The Pinkprint Tour
|Tour by Nicki Minaj|
|Associated album||The Pinkprint|
|Start date||March 16, 2015|
|End date||August 23, 2015|
|No. of shows|
|Box office||$22 million|
|Nicki Minaj concert chronology|
The Pinkprint Tour was the third concert tour by Trinidadian recording artist Nicki Minaj in support of her third studio album, The Pinkprint (2014). The tour was officially announced a week before the album's release, on December 8, 2014. The tour began on March 16, 2015 in Stockholm, Sweden and concluded on August 23, 2015 in Wantagh, New York, finishing with a total of fifty shows over the span of 5 months. The first European leg of the tour was supported by Trey Songz and Ester Dean and received mixed to positive reviews from critics, while the second North American leg was supported by Meek Mill, Rae Sremmurd, Tinashe, and Dej Loaf. The Pinkprint Tour grossed $22 million.
In August 2014, when promoting "Anaconda", Minaj confirmed plans of a tour in support of The Pinkprint in an interview with Carson Daly on AMP Radio. When speaking of the tour, Minaj said, "We’re actually going to start the tour at the top of 2015, we’re going to start a European run and then we will back in America for a summer run." Also in the interview, Minaj hinted at a special guest joining her on tour by saying, "I can’t wait for them to find out who I’m going on tour with. I can’t say [who it is], but I know that my fans love this person. It's just going to make sense. I think our fan bases are very similar so I think its going to work out really good."
On December 8, 2014, three days after Minaj received two nominations for the 57th Grammy Awards and a week before the release of The Pinkprint, the tour was officially announced with seventeen dates scheduled across Europe in the spring of the following year. The announcement of the tour also revealed that R&B artist Trey Songz would be the special guest joining Minaj on the European leg of the tour to promote his latest studio album, Trigga (2014).
When speaking of the tour on the day of its announcement, Minaj said, "It's been way too long since I've seen my European Barbz. I can't wait to get back and party with all of you with Trey Songz. We have more than a few surprises in store, and I promise this will be my biggest and best tour yet!"
Pre-sale tickets and VIP packages for the tour were available to Minaj's fan club starting on December 10, 2014, followed by the general public sale beginning on December 12, 2014. Within hours of being on sale, the show at Zénith de Paris in Paris, France on March 25, 2015 sold out, prompting Minaj to add another date in Paris on March 26, 2015 at the same venue. During a Q&A session with her fans on Twitter, Minaj began to reveal more details about the tour, which includes that the European leg of the tour will be extended, the North American leg will be announced in March, and that the tour will also visit Australia and Brazil.
About a month before the tour began, an altercation between Minaj's tour manager, De'Von Pickett, and a local citizen, Pierce Boykin, erupted at a local bar in Philadelphia. The argument resulted in the stabbing of Pickett and another crew member of the tour, ultimately killing Pickett and injuring the other crew member. In response to the tragedy, Minaj expressed her grief mainly through social media outlets such as Twitter and Instagram, but as time passed it was revealed that Minaj considered canceling the entire tour after the incident occurred. However, Minaj stated that canceling the tour wouldn't be the right thing to do. She elaborated by saying "I can’t let anything stop us from putting on the show because that would be quitting. So we’re going to continue the tour in his memory."
On March 16, 2015, the opening day of the tour, Minaj finally announced the North American tour dates along with its opening acts. The North American leg was initially announced with a total of nineteen dates between July and August 2015, however Minaj stated that additional dates will be added as the tour progresses. Tickets started to become available beginning on March 18, 2015 with the exclusive pre-sale to members of Minaj's fan club, which was followed by the general public sale starting on March 20, 2015. Opening acts for the North American leg include Hip-Hop artists Meek Mill and Rae Sremmurd, who will be promoting their latest studio efforts, Dreams Worth More Than Money (2015) and SremmLife (2014), and R&B artists Tinashe and Dej Loaf, who will be promoting their latest musical endeavors, Aquarius (2014) and Sell Sole (2014).
Throughout the tour, Minaj has incorporated multiple outfits into the show that correlate with the major themes of The Pinkprint. The show usually consists of four major outfits, each of which stylistically represent different segments of the show. For the first section of the show, Minaj is dressed in black lingerie covered with a black polka dot mesh catsuit, and is supported by an all female group of dancers who are also dressed in solid black mesh catsuits. The second section of the show sees Minaj performing in a gold-dipped skirt with matching thigh-high boots, and a gold bra, while her dancers, now both male and female, are dressed in gold attire as well. The designers of the second segment outfit were later revealed to be The Blonds, who created the costume especially for Minaj to perform in while on tour. The third and fourth portions of the show have seen multiple changes in wardrobe throughout the extent of the tour. For the third segment, Minaj has either worn a frilly black dress or a solid pink dress depending on the date of the show. And for the fourth and final segment for the tour, Minaj's ensemble either consists of a jumpsuit that can be described as looking like "a broken pink disco ball" on the front with an all mesh back, or a frilly pink bra with a shiny tutu and pink lace tights. Marissa G. Muller from MTV described the latter of the two outfits as "50% Barbie, 50% Ballerina", while also adding that Minaj looked like "the prettiest ballerina Barbie of them all" alongside her female dancers who were almost identically dressed. Muller also noted that the outfit was reminiscent of Minaj's look around the time she released her debut album, Pink Friday (2010). Overall, Nadeska Alexis, also from MTV, greatly praised Minaj's wardrobe choice for the tour stating that the outfits were "sexy", "elegant", and "sweet".
The European leg of the tour received mixed to positive reviews throughout the duration of its run. In review of the show in London, England, Nick Levine from NME praised Minaj's overall performance throughout the night. Levine noted that the beginning of the show "seemed detached" and "uncomfortable" with the performances of "All Things Go" and "I Lied", but quickly smoothed out when Minaj was in "full flow, spitting out fierce rhymes on 'Moment 4 Life' and 'Beez in the Trap', slut-dropping to 'Anaconda' and chatting about 'scones and jam' in a ridiculous English accent." He went on to comment about Minaj's versatility by saying that "Minaj is a much better rapper than singer, but because she invests slowies 'Marilyn Monroe', and 'Save Me' with real emotion, a mid-set ballads section is surprisingly gripping." Levine also commended Minaj's personality stating "it's the 32-year-old's fiery attitude that really impresses." Levine criticized an "unnecessary audience participation segment", but greatly praised the final segment of the show comparing the atmosphere to a "New York basement sweatbox." Alice Vincent from The Daily Telegraph gave a differing review of the same show in London stating that "this [the show] was a 90-minute struggle of a set." In opposition to Levine, Vincent favored the beginning of the spectacle rather than the end stating "Her Minajesty was imperious for the first six songs, viciously spitting the quickfire rhymes of 'Only', purring through the languorous reflection of 'I Lied'." Vincent went on to criticize the huge gaps between segments and the finale of the show stating "Minaj mostly felt just out of reach – especially during an overbearing climax of EDM synths and beats, into which she virtually vanished." Overall, Vincent awarded the show three out of five stars stating "In The Pinkprint, Minaj bore her soul: she should have done more of it on stage."
Irish Independent writer Eamon Sweeney was particularly unsatisfied with the show in Dublin, Ireland stating "the production as a whole is flawed. It sorely lacks pace and punch." Sweeney continued to criticize various elements of the show such as audience interaction and the beginning of the show in which he said "lacked spark and pizazz." Sweeney did however commend Minaj's flow by saying "There [were] fleeting moments when she [was] on fire." Sweeney concluded that "Minaj is still an extremely talented performer, it's just a pity that at this Dublin stopover she isn't a brilliant one."
Minaj received four out of five stars from many reporters throughout the European leg of the tour, including Katie Fitzpatrick from the Manchester Evening News, Kirsty McHale from the Liverpool Echo, Lisa-Marie Ferla from the Herald Scotland, and Simon Duke from Chronicle Live. Fitzpatrick greatly applauded Minaj and the overall feel of the show stating "[Minaj's] rapping is on fire" and that "the costume changes are just as exciting as her rhymes." Fitzpatrick also praised the final portion of the show saying it was "irresistibly fun" and that Minaj "had us all leaving the arena still in full flight with joyous abandon." McHale also gave positive feedback of Minaj's performance, versatility, and nature of the tour saying "For all of the outrageous costume changes and dance moves (of which there were many), there were also moments of substance where she showcased her vocal talents, such as 'Save Me' and 'Marilyn Monroe'. And her rapping was flawless all night long." She extended her praise by saying "when you go to see Nicki Minaj, you go to be entertained, and that's exactly what we got." Ferla in particular praised the slower section of the show stating that "'Pills n Potions' featured a breathtaking vocal performance, while Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded's 'Marilyn Monroe' gave me [Ferla] chills." Duke also commended Minaj's versatility by stating "We all know she can rap with the best of them but she also has a rather useful set of pipes with their shining moment coming in the epic 'Marilyn Monroe' from Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded." Duke also highly praised the final quarter of the show and its uplifting feeling when he said "I don’t think I’ve witnessed a more inspired back to back than 'Va Va Voom', 'Pound the Alarm', 'Turn Me On' and 'Bang Bang' – the quartet of chart smashes got everyone in the party mood." He further proclaimed the show was a success and stated "The enthusiastic crowd were sent on their way home with a swagger in their step thanks to a thumping encore of 'Starships' which capped a stellar showing from their idol."
