Wikipedia:WikiProject Concert Tours

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"WP:CONCERT" and "WP:CONCERT TOUR" redirect here. For Wikipedia's notability guidelines for music, see Wikipedia:Notability (music).

WikiProject Concert Tours is a project intended to improve articles on concert tours. The goal is to make the concert tour articles provide basic information in a quick and easy-to-read fashion. Its parent project is WikiProject Music.

Please feel free to ask any questions on the talk page. Below is a basic guide to writing an article on a specific concert tour.

Notability[edit]

Concert tours are notable if they have received significant coverage in independent reliable sources. Such coverage might show notability in terms of artistic approach, financial success, relationship to audience, or other such terms. Sources which merely establish that a tour happened are not sufficient to demonstrate notability. Tours which cannot be sufficiently referenced in 3rd party sources should be covered in a section on the artist's page rather than creating a dedicated article. One tour which meets notability standards does not make all tours associated with that artist notable. Michael Jackson's 1988 Bad World Tour is an example of a notable concert tour.

Style[edit]

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Naming[edit]

Concert tour article titles should be named after the tour, without quotation marks, for example, Wrecking Ball World Tour. If there is another article (either an unrelated or a tour article) with that name, then disambiguate by putting the artist(s) name in the title to make '<tour name> (artist)', for example, On the Run (Paul McCartney).

The location of the tour (worldwide, European, North American etc.) should be included in the title if the tours name, promotional poster and other reliable third party sources are explicitly stating this, for example, Diamonds World Tour or North American Tour 2013. If a tour is for example worldwide, but the tours name does not explicitly state this, then do not add it into the articles title, for example, Born This Way Ball rather than "Born This Way Ball World Tour". This applies for the word "tour" also, for example, Bon Jovi Live rather than "Bon Jovi Live Tour".

The type of venues the tour will be visiting (stadiums, arenas, theatres) should be included in the title if the tours name, promotional poster and other reliable third party sources are explicitly stating this, for example Take the Crown Stadium Tour or The First Japan Arena Tour (Girls' Generation). If a tour is for example an all stadium tour, but the tours name does not explicitly state this, then do not add it into the articles title, for example On the Run Tour (Beyoncé and Jay-Z) rather than "On the Run Stadium Tour (Beyoncé and Jay-Z)".

The style of the title should follow the general Manual of Style for article titles, following the correct font style, symbols allowed and capitalization rules. This manual of style is still followed in the title, even if the tour name has a specific or unique stylization.

Formatting[edit]

The tour name should be in boldface in the first sentence of the article and in infobox chronologies. If a tour name has a specific stylization, keep the first sentence of the article as the Wikipedia preferred Manual of Style method (this should also be how the articles title is styled), followed by a bracket explaining the stylization in boldface, for example, the opening of Artrave: The Artpop Ball is as follows:

ArtRave: The Artpop Ball (stylized as artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball) is the fourth headlining concert tour by American singer Lady Gaga.

The stylization should only be seen here, and when referring to the tours name in full throughout the rest of the article, the correct Manual of Style should be followed.

When linking to tour articles, use piping to conceal the disambiguation terms if necessary, for example use the syntax [[The Monster Tour (Eminem and Rihanna)|The Monster Tour]], to make the link simply appear as The Monster Tour. However, on disambiguation pages leave the article as its original title and do not add a piped link, as this is discouraged.

Capitalization[edit]

In titles of concert tours in the English language, the Wikipedia standard is to capitalize:

  1. The first word and last word in the title.
  2. All other words except for:

Note that short verbs (Is, Are, Be, Do) and pronouns (Me, It, His) are capitalized.

In titles of concert tours in a language other than English, following the capitalization found in most English-language sources is recommended.

Remember, tour names with a specific or unique stylization are identified in the opening sentence of the article, after the tour name is initially printed following the Manual of Style and capitalization style.

Templates[edit]

Project tag[edit]

WikiProject Concert Tours  
WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of WikiProject Concert Tours, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of concert tours on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
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Please add {{Concert Tours}} along with the quality of the article. You can do this by specifying |class=X, where X is Stub, Start, C, B, A, GA or FA (see Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Assessment for explanation of terms). Note that the parameter and values are case sensitive. Not all concert tour articles have been tagged with {{Concert Tours}}. Many articles still need to be graded based on quality.

The rating by importance is not currently implemented, as the project is currently rating articles based on their class for use by the Version 1.0 team and others, including this project itself. Importance is a parameter of potential use to the project itself, possibly in determining which articles are top contenders for future collaboration. However, as the specific importance of articles varies between projects, it is less of a priority right now than determining the quality of the articles which fall within the scope of this project.

Infobox[edit]

See: Template:Infobox concert tour

Stubs[edit]

To add an article to the music stubs category, use {{concert-stub}}. See Category:Music event stubs for more stubs and info.

Userbox[edit]

To add yourself as a member, put the userbox labeled {{User WikiProject Concert Tours}} on your user page.

Concert Laplage.JPG This user is a member of WikiProject Concert Tours.

To see who has joined the project, see Category:WikiProject Concert Tours members.

Review and assessment[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Tools[edit]

Main tool page: toolserver.org

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