Oral Fixation Tour

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For the live album of the tour, see Oral Fixation Tour (album).
Oral Fixation Tour
Poster Shakira Oral Fixation Tour.jpg
Promotional poster for the 2006 tour
Tour by Shakira
Associated album Fijación Oral Vol. 1
Oral Fixation Vol. 2
Start date June 14, 2006
End date July 9, 2007
Legs 11
Shows 44 in Europe
55 in North America
3 in Central America
11 in South America
2 in Asia
1 in Africa
116 in Total
Box office US $100 million ($113.74 in 2014 dollars)[1]
Shakira concert chronology
Tour of the Mongoose
(2002/2003)
Oral Fixation Tour
(2006/2007)
The Sun Comes Out World Tour
(2010/2011)

Oral Fixation Tour (known as Tour Fijación Oral in hispanophone countries) is the concert tour by Colombian singer-songwriter, Shakira, in support of her fourth and fifth studio albums, sixth and seventh if you count Magia and Peligro, Fijación Oral Vol. 1 and Oral Fixation Vol. 2. The tour was the 15th most successful tour of 2006 grossing over $38.6 million, although this figure does not include the gross for 2007 during which 44 shows from the tour took place. The total tour grossed over $100 million, counting the 44 dates of 2007. It's her largest and most extensive tour to date.[2][3]

Background[edit]

Shakira performing Suerte (Whenever, Wherever) in La Coruña (2006).

The tour began its first European leg on June 14, 2006 in Zaragoza, Spain, moving through 10 more cities in Spain, as well as featuring stops in Croatia, Romania and Greece.

The North American leg of the tour commenced August 9, 2006 at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas and moved across the United States, with a stop in Toronto, Canada.

On September 30, 2006 the tour began its Latin American leg in Mexico City with 8 sold out concerts at the Palacio de los Deportes, and swept through Guatemala, El Salvador, Panama, Venezuela, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Puerto Rico and ended in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Before ending the Latin American leg, Shakira returned to Miami in early December for 3 concerts at the American Airlines Arena, where the DVD footage of the concert was filmed.

A second European leg began on January 25, 2007 in Hamburg, Germany, where Shakira performed in 9 cities. Shakira performed in Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Italy, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and the tour reached 100 shows when Shakira performed at London's Wembley Arena on March 18, 2007.

On February 3, 2007, just a day after her 30th birthday, Shakira was scheduled to appear in the Netherlands. While a full stadium - 39,000 people - were waiting for Shakira, her official management announced that the show had to be rescheduled to March 17, 2007. Shakira was ill and had been advised to rest her voice. Shakira gave her manager the following letter to pass out to the crowd:

"I am very sad I cannot perform tonight. Holland is one of my favorite places on earth and I have been looking forward to doing this show for a long time. I promise I will make it up to you when I come back in March to give you the concert that the Dutch people deserve. Thanks for your understanding. All my love, Shakira."

Next day, Shakira's management cancelled the shows in Germany on February 5 and February 6, 2007, rescheduling them for dates in March and April, which she was able to keep.

After recovering from bronchitis and performing at the 2007 Grammy Awards, Shakira continued the tour from Paris on February 16, 2007 with no further cancellations to date.

At the February 19, 2007 show in Munich, Germany, a live webcam at the arena allowed the fans to watch the show for free from home.

A tour stop in Dubai took place on March 23, 2007. It was her first performance in the Middle East.

Shakira also played in Mumbai, India, on March 25, 2007. Around 20,000 people attended the concert. It was one of the biggest concerts in India by an international artist.

In May 2007, Shakira returned to Mexico again and kicked off her final leg of the tour with a handful of concerts in Mexico. 60,000 fans attended the May 13 concert in Mexico City, including Mexican president Felipe Calderón, who attended with his wife and daughter. It was Shakira's ninth show in Mexico City this tour. Shakira then toured Mexico, visiting many cities. A tenth date was added for Mexico City, taking place on May 27, where Shakira performed in Mexico City's Zocalo. The concert was the only FREE concert of the tour. Shakira broke the record with her concert on May 27; 210,000 fans showed up to see her making it the biggest concert ever by a national and international artist in México. The previous record was held by Mexican rock group Café Tacuba.

Shakira performing during the recording in Miami.

Mexico City was the city that got the most dates of the tour with 10 dates, and Miami was the second, with 5 dates. The Oral Fixation Tour 2006-2007 formally ended in Mexico in the city of Monterrey on May 30. All the shows in the second Mexican leg was sponsored by SEAT with "Las de la Intuición" (although SEAT sponsored one last show in Istanbul, Turkey.)

