The Stripped Tour

The Stripped Tour

The Stripped Tour
World tour by Christina Aguilera
Associated album Stripped
Start date September 22, 2003 (2003-09-22)
End date December 17, 2003 (2003-12-17)
Legs 2
Number of shows 37
Christina Aguilera concert chronology

The Stripped Tour[1] was the third concert tour by American singer-songwriter Christina Aguilera. It was launched support of her fourth studio, Stripped (2002). Acting as a continuation of her Justified and Stripped Tour with Justin Timberlake, it reached Europe, Asia and Australia; the tour's set list was quite similar to the Justified and Stripped Tour. Aguilera was expected to return to North America in summer 2004, however, the 29 dates were canceled at the last minute due to Aguilera suffering vocal cord injuries.

The Stripped Tour garnered mixed reviews from contemporary music critics, who were divided on the tour's set list and Aguilera's performances. The tour is estimated to have grossed over US $75 million internationally.[2][3] An accompanying full-length DVD, Stripped Live in the U.K. was recorded during the concert held in London, the United Kingdom and was released in 2004.

Contents

  • Concert synopsis 1
  • Setlist 2
  • 2004 tour cancellation 3
  • Tour dates 4
  • Cancelled tour dates 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Concert synopsis

The Stripped Tour's synopsis is quite similar to Aguilera's part during The Justified and Stripped Tour in 2003. The tour began with the video introduction of "Stripped Intro", featuring Aguilera handcuffed, blindfolded and sitting in a chair as the words "scandal," "gossip" and "lies" flashed across the screen.[4] Then, the curtain dropped, she strutted out singing "Dirrty" and "Get Mine, Get Yours", with big curly black locks, a black and hot-pink halter with belly-baring plunging neckline, pants and spiked heels.[5] She performed "The Voice Within" as the follow-up, with a long black dress. The acoustic version of "Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)" sounded "like a seasoned veteran of decades".[5] During the performance, she gave a speech, "Thank you so much for coming... I'm getting that feeling again and it's a blessing. Yes, I've grown up a little bit. Now I'm 22... I'm so happy you've grown with me".[5] Aguilera took off the stage again, performing the "Egyptian-turned-metal" version "Genie in a Bottle", where she rolled on a giant "X" which portrayed her then newly established alter ego "Xtina".[5][6] Wearing "hot pink straps attached to her outfit", she slowly unraveled herself as the "genie" in the song, provocatively danced her way out of the bottle.[5]

The performance of "waltz ballad, "Walk Away".[7] The performance of "Fighter" had more feelings and excitements, though the sound mix was lacking,[10] and the performance version of "What a Girl Wants" was provided with some well-deserved dance moves, in which she dressed a purple shirt and shorts.[9] Aguilera ended her part with "Beautiful",[9] wearing jeans and a T-shirt which emblazoned with the words "God sees no color".[5]

Setlist

  1. "Stripped Intro" (Video Introduction)
  2. "Dirrty"
  3. "Get Mine, Get Yours"
  4. "The Voice Within"
  5. "Genie in a Bottle"
  6. "Can't Hold Us Down"
  7. "Make Over"
  8. "Salsa" (Dance Interlude)
  9. "Contigo en la Distancia" / "Falsas Esperanzas"
  10. "Infatuation"
  11. "Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)"
  12. "Cruz"
  13. "Loving Me 4 Me" (Video Interlude)
  14. "Impossible"
  15. "At Last"
  16. "Lady Marmalade"
  17. "Walk Away"
  18. "Fighter"
  19. "Stripped Pt. 2" (Video Interlude)
  20. "What A Girl Wants"
  21. "Beautiful"

2004 tour cancellation

After the success of the Stripped Live... on Tour in 2003 which promoted her second studio album Stripped, another US summer tour was scheduled with Chingy to begin in 2004 with a new theme, however it was scrapped due to vocal cord injuries Aguilera suffered shortly before the opening date.[11] Doctors told Aguilera that she should not sing for the next six weeks, cancelling the tour. She said, "I'm extremely disappointed to have to cancel this tour. I was looking forward to being on the road again and spending time with my fans".[11] Service company FansRule had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and had no ability to refund the money to buyers.[11] Aguilera's team then hired legal representation to deal with the designated trustees for FansRule, Joe Baldiga and John Aquino, and the bankruptcy court to help the fans. But it was a slow-going process, punctuated by hearings where the singer's lawyers had to fight motions from FansRule to pay the trustees before paying back the fans. According to Baldiga, $320,000 was due as repayment to the hundreds of Aguilera fans who had bought VIP tickets.[11] Aguilera's publicists said in a statement:

