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Live At The Pearl

Angels Advocate Tour
Mariah Carey
Associated album Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel
Start date December 31, 2009
End date September 26, 2010
Legs 2
Shows 23 in North America
1 in South America
1 in Africa
1 in Asia
Mariah Carey tour chronology
The Adventures of Mimi
Angels Advocate Tour

The Angels Advocate Tour[1] is the seventh concert tour by American R&B singer Mariah Carey, in support of her twelfth studio album, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel. The tour visited North America, also Egypt, Brazil and Singapore. The tour grossed a total $9,100,000 from its North American leg[2] and received generally positive reviews from critics.[3][4]


After performing a set of promotional shows at The Pearl Concert Theater, rumors circulated in the media of Carey's forthcoming arena tour. In December 2009, the tour was official announced by Carey's official website and Twitter page, under the title "Angels' Advocate Tour".[5][6] The name is linked to a song from her recent album Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, "Angels Cry" which has since been remixed to feature Ne-Yo and released while Carey was on tour. This was her first concert tour since her The Adventures of Mimi Tour in 2006. Dates were only slated for the U.S., Canada, and a private concert in Egypt.[7] However, Carey was hoping to visit the UK and Australia later in the year.

Opening acts

  • New Year's Eve concert: RydaznRtist, Trey Songz, DJ Suss[8]
  • North America: RydaznRtist, DJ Suss

Set list

  1. "Butterfly" / "Daydream Interlude" (Intro)
  2. "Shake It Off"
  3. "Touch My Body"
  4. "Don't Forget About Us"
  5. "Fly Like a Bird"
  6. "I Want to Know What Love Is"
  7. "Make it Happen"
  8. "Angels Cry"
  9. "Always Be My Baby"
  10. "It's Like That"
  11. "The Impossible"
  12. "Love Hangover" / "Heartbreaker"
  13. "Honey"
  14. "It's a Wrap"
  15. "My All"
  16. "Emotions"
  17. "Obsessed"
  18. "Up Out My Face"
  19. "H.A.T.E.U."
  20. "We Belong Together"


  1. "Hero"

Tour dates

Date City Country Venue
North America[9][10][11]
December 31, 2009 New York City United States 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 Canada Bell Centre
February 6, 2010 Ottawa Scotiabank Place
February 9, 2010 Toronto Air Canada Centre
February 10, 2010 Columbus United States Jerome Schottenstein Center
February 13, 2010 Chicago Chicago Theatre
February 14, 2010
February 17, 2010 Houston Verizon Wireless Theater
February 18, 2010 Grand Prairie Nokia Theatre
February 20, 2010 Phoenix Dodge Theater
February 23, 2010 Los Angeles Gibson Amphitheatre
February 24, 2010
February 26, 2010 Oakland Oracle Arena
February 27, 2010 Las Vegas The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
May 17, 2010 Giza Necropolis Egypt Pyramids
South America[13]
August 21, 2010 Barretos Brazil Festa do Peão de Boiadeiro
September 26, 2010 Singapore Republic of Singapore Marina Bay Street Circuit

A proposed concert for February 16, 2010 at Northrop Auditorium in Minneapolis was canceled, since no promoter was found to promote the concert.[14][15]

Box Office Score Data

Venue City Tickets Sold / Available Gross Revenue
Madison Square Garden New York City 11,543/ 11,831 (97.5%) $1,224,734[16]
Fox Theatre Atlanta 2,833 / 3,719 (76.2%) $305,940[17]
Fox Theatre Detroit 3,828 / 4,842 (76.8%) $284,642[17]
Hard Rock Live Hollywood 5,770 / 5,770 (100%) $527,640[16]
DAR Construction Hall Washington D.C. 2,430 / 3,166 (76.8%) $216,247[17]
Tower Theatre Upper Darby 2,466/ 3,116 (79.1%) $216,675[17]
Bell Centre Montreal 3,806 / 4,750 (80.1%) $400,275[17]
Scotiabank Place Ottawa 2,443 / 3,100 (78.8%) $210,220[17]
Air Canada Centre Toronto 6,250 / 8,000 (78.1%) $658,074[17]
Chicago Theatre Chicago 7,034 / 7,034 (100%) $726,591[17]
Verizon Wireless Theatre Houston 2,505 / 2,627 (95.4%) $247,668[17]
NOKIA Theatre Grand Prairie 5,357 / 6,301 (85%) $347,544[17]
Dodge Theater Phoenix 4,860 / 4,860 (100%) $319,355[17]
Gibson Amphitheatre Los Angeles 10,741 / 11,882 (90.4%) $1,107,515[17]
Oracle Arena Oakland 7,532 / 7,788 (96.7%) $702,953[16]
The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Las Vegas 4,053 / 4,053 (100%) $552,188[17]
Festa do Peão de Boiadeiro Barretos 50,000 / 50,000 (100%)[18]
LG Live at 2010 Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix Singapore 100,000 / 100,000 (100%)[19]
TOTAL 242,167 / 255,627 (94.7%) $8,781,214+ (US Dates)

