Talk on Corners World Tour

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Talk on Corners Tour
Tour by The Corrs
Associated album Talk on Corners
Start date 17 November 1997 (1997-11-17)
End date 17 July 1999 (1999-07-17)
Legs 12
Shows 104 in Europe
18 in Australasia
11 in Asia
26 in North America
159 Total
The Corrs concert chronology
Forgiven, Not Forgotten World Tour
(1996–97)
Talk on Corners Tour
(1997–99)
In Blue Tour
(2000–01)

The Talk on Corners Tour is the second concert tour by Irish band, The Corrs]. Beginning November 1997, the tour supported the band’s second studio album, Talk on Corners. To date, it is their longest tour, with over dates in Europe, Australasia, Asia and North America. The tour began with the band performing in theatres and nightclubs and progressed to arenas and amphitheaters; along with a mix of music festival appearances.

Background[edit]

After promoting their second studio album, the band began tour rehearsals in October 1997 at The Factory Studios in Dublin.[1] After rehearsals, the band promoted the tour on various radio stations throughout Europe. In February 1998 the band began their tour of Australia and New Zealand, while in New Zealand the band shot the video for "What Can I Do?". In March 1998, the band began their tour of the United Kingdom, where the performed at the Royal Albert Hall on Saint Patrick's Day with Mick Fleetwood joining the band for "Dreams", "Haste to the Wedding" and "Toss the Feathers". The show helped push "Dreams" to the top spot on British charts. It Also propelled their success to become the 2nd biggest band from Ireland behind U2.

Once breaking UK music scene, the band set out to follow the success in the USA, where the tours in October 1998. During their stay in Chicago, the band shot the video for "So Young". In December, the band set of on a large UK/European tour and selling out 5 night at Wembley Arena, and selling out more than half of the other venues on the tour. In March 1999, the band toured North America with The Rolling Stones as part of their No Security Tour. In July 1999, the band set off on a summer festival tour as they did the previous July (1998). But on 17 July 1999 the band did the biggest concert to date, in front of a home crowd of 45,000 people at Lansdowne Road.

Opening acts[edit]


Setlist[edit]

The following setlist is obtained from the 5 June 1998 concert at the Portsmouth Guildhall in Portsmouth, England. It does not represent all concerts during the tour.

  1. "Instrumental Sequence"
  2. "When He's Not Around"
  3. "No Good for Me"
  4. "Love to Love You"
  5. "Instrumental Sequence" (contains elements of "(Lough) Erin Shore")
  6. "Forgiven, Not Forgotten"
  7. "Joy of Life"
  8. "Intimacy"
  9. "What Can I Do?"
  10. "The Right Time"
  11. "Queen of Hollywood"
  12. "Dreams"
  13. "Instrumental Sequence" (contains elements of "Haste to the Wedding")
  14. "Runaway"
  15. "Only When I Sleep"
  16. "Hopelessly Addicted"
  17. "I Never Loved You Anyway"

Encore

  1. "So Young"
  2. "Toss the Feathers"


Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Europe[4]
17 November 1997 Ghent Belgium Vooruit
18 November 1997 Amsterdam Netherlands Melkweg
19 November 1997 Copenhagen Denmark Vega Musikkens Hus
21 November 1997 Hamburg Germany Große Freiheit 36
23 November 1997 Cologne E-Werk
24 November 1997 Munich Incognito
25 November 1997 Zürich Switzerland Jail
26 November 1997 Milan Italy Magazzini Generali
28 November 1997 Barcelona Spain Sala Razzmatazz
29 November 1997 Madrid Sala Macumba
30 November 1997 Pamplona Pabellón Anaitasuna
2 December 1997 London England Shepherd's Bush Empire
3 December 1997 Paris France L'Olympia
6 December 1997 Belfast Northern Ireland Whitla Hall
7 December 1997
8 December 1997 Dublin Ireland Olympia Theatre
9 December 1997
11 December 1997 London England The Forum
14 December 1997 Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum
15 December 1997 Stockholm Sweden Münchenbryggeriet
Australasia[5]
4 February 1998 Perth Australia Perth Entertainment Centre
6 February 1998 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre
7 February 1998 Melbourne Centre Court
9 February 1998 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre
11 February 1998 Sydney State Theatre
12 February 1998
13 February 1998
14 February 1998
15 February 1998
16 February 1998
17 February 1998
18 February 1998 Newcastle Newcastle Entertainment Centre
19 February 1998 Canberra Royal Theatre
21 February 1998 Launceston Silverdome
23 February 1998 Wellington New Zealand Queens Wharf Events Centre
25 February 1998 Auckland ASB Auditorium
26 February 1998
28 February 1998 Christchurch Christchurch Town Hall of the Performing Arts
Europe[5]
8 March 1998 Madrid Spain Stage 40
12 March 1998 Cardiff Wales St David's Hall
13 March 1998 York England Barbican Centre
14 March 1998 Manchester Manchester Apollo
16 March 1998 Birmingham Symphony Hall
17 March 1998 London Royal Albert Hall
18 March 1998 Nottingham Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
20 March 1998 Glasgow Scotland Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
22 March 1998 Sheffield England Sheffield City Hall
23 March 1998 Northampton Derngate Theatre
24 March 1998 Croydon Fairfield Concert Hall
Asia[5]
5 April 1998 Bangkok Thailand Thailand Cultural Centre
6 April 1998
7 April 1998
8 April 1998
11 April 1998 Central Area Singapore Sparks
12 April 1998 Petaling Jaya Malaysia Sunway Lagoon
14 April 1998 Kuala Lumpur Concorde Ballroom
15 April 1998 Makati Philippines Fashion Café
16 April 1998 Mandaluyong SM Megamall
17 April 1998 Makati Fashion Café
Europe[5]
19 May 1998[A] Madrid Spain Círculo de Bellas Artes
25 May 1998 Stuttgart Germany Kongresshalle
27 May 1998 Frankfurt Hugenottenhalle
28 May 1998 Hamburg CCH Hall 3
30 May 1998 Cologne E-Werk
5 June 1998 Portsmouth England Portsmouth Guildhall
6 June 1998[B][C] London Finsbury Park
Epsom Epsom Downs Racecourse
North America[5][6][7]
13 June 1998[D] New York City United States Downing Stadium
17 June 1998 Alexandria The Birchmere
18 June 1998 Chicago House of Blues
20 June 1998[D] Arlington Heights Arlington International Racecourse
28 June 1998[D] San Jose Spartan Stadium
29 June 1998 West Hollywood The Troubadour
30 June 1998 Solana Beach Belly Up Tavern
Europe[5]
3 July 1998[E] Baden-Baden Germany SWF Studios
4 July 1998[F] Östersund Sweden Storsjöteatern
5 July 1998[G][H] Odense Denmark Roskilde Dyrskueplads
London England Hyde Park
8 July 1998 Luxembourg Luxembourg Den Atelier
11 July 1998[I] Balingen Germany Balinger Messegelände
12 July 1998[J] Escalarre Spain Vall d'Àneu
15 July 1998[K] Montreux Switzerland Miles Davis Hall
16 July 1998[B] Milan Italy Arena Civica
17 July 1998[L] Zeebrugge Belgium Zeebrugge Beach
19 July 1998[M] Bern Switzerland Gurten Summit
21 July 1998[N] Lyon France Théâtre antique de Lyon
5 August 1998[O] Budapest Hungary Óbuda Island
18 August 1998[P] Bournemouth England Bournemouth Pier
21 August 1998[Q] Sopot Poland Forest Opera
Asia[5]
21 September 1998[R] Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Stadium Nasional
North America[5]
7 October 1998 New York City United States Mercury Lounge
8 October 1998 Philadelphia Theatre of the Living Arts
14 October 1998 Montreal Canada Cabaret Music-Hall
18 October 1998 Ottawa Barrymore's Music Hall
20 October 1998 Pontiac United States 7th House
22 October 1998 Chicago Park West
23 October 1998 Columbus Southern Theatre
25 October 1998 Alexandria The Birchmere
26 October 1998 Boston Paradise Rock Club
27 October 1998 Philadelphia Theatre of the Living Arts
27 October 1998 New York City Irving Plaza
30 October 1998 Halifax Canada Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
31 October 1998 St. John's St. John's Arts and Culture Centre
Europe[5][8]
27 November 1998 Barcelona Spain Palau Sant Jordi
28 November 1998 Leganés Plaza de Toros La Cubierta
3 December 1998 Nottingham England Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
4 December 1998
6 December 1998 Liverpool Liverpool Empire Theatre
7 December 1998 Manchester Manchester Apollo
8 December 1998
10 December 1998 Glasgow Scotland Clyde Auditorium
11 December 1998
13 December 1998 Birmingham England NEC Arena
14 December 1998 London Wembley Arena
15 December 1998 Brighton Brighton Centre
17 December 1998 Bournemouth Windsor Hall
18 December 1998 Cardiff Wales Cardiff International Arena
20 December 1998 Manchester England Manchester Apollo
21 December 1998 Birmingham NEC Arena
22 December 1998
14 January 1999 Belfast Northern Ireland Kings Hall
15 January 1999 Dublin Ireland Point Theatre
16 January 1999
18 January 1999 Cardiff Wales Cardiff International Arena
19 January 1999
21 January 1999 London England Wembley Arena
22 January 1999
23 January 1999 Birmingham National Exhibition Centre
25 January 1999 Clyst St Mary Westpoint Arena
26 January 1999
27 January 1999 London Wembley Arena
29 January 1999 Sheffield Sheffield Arena
30 January 1999 Newcastle Telewest Arena
31 January 1999 Edinburgh Scotland Royal Highland Centre
1 February 1999 Manchester England Manchester Evening News Arena
3 February 1999 Paris France Zénith de Paris
4 February 1999 Utrecht Netherlands Muziekcentrum Vredenburg
6 February 1999 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm Globe Arena
8 February 1999 Hamburg Germany Alsterdorfer Sporthalle
20 February 1999 London England London Arena
21 February 1999 Birmingham NEC Arena
22 February 1999 London Wembley Arena
24 February 1999 Birmingham NEC Arena
25 February 1999 Sheffield Sheffield Arena
26 February 1999 Glasgow Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre
North America[8]
9 March 1999 Washington, D.C. United States 9:30 Club
17 March 1999 New York City Roseland Ballroom
19 March 1999 Boston Avalon Ballroom
21 March 1999 Chicago Park West
25 March 1999 San Francisco The Fillmore
28 March 1999 West Hollywood House of Blues
Europe[8]
19 May 1999[A] Madrid Spain Círculo de Bellas Artes
30 May 1999[S] Nottingham England Wollaton Park
27 June 1999[T] Pilton Worthy Farm
1 July 1999[U] A Coruña Spain Playa de Santa Cristina
2 July 1999[V] Skellefteå Swedan Möjligheternas torg
4 July 1999[H] London England Hyde Park
10 July 1999[W] Paris France Hippodrome de Longchamps
17 July 1999 Dublin Ireland Lansdowne Road
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
Cancellations and rescheduled shows
22 February 1998 Hobart, Australia Derwent Entertainment Centre Cancelled
7 February 1999 Copenhagen, Denmark Forum Copenhagen Cancelled


Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

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