Dreamchaser World Tour

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Dreamchaser World Tour
Tour by Sarah Brightman
Dreamchaser World Tour.jpg
Promotional poster for tour
Associated album Dreamchaser
Start date 16 June 2013
End date 14 December 2014
No. of shows
  • 34 in North America
  • 39 in Asia
  • 3 in Middle East
  • 14 in Latin America
  • 16 in Europe
  • 106 in total
Sarah Brightman concert chronology

The Dreamchaser World Tour was a 2013–2014 concert tour by English soprano singer Sarah Brightman in support of her album Dreamchaser. The North American tour had been planned to begin in early 2013, but all dates were rescheduled for late 2013, the tour was supposed to be Brightman's final concert tour before her trip into space (which the Dreamchaser album is based on) but the trip was later cancelled due to personal reasons.[1]

The 2013 North American leg of Brightman's "Dreamchaser" tour consisted of her performing 86 shows over a seven-month time span, it has been her biggest tour since the Harem World Tour in 2004, and it was also her worldwide tour with more dates in Asia and South America. Brightman also added dates in countries where she had never performed before, such as United Arab Emirates and Qatar.

In April 2014, a second leg of the North American tour was announced for the summer season;[2] however, on 18 June 2014, Brightman cancelled the summer dates after sustaining an ankle injury.[3] The remainder of the tour ultimately resumed in November 2014, coming to an end a month later.

Production[edit]

Brightman anticipated that the tour would be simple; the usual orchestra that accompanied her on previous tours was reduced to four musicians (a guitarist, a pianist,a drummer and a keyboard). The number of dancers was also reduced from being a large number to only two.[4]

The scenery of the stage consisted of a huge screen with tri-dimensional images and videos from space, light, and nature. A raising platform at center of the stage was used by Brightman on several stages of the show, she was joined by Erkan Aki, a Swiss tenor, for singing "Canto della Terra" and "The Phantom of The Opera". During the show, Brightman made ten changes of clothes.[5]

The show lasted two hours with an interlude of twenty minutes, and the track list (plus the encore) had nineteen tracks, the track list of the tour consisted of her well-known songs plus new ones from the Dreamchaser album. As the concert was space-themed, it included various songs from the 2000 album La Luna, which also had a theme related to space.

Set lists[edit]

2013 and early 2014 set list

  1. Angel
  2. One Day Like This
  3. Glósóli
  4. Hijo de la Luna
  5. La Luna
  6. Eperdu
  7. It's a Beautiful Day
  8. Ave Maria
  9. Canto della Terra (with Erkan Aki)
  10. Nessun Dorma
  11. Closer
  12. Breathe Me
  13. Figlio Perduto
  14. Kaze no Toorimichi
  15. Scarborough Fair
  16. A Song of India
  17. The Phantom of the Opera (with Erkan Aki)
  18. Time To Say Goodbye
  19. Venus and Mars
  20. Deliver Me
  21. A Question of Honour

Late 2014 (Europe second leg & Asia third Leg) set list

  1. Sanvean Instrumental
  2. Gothica
  3. Fleurs du Mal
  4. Symphony
  5. Who Wants to Live Forever
  6. Sarahbande Interlude
  7. Anytime Anywhere
  8. Eperdu
  9. Hijo de la Luna
  10. La Luna
  11. It's a Beautiful Day
  12. Canto della Terra (with Erkan Aki)
  13. Nessun Dorma
  14. Closer Instrumental
  15. Harem
  16. Breathe Me
  17. Figlio Perduto
  18. Scarborough Fair
  19. A Song of India
  20. The Phantom of the Opera (with Erkan Aki)
  21. Time to Say Goodbye
  22. A Question of Honour
  23. Dust in the Wind

Notes

  • "Kaze no Toorimichi" was not performed during the shows in China.
  • "Deliver Me" was performed as the second encore at the concert taping in London for the PBS special and in the premiere concert in Guangzhou.
  • "Dust in the Wind" was replaced by "I Believe in Father Christmas" in late December 2014.

