Kiss My Brass

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Kiss My Brass
Kiss My Brass.jpg
Tour by Bette Midler
Location USA
Canada
Start date 10 December 2003
End date 12 December 2004
Legs 2
Shows 77
Bette Midler concert chronology
The Divine Miss Millennium Tour
(1999-2000)
Kiss My Brass
(2003-2004)
Kiss My Brass Down Under (2005)

Bette Midler hit the road for the first time in four years with her 2003–2004 Kiss My Brass concert tour. The first leg of the tour kicked off on December 10 in Chicago, Illinois and went through the middle of February. The tour hit the top 40 cities across the U.S. with one stop in Toronto, Ontario. The first leg of the tour ended in Atlantic City, New Jersey and the second leg of the tour began in Manchester, New Hampshire and ended in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

On the tour, she performed well-known hits and characters, as well as selected songs from her release, Bette Midler Sings the Rosemary Clooney Songbook.[1]

Cast and Personnel[edit]

Cast[edit]

Musicians[edit]

  • Bette Sussman – Musical director, piano
  • Irwin Fisch – Synthesizers, keyboards
  • Sonny Emory – Drums
  • Lenny Castro – Percussion
  • John Harrington – Guitar
  • Mike Miller – Guitar
  • Zev Katz – Bass
  • Kyra Da Costa – Vocals
  • Kamilah Martin – Vocals
  • Jordan Ballard – Vocals
  • Nicolette Hart – Vocals
  • Eric Wangensteen – Trumpet
  • Scott Steen – Trumpet
  • Andrew Lippman – Trombone
  • Mando Dorame – Tenor saxophone
  • Jim Jedeikin – Baritone saxophone, alto saxophone, clarinet, flute

Setlist[edit]

The setlist varied from city to city. Some songs and bits were dropped and/or added in different cities, but the general setlist was as follows:

Act 1[edit]

  • Kiss My Brass/Big Noise from Winnetka
  • Opening Monologue
  • Stuff Like That There
  • Skylark
  • Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
  • Judge Judy Skit
  • I'm Sorry
  • Nobody Else But You
  • Friends
  • Tenderly
  • Chapel of Love
  • That's How Heartaches are Made
  • I Think It's Going to Rain Today
  • When a Man Loves a Woman
  • Walk Right In / Soph
  • Shiver Me Timbers

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Act 2[edit]

Delores Delago: Fishtails Over Broadway

Tour dates[edit]

First leg[edit]

Tour Dates Venues Locations
December 10, 2003 United Center Chicago, Illinois
December 13, 2003 Nationwide Arena Columbus, Ohio
December 15, 2003 Savvis Center St. Louis, Missouri
December 17, 2003 Bradley Center Milwaukee, Wisconsin
December 19, 2003 Xcel Energy Center St. Paul, Minnesota
December 27, 2003 Wachovia Arena Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
December 29, 2003 Giant Center Hershey, Pennsylvania
December 31, 2003 Mohegan Sun Uncasville, Connecticut
January 1, 2004 Mohegan Sun Uncasville, Connecticut
January 3, 2004 Nassau Coliseum Uniondale, New York
January 5, 2004 Gund Arena Cleveland, Ohio
January 8, 2004 Mellon Arena Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
January 10, 2004 Palace of Auburn Hills Detroit, Michigan
January 12, 2004 Air Canada Centre Toronto, Ontario
January 15, 2004 Wachovia Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
January 17, 2004 Madison Square Garden New York, New York
January 18, 2004 Madison Square Garden New York, New York
January 20, 2004 Fleet Center Boston, Massachusetts
January 23, 2004 MCI Center Washington, D.C.
January 25, 2004 Philips Arena Atlanta, Georgia
January 29, 2004 American Airlines Center Dallas, Texas
January 31, 2004 Pepsi Center Denver, Colorado
February 3, 2004 KeyArena Seattle, Washington
February 4, 2004 Rose Garden Portland, Oregon
February 7, 2004 HP Pavilion at San Jose San Jose, California
February 10, 2004 Oakland Coliseum Oakland, California
February 12, 2004 Glendale Arena Phoenix, Arizona
February 14, 2004 MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, Nevada
February 15, 2004 MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, Nevada
February 18, 2004 San Diego Sports Arena San Diego, California
February 20, 2004 Lawlor Events Center Reno, Nevada
February 22, 2004 Arrowhead Pond Anaheim, California
February 24, 2004 Staples Center Los Angeles, California
February 28, 2004 Office Depot Center Sunrise, Florida
February 29, 2004 Office Depot Center Sunrise, Florida
March 2, 2004 St. Pete Times Forum Tampa, Florida
March 4, 2004 Colonial Center Columbia, South Carolina
March 6, 2004 Hampton Coliseum Hampton, Virginia
March 9, 2004 HSBC Arena Buffalo, New York
March 11, 2004 Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, Michigan
March 13, 2004 Continental Airlines Arena East Rutherford, New Jersey
March 15, 2004 Fleet Center Boston, Massachusetts
March 17, 2004 Pepsi Arena Albany, New York
March 20, 2004 Boardwalk Hall Atlantic City, New Jersey

