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The Both Sides of the World Tour was a worldwide concert tour by English singer-songwriter and drummer Phil Collins, which took place between April 1994 and May 1995, in support of his 1993 album, Both Sides.

The Both Sides of the World Tour
Tour by Phil Collins
Both Sides Tour 94.jpg
Associated albumBoth Sides
Start date1 April 1994
End date17 May 1995
Legs4
No. of shows164
Phil Collins concert chronology

Despite the lukewarm reception the album received upon its release, the tour was a huge success, regularly selling out venues across the world. The tour lasted 13 months, which was the longest time Phil Collins has performed on the road, solo, as part of Genesis or his involvement with Brand X and Flaming Youth. It was also the first time Collins played a major tour singing without Chester Thompson on drums since Genesis' A Trick of the Tail Tour in 1976.

Contents

SetlistEdit

The setlist for the tour was separated into two parts. The first part, Black & White, consisted of songs from the Both Sides album, and other dark, personal songs. The second part, Colours, had the more recognisable upbeat songs Collins wrote during the 1980s.

Part One: Black & White

Part Two: Colours

Tour datesEdit

After nearly two months of rehearsals in Chiddingfold, the Both Sides of the World Tour kicked off on 1 April 1994 in Utrecht, The Netherlands, in what would be the first of 169 performances by Collins and his band.

It was thought after the final London dates in December 1994 the tour was over. However, Collins decided to continue after taking a break. The final leg of the tour, named The Far Side of the World resumed on 17 March in Johannesburg which was one of several cities Collins performed in for the first time. The tour eventually concluded in Fukuoka on 17 May 1995.