Shortly after the tickets for the North American leg of the tour went on sale, Forbes reported outstandingly positive ticket sales with high ticket prices on the secondary markets. Jesse Lawrence from the business magazine reported that the average ticket price accumulated to a total of $194 per ticket on the secondary market. Lawrence noted that the price of the tickets on the secondary market were 24.4% more expensive than the tickets on the secondary market for her previous tour, the Pink Friday Tour (2012). Lawrence also mentioned that the most expensive tickets of the tour are for the show on July 26, 2015 in Brooklyn, New York with a price of $380 per ticket, which is 94% above the tour's average ticket price. The second priciest show is on August 16, 2015 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada with an average price of $197 per ticket. The two cheapest shows of the North American leg are in Clarkston, Michigan and Burgettstown, Pennsylvania with prices of $109 and $116 per ticket, which are about 43.5% below the tour's average ticket price. Lawrence greatly commended Minaj on the huge increase of ticket prices on the secondary market from her previous tour to her current tour stating that the current tour "has raised the bar for the 32-year-old Queens native."
After the conclusion of the North American leg, Minaj topped Billboard's Hot Tours chart for the week of September 1, 2015. Minaj achieved the top position on the chart with a total gross of $13,010,440 and a total ticket count of 293,036 from seven arena shows and thirteen amphitheatre shows across North America. Highlights from the North American leg include the show in Brooklyn, New York, which produced the highest single-night gross of $1.3 million from 14,186 sold seats, and the show in Chicago which grabbed the largest audience of the tour with 22,700 fans present. Furthermore, North America's leg scored 10 sold-out shows.
It was announced that Nicki Minaj is going to release The Pinkprint Tour on BET TV and may be released on DVD. Some songs were cut off during the show. It aired on TV on December 31, 2016 on New Year's Eve.
|March 16, 2015||Stockholm||Sweden||Ericsson Globe||Trey Songz
|4,894 / 8,522||$348,272|
|March 17, 2015||Oslo||Norway||Oslo Spektrum||N/A||N/A|
|March 19, 2015||Amsterdam||Netherlands||Ziggo Dome||10,497 / 15,600||$574,435|
|March 20, 2015||Frankfurt||Germany||Festhalle Frankfurt||N/A||N/A|
|March 22, 2015||Brussels||Belgium||Palais 12||6,209 / 12,743||$327,341|
|March 23, 2015||Oberhausen||Germany||König-Pilsener-Arena||N/A||N/A|
|March 25, 2015||Paris||France||Zénith de Paris|
|March 26, 2015|
|March 28, 2015||London||England||The O2 Arena||14,590 / 17,702||$1,248,320|
|March 31, 2015||Dublin||Ireland||3Arena||N/A||N/A|
|April 1, 2015||Belfast||Northern Ireland||Odyssey Arena|
|April 3, 2015||Birmingham||England||Barclaycard Arena||9,934 / 14,695||$675,293|
|April 4, 2015||Manchester||Manchester Arena||9,914 / 10,765||$642,496|
|April 6, 2015||Liverpool||Echo Arena||6,802 / 8,508||$448,901|
|April 7, 2015||Nottingham||Capital FM Arena||5,109 / 6,763||$336,704|
|April 9, 2015||Leeds||First Direct Arena||6,027 / 8,194||$368,211|
|April 10, 2015||Newcastle||Metro Radio Arena||5,714 / 9,030||$366,017|
|April 12, 2015||Glasgow||Scotland||The SSE Hydro||8,483 / 8,640||$537,471|
|May 30, 2015[A]||Las Vegas||United States||Caesars Palace||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|June 5, 2015[B]||Austin||Circuit of the Americas||N/A||N/A|
|June 26, 2015[C]||Los Angeles||Staples Center||11,998 / 14,744||$1,088,090|
