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  • Mariah Carey - The Angels Advocate Tour

    Tour dates

    United States
    December 31, 2009 New York City Madison Square Garden
    January 2, 2010 Atlantic City The Borgata Events Center
    January 15, 2010 Mashantucket MGM Grand Theatre
    January 16, 2010
    January 19, 2010 Atlanta Fox Theatre
    January 21, 2010 Hollywood Hard Rock Live
    January 25, 2010 Detroit Fox Theatre
    January 27, 2010 Washington, D.C. DAR Constitution Hall
    January 30, 2010 Boston Wang Theatre
    February 1, 2010 Upper Darby Tower Theater


    February 4, 2010 Montreal Bell Centre
    February 6, 2010 Ottawa Scotiabank Place
    February 9, 2010 Toronto Air Canada Centre

    United States
    February 10, 2010 Columbus Jerome Schottenstein Center
    February 13, 2010 Chicago Chicago Theatre
    February 16, 2010 Minneapolis Northrop Auditorium
    February 18, 2010 Dallas Nokia Theatre
    February 20, 2010 Phoenix Dodge Theater
    February 23, 2010 Los Angeles Gibson Amphitheatre
    February 26, 2010 Oakland Oracle Arena
    February 27, 2010 Las Vegas The Pearl Concert Theater

  • #2
    Mariah Carey concert receiving overwhelming feedback

    From New York Times

    A Pop Star in Her Own Time Zone]

    The holiday happens when Mariah Carey says it happens, which is why, on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden, the New Year's Eve countdown was maybe a minute after the fact. And more important, why Ms. Carey began the show suspended above the crowd in a red sled, drenched in red tulle, singing, "All I Want for Christmas Is You."

    What, you're going to complain? Ms. Carey could have delivered that song in the middle of August and still pulled it off. Twenty years after her debut album, she remains a ferocious, inventive singer, right even when she's wrong. And surprisingly, she has become a versatile one, too, as famous for the epic-scale ballads she first made her name with as for her slick entrée into crossover hip-hop soul.

    "Some people like my slow songs, and some people like my fast songs, and it gets so confusing," she said after "Touch My Body," early in her set. "What should I do?"

    The answer was slow it down — maybe a little too soon — with the delicately strained "H.A.T.E.U.," from her new album, "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel" (Island). Throbbing and deliberate as a heartbeat, it was Ms. Carey at her isolated best, and a reminder that she's a complete anomaly in modern pop: an R&B singer who doesn't have to dance to prove her point. Apart from a few sashays during "Shake It Off," she barely broke form here, even when the tempos crept up to sweat level. (She made savvy use of her quicker older material, like "Make It Happen" and "Fantasy [remix]," which the band played during costume-change interludes until she rejoined them.)

    So many of Ms. Carey's early hits were sturdy, bombastic and slow, and even though she has successfully sped up (and lightened up) in the last decade, it often feels as if she missed the sheer scale of her old material. Here, her band was on an elevated platform far behind her, and she was only sometimes surrounded by dancers. For large swaths of the night, she stood alone, and still.

    Balladry is all but dead in popular music — Susan Boyle notwithstanding — but Ms. Carey has learned how to game the system with songs that appear to have multiple tempos all at once, languorous vocals set against steady beats. In this grand setting it was clearer than ever that tracks like "We Belong Together" and "Angels Cry (remix)" are merely slow records masquerading as fast.

    There wasn't quite enough time to explore such nuances, though: this was only half a concert, in spirit and in length. It was casual, with bursts of dancer disarray, and Ms. Carey talking to the crowd about the instructions she was receiving through her earpiece. After the countdown, dozens of friends and crew members came out onstage to dance even while Ms. Carey sang, making her into a disco diva delivering from the middle of the floor.

    That lasted for a distractingly long spell, until Ms. Carey closed the night, a bit abruptly, with a sinus-clearing, room-shattering version of her 1993 hit "Hero," one of her most titanic ballads.

    It hushed the crowd, but when Ms. Carey finished, she was back to giggles, picking up the banter with her husband, Nick Cannon, that she'd been having on and off since the countdown. They should be filmed, always, their blend of cute and beleaguered consistently entertaining.

    A few minutes after midnight, when the crowd had been doused with confetti, she told Mr. Cannon that she wanted more. "Some more confetti?" he asked incredulously. "I'm going to see if I can work that out." She made a comment about her dress, to which Mr. Cannon replied: "You look hot in that. Madison Square Garden, tell her how sexy she looks!"

    At the end of the night, Mr. Cannon tried to lead his wife offstage through a door at the back, but she resisted, saying she wanted to walk off the side, through the cluster of friends who had been standing there since the countdown. She play-pushed him aside and marched off. Mr. Cannon gave a knowing look to the crowd, pointed at his wife, grinned madly and ran after her.


