Rainbow World Tour
The Rainbow World Tour was a concert tour in 2000 by American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey, and supports her ninth studio album Rainbow (1999). The trek started in Europe on February 14, in Antwerp, Belgium, also an itinerary that included North America and ended on April 18, in Toronto. The tour's nine-date North American leg grossed $7.1 million according to Billboard.
|Tour by Mariah Carey|
Promotional poster for the tour
|Start date||February 14, 2000|
|End date||April 18, 2000|
|No. of shows|
|Box office||$7.1 million (North American Leg)|
|Mariah Carey concert chronology|
The Rainbow Tour marked Carey's first tour in the U.S. in seven years since her 1993 Music Box Tour garnered a flurry of bad initial reviews. In addition to visiting more European countries, Carey also visited Singapore for the first time. During this tour, Carey debuted new songs from the Rainbow album such as: "Can't Take That Away (Mariah's Theme)", "Heartbreaker", "Thank God I Found You" and much more, including some of her biggest hits. Once again, longtime friend Trey Lorenz was featured as a backup singer.
The tour received generally mixed reviews, especially in the United States. Of the debut American performance at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Variety said: "Mariah Carey's show begs for either simplicity or coherency." Of the United Center performance, and reflecting that this was the first time Mariah was scantily clad touring, The Chicago Sun-Times said that Carey had "been transformed from a wannabe Whitney to a wannabe Britney", and called her approach to concert performance "difficult to fathom" considering she was "the only artist to have scored a No. 1 hit in every year of the '90s, selling some 125 million records worldwide."
- "Mariah & Bianca" (Video introduction)
- "Rainbow (Interlude)" (Introduction)
- "My All"
- "Always Be My Baby"
- Boxing Introducion (Interlude)
- "Heartbreaker" (Desert Storm Remix)
- Fight Scene (Interlude)
- Beauty Pageant (Interlude)
- "Against All Odds (Take a Look At Me Now)"
- "Without You"
- "Make It Happen"
- "Thank God I Found You" (With elements of "Make It Last Remix") [With Trey Lorenz]
- "Make You Happy" (Performed by Trey Lorenz) [Interlude]
- "Fantasy" (Bad Boy Remix)
- Band Introductions
- "Close My Eyes"
- "Close My Eyes" (Performed by background dancers)
- "Can't Take That Away (Mariah's Theme)"
- Dancer Introductions
- "Honey" (Video interlude)
- "Honey" (With elements of "Bad Boy Remix")
- "Honey Reprise" (Interlude)
- "Rainbow (Interlude)" (Interlude)
- "Vision of Love"
- "Rainbow (Interlude)"
- "Butterfly Reprise" (Outro)
- A snippet of "Sweetheart" was performed in Belgium.
- "All I Want for Christmas Is You" was performed in Osaka and Tokyo.
- "I Still Believe / Pure Imagination" was performed in Singapore and Los Angeles.
- "Without You" was not performed in North America.
- "Make It Happen" was not performed in North America.
- A snippet of "Breakdown" was performed in Chicago.
- A snippet of "(You're Puttin') A Rush On Me" by Stephanie Mills was performed in Chicago.
- A snippet of "Slipping Away" was performed in Chicago.
|February 14, 2000||Antwerp||Belgium||Sportpaleis||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|February 17, 2000||Milan||Italy||Fila Forum|
|February 20, 2000||Cologne||Germany||Kölnarena|
|February 23, 2000||Paris||France||Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy|
|February 26, 2000||London||United Kingdom||Wembley Arena|
|February 29, 2000||Madrid||Spain||Palacio de Deportes|
|March 4, 2000||Osaka||Japan||Osaka Dome||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|March 7, 2000||Tokyo||Tokyo Dome||100,000 / 100,000|
|March 9, 2000|
|March 13, 2000||Singapore||Singapore||Singapore National Stadium||N/A|
|March 16, 2000||Los Angeles||United States||Staples Center||Da Brat||15,627 / 15,627||$990,648|
|March 18, 2000||Las Vegas||Thomas & Mack Center||13,591 / 13,591||$681,068|
|March 21, 2000||San Jose||San Jose Arena||13,999 / 13,999||$862,170|
|March 25, 2000||Chicago||United Center||14,892 / 14,892||$848,156|
|March 29, 2000||Miami||American Airlines Arena||12,008 / 12,008||$662,513|
|April 1, 2000||Atlanta||Philips Arena||12,956 / 12,956||$664,229|
|April 11, 2000||New York City||Madison Square Garden||14,870 / 14,870||$1,066,413|
|April 13, 2000[a]||Boston||FleetCenter||14,072 / 14,072||$730,441|
|April 18, 2000[b]||Toronto||Canada||Air Canada Centre||13,598 / 13,598||$592,565|
|Total||125,613 / 125,613||$7,098,203|
- The April 13, 2000 concert in Boston, Massachusetts at the Fleet Center was originally planned to take place on April 4 but was rescheduled due to illness.
- The April 18, 2000 concert in Toronto, Ontario at the Air Canada Centre was originally planned to take place on April 7 but was rescheduled due to illness.
- Guitar: Vernon Black
- Keyboards: Eric Daniels
- Bass: Sam Simms
- Drums: Gregory Gonaway
- Percussion: Marco Oliveira
- Programmer: Michael McKnight
- Background & featured vocalist: Trey Lorenz
- Background vocals: Melonie Daniels, MaryAnn Tatum, Tracy Harris
- "Carey Aims TO Charm World On Tour". Billboard. 2001-12-24.
- Variety, Staples Center concert review[dead link], March 27, 2000.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Mariah Carey at United Center, March 27, 2000.
- Box score:
- Mark Woodlief (April 4, 2000). "Mariah Carey Recovering From Food Poisoning". Billboard. Retrieved November 1, 2014.