Charmbracelet World Tour
|Tour by Mariah Carey|
|Start date||June 20, 2003|
|End date||February 26, 2004|
|Number of shows||20 in Asia
16 in Europe
33 in North America
|Box office||$6.0 million (First North American Leg)|
|Mariah Carey concert chronology|
The Charmbracelet World Tour was a worldwide concert tour in 2003–2004 by American recording artist Mariah Carey in support of her album Charmbracelet. 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. At the end of 2003, the tour placed 83rd on Pollstar's "Top 100 Tours", grossing more than $6.0 million with 25 shows from her first North American leg.
In April 2003, Carey announced a world tour in support of her recent studio album Charmbracelet. 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.
The long-running length of the tour had actually not been planned. After the initial stretch of the tour, Carey decided to add additional dates. For the new dates, she performed a more condensed show, cutting off several songs from the setlist and performing new songs in their place with Christmas elements during seasonal periods. Fans praised Carey for being in excellent voice the entire tour and Carey has claimed that the tour prepared her voice to record her next album The Emancipation of Mimi.
Before tickets went on sale in the US, venues were switched from large arenas to smaller, more intimate theater shows. According to Carey, the change was made in order to give fans a more intimate show, and something more Broadway-influenced. She said, "It's much more intimate so you'll feel like you had an experience. You experience a night with me." However, while smaller productions were booked for the US leg of the tour, Carey performed at stadia and arenas in Asia and Europe, and performed for a crowd of over 35,000 in Manila, 50,000 in Malaysia, and to over 70,000 people in China. In the UK, it was Carey's first tour to feature shows outside London; she performed in Glasgow, Birmingham and Manchester.
The tour garnered generally positive reviews 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. At her concert in Manila, Rito P. Asilo from Philippine Daily Inquirer wrote, "I didn't expect her voice to be that crystal clear!" He added, "After 15 songs, we couldn't seem to get enough of Mariah—and we became a believer!".
Carey's sexual image also generated some controversy during the tour. In various countries, she was often criticised for her choice of dress, and a Pan-Islamic youth leader attempted to have her banned from performing in Malaysia. She was eventually allowed to perform under the condition that she wore less provocative clothing while on stage.
- "Looking In" (Instrumental Introduction)
- "Through the Rain"
- "My All"
- "Can't Take That Away (Mariah's Theme)"
- "I Know What You Want"
- "Subtle Invitation"
- "My Saving Grace"
- "I'll Be There"
- "Bringin' On the Heartbreak"
- "Always Be My Baby"
- "Make It Happen"
- "Without You"
- "Vision of Love"
- "Butterfly" (Outro)
|June 20, 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|
|July 26, 2003||Las Vegas||United States||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||Ahoy Rotterdam|
|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||Warsaw||Poland||Hala Torwar|
|November 10, 2003||Milan||Italy||Fila Forum|
|November 15, 2003||Shanghai||China||Hong Kou Stadium|
|November 16, 2003|
|November 19, 2003||Taguig||Philippines||Bonifacio Global City Open Field|
|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|
- "Pollstar Top 100 Tours 2003" (PDF). Pollstar. Retrieved 28 May 2015.
- Patel, Joseph. "Carey Maps Out 'Intimate Evening' Tour". VH1. Archived from the original on January 14, 2004. Retrieved June 15, 2011.
- Patel, Joseph. "Mariah Carey Scraps Arena Tour, Opts To Get More Intimate". VH1. Retrieved June 15, 2011.
- "Mariah's Malaysia Concert Ill-timed, Says Muslim Leader". San Jose Mercury News. MediaNews Group. January 16, 2004. Retrieved June 15, 2011.
- "Mariah Adds UK To World Tour". BBC News. May 31, 2003. Retrieved February 3, 2011.
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- "Mariah upsets Malaysian Muslims". BBC News. January 16, 2004.