|July 3, 2015[D]||Lahti||Finland||Mukkula||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|July 4, 2015[E]||Roskilde||Denmark||Animal Showgrounds|
|July 5, 2015[F]||London||England||Finsbury Park|
|July 7, 2015[G]||Nîmes||France||Arena of Nîmes|
|July 8, 2015[H]||Milan||Italy||Estathé Market Sound|
|July 10, 2015[I]||Frauenfeld||Switzerland||Grosse Allmend|
|July 11, 2015[J]||Liège||Belgium||Astrid Park|
|July 12, 2015[K]||Gräfenhainichen||Germany||Ferropolis|
|July 17, 2015||Dallas||United States||Gexa Energy Pavilion||Meek Mill
|19,946 / 19,946||$750,272|
|July 18, 2015||Houston||Toyota Center||10,018 / 11,498||$745,687|
|July 20, 2015||Miami||American Airlines Arena||12,100 / 12,100||$768,436|
|July 22, 2015||Bristow||Jiffy Lube Live||17,834 / 22,583||$644,021|
|July 24, 2015||Holmdel||PNC Bank Arts Center||16,818 / 16,818||$754,035|
|July 26, 2015||Brooklyn||Barclays Center||14,186 / 14,186||$1,313,809|
|July 28, 2015||Toronto||Canada||Molson Amphitheater||15,185 / 15,185||$735,762|
|July 29, 2015||Montreal||Bell Centre||7,214 / 8,920||$473,681|
|July 31, 2015||Clarkston||United States||DTE Energy Music Theatre||15,170 / 15,170||$615,437|
|August 2, 2015||Atlanta||Lakewood Amphitheater||18,917 / 18,917||$784,294|
|August 4, 2015||Charlotte||PNC Music Pavilion||15,720 / 18,747||$486,170|
|August 6, 2015||Camden||Susquehanna Bank Center||22,597 / 22,597||$748,756|
|August 8, 2015||Burgettstown||First Niagara Pavilion||19,670 / 22,939||$537,595|
|August 9, 2015||Tinley Park||Hollywood Casino Amphiteatre||22,700 / 28,630||$732,677|
|August 11, 2015||Denver||Pepsi Center||10,037 / 12,089||$768,921|
|August 13, 2015||Chula Vista||Sleep Train Amphitheatre||14,389 / 19,406||$760,553|
|August 14, 2015||Concord||Concord Pavilion||12,501 / 12,501||$537,950|
|August 16, 2015||Vancouver||Canada||Rogers Arena||10,750 / 10,905||$592,311|
|August 18, 2015||Calgary||Scotiabank Saddledome||8,718 / 10,020||$496,602|
|August 19, 2015||Edmonton||Rexall Place||9,159 / 10,098||$577,073|
|August 23, 2015[L]||Wantagh||United States||Nikon at Jones Beach Theater||N/A||N/A||N/A|
- A ^ The show on May 30, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada was a part of the 2015 iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party.
- B ^ The show on June 5, 2015 in Austin, Texas was a part of the 2015 Summer X Games.
- C ^ The show on June 26, 2015 in Los Angeles was a part of the 2015 BET Experience and included special guests Ne-Yo, Rae Sremmurd, and Tinashe.
- D ^ The show on July 3, 2015 in Lahti, Finland was a part of the 2015 Summer Up Festival.
- E ^ The show on July 4, 2015 in Roskilde, Denmark was a part of the 2015 Roskilde Festival.
- F ^ The show on July 5, 2015 in London, England was a part of the 2015 Wireless Festival and was co-headlined with David Guetta.
- G ^ The show on July 7, 2015 in Nîmes, France was a part of the 2015 Festival de Nîmes and included special guests Big Sean and Rae Sremmurd.
- H ^ The show on July 8, 2015 in Milan, Italy was a part of the 2015 Estathé Market Sound Music Festival and included special guests G-Eazy and Rae Sremmurd.
- I ^ The show on July 10, 2015 in Frauenfeld, Switzerland was a part of Openair Frauenfeld 2015.
- J ^ The show on July 11, 2015 in Liège, Belgium was a part of the 2015 Les Ardentes Festival.
- K ^ The show on July 12, 2015 in Gräfenhainichen, Germany was a part of the 2015 Splash! Festival.
- L ^ The show on August 23, 2015 in Wantagh, New York is a part of the 2015 Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival.
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