Blurred Lines Tour

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Blurred Lines Tour
Tour by Robin Thicke
Associated albumBlurred Lines
Start dateFebruary 21, 2014
End dateAugust 17, 2014
Legs4
No. of shows27 in North America
6 in Europe
33 Total
Robin Thicke concert chronology
  • Jennifer Hudson & Robin Thicke in Concert
    (2009)
  • Blurred Lines Tour
    (2014)

The Blurred Lines Tour is the debut headlining tour by American recording artist, Robin Thicke. The tour supports of his sixth studio album, Blurred Lines (2013). The tour traveled to North America and Europe, playing over 30 concerts.

Background[edit]

Thicke first mentioned tour shortly following the release of the album. He stated he wanted to spend of the rest of the year promoting the album internationally. The end of 2013 saw the singer performing at many radio festivals, followed by a guest spot on Maroon 5's 2014 UK tour.[1]

The tour was announced in September 2013.[2] Before the tour began, it was faced it many challenges. In January 2014, opening act Jessie J dropped out of the tour, stating she wanted to focus on making new music.[3] The following month, the singer revealed his separation from this wife, Paula Patton.[4] Shortly after, the first three shows of the tour was rescheduled, citing vocal stress as the reasoning.[5] Thicke was photographed in Canada and Disneyland during the cancelled shows.[6] The tour kicked off Fairfax, Virginia. At each show, Thicke dedicated "Lost Without U" to his estranged wife.

The Humanists of Boston University petitioned to have Thicke's concert at the Agganis Arena cancelled.[7] The group stated the album's lead single promoted misogyny and rape culture. The university responded the school is not in correlation with the concert, with the show being organized by Live Nation. The group created a petition on Change.org, getting over a three-thousand signatures. The concert proceeded as scheduled, with the group stating a small protest outside the arena.

During a break in the tour, Thicke recorded his next studio album, Paula. This saw the singer adding songs from the new album to the tour's setlist. The album was released in July 2014 and performed poorly.[8]

Opening acts[edit]

Setlist[edit]

The following setlist was obtained from the concert held on July 26, 2014; at the Casino Rama Entertainment Centre in Rama, Canada. It does not represent all concerts for the duration of the tour.[11]

  1. "Give It 2 U"
  2. "Magic"
  3. "Take It Easy on Me"
  4. "Oh Shooter"
  5. "Dreamworld"
  6. "Pretty Lil Heart"
  7. "Lost Without U"
  8. "Instrumental Interlude"
  9. "Too Little Too Late"
  10. "Love Can Grow Back"
  11. "Wanna Love You Girl"
  12. "Lock the Door"
  13. "Get Her Back"
  14. "Shakin' It 4 Daddy"
  15. "Rock with You"
  16. "Let's Stay Together"
Encore
  1. "Blurred Lines"
  2. "Forever Love"

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America[12]
February 27, 2014 Fairfax United States Patriot Center
March 1, 2014 Ledyard MGM Grand Theatre
March 2, 2014 Atlantic City Borgata Event Center
March 4, 2014 Boston Agganis Arena
March 6, 2014 Camden Susquehanna Bank Center
March 7, 2014 New York City The Theater at Madison Square Garden
March 12, 2014 Detroit Fox Theatre
March 14, 2014 Cherokee Harrah's Cherokee Event Center
March 15, 2014 St. Louis Fox Theatre
March 16, 2014[A] Miami Beach Carnival Conquest
March 17, 2014 Atlanta Fox Theatre
March 18, 2014[B] Houston Reliant Stadium
March 20, 2014 Austin Moody Theater
March 21, 2014 Thackerville Global Event Center
March 23, 2014 Denver Fillmore Auditorium
March 26, 2014 Seattle WaMu Theater
March 29, 2014 San Francisco Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
April 27, 2014[C] New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course
May 2, 2014[D] West Palm Beach West Palm Beach Waterfront
May 3, 2014 Indio Fantasy Springs Special Events Center
May 25, 2014[E] Oranjestad Aruba Nikki Beach Amphitheatre
June 7, 2014[F] Orlando United States Universal Music Plaza Stage
Europe[13][14]
July 4, 2014 Sant Jordi Spain Seafront Stage
July 5, 2014[G] Birmingham England Perry Park
July 6, 2014[G] London Finsbury Park
July 7, 2014[H] Monte Carlo Monaco Salle des Étoiles
July 11, 2014[I] Rotterdam Netherlands Theater Hal 1
July 13, 2014[J] Montreux Switzerland Auditorium Stravinski
North America
July 25, 2014[K] Cincinnati United States Paul Brown Stadium
July 26, 2014 Rama Canada Casino Rama Entertainment Centre
August 1, 2014[L] Indianapolis United States Fairgrounds Coliseum
August 15, 2014 Hammond The Venue at Horseshoe Hammond
August 17, 2014[M] Springfield Illinois State Grandstand
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
A This concert was a part of the "Ultimate Party with a Purpose"[15]
B This concert was a part of the "Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo"[16]
C This concert was a part of the "New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival"[17]
D This concert was a part of "SunFest"[18]
E This concert was a part of the "Soul Beach Music Festival"[19]
F This concert was a part of "Mardi Gras"[20]
G This concert was a part of the "Wireless Festival"[21]
H This concert was a part of the "Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival"[22]
I This concert was a part of the "North Sea Jazz Festival"[23]
J This concert was a part of the "Montreux Jazz Festival"[24]
K This concert was a part of the "Macy's Music Festival"[25]
L This concert was a part of the "Indiana State Fair"[26]
M This concert was a part of the "Illinois State Fair"[27]
Cancellations and rescheduled shows
February 21, 2014 Atlanta, Georgia Fox Theatre Rescheduled to March 17, 2014[28]
February 22, 2014 Orlando, Florida Universal Music Plaza Stage Rescheduled to June 7, 2014[29]
February 25, 2014 Cherokee, North Carolina Harrah's Cherokee Event Center Rescheduled to March 14, 2014[30]
March 11, 2014 Rama, Canada Casino Rama Entertainment Centre Rescheduled to July 26, 2014[31]
March 26, 2014 Phoenix, Arizona PCC West Ballroom Cancelled[32]
March 27, 2014 Vancouver, Canada Rogers Arena Cancelled[33]
March 28, 2014 Indio, California Fantasy Springs Special Events Center Rescheduled to May 3, 2014[34]
July 19, 2014 San Dimas, California Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park Cancelled[35]

Box office score data[edit]

Venue City Tickets sold / Available Gross revenue
Patriot Center Fairfax 2,819 / 7,551 (37%) $153,133[36]
The Theater at Madison Square Garden New York City 5,018 / 5,409 (93%) $345,108[37]
Fox Theatre Atlanta 2,219 / 3,904 (57%) $151,642[38]

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