14 Feb 2000 – 18 Apr 2000
| February 14, 2000 (2000-02-14)|
April 18, 2000 (2000-04-18)
6 in Europe
4 in Asia
9 in North America
7.1 million USD (North American Leg)
The Rainbow World Tour was a concert tour in 2000 by American recording artist Mariah Carey, and supports her ninth studio album Rainbow. The trek started in Europe on February 14, in Antwerp, Belgium, also an itinerary that included North America and ended on April 18, in Toronto. The tour's nine-date North American leg grossed $7.1 million according to Billboard.
Rainbow World Tour Wikipedia
The Rainbow Tour marked Carey's first tour in the U.S. in seven years since her 1993 Music Box Tour garnered a flurry of bad initial reviews. In addition to visiting more European countries, Carey also visited Singapore for the first time. During this tour, Carey debuted new songs from the Rainbow album such as: "Can't Take That Away (Mariah's Theme)", "Heartbreaker", "Thank God I Found You" and much more, including some of her biggest hits. Once again, longtime friend Trey Lorenz was featured as a backup singer.
The tour received generally mixed reviews, especially in the United States. Of the debut American performance at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Variety said: "Mariah Carey's show begs for either simplicity or coherency." Of the United Center performance, and reflecting that this was the first time Mariah was scantily clad touring, The Chicago Sun-Times said that Carey had "been transformed from a wannabe Whitney to a wannabe Britney", and called her approach to concert performance "difficult to fathom" considering she was "the only artist to have scored a No. 1 hit in every year of the '90s, selling some 125 million records worldwide."Vernon Black
Keyboards: Eric Daniels
Background & featured vocalist: Trey Lorenz
Background vocals: Melonie Daniels, MaryAnn Tatum, Tracy Harris