Back to Basics Tour

Dates: November 17, 2006 – July 27, 2007
Legs: 4
Shows:
77

Back to Basics Tour was a concert tour to support Christina Aguilera’s third album Back to Basics. The tour was considered to be Aguilera’s biggest and most extravagant of her entire career.

All Concerts in the tour have been filmed for, what Aguilera said was her “Personal Collection” however a DVD is due out on February 5, 2008., And not the original date due to a copyright argument with the management, and, much like the Stripped Live in the UK, is expected to accompany a full length Show, from the Australian tour Show in Sydney. The DVD is named Back to Basics: Live and Down Under.

Setlist 1920’s Flapper

  1. Video Introduction: Intro / Back to Basics
  2. Ain’t No Other Man
  3. Back in the Day
  4. Understand
  5. Come On Over (All I Want Is You) (Jazz Version)
  6. Slow Down Baby
  7. Still Dirrty / Can’t Hold Us Down

Juke Joint

  1. Video Interlude: I Got Trouble
  2. Makes Me Wanna Pray
  3. What a Girl Wants (Reggae Version)
  4. Oh Mother

Circus

  1. Enter the Circus / Welcome
  2. Dirrty (Circus Version)
  3. Candyman
  4. Nasty Naughty Boy
  5. Hurt
  6. Lady Marmalade

Encore

  1. Video Interlude: Thank You (Dedication to Fans…)
  2. Beautiful
  3. Fighter

Band

  • Sha’n Favors
  • Sasha Allen(American Leg and Pacific Leg)
  • Erika Jerry
  • Belle Johnson(European Leg)
  • Musical Director: Rob Lewis
  • Guitar: Tariqh Akoni (European Leg)
  • Guitar: Errol Cooney (American Leg and Pacific Leg)
  • Bass: Ethan Farmer
  • Drums: Brian Frasier Moore
  • Saxophone: Randy Ellis
  • Saxophone: Miguel Gandelman
  • Trumpet: Ray Monteiro
  • Trombone: Garrett Smith
  • Percussion: Ray Yslas

Dancers

  • Paul Kirkland
  • Kiki Ely
  • Tiana Brown
  • Dres Reid
  • Gilbert Saldivar
  • Monique Slaughter
  • Nikki Tuazon
  • Marcel Wilson

Opening acts

  • Nizlopi and Akala – UK
  • Jan Delay – Germany, Switzerland, Austria
  • Kaye Styles – Belgium & Netherlands
  • Bob Sinclar – France
  • Pussycat Dolls and Danity Kane – USA & Canada
  • Ivy & Lee Min Woo – South Korea
  • Mikey Bustos, Kris Lawrence and Philippine All Star Dancers – Philippines
  • Lowrider – Australia

Trivia

 

Christina’s second Melbourne, Australia show on Saturday July 28th was originally postponed to Sunday July 29th due to illness. Christina’s health didn’t improve in time for the postponed concert and it was decided that Christina Aguilera would cancel her last two shows in Melbourne due to a viral upper respiratory tract infection with a high fever and abnormal coughing. She later canceled her final two dates in Auckland where her tour would wrap.

At Christina’s first Melbourne, Australia show on Friday July 27th, she stated that she was feeling a bit under the weather and asked the crowd to bear with her as the night went on. Christina did not sing “Makes Me Wanna Pray”, “What a Girl Wants” and “Oh Mother”.

Before the beginning of her show in Adelaide, Australia, stage managers walked out onto stage and commented that the filming of her DVD was going to commence that night. Cameras were seen by patrons all throughout the night. This occurred on 17 July 2007 The second concert on July 18 was also filmed.

During one of her shows in Philadelphia, actor David Arquette was picked as part of her Nasty Naughty Boy performance.

During the show in Manchester, UK Manchester United player Christiano Ronaldo was spotted in the VIP area with girlfriend Gemma Atkinson

Also, at the Manchester Show, Christina had technical problems with her microphone as she sung a trademark high pitch, the Mic cut out, and then stuttered, before recovering. It was believed by many that the Mic was replaced after that song.

At her Tampa concert, the Pussycat Dolls joined Aguilera for a performance of ‘Nasty Naughty Boy’.

The dates in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney sold out in only 1 hour after the tickets went on sale, so RCA added 3 new dates. The date of Sydney again sold out completely, so they added another one.

During the concert in Los Angeles, Ca. at Staples Center, Will.i.am appeared as a guest to perform Beep along side with the Pussycat Dolls

For the Pacific leg of the tour Christina changed a lot of her costumes for alternative loose-fitting numbers.

During a press conference in Shanghai, China she revealed that her next album will be a single CD. As for the concept she just said “We’re going to keep it short and sweet,”.

Globe Telecoms who is the major sponsor of her Philippine leg reportedly paid her a whopping 40 million Philippine Pesos or $800,000.

Royals were seen attending Christina’s show. During her Singapore show, some fans saw the Sultan of Malaysia sitting in the V.I.P. area, and in Thailand, the granddaughter of the King of Thailand was seen in the V.I.P. area too.

At her Manila concert, Christina was seen thrice picking something from inside her mouth. Some fans speculate that it was gum, some thought it was stray hair.

There was no curtain on the stage in Manila, she wasn’t wearing the jacket for Ain’t No Other Man, and she didn’t wear the red sequin dress whilst performing Makes Me Wanna Pray & Oh Mother.

She was sweating a lot during her show in Manila, and she even confessed to the crowd “It’s hot in Manila…” in a giggly and cute manner.

Fans at the Manila venue tried to sing Beautiful along with Christina, but since she modified the song a bit, both parties were thrown off. It was only until the middle of song that they managed to sing along properly.

