Get Loose Tour
|Get Loose Tour|
Promotional poster for the tour
|Tour by Nelly Furtado|
|Start date||February 16, 2007|
|End date||July 15, 2008|
|Nelly Furtado tour chronology|
The Get Loose Tour was the third concert tour by Canadian singer-songwriter Nelly Furtado, in support of her 2006 album Loose. Although the tour was her third overall, it was the first time her shows included production on a grand scale. Get Loose visited both European and North American continents.
About the tour
After Loose garnered respectable sales and attention, Nelly Furtado announced a tour of Europe and Canada. Nelly stated:
|“||For the last eight years I’ve never really traveled with a full production of lights, visuals and dancers – and this tour I’ve got all of it. I’ve spent eight years building my musicality so that now I can rely on that, but then I also have a great backup up there with all the production, which is a treat for me.||”|
Get Loose was indeed a production by Nelly Furtado standards. The set consisted of a white stage, a multi-leveled band setup with LCD screens, two parallel multi-story white palm trees, a large LED screen, and a white stage curtain.
|“||The show is inspired by Miami. There’s palm trees on the set, white palm trees and a white stage, and it’s got a little bit of drama to it. I think the show’s a little more sensual or sophisticated, but I keep the primary focus on the songs.||”|
The Get Loose Tour started in Europe with 23 shows over five weeks. The Canadian leg began shortly afterward in Victoria, B.C. (Nelly's Birth town) where the mayor proclaimed March 21 as Nelly Furtado Day. After the first leg was completed plans were announced for Nelly to visit the United States.
The Second Leg in the United States consisted of a more budget production. The LED screen was replaced by a light-up Disco Ball, The white curtains were replaced by a large LED sheet, and most notably the palm trees vanished. Nelly also wore her hair differently for these shows and changed her costumes.
The Third leg consisted of a number of open air festivals during the summer season in Europe. Costumes for this leg of the tour were provided by a famous French designer.
Broadcast and recordings
The Get Loose Tour was recorded on April 4, 2007 in Toronto Canada. Loose: The Concert is available on DVD and CD.
Short video documentaries, called Webisodes, provided by Nelly Furtado's official website also chronicled dates in Europe and Canada.
- "Nelly Furtado’s Get Loose Tour". popdirt.com. 2007-06-01. Retrieved 2009-04-09.