    • #3
      Rolling Stone Review of the show

      Mariah Carey Trades Show for Celebration on NYE in New York

      Mariah Carey emerged on New Year's Eve at New York's Madison Square Garden in the most fantastically fairy-tale like manner possible: suspended above the audience in a red sleigh, singing her remixed version of "All I Want For Christmas Is You." It was a moment of blissful spectacle befitting the special night and Carey's fascination with perpetual childhood. "Eternally 12!" she exclaimed several songs later, spotting a sign in the crowd announcing her motto (she'll turn 40 years old in March). A few seconds later she showed off another of her signature personality traits. "I need some lipstick real quick and my hair fluffed," she proclaimed, adding, "They say I'm a diva so, might as well act like one."

      A crew of male dancers joined Carey for "Shake It Off" and "Touch My Body," after which she addressed the crowd — which included Precious star Gabourey Sidibe — for the first of what would become many times. Noting the title of the next song "might be off-putting, I don't mean it to you," she launched into "H.A.T.E.U." from her most recent album, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, and then vanished for a costume change while her dancers grooved to "Make It Happen" (she returned in time to belt the closing verse).

      Carey is known more for her vocal prowess and huge personality than her stage shows, and the concert — the first date on her Angels Advocate Tour, her first since 2006's The Adventures of Mimi trek — delivered far more on the big notes and bizarre monologues than impressive choreography and set design. She requested a drink before "Subtle Invitation" ("I need some champagne, I don't care what Debbie Allen says"), complained about her mic pack ("If this thing falls off my dress one more time I'm going to beat you"), and mused on the passage of time ("I never thought I'd live to see 2010 because I'm eternally 12").

      Images of Ol' Dirty Bastard rapping his intro to "Fantasy" filled the video screens at two minutes to midnight, and Carey began the song, then suddenly stopped to count down to the new year as blasts of confetti, streamers and balloons filled the air. When the air had cleared, Carey soldiered on with "Obsessed" and "Migrate" as her crew milled around the stage, dancing with each other and partying in 2010 (at one point, they broke into a spontaneous Electric Slide). Carey's husband Nick Cannon rocked from side to side behind a set of turntables, encouraging the crowd and Mariah to finish strong. "You look sexy in that!" he shouted to the singer before "Emotions" after she admitted she preferred a different dress.

      The flood of unrehearsed comments didn't phase the crowd, who had come to see Carey in all her off-the-cuff diva glory. From her stream-of-consciousness voicemails on her Website to her legendary Cribs appearance, Carey has given her fans something few pop artists are willing to reveal: honesty. She managed to put all the distractions behind her for a glorious final song, 1993's "Hero." Then she took Cannon's arm, yelled her thanks to the sold-out arena ("I love you so much!") and ambled offstage.


      • #4
        Please come to Dublin, Mimi! :(


        • #5
          Apparently Sherry said she will be touring Europe. Fingers crossed eh :-?


          • #6
            So she isn't doing big arenas for this tour.


            • #7
              which is a smart move IMO
              she has to build reputation first. people tend to say 'she's lost her voice and looks uncomfortable' recently and she has to go out and prove the opposite is true


              • #8
                I love the set she looks great
                I hope your happy now


                • #9
                  Feb 16th
                  They call it the Church of Hot Addiction


                  • #10
                    Her show last night had a far superior setlist to the one at Madison Square Garden.

                    My All
                    Make It Happen
                    Always Be My Baby
                    It's A Wrap
                    Subtle Invitation

                    All great!


                    • #11
                      Set List on Madison Square Garden

                      1. "All I Want For Christmas Is You (So So Def Remix)"
                      2. "Shake It Off"
                      3. "Touch My Body"
                      4. "H.A.T.E.U."
                      5. "Make It Happen" (dancer's interlude/costume change)
                      6. "Angels Cry"
                      7. "Subtle Invitation"
                      8. ""It's Like That"
                      9. "Love Hangover" / "Heartbreaker"
                      10. "We Belong Together"
                      11. "Fantasy" (Remix)
                      12. "Auld Lang Syne" (countdown to midnight)
                      13. "Obsessed"
                      14. "Migrate"
                      15. "More Than Just Friends"
                      16. "Emotions"
                      17. "Hero"
                      On last show 'Migrate', 'Its Like That', 'All I Want for Christmas is You' and 'More than just friends' were replaced by '"Butterfly Intro / Daydream Interlude", "The Impossible", "it's a wrap" and "My All" .


                      • #12
                        YAY tour thread Mariah Daily did some cool live updates last night looking on their site ! Did anyone from Atlanta go and have a good time?!
                        "I can feel it when your holding me close

                        You're like your one of the world wonders

                        I know I’m going under..."


