Do You Believe? (tour)

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Do You Believe?
Tour by Cher
DoYouBelieveTourPoster.jpg
Associated album Believe
Start date June 16, 1999 (1999-06-16)
End date March 4, 2000 (2000-03-04)
Legs 3
No. of shows 41 in Europe
80 in North America
121 total
Box office US$220 million ($316.29 million in 2016 dollars)[1]
Cher concert chronology

Do You Believe?, also known as the Believe Tour,[2] was the fourth solo concert tour by American recording artist 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.

At the time it was her highest-grossing tour ever with the total gross of $160 million, although it would later be eclipsed by her 2002–2005 Living Proof: The Farewell Tour.

The show[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.

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."[3]

Opening acts[edit]

Belinda Carlisle – Europe

Set list[edit]

  1. "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"
  2. "All or Nothing"
  3. "The Power"
  4. "We All Sleep Alone"
  5. "I Found Someone"
  6. "The Way of Love"
  7. "Half Breed"
  8. "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves"
  9. "Dark Lady"
  10. "Take Me Home"
  11. "After All"
  12. "Walking in Memphis"
  13. "Just Like Jesse James"
  14. "Heart of Stone
  15. "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)"
  16. "Dov'è L'Amore"
  17. "Strong Enough"
  18. "If I Could Turn Back Time"
  19. "Believe"

Notes

  • "Heart of Stone" was dropped from the setlist after the first few shows.

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue Tickets sold / available Gross revenue
North America[4][5]
June 16, 1999 Phoenix United States America West Arena 12,822 / 12,822 (100%) $779,965
June 18, 1999 The Woodlands Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 12,876 / 12,876 (100%) $603,983
June 19, 1999 San Antonio Alamodome 15,102 / 16,969 (89%) $803,885[6]
June 20, 1999 Dallas Coca-Cola Starplex Amphitheatre 14,646 /15,532 (94%) $654,750
June 23, 1999 New Orleans Louisiana Superdome 12,754 / 16,000 (80%) $712,529[6]
June 25, 1999 Tampa Ice Palace 15,515 / 15,515 (100%) $1,019,950
June 26, 1999 Sunrise National Car Rental Center N/A
June 29, 1999 Nashville Nashville Arena 11,047 / 13,271 (85%) $486,906
June 30, 1999 Atlanta Coca-Cola Lakewood Amphitheatre 14,495 / 15,051 (96%) $672,010
July 2, 1999 Cleveland Gund Arena N/A
July 3, 1999 Burgettstown Coca-Cola Star Lake Amphitheater 13,882 / 23,212 (60%) $507,779
July 5, 1999 Wantagh Jones Beach Amphitheater 28,166 / 28,166 (100%) $1,528,420[7]
July 6, 1999
July 8, 1999 Wallingford Oakdale Theatre N/A
July 10, 1999 Philadelphia First Union Center 14,136 / 14,136 (100%) $909,564[8]
July 11, 1999 Bristow Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge 10,827 / 22,549 (48%) $580,722
July 13, 1999 New York City Madison Square Garden 15,439 / 15,439 (100%) $1,070,828[8]
July 14, 1999 Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center 16,955 / 17,076 (99%) $872,117
July 16, 1999 Albany Pepsi Arena N/A
July 17, 1999 Mansfield Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts N/A
July 19, 1999 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre 13,867 / 13,867 (100%) $644,169[9]
July 21, 1999 Montreal Centre Molson 9,029 / 11,915 (76%) $431,342
August 2, 1999 Milwaukee United States Bradley Center N/A
August 4, 1999 Minneapolis Target Center 13,138 / 13,138 (100%) $721,656
August 5, 1999 Bonner Springs Sandstone Amphitheater 12,468 / 18,000 (69%) $581,976[9]
August 7, 1999 Denver McNichols Sports Arena 11,568 / 11,568 (100%) $678,757[10]
August 10, 1999 Edmonton Canada Skyreach Centre 10,416 / 10,416 (100%) $550,513
August 11, 1999 Calgary Canadian Airlines Saddledome 12,422 / 12,422 (100%) $639,749
August 13, 1999 Vancouver General Motors Place 12,950 / 12,950 (100%) $656,209
August 14, 1999 Seattle United States KeyArena 11,495 / 15,600 (74%) $696,094[10]
August 17, 1999 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre 15,022 / 22,000 (68%) $699,665[10]
August 18, 1999 Concord Concord Pavilion 12,500 / 12,500 (100%) $729,754[11]
August 20, 1999 Anaheim Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim 23,963 / 23,963 (100%) $1,358,370[11]
August 21, 1999
August 24, 1999 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena 8,322 /9,363 (89%) $561,593
August 25, 1999 Sacramento ARCO Arena N/A
August 27, 1999 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena 24,462 / 24,462 (100%) $1,954,438[11]
August 28, 1999
September 1, 1999 Tinley Park New World Music Theatre 13,387 / 15,000 (89%) $672,209
September 2, 1999 St. Louis Kiel Center 12,429 / 12,429 (100%) $639,510
September 4, 1999 Cincinnati Firstar Center N/A
September 5, 1999 Buffalo Marine Midland Arena 11,865 / 11,865 (100%) $588,031[10]
September 7, 1999 University Park Bryce Jordan Center 10,413 / 12,000 (87%) $468,082
September 8, 1999 Virginia Beach GTE Virginia Beach Amphitheater 11,920 / 20,000 (60%) $534,822
September 10, 1999 Noblesville Deer Creek Music Center N/A
September 11, 1999 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills 29,582 / 29,582 (100%) $1,659,268
September 12, 1999
September 14, 1999 Madison Kohl Center 10,494 / 12,845 (82%) $564,970[12]
September 15, 1999 Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena 12,063 / 12,864 (94%) $664,889
September 17, 1999 Columbus Polaris Amphitheater N/A
September 18, 1999 Rosemont Rosemont Horizon 13,159 / 13,159 (100%) $839,225[13]
September 20, 1999 Moline MARK of the Quad Cities 10,745 / 10,745 (100%) $590,928
September 23, 1999 Sunrise National Car Rental Center 13,338 / 16,141 (83%) $841,294[13]
September 25, 1999 Orlando Orlando Arena 11,542 / 17,712 (65%) $700,947[13]
September 26, 1999 Atlanta Philips Arena 10,982 / 15,914 (68%) $585,996
September 28, 1999 Charlotte Charlotte Coliseum 12,785 / 12,785 (100%) $623,603
Europe
October 15, 1999 London England Wembley Arena N/A
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 Ahoy Rotterdam
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[14]
December 30, 1999 Atlantic City United States Boardwalk Hall N/A
December 31, 1999
January 28, 2000 Salt Lake City Delta Center N/A
January 29, 2000 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena 13,572 / 13,572 (100%) $1,108,652[15]
February 1, 2000 Phoenix America West Arena 12,168 / 13,113 (93%) $774,100[15]
February 2, 2000 Los Angeles Staples Center 12,410 / 14,738 (84%) $745,385
February 3, 2000 N/A
February 5, 2000 San Jose San Jose Arena
February 8, 2000 Ohio Schottenstein Center 7,876 / 15,000 (53%) $503,059
February 9, 2000 Louisville Freedom Hall 12,561 / 15,510 (81%) $754,640
February 11, 2000 Rosemont Allstate Arena 13,995 / 13,995 (100%) $852,265
February 12, 2000 East Lansing Breslin Student Events Center 10,148 / 10,148 (100%) $587,987[16]
February 14, 2000 Fairborn Nutter Center 10,340 / 12,044 (86%) $586,221
February 15, 2000 Champaign Assembly Hall 7,982 / 8,800 (91%) $435,456
February 17, 2000 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre 14,127 / 14,127 (100%) $678,661
February 18, 2000 Ottawa Corel Centre 12,926 / 12,926 (100%) $620,507
February 21, 2000 Miami United States American Airlines Arena 12,036 / 12,773 (94%) $592,133
February 24, 2000 East Rutherford Continental Airlines Arena 17,199 / 17,199 (100%) $983,424[17]
February 26, 2000 Raleigh Raleigh Entertainment and Sports Arena 11,086 / 11,086 (100%) $654,915
February 27, 2000 Washington, D.C. MCI Center 12,207 / 14,385 (85%) $648,067
February 29, 2000 Greenville BI-LO Center 11,782 / 11,782 (100%) $662,795
March 1, 2000 Roanoke Roanoke Civic Center 8,089 / 8,089 (100%) $489,987
March 2, 2000 N/A
March 3, 2000 Boston FleetCenter 14,589 / 14,589 (100%) $908,183
Total 800,081 / 884,873 $44,667,904
Cancellations and rescheduled shows
July 23, 1999 Auburn Hills, Michigan The Palace of Auburn Hills Rescheduled to September 11, 1999
July 24, 1999 Moline, Illinois MARK of the Quad Cities Rescheduled to September 20, 1999
July 27, 1999 Noblesville, Indiana Deer Creek Music Center Rescheduled to September 10, 1999
July 28, 1999 Cincinnati, Ohio Firstar Center Rescheduled to September 4, 1999
July 30, 1999 Tinley Park, Illinois New World Music Theatre Rescheduled to September 1, 1999
July 31, 1999 St. Louis, Missouri Kiel Center Rescheduled to September 2, 1999
March 5, 2000 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania First Union Center Cancelled

Personnel[edit]

Band[edit]

Dancers[edit]

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

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Cher Live in Concert DVD
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