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World Domination Tour
World Domination Tour.jpg
World Domination Tour official poster.
Tour by Pussycat Dolls
Supporting album Doll Domination
Start date January 18, 2009
End date December 1, 2009
Legs 4
Shows 86
Pussycat Dolls tour chronology
PCD World Tour
(2006-07)
World Domination Tour
(2009)

The World Domination Tour[1][2] (also known as the Doll Domination Tour) is the second concert tour by American girl group Pussycat Dolls to support their second studio album Doll Domination. The tour reached Europe, Asia and Oceania. The group toured North America as the opening act for Britney Spears' 2009 tour.

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Background

On July 31, 2008, while promoting the album in Asia, the group announced that a tour in support of the album would begin in early 2009, visiting the Europe, Asia, Australia and South America. Dates were announced following the album's release.

It was later confirmed on E! News at the opening of the new Pussycat Doll Lounge by Robin Antin, the group's founder, that the tour would begin in Europe in late January 2009, and then visit Asia and Australia in April 2009, before finishing up in the U.S. at the end of the Summer. This has slightly changed since her comments. Robin also confirmed that it would be a co-headlined tour with another major act, similar to the groups 2005 tour with the Black Eyed Peas, 2006 tour with Rihanna and 2007 they opened the Back to Basics Tour with Christina Aguilera. This will be Britney Spears on her 2009 American leg of her The Circus Starring: Britney Spears tour.

On August 28, 2008 Ne-Yo confirmed on UK radio station 95.8 Capital FM that he would be touring with the group throughout 2009 in support of his latest album Year of the Gentleman. He said that the tour was going to be called "Dolls & Gentlemen: An Evening with Ne-Yo and the Pussycat Dolls", but that this wasn't confirmed and in the end proved untrue. He also went on to explain that the show would feature sets from both acts, but that they 'would share the stage at some points too'. Tickets went on sale after both acts release their albums. He stated the tour would kick off in January and that it would visit London, Paris, Amsterdam and other European cities.

The tour began on the 18 January 2009 in Aberdeen, Scotland. In March 3, they toured in The Circus Starring: Britney Spears tour. as an opening act for Britney Spears. At the end of the North American leg the proceeded to Oceania, Asia, North America and re-visited some European cities. The tour officially ended at Beirut in July 13. Two dates were canceled due the hiatus of the Pussycat Dolls.

Opening acts

Setlist

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Pussycat Dolls performing "Buttons".

Doll Domination (Video Introduction) (contains elements from "Beep", "Buttons", "Dont'Cha", "I Don't Need A Man", "I Hate This Part" and "Takin' Over The World")

  1. "Takin' Over the World" (Instrumental Introduction)
  2. "Beep" (Video Version)
  3. "I Don't Need a Man" (Rock Remix)
  4. "Elevator"
  5. "I Hate This Part" (Dave Aude Dance Hybrid Mix)
  6. "Buttons" (Dave Aude Button Fly Hybrid Mix)
  7. "Wait a Minute"
  8. "Love the Way You Love Me" (Dance Interlude)

Solo Sections (Introductions)

  1. "Space" (Thornton Solo)
  2. "Played" (Roberts Solo)
  3. "Don't Wanna Fall In Love" (Wyatt Solo)
  4. "If I Was a Man" (Sutta Solo)
  5. "Hush Hush; Hush Hush" (contains excerpts from "I Will Survive") (Scherzinger Solo)

Video Interlude (Burlesque Section)

  1. "Hey Big Spender" (Dance Interlude) (contains elements of "Big Spender") (Thornton Solo)
  2. "Whatcha Think About That" (Urban Club Remix)

Dance Interlude

  1. "Whatchamacallit" (Male Dancers) (contains elements from "Dont'Cha")

Costume Change

  1. "Magic"
  2. "Bottle Pop"
  3. "Halo" (Scherzinger Solo)
  4. "Stickwitu"

Encore

  1. "Don't Cha" (contains excerpts from "Show Me Love")
  2. "When I Grow Up" (Dave Aude Hybrid Mix)

Concert Synopsis

It begins with a video showing the Pussycat Dolls riding on motorcycles and passing through countries indicating them dominating the world. After the video they appear at the stage on motorcycles and begin performing "Takin' Over The World". After they perform "Beep" accompanied with male dancers. During the second post chorus Ashley Roberts, Jessica Sutta, Kimberly Wyatt share vocals. They continue to perform "I Don't Need A Man" with a new remix, "Elevator", and "I Hate This Part". Then they leave for a costume change.

