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Christina Aguilera: Live in Concert was Christina Aguilera's debut concert tour that supported her self-titled album and "Mi Reflejo."

It began in May of 2000 with appearances at radio festivals in the United States, the tour continued into Canada where Christina headlined Pysko Blast, a pop music tour created by Canadian television network YTV.

She returned to the United States performing at state and county fairs before headlining shows in amphitheatres and arenas.

The tour continued into 2001, visiting Mexico, Puerto Rico, Panama, Venezuela and Japan. The sponsors of the tour included Sears, Levi's, J-Wave and Pioneer.

Tour BackgroundEdit

On April 27, 2000, it was announced that Christina Aguilera would start her first headlining concert tour in order to support her two first studio albums "Christina Aguilera" and Mi Reflejo."

According to MTV News, her tour was being co-sponsored by Sears and Levi's and would hit 35 cities.

Opening ActsEdit

  • Destiny's Child (North America, select dates)
  • soulDecision (North America, select dates)
  • Sygnature (North America, select dates)
  • McMaster & James (Canada)
  • Alecia Elliott (Sioux Falls, Traverse City)
  • The Moffats (Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton)
  • mytown (Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver)
  • Before Dark (Bonner Springs, Des Moines, Springfield)
  • Faze 4 (Milwaukee, Chicago)
  • Christian Davis (Seattle, Concord)
  • Brownskin (Honolulu)
  • DisGuyz (Honolulu)
  • Jyve V (San Juan)
  • Son Miserables (Panama City)

SetlistEdit

North AmericaEdit

  • "Genie in a Bottle"
  • "When You Put Your Hands on Me"
  • "So Emotional"
  • "I Turn to You"
  • "Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)"
  • "At Last"
  • "Reflection"
  • "What a Girl Wants"

Leg 2

  • "Arabian Dance" (Dance Introduction)
  • "Genie in a Bottle"
  • "Somebody's Somebody"
  • "So Emotional"
  • "Don't Make Me Love You (Til' I'm Ready)"
  • "I Turn to You"
  • "When You Put Your Hands on Me"
  • "At Last"
  • "DJ Mix" (Instrumental Interlude) (contains elements of "Bye Bye Bye", "Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)", "Music", "She's a Bitch" and "Party Up (Up in Here)")
  • "All Right Now"
  • "Love for All Seasons"
  • "Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)" (contains elements of Got to be Real)

Encore

  • "What a Girl Wants"

Leg 3

  • "Arabian Dance" (Dance Introduction)
  • "Genie in a Bottle"
  • "Somebody's Somebody"
  • "So Emotional"
  • "When You Put Your Hands On Me"
  • "Reflection"
  • "I Turn to You"
  • "Contigo en la Distancia"
  • "DJ Mix" (Instrumental Interlude) (contains elements of "Bye Bye Bye", "Ven Conmigo (Solamente Tú)", "Music", "She's a Bitch" and "Party Up (Up in Here)")
  • "All Right Now"
  • "Love For All Seasons"
  • "Ven Conmigo (Solamente Tú)"

Encore

  • "What a Girl Wants"

Hispanophone\AsiaEdit

  • "Arabian Dance" (Dance Introduction)
  • "Genio Atrapado"
  • "Somebody's Somebody"
  • "So Emotional"
  • "Falsas Esperanzas"
  • "When You Put Your Hands on Me"
  • "Por Siempre Tu"
  • "Contigo en la Distancia"
  • "Cuando No Es Contigo" (contains elements of "I Need to Know")
  • "Pero Me Acuerdo de Ti"
  • "Ven Conmigo (Solamente Tú)"

Encore

  • "Si No Te Hubiera Conocido"
  • "What a Girl Wants"

Broadcasts & RecordingsEdit

On August 2, 2000 (while headlining Pysko Blast in Canada), the final concert in Vancouver premiered which was called "Christina: Live from Vancouver."

