Do You Believe? (tour)

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Do You Believe?
Tour by Cher
DoYouBelieveTourPoster.jpg
Associated albumBelieve
Start dateJune 16, 1999 (1999-06-16)
End dateMarch 4, 2000 (2000-03-04)
Legs3
No. of shows41 in Europe
80 in North America
121 total
Box office$120 million
Cher concert chronology

Do You Believe?, also known as the Believe Tour,[1] was the fourth solo concert tour by American singer-actress Cher. The tour, which took place in 1999 and 2000, promoted her album, Believe.

History[edit]

The tour began on June 16, 1999 and was initially planned to end on December 15, 1999, but due to it being very commercially successful, the tour was extended from December 30, 1999 to March 5, 2000 in North America. Cyndi Lauper, Wild Orchid, Michael McDonald and Julio Iglesias Jr. were the opening acts at different times during the tour.

The August 28, 1999 performance at the MGM Grand Garden Arena was made into the Emmy Awards-nominated HBO television special Live in Concert, which aired the following day, and by year's end was released on VHS and DVD. As stated by Billboard, the HBO television special was the highest-rated original program in over 2 years.

Costumes[edit]

Cher appeared in a variety of costumes during the performance. Her opening outfit, involving a stringed skirt, meshed top over a cross, and a huge red wig, was dubbed self-deprecatingly by her as the "Bozo the Clown-meets-Braveheart look" or the 'Super Groundforce Girl' referring to Charlie Dimmock from the popular-at-the-time Groundforce Gardening show. All in all there were 7 to 9 different ensembles, depending upon how one does the counting, with none lasting more than a handful of songs.

Reception[edit]

Reviews of the show were often favorable, given Cher's return to popularity and over-the-top appeal. The New York Times said Cher had "a quintessential rock voice ... spectacularly styled with a rough and tumble vaudevillian edge." The Washington Post viewed it as "a dynamic, over-the-top extravaganza." The Dallas Morning News said "her concert was entertaining and gleefully glitzy."[2]

Set list[edit]

Notes
  • "Heart of Stone" was cut from the set list after the first three performances.
  • "Just Like Jesse James" was not performed during the show in University Park.
  • "Dark Lady" wasn't played in Paris

Tour dates[edit]

