
10 July 1988 Leysin Switzerland Leysin Rock Festival
12 July 1988 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis
15 July 1988 Rotterdam Netherlands Feijenoord Stadion
18 July 1988 Viareggio Italy Sports Stadium
20 July 1988 Fréjus France Arènes de Fréjus
21 July 1988
23 July 1988 Barcelona Spain Estadi de Sarrià
27 July 1988 Madrid Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas
28 July 1988
North America
6 August 1988 Washington, D.C. United States Capital Centre
7 August 1988
9 August 1988 Philadelphia The Spectrum
10 August 1988
11 August 1988 Hartford Hartford Civic Center
14 August 1988 New York City Madison Square Garden
15 August 1988
16 August 1988
19 August 1988 Mansfield Great Woods Amphitheater
20 August 1988
21 August 1988 East Rutherford Meadowlands Arena
23 August 1988 Montreal Canada Olympic Stadium
25 August 1988 Ottawa Lansdowne Park
27 August 1988 Toronto CNE Stadium
29 August 1988 Auburn Hills United States The Palace of Auburn Hills
30 August 1988
1 September 1988 Pittsburgh Civic Arena
3 September 1988 Richfield Richfield Coliseum
6 September 1988 Rosemont Rosemont Horizon
7 September 1988
9 September 1988 East Troy Alpine Valley Music Theatre
11 September 1988 Lexington Rupp Arena
13 September 1988 Saint Paul St. Paul Civic Centre
17 September 1988 Greenwood Village Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
18 September 1988
23 September 1988 Tacoma Tacoma Dome
25 September 1988 Vancouver Canada Pacific National Exhibition
27 September 1988 Mountain View United States Shoreline Amphitheatre
28 September 1988
29 September 1988
2 October 1988 Inglewood The Forum
3 October 1988
4 October 1988
7 October 1988 Irvine Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
8 October 1988
9 October 1988
11 October 1988 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena
14 October 1988 Irving Texas Stadium
16 October 1988 Houston The Summit
18 October 1988 New Orleans Louisiana Superdome
21 October 1988 Atlanta Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium
23 October 1988 Orlando Citrus Bowl
26 October 1988 Tampa Tampa Stadium
29 October 1988 Miami Miami Orange Bowl
31 October 1988 Pensacola Pensacola Civic Center
Europe
1 July 1989 Madrid Spain Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas
4 July 1989 Málaga La Rosaleda Stadium
6 July 1989 Barcelona Estadi de Sarrià

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOhjnZvWnAA