Elements of Life World Tour

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Elements of Life World Tour
World tour by Tiësto
Tiesto - March 16, 2007.jpg
Tiësto performing in Amsterdam on March 16, 2007
Associated album Elements of Life
Start date March 16, 2007
End date June 30, 2008
Legs Total: 5
European:
March 16 - July 14
North American:
July 19 - September 15
Latin American:
October 5 - October 14
Eurasian:
October 31 - February 29
Australasian:
April 3 - May 10
No. of shows Total: 106
Canceled: 4
Africa: 3
Asia: 19
Europe: 38
Oceania: 7
North America: 29
South America: 6
Tiësto concert chronology

The Elements of Life World Tour was a Tiësto tour in support of his album Elements of Life.

The concept behind his latest album Elements of Life also formed the basis for his global 'Elements of Life World Tour'. The show featured state-of-the-art special effects, moving water systems synchronized with the music and high-definition video screens. 3 trucks were needed to transport this set-up across the world. The tour was captured in the 'Elements of Life World Tour DVD'.

South and Latin America brought some of the biggest crowds on his January and February South American leg of the tour. On January 7, Tiesto played to a crowd of 200,000 people in the streets of Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro.[1] On February 16, 2008 he played in India at the Gachibowli Stadium, Hyderabad, which was his first show in South Asia.

Notable events[edit]

Terrorist threat[edit]

In late May 2007 the international DJ scene was in a state of alarm after a Lebanese site, Ya Libnan, announced that Dutch DJ Tiësto would be targeted by the radical Islamist group Fatah al-Islam. There were allegedly plans to kill DJ Tiësto during his DJ set in Byblos on Monday July 2 at the Eddé Sands Hotel & Resort. This announcement was later retracted as spurious and based on rumours.[2][3] Tiësto completed the Byblos gig which turned out to be a huge success and according to Ya Libnan it has "officially become the biggest event in Lebanon's history" breaking the venue's previous record of 16,000 by several thousand – at 2 a.m. the Eddé Sands beach and the neighbouring beach had reached maximum capacity and thousands had to be turned away having to watch from nearby roads and surrounding areas, at this party 18,000 people bought the tickets to watch the concert.In the mean time 23,000 people were outside the zone hearing and dancing on the streets, the people were standing at the last place that the sound can be heard and dancing on the new album "Elements Of Life" his newest success.[4]

Bahrain incident[edit]

On July 4, 2007, Tiësto failed to show up at his scheduled Elements of Life tour concert in Bahrain's capital Manama. Without prior warning, the DJ left a crowd of over 3000 fans waiting until the closing hours. Ticket prices went up to $250, and fans from across the region flew in to Bahrain just to attend the concert. The concert was clearly scheduled on his website, and tickets were still being sold until the last moment by local organizers Prime Time Entertainment and promoter Ayman Al Hamad. Apparently, Tiësto waited until the final hours to get paid in full by the organizers prior to his performance, but according to Tiësto himself they never did. Shortly before closing moments, the crowd started rioting demanding Tiësto's appearance, which forced the local police to intervene.[5][6][7] On July 6 Tiësto provided an explanation of what had happened on his website:

States visited during the tour are orange. Greece and Bahrain are colored dark blue since there were no events held due to cancellation.

Later, promoter Ayman Al Hamad told Bahrain's Gulf Daily News newspaper that Tiësto was very stupid for the statements he provided on his website, and that he believes that the DJ refused to perform because he was expecting more than 3000 fans to show up at his debut in Bahrain. Ayman also said that the DJ was offered the full payment in parts of different currencies, but refused to receive part of the payment in Bahraini Dinar because Tiësto was not willing to recognize it as a valid currency. Al Hamad strongly refuses Tiësto claim that there was nobody to transport him from his hotel to the venue: "Even if I didn't have a car for him any of the fans would be happy to offer one of theirs." He has announced that legal action will be taken against Tiësto and is also urging witnesses who took photographs or videos of the melee to come forward to assist the ongoing investigation into what did in fact take place. According to the news article Prime Time Entertainment had paid Tiësto 18,000 euros in advance to cover his private jet expenses.[8]

Winnipeg bomb threat[edit]

