Idina Menzel: World Tour
Tour by Idina Menzel
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Start dateMay 30, 2015
End dateOctober 3, 2015
No. of shows39 in North America
8 in Europe
6 in Asia
53 in total
Idina Menzel concert chronology

Idina Menzel: World Tour was a concert tour by actress and singer Idina Menzel.

Performances

Following the success of her critically acclaimed one night only concert at Radio City Music Hall and the release of her Christmas album Holiday Wishes, Menzel announced she would embark on World Tour: planning 54 concerts in various countries including America, Canada, the United Kingdom, South Korea, Japan, the Philippines and the Netherlands.

This is her first time doing a world tour.

In non-English speaking countries, Menzel sang a bilingual version of Let it Go, singing one of the song's stanzas in the country's language.

Concert synopsis

Menzel is accompanied by a five-piece band, six-piece horn section, and four-piece orchestra.[1] The show begins with video clips projected against a white curtain before Menzel emerges wearing a black strapless dress, starting the show with a lower version of Defying Gravity from Wicked and Don't Rain on My Parade from Funny Girl.

She then addresses the audience before performing Brave and the title track from her 2008 solo album I Stand. Next, Menzel talks about her role in Wicked and performs a lower version of The Wizard and I. Next, Menzel pulls up a stool for her cover of River from her 2014 Christmas album Holiday Wishes.

Menzel shares a story about an experience she had studying Theater at New York University and performs a mashup of Cole Porter's Love For Sale and The Police's Roxanne. Menzel performs a tribute to Ethel Merman in a medley of There's No Business Like Show Business, Anything Goes, and Everything's Coming Up Roses. Menzel then performs the title track of her debut studio album Still I Can't Be Still and a cover of Radiohead's Creep.

Menzel then performs Take Me Or Leave Me with volunteers from the audience and No Day But Today from the musical Rent, paying tribute to Jonathan Larson, the composer of the musical. Menzel shares her experience with the Broadway run of If/Then and performs Always Starting Over from the musical.

Menzel then introduces her musicians and thanks the audience before performing an a cappella rendition of For Good from Wicked and Let It Go from Frozen, inviting audience members to perform with her. Menzel then takes a bow, dances with her band, and leaves the stage.

Menzel returns to the stage to perform her new original song Child (dedicated to Walker Nathaniel Diggs) and Tomorrow from Annie.[1][2]

Set list

  1. "Defying Gravity" from Wicked
  2. "Don't Rain on My Parade" from Funny Girl
  3. "Brave" from I Stand
  4. "I Stand" from I Stand
  5. "The Wizard And I" from Wicked
  6. "River" from Holiday Wishes
  7. "Love for Sale" / "Roxanne"
  8. "There's No Business Like Show Business" / "Anything Goes" / "Everything's Coming Up Roses"
  9. "Still I Can't Be Still" from Still I Can't Be Still
  10. "Creep"
  11. "Take Me or Leave Me" from Rent (impromptu duet with chosen audience members)
  12. "No Day But Today" from Rent
  13. "Always Starting Over" from If/Then
  14. "For Good" (a cappella) from Wicked
  15. "Let It Go" from Frozen

Encore

  1. "Child"
  2. "Tomorrow" from Annie

Critical reception

Idina Menzel: World Tour has garnered critical acclaim. Sharon Eberson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette wrote that Menzel was "a little bit naughty, a little bit nice and a little bit nutty, but always entertaining ... Each song, each story she told, was like unwrapping an elegantly wrapped package to see what surprise it held inside."[2]

Melissa Ruggieri of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution opined, "What makes her live show so appealing is Menzel herself" because "She's funny." Ruggieri elaborated, "That's the thing about Menzel. Yes, the spotlight that comes with singing songs associated with 'The Wizard of Oz' ... and Disney cartoons ... But Menzel, 44, is an adult. And she sings about adult things".[1] However, Ruggieri cited her performances of original songs "I Stand" and "Still I Can't Be Still", and rendition of "Take Me or Leave Me" alongside five audience members, among "a few moments that didn’t wow."[1]

