Secrets Tour

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Secrets Tour
Tour by Toni Braxton
TBraxton 1997TourPoster.jpg
Associated album Secrets
Start date August 18, 1996
End date October 1, 1997
Legs 4
No. of shows 119 in North America
31 in Europe
150 Total
Toni Braxton concert chronology

The Secrets Tour was the debut concert tour by American pop/R&B singer Toni Braxton. The tour was in support of her multi-platinum album, Secrets. The tour began during the summer of 1996 in theatres. Jazz saxophonist Kenny G joined the tour September 18, 1996.[1] Remaining shows in the U.S. were billed as An Evening with Kenny G & Toni Braxton.

Opening act[edit]

Setlist[edit]

This setlist is from the concert held at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, January 18, 1997. It is not representative of all shows during the tour.

  1. "Overture"
  2. "Seven Whole Days"
  3. "Another Sad Love Song"
  4. "Love Shoulda Brought You Home"
  5. "There's No Me Without You"
  6. "Talking In His Sleep"
  7. "Find Me a Man"
  8. "I Love Me Some Him"
  9. "Instrumental Sequence" (contains elements of "I Want You Back" / "Breakin' My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes)" / "What Kind of Man Would I Be?")
  10. "Breathe Again"
  11. "You Mean the World to Me"
  12. "Why Should I Care"
  13. "Let It Flow"
  14. "I Don't Want To"
  15. "In the Late of Night"
  16. "Come on Over Here"
  17. "Dance Sequence"
  18. "How Could an Angel Break My Heart" (performed with Kenny G)
Encore
  1. "Un-Break My Heart"
  2. "You're Makin' Me High"
Notes

During the September 12, show at Wembley Arena in London, Toni dedicated her performance of "Un-Break My Heart" to Princess Diana, who died two weeks prior.

