The Sea – Live

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The Sea – Live
Tour by Melanie C
TheSeaLivePoster.jpg
Associated album The Sea
Start date 28 November 2011 (2011-11-28)
End date 7 March 2012 (2012-03-07)
Legs 2
No. of shows 17 in Europe
17 total
Melanie C concert chronology

The Sea - Live was the sixth concert tour by British singer Melanie C in support of her fifth studio album The Sea. The tour began in Cologne, Germany on 28 November 2011. The DVD of the tour was released on 27 February 2012 for a limited time and it was filmed at Gloria Theater (Cologne), Gruenspan (Hamburg) and C-Club (Berlin).

Production[edit]

In June 2011, Melanie announced that she would be touring with her songs from her album The Sea. In November 2011, Melanie's official website released the following: "With 5 albums under her belt, it's difficult for Melanie to decide which tracks to include on the setlist, that's why she needs your help. Melanie and the band have selected 5 oldies that they love to play live, but can't include on the setlist every night. So they have decided to give you the choice to pick 1 of the following 5 tracks you want to see live in concert. There will be a separate poll for each gig of the tour. The 5 track's are "Be the One", "Here It Comes Again", "If That Were Me", "Reason" and "Why". The song that gains the highest votes will be announced each night by Melanie, and then performed."

The same day, rehearsal footage was released on her website. It was also announced that the London dates had sold out and a larger venue had to be hired because of ticket demand.

Personnel[edit]

  • Melanie C - Vocals
  • Greg Hatwell - Musical director, Guitar, Backing Vocals
  • Paul Gendler - Guitar
  • Scott Firth - Bass guitar, Backing Vocals
  • Nick Nasmyth - Keyboards
  • Vinnie Lammi - Drums
  • LaDonna Harley-Peters - Backing Vocals
  • Sharlene Hector - Backing Vocals

Support acts[edit]

  • Schmidt (Germany, Austria and Switzerland)
  • James Walsh (Liverpool)
  • Ben Montague (London)
  • Franclassic (Brighton)
  • Keywest (Dublin)

Setlist[edit]

November-December 2011
  1. "Rock Me"
  2. "Yeh Yeh Yeh"
  3. "Think About It"
  4. "Weak"
  5. "Northern Star"
  6. "Never Be the Same Again"
  7. Fan's Choice
    • "Here It Comes Again" (performed in Cologne, Berlin, Zurich and Vienna)
    • "Why" (performed in Hamburg)
    • "Reason" (performed in Munich)
  8. "One By One"
  9. "Burn"
  10. "All About You"
  11. "Drown"
  12. "Next Best Superstar"
  13. "When You're Gone"
  14. "Let There Be Love"
Encore
  1. "Stupid Game" (includes sample of "Tainted Love")
  2. "I Turn to You"
  3. "First Day of My Life"
February-March 2012
  1. "Rock Me"
  2. "Yeh Yeh Yeh"
  3. "Weak"
  4. "Northern Star"
  5. "Never Be the Same Again"
  6. Fan's Choice
  7. "One By One"
  8. "Burn"
  9. "Beautiful Intentions"
  10. "Go"
  11. "Too Soon"
  12. "Drown"
  13. "Next Best Superstar"
  14. "When You're Gone"
  15. "Think About It"
Encore
  1. "Stupid Game" (includes sample of "Tainted Love")
  2. "One Vision" (duet with Brian May - performed in Scala in London)
  3. "I Turn to You"

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Leg 1
28 November 2011 Cologne Germany Gloria
29 November 2011 Hamburg Grünspan
1 December 2011 Berlin C-Club
4 December 2011 Liverpool United Kingdom O2 Academy
9 December 2011 London Scala
12 December 2011 Zurich Switzerland Härterei
13 December 2011 Vienna Austria WuK
15 December 2011 Munich Germany Backstage Werk
Leg 2
25 February 2012 Manchester United Kingdom Club Academy
26 February 2012 Newcastle O2 Academy 2
27 February 2012 Glasgow O2 ABC
29 February 2012 Sheffield O2 Academy 2
1 March 2012 London O2 Islington Academy
2 March 2012 Birmingham HMV Library
4 March 2012 Belfast The Limelight
5 March 2012 Dublin Ireland Olympia Theatre
7 March 2012 Brighton United Kingdom Concorde 2

Staff[edit]

Tony Gittins - tour manager
Andy Hurst - lighting designer
Mark Kennedy - FOH engineer
Ben Milton - monitor engineer
Adam Birch - guitar tech
Ben Adams - keyboard tech
Phil Laycock - bus driver
Dennis Westermann - audio post production and mastering
Marc Hauber - director, producer