My New Orleans Tour

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My New Orleans Tour
My New Orleans Tour 2007.jpg
Concert poster, April 5 at The Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota, as part of the My New Orleans Tour
Tour by Harry Connick, Jr.
Start date February 23, 2007
End date March 20, 2008
Legs 4
Shows 74 in North America
17 in Europe
10 in South East Asia
5 in Australia
106 in Total
Harry Connick, Jr. concert chronology
My New Orleans Tour
(2007-2008)
A Holiday Celebration Tour
(2008)

The My New Orleans Tour was a 2007 concert tour by American singer, pianist, and actor Harry Connick, Jr. backed by his big band. The tour promoted his albums Oh, My NOLA (My New Orleans) and Chanson du Vieux Carré. The first concert of the tour was on February 23, 2007 at the Mizner Park Amphitheatre in Boca Raton, Florida. The first part of the tour took place in the USA and Canada. The second part of the tour was in Europe,[1] and in 2008 the tour came to Asia and Australia.

One of the dates was the closing act at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, on May 6, 2007. Connick was also supposed to be part of a concert with clarinetist Alvin Batiste at the same festival, called "Marsalis Music honors Alvin Batiste & Bob French". However, Batiste died of an apparent heart attack only hours before he was to perform. The concert, that also included Branford Marsalis and Bob French, went on as planned, in memory of Alvin Batiste.[2]

At the Montreal Jazz Festival, on June 30, 2007, Connick received the Ella Fitzgerald Award, "in recognition of the versatility, improvisational originality and quality of repertoire of a jazz singer renowned on the international scene."[3]

For the March 9, 2008 concert in Shanghai, China, an old set list had mistakenly been given to Chinese authorities when applying for permits to play in China. An hour before the concert, authorities showed up, and the old set list was found to contain songs that were considered inappropriate to perform, and a number of "safe" songs were added. Connick & co. revised the set list with current songs, but did not get approval. Connick's big band did not have the charts for the permitted songs on the old set list, so they often remained quiet through the concert. Connick issued a statement four days later, saying "Due to circumstances beyond my control, I was not able to give my fans in China the show I intended." The issue that China had with Connick's setlist, was likely to stem from a March 2 concert with Björk, who dedicated a song to Tibet at the end of her performance.[4][5] (See Björk: "Declare Independence" live dedications)

Personnel[edit]

Band[edit]

[1]

Band member Dion Tucker proposed to his girlfriend, on stage during the concert on April 21, 2007, in Radio City Music Hall, in New York, New York.[2]

Setlist (incomplete)[edit]

There are variations from concert to concert, and also a number of songs not named here, have been performed.

Songs performed most regularly, or quite often

Harry Connick Jr at the Johnny Mercer Theater, Savannah, Georgia February 27, 2007. (Lucien Barbarin and Harry Connick Jr to the left, Mark Braud to the right.)

Other performed songs (1 or several times)

Tour dates[edit]