They appear on stage with poles and perform "Buttons" . After their performance they introduce themselves individually and later perform "Wait A Minute". During "Love The Way You Love Me" Scherzinger stays and talks to the crowd. She later introduces the four girls for their solo songs.

Melody Thornton starts with her solo "Space" wearing a white jumpsuit. She starts with an a cappella singing the first verse and then continues the song with 2 dancers. Later Ashley Roberts sings "Played" during the song there is a new piece of music and she dance along with the male dancers. As she finishes she introduces to the next Doll which is Kimberly singing "Don't Wanna Fall In Love". During the song she dances' with dancers and does the her signature move the leg lift. Later Jessica comes on stage carried by male dancers singing "If I Was A Man' wearing a silver bodysuit with black stripes and black trousers with vertical silver stripes. During the middle before the end the dancers remove her trousers revealing her bodysuit. She exits the stage and later appears Nicole singing Hush Hush wearing a gold dress.

Next there is a video with Nicole telling the Pussycat Dolls history and introducing the rest of the girls to a burlesque dance. Roberts, Sutta, and Wyatt come on stage in doll box and the male dancers at the stairs wearing sailor outfits. As the song proceeds Melody Thornton enters the stage singing "Hey Big Spender". Later on Nicole Scherzinger enters and they perform "Whatcha Think About That". After the Old-School section the male dancers appear and do a dance interlude to the song "Whatchamcalit". After the costume change they continue to perform "Magic" and "Bottle Pop". At the end of "Bottle Pop" Nicole leaves with the male dancers and the rest of the girls stay and have a Bottle Pop contest. 4 pre-selected fans come on stage. Later Nicole sings Halo with back-up dancers and after the rest of the girls join her to song "Stickwitu".

At the Encore they perform two of their greatest hits "Don't Cha" and When I Grow Up". At the end of the show they all bow down to the audience and exit the stage.

Additional Notes

  • "Love The Way You Love Me" was performed only in Aberdeen. Interlude elsewhere.
  • On 28 January, 2009, during the Bottle Pop Contest Robin Antin was a guest.
  • On February 9, 2009 at Amsterdam, Netherlands during the performance of Hush Hush; Hush Hush, Nicole Scherzinger had a wardrobe malfunction. The incident received thousands of views in Youtube and got attention by many blogs.
  • On March 11, 2009 "Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)" was added to the set list and they also re-arranged some of the songs.
  • On March 23, 2009 The Pussycat Dolls did not perform due to Nicole being sick.[4]
  • On May 5, 2009 Girlicious performed instead of The Pussycat Dolls. Their final official show of this tour was May 3, 2009.
  • On May 22, 2009 in Sydney Jessica Sutta broke her rib during the performance in Hush Hush; Hush Hush. She performed once more in the second show in Melbourne, but fractured her rib completely.
  • Melody Thornton also had an injury, braking her knee. Canceling all Asian dates. Later it was known that only Taiwan show would be rescheduled and all Asian dates would perform as they were planned.

