Charmbracelet World Tour

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Charmbracelet World Tour
Tour by Mariah Carey
Associated albumCharmbracelet
Start dateJune 20, 2003
End dateFebruary 26, 2004
No. of shows20 in Asia
16 in Europe
33 in North America
69 Total
Mariah Carey concert chronology

The Charmbracelet World Tour was a worldwide concert tour in 2003–2004 by American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey in support of her album Charmbracelet (2002). The tour started on June 20, 2003 in Seoul, Korea visiting several countries in Asia, Europe, and North America before ending on February 26, 2004 in Dubai.


In April 2003, Carey announced a world tour in support of her recent studio album Charmbracelet.[1] The tour followed her Rainbow World Tour in 2000 and was her most extensive lasting for sixty-nine shows over eight months. The tour reached many places in East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East.[2]

Since her debut on the music scene in 1990, Carey has toured very infrequently compared to many other established acts. As such, the length of this tour had actually been extended due to Carey attempting to promote the Charmbracelet album which was underperforming. After the initial stretch of the tour, Carey decided to add additional dates. For the new dates, she performed a more condensed show, removing several songs from the set list and performing a few new songs in their place with Christmas elements during the seasonal period.

Carey performing "Subtle Invitation" on the tour

Before tickets went on sale in the US, venues were switched from large arenas to smaller, more intimate theatre shows due to slow sales in some cities. According to Carey, however, the change was made in order to give fans a more intimate show. She said, "It's much more intimate so you'll feel like you had an experience. You experience a night with me."[1] However, while smaller venues were booked for the US leg of the tour, Carey performed at some arenas in Asia and Europe.[3] In the UK, it was Carey's first tour to feature shows outside London; she performed in Glasgow, Birmingham and Manchester.[4]

Critical response[edit]

The tour garnered praise from music critics and audiences, many of whom complimented the quality of Carey's live vocals and the production of the shows. Fans were given the opportunity to request songs from Carey's catalog, which added to its positive reception.[2] At her concert in Manila, Rito P. Asilo from Philippine Daily Inquirer wrote, "I didn't expect her voice to be that crystal clear!"[5] He added, "After 15 songs, we couldn't seem to get enough of Mariah—and we became a believer!".[5]

Carey's sexual image also generated some controversy during the tour. In various countries, she was often criticized for her choice of dress, and a Pan-Islamic youth leader attempted to have her banned from performing in Malaysia.[6] She was eventually allowed to perform under the condition that she wore less revealing clothing while on stage.[citation needed]

Set list[edit]

  1. "Looking In / Butterfly" (Instrumental introduction)
  2. "Heartbreaker" (With elements of "Desert Storm Remix")
  3. "Dreamlover"
  4. "Through the Rain"
  5. "My All"
  6. "My All" (Classic Club Mix) [Interlude]
  7. Marionette Show
  8. "Clown"
  9. "Can't Take That Away (Mariah's Theme)"
  10. "Honey" (Video introduction) [Interlude]
  11. "Honey" (With elements of "Bad Boy Remix")
  12. "I Know What You Want"
  13. "Subtle Invitation"
  14. "My Saving Grace"
  15. Band introductions
  16. "I'll Be There" (With Trey Lorenz)
  17. "Friend of Mine" (Performed by Trey Lorenz) [Interlude]
  18. "Bringin' On the Heartbreak"
  19. "Bringin' On the Heartbreak Reprise" (Interlude)
  20. "Fantasy" (Bad Boy Remix)
  21. "Always Be My Baby"
  22. "Make It Happen"
  23. "Make It Happen Reprise" (Interlude)
  24. "Vision of Love"
  25. "Hero"
  26. "Butterfly Reprise" (Outro)


  • "You Got Me" was performed in Seoul.
  • "Can't Take That Away (Mariah's Theme)" was not performed during the first Asian leg.
  • "Always Be My Baby" was not performed in Seoul, Cincinnati, Europe (except Paris), during the second Asian leg and the second American leg.
  • "All I Want for Christmas Is You" was performed in Japan and during the second American leg.
  • "Can't Take That Away (Mariah's Theme)" was replaced by "One Sweet Day" in St. Louis, Denver and Mashantucket.
  • "Bringin' On the Heartbreak" was not performed in Cincinnati, during the second American leg and third Asian leg (except Thailand).
  • "Without You" was performed in Europe and during the second Asian leg.
  • "Clown" was not performed during the second American leg and third Asian leg.
  • "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing / Gloria (In Excelsis Deo)" was performed during the second American leg.
  • "Silent Night" was performed during the second American leg.
  • "Joy to the World" was performed during the second American leg.
  • "What Would You Do" was performed on the third Los Angeles show.
  • "Honey" was not performed during the third Asian leg.


