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Tour De Force (tour) - Tour

Elton John's Tour De Force of Australia with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO) was the culmination of months of planning and preparation, as well as some remarkable stamina from the singer, who would have surgery on his vocal cords just three weeks after the final show.

Beautiful Monsters Tour - Tour

The tour commenced, as scheduled, on February 28, 1999 at the Spokane Arena in Spokane, Washington. MTV reported that the inaugural show only sold 8,500 tickets, less than half of the arena's 18,000-person capacity. Monster Magnet's opening slot lasted 45 minutes and, as noted by MTV, displayed "the same energy that made them a hit on Rob Zombie's last US tour". During Hole's performance, Love joked with the audience between songs. She also gave away two guitars and her boots to audience members. However, Hole left the stage after only 45 minutes into their show (out of a scheduled hour and a half set) due to Love's disappointment with the audience turnout. Marilyn Manson was due to perform after Hole's scheduled exit from the stage, but started 90 minutes late due to problems that arose from having to construct their complicated theatrics in a rush after Hole's impromptu walkout. After the problems were resolved, they played an hour and a half show marked by deliberate destruction of their instruments and explicit onstage antics that were the band's trademark. They ended the show with a performance of their signature song "The Beautiful People" followed by an encore.

1980 World Tour - Tour

After the last United States show on 15 November in Honolulu, Hawaii, the tour concluded with 17 concerts in New Zealand and Australia, finishing at the Perth Entertainment Centre (as he had on the 1979 tour) on 22 December.

Jump Up Tour - Tour

Elton John, Davey Johnstone, Dee Murray and Nigel Olsson then took the Jump Up! Tour across Australia and Europe (and blasting through New York on 17 April with a powerful performance of "Empty Garden" and "Ball And Chain" on Saturday Night Live) before launching their North American tour on 12 June at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado. The 7 July show in Kansas City, Missouri, was broadcast live on nationwide radio, and this leg of the tour ended after three nights at Madison Square Garden on 7 August 1982. Two nights before, Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon had come out on stage to embrace John after he played his tribute to the late John Lennon, Empty Garden, for the first time in New York City since the musician’s death.

1980 World Tour - Tour

John's 1980 tour was unique for two reasons: it was the only tour he has ever done that had a guitarist in the band, but did not include Davey Johnstone, and it is the only time a band member (in this case drummer Nigel Olsson) has done songs from his solo career in the middle of a show. Olsson, who had rejoined John's band along with Dee Murray after six years, performed his own releases, "Saturday Night" and "All I Want Is You". And while Johnstone did make a guest appearance at one show (joining in on "Bite Your Lip (Get Up and Dance") at 6 November stop at The Forum in Los Angeles), he primarily was involved with Alice Cooper's career and had been replaced in John's band by two premiere session guitarists: Tim Renwick from England and American Richie Zito.

Beautiful Monsters Tour - Tour

Press speculation on Hole's departure from the tour began on March 11, 1999 the day after the tour's sixth show at the Cow Palace in Daly City, California. Manson had renamed the tour "Hole is Dead" on his official website as a taunt which exacerbated conjecture. He also prefaced the show with an interview in the San Francisco Chronicle who asked him jokingly if any cows were going to be sacrificed during the concert. He facetiously remarked, "well ... there's always Courtney".

Beautiful Monsters Tour - Tour

During the concert, Love polled the audience as to whether or not they wanted her band to continue performing. After the audience responded encouragingly, she derided both Manson's use of pyrotechnics and the audience's expectations of a decadent spectacle, then justified Hole's performance approach as musically-focused. Manson initially resisted responding to Love's criticism during his band's turn on stage. However, after the band performed their single "The Dope Show", Manson retorted by holding his own poll, asking how much of the audience were there to watch his band. After the majority of concertgoers erupted in a loud cheer he taunted, "I show pity for the older people on this tour ... the graying mothers" in reference to Love.