Date City Country Venue
Europe #1
1 April 1994 Utrecht Netherlands Prins Van Oranje Hall
2 April 1994
4 April 1994 Stockholm Sweden Globe Arena
6 April 1994 Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum
7 April 1994
9 April 1994 Utrecht Netherlands Prins Van Oranje Hall
10 April 1994
12 April 1994 Ghent Belgium Flanders Expo
13 April 1994
15 April 1994 Dortmund Germany Westfalenhallen
16 April 1994
18 April 1994
19 April 1994
22 April 1994 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion
23 April 1994
25 April 1994 Milan Italy Forum Assago
26 April 1994 Lausanne Switzerland Patinoire de Malley
28 April 1994 Lyon France Halle Tony Garnier
29 April 1994 Paris Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
1 May 1994 Toulon Zénith Oméga
2 May 1994 Toulouse Palais des Sports
4 May 1994 Barcelona Spain Palau Sant Jordi
5 May 1994 Madrid Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas
7 May 1994 Lisbon Portugal Estádio José Alvalade
North America
17 May 1994 Mexico City Mexico Palacio de los Deportes
18 May 1994
20 May 1994
21 May 1994
23 May 1994 Monterrey Teatro Fundidora
25 May 1994 The Woodlands United States Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
26 May 1994 Houston The Summit
27 May 1994 Dallas Reunion Arena
29 May 1994 Saint Petersburg ThunderDome
30 May 1994 Miami Miami Arena
31 May 1994
2 June 1994 Orlando Orlando Arena
4 June 1994 Atlanta Lakewood Amphitheatre
5 June 1994 Charlotte Blockbuster Pavilion
7 June 1994 Raleigh Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
9 June 1994 Mansfield Great Woods
10 June 1994
11 June 1994 Saratoga Springs Saratoga Performing Arts Center
13 June 1994 Montreal Canada Montreal Forum
14 June 1994
16 June 1994 Toronto SkyDome
17 June 1994
19 June 1994 Philadelphia United States Spectrum
20 June 1994
22 June 1994
23 June 1994 Landover USAir Arena
25 June 1994 East Rutherford Brendan Byrne Arena
26 June 1994
28 June 1994 Auburn Hills Palace of Auburn Hills
29 June 1994
30 June 1994 Burgettstown Starlake Amphitheatre
2 July 1994 Wantagh Jones Beach Amphitheatre
3 July 1994
5 July 1994 Hartford Hartford Civic Center
6 July 1994 New York City Madison Square Garden
7 July 1994
9 July 1994 Hershey Hersheypark Stadium
11 July 1994 Richfield Richfield Coliseum
12 July 1994
14 July 1994 Columbus Polaris Amphitheatre
15 July 1994 Noblesville Deer Creek Music Center
16 July 1994 Milwaukee Marcus Amphitheater
18 July 1994 Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center
20 July 1994 Rosemont Rosemont Horizon
21 July 1994
22 July 1994 Moline The MARK of the Quad Cities
24 July 1994 Maryland Heights Riverport Amphitheatre
25 July 1994 Bonner Springs Sandstone Amphitheater
27 July 1994 Greenwood Village Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre
28 July 1994 Salt Lake City Delta Center
30 July 1994 Paradise MGM Grand Garden Arena
31 July 1994 Phoenix Desert Sky Pavilion
4 August 1994 Sacramento ARCO Arena
5 August 1994 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre
6 August 1994
8 August 1994 Inglewood Great Western Forum
9 August 1994
13 August 1994 Irvine Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
Europe #2
30 August 1994 London England Fountain Studios
1 September 1994 Berlin Germany Maifield
3 September 1994 Hanover Niedersachsenstadion
4 September 1994
6 September 1994
7 September 1994
9 September 1994 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
10 September 1994
12 September 1994
13 September 1994
15 September 1994 Stuttgart Germany Schleyerhalle
21 September 1994 Munich Olympiahalle
22 September 1994
24 September 1994
26 September 1994 Frankfurt Festhalle Frankfurt
27 September 1994
28 September 1994
30 September 1994 Metz France Galaxie Amnéville
1 October 1994
3 October 1994 Birmingham England NEC Arena
4 October 1994
6 October 1994 Sheffield Sheffield City Hall
7 October 1994
9 October 1994 Dublin Ireland Point Theatre
10 October 1994
11 October 1994
12 October 1994
14 October 1994 Belfast Northern Ireland King's Hall
15 October 1994
18 October 1994 Stuttgart Germany Schleyerhalle
19 October 1994
20 October 1994
23 November 1994 Sheffield England Sheffield Arena
24 November 1994
28 November 1994 Manchester G-Mex
29 November 1994
1 December 1994 Glasgow Scotland SECC
2 December 1994
4 December 1994 Birmingham England NEC Arena
5 December 1994
7 December 1994 London Wembley Arena
8 December 1994
10 December 1994
11 December 1994
13 December 1994
14 December 1994
The Far Side of the World leg
17 March 1995 Johannesburg South Africa Ellis Park Stadium
19 March 1995 Durban Sahara Stadium Kingsmead
22 March 1995 Singapore Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium
23 March 1995
25 March 1995 Jakarta Indonesia Taman Impian Jaya Ancol
27 March 1995 Bangkok Thailand Thai Army Sports Stadium
30 March 1995 Perth Australia Burswood Dome
1 April 1995 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre
2 April 1995 Melbourne National Tennis Centre at Flinders Park
3 April 1995
5 April 1995
6 April 1995
8 April 1995 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre
9 April 1995
11 April 1995 Sydney Sydney Entertainment Centre
12 April 1995
14 April 1995
15 April 1995
18 April 1995 Santiago Chile Estadio San Carlos de Apoquindo
19 April 1995
23 April 1995 Buenos Aires Argentina Estadio River Plate
24 April 1995
25 April 1995 Lima Peru Estadio Nacional
28 April 1995 Caracas Venezuela La Rinconada Baseball Stadium
29 April 1995 San Juan Puerto Rico Hiram Bithorn Stadium
3 May 1995 Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong Coliseum
4 May 1995
6 May 1995 Fukuoka Japan Fukuoka Dome
7 May 1995
9 May 1995 Tokyo Yoyogi National Gymnasium
10 May 1995
11 May 1995 Yokohama Yokohama Arena
13 May 1995 Taipei Taiwan Chungshan Soccer Stadium
15 May 1995 Manila Philippines ULTRA
16 May 1995
17 May 1995 Fukuoka Japan Fukuoka Dome

Ticket salesEdit

Ticket Sales
Date Venue City Attendance Ticket grossing
Tickets sold Tickets on sale Percentage sold
April 6–7, 1994 Oslo Spektrum Oslo 14,874 18,036 82,5% $601,821
May 17-18 & 20-21, 1994 Palacio de los Deportes Mexico City 71,878 71,878 100% $2,704,865
May 23, 1994 Teatro Fundidora Monterrey 13,030 14,000 93% $393,965
May 26, 1994 The Summit Houston 11,908 12,888 92,4% $397,063
May 29, 1994 ThunderDome St Petersburg, FL 12,055 16,500 73% $397,063
May 30–31, 1994 Miami Arena Miami 22,674 22,674 100% $765,126
June 2, 1994 Orlando Arena Orlando 11,390 11,390 100,% $387,675
July 6-7, 1994 Madison Square Garden New York City 28,988 29,200 99,3% $1,145,380
July 13, 1994 Riverbend Music Center Cincinnati 13,462 18,500 72,7%
Sep 3-4 & 6-7, 1994 [1] Niedersachsenstadion Hanover, Germany 225,113 229,000 98,3% $8,730,842

Tour DVD and documentaryEdit

The concert in Fukuoka, Japan on 7 May 1995 was recorded and released as a bootleg DVD in 2008. A "fly-on-the-wall"-style documentary, mostly filmed on camcorder, titled A Closer Look was also released and sold at concerts. The proceeds from this video went to charities that helped the homeless.

Tour bandEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 17. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 13 April 2015.