"You should know that Christina has arranged through her attorneys to ensure that consumers would be receiving the maximum return possible, by virtue of the fact that Christina has agreed that any amounts due to her and her company should instead be used to satisfy the claims of the many fans who purchased tickets through FansRule."[12]

Tour dates

Date City Country Venue
Europe[13][14]
September 22, 2003 Hamburg Germany Color Line Arena
September 24, 2003 Copenhagen Denmark Forum
September 26, 2003 Stockholm Sweden Hovet
September 27, 2003 Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum
September 29, 2003 Berlin Germany Berlin Arena
September 30, 2003 Dresden Messehalle
October 3, 2003 Rotterdam Netherlands Ahoy
October 4, 2003 Cologne Germany Cologne Arena
October 6, 2003 Stuttgart Schleyerhalle
October 7, 2003 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis
October 9, 2003 Paris France Le Zenith
October 14, 2003 Munich Germany Olympiahalle
October 15, 2003 Vienna Austria Stadthalle
October 17, 2003 Frankfurt Germany Festhalle
October 18, 2003 Zurich Switzerland Hallenstadion
October 20, 2003 Milan Italy Palamazda
October 22, 2003 Barcelona Spain Palau Sant Jordi
October 25, 2003 Birmingham England NEC
October 27, 2003 Manchester Manchester Evening News Arena
October 28, 2003 Glasgow Scotland SECC
October 30, 2003 Belfast Northern Ireland Odyssey Arena
October 31, 2003 Dublin Ireland The Point
November 2, 2003 London England Wembley Arena
November 3, 2003
November 5, 2003
November 7, 2003 Birmingham NEC
November 8, 2003 Sheffield Hallam FM Arena
Japan and Australia[15][16]
December 1, 2003 Tokyo Japan Forum Hall
December 2, 2003
December 3, 2003
December 8, 2003 Sydney Australia Sydney Entertainment Centre
December 9, 2003
December 11, 2003 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
December 12, 2003
December 14, 2003 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre
December 16, 2003 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre
December 17, 2003 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena

Cancelled tour dates

Date City Country Venue Reason for cancellation
Europe[15]
November 10, 2003 Newcastle England Metro Radio Arena Illness
November 11, 2003 Manchester Manchester Evening News Arena
North America[17][18]
May 13, 2004 Auburn United States White River Amphitheatre Strained vocal chords
May 14, 2004 Vancouver Canada Pacific Coliseum
May 16, 2004 Portland United States Rose Garden Arena
May 18, 2004 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre
May 19, 2004 Irvine Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
May 21, 2004 Las Vegas Aladdin Hotel & Casino
May 22, 2004 Chula Vista Coors Amphitheatre
May 24, 2004 Phoenix Desert Sky Amphitheatre
May 25, 2004 Albuquerque Journal Pavilion
May 27, 2004 Selma Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
May 29, 2004 Dallas Smirnoff Music Centre
May 30, 2004 The Woodlands C.W. Mitchell Pavilion
June 2, 2004 Atlanta HiFi Buys Amphitheatre
June 4, 2004 Tampa USF Sun Dome
June 5, 2004 West Palm Beach Sound Advice Amphitheatre
June 13, 2004 Wantagh Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Theater
June 15, 2004 Bristow Nissan Pavilion
June 16, 2004 Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center
June 18, 2004 Mansfield Tweeter Center
June 19, 2004 Camden Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
June 21, 2004 Scranton Ford Pavilion at Montage Mountain
June 23, 2004 Hershey Hersheypark Stadium
June 25, 2004 Burgettstown Post-Gazette Pavilion at Star Lake
June 26, 2004 Atlantic City Borgata Hotel/Casino
June 28, 2004 Cleveland Gund Arena
June 29, 2004 Milwaukee Summerfest
July 1, 2004 Minneapolis Target Center
July 2, 2004 Tinley Park Tweeter Center
July 3, 2004 Clarkston DTE Energy Music Theatre

References


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-- Helper functions


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local function removeInitialColon(s) -- Removes the initial colon from a string, if present. return s:match('^:?(.*)') end

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External links

  • Christina Aguilera's official website