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, opening act, tickets sold, number of available tickets and amount of gross revenue
Date City Country Venue Opening act(s) Tickets sold / available Gross revenue
North America[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12]
June 16, 1999 Phoenix United States America West Arena Cyndi Lauper
Wild Orchid
12,822 / 12,822 $779,965
June 18, 1999 The Woodlands Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 12,876 / 12,876 $603,983
June 19, 1999 San Antonio Alamodome 15,102 / 16,969 $803,885
June 20, 1999 Dallas Coca-Cola Starplex Amphitheatre 14,646 /15,532 $654,750
June 23, 1999 New Orleans Louisiana Superdome 12,754 / 16,000 $712,529
June 25, 1999 Tampa Ice Palace 15,515 / 15,515 $1,019,950
June 26, 1999 Sunrise National Car Rental Center 15,133 / 15,133 $935,597
June 29, 1999 Nashville Nashville Arena 11,047 / 13,271 $486,906
June 30, 1999 Atlanta Coca-Cola Lakewood Amphitheatre 14,495 / 15,051 $672,010
July 2, 1999 Cleveland Gund Arena 12,773 / 20,750 $717,550
July 3, 1999 Burgettstown Coca-Cola Star Lake Amphitheater 13,882 / 23,212 $507,779
July 5, 1999 Wantagh Jones Beach Theater 28,166 / 28,166 $1,528,420
July 6, 1999
July 8, 1999 Wallingford Oakdale Theatre 4,627 / 4,821 $381,770
July 10, 1999 Philadelphia First Union Center 14,136 / 14,136 $909,564
July 11, 1999 Bristow Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge 10,827 / 22,549 $580,722
July 13, 1999 New York City Madison Square Garden 15,439 / 15,439 $1,070,828
July 14, 1999 Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center 16,955 / 17,076 $872,117
July 16, 1999 Albany Pepsi Arena 11,449 / 17,000 $599,850
July 17, 1999 Mansfield Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts 14,450 / 19,800 $635,048
July 19, 1999 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre 13,867 / 13,867 $644,169
July 21, 1999 Montreal Molson Centre 9,029 / 11,915 $431,342
August 2, 1999 Milwaukee United States Bradley Center 12,243 / 20,000 $746,257
August 4, 1999 Minneapolis Target Center 13,138 / 13,138 $721,656
August 5, 1999 Bonner Springs Sandstone Amphitheater 12,468 / 18,000 $581,976
August 7, 1999 Denver McNichols Sports Arena 11,568 / 11,568 $678,757
August 10, 1999 Edmonton Canada Skyreach Centre 10,416 / 10,416 $550,513
August 11, 1999 Calgary Canadian Airlines Saddledome 12,422 / 12,422 $639,749
August 13, 1999 Vancouver General Motors Place 12,950 / 12,950 $656,209
August 14, 1999 Seattle United States KeyArena 11,495 / 15,600 $696,094
August 17, 1999 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre 15,022 / 22,000 $699,665
August 18, 1999 Concord Concord Pavilion 12,500 / 12,500 $729,754
August 20, 1999 Anaheim Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim 23,963 / 23,963 $1,358,370
August 21, 1999
August 24, 1999 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena 8,322 /9,363 $561,593
August 25, 1999 Sacramento ARCO Arena
August 27, 1999 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena 24,462 / 24,462 $1,954,438
August 28, 1999
September 1, 1999[a] Tinley Park New World Music Theatre Julio Iglesias Jr.
Michael McDonald
13,387 / 15,000 $672,209
September 2, 1999[b] St. Louis Kiel Center 12,429 / 12,429 $639,510
September 4, 1999[c] Cincinnati Firstar Center 9,447 / 18,026 $519,642
September 5, 1999 Buffalo Marine Midland Arena 11,865 / 11,865 $588,031
September 7, 1999 University Park Bryce Jordan Center Cyndi Lauper
Julio Iglesias Jr.
10,413 / 12,000 $468,082
September 8, 1999 Virginia Beach GTE Virginia Beach Amphitheater 11,920 / 20,000 $534,822
September 10, 1999[d] Noblesville Deer Creek Music Center 17,823 / 20,118 $687,772
September 11, 1999[e] Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills 29,582 / 29,582 $1,659,268
September 12, 1999
September 14, 1999 Madison Kohl Center 10,494 / 12,845 $564,970
September 15, 1999 Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena 12,063 / 12,864 $664,889
September 17, 1999 Columbus Polaris Amphitheater 15,391 / 19,900 $641,632
September 18, 1999 Rosemont Rosemont Horizon 13,159 / 13,159 $839,225
September 20, 1999[f] Moline The MARK of the Quad Cities 10,745 / 10,745 $590,928
September 23, 1999 Sunrise National Car Rental Center 13,338 / 16,141 $841,294
September 25, 1999 Orlando Orlando Arena 11,542 / 17,712 $700,947
September 26, 1999 Atlanta Philips Arena 10,982 / 15,914 $585,996
September 28, 1999 Charlotte Charlotte Coliseum 12,785 / 12,785 $623,603
Europe
October 15, 1999 London England Wembley Arena Belinda Carlisle
October 16, 1999
October 18, 1999
October 19, 1999 Birmingham NEC Arena
October 21, 1999 Glasgow Scotland Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre
October 23, 1999 Manchester England Manchester Evening News Arena
October 24, 1999
October 26, 1999 Hamburg Germany Alsterdorfer Sporthalle
October 27, 1999 Rotterdam Netherlands Sportpaleis van Ahoy
October 29, 1999 Cologne Germany Kölnarena
October 30, 1999 Berlin Velodrom
November 1, 1999 Frankfurt Festhalle Frankfurt
November 3, 1999 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion
November 4, 1999 Milan Italy Fila Forum
November 6, 1999 Stuttgart Germany Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
November 7, 1999 Innsbruck Austria Olympiahalle Innsbruck
November 9, 1999 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
November 10, 1999 Dortmund Germany Westfalenhallen
November 12, 1999 Munich Olympiahalle
November 13, 1999
November 14, 1999 Kiel Ostseehalle
November 16, 1999 Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum
November 17, 1999 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm Globe Arena
November 19, 1999 Gothenburg Scandinavium
November 21, 1999 Helsinki Finland Hartwall Arena
November 24, 1999 Copenhagen Denmark Forum Copenhagen
November 25, 1999
November 27, 1999 Hanover Germany AWD Hall
November 28, 1999 Frankfurt Festhalle Frankfurt
November 30, 1999 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle
December 1, 1999 Prague Czech Republic Paegas Arena
December 2, 1999 Leipzig Germany Messehalle 1
December 5, 1999 Dublin Ireland Point Theatre
December 6, 1999
December 8, 1999 Birmingham England NEC Arena
December 9, 1999 Newcastle Telewest Arena
December 11, 1999 Sheffield Sheffield Arena
December 12, 1999 Ghent Belgium Flanders Expo
December 13, 1999 Lisbon Portugal Estádio da Tapadinha
December 14, 1999 Madrid Spain Raimundo Saporta Pavilion
December 15, 1999 Barcelona Palau Sant Jordi
North America[13][14][15][16]
December 30, 1999 Atlantic City United States Boardwalk Hall Lou Bega
CNOTE
December 31, 1999
January 28, 2000 Salt Lake City Delta Center 12,363 / 15,000 $518,346
January 29, 2000 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena 13,572 / 13,572 $1,108,652
February 1, 2000 Phoenix America West Arena 12,168 / 13,113 $774,100
February 2, 2000 Los Angeles Staples Center 12,410 / 14,738 $745,385
February 3, 2000
February 5, 2000 San Jose San Jose Arena 14,068 / 20,000 $768,830
February 8, 2000 Columbus Schottenstein Center 7,876 / 15,000 $503,059
February 9, 2000 Louisville Freedom Hall 12,561 / 15,510 $754,640
February 11, 2000 Rosemont Allstate Arena 13,995 / 13,995 $852,265
February 12, 2000 East Lansing Breslin Student Events Center 10,148 / 10,148 $587,987
February 14, 2000 Fairborn Nutter Center 10,340 / 12,044 $586,221
February 15, 2000 Champaign Assembly Hall 7,982 / 8,800 $435,456
February 17, 2000 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre 14,127 / 14,127 $678,661
February 18, 2000 Ottawa Corel Centre 12,926 / 12,926 $620,507
February 21, 2000 Miami United States American Airlines Arena 12,036 / 12,773 $592,133
February 24, 2000 East Rutherford Continental Airlines Arena 17,199 / 17,199 $983,424
February 26, 2000 Raleigh Raleigh Entertainment and Sports Arena 11,086 / 11,086 $654,915
February 27, 2000 Washington, D.C. MCI Center 12,207 / 14,385 $648,067
February 29, 2000 Greenville BI-LO Center 11,782 / 11,782 $662,795
March 1, 2000 Roanoke Roanoke Civic Center 8,089 / 8,089 $489,987
March 2, 2000
March 3, 2000 Boston FleetCenter 14,589 / 14,589 $908,183
Total 939,848 / 1,088,243 (86%) $80,000,000

