The Nicki Wrld Tour

The Nicki Wrld Tour was the fourth concert tour by Trinidadian-born American recording artist Nicki Minaj, with American rapper Juice Wrld. It was Juice Wrld's only tour during his lifetime. The European trek supported of Minaj's fourth studio album, Queen (2018), and Juice Wrld's second studio album, Death Race for Love (2019). The tour began on February 21, 2019 in Munich, Germany at Olympiahalle and concluded on March 28, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland at SEG Geneva Arena, consisting of 19 shows. Three out of the original 21 shows were cancelled because of technical and weather issues.

The Nicki Wrld Tour
Tour by Nicki Minaj with Juice Wrld
The Nicki Wrld Tour.jpg
Promotional poster for the European leg
Associated albumQueen
Death Race for Love
Start dateFebruary 21, 2019 (2019-02-21)
End dateMarch 28, 2019 (2019-03-28)
Legs1
No. of shows
  • 19 in Europe
Box office$9,989,978 (in 5 shows)
The Pinkprint Tour
(2015)
The Nicki Wrld Tour
(2019)
The Nicki Wrld Tour
(2019)

BackgroundEdit

During an interview on Beats 1 Radio in April 2018, Minaj announced the release date of her fourth studio album Queen, as well as touring plans.[1][2] The NICKIHNDRXX Tour was officially announced in June of the same year, with co-headliner Future. The tour was set to begin in early September, but the North American leg was later postponed as Minaj "decided to re-evaluate elements of production".[3][4] In December 2018, Minaj announced that co-headliner Future withdrew, and was replaced by American rapper Juice Wrld, and that the tour could commence in Europe.[5]

Set listEdit

This set list is representative of the show in Munich, on February 21, 2019. It is not representative of all concerts for the duration of the tour.[6]

NotesEdit

  • Starting with the show in Paris, "Bust Down Barbiana" was added to the setlist.[7]
  • During the shows in London, Birmingham and Manchester, Stylo G, Ms Banks and Lisa Mercedez joined Minaj on stage for performances, respectively.[8][9][10]
  • During the show in London, Minaj performed "Coco Chanel" and Yxng Bane joined her on stage to perform "Rihanna".[7][8]
  • During the Birmingham and Manchester shows, Lady Leshurr joined Minaj on stage to perform "Queen's Speech".[9]

ShowsEdit

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, opening acts, tickets sold, amount of available tickets, and gross revenue
Date City Country Venue Opening act Attendance Revenue
Europe[11][12][13]
February 21, 2019 Munich Germany Olympiahalle Zuna & Azet
Miami Yacine
February 24, 2019 Łódź Poland Atlas Arena Smolasty
February 25, 2019 Budapest Hungary Budapest Sports Arena N/A
February 28, 2019 Berlin Germany Mercedes-Benz Arena Zuna & Azet
Miami Yacine
March 1, 2019 Copenhagen Denmark Royal Arena Vild Smith
March 3, 2019 Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum Kjartan Lauritzen
March 4, 2019 Stockholm Sweden Ericsson Globe Lil Xan
March 6, 2019 Brussels Belgium Palais 12 Lord Gasmique 6,141 / 6,141 $2,620,739
March 7, 2019 Paris France AccorHotels Arena Koba LaD
March 11, 2019 London England The O2 Arena Ray BLK
March 14, 2019 Birmingham Arena Birmingham 7,626 / 10,413 $601,518
March 17, 2019 Glasgow Scotland SSE Hydro 8,380 / 8,515 $1,245,199
March 18, 2019 Manchester England Manchester Arena 10,334 / 11,468 $1,744,718
March 20, 2019 Esch-sur-Alzette Luxembourg Rockhal N/A
March 22, 2019 Frankfurt Germany Festhalle Zuna & Azet
Miami Yacine
March 23, 2019 Cologne Lanxess Arena 10,360 / 12,000 $1,801,502
March 25, 2019 Amsterdam Netherlands Ziggo Dome Josylvio 6,846 / 7,056 $1,423,432
March 27, 2019 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion N/A 5,724 / 13,000 $1,510,870
March 28, 2019 Geneva SEG Geneva Arena
Total 53,830 / 68,593
(78%)
$15,989,990

Cancelled showsEdit

List of cancelled concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, and reason for cancellation
Date City Country Venue Reason
February 22, 2019 Bratislava Slovakia Ondrej Nepela Arena Technical difficulties[14][15]
March 9, 2019 Bordeaux France Arkéa Arena
March 15, 2019 Dublin Ireland 3Arena Adverse weather conditions[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ tffhthewriter (April 12, 2018). "Nicki Minaj Talks Beef and New Direction with Zane Lowe on Beats 1". The Source. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  2. ^ Burney, Lawrence; Sundermann, Eric (April 13, 2018). "7 Highlights from Nicki Minaj's Already Legendary Interview with Zane Lowe". Noisey. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  3. ^ "Nicki Minaj no longer coming to the Sprint Center this fall". kansascity. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  4. ^ "Nicki Minaj and Future Cancel North American "NICKIHNDRXX Tour"". exclaim.ca. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  5. ^ https://www.thefader.com/2018/12/21/nicki-minaj-future-juice-wrld-european-tour
  6. ^ Feb 21, Admin |; 2019 | 1 |. "Nicki Minaj Tour - Queen Setlist - Tickets - Dates - Merch - Live Videos". Stadium Help. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  7. ^ a b Adejobi, Alicia (March 12, 2019). "Nicki Minaj storms London's O2 Arena with new tour: Four epic moments from the night". Metro. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  8. ^ a b Hann, Michael (March 13, 2019). "Nicki Minaj at London's O2 Arena — boundless good humour in a bog-standard show". Financial Times. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  9. ^ a b Flash, Oprah (March 15, 2019). "Nicki Minaj at Arena Birmingham reviewed- technical issues and empty seats". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  10. ^ Roper, Danielle (March 19, 2019). "Review: Nicki Minaj at Manchester Arena". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  11. ^ Peacock, Tim (December 21, 2018). "Nicki Minaj Confirms European Leg Of 2019 'Nicki Wrld' Tour". uDiscoverMusic. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  12. ^ "Nicki Minaj Announces "Nicki Wrld" Tour Dates With Juice WRLD". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  13. ^ "Nicki Minaj". Pollstar. Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  14. ^ Majzon, Marek (February 25, 2019). "Koncert sa nestal: Nicki Minaj cúvla pre techniku. Organizátor hovorí o lži". SME (in Slovak). Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  15. ^ Shepherd, Jack (March 10, 2019). "Nicki Minaj defends cancelling show in Bordeaux as fans wait outside venue". The Independent. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  16. ^ Farrell, Rachel (March 15, 2019). "Nicki Minaj cancels Dublin concert due to equipment trucks not arriving during 'adverse weather conditions'". The Irish Independent. Retrieved March 16, 2019.