Neon Lights Tour
|The Neon Lights Tour|
|Tour by Demi Lovato|
|Location||North America, South America|
|Start date||February 9, 2014|
|End date||May 17, 2014|
|Shows||33 in North America
11 in South America
44 in Total
|Demi Lovato tour chronology|
The Neon Lights Tour is the third headlining concert tour by Demi Lovato, in support of her fourth studio album Demi (2013). The first leg of tour began in North America on February 9, 2014, in Vancouver at Rogers Arena and will end on March 30, 2014, in Indianapolis at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The second leg of the tour will take place in South America and Mexico, starting on April 23, 2014, in São Paulo, Brazil, at Credicard Hall and end on May 17, 2014, in Monterrey, Mexico at Arena Monterrey.
Background & development
On September 27, 2013, a video was published on Lovato's Facebook page with the words "Neon Lights" formed out of neon lights and at the end, it said: "Sunday 6PM EDT". On the following Sunday, the Neon Lights Tour was announced along with the dates. The tour is named after the third single from the album DEMI, "Neon Lights". Fifth Harmony, Little Mix, and Cher Lloyd will be featured as opening acts. Tickets have been on sale since October 5, 2013. During the season finale of The X Factor 2013, Lovato announced her plans to leave the show, instead endeavoring to focus on music and touring for 2014. When asked about her plans for the tour, Lovato stated "You can expect a show that I've never put on before, I'm really excited. Other shows I've had have been all about the music, but this time I want it to be about girl empowerment, I want it to be a huge party that everyone has fun at and leaves with an incredible experience." In the same interview, she teased about a possible cover collaboration on the tour with the girls of Fifth Harmony of Spice Girls hit single Wannabe. Upon another interview Demi stated she had been working with longtime friend Nick Jonas on the show, stating "He's helping create the show for my tour next year, today we were talking about designs and music and how we can really make my show incredible and like nothing I've done.
On February 4 2014, it was announced that Nick Jonas would be working as the Musical and Creative Director for the tour. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Nick stated "I'm overseeing video content, wardrobe, lighting, and staging, and then I'm extending into the musical side of things, which includes creating the arrangements for the songs. I'm building what Demi wanted, which is a show without stops and starts. Demi and I have the same manager, so I was immediately excited when I was offered the position. The relationship that Demi and I had over eight years really gives me the insight into how to best communicate with her and her team."I've been in rehearsals with the band for the last two weeks. The biggest challenge has been just trying to rethink some of the music and see how we could compliment it with lights and video. I sat down with the band and said to them, 'You need to step into this like it's a new gig. None of these arrangements are going to sound like the originals, so you need to have an open mind.'"
Prior to kicking off the tour, Lovato released a teaser video on her Youtube channel displaying video content that would be used during the show. In an interview with MTV, Nick Jonas stated "there's a lot of exclusive content for this tour. Demi came to the whole team just on the creative side — both video and music, and she said, 'I want to give fans something special for every bit of the show.'" Lovato went on to comment that one of her inspirations for the tour was Beyoncé, stating "I was also really inspired by Beyoncé, who had a music video for every single song on the album. Some of these I had music video ideas for a while and..... I'm excited for people to see it." In the same interview, both Nick and Demi went on to describe the 're-imagining' of Lovato's older songs, saying they went online to see what her fans wanted to hear, and what Demi had played on her last two tours. Nick commented that "a lot of these songs aren't even the original arrangements. They've been completely re-imagined." Demi also went on to say, "we've made them more current too, so we've transformed songs that went from being made a couple years ago to actually sounding like today's music."
- Fifth Harmony: (February 9 – March 30, 2014 except for the March 4, 2014 concert)
- Little Mix: (February 9 – March 18, 2014)
- Cher Lloyd: (March 20 – 30, 2014)
- Collins Key (Magician)
- Cole Plante
- Daniella Mason (March 4, 2014)
|Date||City||Country||Venue||Opening act(s)||Tickets Sold / Available||Gross Revenue|
|February 9, 2014||Vancouver||Canada||Rogers Arena||Fifth Harmony
|20,874 / 20,874||$2,704,820|
|February 11, 2014||San Jose||United States||SAP Center at San Jose||19,066 / 19,066||$3,673,546|
|February 13, 2014||Anaheim||Honda Center||13,481 / 13,481||$3,473,364|
|February 15, 2014||Glendale||Jobing.com Arena||17,998 / 17,998||$2,678,967|
|February 17, 2014||Grand Prairie||Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie||21,000 / 21,000||$4,604,873|
|February 19, 2014||Houston||Toyota Center||26,000 / 26,000||$4,998,931|
|February 21, 2014||Atlanta||Philips Arena||19,890 / 19,890||$4,000,500|
|February 23, 2014||Charlotte||Time Warner Cable Arena||16,000 / 16,000||$2,991,543|
|February 25, 2014||Sunrise||BB&T Center||22,647 / 22,647||$5,889,990|
|February 26, 2014||Tampa||Tampa Bay Times Forum||23,980 / 23,980||$8,994,873|
|March 1, 2014||Camden||Susquehanna Bank Center||18,540 / 18,540||$4,876,992|
|March 2, 2014||Fairfax||Patriot Center||9,221 / 9,221||$473,991|
|March 4, 2014||Bethlehem||Sands Event Center||Daniella Mason
|March 5, 2014||Worcester||DCU Center||Fifth Harmony
|March 7, 2014||East Rutherford||IZOD Center|
|March 8, 2014||Wallingford||Oakdale Theater|
|March 9, 2014|
|March 11, 2014||Uniondale||Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum|
|March 13, 2014||Auburn Hills||The Palace of Auburn Hills|
|March 14, 2014||Rosemont||Allstate Arena|
|March 16, 2014||Omaha||CenturyLink Center Omaha|
|March 18, 2014||St. Paul||Xcel Energy Center|
|March 20, 2014||St. Louis||Chaifetz Arena||Fifth Harmony
|March 22, 2014||Columbus||Nationwide Arena|
|March 23, 2014||Grand Rapids||Van Andel Arena|
|March 26, 2014||Toronto||Canada||Air Canada Centre|
|March 27, 2014||Cleveland||United States||Quicken Loans Arena|
|March 29, 2014||Nashville||Bridgestone Arena|
|March 30, 2014||Indianapolis||Bankers Life Fieldhouse|
|April 23, 2014||São Paulo||Brazil||Citibank Hall|
|April 24, 2014|
|April 25, 2014|
|April 27, 2014||Rio de Janeiro|
|April 28, 2014|
|April 30, 2014||Brasília||Espaço Brasilia|
|May 1, 2014||Belo Horizonte||Chevrolet Hall|
|May 3, 2014||Porto Alegre||Pepsi On Stage|
|May 6, 2014||Buenos Aires||Argentina||Luna Park|
|May 8, 2014||Santiago||Chile||Movistar Arena|
|May 10, 2014||Guayaquil||Ecuador||Plaza Lagos|
|May 12, 2014||Panama City||Panama||Figali Convention Center|
|May 14, 2014||Guatemala City||Guatemala||Domo Polideportivo|
|May 16, 2014||Mexico City||Mexico||Arena Ciudad de México|
|May 17, 2014||Monterrey||Arena Monterrey|
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- Mason, Daniella (March 3, 2014). "Honored/Stoked". Twitter.
- "Daniella Mason Setlist". Twitter. March 4, 2014.
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