Rainbow World Tour

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Rainbow World Tour
Tour by Mariah Carey
MCarey 2000TourPoster.jpg
Promotional poster for the tour
Associated album Rainbow
Start date February 14, 2000 (2000-02-14)
End date April 18, 2000 (2000-04-18)
Legs 3
No. of shows
  • 6 in Europe
  • 4 in Asia
  • 9 in North America
  • 19 Total
Box office $7.1 million (North American Leg)
Mariah Carey concert chronology

The Rainbow World Tour was a concert tour in 2000 by American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey, and supports her ninth studio album Rainbow (1999). 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.[1]


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.

Critical response

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."[2] 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."[3]

Set list

  1. "Rainbow" / "Petals" (Video Introduction)
  2. "Emotions"
  3. "My All"
  4. "Dreamlover"
  5. "X-Girlfriend"
  6. "Vulnerability"
  7. "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)"
  8. "Without You"
  9. "Make It Happen"
  10. "Thank God I Found You"
  11. "Fantasy"
  12. Band Interlude
  13. "Always Be My Baby"
  14. "Crybaby"
  15. "Close My Eyes"
  16. "Petals"
  17. "Can't Take That Away (Mariah's Theme)"
  18. "Heartbreaker"
  19. "Honey"
  20. "Vision of Love"
  21. "Rainbow (Interlude)"
  22. "Hero"
  23. "Butterfly" (Outro)


List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, opening act, tickets sold, amount of available tickets, and gross revenue
Date City Country Venue Opening act Attendance Revenue
February 14, 2000 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis N/A N/A N/A
February 17, 2000 Milan Italy Fila Forum
February 20, 2000 Cologne Germany Kölnarena
February 23, 2000 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
February 26, 2000 London United Kingdom Wembley Arena
February 29, 2000 Madrid Spain Palacio de Deportes
March 4, 2000 Osaka Japan Osaka Dome N/A N/A N/A
March 7, 2000 Tokyo Tokyo Dome 100,000 / 100,000
March 9, 2000
March 13, 2000 Singapore Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium N/A
North America[4]
March 16, 2000 Los Angeles United States Staples Center Da Brat 15,627 / 15,627 $990,648
March 18, 2000 Las Vegas Thomas & Mack Center 13,591 / 13,591 $681,068
March 21, 2000 San Jose San Jose Arena 13,999 / 13,999 $862,170
March 25, 2000 Chicago United Center 14,892 / 14,892 $848,156
March 29, 2000 Miami American Airlines Arena N/A N/A N/A
April 1, 2000 Atlanta Philips Arena
April 11, 2000 New York City Madison Square Garden Da Brat 14,870 / 14,870 $1,066,413
April 13, 2000[a] Boston FleetCenter N/A N/A N/A
April 18, 2000[b] Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre
Total 72,979 / 72,979 $4,448,455


  1. ^ The April 13, 2000 concert in Boston, Massachusetts at the Fleet Center was originally planned to take place on April 4 but was rescheduled due to illness.[5]
  2. ^ The April 18, 2000 concert in Toronto, Ontario at the Air Canada Centre was originally planned to take place on April 7 but was rescheduled due to illness.[5]



  • Vernon Black
  • Keyboards: Eric Daniels
  • Sam Simms
  • Gregory Gonaway
  • Marco Oliveria
  • Michael McKnight
  • Background & featured vocalist: Trey Lorenz
  • Background vocals: Melonie Daniels, MaryAnn Tatum, Tracy Harris


  1. ^ "Carey Aims TO Charm World On Tour". Billboard. 2001-12-24.
  2. ^ Variety, Staples Center concert review, March 27, 2000.
  3. ^ Chicago Sun-Times, Mariah Carey at United Center, March 27, 2000.
  4. ^ Box score:
    • "Billboard Boxscore — Concert Grosses". Billboard. 112 (14): 16. April 1, 2000. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved November 29, 2014.
    • "Billboard Boxscore — Concert Grosses". Billboard. 112 (20): 18. May 13, 2000. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved November 29, 2014.
  5. ^ a b Mark Woodlief (April 4, 2000). "Mariah Carey Recovering From Food Poisoning". Billboard. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
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