List of Christina Aguilera concert tours

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Aguilera performed "Dirrty" during the Back to Basics Tour at The Point Theatre in Dublin, Ireland (November 21, 2006).

American recording artist Christina Aguilera has embarked on four concert tours, three of which have been worldwide. Her debut tour, Christina Aguilera in Concert was held in North America in 2000,[1] and later it was extended to South America and Asia in 2001.[2] During the promotion of her fourth studio album Stripped in 2003, Aguilera toured with Justin Timberlake in North America with the Justified and Stripped Tour in 45 dates. The tour was the sixteenth highest-grossing tour of the year, with $30 million grossed.[3] In late 2003, Aguilera continued to tour alone without Timberlakes' act in Europe, Japan and Australia.[4][5] Aguilera was expected to return to North America in the summer of 2004, however, 29 dates were canceled due to Aguilera's vocal cord injuries.[6]

In 2006, Aguilera's fourth concert tour Back to Basics Tour was held in support of her fifth studio album Back to Basics (2006). The tour grossed over $48.2 million,[7] with $48.1 million in 2007 alone, becoming the highest-grossing tour of the year by a female artist.[8] In 2010, Aguilera planned to tour in the summer to promote her sixth studio album Bionic, but her management team revealed that the tour was postponed due to Aguilera's promotion for her first feature film, Burlesque (2010).[9] Aguilera reported that she would reschedule the tour in 2011,[10] although these plans never materialized.

Concert tours[edit]

Year Title Duration Number of
performances
2000–01 Christina Aguilera in Concert May 19, 2000 – February 1, 2001
81
Christina Aguilera in Concert was Aguilera's first tour. It was held in support of her two first studio albums, Christina Aguilera and Mi Reflejo. It visited North America in 2000, beginning on May 19, 2000.[11] In 2001, the tour was extended to Latin America,[12] South America,[2] and Asia.[13] Critics were mostly positive toward the tour, who praised its set list and Aguilera's vocals.[14] An accompanying DVD was released in December 1999, entitled Genie Gets Her Wish.[15]
2003 Justified and Stripped Tour June 4, 2003 – September 2, 2003
45
Aguilera's first co-headlining tour with Justin Timberlake, in support of Aguilera's fourth studio album Stripped and Timberlake's debut studio album Justified. The tour took 45 dates[16] and featured opening acts from The Black Eyed Peas.[17] Critical response to the Justified and Stripped Tour was mixed, some of whom criticized Aguilera's persona as "uncertain", while the others praised her sex appeal.[18] Several tour dates were cancelled due to technical problems.[19] It garnered more than $30 million in 2003, becoming the sixteenth highest-grossing tour and the third most successful co-headlining tour of the year.[3]
2003 The Stripped Tour September 22, 2003 – December 17, 2003
37
In late 2003, Aguilera went on tour alone to support Stripped without Timberlake's part, entitled The Stripped Tour. Acting as a continuation to the Justified and Stripped Tour, The Stripped Tour visited Europe,[4] Australia,[5] and Japan.[20] It also garnered mixed reviews from critics.[21] In 2004, Aguilera was expected to return to North America, however 29 tour dates were cancelled at the last minute due to Aguilera's vocal cord injuries.[6] The DVD release Stripped Live in the U.K. was released in 2004, featuring scenes of the tour at Wembley Arena in London.[22]
2006–08 Back to Basics Tour November 17, 2006 – October 24, 2008
81

On November 17, 2006, Aguilera started the Back to Basics Tour to promote her third studio album Back to Basics (2006). It visited Europe,[23] North America,[24] Asia,[25] and Australia.[26] The tour was met with mainly positive feedback, with The Independent and The Korea Times praised the show's accompaniment with old-school styled materials.[27][28] The Back to Basics Tour grossed $48.1 million in 2007, becoming the highest-grossing tour by a female artist of the year.[8] Combined, the tour garnered $48.2 million in 2007 alone, becoming one of the most successful tours by a female throughout the 2000s decade.[7] The show in Adelaide, Australia was recorded in the video release Back to Basics: Live and Down Under, which was premiered on January 26, 2008 on VH1.[29]

