Never Say Never World Tour

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Never Say Never World Tour
Tour by Brandy
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Associated album Never Say Never
Start date May 23, 1998 (1998-05-23)
End date August 2, 1999 (1999-08-02)
Legs 3
Number of shows 8 in Europe
4 in Asia
32 in North America
44 Total
Brandy concert chronology
  • 1995 Tour
    (1995)
  • Never Say Never World Tour
    (1998–1999)
  • Human World Tour
    (2008-09)

Never Say Never World Tour was the second concert tour by American R&B singer Brandy to support her second studio album, Never Say Never. The tour became Brandy's first world tour, reaching North America, Asia, and Europe. The June 10th show at the Shibuya Public Hall in Tokyo, Japan; was filmed and aired exclusively on WOWOW. The special was titled, Brandy: Live in Japan 1998. The tour began in Paris, France on May 23, 1998, and concluded in Pasos Robles, California on August 2, 1999.

Opening act[edit]

Setlist[edit]

  1. "Overture" (contains elements of "Never Say Never")
  2. "Happy"
  3. "Baby"
  4. "I Wanna Be Down"
  5. "Sittin' Up in My Room"
  6. "Best Friend"
  7. "Angel in Disguise"
  8. "U Don't Know Me (Like U Used To)"
  9. "Learn the Hard Way"
  10. "Have You Ever?"
  11. "Almost Doesn't Count"
  12. "Never Say Never"
  13. "Top of The World"
  14. "The Boy Is Mine"
  15. "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You"

Shows[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Europe
May 23, 1998 Paris France Palais des Sports
May 24, 1998
May 26, 1998 Munich Germany Zenith die Kulturhalle
May 27, 1998 Berlin Arena Berlin
May 28, 1998 Hamburg Große Freiheit 36
May 30, 1998 Rotterdam Netherlands Ahoy Rotterdam
June 1, 1998 London England Hammersmith Apollo
June 2, 1998
Asia
June 7, 1998 Tokyo Japan Shibuya Public Hall
June 10, 1998
June 12, 1998 Yokohama Kanagawa Prefectural Civic Hall
June 14, 1998 Osaka Osaka Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan
North America[3][4]
June 18, 1998 Camden United States Blockbuster-Sony Music Entertainment Centre
June 19, 1998 Wallingford SNET Oakdale Theatre
June 20, 1998 Holmdel Township PNC Bank Arts Center
June 23, 1998 Wantagh Jones Beach Amphitheater
June 25, 1999 Mansfield Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
June 26, 1998 Columbia Merriweather Post Pavilion
June 27, 1998 Raleigh Alltel Pavilion
June 30, 1998 Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center
July 1, 1999[A] Milwaukee Marcus Amphitheater
July 2, 1999 Detroit Joe Louis Arena
July 3, 1999 Cleveland Gund Arena
July 6, 1999 Rosemont Rosemont Theatre
July 7, 1999
July 9, 1999 Maryland Heights Riverport Amphitheatre
July 10, 1999 Bonner Springs Sandstone Amphitheater
July 11, 1999 Noblesville Deer Creek Music Center
July 13, 1999 Columbus Polaris Amphitheater
July 14, 1999 Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena
July 15, 1999 Burgettstown Coca-Cola Star Lake Amphitheater
July 16, 1999 Charlotte Blockbuster Pavilion
July 17, 1999 Virginia Beach Virginia Beach Pavilion Theatre
July 19, 1999 Atlanta Chastain Park Amphitheater
July 20, 1999 Orlando UCF Arena
July 21, 1999 West Palm Beach Coral Sky Amphitheater
July 23, 1999 Memphis Mud Island Amphitheatre
July 24, 1999 New Orleans Lakefront Arena
July 25, 1999 The Woodlands Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
July 27, 1999 Dallas Starplex Amphitheatre
July 29, 1999 Concord Concord Pavilion
July 30, 1999 Irvine Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
July 31, 1999 Phoenix Blockbuster Desert Sky Pavilion
August 2, 1999[B] Paso Robles Mid-State Fair Main Grandstand
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
A Summerfest[5]
B Budweiser Grandstand Concert Series

Crew[edit]

  • Keyboard: Eric Daniels, Stan Jones
  • Percussion: Ebenezer DaSilva
  • Bass: Ethan Farmer
  • Drums: Jaime Gamble
  • Guitar: Glenn McKinney
  • Backing vocals: Gromyko Collins, Demetrice O’Neal
  • Dancer: Denosh Bennett, Edwin Morales, Leticia Roman, Lamar Tribble, Robert Vinson, Lejon Walker, Earl Wright, Russel Wright
  • Tour Manager: Fred Kharazi
  • Production Manager: Mike Carter
  • Lighting Director: John Labbriola
  • Drum Tech: John Lopez
  • Hair & Makeup: Kanika Morgan
  • FOH Sound Engineer: Elliot Peters
  • Programmer: Steve Lu
  • Monitor Engineer: Mike Mule
  • Wardrobe: Barbie Baptist

References[edit]

  1. ^ "C-Note Drops Debut Album; Tours With Brandy, Britney, Cher". MTV News. MTV Networks. May 26, 1999. Retrieved November 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "702's LeMisha Becomes A New Mother". MTV News. MTV Networks. June 23, 1999. Retrieved November 9, 2013. 
  3. ^ Sisario, Ben (May 9, 1999). "SUMMER FESTIVALS: POP/JAZZ; An Abundance of Performing Arts Nationwide". The New York Times. Retrieved November 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Brandy Cuts Short American Tour To Make TV Return". MTV News. MTV Networks. June 15, 1999. Retrieved November 9, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Summerfest lineup". The Journal Times. June 21, 1999. Retrieved November 9, 2013.