Angels Advocate Tour

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Angels Advocate Tour
Tour by Mariah Carey
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Promotional poster for the tour
Associated album Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel
Start date December 31, 2009 (2009-12-31)
End date September 26, 2010 (2010-09-26)
Legs 4
No. of shows 23 in North America
1 in South America
1 in Africa
1 in Asia
26 Total
Box office $9.1 million (North American Leg)
Mariah Carey concert chronology

The Angels Advocate Tour was the seventh concert tour by American recording artist Mariah Carey. Launched on New Year's Eve 2009, the tour supported her twelfth studio album, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel. The tour played over 20 shows, mainly visiting the United States, eastern Canada and also Egypt, Brazil and Singapore. It began December 31, 2009 in New York City, New York and concluded on February 27, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.[1] The tour grossed $9.1 million, selling 88,930 tickets.[2]

Background[edit]

After performing a set of promotional shows at The Pearl Concert Theater, rumors circulated in the media of Carey's forthcoming arena tour. In December 2009, the tour was official announced by Carey's official website and Twitter page, under the title "Angels' Advocate Tour".[3][4] The name is linked to a song from her recent album Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, "Angels Cry" which has since been remixed to feature Ne-Yo and released while Carey was on tour. This was her first concert tour since her The Adventures of Mimi Tour in 2006. Dates were only slated for the U.S., Canada, and a private concert in Egypt.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

The tour has been generally positive, with most reviewers admiring Carey's live vocals.[6][7] A review from The Palm Beach Post described Carey's vocals as being "strong, assured and, as usual, eerily effortless" [8] a sentiment that was additionally reflected in Chris Azzopardi's review of the Detroit date for Pride Source that commented; "You attend a Mariah Carey concert to be in the dreamlike presence of a super-diva, not expecting to be wooed by artful razzle-dazzle or the singer's dexterous dance moves. Those aerobics are in her voice, a supreme many-octave instrument that worked for 95 minutes during her "Angels Advocate Tour" Monday at the Fox Theatre in Detroit."[9] Lauren Carter of the Boston Herald also praised Carey's vocals, stating that "'My All,' the gospel-inspired 'Fly Like a Bird' and early career hit 'Emotions' were all powerhouse stunners, boasting the mix of smoky tones, soulful trills and high-octave whistles that have become her trademark."[10] Critics praised Carey's ability to vocally deliver despite experiencing a cold on several dates with Jason Richards of Toronto Now's article aptly titled 'Mariah fights through cold for ACC performance' commenting that "Mariah Carey's cold was a running theme at the singer's Air Canada Centre show", before going on to say "It's a testament to her vocal talent, then, that Mariah still managed to flex her legendary five-octave range throughout the night."[11]

The set design and set list have also been praised, in particular the mix of "Love Hangover"/"Heartbreaker" and her performances of "We Belong Together" and "Hero".[12] Carey's between-song banter has also been the subject of much praise with an MTV review commenting that "Throughout the night, her between-song banter felt light, honest and steadfastly lucid, in stark contrast to recent well-publicized bouts of public babbling. Her intimate connection with her fans was palpable from start to finish."[13] A review from the Los Angeles Times stated "her transparent blend of vocal talent and goofy charisma seems appealingly old-fashioned."[14] Sarah Rodman from The Boston Globe commented that the show was "precisely that mix of diva and daffiness that endears Carey to her fans and that worked to make the hour-and-40-minute show a captivating mix of sparkle, silliness, and vocal pyrotechnics."[15]

Set list[edit]

This setlist is representative of the second show in Ledyard, Connecticut. It does not represent all dates throughout the tour.[16]

  1. "Butterfly / Daydream Interlude"
  2. "Touch My Body"
  3. "Shake It Off"
  4. "Fly Like a Bird"
  5. "Make It Happen"
  6. "Angels Cry"
  7. "Subtle Invitation"
  8. "It's Like That"
  9. "The Impossible"
  10. "Heartbreaker / Love Hangover"
  11. "Honey"
  12. "It's a Wrap"
  13. "My All"
  14. "Emotions"
  15. "Up Out My Face"
  16. "Obsessed"
  17. "We Belong Together"
Encore
  1. "Hero"

Shows[edit]

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, opening act, tickets sold, amount of available tickets, and gross revenue
Date City Country Venue Opening act Attendance Revenue
North America[19][20]
December 31, 2009 New York City United States Madison Square Garden Trey Songz 11,534 / 11,831 $1,224,734
January 2, 2010 Atlantic City Borgata Events Center RydazNrtisT N/A N/A
January 15, 2010 Ledyard MGM Grand Theater
January 16, 2010
January 19, 2010 Atlanta Fox Theatre 2,833 / 3,719 $305,940
January 21, 2010 Hollywood Hard Rock Live 5,770 / 5,770 $527,640
January 25, 2010 Detroit Fox Theatre 3,828 / 4,842 $284,642
January 27, 2010 Washington, D.C. DAR Constitution Hall 2,430 / 3,166 $216,247
January 30, 2010 Boston Wang Theatre N/A N/A
February 1, 2010 Upper Darby Tower Theater 2,466 / 3,116 $216,675
February 4, 2010 Montreal Canada Bell Centre 3,806 / 4,750 $400,275
February 6, 2010 Ottawa Scotiabank Place 2,443 /3,100 $210,220
February 9, 2010 Toronto Air Canada Centre 6,250 / 8,000 $658,074
February 10, 2010 Columbus United States Value City Arena N/A N/A
February 13, 2010 Chicago Chicago Theatre 5,232 / 7,034 $726,591
February 14, 2010
February 17, 2010 Houston Verizon Wireless Theater 2,505 / 2,627 $247,668
February 18, 2010 Grand Prairie Nokia Live at Grand Prairie 5,357 / 6,301 $347,544
February 20, 2010 Phoenix Dodge Theatre 2,990 / 4,860 $319,355
February 23, 2010 Los Angeles Gibson Amphitheatre 10,741 / 11,882 $1,107,515
February 24, 2010
February 26, 2010 Oakland Oracle Arena 7,532 / 7,788 $702,953
February 27, 2010 Las Vegas The Colosseum at Caesars Palace 4,053 / 4,053 $552,188
Africa[21][22]
May 17, 2010 Giza Necropolis Egypt Giza pyramid complex N/A N/A N/A
South America[21][22]
August 21, 2010 Barretos Brazil Festa do Peão de Boiadeiro N/A N/A N/A
Asia[21][22]
September 26, 2010 Singapore Marina Bay Street Circuit N/A N/A N/A
Total 83,442 / 92,859 (89.9%) $8,048,261

