The Family Jewels Tour

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The Family Jewels Tour
Tour by Marina and the Diamonds
The Family Jewels Tour poster.jpg
Associated album The Family Jewels
Start date 26 January 2010
End date 4 December 2011
Legs 5
No. of shows
  • 97 in Europe
  • 33 in North America
  • 5 in Australia
  • 135 in total
Marina and the Diamonds concert chronology

The Family Jewels Tour is the first major headlining concert tour by Welsh singer-songwriter Marina Diamandis, known professionally as Marina and the Diamonds, in support of her debut album, The Family Jewels. In December 2009, prior to the release of her album, she announced an eight-date concert tour for the United Kingdom in February 2010. Following the success of her British tour, with tickets selling out, Diamandis announced her second United Kingdom and Ireland tour, entitled The Gem Tour.[1] Tour dates for the United States and mainland Europe, in countries such as France, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland, were shortly added.[2] In May 2010, Diamandis announced sixteen dates for her third United Kingdom and Ireland tour in Autumn the following year.[3] Marina announced on 14 October that her third headlining UK tour would be called The Burger Queen Tour.[4]

Diamandis also performed at several music festivals in the United States (SXSW 2010[5] and "Lilith Fair 2010"), the United Kingdom ("The Great Escape 2010",[6] "Radio 1's Big Weekend 2010", "Isle of Wight Festival 2010",[7] "Glastonbury Festival 2010", "iTunes Festival 2010" and "The Secret Garden Party 2010"[8]), Germany ("Hurricane Festival 2010" and "Southside Festival 2010"), Norway ("Øyafestivalen 2010"[9]), Sweden ("Way Out West Festival 2010"[10]), Finland ("Flow Festival 2010") and Belgium ("Pukkelpop Festival 2010").

Diamandis was originally scheduled to play several shows in the USA in early 2011 but these dates were cancelled in order for her to work on the recording of Electra Heart.[11] In Summer 2011, she switched back-and-forth between headlining "The Family Jewels Tour" and serving as an opening act for Katy Perry on her "California Dreams Tour".

Reception[edit]

Katy Ratican from Contact Music rated Marina and the Diamonds' Manchester concert on 21 February 2010 nine stars out of ten saying it "was impressively cohesive and Marina held the limelight with charisma and confidence". She also predicted that the "next time [Diamandis] plays Manchester, it will be to a sold out Academy 2 audience, with a top-selling album gracing the merchandising stand. Marina won't be playing to a few hundred people above a trendy bar in the foreseeable future."[12] Joanne Dorken from MTV UK praised Diamandis' performance of "Obsessions" at London's Bush Hall on 23 February 2010 calling it the "highlight of the evening as Marina proved her vocal ability as well as showcasing her talent for playing live."[13]

At the opening concert of her Gem Tour at The Glee Club in Birmingham on 12 May 2010, Zak Edwards from Gig Junkies said Diamandis "instantly captivated the crowd in a similar way to which Kate Bush and Toyah Willcox did in yesteryear." He concluded by saying: "In short, this was a great set by a really novel, unique and entertaining performer. If you get chance to see her, you really must."[14]

Opening acts[edit]