Personnel

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Production

Musicians

Tour dates

Date City Country Venue Attendance[3] Revenue[3]
Leg 1 — Asia
May 30, 2015 Seoul Korea Olympic Hall
June 1, 2015 Osaka Japan Osaka-Jo Hall
June 2, 2015 Nagoya Nagoya Aichi Ken Geijutsu Gekijo
June 4, 2015 Tokyo Nippon Budokan
June 5, 2015
June 7, 2015 Pasay Philippines Mall of Asia Arena
Leg 2 — Europe
June 16, 2015 Amsterdam Netherlands Royal Theatre Carré
June 17, 2015 Antwerp Belgium Stadsschouwburg 898 / 1,982 $49,153
June 20, 2015 Dublin Ireland Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
June 22, 2015 Birmingham England Symphony Hall
June 23, 2015 Manchester Manchester O2 Apollo
June 24, 2015 Glasgow Scotland Royal Concert Hall
June 26, 2015 Bournemouth England Windsor Hall
June 27, 2015 London SSE Arena
Leg 3 — North America
July 7, 2015 Richmond United States Altria Theater
July 8, 2015 Baltimore Hippodrome Theatre
July 10, 2015 Atlantic City Borgata
July 11, 2015 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena 5,669 / 7,236 $254,799
July 12, 2015 Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center
July 14, 2015 Bethlehem Sands Event Center
July 16, 2015 Philadelphia Mann Center for the Performing Arts
July 17, 2015 Wantagh Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
July 18, 2015 Bristow Jiffy Lube Live
July 22, 2015 Raleigh Red Hat Amphitheater
July 24, 2015 Atlanta Delta Classic Chastain Park Amphitheater
July 25, 2015 Orlando Walt Disney Theater
July 26, 2015 Boca Raton Mizner Park
July 28, 2015 Clearwater Ruth Eckerd Hall 1,868 / 2,080 $207,157
July 30, 2015 New Orleans Saenger Theatre
July 31, 2015 The Woodlands Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 1, 2015 Austin Bass Concert Hall
August 5, 2015 Seattle Paramount Theatre
August 7, 2015 Concord Concord Pavilion
August 8, 2015 San Diego Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
August 9, 2015 Phoenix Comerica Theatre
August 11, 2015 Morrison Red Rocks Amphitheatre
August 12, 2015 Kansas City Starlight Theatre
August 13, 2015 Minneapolis Northrop Auditorium
August 15, 2015 Nashville Ascend Amphitheater
August 16, 2015 Chicago Jay Pritzker Pavilion
August 18, 2015 Cincinnati PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Center
August 19, 2015 Columbus Palace Theatre
August 21, 2015 Cuyahoga Falls Blossom Music Center
August 22, 2015 Detroit Fox Theatre
August 23, 2015 Indianapolis Murat Theatre
August 25, 2015 Pittsburgh Benedum Center
August 26, 2015 Norfolk Chrysler Hall
August 28, 2015 Boston Leader Bank Pavilion
August 29, 2015 Lenox Tanglewood
August 30, 2015 Canandaigua Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
September 1, 2015 Montreal Canada Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
September 2, 2015 Toronto Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
October 1, 2015 Orem United States UCCU Center
October 3, 2015 Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl 11,617 / 17,469 $954,687
Total 20,052 / 28,767

(68.7%)

$1,465,800

References

  1. ^ a b c d Ruggieri, Melissa (September 10, 2015). "Concert review: Idina Menzel captivates at Atlanta show". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved October 20, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Eberson, Sharon (August 26, 2015). "Concert review: Idina Menzel nice, naughty, always entertaining at Benedum". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Publishing Co., Inc. Retrieved October 20, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Current Boxscore". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-11-24.