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Nothing but Love World Tour
Promotional poster for Houston's 2010 tour
Tour by Whitney Houston
Supporting album I Look to You
Start date December 9, 2009
End date August 31, 2010
Legs 4
Shows 7 in Asia
6 in Australia
37 in Europe
50 in Total
Whitney Houston tour chronology
My Love Is Your Love World Tour
Nothing but Love World Tour

The Nothing but Love World Tour [1] is the ninth concert tour by American pop, R&B and soul singer Whitney Houston. It is her first tour in over 10 years and will support her recently released seventh studio album I Look to You. The tour will visit Asia, Europe and Australia.



The tour was announced on October 12, 2009 on Houston’s official website.[2] By way of introduction, she stated:[3]

This is my first full tour since the My Love Is Your Love tour and I am so excited to be performing for my fans around the world after all this time. I am putting together a great show and cannot wait to perform the songs from my new album 'I Look To You', along with some of your favorites.

The tour began with two rehearsal dates in Russia, under the title "I Look to You Tour".[4] At the end of the rehearsal, the tour's title was changed to "Nothing But Love World Tour" with an "official" commencement in February 2010. Houston explained the meaning behind her tour's title is how she overcame her tough times. "I chose this title because what I had under any circumstance was love […] I wouldn't have overcome tough time without my mom and my daughter. My daughter is especially like a friend who supported me and stayed with me at the studio when I was working on the album".[5]

The Perth shows in Australia were cancelled due to not enough trucks available to bring her stage equipment west. AC/DC and George Michael tours had taken up 95% of the available air ride trucks.[6] Instead, she announced her first ever New Zealand concert on 6 March at the New Plymouth TSB Bowl of Brooklands, which was also cancelled due to promoter disputes.[7]

Brisbane criticism and controversy

On February 22, the opening night of the Australian leg of Houston's tour suffered scathing reviews from fans and critics alike. Her night in the Brisbane Entertainment Center was very poorly received, with many fans reportedly walking out in the beginning of the show.[8] Houston vocal condition was described as croaky and hoarse, with many fans claiming they would demand a full refund. One fan said "She couldn't entertain a dead rat", while another said it was the worst concert of their life and deemed the show, laughable.[9] Another action which came under fire from fans was when Houston paused her signature song I Will Always Love You for many moments while she toweled herself, and went to get a drink of water. Houston was said to be disoriented and in poor vocal and mental condition, as she couldn't remember her band's name.[10][11]

Houston's promoter has blamed her addiction to smoking for her recent performances. He said "She's comfortable with the show she's performing. She knows she's not hitting every note like she used to. But it's value for money; it's Whitney Houston, warts and all."[12]

Critical Reception

Regardless of Brisbane show controversy, Whitney continued the tour in Australia, and got better reviews for her three shows in Melbourne and Adelaide.[13] In addition to the official setlist, Houston surprised fans by singing impromptu parts of favorites such as 'I Have Nothing' (with a fan), 'Jesus Loves Me', 'God Will Take Care of You', and 'Who Would Imagine a King' as part of an on-stage birthday celebration for her daughter who turned 17.[14]

Opening acts


  • Houston replaced "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)" with "Step By Step" during her performance at the Ice Palace in St. Petersburg
  • During her performance at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Seoul (February 7, 2010), Houston switched "I Look To You" for "How Will I Know"
  • Before Houston performs, "Missing You", she sings brief excerpts of "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" and "The Way You Make Me Feel" as a tribute to Michael Jackson
  • When Houston performs "I Will Always Love You" the second verse and saxophone bridge are removed.
  • For her performance at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne (March 1, 2010) she removed "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)" and "If I Told You That" from the setlist. She performed "I Look To You" in the place of "I Didn't Know My Own Strength". She also performed part of "Like I Never Left" and before the Acoustic Medley she performed the intro of "Song For You" before singing excerpts of "Never Can Say Goodbye" and "The Way You Make Me Feel". She removed "Missing You" from the Set-list and replaced it with another gospel ballad.

Tour dates

Date City Country Venue
Europe [16][17]
December 9, 2009 Moscow Russia Olimpiyskiy
December 12, 2009 St. Petersburg Ice Palace
Asia [16][17][18][19][20]
February 6, 2010 Seoul Republic of Korea Olympic Gymnastics Arena
February 7, 2010
February 11, 2010 Tokyo Japan Saitama Super Arena
February 13, 2010
February 14, 2010
February 17, 2010 Osaka Osaka-jō Hall
February 18, 2010
February 22, 2010 Brisbane Australia Brisbane Entertainment Centre
February 24, 2010 Sydney Acer Arena
February 27, 2010 Pokolbin Hope Estate Winery Amphitheatre
March 1, 2010 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
March 4, 2010 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre
March 6, 2010 Melbourne The Plenary
Europe [16][17][23]
April 6, 2010 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
April 8, 2010 Manchester England Manchester Evening News Arena
April 9, 2010
April 11, 2010 Glasgow Scotland Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre
April 13, 2010 Birmingham England LG Arena
April 14, 2010 Nottingham Trent FM Arena Nottingham
April 17, 2010 Dublin Ireland The O2
April 18, 2010
April 20, 2010
April 22, 2010 Newcastle England Metro Radio Arena
April 25, 2010 London The O2
April 26, 2010
April 28, 2010
April 30, 2010 Adeje Spain Campo de Golf Costa Adeje
May 3, 2010 Milan Italy Mediolanum Forum di Assago
May 4, 2010 Rome PalaLottomatica
May 9, 2010 Zurich Switzerland Hallenstadion
May 10, 2010 Geneva SEG Geneva Arena
May 12, 2010 Berlin Germany O2 World
May 13, 2010 Leipzig Arena Leipzig
May 16, 2010 Hannover TUI Arena
May 17, 2010 Hamburg Color Line Arena
May 19, 2010 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle
May 21, 2010 Munich Germany Olympiahalle
May 22, 2010 Stuttgart Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
May 24, 2010 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis
May 26, 2010 Oberhausen Germany König Pilsener Arena
May 27, 2010 Nuremberg Nuremberg Arena
May 29, 2010 Mannheim SAP Arena
May 31, 2010 Frankfurt Festhalle
June 3, 2010 Copenhagen Denmark Forum Copenhagen
June 4, 2010
June 6, 2010 Stavanger Norway Sørmarka Arena
June 8, 2010 Stockholm Sweden Ericsson Globe
June 10, 2010 Helsinki Finland Hartwall Arena


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