Mariah Carey has confirmed the dates for her scaled back summer tour, which has been moved from arenas to theaters. The Charmbracelet Tour 2003 - An Intimate Evening will begin July 26 in Las Vegas an
Mariah Carey has confirmed the dates for her scaled back summer tour, which has been moved from arenas to theaters. The Charmbracelet Tour 2003 - An Intimate Evening will begin July 26 in Las Vegas and wrap Sept. 23 in Manchester, N.H. Fans will be able to request songs for each show via Carey's online fanclub, Honey B. Fly, members of which will get first crack at show tickets.
"I am passionate about doing something more intimate for my fans," Carey said in a statement. "I'm used to doing arena tours and for me this is a whole new experience. This is about my music and my fans."
"She'll have the same band, minus the bells and whistles," Carey's agent John Marx told Billboard in May. "She's going to bring it back to what Mariah's all about: the music."
Carey will visit a handful of arenas, seating for which will be modified to approximate a large theater setting. Some outdoor venues are also on tap, including Red Rocks outside Denver and the C.W. Mitchell Pavilion outside Houston.
Carey is touring in support of her 2003 MonarC/Island debut, "Charmbracelet," which has sold 1 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The artist's collaboration with Busta Rhymes, "I Know What You Want," is No. 4 on Billboard's Hot 100. As previously reported, that song will be tacked onto an expanded edition of "Charmbracelet," which Island will release on July 29.
Here are Mariah Carey's tour dates:
July 26: Las Vegas (Caesar's Colosseum)
July 29: Chicago (United Center)
Aug. 1: St. Louis (Fox Theatre)
Aug. 3: Cleveland (Scene Theatre)
Aug. 7: Toronto (Sears Theatre)
Aug. 10: Morrison, Colo. (Red Rocks)
Aug. 13, 15: Oakland (Paramount Theatre)
Aug. 18, 20: Los Angeles (Universal Amphitheatre)
Aug. 23: Phoenix (Dodge Theatre)
Aug. 26: Dallas (Next Stage)
Aug. 28: The Woodlands, Texas (C.W. Mitchell Pavilion)
Aug. 30: Orlando, Fla. (Bob Carr PAC)
Sept. 1: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Broward PAC)
Sept. 3: Tampa, Fla. (Tampa PAC)
Sept. 8: Boston (Wang Center)
Sept. 10: Philadelphia (Tower Theatre)
Sept. 12: Wallingford, Conn. (Oakdale Theatre)
Sept. 18: New York (Radio City Music Hall)
Sept. 20: Atlantic City, N.J. (Mark Etess Arena)
Sept. 23: Manchester, N.H. (Verizon Wireless Center)