The Greatest Hits World Tour

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The Greatest Hits World Tour
Tour by Laura Pausini
Cover greatesthits world tour.jpg
Associated album 20 – The Greatest Hits
Start date 5 December 2013
End date 7 August 2015
Legs 4
No. of shows 30 in Europe
21 in America
2 in Oceania
53 Total
Laura Pausini concert chronology

The Greatest Hits World Tour is the seventh concert world tour by the Italian singer Laura Pausini, which promoted her new compilation album, 20 – The Greatest Hits, that was released on 12 November 2013. The tour began with a show in Pesaro on 5 December 2013[1] and ended in 2015. In Spanish-speaking countries, the tour was renamed "Grandes Exitos Gira Mundial".[2]

In February 2014, Pausini confirmed on her official site that the tour would be prolonged and that more shows would happen after the 20 originally planned. This new set of concerts includes two performances in Australia and one performance in Russia, marking the first time Pausini performs in such countries.

On 10 June 2014, Pausini postponed her two Australian shows 'due to unforeseen technical problems and production issues'. The Melbourne concert scheduled for 12 June 2014 at Rod Laver Arena would now take place on 13 February 2014 at a smaller venue, Margaret Court Arena. The 14 June, Sydney show was announced for 14 February 2015.

Background[edit]

On 26 February 2013, in order to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of her career, Pausini released a digital single including the original versions in Italian, Spanish and English of the song which launched her career in 1993, "La solitudine". The track was launched as a limited-edition single, available for purchase for a week only.[3] Later during the same year, she confirmed that a greatest hits album would be released for the same purpose by December 2013.[4]

On 1 June 2013 Pausini took part in the concert Chime for Change in London, supporting the global campaign of the same name for girls' and women's empowerment. Pausini performed the songs "Io canto" and "It's Not Goodbye".[5] During the same year, she appeared as a featured artist on the track "Sonríe (Smile)", included in American singer Gloria Estefan's album The Standards.[6] A new world tour was also confirmed by Pausini through her official website. Starting from December 2013, Pausini would promote her greatest hits album with concerts in her native Italy, as well as in other European countries, in Latin America, in the United States and in Canada. The tour also includes a performance during the Viña del Mar International Song Festival in Chile.[7]

On 9 September 2013, Pausini released a new single named "Limpido" (in Spanish, "Limpio"), in order to promote her new album. The song is a duet between Pausini and the Australian singer Kylie Minogue. On the same day, the name of the album was confirmed to be 20 – The Greatest Hits / 20 – Grandes Exitos.

Special guests[edit]

Four of the world tour's concerts have been or will be performed with other singers, invited by Pausini.

On 22 December 2013, Italian singers Emma Marrone and Biagio Antonacci shared with Pausini the vocals in the songs "Come se non fosse stato mai amore" and "Vivimi", respectively.

It was confirmed by Laura Pausini that three other concerts would have special guests. The first one was the one in Mexico City on 28 February 2014, where Pausini was joined by fellow singers Ximena Sariñana and Aleks Syntek. The second one was the one in Miami, on 2 March 2014 where Luis Fonsi, and Biagio Antonacci, joined Laura in the songs "Como si no nos hubiéramos amado" and "Víveme/Vivimi". The third show was in New York City where she sang with the group Il Volo and the singers Biagio Antonacci, Miguel Bosé, Ivete Sangalo and Gloria Estefan.[8]

Setlist[edit]

Spain, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, United States, Canada
  1. Sino a ti
  2. Jamás abandoné
  3. Bienvenido
  4. Con la música en la radio
  5. Primavera anticipada (It Is My Song)
  6. En cambio no
  7. Yo canto
  8. She (Uguale a lei)
  9. Prendo te
  10. Escucha atento
  11. Víveme
  12. Come si no nos hubiéramos amado
  13. Surrender
  14. Volveré junto a ti
  15. Entre tu y mil mares
  16. Emergencia de amor
  17. It's Not Good-Bye/En Ausencia de Ti
  18. Inolvidable
  19. Las cosas que vives/Tudo o que eu vivo
  20. Gente
  21. Amores extraños
  22. Se fue
  23. Donde quedo solo yo
  24. Limpio (Spanglish Version)
  25. La soledad
  1. Limpio
  2. Entre tú y mil mares
  3. Bienvenido
  4. Primavera anticipada (It Is My Song)
  5. En cambio no
  6. Volveré junto a ti
  7. Víveme
  8. Quiero decirte que te amo
  9. Las cosas que vives
  10. Escucha atento
  11. Emergencia de amor
  12. Como si no nos hubiéramos amado
  13. Gente
  14. Inolvidable
  15. Amores extraños
  16. Se fue
    (bis)
  17. La soledad
Summer tour
Italy
  1. Limpido
  2. Se non te
  3. Non ho mai smesso
  4. Benvenuto
  5. Primavera in anticipo (It Is My Song)
  6. Invece no
  7. Io canto
  8. Tra te e il mare
  9. She (Uguale a lei)
  10. Incancellabile
  11. Prendo te
  12. Resta in ascolto
  13. Con la musica alla radio
  14. Come se non fosse stato mai amore
  15. Surrender
  16. E ritorno da te
  17. Un'emergenza d'amore
  18. It's Not Good-Bye
  19. Le cose che vivi
  20. Vivimi
  21. Gente
  22. Strani amori
  23. Non c'è/Se fué
  24. Dove resto solo io
  25. La solitudine
Italy – Taormina (18 May 2014)
  1. Benvenuto
  2. Limpido
  3. Se non te (with Paola Cortellesi)
  4. Strani amori
  5. Avrai (with Claudio Baglioni)
  6. Primavera in anticipo (It Is My Song)/Primavera anticipada (It Is My Song) (with Marco Mengoni)
  7. Tra te e il mare
  8. Con la musica alla radio (with Malika Ayane, Noemi, Emma Marrone, Paola Turci, L'Aura, Syria and La Pina)
  9. Come se non fosse stato mai amore
  10. Io canto (with Fiorella Mannoia)
  11. Invece no
  12. Mi rubi l'anima (with Raf)
  13. Le cose che vivi (with her friends Elisa, Lorena and Ottavia)
  14. Vivimi (with Biagio Antonacci)
  15. Felicità (virtual duet with Lucio Dalla)
  16. La solitudine
  17. Medley a cappella: Resta in ascolto, She (Uguale a lei), Incancellabile, Se fue, Una storia che vale, La geografia del mio cammino, Seamisai (Sei que me amavas), Celeste
Spain – Festival Valladolid Latino
  1. Limpio
  2. Entre tú y mil mares
  3. Bienvenido
  4. Primavera anticipada (It Is My Song)
  5. Con la musica en la radio
  6. Volveré junto a tí
  7. Escucha atento
  8. Emergencia de amor
  9. Como si no nos hubiéramos amado
  10. En cambio no
  11. Yo canto
  12. Inolvidable
  13. Víveme
  14. Gente
  15. Amores extraños
  16. Las cosas que vives
  17. Se fue
  18. La soledad

Additional notes[edit]

