The Listening Sessions

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The Listening Sessions
Tour by Ariana Grande
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Associated album Yours Truly
Start date August 13, 2013 (2013-08-13)
End date September 22, 2013 (2013-09-22)
Legs 1
Number of shows 11 in North America
Box office $680,000
Ariana Grande concert chronology

The Listening Sessions was the debut minitour by American singer Ariana Grande. The tour supported Grande's debut studio album, Yours Truly, which was released August 30, 2013. The tour began on August 11,2013 and concluded September 22, 2013 and showcased all of the material from Grande's debut studio album, with the exception of "Popular Song". The tour grossed $679,360 from 11 shows across North America. The tour was said to expand after the release of Yours Truly, but failed to materialize due to Grande's acting schedule and recording sessions for her second studio album, My Everything.

Background[edit]

On July 22, 2013, the same day that "Baby I" was announced, Grande announced that she would be going on her debut concert tour in August of that year.[1] Grande said she chose the name "The Listening Sessions" because she would only be playing a handful of small intimate venues and fans would be hearing the music from the album before it was released.[2][3] Pre-sale tickets went on sale on Thursday, July 18. Regular tickets went on sale on Friday, July 19, 2013. Pre-sale tickets had to be taken down early, as they were selling at such a fast rate that the tour was almost sold out before regular tickets were available.[4][5]

Set list[edit]

This set list is representative of the show on August 17, 2013. It does not represent all concerts for the duration of the tour.[6]

  1. "Baby I"
  2. "Lovin' It"
  3. "You'll Never Know"
  4. "Honeymoon Avenue"
  5. "Tattooed Heart"
  6. "Better Left Unsaid"
  7. "Daydreamin'"
  8. "Almost Is Never Enough"
  9. "Piano"
  10. "Right There"
  11. "The Way"
  • During the performance in Los Angeles, Grande was joined by Big Sean to perform their song "Right There", while Mac Miller also assisted Grande in performing "The Way".[7]
  • During the performance in New York City, Grande performed an unreleased song entitled "Higher"

Shows[edit]

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, tickets sold, amount of available tickets, and gross revenue
Date City Country Venue Attendance Revenue
North America[8][9][10]
August 13, 2013 Silver Spring United States The Fillmore Silver Spring 2,000 / 2,000 (100%) $59,040
August 14, 2013 New York City Best Buy Theater 2,027 / 2,027 (100%) $71,041
August 16, 2013 Philadelphia Electric Factory 2,341 / 2,341 (100%) $69,195
August 17, 2013 Red Bank Count Basie Theatre 1,474 / 1,474 (100%) $51,590
August 18, 2013 Lowell Lowell Memorial Auditorium 2,692 / 2,692 (100%) $79,414
August 27, 2013 Toronto Canada Sound Academy 2,586 / 2,586 (100%) $79,960
August 28, 2013 Royal Oak United States Royal Oak Music Theatre 1,694 / 1,694 (100%) $50,106
August 29, 2013 Rosemont Rosemont Theatre 2,291 / 2,566 (89%) $80,185
August 31, 2013 Kansas City Midland Theatre 1,545 / 2,139 (70%) $50,093
September 9, 2013 Los Angeles Club Nokia 2,351 / 2,351 (100%) $88,736
September 22, 2013 New Albany New Albany Classic
Total 25,261 / 26,184 (96%) $679,360

References[edit]

  1. ^ Michaels, Windy (July 15, 2013). "Ariana Grande New Single "Baby I," Plus Tour Details!". Cambio. 
  2. ^ Tam, Tiffany (July 17, 2013). "Ariana Grande is Bringing The Listening Sessions to You". Contender. 
  3. ^ Galbraith, Alex (July 16, 2013). "Ariana Grande Tour: 'The Way' Singer Announces 'Listening Sessions' Shows on Twitter, Fans Can Hear New Album 'Daydreamin' LIVE this August". MStars. 
  4. ^ "Ariana Grande’s Concert Tour Is Almost Sold Out". Disney Dreaming. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Ariana Grande Live Interview". Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "We Were There! Ariana Grande’s “The Listening Sessions”!". On the Teen Beat. August 23, 2013. Retrieved September 1, 2014. 
  7. ^ Diaz Dennis, Alicia (September 10, 2013). "Ariana Grande's 'Yours Truly' Tops the Charts Its Debut Week". Zimbio. Retrieved September 20, 2013. 
  8. ^ Lipshutz, Jason (July 16, 2013). "Ariana Grande Previews 'Baby I' Single, Announces Tour Dates". Billboard. Retrieved September 20, 2013. 
  9. ^ Joy, Kevin (September 12, 2013). "Young singer Ariana Grande resting up for area concert". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved September 20, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Billboard Boxscore: Current Scores". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. September 19, 2013. Archived from the original on September 19, 2013. Retrieved September 19, 2013.