By the end of the tour, over 2.5 million spectators attended the Oral Fixation Tour.

Broadcast and recordings[edit]

On this concert Shakira had Alejandro Sanz as a guest and they performed together their 2005 smash hit La Tortura. Wyclef Jean was also a guest and performed the 2006 world wide hit Hips Don't Lie with Shakira. Shakira shows off her abilities as a musician playing the guitar during "Don't Bother" and "Inevitable", as well as the harmonica during "Te Dejo Madrid". The wardrobe Shakira wore on the concert was designed by Shakira and the prestigious designer Roberto Cavalli. The stage was designed by Shakira and Spanish visual artist Jaume de Laiguana. The Blu-ray edition was released December 12, 2007. The audio was recorded and mixed in stereo and 5.1 by Gustavo Celis. The live album quickly shot up the Mexican charts, peaking at number 1 for two non-consecutive weeks, and remained in the top 10 for over 11 weeks. Contrary to "Live & Off the Record", which was successful in Australia, certifying Gold, this release has not been promoted and has yet to chart there.

Set list[edit]

Tour dates[edit]

The Oral Fixation Tour visited 5 continents and 39 countries.

Date City Country Venue
Europe
June 14, 2006 Zaragoza Spain Feria De Muestras
June 16, 2006 A Coruña Instituto Municipal Coruña Espectáculos
June 18, 2006 Gijón Las Mestas Sports Complex
June 20, 2006 León Campo de Fútbol Antonio Amilivia
June 22, 2006 Madrid Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas
June 23, 2006
June 25, 2006 Pamplona Plaza de Toros de Pamplona
June 28, 2006 Barcelona Palau Sant Jordi
June 30, 2006 Málaga Estadio La Rosaleda
July 1, 2006 Elche Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero
July 3, 2006 Las Palmas Estadio de Gran Canaria
July 5, 2006 Santa Cruz de Tenerife Estadio Heliodoro Rodríguez López
July 14, 2006 Velika Gorica Croatia Radnik Stadium
July 17, 2006 Timişoara Romania Stadionul Dan Păltinişanu
July 20, 2006 Athens Greece Olympic Stadium
July 22, 2006 Moscow Russia Red Summer Festival
North America
August 9, 2006 El Paso United States Don Haskins Center
August 11, 2006 Phoenix US Airways Center
August 12, 2006 Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Events Center
August 15, 2006 Los Angeles Staples Center
August 16, 2006 San Diego iPayOne Center
August 18, 2006 Anaheim Arrowhead Pond
August 19, 2006 San Jose HP Pavilion at San Jose
August 21, 2006
August 25, 2006 Chicago United Center
August 27, 2006 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre
August 29, 2006 Washington, D.C. United States Verizon Center
September 1, 2006 Atlantic City Mark G. Etess Arena
September 2, 2006
September 4, 2006 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena
September 5, 2006 Boston TD Banknorth Garden
September 7, 2006 New York City Madison Square Garden
September 8, 2006
September 12, 2006 Atlanta Philips Arena
September 13, 2006 Orlando TD Waterhouse Centre
September 15, 2006 Miami American Airlines Arena
September 16, 2006
September 19, 2006 Houston Toyota Center
September 20, 2006 Corpus Christi American Bank Center
September 22, 2006 San Antonio AT&T Center
September 23, 2006 Dallas American Airlines Center
September 25, 2006 Hidalgo Dodge Arena
September 26, 2006
September 30, 2006 Mexico City Mexico Palacio de los Deportes
October 1, 2006
October 3, 2006
October 4, 2006
October 7, 2006
October 8, 2006
October 10, 2006
October 11, 2006
October 13, 2006 Monterrey Estadio Universitario
October 15, 2006 Guadalajara Arena VFG
Central America
November 4, 2006 Guatemala City Guatemala Estadio Mateo Flores
November 6, 2006 San Salvador El Salvador Estadio Jorge Magico Gonzalez
November 9, 2006 Panama City Panama Figali Convention Center
South America
November 11, 2006 Caracas Venezuela Generalissimo Francisco de Miranda Air Base
November 15, 2006 Barranquilla Colombia Estadio Metropolitano