Cancelled shows[edit]

List of cancelled concerts, showing date, city, country, venue and reason for cancellation
Date City Country Venue Reason
February 16, 2010 Minneapolis United States Northrop Auditorium [23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Carey's Back". Pollstar. 2009-12-11. Archived from the original on 15 December 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-15. 
  2. ^ "Pollstar: Top 100 North American Tours—Mid-Year" (PDF). Pollstar. July 9, 2010. Retrieved June 1, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Mariah Announces Her "Angels Advocate" tour". Mariah Carey's Official Website. Automatic Princess Holdings LLC. 2009-12-11. Archived from the original on 15 December 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-15. 
  4. ^ "Mariah Carey". Twitter. 2009-12-11. Retrieved 2009-12-15. 
  5. ^ Salomon, Yves Erwin (2009-12-14). "Mariah Carey to Kick Off Tour At Madison Square Garden". CJBK. Astral Media Radio. Archived from the original on 20 December 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-15. 
  6. ^ "Review: Mariah Carey at Oracle | A+E Interactive". Blogs.mercurynews.com. 2010-02-27. Archived from the original on 9 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-19. 
  7. ^ Downey, Ryan J. (2010-02-24). "Mariah Carey Wows Crowd, Pokes Fun At Herself At L.A. Show – News Story | Music, Celebrity, Artist News | MTV News". Mtv.com. Archived from the original on 26 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-19. 
  8. ^ "Review: A subdued Mariah slays 'em at the Hard Rock". Archived from the original on 2010-09-15. 
  9. ^ "Review: Mariah's all diva in Detroit". Archived from the original on 2012-04-07. 
  10. ^ Carter, Marish (February 1, 2010). "MUSIC REVIEW Carey playing the diva: She's pitch-perfect". Boston Herald. Boston, Massachusetts. Archived from the original on February 4, 2010. Retrieved June 1, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Review: Mariah fights through cold for ACC performance". 
  12. ^ "Concert Review: Mariah Carey". Variety.com. February 24, 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-19. 
  13. ^ Downey, Ryan J. (2010-02-24). "Mariah Carey Wows Crowd, Pokes Fun At Herself At L.A. Show – News Story | Music, Celebrity, Artist News | MTV News". Mtv.com. Archived from the original on 26 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-19. 
  14. ^ "Review: Live review: Mariah Carey at Gibson Amphitheatre". Los Angeles Times. February 24, 2010. 
  15. ^ Rodman, Sarah (February 1, 2010). "Review: Carey delivers like a down-to-earth diva". The Boston Globe. 
  16. ^ Kintner, Thomas (January 16, 2010). "Review: Mariah Carey At The MGM Grand". Hartford Courant. Retrieved June 1, 2014. 
  17. ^ "MARIAH RINGS IN 2010 AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, New York". Mariah Carey. January 1, 2010. Retrieved July 22, 2014. 
  18. ^ "ohnotheydidnt: Mariah Records New Music Video in Toronto". Community.livejournal.com. Archived from the original on 2010-11-25. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  19. ^ Kaufman, Gil (December 11, 2009). "Mariah Carey Announces Dates For Angels Advocate Tour". MTV News. Archived from the original on March 29, 2010. Retrieved June 1, 2014. 
  20. ^ Box score:
    • "Boxscore: Concert Grosses". Billboard. New York. 125 (3). January 23, 2010. 
    • "Boxscore: Concert Grosses". Billboard. New York. 125 (4). January 30, 2010. 
    • "Boxscore: Concert Grosses". Billboard. New York. 125 (5). February 6, 2010. 
    • "Boxscore: Concert Grosses". Billboard. New York. 125 (7). February 20, 2010. 
    • "Boxscore: Concert Grosses". Billboard. New York. 125 (8). February 27, 2010. 
    • "Boxscore: Concert Grosses". Billboard. New York. 125 (11). March 20, 2010. 
    • "Boxscore: Concert Grosses". Billboard. New York. 125 (12). March 27, 2010. 
    • "Boxscore: Concert Grosses". Billboard. New York. 125 (13). April 3, 2010. 
    • "Boxscore: Concert Grosses". Billboard. New York. 125 (14). April 10, 2010. 
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  22. ^ a b c "Mariah Carey Planning World Concert Tour Report". Inquisitr. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  23. ^ "No Mariah Carey Concert". University of Minnesota. Retrieved 2010-01-11. 

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