Saint Pablo Tour - Tour

Kanye's returning concert following Kim Kardashian West's incident was performed in his hometown of Chicago at the United Center on October 7, 2016, where he arrived on stage an hour and a half past schedule and "made no mention of his wife or the incident, in a show in which he barely spoke to the crowd at all". In San Jose, California during his November 17 performance, West spoke about American politics and stated "If I would have voted, I would have voted for Trump", with some fans booing and throwing items on stage. In Sacramento on November 19, 2016, West performed three songs before he diverted the performance and spoke about Facebook, Jay Z, Hillary Clinton, Beyoncé, and then proceeded to walk off stage, later cancelling further dates of the tour due to stress and exhaustion while ticketholders were given a refund.

ARCA Midwest Tour - Tour

In 2013, the tour made stops at tracks in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Minnesota.

Freedom Tour (Santana tour) - Tour dates

The tour itinerary consisted of:

Saint Pablo Tour - Tour

West began the Saint Pablo Tour in Indianapolis, Indiana on August 26, 2016, introducing his new stage design to the public, impressing the attending audience. On October 2, 2016, West cut his performance short at Citi Field in New York City following news of his wife Kim Kardashian West being robbed at gunpoint in Paris. Two tour dates were also cancelled the following week.

Born Again Tour - Tour

Meanwhile, between 7 and 14 August 1983, the band used the National Exhibition Centre, in Birmingham, England, to rehearse. The first leg of the tour consisted of seven European shows in August, followed by a second European leg in September and October, featuring 16 shows.

European Express Tour - Tour

The tour came to a close at Wembley Stadium in London on 30 June 1984 with an event dubbed ‘Summer of ‘84’ concert. This concert was later released on two VHS tapes called The Afternoon Concert and The Night Time Concert.

Born Again Tour - Tour

There were many cancellations during the North American tour owing to problems with an oversized Stonehenge stage set. This was the reason that initial shows in Canada were cancelled, delaying the first North American leg. The crew also got caught in a November blizzard while crossing the Continental Divide, forcing the cancellation of two shows in Salt Lake City and Reno.

European Express Tour - Tour

On this tour it was the first time that Elton had performed in Poland. He went on to play a further three shows there during the European Express Tour. Elton also performed in Czechoslovakia for the first time on this tour. Elton also performed in Hungary, Yugoslavia, Italy and Austria for the first time.

Jump Up Tour - Tour

Following a three-month break, during which the band recorded the album Too Low for Zero in Montserrat, the tour resumed in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, on 2 November 1982.

The One Tour - Tour

This was John's first tour since his rehabilitation from drug and alcohol addictions and bulimia in 1990. This is the last tour to feature his Roland RD-1000 digital piano. He would start playing his current Yamaha Disklavier piano shortly after.

Breaking Hearts Tour - Tour

The North American leg of the Breaking Hearts Tour began on 17 August 1984, at the ASU Activity Center in Tempe and ended 62 shows later at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa. The set list began with Tiny Dancer and included songs from Elton’s latest album, including "Li’l Frigerator", "Restless", "Sad Songs (Say So Much)" and, occasionally, "Who Wears These Shoes".

Beautiful Monsters Tour - Tour

The feud between Love and Manson carried over into their shows immediately after the tour began. They traded nightly exchanges of thinly-veiled insults during their respective sets. MTV also noted the extreme difference between both band's production, set design and use of special effects. Hole opted for a minimal set design consisting of a projected backdrop and a series of garlands draped across the monitors and drum kit. Their special effects were limited to occasional use of a pressurized cannon that projected an explosion of glitter during their performance of the song "Dying", and a rain of rose petals that were dropped from the rafters onto the stage during the song "Celebrity Skin". Manson's performance, by contrast, utilized expensive pyrotechnics, elaborate props and set pieces as well as numerous costume changes. Much to Love's chagrin, the majority of concertgoers were Manson fans who were less interested in the Hole performance.

The One Tour - Tour

John and the band then moved on to the United States where The One was a commercial success. John returned to Dodger Stadium for two sold-out shows as well as another two at Shea Stadium. John also played six sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden, playing to approximately 120,000 people over the six shows. He finished the tour with two performances in Mexico, where he had never performed in concert before, and two in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The tour was seen by 3 million people over 130 shows.