Tour dates

Date City Country Venue
Europe[2][5]
January 18, 2009 Aberdeen Scotland Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre
January 19, 2009 Glasgow Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre
January 21, 2009 Newcastle England Metro Radio Arena
January 22, 2009 Birmingham National Indoor Arena
January 24, 2009 Nottingham Trent FM Arena Nottingham
January 25, 2009 Bournemouth Bournemouth International Centre
January 27, 2009 London The O2 Arena
January 28, 2009
January 29, 2009 Manchester Manchester Evening News Arena
January 30, 2009 Cardiff Wales Cardiff International Arena
February 1, 2009 Dublin Ireland The O2
February 3, 2009 Belfast Northern Ireland King's Hall Exhibition and Conference Centre
February 5, 2009 Sheffield England Sheffield Arena
February 6, 2009 Liverpool Liverpool Echo Arena
February 8, 2009 Paris France Le Zénith
February 9, 2009 Amsterdam Netherlands Heineken Music Hall
February 10, 2009 Frankfurt Germany Centennial Hall
February 12, 2009 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion
February 13, 2009 Brussels Belgium Forest National
February 14, 2009 Munich Germany Zenith
February 15, 2009 Esch-sur-Alzette Luxembourg Rockhal
February 17, 2009 Monte Carlo Monaco Grimaldi Forum
February 18, 2009 Düsseldorf Germany Philips Halle
February 19, 2009 Berlin Germany Max-Schmeling-Halle
February 21, 2009 Prague Czech Republic Tesla Arena
February 23, 2009 Vienna Austria Gasometer
February 24, 2009 Bratislava Slovakia Incheba Expo Arena
February 25, 2009 Belgrade Serbia Belgrade Arena
Opening Act For The Circus Starring: Britney Spears [6]
March 3, 2009 New Orleans United States New Orleans Arena
March 5, 2009 Atlanta Philips Arena
March 7, 2009 Miami American Airlines Arena
March 8, 2009 Tampa St. Pete Times Forum
March 11, 2009 Uniondale Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
March 13, 2009 Newark Prudential Center
March 14, 2009
March 16, 2009 Boston TD Banknorth Garden
March 18, 2009 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre
March 19, 2009
March 20, 2009 Montreal Bell Centre
March 23, 2009 Uniondale United States Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum [f]
March 24, 2009 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center
March 27, 2009 Pittsburgh Mellon Arena
March 30, 2009 Houston Toyota Center
March 31, 2009 Dallas American Airlines Center
April 2, 2009 Kansas City Sprint Center
April 3, 2009 Minneapolis Target Center
April 9, 2009 Tacoma Tacoma Dome
April 11, 2009 Sacramento ARCO Arena
April 12, 2009 San Jose HP Pavilion at San Jose
April 14, 2009 Salt Lake City EnergySolutions Arena
April 16, 2009 Los Angeles Staples Center
April 17, 2009
April 19, 2009 Anaheim Honda Center
April 20, 2009
April 22, 2009 Oakland Oracle Arena
April 24, 2009 Phoenix, Arizona Jobing.com Arena
April 25, 2009 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena
April 28, 2009 Chicago Allstate Arena
April 29, 2009
April 30, 2009 Columbus Jerome Schottenstein Center
May 2, 2009 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena
May 3, 2009
Oceania [5]
May 16, 2009 Auckland New Zealand Vector Arena
May 19, 2009 Brisbane Australia Brisbane Entertainment Centre
May 21, 2009 Newcastle Newcastle Entertainment Centre
May 22, 2009 Sydney Acer Arena
May 23, 2009
May 26, 2009 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
May 27, 2009
May 28, 2009 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre
May 30, 2009 Perth Burswood Dome
Asia[2][5]
June 2, 2009 Jakarta Indonesia Istora Senayan
June 4, 2009 Singapore City Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium
June 6, 2009 Seoul Korea Olpark Soccer Stadium [7]
June 11, 2009 Manila Philippines Mall Of Asia Concert Grounds
North America
June 13, 2009 Honolulu United States Neal Blaisdell Arena
June 27, 2009 Las Vegas The Pearl Concert Theater
Europe
July 17, 2009 Suffolk England Newmarket Racecourse
July 18, 2009 Killarney Ireland Fitzgerald Stadium
July 22, 2009 Liverpool England Echo Arena
July 24, 2009 Northampton Silverstone Circuit/ Silverstone Classic
July 25, 2009 Kent Quex Park
July 29, 2009 Esher Sandown Park
Asia
July 31, 2009 Beirut Lebanon BIEL
September 25, 2009 Taipei Taiwan Taipei Show Hall (Cancelled)
December 1, 2009 Bangkok Thailand Indoor Stadium Huamark (Cancelled)

Canceled dates

  • The Taiwan concert was re-scheduled from June 7 to September 25 but due the hiatus of the Pussycat Dolls the show was canceled.
  • For the same reason Bangkok show was canceled.

Box office score data

Venue City Tickets Sold / Available Gross Revenue
Metro Radio Arena Newcastle 9,500 / 9,500 (100%) $436,100
National Indoor Arena Birmingham 11,494 / 11,494 (100%) $517,217
Trent FM Arena Nottingham 7,955 / 7,955 (100%) $343,835
Bournemouth International Centre Bournemouth 4,323 / 4,323 (100%) $179,128
O2 Arena London 28,305 / 28,305 (100%) $1,285,759
Cardiff International Arena Cardiff 7,434 / 7,434 (100%) $343,835
The O2 Dublin 12,417 / 12,417 (100%) $751,286
King's Hall Exhibition & Conference Centre Belfast 7,331 / 7,331 (100%) $377,315
Sheffield Arena Sheffield 10,041 / 10,041 (100%) $434,768
Liverpool Echo Arena Liverpool 9,543 / 9,543 (100%) $415,705
Forest National Brussels 8,000 / 8,000 (100%) $390,974
Heineken Music Hall Amsterdam 5,547 / 5,547 (100%) $264,541
TOTAL 14,237,323/ 14,237,323 (100%) $147,562,531

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