The tour grossed $9,100,000 in its short run in the United States.[2]

Average Box Office Gross per City: $539,283 Average Ticket Price: $100.82[20]

Critical reception

Critical reception to the tour has been generally positive, with most reviewers admiring Carey's live vocals.[21][22] A review from The Palm Beach Post described Carey's vocals as being "strong, assured and, as usual, eerily effortless" [23] a sentiment that was additionally reflected in Chris Azzopardi's review of the Detroit date for Pride Source that commented; "You attend a Mariah Carey concert to be in the dreamlike presence of a super-diva, not expecting to be wooed by artful razzle-dazzle or the singer's dexterous dance moves. Those aerobics are in her voice, a supreme many-octave instrument that worked for 95 minutes during her "Angels Advocate Tour" Monday at the Fox Theatre in Detroit."[24] Lauren Carter of the Boston Herald also praised Carey's vocals, stating that "'My All,' the gospel-inspired 'Fly Like a Bird' and early career hit 'Emotions' were all powerhouse stunners, boasting the mix of smoky tones, soulful trills and high-octave whistles that have become her trademark." [11] Critics praised Carey's ability to vocally deliver despite experiencing a cold on several dates with Jason Richards of Toronto Now's article aptly titled 'Mariah fights through cold for ACC performance' commenting that "Mariah Carey's cold was a running theme at the singer's Air Canada Centre show", before going on to say "It's a testament to her vocal talent, then, that Mariah still managed to flex her legendary five-octave range throughout the night." [25]

The set design and set list have also been praised, in particular the mix of "Love Hangover"/"Heartbreaker" and her performances of "We Belong Together" and "Hero".[26] Carey's between-song banter has also been the subject of much praise with an MTV review commenting that "Throughout the night, her between-song banter felt light, honest and steadfastly lucid, in stark contrast to recent well-publicized bouts of public babbling. Her intimate connection with her fans was palpable from start to finish"[27] and a review from the Los Angeles Times stating "her transparent blend of vocal talent and goofy charisma seems appealingly old-fashioned."[28] Sarah Rodman from the Boston Globe commented that the show was "precisely that mix of diva and daffiness that endears Carey to her fans and that worked to make the hour-and-40-minute show a captivating mix of sparkle, silliness, and vocal pyrotechnics."[29]

Live at the Pearl

Live at The Pearl
Concert by Mariah Carey
Promotional poster for Carey's Las Vegas show
Venue Pearl Concert Theater
Associated album Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel
Date(s) September 11, 2009 – September 12, 2009
October 9, 2009 – October 10, 2009

Live at the Pearl, also known as Mariah Carey: Live in Las Vegas was a four-evening promotional concert by American singer-songwriter, Mariah Carey. The concerts were showcased at the Pearl Concert Theater in Las Vegas.


It was rumored in early July 2009 that Carey would perform a mini-residency at The Palms Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.[30]

Carey announced the end of July on her official website that she was going to do four concerts (September 11 and 12 and October 9 and 10, 2009) at The Palms Resort & Casino in Las Vegas in the 2,500-seat Pearl Concert Theatre.[31]

For the September shows, Carey performed her debut single "Obsessed" from her current album Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel as well as the second single "I Want to Know What Love Is". Carey also debuted two other songs from Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, which were "Angels Cry" and "Up Out My Face". Carey and back-in singer–friend Trey Lorenz sang Michael Jackson's song "Rock With You" as a tribute to him.

For the October shows, Carey changed the set list slightly. The first five songs stayed remained unchanged, however Always Be My Baby was removed and an a capella snippet of the Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel song "The Impossible" was sung instead. The rest of the songs after stayed the same, apart from "H.A.T.E.U." which was sung after "Up Out My Face."

On the second night of the October shows, Carey made a further two changes to the set list. This time she switched "Fly Like A Bird" for "I Want to Know What Love Is" and sung an a capella snippet of a Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel song, "It's A Wrap", after "Touch My Body". Also on the second night (October 10, 2009) Carey brought two fans on stage, for the first gay proposal during a concert – causing worldwide coverage and excitement that Mariah did this. Watch the proposal here:[32] this also had worldwide media coverage seen here:[33]

Set list

Broadcasts and recordings

The September 11 and 12 concerts were filmed and later broadcast worldwide in over 200 countries and on 235 devices.[34] A news report read:

The digital version included 10 songs from the concert, and lasts approximately 45 minutes and was priced at $9.99.[35]

Steve Bartels, President/COO, Island Def Jam Music Group said of the event:

For promotional use, one minute clips of "Obsessed" and "I Want To Know What Love Is" were recorded at the September shows. A trailer was also created for promotional purposes for her Japanese fans.[36]


External links

  • Carey's Official Site
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