Share My World Tour

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Share My World Tour
Tour by Mary J. Blige
Share My World concert tour poster.jpg
Associated album Share My World
Start date September 2, 1997 (1997-09-02)
End date May 3, 1998 (1998-05-03)
Legs 3
No. of shows 22 in North America
5 in Europe
27 in total
Mary J. Blige concert chronology

The Share My World Tour (also known as The Tour) was a concert tour and the first major headlining tour by American recording R&B artist Mary J. Blige. The tour supports her multi-platinum album Share My World, visiting cities across North America and Europe. The tour featured opening acts; R&B singers Aaliyah in 1997 and Usher for the 1998 dates.[1]

Opening acts[edit]

Set list[edit]

  1. "Intro" (Announcer introduces Mary J. Blige)
  2. "Real Love"
  3. "You Remind Me"
  4. "Reminisce"
  5. "Sweet Thing"
  6. "Mary Jane (All Night Long)"
  7. "Love No Limit"
  8. "Summer Madness" (Reprise)
  9. "My Life"
  10. "You Gotta Believe"
  11. "Slow Down"
  12. "Mary's Joint"
  13. "I'm the Only Woman"
  14. "Share My World" (Reprise)
  15. "I’m Goin’ Down"
  16. "Thank You Lord" (Reprise)
  17. "I Can Love You"
  18. "Keep Your Head" (Interlude)
  19. "Everything"
  20. "Seven Days"
  21. "Not Gon' Cry"
Encore
  1. "Missing You"
  2. "Day Dreaming" 1
  3. "Misty Blue" 1

1performed at select cities including April shows in Los Angeles.

Band[edit]

  • Music Director/Bass: Lanar "Kern" Brantley
  • Keyboards: Luke Austin
  • Keyboards: Jeff Motley
  • Drums: Michael Clemons
  • Keyboards: Loren Dawson
  • Intro Announcer: Benny Pough
  • Background vocals: Dustin Adams, Joya Owens, Chantell Jones, Michelle Matlock
    Additional vocals: Cindy Mizelle, Sharon Bryant-Gallwey, Audrey Wheeler, Paulette McWilliams

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America
September 6, 1997 Memphis United States Pyramid Arena
October 5, 1997 San Jose San Jose Arena
Europe
November 9, 1997 Hamburg Germany CCH-Saal 3
November 11, 1997 Sheffield United Kingdom Sheffield Arena
November 12, 1997 London Wembley Arena
November 13, 1997
November 14, 1997 Manchester Nynex Arena
North America[3][4][5]
March 25, 1998 Detroit United States Fox Theatre
March 26, 1998
March 27, 1998 Chicago Arie Crown Theater
March 28, 1998
March 29, 1998 Atlanta Fox Theatre
March 30, 1998
March 31, 1998 Miami James L. Knight Center
April 2, 1998 Washington, D.C. DAR Constitution Hall
April 3, 1998
April 4, 1998 New York City The Theater at Madison Square Garden
April 5, 1998
April 9, 1998 Oakland Paramount Theatre
April 10, 1998
April 11, 1998 Los Angeles Universal Amphitheatre
April 12, 1998
April 13, 1998 Seattle Paramount Theatre
April 16, 1998 Pittsburgh Palumbo Center
April 17, 1998 Richmond Landmark Theater
April 18, 1998 Philadelphia Mann Center for the Performing Arts
April 19, 1998 Cleveland CSU Convocation Center
Notes
  • All tour dates in 1997 and 1998 may not be listed for North America and Europe.

Live album release[edit]

The Tour
Soldoutmarytour.jpg
Live album by Mary J. Blige
Released July 28, 1998 (United States)
Recorded April 11 & 12, 1998
Los Angeles, California
Genre R&B, Hip-Hop
Length 109:18
Label MCA
Producer Mary J. Blige
Lanar Brantley
Mary J. Blige chronology
Share My World
(1997)Share My World1997
The Tour
(1998)
Mary
(1999)Mary1999

A live album entitled The Tour was released on July 28, 1998 by MCA Records, which reached #7 on Billboard's Top R&B Albums and #21 on Billboard 200 charts.[6][7] The album was recorded during Blige's Share My World Tour at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles, California.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Intro" – 0:35
  2. "Real Love" – 1:30
  3. "You Remind Me" – 0:37
  4. "Reminisce" – 2:39
  5. "Sweet Thing" – 4:53
  6. "Mary Jane (All Night Long)" – 2:20
  7. "Love No Limit" – 3;16
  8. "Summer Madness" – 1:42 (Interlude)
  9. "My Life" – 2:21
  10. "You Gotta Believe" – 2:27
  11. "Slow Down" – 1:51
  12. "Mary's Joint" – 1:30
  13. "I'm the Only Woman" – 2:04
  14. "Share My World" – 1:59 (Interlude)
  15. "I'm Goin' Down" – 3:16
  16. "Thank You Lord" – 1:18 (Interlude)
  17. "I Can Love You" – 3:44
  18. "Keep Your Head" (Interlude) – 1:10
  19. "Everything" – 6:34
  20. "Seven Days" – 4:24
  21. "Not Gon' Cry" – 5:37
  22. "Missing You" – 6:47
  23. "Day Dreaming" – 2:49
  24. "Misty Blue" – 5:08
  25. "A Dream" (Japan Bonus Track)

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