All Hearts Tour

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All Hearts Tour
Tour by Kelis and Robyn
All Hearts Tour Poster.jpg
Promotional poster for the 2010 tour
Associated album Flesh Tone
Body Talk Pt. 1
Start date July 23, 2010
End date August 5, 2010
Legs 1
No. of shows 9 in North America

The All Hearts Tour was a joint concert tour by American R&B singer Kelis and Swedish pop singer Robyn in support of their albums Flesh Tone and Body Talk Pt. 1, respectively. The announcement for the tour was unique in that the duo announced the tour over Twitter in the form of a conversation between the two.[1]

The tour was supported by Dan Black, Natalia Kills and Far East Movement.[2]

Background[edit]

On May 20, 2010, Kelis and Robyn were tweeting each other on Twitter, with Kelis asking Robyn if she would want to "hit the road together."[3] Eventually, the tweets led to naming their joint tour All Hearts.[3] In an interview with The Huffington Post, Kelis explained the tour's name, saying, "'All Heart' is like when you say someone has a lot of heart it's brave... there's a strength and love in it, but you got guts. You're not afraid to say who you are, what you believe, and to feel comfortable in your own skin."[4] While speaking of Robyn, she said, "Honestly, I love her album and I figured she's going on tour and I need to go on tour and we talked about it. It was just natural."[5] While being interviewed by guest editor Kelis of Idolator, Robyn explained that the tour's name means to her, "To me, that means it all, love, and everyone’s invited!"[6]

Robyn performing at House of Blues in Boston.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, four days before the tour started, Kelis revealed that she still had not decided what to include on her set list. She said, "I've been doing this for a while. It's not brain surgery. I just go with what I feel."[5] She also revealed that it would include "a more thumping, technofied version" of her hit "Milkshake." Robyn focused more on arrangements instead of stage productions. She rehearsed in Stockholm, Sweden with two drummers and two keyboardists, and saying that her set "will be just me and them, [...] It's really straightforward." She also revealed that she would perform new songs from the then-upcoming Body Talk Pt. 2.[5]

Poster contest[edit]

On July 2, 2010, Interscope Records and Creative Allies launched a contest in which fans could design a poster for the All Hearts Tour.[7] The grand prize was $200 and signed copies of Body Talk Pt. 1 and Flesh Tone.[7] Participants had until July 15, 2010 to submit their poster.[8] On August 4, 2010, Interscope revealed the three runners-up.[9] A day later, the winner was revealed.[10]

Accomplishments[edit]

The August 5th show at Webster Hall sold out within a week of its announcement and an extra show was added for August 4 due to demand.[11] The shows at The Music Box, 9:30 Club and Music Hall of Williamsburg also sold out.[12][13][14]

The July 24th show at Mezzanine in San Francisco also sold out and a July 25 show at Mezzanine was added.[15][16]

The tour was ranked #19 on Spin.com's list of "Summer's 25 Must See Tours"[17]

Set list[edit]

Robyn[edit]

  1. "Intro"
  2. "Fembot"
  3. "Cry When You Get Older"
  4. "Cobrastyle"
  5. "Dancing on My Own"
  6. "Who's That Girl"
  7. "Hang with Me (Acoustic Version)"
  8. "Dancehall Queen"
  9. "None of Dem"
  10. "The Girl and the Robot"
  11. "Don't Fucking Tell Me What to Do"
  12. "Be Mine!"
  13. "Show Me Love"
  14. "Dream On"
  15. "With Every Heartbeat"

Kelis[edit]

  1. "Intro"
  2. "22nd Century"
  3. "Millionaire"
  4. "Bossy"
  5. "Emancipate"
  6. "Home"
  7. "Scream"
  8. "Brave"
  9. "Trick Me"
  10. "Milkshake"
  11. "Holiday"
  12. "4th of July (Fireworks)"
  13. "Lil' Star"
  14. "Song for the Baby"
  15. "Acapella" / "I Gotta Feeling" selected dates only

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America [18][19][20]
July 23, 2010 Los Angeles United States The Music Box
July 24, 2010 San Francisco Mezzanine
July 25, 2010
July 27, 2010 Boston House of Blues
July 28, 2010 New York City Williamsburg Hall of Music
August 2, 2010 Washington, D.C. 9:30 Club
August 3, 2010 Philadelphia Trocadero Theatre
August 4, 2010 New York City Webster Hall
August 5, 2010

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dombal, Ryan (May 2010). "Robyn and Kelis to Tour Together". pitchfork.com. Archived from the original on 25 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-24. 
  2. ^ Bain, Becky (June 2010). "Kelis And Robyn Announce Dates For All Hearts Tour". Idolator. Archived from the original on 28 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-24. 
  3. ^ a b Daw, Robbie (2010-05-20). "Kelis And Robyn Tweet About Their All Hearts Tour". Idolator. Buzz Media. Retrieved 2011-03-11. 
  4. ^ Chattman, Jon (2010-06-16). ""All Hearts": Kelis and Robyn Tag Team on the Road". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2011-03-11. 
  5. ^ a b c O'Connell, Kevin (2010-07-20). "Behind Robyn and Kelis' "All Hearts" Tour". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Retrieved 2011-03-11. 
  6. ^ "The Idolator Interview(s): Robyn x Kelis". Idolator. Buzz Media. Archived from the original on 14 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  7. ^ a b "Calling all artists - design a poster for the ALL HEARTS Tour!". Interscope Records. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  8. ^ "Design Contests - Kelis & Robyn Tour". Creative Allies. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  9. ^ "All Hearts Tour Poster Design Contest Runners Up Announced". Interscope Records. 2010-08-04. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  10. ^ "And the winner is...". Interscope Records. 2010-08-05. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  11. ^ "Second New York Date Added". robyn.com. June 2010. Archived from the original on 22 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-24. 
  12. ^ "Upcoming Shows". goldenvoice.com. June 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-24. 
  13. ^ "Robyn's Official Ticket Store". robyntickets.com. June 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-24. 
  14. ^ "9:30 Club Concerts". 930.com. July 2010. Archived from the original on 21 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-24. 
  15. ^ "Mezzanine Calendar". mezzaninesf.com. June 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-24. 
  16. ^ "Kelis Events". iamkelis.com. June 2010. Archived from the original on 2011-07-13. Retrieved 2010-07-24. 
  17. ^ Goodman, William (June 2010). "Spin's 25 Must-See Tours". spin.com. Retrieved 2010-07-24. 
  18. ^ "Kelis concert Mezzanine". iamkelis.com. June 2010. Archived from the original on 2011-07-13. Retrieved 2010-07-24. 
  19. ^ "Kelis concert Williamsburg". iamkelis.com. June 2010. Archived from the original on 29 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-24. 
  20. ^ "Second New York Date Added". robyn.com. June 2010. Archived from the original on 22 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-24.