Rainbow World Tour
|Rainbow World Tour|
The tourbook of Mariah Carey's Rainbow World Tour
|Tour by Mariah Carey|
|Start date||February 14, 2000|
|End date||April 18, 2000|
|Shows||6 in Europe
4 in Asia
9 in North America
19 in total
|Mariah Carey tour chronology|
Carey had released her ninth album Rainbow in November 1999 and decided to go on tour to promote it. Unlike her previous outing, the Butterfly World Tour, marked Carey's first tour in the U.S. in 7 years since her 1993 Music Box Tour garnered a flurry of bad initial reviews. In addition to visiting more European countries, Carey also visited Singapore for the first time.
The tour grossed $17 million from the North American dates alone, according to Billboard. Critical reaction was mixed at best, especially in the United States. Of the debut American performance at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Variety said: "Mariah Carey's show begs for either simplicity or coherency." Of the United Center performance, and reflecting that this was the first time Mariah was scantily clad touring, The Chicago Sun-Times said that Carey had "been transformed from a wannabe Whitney to a wannabe Britney," and called her approach to concert performance "difficult to fathom" considering she was "the only artist to have scored a No. 1 hit in every year of the '90s, selling some 125 million records worldwide."
During this tour, Carey debuted new songs from the Rainbow album such as: "Can't Take That Away (Mariah's Theme)", "Heartbreaker", "Thank God I Found You" and much more, including some of her biggest hits.
Once again, longtime friend Trey Lorenz was featured as a backup singer.
The Toronto concert was filmed and scheduled to air on the U.S. television, but that never happened. Carey even mentioned during the show it was being filmed.
- "Rainbow/Petals" (Video/Instrumental introduction)
- "My All"
- "Vulnerability" (Performed on select dates)
- "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)"
- "Without You" (Performed on select dates)
- "Make It Happen" (Performed on select dates)
- "Thank God I Found You"
- "Always Be My Baby"
- Band Interlude
- "Close My Eyes"
- "Can't Take That Away (Mariah's Theme)"
- "Vision of Love"
- "Rainbow (Interlude)"
- "Butterfly" (Outro)
- "All I Want for Christmas Is You" (Performed on select dates)
Set list per official tour program.
|February 14, 2000||Antwerp||Belgium||Sportpaleis|
|February 17, 2000||Milan||Italy||Fila Forum|
|February 20, 2000||Cologne||Germany||Kölnarena|
|February 23, 2000||Paris||France||Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy|
|February 26, 2000||London||United Kingdom||Wembley Arena|
|February 29, 2000||Madrid||Spain||Palacio de Deportes|
|March 4, 2000||Osaka||Japan||Osaka Dome|
|March 7, 2000||Tokyo||Tokyo Dome|
|March 9, 2000|
|March 13, 2000||Singapore||Singapore||Singapore National Stadium|
|March 16, 2000||Los Angeles||United States||Staples Center|
|March 18, 2000||Paradise||Thomas & Mack Center|
|March 21, 2000||San Jose||San Jose Arena|
|March 25, 2000||Chicago||United Center|
|March 29, 2000||Miami||American Airlines Arena|
|April 1, 2000||Atlanta||Philips Arena|
|April 11, 2000||New York City||Madison Square Garden|
|April 13, 2000||Boston||Fleet Center|
|April 18, 2000||Toronto||Canada||Air Canada Centre|
The Boston show was originally scheduled for April 4 and the Toronto show April 7 but both shows were rescheduled when Carey developed food poisoning and dehydration after her show in Atlanta.
- Vernon Black
- Eric Daniels - keyboards
- Sam Simms
- Gregory Gonaway
- Marco Oliveria
- Michael McKnight
- Trey Lorenz - backing and featured vocals
- Melonie Daniels - backing vocals
- MaryAnn Tatum - backing vocals
- Tracy Harris