Personnel[edit]

The performances were directed by director Anthony Van Laast, who worked in Brightman's previous Symphony: Live in Vienna show,[4] the band and dancers comprise some of the world's most respected session musicians and performers.[4] Band:

  • Peter Murray – musical director, keys, piano
  • Mark Pusey – drums & percussion
  • Olli Cunningham – keys, synths
  • Gunther Laudahn – guitars, harps, glockenspiel

Dancers:

  • Jennifer White
  • Gemma Payne

Guest Vocalist:

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Times Colonist 3.5/5 stars[6]

The "Dreamchaser World Tour" received generally positive reviews from critics. The Gazette congratulated Brightman as she dealt with such a small band yet was able to maintain the "majestic mystery" of the performance.[7] The Atlanta Music Scene also reviewed positively the simplicity of the production; "It was the simpler moments when Brightman truly sparkled".[8] Blogcritic.org identified the lightning show as "stunning".[9]

On the review by Twincities.com, the Dreamchaser Tour was described as "enchanting, yet odd", "all the while, stunning".[10] Times Colonist reviewer, Mike Delvin rated Brightman's show with 3.5 stars and wrote: "The show was a spectacle, and the singing was anything but secondary".[6] Buffalo News, in contrast, recognized the purity of Brightman's voice but expected a better elaborated concert.[11] Although many congratulated the simplicity of the performance, other reviews criticized Brightman; Randy Cordova, in azcentral wrote that the show "lacked the outlandish sense of spectacle for which she is known." and compared negatively the simplicity of this tour with the elaboration of the previous.[12] Postcity also criticized Brightman by stating: "All in all, Brightman made terrific use of her high-end stage show, all the while serving up a vocal performance that was just good enough so as not to get completely overshadowed".[13]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue Gross revenue
Asia (first Leg)
16 June 2013 Guangzhou China Guangzhou International Sports Arena
19 June 2013 Nanning Guangxi Gymnasium
21 June 2013 Shenzhen Bay Sports Center Gymnasium
23 June 2013 Shanghai Shanghai Grand Stage
25 June 2013 Hangzhou Yellow Dragon Gymnasium
28 June 2013 Beijing MasterCard Center
1 July 2013 Tokyo Japan Tokyo International Forum
2 July 2013
4 July 2013
5 July 2013
7 July 2013 Yokohama Pacifico Yokohama
9 July 2013 Nagoya Nippon Gaishi Hall
11 July 2013 Tokyo Tokyo International Forum
12 July 2013
14 July 2013 Ishikawa Sogo Sports Center
16 July 2013 Hiroshima Hiroshima Sun Plaza
18 July 2013 Osaka Osaka-Jo Hall
21 July 2013 Busan South Korea Bexco Convention Center
23 July 2013 Gwangju KimDaejoong Convention Center
24 July 2013 Daegu Exco Convention Center
26 July 2013 Seoul Olympic Gymnastics Arena
31 July 2013 Bangkok Thailand BITEC Arena
North America
13 September 2013 Hamilton Canada Copps Coliseum
14 September 2013 Ottawa Scotiabank Place
15 September 2013 Toronto Air Canada Centre $474,864
17 September 2013 Montreal Bell Centre $342,542
18 September 2013 Boston United States Boston Opera House
20 September 2013 Baltimore Modell Performing Arts Center
21 September 2013 New York City Radio City Music Hall $703,875
22 September 2013 Bethlehem Sands Bethlehem Event Center
24 September 2013 Hartford Mortensen Hall
25 September 2013 Buffalo Mainstage Theatre
27 September 2013 Detroit Fox Theatre $281,216
28 September 2013 Rosemont Akoo Theatre in Rosemont
