Verizon VIP Tour

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The Verizon VIP Tour is an annual concert tour promoted by Live Nation Global Touring and Verizon Wireless. Following in the footsteps of the Verizon Ladies First Tour, the VIP Tour features an emerging female artist as the headliner. The concerts are exclusive to Verizon Wireless customers (although select concerts are open to the public), following an appearance by the headliner at a local Verizon Wireless store. The tour predominantly takes place in the United States. The concert series ran from 2007-2009

Fergie (2007)[edit]

Verizon VIP Tour
Verizon fergie.jpg
Promotional poster for 2007 tour
Tour by Fergie
Associated album The Dutchess
Start date May 8, 2007
End date July 28, 2007
Legs 1
Shows 23 in North America

The inaugural Verizon VIP Tour was headlined by American singer-songwriter, Fergie. The tour supported her debut album, The Dutchess.

Opening acts[edit]

Set list[edit]

  1. "Here I Come"
  2. "London Bridge"
  3. "Clumsy"
  4. "Big Girls Don't Cry"
  5. Medley:
    1. "Don't Lie"
    2. "Hey Mama"
    3. "Shut Up"
    4. "Don't Phunk with My Heart"
    5. "Where Is the Love"
  6. "Pedestal"
  7. "All That I Got"
  8. "My Humps"
  9. "Voodoo Doll"
  10. "Mary Jane Shoes"
  11. "Barracuda"
Encore
  1. "Rehab"
  2. "Glamorous"
  3. "Fergalicious"
  4. "Finally"

Source:[1]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America[2][3]
May 8, 2007 Seattle United States Franklin High School Gym
May 21, 2007 Pittsburgh Byham Theater
May 22, 2007 Indianapolis Egyptian Room
May 23, 2007 Cleveland House of Blues
May 26, 2007 Atlantic City
May 28, 2007 Philadelphia Electric Factory
May 31, 2007 Boca Raton Mizner Park Amphitheatre
June 1, 2007 Clearwater Ruth Eckerd Hall
June 2, 2007 Atlanta The Tabernacle
June 5, 2007 Houston Verizon Wireless Theater
June 6, 2007 Dallas House of Blues
June 10, 2007 Chicago
June 11, 2007 St. Louis The Pageant Nightclub
June 13, 2007 Detroit State Theatre
June 19, 2007 Boston Avalon Nightclub
June 21, 2007 New York City Roseland Ballroom
July 17, 2007 Anaheim House of Blues
July 18, 2007 Los Angeles Wiltern Theatre
July 19, 2007 Phoenix Dodge Theatre
July 22, 2007 Denver Fillmore Auditorium
July 24, 2007 Portland Crystal Ballroom
July 27, 2007 Stateline Harvey's Outdoor Amphitheater
July 28, 2007 Las Vegas Pearl Concert Theater

Box office score data[edit]

Venue City Tickets Sold / Available Gross Revenue
Mizner Park Amphitheatre Boca Raton 3,220 / 3,220 (100%) $165,465 [4]
Harvey's Outdoor Amphitheater Stateline 5,920 / 5,920 (100%) $302,634 [5]
TOTAL 9,140 / 9,140 (100%) $468,099

Natasha Bedingfield (2008)[edit]

Verizon VIP Tour
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Promotional ad for 2008 tour
Tour by Natasha Bedingfield
Associated album Pocketful of Sunshine
Start date May 21, 2008
End date July 10, 2008
Legs 1
Shows 23 in North America
Natasha Bedingfield concert chronology
Verizon VIP Tour
(2008)
Less is More Tour
(2011)

British singer-songwriter Natasha Bedingfield headlined the 2008 Verizon VIP Tour. The tour supported her third studio album, Pocketful of Sunshine.

