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 & 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]
2006–07 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mancini, Robert (May 18, 2000). "Aguilera Beefs Up Tour". MTV News. MTV Networks. Retrieved October 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Moss, Corey (January 19, 2001). "Christina, Oasis Playing Caracas Pop Festival". MTV News. MTV Networks. Retrieved October 3, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Top 25 Tours". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media) 115 (52): 23. December 27, 2003. Retrieved August 16, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Christina Aguilera Plans European Tour". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Archived from the original on October 2, 2013. Retrieved October 3, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Christina Extends Her Oz Tour!". Take 40 Australia. MCM Entertainment. September 18, 2003. Archived from the original on September 21, 2013. Retrieved October 3, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Susman, Gary (April 30, 2004). "Stripped". Entertainment Weekly. Time Warner. Retrieved October 3, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c Peoples, Glenn (January 2, 2013). "Business Matters: How Much Will Irving Azoff Be Missed on Live Nation's Bottom Line?". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original on March 15, 2013. Retrieved October 2, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b Waddell, Ray (December 13, 2007). "The Police Score Top-Grossing Tour Of '07". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Archived from the original on June 3, 2013. Retrieved October 2, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b c d Sisario, Ben (May 24, 2010). "Christina Aguilera Postpones Tour". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved October 4, 2013. 
  10. ^ Kreps, Daniel (May 25, 2010). "Christina Aguilera Delays 20 Date Summer Tour for New LP 'Bionic'". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Archived from the original on February 3, 2013. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  11. ^ Basham, David. "Aguilera To Play Prom In August, Georgia". MTV News. MTV Networks. Retrieved October 3, 2013. 
  12. ^ Cazares, David (22 December 2000). "Cuba's Delgado Back In Sobe". South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Florida: Tribune Company). p. 34. 
  13. ^ "Christina Live in Japan". Chirstina Aguilera's official website. February 2001. Archived from the original on March 30, 2001. Retrieved October 3, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Critics go for Christina's blonde ambition". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Block Communications. August 25, 2000. Retrieved October 3, 2013. 
  15. ^ Phares, Heather. "Genie Gets Her Wish – Christina Aguilera: Overview". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 26, 2013. 
  16. ^ J. Downey, Ryan (February 21, 2003). "Justin Timberlake/ Christina Aguilera Tour Dates Announced". MTV News. MTV Networks. Retrieved September 21, 2013. 
  17. ^ Hall, Rashaun (June 28, 2003). "Black Eyed Peas Get Some 'Love'". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media) 115 (26): 13. Retrieved August 18, 2013. 
  18. ^ M. Silverman, Stephen (June 19, 2003). "Critics Dump on Justin and Christina". People (Time Warner). Retrieved September 21, 2013. 
  19. ^ Vineyard, Jennifer (August 11, 2003). "Justin And Christina's Tour Stripped Of Lights, Cameras, Action Due To Accident". MTV News. MTV Networks. Retrieved October 3, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Christina Aguilera news". Christina Aguilera's official website. September 18, 2003. Archived from the original on September 18, 2003. Retrieved October 4, 2013. 
  21. ^ Cheal, David (October 27, 2003). "Long on spectacle but short on heart". The Daily Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group. Retrieved October 3, 2013. 
  22. ^ "Billboard Bits: Aguilera, Goldiggez, Bradley". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved October 3, 2013. 
  23. ^ Vineyard, Jennifer (September 11, 2006). "Christina Aguilera Reveals European Tour — Next Up, U.S. Clubs". MTV News. MTV Networks. Retrieved July 23, 2013. 
  24. ^ Vineyard, Jenifer (October 12, 2006). "Christina Aguilera's Heading Back On Tour For 41 North American Dates". MTV News. MTV Networks. Retrieved April 23, 2013. 
  25. ^ "Celcom Malaysia Flags Off Christina Aguilera in Singapore". HardwareZone. Singapore Press Holdings. July 4, 2007. Retrieved October 4, 2013. 
  26. ^ "Christina To Tour!". Take 40 Australia. MCM Entertainment. April 16, 2007. Retrieved July 23, 2013. 
  27. ^ Walsh, Ben (December 17, 2006). "Christina Aguilera, Wembley Arena, London". The Independent. Independent Print Limited. Retrieved October 4, 2013. 
  28. ^ Garcia, Cathy (June 25, 2007). "Christina Aguilera Shows Off Impressive Vocals". The Korea Times. Johnlloyd Colina. Retrieved October 4, 2013. 
  29. ^ Maynard, John (January 26, 2008). "Highlights". The Washington Post (Katharine Weymouth). Retrieved July 22, 2013. 
  30. ^ J. Prince, David (May 10, 2010). "Christina Aguilera Announces 'Bionic' Summer Tour Date". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 4, 2013. 
  31. ^ Gray, Chris (May 25, 2010). "Why Did Christina Aguilera Really Postpone Her Tour?". Houston Press. Voice Media Group. Archived from the original on May 28, 2010. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 

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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