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by lush
                          Apparently Sherry said she will be touring Europe. Fingers crossed eh :-?
                          It's true!! one of the Tatums got a bit loud/over excited and announced it to everyone apparently
                          I hope it's true there's certainly a lot of buzz going on over it on the blogs A lot of them saying Late spring 2010/possibly October 2010 for the U.K! who knows
                          "I can feel it when your holding me close

                          You're like your one of the world wonders

                          I know I’m going under..."


                          • #14
                            Live Updates: Mariah at Borgata, Atlantic City
                            Mariah is performing tonight at the Borgata Event Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey and our Tour Correspondent Jonny is there to give us live updates!

                            01. Butterfly Intro/Daydream Interlude
                            02. Shake It Off
                            03. Touch My Body
                            04. H.A.T.E.U.
                            05. Make It Happen
                            06. Angels Cry
                            07. Subtle Invitation
                            08. It's Like That
                            09. The Impossible
                            10. Love Hangover/Heartbreaker
                            11. Honey
                            12. It's A Wrap
                            13. My All
                            14. Emotions
                            15. Obsessed
                            16. Always Be My Baby
                            17. We Belong Together
                            18. Hero

                            • Tour merchandise sold at the venue:

                            –Keychain with Mariah picture - $5
                            –Butterfly keychain - $10
                            –Tour program - $20
                            –Poster - $10
                            –Coffee Mug - $20
                            –Lanyard with photo and tour dates on it - $15
                            –Hat - $35
                            –T-shirts and Hoodies - (prices to follow)

                            • 08:00pm - Opening act RydaznRtist promptly on stage. The group finished their set at 8:16pm.
                            • 08:17pm - DJ Suss One playing Michael Jackson songs.
                            • 09:05pm - Mariah wearing a white dress is lowered to the stage on a swing to start the show with "Butterfly Intro/Daydream Interlude."
                            • 09:22pm Mariah takes a break after "Make It Happen."
                            • 09:26pm - Mariah back on stage wearing a silver gown and does the end of "Make It Happen."
                            • 09:34pm - Mariah says, "I cant believe it's frickin' 2010. I can't even know what to say." "Subtle Invitation" next.
                            • 09:40pm - After "Subtle Invitation" she quips, "Not so subtle invitation."
                            • 09:45pm - Mariah performs "The Impossible" and dedicates the song to husband Nick Cannon.
                            • 09:52pm - "The Imposible" was full song. She said that the Remix album's title is Angels Advocate. She is introducing Trey Lorenz to the beat of "The Impossible" Reprise.
                            • 09:53pm - Trey Lorenz on now for "Rock With You."
                            • 09:57pm - Mariah back on stage wearing a short red dress and performs "Love Hangover/Heartbreaker."
                            • 10:16pm - Dancers dancing to tribal beat while Mariah changes after "My All."
                            • 10:19pm - Back on stage wearing a long black dress and performs "Emotions."
                            • 10:37pm - Mariah leaves the stage to "We Belong Together" Remix.
                            • 10:42pm - Mariah comes back for encore and performs "Hero." She's wearing the same black dress. Show ended at 10:45 pm


                            • #15
                              I believe she could tour, at LEAST, Japan, UK, Germany and France, the latest one, one of her strongest european markets.


                              • #16
                                Mariah Carey surprisingly dull in show at Borgata
                                By SCOTT CRONICK, Staff Writer | Posted: Saturday, January 2, 2010

                                ATLANTIC CITY — Mariah Carey may be a pop diva, but much of the sold-out crowd at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa treated her like she was a deity on Saturday night.

                                Constantly taking pictures and video, screaming at the top of their lungs in appreciation and holding up signs to express their devotion, Carey’s fans are undoubtedly loyal.

                                And they certainly have plenty of good reasons. Carey is to pop what Led Zeppelin is to rock, what Metallica is to metal and what Johnny Cash is to country.

                                Her resume doesn’t lie. The Long Island, N.Y., native scored 18 No. 1 singles in the United States, second only to The Beatles and ahead of Elvis. Her 12 studio albums have sold more than 62.5 millions copies in the U.S., and earned her five Grammy awards as well as the title of most successful artist of the 1990s in the U.S. by Billboard.

                                Yet here was the 40-year-old songstress in Borgata’s 2,200-seat Event Center. Like Madonna — arguably her only competition as the most popular female artist of all time — she should be playing arenas.

                                So why is she doing a mostly theater tour?

                                The truth is … she’s a bore. While Carey clearly has unbelievable pipes — her five-octave vocal range was on full display and flawless Saturday night — she has the stage presence of a slug. An attractive slug, but a slug nonetheless.

                                Surrounded by a nine-member dance team that was at worst clunky and at best average, Carey’s idea of being a headliner consists of standing on stage, singing her heart out and letting the dancers do all of the work.