November 17, 2006 Bogotá Simón Bolívar Park
November 19, 2006 Cali Estadio Olímpico Pascual Guerrero
November 21, 2006 Santiago Chile Movistar Arena
November 22, 2006 Estadio Nacional
November 24, 2006 Buenos Aires Argentina Estadio Vélez Sársfield
November 25, 2006
November 28, 2006 Lima Peru Hipódromo de Monterrico
November 30, 2006 Guayaquil Ecuador Estadio Modelo Alberto Spencer Herrera
December 2, 2006 Quito Coliseo General Rumiñahui
North America
December 7, 2006 Miami United States American Airlines Arena
December 8, 2006
December 9, 2006
December 13, 2006 San Juan Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum
December 15, 2006
December 16, 2006
December 19, 2006 Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Estadio Félix Sánchez
Europe
January 25, 2007 Hamburg Germany Color Line Arena
January 26, 2007 Berlin Max-Schmeling-Halle
January 28, 2007 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis
January 31, 2007 Hanover Germany TUI Arena
February 1, 2007 Mannheim SAP Arena
February 16, 2007 Paris France Palais omnisports de Paris-Bercy
February 18, 2007 Munich Germany Olympiahalle
February 19, 2007
February 21, 2007 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion
February 22, 2007
February 25, 2007 Stuttgart Germany Schleyerhalle
February 27, 2007 Milan Italy Datch Forum
March 2, 2007 Leipzig Germany Leipzig Arena
March 3, 2007 Praha Czech Republic Sazka Arena
March 5, 2007 Budapest Hungary Budapest Sports Arena
March 6, 2007 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle
March 9, 2007 Aalborg Denmark Gigantium
March 11, 2007 Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum
March 12, 2007 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm Globe Arena
March 14, 2007 Helsinki Finland Hartwall Areena
March 17, 2007 Arnhem Netherlands Gelredome
March 18, 2007 London England Wembley Arena
March 21, 2007 Oberhausen Germany König Pilsener Arena
Asia
March 23, 2007 Dubai United Arab Emirates Dubai Autodrome
March 25, 2007 Mumbai India MMRDA Grounds
Africa
March 28, 2007 Cairo Egypt Giza Plateau
Europe
March 30, 2007 Granada Spain Plaza de Toros
March 31, 2007 Torrevieja Parque Antonio Soria
April 2, 2007 Santander Palacio de Deportes de Santander
April 4, 2007 Lisbon Portugal Pavilhão Atlântico
April 8, 2007 Cologne Germany Kölnarena
Mexico
May 9, 2007 Culiacán Mexico Estadio General Angel Flores
May 11, 2007 Aguascalientes Estadio Victoria
May 13, 2007 Mexico City Foro Sol
May 16, 2007 Querétaro Estadio Corregidora
May 18, 2007 Veracruz Estadio Luis de la Fuente
May 20, 2007 Puebla Fundación Universidad de las Américas
May 23, 2007 Chihuahua Estadio Universidad de Chihuahua
May 24, 2007 Torreón Estadio Revolución
May 26, 2007 San Luis Potosí Estadio Alfonso Lastras Ramírez
May 27, 2007 Mexico City El Zócalo
May 30, 2007 Monterrey Auditorio Coca-Cola
Europe
July 9, 2007 Istanbul Turkey Turkcell Kuruçeşme Arena

Box office score data[edit]

Venue City Tickets sold / available Gross revenue
Estadio General Angel Flores Culiacán 15,347 / 17,571 (87%) $1,095,677
Estadio Victoria Aguascalientes 20,814 / 25,038 (83%) $1,286,140
Foro Sol Mexico City 48,491 / 52,502 (92%) $1,425,847
Estadio Corregidora Querétaro 24,844 / 31,924 (78%) $1,403,692
Estadio Luis de la Fuente Veracruz 24,375 / 25,797 (94%) $1,043,697
Universidad de las Américas Puebla 22,184 / 24,353 (91%) $1,391,862
Estadio Universitario Chihuahua 17,961 / 21,000 (86%) $1,218,573
Estadio Alfonso Ramírez San Luis Potosí 17,770 / 20,426 (87%) $1,049,985 
Estadio Revolución Torreón 13,586 / 14,144 (96%) $849,815 
Auditorio Coca-Cola Monterrey 16,591 / 16,884 (98%) $878,377
TOTAL 221,963 / 249,639 (89%) $9,915,473

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  2. ^ "Shakira Announces U.S. Tour Dates". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-05-04. 
  3. ^ "pollstarpro". Retrieved 2007-09-14. 

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