Setlist[edit]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Europe
26 January 2010 London United Kingdom Dingwalls
29 January 2010 The Tabernacle
30 January 2010 Gateshead The Sage Gateshead
5 February 2010 London Relentless Garage
15 February 2010 Edinburgh HMV Picture House
14 February 2010 Norwich Norwich Arts Centre
15 February 2010 Brighton Audio Nightclub
17 February 2010 Nottingham The Bodega Social Club
18 February 2010 Newcastle upon Tyne Digital
19 February 2010 Glasgow Oran Mor
21 February 2010 Manchester The Deaf Institute
22 February 2010 Bristol The Cooler
23 February 2010 London Bush Hall
4 March 2010 Copenhagen Denmark Ideal Bar
5 March 2010 Stockholm Sweden Södra Teatern
North America
14 March 2010 New York City United States The Bellhouse
15 March 2010 (Le) Poisson Rouge
18 March 2010 Austin South by Southwest
19 March 2010
20 March 2010
France
29 April 2010 Paris France Le Divan du Monde
United Kingdom (The Gem Tour)
12 May 2010 Birmingham United Kingdom The Glee Club
13 May 2010 Bournemouth The Old Fire Station
15 May 2010 A Brighton The Great Escape Festival
16 May 2010 Cardiff Millennium Music Hall
18 May 2010 Norwich The Waterfront
19 May 2010 London Bloomsbury Ballroom
20 May 2010
22 May 2010 Sheffield The Leadmill
23 May 2010 Manchester Manchester Academy
25 May 2010 Liverpool The Masque
26 May 2010 Belfast Mandela Hall
27 May 2010 Dublin Ireland Tripod
29 May 2010 Glasgow United Kingdom Queen Margaret Union
30 May 2010 Edinburgh Assembly Rooms
31 May 2010 Leeds Leeds Met Stylus
Europe
3 June 2010 Hamburg Germany The Stage Club
4 June 2010 Berlin Frannz Club
6 June 2010 Cologne Die Werkstatt Köln
7 June 2010 Munich 59:1
8 June 2010 Zurich Switzerland Kaufleuten
11 June 2010 B Newport United Kingdom Isle of Wight Festival 2010
13 June 2010 Copenhagen Denmark Vega
15 June 2010 Brussels Belgium Le Botanique
16 June 2010 Amsterdam Netherlands Paradiso
18 June 2010 C Scheeßel Germany Hurricane Festival
19 June 2010 D Tuttlingen Southside Festival
26 June 2010 E Somerset United Kingdom Glastonbury Festival 2010
North America
6 July 2010 West Hollywood United States The Troubadour
8 July 2010 San Francisco Pop Scene
9 July 2010 Las Vegas Lilith Fair
10 July 2010 Los Angeles
Europe Festivals
22 July 2010 F London United Kingdom iTunes Festival
23 July 2010 Huntingdon Secret Garden Party
13 August 2010 G Oslo Norway Øyafestivalen
14 August 2010 H Gothenburg Sweden Way Out West Festival
15 August 2010 I Helsinki Finland Flow Festival
19 August 2010 J Vienna Austria FM4 Frequency Festival
20 August 2010 K Hasselt Belgium Pukkelpop
21 August 2010 L Biddinghuizen Netherlands Pukkelpop
27 August 2010 M Reading United Kingdom Reading Festival
29 August 2010 N Leeds Leeds Festival
North America
1 September 2010 Boston United States Paradise
2 September 2010 New York City Webster Hall
3 September 2010 Philadelphia World Cafe
5 September 2010 Asbury Park Wonder Bar
6 September 2010 Washington DC 9:30 Club
8 September 2010 Toronto Canada The Opera House
9 September 2010 Chicago United States Lincoln Hall
10 September 2010 Minneapolis Triple Rock
13 September 2010 Seattle Crocodile Cafe
14 September 2010 Portland Doug Fir
15 September 2010 San Francisco The Independent
17 September 2010 Los Angeles El Rey Theatre
Europe Festivals
23 September 2010 O Baden-Baden Germany SWR3 New Pop Festival
Europe (The Burger Queen Tour)
19 October 2010 Portsmouth United Kingdom Pyramid Centre
20 October 2010 Norwich University of East Anglia
21 October 2010 Eastbourne Winter Garden
23 October 2010 Birmingham Town Hall
24 October 2010 Oxford Regal
25 October 2010 Bristol Anson Rooms
27 October 2010 Dublin Ireland Vicar Street
28 October 2010 Cork Savoy Theatre
29 October 2010 Derry United Kingdom Nerve Centre
31 October 2010 Manchester The Ritz
1 November 2010 Glasgow Fruit Market
2 November 2010 Edinburgh Picture House
4 November 2010 Newcastle Northumbria University
5 November 2010 Leeds University of Leeds
7 November 2010 Nottingham Nottingham Trent University
8 November 2010 London The Roundhouse
9 November 2010 London Forum
11 November 2010 Coventry The Copper Rooms
12 November 2010 Cardiff Coal Exchange
14 November 2010 Bath Pavilion
15 November 2010 Brighton Corn Exchange
18 November 2010 Cologne Germany Gloria
19 November 2010 Berlin Postbahnhof
20 November 2010 Hamburg Uebel & Gefährlich
22 November 2010 Stockholm Sweden Nalen
23 November 2010 Gothenburg Pustervik
25 November 2010 Helsinki Finland Tavastia
26 November 2010 Aarhus Denmark Vox
28 November 2010 Amsterdam Netherlands Melkweg
29 November 2010 Gent Belgium Vooruit
30 November 2010 Paris France Alhambra
3 December 2010 Bern Switzerland Bierhubeli
4 December 2010 Vienna Austria Porgy & Bess
5 December 2010 Hannover Germany Faust
Australia
28 December 2010 Melbourne Australia Hi-Fi Bar & Ballroom
29 December 2010 Lorne Falls Festival
30 December 2010 Marrickville The Factory Theatre
1 January 2011 Sydney Field Day Festival
3 January 2011 Busselton Southbound Festival
North America- Burger Queen Tour
7 April 2011 Las Vegas United States Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
8 April 2011
9 April 2011
11 April 2011 Austin Antone's Nightclub
12 April 2011 Houston Fitzgerald's
13 April 2011 Dallas Granada Theatre
15 April 2011 Indio Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
Europe
30 April 2011 Bergen Norway Bergen International Festival
North America- Burger Queen Tour
16 June 2011 Philadelphia United States Theatre of the Living Arts
17 June 2011 Washington, D.C. 9:30 Club
18 June 2011 Asbury Park Stone Pony
20 June 2011 Boston Paradise Rock Club
21 June 2011 New York Webster Hall
Europe
23 July 2011 Moscow Russia Afisha Picnic
29 July 2011 Luzern Switzerland Blue Balls Festival
30 July 2011 Östersund Sweden Storsjöyran
13 August 2011 Piešťany Slovakia Grape music festival
14 August 2011 Budapest Hungary Sziget Festival
19 August 2011 Paredes de Coura Portugal Paredes de Coura Festival
23 November 2011 London United Kingdom Church of St John-at-Hackney

