Giving You the Best World Tour
|Giving You the Best World Tour|
|Tour by Anita Baker|
|Associated album||Giving You the Best That I Got|
|Start date||September 10, 1988|
|End date||May 5, 1989|
|Shows||21 in North America
2 in Europe
23 in total
|Anita Baker concert chronology|
The Giving You the Best Tour was a world concert tour in 1988 by American recording artist Anita Baker. Following the release of her multi-platinum selling album, Giving You the Best That I Got, Baker toured in support of the album’s release. The tour kicked-off on September 10, in Boston, MA with dates scheduled in North America, Europe, and additional dates added for a North American second leg outing. Selected dates included a co-headlining outing with R&B singer Luther Vandross, in October, November and December. Baker’s itinerary included four-consecutive dates in various cities in the USA, which included New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles.
- "Sweet Love"
- "Been So Long"
- "No One in the World"
- "Same Ole Love (365 Days of Year)"
- "Good Love"
- "I’m The One" (performed by Perri Sisters)
- "Lead Me Into Love"
- "Watch Your Step"
- "God Bless the Child"2
- "Another Part of Me"
- "No More Tears"2
- "Just Because"
- "Good Enough"2
- "You Bring Me Joy"
- "Caught Up in the Rapture"
1 performed only on selected dates in North America.
2 only performed at selected dates in Europe and North America.
- Musical Director/Guitar: Ray Fuller
- Keyboards: Darnell Smith
- Drums: Rayford Griffin
- Bass: Sekou Bunch
- Percussions: Bill Summers
- Saxophone: Everette Harp
- Keyboards: Dean Wyatt
- Background vocals: Perri Sisters (Lori, Darlene, Carol, Sharon), Gina Taylor
|North America—Leg 1|
|September 10, 1988||Boston||United States||Boston Common|
|September 11, 1988|
|September 22, 1988||Pittsburgh||Syria Mosque Theater|
|October 1, 1988||Philadelphia||The Spectrum|
|October 2, 1988|
|October 4, 1988||New York City||Madison Square Garden|
|October 5, 1988|
|October 6, 1988|
|October 9, 1988|
|October 21, 1988||London||United Kingdom||Wembley Arena|
|October 22, 1988|
|October 24, 1988|
|North America—Leg 2|
|November 2, 1988||Detroit||United States||Joe Louis Arena|
|November 5, 1988||Charlotte||Charlotte Coliseum|
|November 25, 1988||San Diego||San Diego Sports Arena|
|November 27, 1988||Oakland||Oakland Coliseum Arena|
|November 28, 1988|
|December 1, 1988||Los Angeles||Los Angeles Sports Arena|
|December 2, 1988|
|December 3, 1988|
|December 5, 1988|
|December 10, 1988||Cincinnati||Riverfront Coliseum|
|December 16, 1988||Hartford||Hartford Civic Center|
|December 27, 1988||Rosemont||Rosemont Horizon|
|December 28, 1988|
|December 29, 1988|
|December 31, 1988|
- Not all Europe and North America dates in 1988 and 1989 are listed.
- Baker shared a co-headlining tour with singer Luther Vandross, only on selected dates in October, November and December. Concert promotional dates was billed as, The Heat: Luther & Anita Tour.
Broadcast and recordings
- Baker’s concert on October 21, 1988 in London at the Wembley Arena was broadcast live on BBC Radio London.
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- Review; Songs of love by Vandross and Baker.www.nytimes.com
- Anita Baker at London's Wembley Arena.www.songkick.com
- Vocalist Anita Baker will give San Diego jazz fans 'The Best That I Got'.articles.latimes.com
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- Luther Vandross on tour with sizable shadow.www.articles.latimes.com
- Anita Baker steals the show from Luther Vandross.www.articles.latimes.com
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