Book of Love 2001 Club Tour

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Book of Love 2001 Club Tour
Concert by Book of Love
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Associated album I Touch Roses: The Best of Book of Love
Start date 7 April 2001
End date 21 November 2001
Legs 3
No. of shows 18+
Book of Love concert chronology
  • Lovebubble Tour
    (1993-1994)
  • 2001 Club Tour
    (2001)
  • 2013 Tour
    (2013)

The Book of Love 2001 Club Tour was a 2001 U.S. concert tour by American electronic group Book of Love, in support of the act's newly released best of compilation, I Touch Roses: The Best of Book of Love, which was released in March 2001. In April, three weeks after the release of their 'best of' record, the band embarked on a short six date promotional tour in which they played four to five songs to a backing track.[1]

On May 12, the band played at the GLAAD Media Awards in Washington, D.C. Throughout June 2001, the band played another string of live dates, this time with a full set and equipment.[2]

The first show of the official tour took place on June 1, 2001, at the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C.[2] The first leg of the tour visited other major cities of Chicago, El Centro, Denver, Dallas, and ending in Houston, TX.[2] The band took a break before playing the drag festival Wigstock on September 2, 2001, and then took time out of their tour schedule after band member Lauren Roselli Johnson gave birth to a child.[3] The Wigstock show was the only one that featured an appearance by band member Jade Lee.[3] The final leg of the tour began on October 11, 2001, in El Paso TX., and then various dates in Texas (including the Pleasure Island Music Festival w/The Cult), New York, San Francisco, L.A, and back to Houston, TX on November 21, 2001, which effectively ended the support and promotion of their 'best of' album, I Touch Roses: The Best of Book of Love.[3]

The setlist consisted of various tracks from their four studio albums.

Setlist[edit]

List of songs played during the tour.

  • "Boy" (Peter Rauhofer Remix)
  • "I Touch Roses"

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Promotional Club Tour, Leg #1[1]
7 April 2001 Dallas United States Lime Club
Grand Opening & AIDS Benefit
13 April 2001 Orlando Empire Nightclub
14 April 2001 New Orleans 735 Nightclub
15 April 2001 Miami Salvation
21 April 2001 San Francisco Club Universe
27 April 2001 El Centro Coyote Wells Club
12 May 2001 Washington, D.C. GLAAD Media Awards (Benefit)
2001 Club Tour, Leg #2[2]
1 June 2001 Washington, D.C. United States 9:30 Club
3 June 2001 Chicago House of Blues
22 June 2001 El Centro Coyote Wells Club
23 June 2001 Denver Ogden Theater
24 June 2001 Dallas Lizard Lounge
25 June 2001 Houston n/a
*2001 Club Tour, Leg #3[3]
2 September 2001 New York City United States Wigstock Festival
11 October 2001 El Paso Club 101
12 October 2001 Port Arthur Pleasure Island Music Festival
w/The Cult
13 October 2001 Austin Bob Popular
21 November 2001 Houston n/a
" * " denotes there are missing tour dates.

Performers[edit]

  • Susan Ottaviano – Lead vocals
  • Ted Ottaviano – Keyboards, vocals
  • Lauren Roselli – Keyboards, vocals
  • Jade Lee – Keyboards, vocals (only appeared at the Wigstock Festival)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Live Shows". Bookoflovemusic.com. Archived from the original on April 10, 2001. Retrieved 2013-07-19. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Itinerary for June". Bookoflovemusic.com. Archived from the original on April 10, 2001. Retrieved 2013-07-19. 
  3. ^ a b c d "December 9, 2001 News Section". Bookoflovemusic.com. Archived from the original on April 10, 2001. Retrieved 2013-07-19.