Total Request Live Tour
The Total Request Live Tour (also known as MTV's TRL Tour) was a co-headlining tour featuring American groups, 3LW, Destiny's Child, Dream, St. Lunatics and American artists Eve and Nelly. Jessica Simpson joined the tour for select dates before venturing off to her own solo tour. Her slot was later taken by City High.
|Tour by Various Artists|
|Start date||July 18, 2001|
|End date||September 21, 2001|
|No. of shows||39 in North America|
The tour ran during the summer of 2001, playing over 30 shows in the United States and Canada. Many dates were cancelled as an outcome of the 9/11 attacks. This was the first and only edition of the tour.
MTV first positioned a concert series, featuring various acts performing in major markets throughout the U.S.. The idea was to take big names popular on the network and up and coming acts exposure to an arena-sized audience. In 1999, TLC, Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears were rumored to perform together on an MTV-sponsored tour. However, these plans were never confirmed or denied by MTV.
Years later, as the success of TRL continued to grow, it was proposed to move the show from its Time Square headquarters. The proposal to host live shows at various summer tourist spots (similar to MTV Spring Break). This concept later evolved into the Total Request Live Tour.
Destiny's Child served as the headlining act. Newcomers 3LW, City High and Dream were featured alongside Jessica Simpson, Eve and Nelly with the St. Lunatics. Simpson's final show was on August 4, 2001. City High was brought in on August 9, 2001.
The show followed the TRL format. It featured Solange Knowles as the host and emcee. TRL host Carson Daly was featured via video screens to introduce the show. In-between acts, music videos and paid advertisements would play on the video screens.
The tour initially was set for nearly 50 shows in the U.S. and Canada. After the 9/11 attacks, several dates were cancelled as a response to security risks for flying. Thus, the last show of the tour was in Denver, Colorado. A special show was planned to honor the victims of the 9/11 attacks. One of the cancelled shows in Honolulu was reversed. The special show featured Forté and DisGuyz as opening acts and Destiny's Child as the sole headliner.
Due to strong sales, it was believed the tour would formulate into an annual event. A 2002 tour was penciled yet cancelled before any plans were made.
- 3Gs (select dates)
- Lil J (select dates)
- Forté (Honolulu)
- DisGuyz (Honolulu)
- Jessica Simpson
- "Hot Like Fire"
- "I Think I'm in Love with You"
- "I Never"
- "I Wanna Love You Forever"
- "A Little Bit"
- City High
- Nelly and the St. Lunatics
- Destiny's Child
- "Independent Women Part I"
- "No, No, No (Part 2)"
- "Bug a Boo"
- "Bills, Bills, Bills"
- "The Story of Beauty" (Rowland solo)
- "O-o-h Child" (Williams solo)
- "Dangerously in Love" (Knowles solo)
- "Thank You, Lord" / "You've Been So Good" / "Jesus Loves Me" / "Total Praise"
- "Say My Name"
- "Nasty Girl"
- "Proud Mary"
- "Jumpin', Jumpin'"
- "Happy Face"
- Cancellations and rescheduled shows
|July 25, 2001||Buffalo, New York||Buffalo Niagara Convention Center||Moved to the HSBC Arena|
|August 5, 2001||Dallas, Texas||Reunion Arena||Moved to the Smirnoff Music Centre|
|August 15, 2001||Nashville, Tennessee||AmSouth Amphitheatre||Rescheduled to August 21, 2001|
|August 19, 2001||Miami, Florida||American Airlines Arena||Moved to the National Car Rental Center in Sunrise, Florida|
|August 22, 2001||Noblesville, Indiana||Verizon Wireless Music Center||Rescheduled to August 25, 2001|
|August 25, 2001||Cleveland, Ohio||Gund Arena||Rescheduled to August 22, 2001|
|August 29, 2001||Lancaster, California||Lancaster Municipal Stadium||Cancelled|
|August 30, 2001||Chula Vista, California||Coors Amphitheatre||Moved to the San Diego Sports Arena in San Diego|
|September 12, 2001||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada||General Motors Place||Cancelled following the September 11 attacks|
|September 13, 2001||Seattle||KeyArena||Cancelled following the September 11 attacks|
|September 14, 2001||Portland, Oregon||Rose Garden Arena||Cancelled following the September 11 attacks|
|September 15, 2001||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada||General Motors Place||Rescheduled to September 12, 2001|
|September 15, 2001||Mountain View, California||Shoreline Amphitheatre||Cancelled following the September 11 attacks|
|September 17, 2001||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada||Skyreach Centre||Cancelled following the September 11 attacks|
|September 19, 2001||Anchorage, Alaska||Sullivan Arena||Cancelled following the September 11 attacks|
|September 23, 2001||Honolulu, Hawaii||Blaisdell Arena||Cancelled|
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