Cancelled tours[edit]

Year Title Duration Number of
performances
2010 The Bionic Tour July 15, 2010 – August 19, 2010 (planned)
20

On May 10, 2010, Aguilera announced The Bionic Tour to promote her sixth studio album, Bionic.[30] However, on May 25, Aguilera said she felt that she needed more time to focus on her first feature film Burlesque, thus cancelling the tour.[9] Aguilera reported that the tour would be postponed until 2011, however it was never done.[9] Meanwhile, media outlets believed that the actual reason for the cancellation was the low tickets sales.[7][9][31]

Notable live performances[edit]

Date Event City Performed song(s)
August 1, 1999 1999 Teen Choice Awards Barker Hangar, Santa Monica "Genie in a Bottle"[32]
January 17, 2000 American Music Awards of 2000 New York City "I Turn to You"/"What a Girl Wants"[33]
September 7, 2000 2000 MTV Video Music Awards New York City "Genie in a Bottle"/"Come on Over Baby (All I Want Is You)"/"Livin' It Up"(featuring Fred Durst)[34]
February 21, 2001 43rd Annual Grammy Awards Los Angeles "Pero Me Acuerdo de Ti", "Falsas Esperanzas"[35]
November 14, 2002 2002 MTV Europe Music Awards Barcelona "Dirrty"[36]
December 15, 2002 2002 VH1 Awards "Dirrty"[37]
January 13, 2003 American Music Awards of 2003 "Beautiful"/"Impossible"[38]
August 28, 2003 2003 MTV Video Music Awards New York City "Like a Virgin"/"Hollywood"/"Work It" (with Madonna, Britney Spears and Missy Elliott)[39]
"Dirrty"/"Fighter"(featuring Redman and Dave Navarro)[40]
February 8, 2004 46th Annual Grammy Awards Los Angeles "Beautiful"[41]
June 8, 2006 2006 MTV Movie Awards Culver City, California "Ain't No Other Man"[42]
August 31, 2006 2006 MTV Video Music Awards New York City "Hurt"[43]
January 20, 2007 2007 NRJ Music Awards Cannes "Ain't No Other Man"[44]
February 11, 2007 49th Annual Grammy Awards Los Angeles "It's a Man's Man's Man's World"[45]
February 18, 2007 2007 NBA All-Star Game Las Vegas "Ain't No Other Man", "Candyman"[46]
June 1, 2007 Muz-TV Awards Moscow "Fighter", "Ain't No Other Man", "Hurt", "Candyman"[47]
September 7, 2008 2008 MTV Video Music Awards Los Angeles "Genie 2.0"/"Keeps Gettin' Better"[48]
September 7, 2008 American Music Awards of 2008 Los Angeles "Beautiful", "Keeps Gettin' Better", "Genie in a Bottle", "Dirrty", "Ain't No Other Man", "Fighter"[49]
January 23, 2010 Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief Los Angeles "Lift Me Up"[50]
May 7, 2010 The Oprah Winfrey Show Chicago "Not Myself Tonight"[51]
June 6, 2010 2010 MTV Movie Awards Los Angeles "Bionic/Not Myself Tonight/Woohoo"[52]
November 21, 2010 American Music Awards of 2010 Los Angeles "Express"[53]
November 18, 2012 American Music Awards of 2012 Los Angeles "Lotus Intro"
"Army of Me"
"Let There Be Love"
"Don't Stop The Party"
"Feel This Moment(With.Pitbull)"[54]
January 9, 2013 39th People's Choice Awards Los Angeles "Blank Page"[55]
November 28, 2013 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Burbank, California "Candyman"[56]
November 24, 2013 American Music Awards of 2013 Los Angeles "Say Something"(with. A Great Big World)[57]

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Bibliography[edit]

  • Dominguez, Pier (2003). Christina Aguilera: A Star is Made – The Unauthorized Biography. Amber Publishing Communications. ISBN 978-0-970-222-459. 

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