Borrowed Heaven tour
|Tour by The Corrs|
Promotional poster for the tour
|Associated album||Borrowed Heaven|
|Start date||19 June 2004|
|End date||27 November 2004|
|No. of shows||53 in Europe|
16 in North America
|The Corrs concert chronology|
The Borrowed Heaven Tour is the fourth concert tour by Irish band, The Corrs, Beginning summer 2004, the tour promoted the band's fourth studio album, Borrowed Heaven. With nearly 70 shows, the tour visited Europe and North America. It marks the first headlining tour for the band in North America. It also serves as the last headlining tour before the band went into hiatus.
Two new members joined the group during the tour – Jason Duffy on drums and Kieran Kiely on keyboards. Jason Duffy joined the band after Caroline Corr announced her pregnancy and was unable to cross the Atlantic Ocean for the North American leg. Caroline was moved to percussion and keyboards which would be easier for her as the months progressed.
The 26 November 2004 show at the SEG Geneva Arena in Geneva, Switzerland was filmed and released on 13 December 2005. It was titled, "All the Way Home: A History of the Corrs (plus Live in Geneva)". The film contains a documentary on the history of the band along with the full concert made into a fantasy movie from Geneva by Warner Bros. Pictures.
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One of the most spectacular stage set-ups of 2004 belongs to The Corrs, which features a creative configuration of Barco's newest star product: MiPIX. Launched in September '03 MiPIX has won several international awards and appeared on stage with stars the likes of Kylie Minogue and Britney Spears. The use of MiPIX on The Corrs' latest tour confirms the enthusiasm of lighting designers about the creative and flexibility of the product.
"We are very pleased to see that the Barco LED displays will again be centre stage with so many of the world's foremost artists this summer. Barco's MiPIX LED system also continues its rise in popularity as a creative, flexible backdrop solution, which can be adapted to suit almost any need in terms of backdrop size, shape and resolution [...] Barco has been developing tailor-made solutions for the event engineering industry for many years and we will continue to focus our R&D efforts to design and develop products and solutions which drive the technological evolution of this industry".
October and November found The Corrs wheeling through 18 arena dates in seven European countries with a substantial Meyer Sound system provided by England's Canegreen Ltd. The lively Irish band carried a well-rounded selection of self-powered loudspeakers, including MILO high-power curvilinear array, M3D line array, M2D compact curvilinear array, MSL-4 horn-loaded long-throw and UPA-1P compact wide coverage loudspeakers, as well as 700-HP ultrahigh-power subwoofers. Onstage, the players were monitoring through MSL-4s and DS-2P horn-loaded mid-bass loudspeakers, and legacy USM-1 extended range narrow coverage stage monitors. Further support was provided with legacy MSL-2 high-power loudspeakers.
As Canegreen's managing director, Yan Stile, explains, the variety of models of Meyer Sound speakers allowed the band to handle any venue.
"We believe that, if you're an artist, you need to have every color in your palette. The Corrs could do anything. In smaller arenas, they could use a couple of hangs of MILO and, if there were bleachers, they could use the M2Ds. If there weren't bleachers, M2Ds could underhang below the MILOs. If they needed to throw a farther distance, they could use the M3Ds. MSL-4s and M2Ds were used for infill, for those little areas that you find in European venues. In Europe, the venues are strangely shaped. You go to the Festhalle in Stuttgart and it's the most ridiculous shape! That's why we supplied every color in the palette. The main thing is, the Corrs could go into any venue and they do whatever they wanted to do. It's so evenly dispersed between the different box types that it still sounded fantastic and smooth as you walk between them. It sounded lovely all the way".
- Sophie B. Hawkins (6–21 August 2004)
- Myslovitz (11 October–8 November 2004)
- Tamee Harrison (Vienna)
- Serena Ryder (Toronto)
The following setlist was obtained from 30 August 2004 concert, held at the Theatre at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada. It does not represent all concerts during the tour.
- "Instrumental Sequence" (contains elements of "Baby Be Brave")
- "Only When I Sleep"
- "What Can I Do"
- "Forgiven Not Forgotten"
- "Instrumental Sequence" (contains elements of "Return from Fingal" and Trout in a Bath")
- "Borrowed Heaven"
- "No Frontiers"
- "Queen of Hollywood"
- "Long Night"
- "When the Stars Go Blue"
- "Summer Sunshine"
- "So Young"
- "I Never Loved You Anyway"
|19 June 2004||Bonn||Germany||Bonner Museumsplatz|
|20 June 2004[A]||Werchter||Belgium||Werchter Festival Grounds|
|21 June 2004||London||England||Carling Apollo Hammersmith|
|23 June 2004||Belfast||Northern Ireland||Odyssey Arena|
|24 June 2004|
|26 June 2004[B]||Killarney||Ireland||Fitzgerald Stadium|
|28 June 2004||Dublin||Point Theatre|
|29 June 2004|
|2 July 2004||Vienna||Austria||Schloss Schönbrunn|
|5 July 2004||Genoa||Italy||Piazza del Mare|
|6 July 2004[C]||Locarno||Switzerland||Piazza Grande|