On August 23, 2007, during the Winnipeg stop on Tiësto's Elements of Life tour concert in Manitoba's capital Winnipeg, a bomb threat was called in to local authorities, prompting an immediate shut down of the concert in the middle of Tiësto's set. Amid fears that a riot would ensue, the Winnipeg Police Department dispatched over 20 cruisers from around the city to control the crowd. The crowd did not turn violent despite fears they would and the party continued outside when local buskers began to play. The building was searched and cleared and Tiësto resumed his set around 1 am.[9]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
March 16, 2007 Amsterdam Netherlands Luggage Hall
March 22, 2007 Miami, Florida United States The Setai Hotel
March 31, 2007 Belfast Northern Ireland Kings Hall Center
Performance transmitted in Tiësto's Club Life
April 13, 2007 Olten Switzerland Metro Club
April 14, 2007 Wrocław Poland Centennial Hall
April 20, 2007 London England Alexandra Palace
Performance transmitted in Tiësto's Club Life
April 23, 2007 Pesaro Italy Red & Passion Adriatic Arena
April 28, 2007 Indio, California United States Empire Polo Fields
May 4, 2007 Skopje Macedonia Club Colosseum
May 16, 2007 Oslo Norway Club Russefeber
May 19, 2007 Hasselt Belgium Ethias Arena
May 25, 2007 Izola Slovenia Ambasada Gavioli
May 26, 2007 Budapest Hungary Syma Arena
June 2, 2007 Arnhem Netherlands Gelredome
June 7, 2007 Ogre Latvia Ogres Estrade
June 8, 2007 Tallinn Estonia Saku Suurhall
June 9, 2007 Saint Petersburg Russia Yubileyny Complex (Canceled)
June 15, 2007 Porto Portugal Ribeira do Porto
June 16, 2007 Dublin Ireland The Point
Performance transmitted in Tiësto's Club Life
June 23, 2007 Kiev Ukraine EXPO Center
Performance transmitted in Tiësto's Club Life
June 29, 2007 Vienna Austria Pyramid City Club
June 30, 2007 Edinburgh Scotland The Royal Highland Centre
July 2, 2007 Byblos Lebanon Eddé Sands Hotel & Resort
July 4, 2007 Manama Bahrain (Canceled) Marina Club
July 5, 2007 Petra Jordan Prana Petra Festival
July 6, 2007 Madrid Spain (Canceled) Sports Palace
July 7, 2007 Roskilde Denmark Roskilde Festival 2007
July 14, 2007 Athens Greece (Canceled)
July 19, 2007 New York City, New York United States Hammerstein Ballroom
July 20, 2007
July 21, 2007 Denver, Colorado Red Rocks
July 22, 2007 Aspen, Colorado Belly Up
July 23, 2007 San Antonio, Texas Cowboys
July 24, 2007 St. Louis, Missouri Dante's
July 25, 2007 Houston, Texas Bar Rio
July 26, 2007 Park City, Utah Harry O's
July 27, 2007 Dallas, Texas The Palladium Ballroom
July 28, 2007 San Francisco, California Bill Graham Civic Center
August 4, 2007 Miami, Florida Mansion
August 11, 2007 Los Angeles, California L.A. Sports Arena
August 13, 2007 Las Vegas, Nevada Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
August 18, 2007 Ibiza Spain Privilege
August 20, 2007
August 22, 2007 Minneapolis, Minnesota United States Myth
August 23, 2007 Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada Winnipeg Convention Centre
August 24, 2007 Edmonton, Alberta Shaw Conference Centre
August 25, 2007 Vancouver, British Columbia GM Place
September 1, 2007 The Hamptons, New York United States The White House
September 2, 2007 Las Vegas, Nevada Jet
September 3, 2007
September 8, 2007 Chicago, Illinois Congress Theater
September 9, 2007 Hartford, Connecticut Constitution Plaza
September 10, 2007 Cleveland, Ohio Metropolis
September 11, 2007 Nashville, Tennessee City Hall
September 12, 2007 Orlando, Florida House of Blues
September 13, 2007 Detroit, Michigan The Fillmore
September 14, 2007 Atlanta, Georgia North Atlanta Trade Center
September 15, 2007 Washington, D.C. Glow Presents Love (Outdoor)
October 5, 2007 Santiago Chile Arena Santiago
October 6, 2007 São Paulo Brazil Helvetia Music Festival
October 11, 2007 Belo Horizonte Megaspace
October 12, 2007 Asunción Paraguay Jockey Club
October 13, 2007 Buenos Aires Argentina Parque Sarmiento
October 14, 2007 Córdoba Carreras Outdoors
October 20, 2007 Johannesburg South Africa Mary Fitzgerald Square
October 31, 2007 Norrköping Sweden Nightclub Otten
November 1, 2007 Sandviken Arena Jernvallen
November 2, 2007 Stockholm Münchenbryggeriet
November 9, 2007 Reykjavík Iceland Broadway
November 10, 2007 Copenhagen Denmark Parken Centre
Performance included in Elements of Life World Tour DVD
November 15, 2007 Zurich Switzerland Night Tennis @ Pulse 5
November 16, 2007 Istanbul Turkey CNR Expo Center
November 17, 2007 Moscow Russia DK Gorbunova
November 23, 2007 Vilnius Lithuania LITEXPO
November 24, 2007 Prague Czech Republic T-Mobile Arena
December 1, 2007 Bucharest Romania Polivalente Hall
December 2, 2007 Sharm el-Sheikh Egypt Olympic Village
December 7, 2007 Minsk Belarus Sports Palace
December 9, 2007 Helsinki Finland Studio 51
December 15, 2007 Belle Vue Mauritius Anjalay Stadium
January 19, 2008 Mexico City Mexico Foro Sol
February 14, 2008 Dubai United Arab Emirates Madinat Arena
February 16, 2008 Hyderabad India Gachibowli Stadium
February 22, 2008 Amsterdam Netherlands Escape Club
Premiere Party of Elements of Life World Tour DVD
February 28, 2008 Copenhagen Denmark Vega Club
Premiere Party of Elements of Life World Tour DVD
February 29, 2008 London England Indig02
Premiere Party of Elements of Life World Tour DVD
April 3, 2008 Hong Kong China Whitehead Club
April 4, 2008 Beijing GT Banana
April 5, 2008 Shanghai M2
April 6, 2008 Chengdu Century City
April 7, 2008 Hangzhou S2
April 11, 2008 Seoul South Korea Vista Hall
April 12, 2008 Tokyo Japan Ageha
April 13, 2008 Taipei Taiwan Nan-Kang 101
April 17, 2008 Bangkok Thailand The River
April 18, 2008 Club 808
April 19, 2008 Metro Manila Philippines World Trade Center
April 20, 2008 Jakarta Indonesia X2
April 22, 2008 Bali Double Six Club
April 25, 2008 Brisbane Australia Family Nightclub
April 26, 2008 Melbourne Festival Hall
April 27, 2008
May 1, 2008
May 2, 2008
May 3, 2008 Sydney Hordern Pavilion
May 4, 2008
May 9, 2008 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 2 Days of Freedom, Port Dickson
May 10, 2008

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