Date[6][7] City Country Venue
North America
February 23, 2007 Boca Raton United States Mizner Park Amphitheatre
February 24, 2007 Clearwater Ruth Eckerd Hall
February 25, 2007 Miami Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts - Knight Concert Hall
February 26, 2007 Orlando Bob Carr Performing Arts Center
February 27, 2007 Savannah Johnny Mercer Theater
March 1, 2007 Ashville Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
March 2, 2007 North Charleston N. Charleston Performing Arts Center
March 3, 2007 Columbia Township Auditorium
March 4, 2007 Charlotte Ovens Auditorium
March 7, 2007 Atlanta Fox Theatre
March 8, 2007 Huntsville Von Braun Center Concert Hall
March 9, 2007 Birmingham BJCC Concert Hall
March 10, 2007 Knoxville Civic Auditorium
March 11, 2007 Louisville Palace Theatre
March 13, 2007 Nashville Tennessee PAC - Andrew Jackson Hall
March 14, 2007 Indianapolis Murat Theatre
March 15, 2007 Chicago Chicago Theatre
March 16, 2007
March 17, 2007 St. Louis Fox Theatre
April 4, 2007 Ames Stephens Auditorium
April 5, 2007 Minneapolis The Orpheum Theatre
April 6, 2007 Milwaukee Milwaukee Theatre
April 7, 2007 South Bend Morris PAC
April 9, 2007 Cleveland State Theatre
April 11, 2007 Pittsburgh Benedum Center
April 12, 2007 Toledo Stranahan Theatre
April 13, 2007 Buffalo Shea's PAC
April 14, 2007 Toronto Canada The Hummingbird Centre
April 15, 2007 London John Labatt Centre
April 19, 2007 Providence United States Providence Performing Arts Center
April 20, 2007 Atlantic City Borgata Event Center
April 21, 2007 New York City Radio City Music Hall
April 22, 2007 Rochester Auditorium Theatre
April 23, 2007 Schenectady Proctors Theatre
April 25, 2007 Boston Wang Theatre at Citi PAC
April 26, 2007 Syracuse Landmark Theatre
April 27, 2007 Wallingford Chevy Theatre
Apr 28, 2007 Baltimore Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
May 6, 2007 New Orleans New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
May 8, 2007 San Antonio Majestic Theatre
May 10, 2007 Austin Bass Performing Arts Center
May 11, 2007 The Woodlands Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
May 12, 2007 Grand Prairie Nokia Theatre
May 14, 2007 Albuquerque Sandia Casino
May 15, 2007 Phoenix Dodge Theatre
May 17, 2007 San Diego Bayside Amphitheatre
May 18, 2007 Los Angeles Greek Theatre
May 19, 2007 Palm Desert McCallum Theatre
May 20, 2007 Santa Barbara Arlington Theater
May 22, 2007 Fresno William Saroyan Theatre
May 23, 2007 Bakersfield Rabobank Arena
May 24, 2007 San Francisco Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall
May 25, 2007 San Jose San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
May 26, 2007 Sonoma Sonoma Jazz Festival
May 27, 2007 Reno Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
May 29, 2007 Spokane INB Performing Arts Center
May 30, 2007 Eugene Hult Center for the Performing Arts
June 1, 2007 Portland Arlene Schnitzer Hall
June 2, 2007 Seattle Chateau Ste. Michelle
June 3, 2007 Vancouver Canada Vancouver Centre for Performing Arts
June 5, 2007 Nampa United States Idaho Center
June 6, 2007 Salt Lake City Abravanel Hall
June 7, 2007 Morrison Red Rocks Amphitheatre
June 15, 2007 Mashantucket Fox Theatre at Foxwoods Casino
June 17, 2007 Philadelphia Kimmel Center - Verizon Hall
June 19, 2007[8] Ottawa Canada Scotiabank Place
June 21, 2007 Vienna United States Wolf Trap
June 22, 2007 Cary Koka Booth Amphitheater
June 23, 2007 Greenville Peace Center
June 24, 2007 Atlanta Chastain Park Amphitheater
June 25, 2007
June 27, 2007 Reading Sovereign PAC
June 28, 2007 Wilmington The Grand Opera House
June 30, 2007 Montreal Canada Place des Arts/Montreal Jazz Festival
Europe
October 24, 2007 Berlin Germany Schillertheatre
October 25, 2007 Hamburg Laeiszhalle Cancelled
October 26, 2007 Copenhagen Denmark Falkoner Theatre
October 28, 2007[6] The Hague Netherlands World Forum
October 29, 2007[6] Antwerp Belgium Queen Elizabeth Hall
October 30, 2007[9] Paris France Le Grand Rex
October 31, 2007
November 3, 2007[6] London England Royal Albert Hall
November 5, 2007 Madrid Spain Teatro Circo
November 6, 2007 Málaga Teatro Cervantes
November 7, 2007 Zaragoza Sala Multiusos
November 10, 2007 Barcelona Palau de la Música
November 13, 2007[10] Dublin Ireland RDS Main Hall
November 14, 2007[10] Belfast Northern Ireland Waterfront Hall
November 16, 2007[6] Glasgow Scotland Clyde Auditorium
November 17, 2007[6] Birmingham England Birmingham Symphony Hall
November 18, 2007[6]
Asia
March 3, 2008 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Petronas Filharmonik Hall
March 4, 2008
March 5, 2008[11]
March 7, 2008[12] Singapore Singapore Mosaic Music Festival
March 9, 2008[13] Shanghai China Changning Arena
March 11, 2008 Beijing Expo Theatre
March 13, 2008[14] Seoul South Korea Sejong Center for the Performing Arts
March 15, 2008[13] Manila Philippines Philippine International Convention Center
March 17, 2008 Bangkok Thailand Central World Convention Center
March 19, 2008[15] Hong Kong China Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
Australia
March 23, 2008[16] Sydney Australia Sydney Opera House
March 26, 2008 St Kilda Palais Theatre
March 27, 2008
March 28, 2008 Canberra Royal Theatre
March 30, 2008 Perth Kings Park

References[edit]

  1. ^ Connor, Eric (June 18, 2007). "Connick brings it home". The Greenville News. Retrieved 2007-06-22. 
  2. ^ Foster, Mary (May 2007). "New Orleans clarinetist Batiste dies". USA Today. Retrieved 2007-12-31. 
  3. ^ Montreal Jazz Festival Awards Recipients
  4. ^ "China Cracks Down on Connick?!". E!News. March 2008. 
  5. ^ "Connick Jr. concert restricted by China". NewsChannel 9 WSYR. 13 March 2008. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g "Harry Connick, Jr.'s tour information". Harry Connick, Jr. official site. 2007. 
  7. ^ "Tour". Harry Connick, Jr. official site on Sony BMG. 2007. 
  8. ^ "Harry Connick, Jr. and his Big Band Concert Rescheduled to June 19". CCNMatthews. 2007. 
  9. ^ "Harry Connick, Jr. le 30 octobre 2007 - Paris - Le Rex". sazikadonf.com. June 27, 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-27. 
  10. ^ a b "Harry Connick Jr. announces Irish dates". Hotpress. June 22, 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-22. 
  11. ^ "Harry Connick Jr returns". New Straits Times Online. January 5, 2008. Archived from the original ([DEAD LINK] – 5, 2008&AS_YHI=JANUARY 5, 2008&BTNG=SEARCH SCHOLAR SEARCH) on January 10, 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-06. 
  12. ^ "Feast of music". The Star Online eCentral. December 31, 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-31. 
  13. ^ a b "Tours". Marsalis Music. Archived from the original on December 7, 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-07. 
  14. ^ Ah-young, Chung (January 7, 2008). "Harry Connick to Go on Stage". The Korea Times. Archived from the original on 2008-01-18. Retrieved 2008-01-07. 
  15. ^ "Harry Connick Jr. Live in Hong Kong". Hong Kong Entertainment Nightlife Clubbing Music Guide. January 7, 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-07. 
  16. ^ "Harry Connick Jr announces Australian tour!". Access All Areas.net.au. January 29, 2008. Archived from the original on January 30, 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-29. 

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