The Open Road Tour

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The Open Road Tour
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Promotional poster
Tour by Gary Barlow
Associated album Open Road
Start date March 1998[1]
End date February 1999
Legs 1
Shows 11 in United Kingdom[2]
15 in Europe
1 in Chile (exclusive)
Gary Barlow concert chronology
The Open Road Tour
(1998-99)
For The Fans Tour
(1999)

The Open Road Tour was the first concert tour by British singer-songwriter Gary Barlow as a solo artist. The tour spanned the United Kingdom and Europe to promote his debut solo album Open Road.

Setlist[edit]

  1. "Labour of Love"[3]
  2. "Love Won't Wait"
  3. "So Help Me Girl"
  4. "Open Road"
  5. "Everything I Ever Wanted"
  6. "My Commitment"
  7. "Are You Ready Now"
  8. "Luv Luv Luv"
  9. Take That Medley
  10. "Pray"
  11. "Why Can't I Wake Up With You"
  12. "A Million Love Songs"
  13. "Never Forget"
  14. "Hang On In There Baby"
  15. "Cuddly Toy"
  16. "Your Song"
  17. "Back For Good"
  18. "Forever Love" - dedicated to Princess Diana and Gianni Versace[4]

Tour dates[edit]

The tour itself encountered a number of problems with the release of tickets which caused many dates to be postponed, and moved to dates months ahead from their intended performances.[5] The postponement of various dates of the tour was reported due to commitments with his second album and a reported rife between Barlow and RCA at the time.[6]

Reception[edit]

The tour itself was received well by critics, who described Barlow as 'one of the best all-round live shows of 1998' and paid tribute to how he 'appeared entirely at home as the man in the spotlight, demonstrating a humble and wholly likable stage persona during the 90-minute show which clearly illustrated his immense musical talents, encompassing soul, pop and rock roots with a tinkling of jazz thrown in for good measure.'[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-60203997.html
  2. ^ http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-60203997.html
  3. ^ http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-60932826.html
  4. ^ http://www.highbeam.com/Search.aspx?q=gary+barlow+diana+forever+love The Herald Article date:March 28, 1998 Author:Lynne Robertson
  5. ^ http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-18683510.html The Scotsman Article date:February 26, 1999 Author:TRACEY LAWSON
  6. ^ http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-60262551.html Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland) Article date:August 1, 1998
  7. ^ http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-23677899.html The Herald Article date:March 28, 1998 Author:Lynne Robertson