Timeless (Barbra Streisand)

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Timeless
BarbraS TimelessPoster.jpg
Promotional poster for tour
Tour by Barbra Streisand
Start date December 31, 1999 (1999-12-31)
End date September 28, 2000 (2000-09-28)
Legs 1
Shows 6 in North America
4 in Australia
10 Total
Box office $70 million ($95.86 in 2014 dollars)[1]
Barbra Streisand concert chronology
Barbra Streisand in Concert
(1994)
Timeless
(1999-2000)
Streisand
(2006-07)

Timeless[2] is a tour by entertainer Barbra Streisand. Following her hotly anticipated Millennium Concert 1999/2000 (which is cited as being part of this tour) Barbra decided to take this concert on the road for an 8 day tour of Australia, Los Angeles & New York.[3] The tour grossed a record breaking $70 million and drew audiences of 200,000 for only 10 dates.

History[edit]

The tour was directed by Streisand and Kenny Ortega and was originally set to be solely a Millennium concert with 2 concerts seeing in the year 2000. The dates were released in April and all tickets sold out within a few hours of going on sale.[4]Following the success of the millennium concert, Barbra decided to take the tour on the road and visited Australia for the first time and included Melbourne and Sydney before heading back to America for 4 other concerts in Los Angeles and New York. Although only 10 shows were performed, they were spread over 9 months.

Broadcasts and recordings[edit]

The week before the final concerts Columbia Records released a 2-disc CD of the millennium concert entitled Timeless: Live in Concert which entered the US Billboard charts at number 21 and was certified Platinum by the RIAA.[5] This CD includes a credit listing Sydney Philharmonia Choirs who recorded backing tracks in March 2000 (the weekend after their live performances with Barbra in Sydney) that were included in this 'live' album. February 2001 saw the release of Timeless the DVD which debuted at Number 1 on the Billboard Top Music Video Sales chart and has been certified Platinum by the RIAA.[6]

Set list[edit]

Set list per official DVD tracklisting.

Shows[edit]

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, tickets sold, amount of available tickets and gross revenue
Date City Country Venue Attendance Revenue
North America
December 31, 1999 Las Vegas United States MGM Grand Garden Arena 31,684 / 31,684 $36,462,426
January 1, 2000
Australia
March 9, 2000 Sydney Australia Sydney Football Stadium N/A N/A
March 10, 2000
March 15, 2000 Melbourne Colonial Stadium
March 17, 2000
North America
September 20, 2000 Los Angeles United States Staples Center 31,284 / 31,284 $12,600,000
September 21, 2000
September 27, 2000 New York City Madison Square Garden 25,994 / 25,994 $14,393,750
September 28, 2000
Total 73,120 / 73,120 $45,224,963

Personnel[edit]

NOTE: Some performers do not appear in person.

  • Bryan Adams – vocals
  • Robert L. Adcock – celli
  • Louis Armstrongtrumpet
  • Steve Becknell – french horn
  • Douglas Besterman – arranger
  • Chris Bishop – engineer
  • Peggie Blu – backing vocals
  • Chris Boardman – arranger
  • Ralph Burns – arranger, adaptation
  • Jorge Calandrelli – arranger
  • Darius Campo – violin
  • Chris Carlton – engineer
  • Jon Clarke – woodwind
  • John Clayton – arranger
  • Don Costa – arranger
  • Joe Covello – photography
  • Debbie Datz-Pyle – contractor
  • Mario de Leon – violin
  • Neil Diamond – vocals
  • Celine Dion – vocals
  • Chuck Domanicobass
  • Bruce Dukov – violin
  • Sam Emerson – photography
  • Martin Erlichman – executive producer
  • Bob Esty – arranger, conductor
  • David Ewart – violin
  • Peter Fletcher – product manager
  • David Foster – arranger
  • Bruce Fowlertrombone
  • Ian Freebairn-Smith – arranger
  • Lauren Frost – vocals
  • Matt Funes – viola
  • Judy Garland – vocals
  • Barry Gibb – vocals
  • Phil Gitomer – technical manager
  • Savion Gloveractor
  • Mark Graham – librarian
  • Gary Grant – trumpet
  • Dan Greco – percussion
  • Henry Grossman – photography
  • Marvin Hamlisch – arranger, director
  • Jack Hayes – arranger
  • Gwen Heller – violin
  • Randee Heller – vocals
  • Ryan Hewitt – assistant engineer
  • Jerry Hey – trumpet
  • Dan Higgins – woodwind
  • Jim Hoffman – librarian
  • Rupert Holmes – arranger
  • Carrie Holzman-Little – viola
  • Paul Jabara – arranger
  • Bruce Jackson – sound design
  • Ron Jannelli – woodwind
  • Alan Kaplan – trombone
  • Eddie Karam – arranger
  • Suzie Katayama – celli
  • Steve Khan – narrator
  • Jay Landers – executive producer
  • Alec Ledd – vocals
  • Annie Leibovitz – photography
  • Brian Leonard – violin
  • Warren Leuning – trumpet
  • Gayle Levant – harp
  • Dane Little – celli
  • Charles Loper – trombone
  • Jeremy Lubbock – arranger
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering
  • Nick Marshall – mixing
  • Peter Matz – arranger, producer
  • Kevin Mazur – photography
  • Ed Meares – bass
  • Don Mischer – producer
  • Suzette Moriarty – French horn
  • Horia Moroaica – violin
  • Ralph Morrison – concert master
  • Peter Morse – lighting design, lighting director
  • Dan Newfeld – viola
  • Robin Olson – violin
  • Kenny Ortega – writer, assistant director
  • Marty Paich – arranger
  • Dean Parksguitar
  • Joel Peskin – woodwind
  • Barbara Porter – violin
  • Sid Ramin – arranger
  • Tom Ranier – keyboards
  • Gabrielle Raumberger – art direction, design
  • Dave Reitzas – mixing
  • Nelson Riddle – arranger
  • Bruce Roberts – arranger
  • Gil Romero – violin
  • William James Ross – arranger
  • Randee Saint Nicholas – photography
  • Mark Sazer – violin
  • Walter Scharf – arranger
  • Harry Shirinian – viola
  • John Simpson – engineer
  • Frank Sinatra – vocals
  • Kim Skalecki – assistant
  • Lew Soloff – trumpet
  • Michael Starobin – arranger
  • Barbra Streisand – director, vocals, producer, writer
  • Neil Stubenhauselectric bass
  • Shari Sutcliffe – project coordinator
  • Karen Swenson – consultant, photo research
  • Phil Teele – trombone
  • Alberto Tolot – photography
  • Bob Tricarico – woodwind
  • Charles Valentino – actor
  • Fred Vogler – engineer
  • Jürgen Vollmer – photography
  • Randy Waldman – arranger, keyboards
  • Brad Warnaar – French horn
  • Phil Yao – French horn
  • Ken Yerke – violin
  • Firooz Zahedi – photography, cover photo
  • Patty Zimmitti – contractor
  • Robert Zimmitti – percussion
  • Torrie Zito – arranger

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