Christina had her biggest concert attendance in Manila with an estimate of over 30,000 attendees, even breaking her other international tours.

She thanked the fans in her Manila concert by saying “We Love You” in the Philippines’ national dialect, which is “Mahal Namin Kayo”.

At her Manila show, mild rain began to pour during her finale song Fighter. Fans called it a ‘blessing’.

At her South Korea show (23 and 24 June), she cried while she was starting to sing ‘Beautiful’. There was no ‘Nasty Naughty Boy’ performance and at the end of the show, she said ‘Kamsa Hamnida’ (Thank you) and bowed.

 

Dates

Dates Venue Location
November 17, 2006 Sheffield, United Kingdom Hallam FM Arena
November 20, 2006 Belfast, United Kingdom Odyssey Arena
November 21, 2006 Dublin, Ireland Point Theatre
November 23, 2006 Manchester, United Kingdom MEN Arena
November 24, 2006 Newcastle, United Kingdom Metro Radio Arena
November 26, 2006 Birmingham, United Kingdom National Indoor Arena
November 29, 2006 London, United Kingdom Wembley Arena
November 30, 2006 London, United Kingdom Wembley Arena
December 2, 2006 Rotterdam, Netherlands Ahoy
December 3, 2006 Antwerp, Belgium Sportpaleis Antwerpen
December 5, 2006 Frankfurt, Germany Festhalle
December 6, 2006 Paris, France Bercy
December 8, 2006 Oberhausen, Germany Oberhausen Arena
December 11, 2006 Hamburg, Germany Color Line Arena
December 13, 2006 Stuttgart, Germany Schleyerhalle
December 14, 2006 Zürich, Switzerland Hallenstadion
December 16, 2006 Vienna, Austria Stadthalle
December 17, 2006 Prague, Czech Republic Sazka Arena
North America
February 20, 2007 Houston, United States Toyota Center
February 21, 2007 Dallas, United States American Airlines Center
February 23, 2007 Omaha, United States Qwest Center
February 24, 2007 Kansas City, United States Kemper Arena
February 26, 2007 Denver, United States Pepsi Center
February 28, 2007 Phoenix, United States Jobing.com Arena
March 2, 2007 San Diego, United States iPayOne Center
March 3, 2007 Las Vegas, United States Mandalay Bay Events Center
March 5, 2007 Anaheim, United States Honda Center
March 6, 2007 Los Angeles, United States Staples Center
March 9, 2007 Oakland, United States Oracle Arena
March 10, 2007 San Jose, United States HP Pavilion at San Jose
March 12, 2007 Vancouver, Canada General Motors Place
March 14, 2007 Edmonton, Canada Rexall Place
March 15, 2007 Calgary, Canada Pengrowth Saddledome
March 17, 2007 Winnipeg, Canada MTS Centre
March 19, 2007 Saint Paul, United States Xcel Energy Center
March 23, 2007 New York, United States Madison Square Garden
March 25, 2007 Toronto, Canada Air Canada Centre
March 26, 2007 Ottawa, Canada Scotiabank Place
March 28, 2007 Montreal, Canada Bell Centre
March 30, 2007 Boston, United States TD Banknorth Garden
March 31, 2007 Atlantic City, United States Boardwalk Hall
April 2, 2007 Washington, D.C., United States Verizon Center
April 3, 2007 Philadelphia, United States Wachovia Center
April 5, 2007 East Rutherford, United States Continental Airlines Arena
April 7, 2007 Uniondale, United States Nassau Coliseum
April 9, 2007 Auburn Hills, United States Palace of Auburn Hills
April 11, 2007 Columbus, United States Nationwide Arena
April 13, 2007 Cleveland, United States Wolstein Center
April 14, 2007 Pittsburgh, United States Mellon Arena
April 20, 2007 Milwaukee, United States Bradley Center
April 21, 2007 Chicago, United States Allstate Arena
April 23, 2007 Toronto, Canada Air Canada Centre
April 25, 2007 Providence, United States Dunkin’ Donuts Civic Center
April 27, 2007 Hartford, United States Hartford Civic Center
April 28, 2007 Baltimore, United States 1st Mariner Arena
May 1, 2007 Raleigh, United States RBC Center
May 2, 2007 Duluth, United States Gwinnett Center
May 4, 2007 Tampa, United States St. Pete Times Forum
May 5, 2007 Ft. Lauderdale, United States BankAtlantic Center
May 23, 2007 San Diego, United States Civic Theatre
Asia
June 18, 2007 Osaka, Japan Osaka Jo Hall
June 20, 2007 Tokyo, Japan Budokan
June 21, 2007 Tokyo, Japan Budokan
June 23, 2007 Seoul, South Korea Olympic Park
June 24, 2007 Seoul, South Korea Olympic Park
June 26, 2007 Shanghai, China Shanghai Grand Stage
June 28, 2007 Bangkok, Thailand Impact Arena
June 30, 2007 Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium
July 3, 2007 Hong Kong, China AsiaWorld Arena
July 6, 2007 Manila, Philippines Fort Bonifacio Global City
Australia
July 13, 2007 Perth, Australia Burswood Dome
July 14, 2007 Perth, Australia Burswood Dome
July 17, 2007 Adelaide, Australia Adelaide Entertainment Centre
July 18, 2007 Adelaide, Australia Adelaide Entertainment Centre
July 20, 2007 Brisbane, Australia Brisbane Entertainment Centre
July 21, 2007 Brisbane, Australia Brisbane Entertainment Centre
July 24, 2007 Sydney, Australia Acer Arena
July 25, 2007 Sydney, Australia Acer Arena
July 27, 2007 Melbourne, Australia Rod Laver Arena