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Harajuku Lovers Tour 2005
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Tour by Gwen Stefani
Supporting album Love. Angel. Music. Baby
Start date October 15, 2005
End date December 21, 2005
Legs 1
Shows 42 in North America
Gwen Stefani tour chronology
Harajuku Lovers Tour
(2005)
The Sweet Escape Tour
(2007)

The Harajuku Lovers Tour is the first solo concert tour by American pop and rock singer Gwen Stefani . The tour began in October 2005 in support of her debut solo album Love. Angel. Music. Baby. The tour coincided with the launch of her Harajuku Lovers line of accessories.

Contents

Opening acts

Set list

  1. "Harajuku Girls"
  2. "What You Waiting For?"
  3. "The Real Thing"
  4. "Crash"
  5. "Luxurious"
  6. "Rich Girl"
  7. "Danger Zone"
  8. "Long Way to Go"
  9. "Wind It Up"
  10. "Orange County Girl"
  11. "Cool"
  12. "Serious"
  13. "Bubble Pop Electric"
  14. "Hollaback Girl"

Tour dates

Date City Country Venue
October 15, 2005 Las Vegas United States Roman Plaza Amphitheatre
October 16, 2005 Phoenix United States America West Arena
October 17, 2005 Tucson United States Rialto Theater
October 18, 2005 San Jose United States HP Pavilion at San Jose
October 20, 2005 San Diego United States Cox Arena at Aztec Bowl
October 21, 2005 Los Angeles United States Hollywood Bowl
October 23, 2005 Sacramento United States ARCO Arena
October 25, 2005 Salt Lake City United States The E Center of West Valley
October 26, 2005 Denver United States Magness Arena
October 28, 2005 Rosemont United States Allstate Arena
October 29, 2005 Detroit United States Palace of Auburn Hills
October 31, 2005 Boston United States TD Banknorth Garden
November 1, 2005 New York City United States Madison Square Garden
November 3, 2005 Atlantic City United States Borgata Events Center
November 5, 2005 Fairfax, Virginia United States Patriot Center
November 6, 2005 Philadelphia United States Wachovia Center
November 8, 2005 Duluth United States Arena at Gwinnett Center
November 10, 2005 Houston United States Toyota Center
November 11, 2005 Dallas United States Reunion Arena
November 13, 2005 Milwaukee United States Bradley Center
November 14, 2005 St. Paul United States Xcel Energy Center
November 16, 2005 Winnipeg Canada MTS Centre
November 18, 2005 Edmonton Canada Rexall Place
November 20, 2005 Vancouver Canada GM Place
November 21, 2005 Seattle United States Key Arena
November 23, 2005 Portland United States Memorial Coliseum
November 25, 2005 Fresno United States Save Mart Center
November 26, 2005 Anaheim United States Honda Center
November 28, 2005
November 29, 2005 Bakersfield United States Rabobank Arena
December 1, 2005 Oakland United States Oracle Arena
December 4, 2005 San Diego United States Cox Arena at Aztec Bowl
December 8, 2005 Clevland United States Wolstein Center
December 9, 2005 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre
December 11, 2005 Montreal Canada Bell Centre
December 12, 2005 Uncasville United States Mohegan Sun Arena
December 14, 2005 Verona United States Turning Stone Resort & Casino
December 15, 2005 New York City United States Madison Square Garden
December 17, 2005 Columbus United States Jerome Schottenstein Center
December 18, 2005 Nashville United States Gaylord Entertainment Center
December 20, 2005 Orlando United States TD Waterhouse Centre
December 21, 2005 Ft. Lauderdale United States BankAtlantic Center

Source: [1]

Critical reception

The tour received mixed, but fairly positive, reviews from critics. The Seattle Times found that the material used was "...eminently unforgettable...," and reviewers stated that Stefani should have used songs from her work with No Doubt.[2][3] The Detroit News stated that the show focused too much on style and fashion at the expense of performance. Also noted was that "...though she makes great dance music--Stefani can't dance."[3] Winnipeg Sun agreed, noting there were three costume changes during the first four songs. Stefani ended up touring while pregnant which forbade her from performing at optimum level.[4] Jane Stevenson of the Toronto Sun gave the tour three-and-a-half stars out of five, calling Stefani a "charismatic presence on stage" but "lightweight" in terms of material.[5]

Broadcasts and recordings

Tour performances were documented on her late 2006 Harajuku Lovers Live DVD, which was filmed at her first tour stop in her hometown Anaheim, California.

References

  1. ^ Zahlaway, Zach (2005-09-25). "Gwen Stefani adds more shows to inaugural solo tour". LiveDaily. http://www.livedaily.com/news/8869.html. Retrieved 2008-10-18.  
  2. ^ MacDonald, Patrick. "Gwen Stefani: She sings! She designs! She dances ... uh, um, no". The Seattle Times. November 18, 2005. Retrieved March 30, 2007.
  3. ^ a b Graham, Adam. "Stefani's solo act falls short at Palace". The Detroit News. October 31, 2005. Retrieved March 30, 2007.
  4. ^ Williams, Rob."Live Review: Gwen Stefani in Winnipeg". Winnipeg Sun. Retrieved from Jam! March 30, 2007.
  5. ^ Stevenson, Jane (December 9, 2005). "Meet the new princess of pop". Toronto Sun. http://jam.canoe.ca/Music/Artists/S/Stefani_Gwen/ConcertReviews/2005/12/10/1346779.html. Retrieved October 10, 2009.   Article is archived at JAM!
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