  • On 22 December 2013, Come se non fosse stato mai amore was performed with Emma Marrone and Vivimi with Biagio Antonacci.
  • On 1 February 2014, On n'oublie jamais rien, on vit avec was performed instead of Come se non fosse stato mai amore and Je chante (Io canto) was performed in a French-Italian version.
  • On 2 February 2014 On n'oublie jamais rien, on vit avec was performed instead of Come se non fosse stato mai amore and Je chante (Io canto) was performed in a French-Italian version.
  • In all the shows in Brazil, the songs Invece no, Incancellabile and Le cose che vivi were performed in an Italian-Portuguese version. Moreover, the song Se fue was performed instead of Non c'è.
  • On 20 February 2014, Io canto was performed in its Italian/French version instead of the solo Italian one. Also, due to technical problems, Dove resto solo io was not performed.
  • In the end of her performance at the Viña del Mar International Song Festival, Pausini performed a fragment of the song Gracias a la Vida. This concert also was the first time Pausini performed the song "Quiero decirte que te amo" completely since the song was released in 2000.
  • On 28 February 2014, Pausini performed the popular Mexican song Cielito Lindo before La soledad. Moreover, Pausini performed the songs Primavera Anticipada (It is my song), Volveré junto a ti and Entre tú y mil mares with Ximena Sariñana, Mario Sandoval and Aleks Syntek, respectively.
  • On 2 March 2014, Pausini performed the song Vivimi with Biaggio Antonacci after Yo canto and the song Como si no nos hubieramos amado with Luis Fonsi after It's not goodbye.
  • On 6 March 2014, Pausini performed the song Vivimi with Biaggio Antonacci, In assenza di te with the group Il Volo, Le cose che vivi/Tudo o que eu vivo with Ivete Sangalo, Smile with Gloria Estefan and Te amaré with Miguel Bosé.
  • The song Mi rubi l'anima was performed for the first time ever with Raf on 18 May 2014, 20 years after Pausini shared the vocals with Raf in the same song, present in her debut album.
  • After the first European and American legs of the tour, the songs Le cose che vivi and Las cosas que vives were no longer performed in the Portuguese/Italian and Portuguese/Spanish versions.

Band[edit]

Band
  • Nicola Peruch: Pianoforte
  • Simone Bertolotti: keyboard
  • Paolo Carta: electric guitar, musical direction
  • Nicola Oliva: electric guitar
  • Roberto Gallinelli: Bass guitar
  • Carlos Hercules: drum kit
  • Roberta Granà: backing vocal
  • Monica Hill: backing vocal
  • Gianluigi Fazio: backing vocal
  • Salimata Ariane Diakite: backing vocal
  • B.I.M. Orchestra: Strings
Strings B.I.M. Orchestra
  • Violin: Marcello Sirignano, Luisiana Lorusso, Elena Floris, Giovanni De Rossi, Chiara Antonutti, Prisca Amori, Mario Gentili, Alessandra Xanto, Soichi Ichicawa.
  • Viola: Adriane Ester Gallo, Claudia Mizzoni, Adriana Marinucci
  • Cello: Giuseppe Tortora, Claudia Della Gatta
Choreography
  • Cristian Ciccone: dancer

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Europe A[10]
5 December 2013 Pesaro Italy Adriatic Arena
8 December 2013 Rome PalaLottomatica
9 December 2013
11 December 2013
13 December 2013
16 December 2013 Milan Mediolanum Forum
18 December 2013
19 December 2013
21 December 2013
22 December 2013
31 January 2014 Paris France Le Zénith
2 February 2014 Brussels Belgium Forest National
5 February 2014 Geneva Switzerland SEG Geneva Arena
6 February 2014 Zürich Hallenstadion
8 February 2014 Madrid Spain Palacio de los Deportes
America[11]
19 February 2014 São Paulo Brazil Citibank Hall
20 February 2014
22 February 2014 Buenos Aires Argentina Luna Park
24 February 2014[A] Viña del Mar Chile Anfiteatro de la Quinta Vergara
25 February 2014 Santiago Movistar Arena
28 February 2014 Mexico City Mexico Arena Ciudad de México
2 March 2014 Miami United States James L. Knight International Center
6 March 2014 New York City The Theater at Madison Square Garden
9 March 2014 Orillia Canada Casino Rama
Summer Tour[12]
29 April 2014 Torre del Lago Puccini Italy Gran Teatro all'Aperto Giacomo Puccini
2 May 2014 Verona Verona Arena
3 May 2014
10 May 2014 Taormina Teatro Antico di Taormina
11 May 2014
13 May 2014
18 May 2014
7 June 2014[B] Valladolid Spain Plaza de toros
10 July 2014[C] Locarno Switzerland Piazza Grande
15 July 2014 Caserta Italy Reggia di Caserta
24 July 2014[D] Lima Peru Centro Cultural Deportivo
15 August 2014[E] Montecarlo Principality of Monaco Salle des Étoiles
9 September 2014 Verona Italy Verona Arena
North America[12]
18 October 2014 Los Angeles United States The Greek Theatre
19 October 2014 Las Vegas Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms
23 October 2014 Chicago The Chicago Theatre
25 October 2014 Atlantic City Taj Mahal
26 October 2014 Mashantucket MGM Theatre at Foxwoods
14 November 2014 Tijuana Mexico Plaza de Toros Monumental
18 November 2014 Monterrey Monterrey Arena
21 November 2014 San Luis Potosí El Domo
22 November 2014 Guadalajara Telmex Auditorium
26 November 2014 Mérida Coliseo
28 November 2014 Mexico City Arena Ciudad de México
Australian Tour[12]
13 February 2015 Melbourne Australia Margaret Court Arena
14 February 2015 Sydney Qantas Credit Union Arena
Europe B[12]
17 February 2015 Moscow Russia Crocus City Hall
11 April 2015 Kleine Scheidegg Switzerland SnowpenAir
7 August 2015[F] Marbella Spain La Cantera de Nagüeles
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
A Viña del Mar International Song Festival[13]
B Valladolid Latino
C Moon and Stars
D Feria del Hogar: El Gran EStelar
E Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival
F Starlite Festival