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America[4]
August 18, 1996 Washington, D.C. United States DAR Constitution Hall
August 19, 1996
August 20, 1996 Pittsburgh Benedum Center
August 21, 1996 Columbus Palace Theatre
August 23, 1996 Chicago Chicago Theatre
August 24, 1996
August 25, 1996
August 27, 1996 Detroit Fox Theatre
August 29, 1996 St. Louis Fox Theatre
August 31, 1996 Memphis Orpheum Theatre
September 5, 1996 New Orleans Saenger Theatre
September 6, 1996 Birmingham Alabama Theatre
September 7, 1996 Atlanta Fox Theatre
September 8, 1996
September 10, 1996
September 11, 1996
September 13, 1996 Orlando Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre
September 14, 1996 Miami James L. Knight Center
September 15, 1996
September 18, 1996 New York City Radio City Music Hall
September 19, 1996
September 20, 1996
September 21, 1996
September 24, 1996
September 26, 1996
September 29, 1996 Boston Boston Opera House
September 30, 1996 Wallingford SNET Oakdale Theatre
October 1, 1996 Westbury Westbury Music Fair
October 2, 1996 Atlantic City Circus Maximus Showroom
October 3, 1996 Upper Darby Township Tower Theater
October 6, 1996 Richmond Landmark Theater
October 8, 1996 Louisville Palace Theatre
October 9, 1996 Nashville Ryman Auditorium
October 11, 1996 Raleigh Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
October 12, 1996 Greenville Peace Concert Hall
October 13, 1996 Charleston McAlister Field House
October 15, 1996 Augusta Bell Auditorium
October 16, 1996 Savannah Mercer Theatre
October 17, 1996 Jacksonville Florida Theatre
October 19, 1996 Tallahassee Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center
October 21, 1996 Tampa Morsani Hall
October 23, 1996 Mobile Mobile Civic Center Theater
October 24, 1996 Jackson Mississippi Coliseum
October 25, 1996 Shreveport Strand Theatre
October 28, 1996 Houston Jones Hall
October 29, 1996 Dallas Majestic Theatre
November 2, 1996 Tempe Gammage Memorial Auditorium
November 3, 1996 Las Vegas Circus Maximus Showroom
November 4, 1996
November 6, 1996 Los Angeles Hollywood Palladium
November 7, 1996
November 8, 1996
November 17, 1996 New York City Radio City Music Hall
November 18, 1996
November 19, 1996
December 15, 1996 Seattle KeyArena
December 17, 1996 Portland Rose Garden
December 20, 1996 San Jose San Jose Arena
December 21, 1996 Anaheim Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim
December 22, 1996 Fresno Selland Arena
December 27, 1996 Los Angeles Universal Amphitheatre
December 28, 1996
December 30, 1996
December 31, 1996 Sacramento ARCO Arena
January 5, 1997 Salt Lake City Delta Center
January 6, 1997 Denver McNichols Sports Arena
January 8, 1997 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena
January 9, 1997 Kansas City Kemper Arena
January 12, 1997 Minneapolis Target Center
January 13, 1997 Milwaukee Bradley Center
January 15, 1997 St. Louis Kiel Center
January 17, 1997 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills
January 18, 1997 Chicago United Center
January 21, 1997 Cleveland Gund Arena
January 23, 1997 Philadelphia CoreStates Center
January 24, 1997 Pittsburgh Civic Arena
January 29, 1997 New York City Radio City Music Hall
January 31, 1997
February 1, 1997
February 2, 1997
February 3, 1997
February 4, 1997
February 7, 1997 Boston FleetCenter
February 11, 1997 Buffalo Marine Midland Arena
February 14, 1997 Albany Pepsi Arena
February 16, 1997 Charlotte Charlotte Coliseum
February 17, 1997 Hampton Hampton Coliseum
February 19, 1997 Atlanta Omni Coliseum
February 20, 1997 Nashville Nashville Arena
February 21, 1997 Greensboro Greensboro Coliseum
February 27, 1997 Orlando Orlando Arena
February 28, 1997 Miami Miami Arena
March 1, 1997 West Palm Beach Coral Sky Amphitheatre
March 2, 1997 Tampa Ice Palace
March 5, 1997 New Orleans UNO Lakefront Arena
March 6, 1997 Birmingham BJCC Coliseum
March 8, 1997 Dallas Reunion Arena
March 10, 1997 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills
March 12, 1997 Cleveland Gund Arena
March 13, 1997 Indianapolis Conseco Fieldhouse
March 14, 1997 Chicago United Center
June 1, 1997
June 2, 1997 Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena
June 3, 1997 Auburn Hills The Palace at Auburn Hills
June 5, 1997 Worcester Centrum in Worcester
June 9, 1997 Toronto Canada Maple Leaf Gardens
June 10, 1997
June 12, 1997 Montreal Centre Bell
June 15, 1997 Uniondale United States Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
June 16, 1997 East Rutherford Continental Airlines Arena
June 17, 1997 Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
June 20, 1997 Baltimore Baltimore Arena
June 21, 1997 Richmond Richmond Coliseum
June 23, 1997 Fairborn Nutter Center
June 24, 1997 Peoria Carver Arena
June 25, 1997 Kansas City Kemper Arena
June 28, 1997 Houston The Summit
June 29, 1997 San Antonio Freeman Coliseum
July 1, 1997 San Deigo San Diego Sports Arena
Europe [5]
August 16, 1997 Glasgow Scotland SECC Concert Hall 4
August 18, 1997 Belfast Northern Ireland King's Hall
August 20, 1997 Newcastle England Telewest Arena
August 24, 1997 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis
August 25, 1997 Cologne Germany Sporthalle Köln
August 26, 1997 Amsterdam Netherlands Sporthallen Zuid
August 28, 1997 Copenhagen Denmark Valby-Hallen
August 30, 1997 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm Globe Arena
August 31, 1997 Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum
September 2, 1997 Berlin Germany Deutschlandhalle
September 4, 1997 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle
September 5, 1997 Munich Germany Olympiahalle
September 6, 1997 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion
September 8, 1997 Sheffield England Sheffield Arena
September 9, 1997 Birmingham NEC Arena
September 10, 1997 Manchester NYNEX Arena
September 12, 1997 London Wembley Arena
September 13, 1997
September 14, 1997
September 15, 1997 Dublin Ireland Point Theatre
September 17, 1997 Rotterdam Netherlands Sportpaleis van Ahoy
September 18, 1997
September 20, 1997 Brussels Belgium Forest National
September 21, 1997 Paris France Zénith de Paris
September 23, 1997 Düsseldorf Germany Philips Halle
September 24, 1997 Erfurt Mehrzweckhalle
September 25, 1997 Oberhausen Arena Oberhausen
September 27, 1997 Frankfurt Festhalle Frankfurt
September 28, 1997 Hamburg Alsterdorfer Sporthalle
September 30, 1997 Milan Italy FilaForum di Assago
October 1, 1997 Lyon France Halle Tony Garnier