Opening acts[edit]

Setlist[edit]

  1. "Piece of Your Heart"
  2. "Who Knows"
  3. "Pocketful of Sunshine
  4. "These Words"
  5. "Soulmate""
  6. "Pirate Bones"
  7. "Ray of Light
  8. "Love like This"
  9. "Say It Again"
  10. "Freckles" (acoustic version)
  11. "Single" (acoustic version)
  12. "Put Your Arms Around Me"
  13. "Angel"
  14. "Backyard"
  15. "Unwritten"

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America[6][7]
May 21, 2008 North Myrtle Beach United States House of Blues
May 23, 2008 Orlando
May 24, 2008 Clearwater Ruth Eckerd Hall
May 27, 2008 Atlanta Variety Playhouse
June 2, 2008 Cleveland House of Blues
June 3, 2008 Indianapolis Egyptian Room
June 4, 2008 Detroit St. Andrew's Hall
June 5, 2008 Cincinnati Bogart's
June 8, 2008 St. Louis The Pageant
June 10, 2008 Dallas House of Blues
June 11, 2008 Houston Verizon Wireless Theater
June 12, 2008 New Orleans House of Blues
June 16, 2008 Philadelphia The Fillmore at the TLA
June 17, 2008 Baltimore Rams Head Live!
June 20, 2008 Atlantic City Music Box at the Borgata
June 24, 2008 Boston The Paradise
June 25, 2008 New York City The Fillmore at Irving Plaza
June 30, 2008 Denver Gothic Theatre
July 2, 2008 Las Vegas House of Blues
July 5, 2008 San Diego
July 7, 2008 Anaheim
July 9, 2008 Los Angeles
July 10, 2008 San Francisco The Fillmore

Box office score data[edit]

Venue City Tickets Sold / Available Gross Revenue
House of Blues Myrtle Beach 1,079 / 2,067 (52%) $15,790 [8]
Orlando 1,518 / 1,518 (100%) $24,845 [8]
Ruth Eckerd Hall Clearwater 770 / 1,875 (41%) $31,013 [9]
House of Blues Cleveland 600 / 600 (100%) $12,000 [10]
Egyptian Room Indianapolis 934 / 2,000 (47%) $9,179 [10]
Bogart's Cincinnati 775 / 1,500 (52%) $10,788 [10]
House of Blues New Orleans 1,000 / 1,000 (100%) $26,500 [11]
The Fillmore at the TLA Philadelphia 627 / 1,000 (63%) $12,400 [12]
The Paradise Boston 653 / 653 (100%) $10,553 [13]
The Fillmore at Irving Plaza New York City 867 / 1,114 (78%) $13,890 [14]
Gothic Theatre Denver 600 / 1,000 (60%) $12,500 [5]
House of Blues Las Vegas 900 / 900 (100%) $19,004 [5]
San Diego 500 / 500 (100%) $10,821 [15]
Anaheim 550 / 1,100 (50%) $9,665 [5]
Los Angeles 550 / 550 (100%) $12,670 [5]
The Fillmore San Francisco 816 / 1,187 (69%) $12,879 [5]
TOTAL 12,739 / 18,564 (70%) $244,497

Bow Wow as Shad Moss (2008)[edit]

American rapper Bow Wow was slated to headline a series of concerts in the Fall of 2008. The tour was later canceled without explanation.[16]

Keith Urban (2009)[edit]

Verizon VIP Tour
Verizon keith.jpg
Promotional poster for 2009 tour
Tour by Keith Urban
Associated album Defying Gravity
Start date March 18, 2009
End date April 3, 2009
Legs 1
Shows 6 in North America
Keith Urban concert chronology
Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy World Tour
(2007-8)
Verizon VIP Tour
(2009)
Escape Together World Tour
(2009)

Australian country singer Keith Urban headlined the concert series in 2009. Unlike previous outings, the tour was very limited, with only six tour dates—as Urban was preparing for his upcoming, "Escape Together World Tour". He serves as the first male performer for the concert series. Urban described the outing as:

“Clubs are where it all began. There’s just something about the way the band grooves and how the audience gets right up there close and personal, and I love it. So for me there’s a nostalgic cool factor in doing this with Verizon.”[17]

The tour was also recognized as the No Frills Tour[18]

Setlist[edit]

  1. "Days Go By"
  2. "You're My Better Half"1
  3. "Stupid Boy"
  4. "I Told You So"
  5. "'Til Summer Comes Around"
  6. "Kiss a Girl"
  7. "Making Memories of Us"
  8. "Only You Can Love Me This Way"
  9. "Sweet Thing"
  10. "You Look Good in My Shirt"
  11. "Raining on Sunday"
  12. "You'll Think of Me"1
  13. "Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me"
  14. "Somebody Like You"

