The Spirit Indestructible Tour

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The Spirit Indestructible Tour
Tour by Nelly Furtado
Nelly Furtado - The Spirit Indestructible Tour 2013 poster.jpg
Associated album The Spirit Indestructible
Start date January 8, 2013 (2013-01-08)
End date March 15, 2013 (2013-03-15)
Legs 2
No. of shows 14 in North America
10 in Europe
24 Total
Nelly Furtado concert chronology

The Spirit Indestructible Tour was the fifth concert tour by Canadian singer-songwriter Nelly Furtado, in support of her 2012 album The Spirit Indestructible.

Background[edit]

The tour was announced on November 13, 2012 via Furtado's official website.[1] The tour suffered from low ticket sales and several shows were cancelled and several shows had to be moved to smaller venues. In place of the cancelled shows, smaller shows were announced for Burlington and Belleville.[2][3][4] The opening act is Dylan Murray, an artist from Furtado's label Nelstar Records. Murray also duets live with Furtado on the track "Be OK".[5]

Ahead of the tour's debut in Furtado's hometown of Victoria, local radio station Ocean 98.5 held a contest offering tickets to the first show.[6] The Huffington Post Canada held contests for free tickets throughout the tour's Canadian dates.[7] Mississauga News held a contest for free tickets to the Toronto show.[8]

Critical reception[edit]

Mike Devlin of the Times Colonist reviewed the first date of the tour and gave the show three stars out of five. Devlin wrote, "A mid-set run that included a faithful but lovely I’m Like a Bird and an empowered Força, during which she played ukulele, reminded fans why she became so famous in the first place. But few songs on this night could match the splendour of her most moving ballad, Try, during which her voice was nothing short of spectacular. “All I know,” she sang during the song, “is everything is not as it’s sold.” That much is true — about life, and about Furtado, too. Think she’s simply a pop star? Think again."[5] The Vancouver Sun gave the concert a mixed review, writing that the concert "opened on an uplifting, hopeful note" but that the "rest of the concert was laborious".[9] Marsha Lederman of The Globe and Mail was equally mixed, stating that "[Furtado] still has the vocal chops and stage presence, but the show was uneven".[10]

Opening acts[edit]

  • Dylan Murray (January 8–30, 2013)[11]
  • Jessica Tyler (January 8–30, 2013)[11]
  • Celia Palli (March 3–15, 2013)[12]

Setlist[edit]

The following setlist is derived from the January 24, 2013 concert in Toronto, at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts.[13] It does not represent all songs performed on tour.

  1. "Spirit Indestructible"
  2. "Waiting for the Night"
  3. "Say It Right"
  4. "Do It"
  5. "Powerless (Say What You Want)"
  6. "Try"
  7. "Don’t Leave This Love" (performed with Dylan Murray)
  8. "Quando, Quando, Quando"
  9. "Get Ur Freak On" / "Turn Off the Light"
  10. "I'm Like a Bird"
  11. "Fly Like an Eagle"
  12. "Força"
  13. "All Good Things (Come to an End)"
  14. "Bucket List"
  15. "Parking Lot"
  16. "Big Hoops (Bigger the Better)"
  17. "High Life"
  18. "Give It to Me" / "Promiscuous"
Encore

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America[14][15][16][17]
January 8, 2013 Victoria Canada Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
January 9, 2013 Vancouver Commodore Ballroom
January 11, 2013 Kamloops Interior Savings Centre
January 12, 2013 Calgary Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
January 14, 2013 Medicine Hat Esplanade Theatre
January 15, 2013 Edmonton Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
January 17, 2013 Saskatoon Odeon Events Centre
January 19, 2013 Thunder Bay Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
January 21, 2013 Belleville Empire Theatre & Centre for the Performing Arts
January 24, 2013 Toronto Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
January 26, 2013 Windsor The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor
January 28, 2013 Burlington Burlington Performing Arts Centre
January 29, 2013 Kitchener Centre In The Square
January 30, 2013 Montreal Théâtre Saint-Denis
Europe[18][19][20][21]
March 3, 2013 Berlin Germany Huxleys Neue Welt
March 5, 2013 Cologne Theater am Tanzbrunnen
March 6, 2013 Hamburg Große Freiheit 36
March 7, 2013 Munich Kesselhaus
March 8, 2013 Vienna Austria Bank Austria Gasometer Halle
March 10, 2013 Zurich Switzerland Volkshaus
March 11, 2013 Neu-Isenburg Germany Hugenottenhalle
March 13, 2013 Milan Italy Discoteca Alcatraz
March 14, 2013 Ljubljana Slovenia Dvorana Tivoli
March 15, 2013 Crans-Montana Switzerland Plans-Mayen
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
A Caprices Festival Crans-Montana[22]
Cancellations and rescheduled shows
January 9, 2013 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Orpheum Theatre Moved to Commodore Ballroom[23]
January 18, 2013 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada MTS Centre Theatre Cancelled[24]
January 21, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Southam Hall Cancelled[25]
January 28, 2013 Hamilton, Canada Hamilton Place Theatre Cancelled[26]

Box office score data[edit]

Venue City Tickets Sold / Available Gross Revenue
The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor Windsor 4,445 / 4,934 (90%) $396,525[27]
Théâtre Saint-Denis Montreal 597 / 750 (80%) $38,147[28]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ MacNeil, Jason (7 January 2013). "Nelly Furtado ready for chilly Canadian tour". Calgary Sun. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Devlin, Mike (2 January 2013). "Nelly Furtado begins concert tour in Victoria on Tuesday". Times Colonist. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Wheeler, Brad (18 December 2012). "Nelly Furtado tour sputters". Globe and Mail. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Devlin, Mike (8 January 2013). "Review: Nelly Furtado's voice still enchants, despite small homecoming crowd". Times Colonist. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
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  10. ^ Lederman, Marsha (January 10, 2013). "How did Nelly Furtado's Vancouver show disappoint? Let's count the ways". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved January 10, 2013. 
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  26. ^ Devlin, Mike (4 January 2013). "Nelly Furtado brings her new sound to the Commodore in Vancouver". The Vancouver Sun. Postmedia Network. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
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