List of concerts, showing date, city, country, and venue
Date City Country Venue
June 21, 2003 Seoul South Korea Jamsil Sports Complex
June 24, 2003 Osaka Japan Osaka-jō Hall
June 26, 2003
June 29, 2003 Fukuoka Marine Messe Fukuoka
July 1, 2003
July 3, 2003 Hiroshima Hiroshima Sun Plaza
July 6, 2003 Tokyo Nippon Budokan
July 8, 2003
July 10, 2003
July 13, 2003 Nagoya Rainbow Hall
July 15, 2003
North America
July 26, 2003 Las Vegas United States The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
July 29, 2003 Chicago United Center
August 1, 2003 St. Louis Fox Theatre
August 3, 2003 Cleveland Scene Pavilion
August 5, 2003 Columbia Merriweather Post Pavilion
August 7, 2003 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre
August 10, 2003 Morrison United States Red Rocks Amphitheatre
August 13, 2003 Concord Chronicle Pavilion
August 15, 2003 San Diego SDSU Open Air Theatre
August 18, 2003 Los Angeles Universal Amphitheatre
August 21, 2003
August 23, 2003 Phoenix Dodge Theater
August 26, 2003 Grand Prairie Nokia Theatre
August 28, 2003 The Woodlands The Pavilion
August 30, 2003 Orlando Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre
September 1, 2003 Fort Lauderdale Broward Center
September 3, 2003 Tampa The Tampa Bay
September 6, 2003 Mashantucket Foxwoods Resort Casino
September 8, 2003 Boston Wang Center
September 10, 2003 Upper Darby Tower Theatre
September 12, 2003 Wallingford Oakdale Theatre
September 14, 2003 Cincinnati U.S. Bank Arena
September 18, 2003 New York City Radio City Music Hall
September 20, 2003 Atlantic City Trump Taj
September 23, 2003 Manchester Verizon Wireless Arena
September 27, 2003 Moscow Russia State Kremlin Palace
September 29, 2003
October 2, 2003 Saint Petersburg Ice Palace
October 5, 2003 Stockholm Sweden Globen
October 8, 2003 Rotterdam Netherlands Rotterdam Ahoy
October 10, 2003 Hamburg Germany Color Line Arena
October 13, 2003 Berlin Max-Schmeling-Halle
October 16, 2003 Munich Olympiahalle
October 19, 2003 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle
October 22, 2003 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion
October 25, 2003 Glasgow United Kingdom SECC
October 28, 2003 Birmingham National Exhibition Centre
October 30, 2003 London Wembley Arena
November 1, 2003 Manchester MEN Arena
November 4, 2003 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
November 7, 2003 Milan Italy Fila Forum
November 12, 2003 Shanghai China Hong Kou Stadium
November 14, 2003
November 16, 2003 Taguig Philippines Bonifacio Global City Open Field
North America
December 9, 2003 Portland United States Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
December 10, 2003 Seattle McCaw Hall
December 12, 2003 San Jose HP Pavilion at San Jose
December 15, 2003 Santa Barbara Arlington Theater
December 17, 2003 Los Angeles Universal Amphitheater
December 19, 2003 Tucson TCC Arena
December 20, 2003 Las Vegas Theatre for the Performing Arts
December 22, 2003 Costa Mesa Orange County PAC
February 13, 2004 Busan South Korea Busan Exhibition and Convention Center
February 15, 2004 Jakarta Indonesia Jakarta Convention Center
February 17, 2004 Bangkok Thailand IMPACT Arena
February 20, 2004 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Stadium Merdeka
February 24, 2004 Beirut Lebanon B.I.E.L.
February 26, 2004 Dubai United Arab Emirates Meydan Racecourse


  1. ^ a b Patel, Joseph. "Carey Maps Out 'Intimate Evening' Tour". VH1. Archived from the original on January 14, 2004. Retrieved June 15, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Patel, Joseph. "Mariah Carey Scraps Arena Tour, Opts To Get More Intimate". VH1. Retrieved June 15, 2011.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Mariah's Malaysia Concert Ill-timed, Says Muslim Leader". San Jose Mercury News. MediaNews Group. January 16, 2004. Retrieved June 15, 2011.
  4. ^ "Mariah Adds UK To World Tour". BBC News. May 31, 2003. Retrieved February 3, 2011.
  5. ^ a b Asilo, Rito P. (November 23, 2003). "Mariah Carey Thrills Euphoric Manila Crowd". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Philippine Daily Inquirer, Inc. p. I3. Retrieved June 13, 2011.
  6. ^ "Mariah upsets Malaysian Muslims". BBC News. January 16, 2004.