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Second leg[edit]

Tour Dates Venues Locations
September 30, 2004 Verizon Wireless Arena Manchester, New Hampshire
October 2, 2004 Mohegan Sun Uncasville, Connecticut
October 5, 2004 Blue Cross Arena Rochester, New York
October 7, 2004 Pepsi Arena Albany, New York
October 9, 2004 Boardwalk Hall Atlantic City, New Jersey
October 11, 2004 1st Mariner Arena Baltimore, Maryland
October 13, 2004 Radio City Music Hall New York, New York
October 14, 2004 Radio City Music Hall New York, New York
October 16, 2004 Radio City Music Hall New York, New York
October 17, 2004 Radio City Music Hall New York, New York
October 19, 2004 Dunkin' Donuts Center Providence, Rhode Island
October 21, 2004 Richmond Coliseum Richmond, Virginia
October 28, 2004 Arena at Gwinnett Center Atlanta, Georgia
October 30, 2004 American Airlines Arena Miami, Florida
November 1, 2004 RBC Center Raleigh, North Carolina
November 3, 2004 Wachovia Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
November 5, 2004 Palace of Auburn Hills Detroit, Michigan
November 6, 2004 United Center Chicago, Illinois
November 8, 2004 Mark of the Quad Cities Moline, Illinois
November 10, 2004 Qwest Center Omaha, Nebraska
November 12, 2004 Ford Center Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
November 14, 2004 SBC Center San Antonio, Texas
November 16, 2004 Nokia Theatre Grand Prairie, Texas
November 19, 2004 Toyota Center Houston, Texas
November 21, 2004 New Orleans Arena New Orleans, Louisiana
November 26, 2004 MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, Nevada
November 27, 2004 America West Arena Phoenix, Arizona
November 30, 2004 Arrowhead Pond Anaheim, California
December 2, 2004 ARCO Arena Sacramento, California
December 4, 2004 HP Pavilion San Jose, California
December 7, 2004 Everett Events Center Everett, Washington
December 10, 2004 Alerus Center Grand Forks, North Dakota
December 12, 2004 Target Center Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Box office score data[edit]

Venue City Tickets Sold / Available Gross Revenue
Savvis Center St. Louis 9,931/13,147 (75,5%) $686,670[5]
Giant Center Hershey 8,782/8,782 (100%) $678,570[5]
Bradley Center Milwaukee 9,407/13,715 (68,6%) $568,885[5]
Wachovia Arena Wilkes-Barre 8,146/8,146 (100%) $562,701[5]
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Uniondale 11,582/11,848 (97%) $1,415,221[6]
Gund Arena Cleveland 12,420/14,723 (84%) $1,094,990[6]
Wachovia Center Philadelphia 13,041/13,041 (100%) $1,329,078[7]
Palace of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills 11,964/15,064 (79%) $1,068,172[7]
Air Canada Centre Toronto 12,673/15,001 (84%) $973,333[7]
Madison Square Garden Nueva York 25,770/27,240 (95%) $3,161,410[8]
Fleet Center Boston 12,396/12,396 (100%) $1,486,476[8]
MCI Center Washington 11,965/14,608 (82%) $1,370,900[8]
American Airlines Center Dallas 13,147/13,147 (100%) $991,935[9]
Philips Arena Atlanta 11,303/12,757 (87%) $965,079[9]
KeyArena Seattle 10,519/11,297 (93%) $996,328[10]
Pepsi Center Denver 9,901/12,333 (80%) $870,309[10]
Rose Garden Portland 9,478/13,083 (72%) $752,874[10]
HP Pavilion San Jose 11,415/11,888 (96%) $1,106,312[11]
Glendale Arena Glendale 12,494/13,101 (95%) $987,124[11]
Oakland Arena Oakland 7,825/11,365 (69%) $882,764[11]
MGM Grand Garden Las Vegas 11,122/12,645 (88%) $1,977,356[12]
Lawlor Events Center Reno 5,938/8,506 (70%) $736,976[12]
San Diego Sports Arena San Diego 6,748/9,944 (68%) $667,439[12]
Staples Center Los Angeles 11,728/12,771 (92%) $1,243,892[13]
Arrowhead Pond Anaheim 10,092/11,551 (87%) $1,206,920[13]
Office Depot Center Sunrise 20,185/31,160 (65%) $2,050,247[14]
St. Pete Times Forum Tampa 9,783/12,816 (76%) $939,902[15]
Fleet Center Boston 9,832/13,354 (74%) $1,155,641[16]
Continental Airlines Arena East Rutherford 12,858/13,854 (93%) $983,900[16]
HSBC Arena Buffalo 10,041/12,808 (78%) $715,173[16]
Hampton Coliseum Hampton 8,048/8,407 (96%) $698,180[16]
Boardwalk Hall Atlantic City 11,635/11,635 (100%) $1,396,940[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bootleg Betty: New Tour Updates Page". Bootleg Betty. Retrieved 2008-07-15. 
  2. ^ Bette Midler: Kiss My Brass Tour (2003-2004)
  3. ^ BootLeg Betty Music Reviews
  4. ^ BootLeg Betty Music Reviews
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