Encore

  1. "Tonight I Wanna Cry"1
  2. "Better Life"1

1Performed at select dates
Source:[19]

Additional notes[edit]

  • "Once in a Lifetime" was included at the performances at the House of Blues in Dallas, Texas and the Theatre of the Living Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • "You'll Think of Me" was not included at the performances at the Theatre of the Living Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • "You're My Better Half" was not included in the performance at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, California. At the same performance, "I Told You So" was not performed as well.
  • "Where the Blacktop Ends" was performed at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, California; the Webster Hall in New York City, New York and the Theatre for the Living Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • "Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me" was not included at the performance at the Webster Hall in New York City, New York.
  • "Better Life" was not performed at Joe's Bar on Weed St. in Chicago, Illinois.
  • "Tonight I Wanna Cry" was not included at the performance at the Webster Hall in New York City, New York.

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America[20]
March 18, 2009 Dallas United States House of Blues
March 24, 2009 San Francisco The Fillmore
March 27, 2009 Los Angeles House of Blues
March 30, 2009 Chicago Joe's Bar on Weed St.
April 1, 2009 New York City Webster Hall
April 3, 2009 Philadelphia Theater of the Living Arts

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Fergie Goes Mobile As Verizon VIP Tour Kicks Off". RapSearch. Retrieved 2008-12-14. 
  3. ^ Kilgore, Kym (2007-05-16). "Fergie goes wireless on solo trek". Live Daily. Retrieved 2008-12-14. 
  4. ^ "Billboard Boxscore", Billboard Magazine (New York City: Nielsen Business Media, Inc.), 2007-06-23, retrieved 2009-01-05 
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Billboard Boxscore", Billboard Magazine (New York City: Nielsen Business Media, Inc.), 2007-09-22, retrieved 2009-01-05 
  6. ^ Kilgore, Kym (2008-04-28). "Verizon VIP Tour stars Natasha Bedingfield". Live Daily. Retrieved 2008-12-14. 
  7. ^ "Natasha Bedingfield Goes Mobile with Verizon Wireless for the British Sensation's First Ever U.S. Concert Tour" (Press release). Business Wire. 2008-04-21. Retrieved 2008-12-14. 
  8. ^ a b "Billboard Boxscore", Billboard Magazine (New York City: Nielsen Business Media, Inc.), 2008-06-21, retrieved 2009-01-05 
  9. ^ "Billboard Boxscore", Billboard Magazine (New York City: Nielsen Business Media, Inc.), 2008-06-28, retrieved 2009-01-05 
  10. ^ a b c "Billboard Boxscore", Billboard Magazine (New York City: Nielsen Business Media, Inc.), 2008-07-05, retrieved 2009-01-05 
  11. ^ "Billboard Boxscore", Billboard Magazine (New York City: Nielsen Business Media, Inc.), 2008-07-12, retrieved 2009-01-05 
  12. ^ "Billboard Boxscore", Billboard Magazine (New York City: Nielsen Business Media, Inc.), 2008-07-26, retrieved 2009-01-05 
  13. ^ "Billboard Boxscore", Billboard Magazine (New York City: Nielsen Business Media, Inc.), 2008-08-12, retrieved 2009-01-05 
  14. ^ "Billboard Boxscore", Billboard Magazine (New York City: Nielsen Business Media, Inc.), 2008-08-02, retrieved 2009-01-05 
  15. ^ "Billboard Boxscore", Billboard Magazine (New York City: Nielsen Business Media, Inc.), 2008-08-23, retrieved 2009-01-05 
  16. ^ "Verizon VIP Tour presents Bow Wow as Shad Moss". House of Blues. HOB Entertainment, Inc. Retrieved 2009-01-05. 
  17. ^ "Verizon And Keith Urban Team Up For The Verizon VIP Tour To Give Fans A Special "No Frills" Performance" (Press release). Verizon Wireless. 2009-02-24. Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  18. ^ Madison, T. James (2009-02-24). "Keith Urban lines up 'No Frills' dates before big summer tour". LiveDaily. Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  19. ^ Tafoya, Richard (2009-03-30). "Live Review: Keith Urban in West Hollywood, CA". LiveDaily. Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  20. ^ "Keith Urban Schedules Six-City Tour of Clubs and Theaters". CMT News. MTV Networks. 2009-02-25. Retrieved 2010-09-06. 

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