The concert special aired on CTV and YTV. The selections from the concert were available on online on "Click2Music."

In London, her performance at Party in the Park aired on T4 lived. In 2001, her concert at the NHK Hall in Tokyo aired on MTV Japan on February 9, 2001.

The concert was streamed live on the day of the concert via Christina's "Click2Music" website.

Critical ReceptionEdit

Emily Flynn from Traverse City Record-Eagle wrote that Christina gave an amazing show at the National Cherry Festival.

She continues:

"As the sun dipped its way behind the horizon, sparkling eyes filled with amazement lit up the night sky. Whether a genie or not, Aguilera was out of the bottle Wednesday night, granting everyone’s wish for an unforgettable concert."

Errol Nazareth from Toronto Sun, gave Christina's show at the Air Canada Centre four out of five stars.

He writes:

"And it's during ballads like 'I Turn To You' and 'Reflection' that her voice really shone. It's big, soulful and boasts an impressive range. But, while Aguilera says she'd rather let her music speak for itself, you can't help but draw parallels to Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey."

Pat St. Germain from Winnipeg Sun thought that Christina's voice was the star of the show.

He goes on to write:

"The diminutive 19-year-old singer with the big R&B voice kept the energy at maximum level as she rolled right into 'Somebody's Somebody', prowling the stage with six backup dancers and bringing most of the crowd to its feet."

For the concert at Edmonton's Skyreach Centre. Mike Ross from Edmonton Sun said that the singer proved to be on a higher level than Britney Spears, saying:

"Aguilera proved to be no ordinary pop tart. In both material and vocals, she's superior to her best friend/rival Britney Spears, even if she doesn't draw the same numbers. Isn't that the way it always is?"

The concert at the Missouri State Fair was applauded by Kevin C. Johnson from St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He comments:

"Her big moment to break out came with her pull-out-all-stops cover of Etta James' "At Last"—a song she's been working to death the last several months in her attempt to prove her capabilities."

The praise continued for the show at the Douglas County Fair. Kim Roberts from Omaha World-Herald states:

"Her incredible range and powerful voice is surprising from one so petite, and her moves, as well as those of her dancers, captivated the audience."

Brad Cawn from Chicago Tribune writes that Christina's show at the United Center was not what he was expecting.

He continues:

"Her long tresses came straight out of Madonna's Blond Ambition World Tour; her song-ending vocal riffing right from Mariah Carey's sky-high multi-octave schtick; and the starkly modern stage was more 'N Sync than Nickelodeon. Playing to both sides of her image, she left her belly button exposed, and flirted conservatively—if there is such a thing—with the vague sexuality of the music penned for her."

Ed Masley from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette states Christina charmed her hometown crowd at the Post-Gazette Pavilion, giving the audience a "live" show.

He goes on to say:

"As she proved repeatedly last night, she has the voice to be a major force in R&B for years to come. But this could be her only chance to be the second biggest female artist of her generation with the lunchbox set."

Roger Moore from The Orlando Sentinel comments that Christina proved to be "real" for her concert at the TD Waterhouse Centre—in comparison to Britney Spears (who performed at the same venue two weeks before Christina).

He says:

"Of course, it's like comparing Gouda with Cheez Whiz. Britney was all over-choreographed, pre-packaged, and tape-recorded. Christina, on the other hand, is the real deal. Real stage banter. Real stage presence. Heck, real singing. What a relief to hear a bubble-gummer with real pipes tear into her tunes, letting six back-up dancers do the heavy lifting and leaving the tape recording to NBC's Olympics coverage."