29 September 2013 Milwaukee Riverside Theater
1 October 2013 Akron E.J. Thomas Hall
2 October 2013 Cincinnati Aronoff Center
5 October 2013 Sunrise BB&T Center
6 October 2013 Tampa Tampa Bay Times Forum
8 October 2013 Orlando Amway Center $313,550
9 October 2013 Atlanta Fox Theatre $350,345
11 October 2013 Houston Bayou Music Center
12 October 2013 Grand Prairie Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie $244,723
13 October 2013 Tulsa BOK Center $179,246
17 October 2013 Saint Paul Xcel Energy Center
19 October 2013 Winnipeg Canada MTS Centre
21 October 2013 Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome
22 October 2013 Edmonton Rexall Place
24 October 2013 Victoria Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
25 October 2013 Vancouver Rogers Arena
26 October 2013 Seattle United States Paramount Theatre
28 October 2013 San Jose HP Pavilion at San Jose
30 October 2013 Phoenix Comerica Theatre
1 November 2013 Los Angeles Dolby Theatre
2 November 2013 Anaheim Honda Center
Latin America
7 November 2013 Monterrey Mexico Arena Monterrey
9 November 2013 Puebla City Auditorio Siglo XXI
11 November 2013 Zapopan Telmex Auditorium $629,744
12 November 2013 Mexico City Mexico City Arena
13 November 2013
19 November 2013 Santiago Chile Movistar Arena
21 November 2013 Buenos Aires Argentina Luna Park
22 November 2013
24 November 2013 Porto Alegre Brazil Teatro Do Sesi $206,842
26 November 2013 Curitiba Teatro Positivo $221,797
28 November 2013 São Paulo Credicard Hall $759,185
29 November 2013
1 December 2013 Rio de Janeiro Citibank Hall $266,806
3 December 2013 Belo Horizonte Chevrolet Hall $177,542
Asia (second Leg)
11 January 2014 Nanjing China Olympic Sports Centre
15 January 2014 Changzhou Changzhou Olympic Sports Centre
17 January 2014 Fuzhou Fuzhou Stadium
19 January 2014 Beijing Great Hall of the People
21 January 2014 Shanghai Shanghai Grand Stage
23 January 2014 Hong Kong AsiaWorld–Arena
Middle East
6 February 2014 Dubai U.A.E. Dubai World Trade Centre
7 February 2014
9 February 2014 Doha Qatar National Convention Center
Europe (first leg)
12 February 2014 Odessa Ukraine Odessa Opera and Ballet Theater
14 February 2014 Kiev Palace "Ukraine"
16 February 2014 Moscow Russia Crocus City Hall
18 February 2014 St. Petersburg Ice Palace
20 February 2014 Riga Latvia Arēna Rīga
22 February 2014 Kaunas Lithuania Žalgiris Arena
24 February 2014 Helsinki Finland Hartwall Arena
26 February 2014 Stockholm Sweden Hovet Arena
Europe (second Leg)
9 November 2014 Istanbul Turkey Ulker Sport Arena
12 November 2014 Sofia Bulgaria Armeets Arena
13 November 2014 Bucharest Romania Palace Sala Palatului
15 November 2014 Ekaterinburg Russia Palace Sport
17 November 2014 Moscow Crocus City Hall
19 November 2014 St. Petersburg Oktyabrskiy Big Concert Hall
21 November 2014 Tallinn Estonia Saku Suurhall Arena
23 November 2014 Riga Latvia Arena Riga
Asia (third Leg)[14][15]
29 November 2014 Sapporo Japan Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Center
1 December 2014 Tokyo Tokyo International Forum Hall A
2 December 2014 Osaka Osaka-Jo Hall
4 December 2014 Hiroshima Sun Plaza Hall
5 December 2014 Nagoya Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium
7 December 2014 Sendai Sekisui Heim Super Arena
8 December 2014 Tokyo Tokyo International Forum Hall A
9 December 2014 Yokohama Pacifico Yokohama
11 December 2014 Tokyo Tokyo International Forum Hall A
12 December 2014
14 December 2014 Taipei Taiwan Taipei Arena

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