Cancelled shows[edit]

List of cancelled concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, and reason for cancellation
Date City Country Venue Reason
March 5, 2000 Philadelphia United States First Union Center Unknown

Personnel[edit]

Band[edit]

Dancers[edit]

  • Dancer: Bubba Carr
  • Dancer: Aaron James Cash
  • Dancer: Kristin Richardson (née Willits)
  • Dancer: Suzanne Easter
  • Dancer: Tovaris Wilson
  • Dancer: Addie Yungmee

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Originally set for July 30, 1999.
  2. ^ Originally set for July 31, 1999.
  3. ^ Originally set for July 28, 1999.
  4. ^ Originally set for July 27, 1999.
  5. ^ Originally set for July 23, 1999.
  6. ^ Originally set for July 24, 1999.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cher Live in Concert DVD
  2. ^ "The Magic Continues With New Cher Tour Dates". PRNewswire.com. Retrieved 2009-02-07.
  3. ^ "News". web.archive.org. Archived from the original on 1999-05-08. Retrieved 2017-01-09.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  4. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (10 July 1999). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. ISSN 0006-2510. {{cite book}}: |author= has generic name (help)
  5. ^ "Hot Tour Information". web.archive.org. Archived from the original on 1999-10-13. Retrieved 2017-01-09.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  6. ^ Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 22. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 2017-01-09.
  7. ^ Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 94. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 2017-01-09.
  8. ^ Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 84. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 2017-01-09.
  9. ^ Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 110. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 2017-01-09.
  10. ^ Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 18. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 2017-01-09.
  11. ^ Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 2017-01-09.
  12. ^ Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 47. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 2017-01-09.
  13. ^ "Hot Tour Information". web.archive.org. Archived from the original on 2000-02-26. Retrieved 2017-01-09.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  14. ^ Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 98. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 2017-01-09.
  15. ^ Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 16. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 2017-01-09.
  16. ^ Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 90. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 2017-01-09.
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