Box Office[edit]

Dates Cities Venue Tickets sold / Tickets available Income in $
6 February 2014 Zurich Hallenstadion 8,372 / 10,500 (83%) 866,650[14]
19–20 February 2014 São Paulo Citibank Hall 7.864 / 7.864 (100%) 706,290[15]
6 March 2014 New York The Theater at Madison Square Garden 4,767 / 4,955 (96%) 505,132[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Laura Pausini festejara en México 20 años de carrera
  2. ^ Laura Pausini USA
  3. ^ "Laura Pausini, edizione speciale di 'La solitudine' per i vent'anni di carriera" (in Italian). Rockol.it. 1 February 2013. Archived from the original on 7 September 2013. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Laura Pausini, il ritorno dopo la maternità: una serata con Beyoncé e un album". TV Sorrisi e Canzoni (in Italian). Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  5. ^ Giuseppe Videtti (1 June 2013). "Londra, 50mila persone e tante star per dire no alla violenza sulle donne". la Repubblica (in Italian). Archived from the original on 7 September 2013. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 
  6. ^ Deborah Ramírez (22 May 2013). "Gloria Estefan canta 'The Standards' con sabor latino". Sun-Sentinel (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 1 June 2013. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "Laura Pausini – The Greatest Hits World Tour". Laurapausini.com. Archived from the original on 7 September 2013. 
  8. ^ "Laura Pausini festeggia 20 anni di carriera con concerto-evento a New York". TGCOM (in Italian). Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  9. ^ Laura Pausini Brasil
  10. ^ Graziola, Alberto (6 October 2013). "Laura Pausini in concerto: The Greatest Hits World Tour 2013/2014: date, informazioni e biglietti (video)" [Laura Pausini in concert: The Greatest Hits World Tour 2013/2014: dates, information and tickets (video)]. Blogo (in Italian). Retrieved 14 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "Laura Pausini: al via da Roma il tour 2013-2014 a dicembre, ecco le date e le info sui biglietti" [Laura Pausini: start the tour from Rome 2013-2014 in December, here are the dates and ticket info]. Excite Attualità (in Italian). The Excite Networks. 18 July 2013. Retrieved 14 November 2013. 
  12. ^ a b c d "Laura Pausini tour 2014: nuovi concerti da maggio in Italia, Australia, Russia e USA" [Laura Pausini tour 2014: new concerts in May in Italy, Australia, Russia and the USA]. MusicRoom.it (in Spanish). 24 February 2014. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  13. ^ "Laura Pausini es la nueva confirmada para el Festival de Viña del Mar 2014" [Laura Pausini is the new confirmed for the Festival of Viña del Mar 2014]. El Mercurio (in Spanish). 30 May 2013. Retrieved 14 November 2013. 
  14. ^ "Current Boxscore". Billboard. Billboard. 27 March 2014. Retrieved 27 March 2013. 
  15. ^ "Current Boxscore". Billboard. Billboard. 6 March 2014. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  16. ^ "Current Boxscore". Billboard. Billboard. 19 March 2014. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 

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