List of Christina Aguilera concert tours

List of Christina Aguilera concert tours

American singer-songwriter Christina Aguilera has embarked on four concert tours, three of which have been worldwide. Her debut tour, Christina Aguilera in Concert was held in North America in 2000,[1] and later it was extended to South America and Asia in 2001.[2] During the promotion of Stripped in 2003, Aguilera toured with Justin Timberlake in North America with the Justified and Stripped Tour in 45 dates. The tour was the sixteenth highest-grossing tour of the year, with $30 million grossed.[3] In late 2003, Aguilera continued to tour alone without Timberlakes' act in Europe, Japan and Australia.[4][5] In 2004, Aguilera was expected to return to North America in the summer of 2004, however, 29 dates were canceled due to Aguilera's vocal cord injuries.[6]

In 2006, Aguilera's fourth concert tour Back to Basics Tour was held in support of her fifth studio album Back to Basics (2006). The tour grossed over $48.2 million,[7] with $48.1 million in 2007 alone, becoming the highest-grossing tour of the year by a female artist.[8] In 2010, Aguilera planned to tour in the summer to promote Bionic, but her management team revealed that the tour was cancelled due to Aguilera's promotion for her first feature film, Burlesque (2010).[9] Aguilera reported that she would reschedule the tour in 2011, however it was never done.[9] Besides touring, Aguilera also made several notable live performances, including at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards,[10] the 2007 Grammy Awards,[11] and the Super Bowl XLV (2011).[12]

Concert tours

Year Title Duration Number of
performances
2000–01 Christina Aguilera in Concert May 19, 2000 – February 1, 2001
81
Christina Aguilera in Concert was Aguilera's first tour. It was held in support of her two first studio albums, Christina Aguilera and Mi Reflejo. It visited North America in 2000, beginning on May 19, 2000.[13] In 2001, the tour was extended to Latin America,[14] South America,[2] and Asia.[15] Critics were mostly positive toward the tour, who praised its set list and Aguilera's vocals.[16] An accompanying DVD was released in December 1999, entitled Genie Gets Her Wish.[17]
2003 Justified & Stripped Tour June 4, 2003 – September 2, 2003
45
Aguilera's first co-headlining tour with Justin Timberlake, in support of Aguilera's fourth studio album Stripped and Timberlake's debut studio album Justified. The tour took 45 dates[18] and featured opening acts from The Black Eyed Peas.[19] Critical response to the Justified and Stripped Tour was mixed, some of whom criticized Aguilera's persona as "uncertain", while the others praised her sex appeal.[20] Several tour dates were cancelled due to technical problems.[21] It garnered more than $30 million in 2003, becoming the sixteenth highest-grossing tour and the third most successful co-headlining tour of the year.[3]
2003 The Stripped Tour September 22, 2003 – December 17, 2003
37
In late 2003, Aguilera went on tour alone to support Stripped without Timberlake's part, entitled The Stripped Tour. Acting as a continuation to the Justified and Stripped Tour, The Stripped Tour visited Europe, Australia and Japan.[4][5][22] It also garnered mixed reviews from critics.[23] In 2004, Aguilera was expected to return to North America, however 29 tour dates were cancelled at the last minute due to Aguilera's vocal cord injuries.[6] The DVD release Stripped Live in the U.K. was released in 2004, featuring scenes of the tour at Wembley Arena in London.[24]
2006–07 Back to Basics Tour November 17, 2006 – October 24, 2008
81

On November 17, 2006, Aguilera started the Back to Basics Tour to promote her third studio album Back to Basics (2006). It visited Europe, North America, Asia, and Australia.[25][26][27][28] The tour was met with mainly positive feedback, who praised the show's accompaniment with old-school style materials.[29][30] The Back to Basics Tour grossed $48.1 million in 2007, becoming the highest-grossing tour by a female artist of the year.[8] Combined, the tour garnered $48.2 million, becoming one of the most successful tours by a female throughout the 2000s decade.[7] The show in Adelaide, Australia was recorded in the video release Back to Basics: Live and Down Under, which was premiered on January 26, 2008 on VH1.[31]

Other tours

Year Title Duration Number of
performances
2010 The Bionic Tour July 15, 2010 – August 19, 2010 (canceled)
20

On May 10, 2010, Aguilera announced The Bionic Tour to promote her sixth studio album, Bionic.[32] However on May 25, Aguilera said she felt that she needed more time to focus on her first feature film Burlesque, thus cancelling the tour.[9][33] Aguilera reported that the tour would continue in 2011, however it was never done.[9] Meanwhile, several media outlets believed that the actual reason for the cancellation was the low tickets sales.[7][9]

Live performances

Year Title Type of show Songs
performed
2000 American Music Awards Awards "I Turn to You"/"What a Girl Wants" Medley[34]
MTV Video Music Awards Awards "Genie in a Bottle"/"Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)" Medley (with Fred Durst)[35]
2001 MTV Movie Awards Awards "Lady Marmalade" (with Lil' Kim, Pink and Mýa)[36]
2002 Grammy Awards Awards "Lady Marmalade" (with Lil' Kim, Pink and Mýa)[37]
MTV Europe Music Awards Awards "Dirrty" (with Redman)[38]
2003 MTV Video Music Awards Awards "Like a Virgin"/"Hollywood"/"Work It" Medley (with Madonna, Britney Spears and Missy Elliott)
"Dirrty"/"Fighter" Medley (with Redman and Dave Navarro)[10]
2004 MTV Video Music Awards Awards "Tilt Ya Head Back" (with Nelly)[39]
2006 MTV Movie Awards Awards "Ain't No Other Man"[40]
2007 NBA All-Star Game Live TV event "Ain't No Other Man" and "Candyman"[41]
Grammy Awards Awards "It's a Man's Man's Man's World"[11]
2008 MTV Video Music Awards Awards "Genie 2.0" and "Keeps Gettin' Better"[42]
American Music Awards Awards "Genie in a Bottle"/"Beautiful"/"Ain't No Other Man"/"Dirrty"/"Fighter"/"Keeps Gettin' Better" Medley[43]
2010 Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief Telethon "Lift Me Up"[44]
American Idol Reality TV show "You Lost Me"[45]
MTV Movie Awards Awards "Bionic"/"Not Myself Tonight"/"Woohoo" Medley[46]
NBA Finals (Game 6 and Game 7) Basketball match "The Star-Spangled Banner"[47][48]
2011 Super Bowl XLV Football match "The Star-Spangled Banner"[12]
2012 Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together Telethon "Beautiful"[49]
American Music Awards Awards "Lotus Intro"/"Army of Me"/"Let There Be Love" Medley
"Don't Stop the Party"/"Feel This Moment" (with Pitbull)[50]

References

Bibliography

External links

  • Christina Aguilera's official website