Box office score data[edit]

Venue City Tickets Sold / Available Gross Revenue
Tabernacle London 450 / 450 (100%) $7,286
9:30 Club Washington DC 718 / 1,200 (60%) $10,770
El Rey Theatre Los Angeles 771 / 771 (100%) $15,420
Antone's Austin 486 / 700 (69%) $6,464
9:30 Club Washington DC 780/ 1,200 (65%) $15,600

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marina and The Diamonds – News – MAY UK TOUR DATES marinaandthediamonds.com – 29 January 2010 – Retrieved 3 May 2010.
  2. ^ The official Marina and the Diamonds website | shows | marinaandthediamonds.com – Retrieved on 11 March 2010
  3. ^ Marina and The Diamonds – News – OCT/NOV UK + IRELAND TOUR CONFIRMED! EXCLUSIVE PRE-ORDER TOMORROW (05.05) marinaandthediamonds.com – 4 May 2010 – Retrieved 4 May 2010.
  4. ^ [1] Burger Queen
  5. ^ Staff (4 March 2010). "Marina & The Diamonds Joins Chop Shop Records Line-Up". Chop Shop Records. Retrieved 5 March 2010. 
  6. ^ Delphic, Ellie Goulding, Marina for Brighton Great Escape Festival | News | NME.COM nme.com – 2 February 2010 – Retrieved on 11 March 2010
  7. ^ Music – News – Quatro, Marina for Isle of Wight festival – Digital Spy digitalspy.com – 15 February 2010 – Retrieved on 11 March 2010
  8. ^ Gorillaz Sound System and more for Secret Garden Party – Marina and the Diamonds, Mercury Rev and more – buy tickets! – Festival News | Virtual Festivals virtualfestivals.com – 24 February 2010 – Retrieved on 11 March 2010
  9. ^ Øyafestivalen – Marina & The Diamonds – ny britisk popstjerne til Øya oyafestivalen.com – Retrieved on 11 March 2010
  10. ^ Way Out West Festival 2009 | Way Out West Festival line up, reviews and posters | Songkick songkick.com – Retrieved on 11 March 2010
  11. ^ Marina & The Diamonds Cancel US Dates Filter Magazine – Retrieved on 30 April 2012
  12. ^ Marina and the Diamonds – The Deaf Institute, Manchester 21/02/2010 Live Review contactmusic.com – Retrieved on 11 March 2010
  13. ^ Marina And The Diamonds Live Review | Marina and the Diamonds | News | MTV UK mtv.co.uk – Thursday, 25 February 2010 – Retrieved on 11 March 2010
  14. ^ Gig Junkies online for Music Reviews | Band Reviews | Live Music Photography | Interviews | Competitions " Blog Archive " Marina and the Diamonds + Spark @ The Glee Club, Birmingham, UK – 12th May 2010 Gig Junkies – 13 May 2010 – Retrieved 1 June 2010.
  15. ^ Marina & The Diamonds / Samuel @ Le Poisson Rouge: My Big Fat Greek Concert – Music Snobbery Music Snobbery – 16 March 2010 – Retrieved 1 June 2010.
  16. ^ Marina and The Diamonds – Blogs – HANDS BEHIND MY BACK. marinaandthediamonds.com – 29 April 2010 – Retrieved 30 April 2010
  17. ^ http://uk.myspace.com/hannahyadi/photos/albums/album/1041971?authkey=5SuvJCRduckseYNEOdFw2aJsQfY=