                                For the fans who are content with hearing her belt out unbelievable vocals, it works. For casual fans looking for a good show, Carey is certainly not that kind of entertainer.

                                On the road for the first time since her 2006 comeback tour, “The Adventures of Mimi,” Saturday was Carey’s second stop on her “Angels Advocate Tour” to support her new album, “Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel.”

                                Carey, who made four costume changes but opened wearing a white dress partly made of feathers, rolled out a solid mix of her chart smashes, fan favorites and new tracks, showing her diversity and stellar range.

                                Although she pulled out songs that went all the way back to 1991, a large part of Carey’s 18-song set came from “Memoirs” and 2005’s “The Emancipation of Mimi.”

                                Particularly memorable tracks off “Mimi” included the Usher-like “Shake It Off;” “It’s Like That,” which fuses old-school hip-hop from Run-DMC; and “We Belong Together,” a No. 1 hit that cemented her career comeback.

                                All three of those tunes, as well as the fan favorite “Always Be My Baby,” had one thing in common: Jermaine Dupri, who co-wrote them and served as guest DJ at an afterparty at Borgata’s mixx nightclub.

                                Off “Memoirs,” her latest singles “Obsessed” and “H.A.T.E.U.” — Having A Typical Emotional Upset — seemed to get the biggest crowd reaction, while “Angels Cry” and “The Impossible,” which she dedicated to husband Nick Cannon, who also performed at a Borgata afterparty, landed flat.

                                Carey was not shy about pulling out the big guns either, including at least a half-dozen No. 1 songs, all memorable in their own way.

                                “Touch My Body,” off last year’s “E=MC2,” was simple pop at its best; “Heartbreaker” had the crowd on its feet; “Emotions” showed her fun, disco side and her ability to still hit every high note; and her signature “Hero” was a fitting finale.

                                Aside from her voice, there were other upsides. For the opener, Carey was lowered from the rafters on a giant swing. She drank Champagne and reclined on a couch while joking about her diva status during “Subtle Invitation”: “Do they expect me to stand up for the whole show? They call me a diva because … I guess I am one.” She threw in a cover of the Diana Ross smash “Love Hangover” to lead into “Heartbreaker.” And Trey Lorenz’ cover of Michael Jackson’s “Rock With You” was well done.

                                There also were some differences from her opening show at Madison Square Garden. Aside from “The Impossible,” she also offered “Honey,” the Latin-infused “My All” and one of the night’s best, “It’s a Wrap.” And she surprisingly did not perform “Fantasy,” one of her biggest hits and a show staple.

                                Carey certainly has had her share of ups and downs in a very public life that included her divorce from Columbia Records exec Tommy Mottolla, a well-documented emotional breakdown, the bomb of her movie “Glitter” and a period of dipping success. But she remains on top of the pop world for a variety of reasons: She keeps reinventing herself, she aligns herself with people like Dupri and she remains a stunning beauty.

                                But the main reason she’s still a superstar is that she’s way too talented to go away. If she could only amp up her stage presence, Madonna may even have something to worry about.


                                • #17

                                  HOW stunning does she look here?
                                  "I can feel it when your holding me close

                                  You're like your one of the world wonders

                                  I know I’m going under..."


                                  • #18
                                    She looks incredibly beautiful! Most importantly, looks like she's enjoying herself.


                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by Loverboy
                                      She looks incredibly beautiful! Most importantly, looks like she's enjoying herself.
                                      She does!! In reality she started this tour in October with Las Vegas! I wish they were classed in the AA tour dates as she generated a lot of positivity from the critics from those two weekends of performing there
                                      "I can feel it when your holding me close

                                      You're like your one of the world wonders

                                      I know I’m going under..."


                                      • #20
                                        Good for her, its nice to see her happy.


                                        • #21
                                          She looks fantastic in that photo. She looks beyond incredible for 40!


                                          • #22
                                            Originally posted by Woaah
                                            She looks fantastic in that photo. She looks beyond incredible for 40!
                                            I know it's like Mariah, Whitney and MJB have secretly teamed up to make a cream!! What ever it is they're looking mighty fine
                                            "I can feel it when your holding me close

                                            You're like your one of the world wonders

                                            I know I’m going under..."


                                            • #23

                                              Her voice is getting clear, especially her belting. She sang touch my body in a very nice tone, I guess she lipped the verse or with backing track.

                                              Her performance of make it happen and emotion at MSG is absolutely wonderful. She's finally back to real singing! I hope this tour will help her gain power back!


                                              • #24
                                                mariah looks soooo good, her face is perfekt, her hair is dreamy. I love her!
                                                My Chart


                                                • #25
                                                  ^ What a great description! True too! She looks really summery and vibrant
                                                  "I can feel it when your holding me close

                                                  You're like your one of the world wonders

                                                  I know I’m going under..."