Stars Dance Tour

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Stars Dance Tour
Tour by Selena Gomez
Stars Dance Tour.jpg
Promotional poster for the tour
Associated album Stars Dance
Start date August 14, 2013 (2013-08-14)
End date November 26, 2013 (2013-11-26)
Legs 3
No. of shows
  • 41 in North America
  • 14 in Europe & Asia
  • 55 in total
Box office $35,300,000[1]
Selena Gomez concert chronology

The Stars Dance Tour was the first concert tour by American recording solo artist Selena Gomez to promote her first solo studio album, Stars Dance (2013). Gomez performed songs from her solo debut album, as well as her releases with Selena Gomez & the Scene. The tour launched on August 14, 2013 and continued until November 26, 2013. It serves as the first tour of Gomez's career, visiting Europe and Dubai.

Development[edit]

On April 15, 2013, Gomez announced that she would be touring North America and Europe along with one show in Asia from August to November in support of her album Stars Dance. When asked about the tour, Gomez stated:

"It's going to be a bigger show. I’m excited. I’ve been dancing a lot and I just want to entertain people and I’m super stoked." Gomez further added: "I kind of missed shows when it used to just be about the dancing and the performing as opposed to how big and elaborate the stage is so I kind of want to get back to that. My favorites were Britney Spears and Janet Jackson so I kind of want it to be a bit more dancing and make it about entertainment and about the show and the songs as opposed to how big the stage and effects are."[2]

It was announced later that the tour would continue throughout Asia and Australia but in December 2013 Gomez released a statement saying that she decided to cancel the tour. Gomez stated:

"My fans are so important to me and I would never want to disappoint them. But it has become clear to me and those close to me that after many years of putting my work first, I need to spend some time on myself in order to be the best person I can be. To my fans, I sincerely apologize and I hope you guys know how much each and every one of you mean to me."[3]

Concert synopsis[edit]

The show begins with a video showing stars in outer space. The camera begins to zoom in on earth and down into a house where Gomez has fallen asleep after looking at star charts. The video then fades out to white, enlarges Gomez's face and shows her looking around at 4 mysterious doors that have appeared around here. She enters one containing stairs that lead to the stage and the real Gomez appears at the top of the real staircase in the center of the stage. She begins performing "Bang Bang Bang", dressed in white stretchy pants, a white crop top vest, and a long, sleeveless white coat. Next, she sings "Round & Round". Once the song is over, Gomez welcomes everyone to the show and asks the audience for help singing the next song, "Like A Champion". Next, Gomez and her dancers perform "B.E.A.T.", a high-power dance number, which is intermingled with Iggy Azalea's "Work" before exiting the stage.

In the next section, A video interlude then plays, showing her entering another door that contains a video projector that begins to countdown. Gomez re-enters the stage wearing a sparkly, blue two-piece outfit with leather boots to perform "Stars Dance", which is full of beautiful, sensual dancing. "Write Your Name" is next, during which the dancers form a heart of neon glow sticks around Gomez. After the song, she asks the audience if anyone is celebrating a birthday and celebrates her recent 21st birthday with the crowd by performing "Birthday". A brief segment of Rihanna's "Birthday Cake" is included at the end. A cover of "Roar" by Katy Perry is performed in the United States The lights go down as Gomez slowly begins "Love You Like A Love Song" before the lights come up at the chorus and the song is performed at normal speed. Gomez then leaves the stage.

Another video interlude shows Gomez entering another door, this one containing potted trees and flowers, and a gift box at the end on a pedestal. She opens the gift box to reveal the sparkly microphone with her name on it that she always performs with. Camera flashes and news headlines appear, symbolizing the exposure and interest in Gomez's personal life. She returns to the stage in a black dress to perform "Love Will Remember" under a spotlight on the s-shaped runway of the stage. Gomez sings a cover of "Dream" by Priscilla Ahn, while playing the harmonica. Another cover, "Royals" by Lorde, is performed in the Canadian and European cities on the tour. After a speech telling the audience to accept themselves for who they are and not to change for anyone, Gomez performs "Who Says" before leaving the stage.

Another video interlude shows Gomez opening the final door, which leads into a club. "Whiplash" begins to play before Gomez re-enters the stage in a sparkly, gold one-piece outfit with fringy tassels, and knee-high boots. Her and her dancers dance and hang around on suspended ropes during the duration of the song. As the lights fade, they return to focus on Gomez as she begins to sing "Naturally". "Save the Day" is performed in select cities. "Undercover" is next, another high-energy dance number with resonating sound waves displayed on the screen. A disco remix version of "A Year Without Rain" is also performed in select cities. Gomez then leaves the stage once more.

A final video clip displays Gomez sleeping at the desk again after looking at star charts. She awakes to reveal that the whole thing was a just a dream. The instrumental music of "Come & Get It" begins to play before the real Gomez enters the stage again wearing the same sparkly outfit with a silk, transparent skirt attached. The song features tribal dancing. After the song, Gomez exits the stage again, only to re-enter without the silk skirt to perform "Slow Down" as the music video plays in the background on the screen. Pink confetti blows out into the audience during the final chorus. She runs out onto the runway to acknowledge and thank the fans for coming to the show. She acknowledges the band and dancers before she runs to the top of the stage And makes her exit offstage as the music ends.

Set list[edit]

This set list is representative of the show on November 6, 2013. It does not represent all concerts for the duration of the tour.[4]

  1. "Bang Bang Bang"
  2. "Round & Round"
  3. "Like a Champion"
  4. "B.E.A.T." / "Work
  5. "Stars Dance"
  6. "Write Your Name"
  7. "Birthday" / "Birthday Cake"
  8. "Roar" (Katy Perry cover) (United States)
  9. "Love You Like a Love Song"
  10. "Love Will Remember"
  11. "Dream" (Priscilla Ahn cover)
  12. "Royals (Lorde cover) (Canada + Europe)
  13. "Who Says"
  14. "Whiplash"
  15. "Naturally"
  16. "Save the Day"
  17. "Undercover"
  18. "A Year Without Rain" (Select Dates)
  19. "Come & Get It"
  20. "Slow Down"

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[5][6]
August 14, 2013 Vancouver Canada Rogers Arena Emblem3
Christina Grimmie
N/A N/A
August 16, 2013 Lethbridge ENMAX Centre
August 17, 2013 Edmonton Rexall Place
August 18, 2013 Saskatoon Credit Union Centre
August 19, 2013 Winnipeg MTS Centre
August 22, 2013 Ottawa Scotiabank Place
August 23, 2013 Montreal Bell Centre 9,236 / 9,236 $575,936
August 24, 2013 Toronto Air Canada Centre 12,668 / 12,668 $745,501
Europe/Middle East[7][8]
August 30, 2013 Copenhagen Denmark Falkoner Teatret N/A N/A N/A
August 31, 2013 Stockholm Sweden Fryshuset Anton Ewald
September 1, 2013 Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum N/A
September 3, 2013 Amsterdam Netherlands Heineken Music Hall Timeflies
September 4, 2013 Antwerp Belgium Lotto Arena
September 5, 2013 Paris France Zénith Paris
September 7, 2013 London England Hammersmith Apollo The Vamps
September 8, 2013
September 11, 2013 Lisbon Portugal Campo Pequeno Union J
September 12, 2013 Madrid Spain Palacio Vistalegre Xuso Jones
September 14, 2013 Frankfurt Germany Jahrhunderthalle N/A
September 16, 2013 Milan Italy Discotec Alcatraz N/A 2,256 / 2,256 $82,410
September 17, 2013 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle N/A N/A N/A
September 27, 2013[a] Dubai United Arab Emirates Trade Centre Arena
North America[5][10][11]
October 10, 2013 Fairfax United States Patriot Center Emblem3
Christina Grimmie
N/A N/A
October 11, 2013 Pittsburgh Petersen Events Center
October 12, 2013 Boston TD Garden
October 15, 2013 Buffalo First Niagara Center
October 16, 2013 Brooklyn Barclays Center Emblem3
James David
11,175 / 12,873 $575,636
October 18, 2013 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center 11,905 / 11,905 $583,662
October 19, 2013 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena Emblem3
Christina Grimmie
7,043 / 7,043 $379,408
October 20, 2013 Newark Prudential Center 12,126 / 12,126 $600,324
October 22, 2013 Hershey Giant Center N/A N/A
October 23, 2013 Louisville KFC Yum! Center 5,081 / 6,360 $156,742
October 25, 2013 Nashville Bridgestone Arena Emblem3 6,428 / 7,674 $315,208
October 26, 2013 Atlanta Philips Arena Emblem3
Christina Grimmie
9,173 / 9,173 $431,834
October 27, 2013 Charlotte Time Warner Cable Arena N/A N/A
October 29, 2013 Sunrise BB&T Center
October 30, 2013 Tampa Tampa Bay Times Forum
November 1, 2013 San Antonio AT&T Center
November 2, 2013 Houston Toyota Center
November 3, 2013 Dallas American Airlines Center
November 5, 2013 Phoenix US Airways Center
November 6,7, 2013 Los Angeles Staples Center 13,855 / 13,855 $1,626,246
November 8, 2013 San Diego Valley View Casino Center N/A N/A
November 9,10,2013 Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Events Center
November 11, 2013 San Jose HP Pavilion
November 12, 2013 Seattle KeyArena
November 14, 2013 Salt Lake City EnergySolutions Arena
November 16, 2013 Broomfield 1stBank Center
November 17, 2013 Kansas City Sprint Center 6,774 / 8,362 $331,286
November 18, 2013 St. Louis Chaifetz Arena N/A N/A
November 19, 2013 Indianapolis Bankers Life Fieldhouse
November 21, 2013 Minneapolis Target Center 10,248 / 10,248 $320,470
November 22, 2013 Rosemont Allstate Arena N/A N/A
November 23, 2013 Columbus Nationwide Arena
November 26, 2013 Auburn HIlls The Palace of Auburn Hills
March 8, 2014[b] Hidalgo State Farm Arena N/A
March 9, 2014[c] Houston NRG Stadium
Total 626,208 / 732,019 $35,000,000

Cancelled shows[edit]

List of cancelled concerts, showing date, city, country, venue and reason for cancellation
Date City Country Venue Reason
September 19, 2013 Minsk Belarus Minsk Arena Unknown
September 21, 2013 Kiev Ukraine Palace of Sports
September 23, 2013 St. Petersburg Russia Ice Palace Denied visa[12]
September 25, 2013 Moscow Olimpiyskiy
January 16, 2014 Tokyo Japan Zepp Personal Issues;[13]
revealed diagnosis with Lupus in 2015[14]
January 17, 2014
January 20, 2014 Osaka Namba Hatch
January 24, 2014 Shanghai China Shanghai International Gymnastic Center
January 26, 2014 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Stadium Merdeka
January 27, 2014 Singapore Singapore The Star Performing Arts Centre
January 29, 2014 Manila Philippines Smart Araneta Coliseum
February 1, 2014 Perth Australia Perth Arena
February 4, 2014 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre
February 6, 2014 Brisbane Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
February 7, 2014 Sydney Sydney Entertainment Centre
February 8, 2014 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The September 27, 2013 concert in Dubai, UAE was a part of the 2013 Dubai Music Week.[9]
  2. ^ The show on March 8, 2014 was a part of Borderfest 2014.
  3. ^ This show on March 9, 2014 was a part of Houston Rodeo 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 Poll Star Year End Top 100 Worldwide Tours" (PDF). PollStar. January 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ Murray, Michael (April 15, 2013). "Selena Gomez Announces Stars Dance World Tour". Ryan Seacrest. Retrieved August 29, 2013. 
  3. ^ "SELENA GOMEZ CANCELS ASIA AND AUSTRALIA TOUR DATES". Selena Gomez official website. December 20, 2013. Retrieved December 20, 2013. 
  4. ^ Schillaci, Sophie (November 7, 2013). "Selena Gomez Channels Early Britney With Fan-Friendly Pop Confections: Concert Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 20, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Lee, Christina (April 15, 2013). "Selena Gomez Announces "Stars Dance" World Tour: See The Dates". Idolator. Retrieved August 29, 2013. 
  6. ^ Boxscore:
  7. ^ name=TourDates/>
  8. ^ Sources for opening acts:
  9. ^ "‘Come 3and Get it:’ Selena Gomez sports Arabic necklace". Al Arabiya. Middle East Broadcasting Center. September 18, 2013. Retrieved September 22, 2013. 
  10. ^ Marquina, Sierra (May 16, 2013). "EXCLUSIVE: Emblem 3 Joining Selena Gomez's Stars Dance Tour!". Ryan Seacrest. Retrieved August 29, 2013. 
  11. ^ Boxscore:
  12. ^ Gardner, Elysa (September 20, 2013). "Selena Gomez cancels Russian concerts". USA Today. Retrieved March 20, 2015. 
  13. ^ Brandle, Lars (December 20, 2013). "Selena Gomez Cancels Tour of Asia & Australia To ‘Spend Some Time On Myself’". Billboard. Retrieved March 20, 2015. 
  14. ^ Lynch, Joe (October 7, 2015). "Billboard Cover Sneak Peek: 5 Ways Selena Gomez Is Taking Charge". Billboard. Retrieved January 4, 2017.