Box office score data[edit]

Venue City Tickets sold / available Gross revenue
KeyArena Seattle 10,829 / 12,023 (90%) $493,285[6]
San Jose Arena San Jose 13,347 / 13,347 (100%) $537,665[7]
Selland Arena Fresno 7,690 / 9,012 (85%) $211,955[8]
Universal Amphitheatre Los Angeles 22,270 / 22,270 (100%) $1,161,343[7]
ARCO Arena Sacramento 8,157 / 10,500 (78%) $428,490[9]
Target Center Minneapolis 6,995 / 10,000 (70%) $294,030[10]
Kiel Center St. Louis 12,172 / 13,000 (94%) $517,588[11]
The Palace of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills 15,678 / 15,678 (100%) $531,245[10]
United Center Chicago 27,175 / 27,175 (100%) $999,463[10][12]
Gund Arena Cleveland 13,276 / 14,600 (91%) $428,090[11]
CoreStates Center Philadelphia 12,957 / 13,500 (96%) $411,320[11]
Civic Arena Pittsburgh 12,475 / 12,475 (100%) $381,988[13]
Radio City Music Hall New York City 35,226 / 35,226 (100%) $2,623,390[11]
FleetCenter Boston 13,900 / 13,900 (100%) $448,324[14]
Marine Midland Arena Buffalo 10,758 / 15,000 (72%) $444,983[15]
Pepsi Arena Albany 11,124 / 11,124 (100%) $366,025[16]
Charlotte Coliseum Charlotte 9,298 / 12,000 (77%) $322,370[15]
Nashville Arena Nashville 9,663 / 12,000 (80%) $298,718[17]
Ice Palace Tampa 10,999 / 14,660 (75%) $447,219[17]
BJCC Coliseum Birmingham 9,205 / 12,000 (77%) $341,685[18]
TOTAL 273,194 / 299,490 (91%) $11,689,176



The Band[edit]

  • Musical Director: Bo Watson & Vance Taylor
  • Drums: Stokley Williams
  • Guitar: Homer O'Dell
  • Bass: Ricky Kinchen
  • Keyboards: Keri Lewis
  • Saxophone: Jeffrey Allen
  • Keyboards: Larry Waddell
  • Percussion: Chris Dave
  • Background vocals: Cha'n Andre', Dee Coupe, Valerie Davis, Julio Hanson, Dyron D. Wade, Gregory Ringo, Mario Johnson, Rodney Day, Gromyko Collins
  • Dancers: Rosero McCoy, Jamal Sims, Omar Lopez, Jermaine Montell

References[edit]

  1. ^ McDonald, Sam (July 26, 1996). "Sax Man". Daily Press. Tribune Company. Retrieved December 23, 2016. 
  2. ^ Considine, J.D. (May 8, 1997). "Move over, Demi Covergirl: Toni Braxton has the arm- over-the-chest move down pat as she poses nearly naked for Vibe". The Baltimore Sun. Tribune Company. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 
  3. ^ Hochman, Steve (August 11, 1996). "Toni Braxton Eyes the Kenny G Crowd". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. Retrieved December 23, 2016. 
  4. ^ Sources for tour dates in North America:
  5. ^ "Braxton Pushes On With New Video, European Tour". MTV News. MTV Networks. August 29, 1997. Retrieved October 3, 2013. 
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