Justified and Stripped Tour

Dates: June 4, 2003 – September 2, 2003
Legs: 2
Shows:
46

The Justified and Stripped Tours were three concert tours that took place in 2003. First American singer Justin Timberlake staged his Justified Tour. Then for the last legs of his routing, he was joined by fellow American singer and fellow-New Mickey Mouse Club alumni Christina Aguilera for the Justified and Stripped Tour. Then after Timberlake was done, Aguilera carried on for her Stripped World Tour.

The Justified & Stripped tour grossed $45 million in the United States alone. Altogether this was the most lucrative tour of 2003.

Justin Timberlake began touring in support of his Justified album.

Justified and Stripped was the third tour for Aguilera, and was sponsored among others by Coca-Cola. Material for the tour came from her most recent album Stripped, together with selections from the previous albums Christina Aguilera and Mi Reflejo, together with “Lady Marmalade” and “At Last”, the classic from Etta James.

The majority of the shows were opened by The Black Eyed Peas, with whom Timberlake had collaborated on the massive hit “Where is the Love?”. The tour itself counted on a team of over 150 people, including technicians of sound, light, video, etc. There were 20 buses of great transport to all carry the material, beyond more than 15 buses to transport the team itself.

In August an overhead lighting grid collapsed from the ceiling of Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, causing major damage to the sound and video equipment below. Because the collapse occurred hours before the performance, only a few stagehands were injured, but a few shows were cancelled and some postponed.

Regardless, Justified and Stripped was one of the top-grossing tours of that year, and sold out most of its venues. Rolling Stone’s Music Awards tabbed it as the Best Tour of the Year via their Readers’ Poll.

In the fourth quarter of that year Aguilera continued to tour internationally without Timberlake, and changed the name of the tour consequently. Her set list remain fundamentally the same, except she added the song “Cruz.” This routing passed through some countries of Europe, Australia and Japan, starting on 22 September 2003 in Hamburg. Also negotiations for Brazil were made, at the beginning of 2004. In 2004 Aguilera part of the tour was shown in a 1 hour WB special with good ratings.

European performances formed the basis for her 2004 Stripped Live in the UK DVD release. Setlist

  1. Video Introduction: Stripped Intro
  2. “Dirrty”
  3. “Get Mine, Get Yours”
  4. “The Voice Within”
  5. “Genie in a Bottle”
  6. “Can’t Hold Us Down”
  7. “Make Over”
  8. Dancers Interlude &ndash Latin Dance
  9. Medley: “Contigo en La Distancia”/”Falsas Esperanzas”
  10. “Infatuation”
  11. “Come on Over Baby (All I Want Is You)
  12. “Cruz” (international dates only)
  13. Video Interlude: Loving Me 4 Me
  14. “Impossible”
  15. “At Last”
  16. “I Prefer You” (US dates only)
  17. “Lady Marmalade”
  18. Dancers Interlude
  19. “Walk Away”
  20. “Fighter”
  21. Video Interlude: Stripped, Pt. 2
  22. “What a Girl Wants”
  23. “Beautiful” (Encore)

Band

  • Ethan Farmer – Bass
  • Ray Yslas – Percussion
  • Brian Frasier – Drums
  • Michael Herring – Guitars
  • Robert Lewis – Keyboards
  • Charlean Hines – Backup singer
  • Tracy Nelson – Backup singer
  • Brandon Rogers – Backup singer – became American Idol season 6 contestant

Dancers

  • Monique Slaughter
  • Tiana Brown
  • Telisha Shaw
  • Erin Hernandez
  • Paul Kirkland
  • Leo Moctezuma
  • Gilbert Saldivar
  • Marcel Wilson
  • Billy Cole
  • Luke Bannister

Opening acts

  • The Black Eyed Peas
  • Jamelia
  • Fefe Dobson
  • Emmanuel Carella

Facts

Christina’s tour director is Jamie King.

Justin’s tour director is Erick Pinnick.