Tour DatesEdit

Date City Country Venue
North America[1]
May 19, 2000Template:Ref label Holland United States Holland Municipal Stadium
May 20, 2000 Council Bluffs Westfair Amphitheater
May 28, 2000Template:Ref label Charlotte American Legion Memorial Stadium
June 2, 2000Template:Ref label Uniondale Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
June 3, 2000Template:Ref label Mansfield Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
June 4, 2000Template:Ref label Camden Blockbuster-Sony Music Entertainment Centre
July 1, 2000Template:Ref label Milwaukee Marcus Amphitheater
July 2, 2000Template:Ref label Sioux Falls W. H. Lyon Fairgrounds
July 4, 2000 Merrillville Star Plaza Theatre
July 5, 2000Template:Ref label Traverse City Traverse Bay Casino Resort Music Stage
July 7, 2000Template:Ref label Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre
Europe
July 9, 2000Template:Ref label London England Hyde Park
North America[1]
July 10, 2000Template:Ref label Ottawa Canada Corel Centre
July 13, 2000Template:Ref label Winnipeg Winnipeg Arena
July 14, 2000Template:Ref label Saskatoon Saskatchewan Place
July 16, 2000Template:Ref label Edmonton Skyreach Centre
July 17, 2000Template:Ref label Calgary Canadian Airlines Saddledome
July 19, 2000Template:Ref label Vancouver General Motors Place
July 26, 2000Template:Ref label Paso Robles United States Main Grandstand Stage
July 28, 2000Template:Ref label Billings MetraPark Arena
July 29, 2000Template:Ref label Minot All Seasons Arena
July 31, 2000 Bonner Springs Sandstone Amphitheater
August 1, 2000 Maryland Heights Riverport Amphitheater
August 3, 2000Template:Ref label Kearney Buffalo County Fairgrounds
August 4, 2000Template:Ref label Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Coliseum
August 7, 2000 Nashville AmSouth Amphitheatre
August 10, 2000Template:Ref label Des Moines Iowa State Fair Grandstand
August 11, 2000Template:Ref label Springfield Illinois State Fair Grandstand
August 13, 2000Template:Ref label Sedalia Missouri State Fairgrounds
August 14, 2000Template:Ref label Columbus Celeste Center
August 15, 2000Template:Ref label Midland Midland County Fairgrounds
August 18, 2000Template:Ref label Louisville Freedom Hall
August 19, 2000 Chicago United Center
August 21, 2000 Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center
August 23, 2000 Cleveland Gund Arena
August 24, 2000 Clarkston Pine Knob Music Theatre
August 26, 2000 Burgettstown Post-Gazette Pavilion
August 28, 2000Template:Ref label Falcon Heights Minnesota State Fair Grandstand
August 30, 2000 Darien Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
August 31, 2000Template:Ref label Essex Junction Coca-Cola Grandstand
September 1, 2000 Hartford Meadows Music Theatre
September 6, 2000 Holmdel Township PNC Bank Arts Center
September 8, 2000 Wantagh Jones Beach Amphitheater
September 9, 2000 Mansfield Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
September 15, 2000 Camden Blockbuster-Sony Music Entertainment Centre
September 16, 2000 Columbia Merriweather Post Pavilion
September 18, 2000 Charlotte Blockbuster Pavilion
September 19, 2000 Noblesville Deer Creek Music Center
September 20, 2000 Atlanta Lakewood Amphitheatre
September 22, 2000 Orlando TD Waterhouse Centre
September 23, 2000 Tampa Ice Palace
September 25, 2000 West Palm Beach Mars Music Amphitheater
September 27, 2000 New Orleans UNO Lakefront Arena
September 28, 2000 The Woodlands Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
September 30, 2000Template:Ref label Dallas Fair Park Bandshell
October 3, 2000 Salt Lake City Delta Center
October 4, 2000Template:Ref label Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Events Center
October 5, 2000 Denver Magness Arena
October 8, 2000 Phoenix America West Arena
October 10, 2000 Chula Vista Coors Amphitheatre
October 11, 2000 Los Angeles Gibson Amphitheatre
October 12, 2000
October 14, 2000 Wheatland Sacramento Valley Amphitheatre
October 15, 2000 Concord Chronicle Pavilion
October 18, 2000 Portland Rose Garden
October 19, 2000 Seattle KeyArena
October 21, 2000 Honolulu Stan Sheriff Center
December 9, 2000Template:Ref label Baltimore Baltimore Arena
December 10, 2000Template:Ref label Uniondale Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
December 11, 2000Template:Ref label Providence Providence Civic Center
December 13, 2000Template:Ref label Rochester Blue Cross Arena
December 16, 2000Template:Ref label Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium
December 17, 2000Template:Ref label Columbus Nationwide Arena
December 19, 2000Template:Ref label New York City Madison Square Garden
Latin America[2][3]
January 14, 2001 San Juan Puerto Rico Roberto Clemente Coliseum
January 16, 2001 Mexico City Mexico Auditorio Nacional
January 17, 2001
January 20, 2001Template:Ref label Caracas Venezuela Estadio Olímpico de la UCV
January 22, 2001 Panama City Panama Estadio Nacional de Panamá
Asia[4]
January 30, 2001 Osaka Japan Kosei-Nenkin Hall
January 31, 2001 Tokyo NHK Hall
February 1, 2001 Shibuya Public Hall
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances

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Cancellations and rescheduled shows

Tour PersonnelEdit

  • Music Director: Alex Alessandronl
  • Drums: Brian Frasier-Moore
  • Keyboards: Ezequiel "Cheche" Alara and Alex Alessandronl
  • Guitar: Rafael Moreira
  • Bass: Reggie Hamilton
  • DJ: Adam 12
  • Backing Vocalists: Diane Gordon and Yvinn Patrick
  • Dancers: Nancy Anderson, Tiffani Manabat, Buddy Mynatt, Angel Ramos, Jorge Santos and Rob Vinson

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Sources for concerts in North America:
  2. Moss, Corey (19 January 2001). "Christina, Oasis Playing Caracas Pop Festival". MTV News. MTV Networks. Archived from the original on 29 December 2011. http://www.freezepage.com/1325158503YYQZNBGBKN. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  3. "Unas 20 mil personas fueron al concierto de Christina Aguilera [Some 20 thousand people went to the concert of Christina Aguilera]" (in Spanish). La Prensa. Corporación La Prensa. 23 January 2001. Archived from the original on 29 December 2011. http://www.freezepage.com/1325158284CTXSMCNGIO. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  4. "Christina Live in Japan". Chirstina Aguilera's Official Website. February 2001. Archived from the original on 30 March 2001. http://web.archive.org/web/20010330211536/http://www.christina-a.com/christinainjapan.html. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  5. CHARTattack Staff (2 May 2000). "Christina Aguilera Gets Intimate With MuchMusic". ChartAttack. Archived from the original on 30 December 2011. http://www.freezepage.com/1325240778ISIWIVNXOF. Retrieved 30 December 2011. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Zahlaway, Jon (11 September 2000). "Christina Cancels Concerts in Virginia, Massachusetts Due To Strained Voice". LiveDaily. Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc.. Archived from the original on 18 December 2000. http://web.archive.org/web/200012180539/http://www.livedaily.com/news/1790.html. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  7. Basham, David (5 September 2000). "Aguilera Misses Concert, Telethon With Strained Voice". MTV News. MTV Networks. Archived from the original on 29 December 2011. http://www.freezepage.com/1325154153ERWBRLAWXT. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 "Christina Aguilera in Concert – Complete Tour Dates". Chirstina Aguilera's Official Website. August 2000. Archived from the original on 15 August 2000. http://web.archive.org/web/20000815094225/http://www.christina-a.com/tourdates.html. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  9. Basham, David (27 October 2000). "Christina Aguilera Pulls Out Of Shows Due To Illness". MTV News. MTV Networks. Archived from the original on 29 December 2011. http://www.freezepage.com/1325153954KWMVTKGNXJ. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 

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