|8 July 2004[D]||Montreux||Auditorium Stravinski|
|10 July 2004||Paris||France||Zénith de Paris|
|11 July 2004[E]||London||England||Hyde Park|
|12 July 2004[F]||Liverpool||Big Top Arena|
|15 July 2004||Madrid||Spain||Auditorio el Torreón|
|16 July 2004||Braga||Portugal||Estádio Municipal de Braga|
|17 July 2004[G]||Santiago de Compostela||Spain||Auditorio Monte do Gozo|
|19 July 2004||Benidorm||Plaza Toros de Benidorm|
|21 July 2004||Palma||Plaza de toros de Palma de Mallorca|
|2 August 2004||New York City||United States||China Club|
|5 August 2004||Vancouver||Canada||Rogers Arena|
|6 August 2004||Woodinville||United States||Chateau Ste. Michelle Amphitheatre|
|8 August 2004||Portland||Roseland Theater|
|11 August 2004||San Francisco||Warfield Theatre|
|12 August 2004||Saratoga||Mountain Winery Amphitheatre|
|14 August 2004||Hollywood||Kodak Theatre|
|15 August 2004||San Diego||Humphreys Concerts by the Bay|
|17 August 2004||Denver||Universal Lending Pavilion|
|19 August 2004[H]||Highland Park||Ravina Pavilion|
|21 August 2004||Cleveland||Tower City Amphitheater|
|22 August 2004||Pittsburgh||Chevrolet Amphitheatre|
|25 August 2004||Vienna||Filene Center|
|27 August 2004||Wantagh||Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Theater|
|28 August 2004||Boston||FleetBoston Pavilion|
|30 August 2004||Toronto||Canada||Theatre at the Air Canada Centre|
|11 September 2004[I]||London||England||Hyde Park|
|8 October 2004||Brighton||Brighton Centre|
|9 October 2004||Douai||France||Gayant Expo|
|11 October 2004||Paris||Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy|
|12 October 2004||Lyon||Halle Tony Garnier|
|14 October 2004||Metz||Galaxie Amnéville|
|16 October 004||Brussels||Belgium||Forest National|
|17 October 2004||Oberhausen||Germany||König Pilsener Arena|
|19 October 2004||Rotterdam||Netherlands||Sportpaleis van Ahoy|
|20 October 2004||Hanover||Germany||Stadionsporthalle|
|22 October 2004||Hamburg||Colour Line Arena|
|23 October 2004||Berlin||Max-Schmeling-Halle|
|25 October 2004||Stuttgart||Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle|
|26 October 2004||Frankfurt||Festhalle Frankfurt|
|28 October 2004||Munich||Olympiahalle|
|30 October 2004||Rotterdam||Netherlands||Sportpaleis van Ahoy|
|1 November 2004||Newcastle||England||Metro Radio Arena|
|2 November 2004||Glasgow||Scotland||Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre|
|4 November 2004||Sheffield||England||Hallam FM Arena|
|5 November 2004||Birmingham||NEC Arena|
|7 November 2004||Manchester||Manchester Evening News Arena|
|8 November 2004||London||Wembley Arena|
|10 November 2004||Cournon-d'Auvergne||France||Zénith d'Auvergne|
|13 November 2004||Barakaldo||Spain||Bizkaia Arena|
|16 November 2004||Lisbon||Portugal||Pavilhão Atlântico|
|18 November 2004||Seville||Spain||Auditorio Municipal Rocío Jurado de Sevilla|
|19 November 2004||Murcia||Plaza de toros de La Condomina|
|21 November 2004||Pamplona||Recinto Plan Sur|
|22 November 2004||Toulouse||France||Zénith de Toulouse|
|23 November 2004||Marseille||Le Dôme de Marseille|
|26 November 2004||Geneva||Switzerland||SEG Geneva Arena|
|27 November 2004[J]||Ischgl||Austria||Silvrettaseilbahn AG|
- Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
- Cancellations and rescheduled shows
|3 July 2004||Graz, Austria||Stadthalle Graz||Cancelled|
|2 August 2004||Edmonton, Canada||Francis Winspear Centre for Music||Cancelled|
|3 August 2004||Calgary, Canada||MacEwan Hall||Cancelled|
|8 August 2004||Portland, Oregon||Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall||Moved to the Roseland Theater|
|24 August 2004||Portsmouth, Virginia||nTelos Wireless Pavilion||Cancelled|
|31 August 2004||London, Canada||Centennial Hall Auditorium||Cancelled|
|2 September 2004||Ottawa, Canada||Southam Hall||Cancelled|
|3 September 2004||Montreal, Canada||Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier||Cancelled|
|5 September 2004||Halifax, Canada||Halifax Metro Centre||Cancelled|
|8 September 2004||St. John's, Canada||Mile One Stadium||Cancelled|
- Andrea Corr (lead vocals, tin whistle)
- Caroline Corr (percussion, bodhran, piano, vocals)
- Jim Corr (guitars, keyboards, vocals)
- Sharon Corr (violin, vocals)
- Keith Duffy (bass)
- Anthony Drennan (lead guitar)
- Kieran Kiely (keyboards, accordion)
- Jason Duffy (drums)
- John Hughes (band manager)
- Barry Gaster (business management)
- Caroline Henry (management assistant & band PA)
- Henry McGroggan (tour manager)
- Ian Calder (production manager)
- Nicola Calder (production assistant)
- Liam McCarthy (lighting designer)
- Max Bisgrove (Front of House sound)
- Paul Moore (monitor engineer)
- Declan Hogan (drum technician)
- David Vaughan (guitar technician)
- George Breacker
- Jesse Godolphin
- Mike Nichiman
- Ray Whelan
- Richard Griffin
- Dave Prior
- Paul Prior
- Jane Woolfenden (stylist)
- Carly Morris (wardrobe)
- Konzertagentur GMBH – Germany
- Clear Channel, Belgium – Belgium
- Rock & More – Austria
- Good News Productions & Montreaux Jazz Festival – Switzerland
- Solo & CMP Entertament – United Kingdom
- Gamerco – Spain
- Fona Artist – Mallorca
- Rat des Villes – France
- CPE Music – Portugal
- Clear Channel, Italy – Italy
- Denis Desmond- Ireland
- Wonderland promoters – Northern Ireland
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