Her production manager is Rob Kern.

She goes to the choreography room in the daytime to learn all of the dances, then it was off to the band room to practice with the dancers and band.

There are 75 traveling people with the tour and usually about 100 local helpers.

There are about 16 or 17 semi trucks to carry the stage and equipment.

There are 18 busses to carry 160 people.

There are over 200 moving lights, which are computer programmed that Justin and Christina Share.

There are approximately 250 pyro hits throughout the whole show.

There are two 12″x45″ video screens.

The power for one show equals the power it takes to run 350 households.

On the motorcycle for ‘Can’t Hold Us Down’ the license plate says California Xtina.

The person who dresses her for the ‘quick hanges’ is JD Roeser.

On Tour, Christina does not eat catering instead, she sends people out to bring her fast food.

She likes to be bare footed during sound checks

Christina flys to every Justified Stripped Tour stop, instead of taking a bus.

There are 160 folks in the Justified Stripped crew.

The Justified And Stripped Tour grossed $31.8 million.

D2 made Christina’s opening outfit (black stretch pants with orange strips) for $2,000.

Steve Fatone (Professional Stripper) appeared on the last night of the tour.

Dates

Date Venue Location
June 4th America West Arena Phoenix, AR, USA
June 6th Arena in Oakland Oakland, CA, USA
June 8th Tacoma Dome Tacoma, WA, USA
June 10th Rose Garden Portland, OR, USA
June 11th **CANCELLED** Vancouver, BC, Canada
June 13th Arco Arena Sacramento, CA, USA
June 14th HP Pavillion San Jose, CA, USA
June 16th Staples Center Los Angeles, CA, USA
June 17th Staples Center Los Angeles, CA, USA
June 20th Staples Center Los Angeles, CA, USA
June 21st MGM Center Las Vegas, NV, USA
June 23rd Pepsi Center Denver, CO, USA
June 25th Ford Center Oklahoma City, OK, USA
June 26th American Airlines Center Dallas, TX, USA
June 28th SBC Center San Antonio, TX, USA
June 29th Compaq Center Houston, TX, USA
July 5th Savvis Center St Louis, MO, USA
July 6th Alltel Arena North Little Rock, AR, USA
July 8th New Orleans Arena New Orleans, LA, USA
July 9th CenturyTel Arena Bossier City, LA, USA
July 11th Pyramid Arena Memphis, TN, USA
July 12th Phillips Arena Atlanta, GA, USA
July 14th St Pete Times Forum Tampa, FL, USA
July 15th TD Waterhouse Center Orlando, FL, USA
July 16th Office Depot Center Sunrise, FL, USA
July 22nd Allstate Arena Rosemont, IL, USA
July 22nd Hartford Civic Center Hartford, CT, USA
July 23rd United Centre Chicago, IL, USA
July 25th Palace of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills, MI, USA
July 26th US Bank Arena Cinncinatti, OH, USA
July 28th Mellon Arena Pittsburgh, PA, USA
July 29th Air Canada Center Toronto, ON, Canada
July 31st Air Canada Centre Toronto, ON, Canada
August 1st HSBC Arena Buffalo, NY, USA
August 3rd Schottenstein Center Columbus, OH, USA
August 5th FleetCenter Boston, MA, USA
August 6th FleetCenter Boston, MA, USA
August 8th First Union Center Philadelphia, PA, USA
August 9th **CANCELLED** Atlantic City, NJ, USA
August 18th Nassau Coliseum Uniondale, NY, USA
August 19th Nassau Coliseum Uniondale, NY, USA
August 20th Continental Airlines Arena East Ruthorford, NJ, USA
August 23rd Pepsi Center Albany, USA
August 25th MCI Center Washington, DC, USA
August 31st Conseco Fieldhouse Indianapolis, IN, USA
September 1st Bradley Center Milwaukee, WI, USA
September 2nd Xcel Energy Center St.Paul, USA