Dream Within a Dream Tour

Dream Within a Dream Tour
Dream Within a Dream Tour
Image of a blond woman. She is wearing a one shoulder black top with lined sequins, with a long white sleeve in her right arm. Underneath the top, she is wearing a black short tie. She is also wearing black pants with sequins in a similar fashion to the top. Her belly button is pierced. The woman is looking directly into the camera and her mouth is open in a sexual way. Her hands are resting in her hips. The background is composed of small grey rectangular figures, separated by lines in orange and dark blue. In her left, there is a purple vertical line. The word "BRITNEY" is written over it in white capital letters. In a smaller size, the words "2002" and "DREAM WITHIN A DREAM TOUR" are written in purple handwriting.
Promotional poster for the tour
Tour by Britney Spears
Associated album Britney
Start date November 1, 2001
End date July 28, 2002
Legs 2
Shows 1 in Asia
67 in North America
68 Total
Britney Spears tour chronology
Oops!... I Did It Again World Tour
Dream Within a Dream Tour
The Onyx Hotel Tour

The Dream Within a Dream Tour was the third concert tour by American recording artist Britney Spears. It promoted her third studio album Britney (2001) in North America and Japan. The Dream Within a Dream Tour was promoted by Concerts West, marking the first time Spears did not tour with Clear Channel Entertainment. On September 21, 2001, a North American tour was announced that kicked off exactly two months later after various dates were postponed. In February 2002, Spears announced a second leg of the tour. It was directed and choreographed by Wade Robson, who explained the main theme of the show was Spears's coming of age and newfound independence. The stage was designed by Steve Cohen and Rob Brenner and was composed of a main stage and a B-stage, united by a runway. Inspired by Cleopatra's barge, a flying device was developed so Spears could travel over the audience to the B-stage. The setlist was mostly composed by songs from the supporting album, as Spears felt they were more reflective of her personality. Songs from her previous two studio albums were also included in remixed form by Robson.

The show was divided into seven segments with the last one being the encore. Spears opened the show hanging from a gyrating wheel; it continued with Spears performing a medley of older hits, jumping in bungee cords from the flying device onto the stage and dancing in a jungle setting. Most of the performances were accompanied by extravagant special effects, including confetti, pyrotechnics, laser lights, and artificial fog and snow. In the encore, there was a water screen that pumped two tons of water into the stage; this was considered one of the signature performances of the tour. During the 2002 leg, some changes were made; several songs were remixed, and Spears premiered various unreleased songs which included "Mystic Man". The show received mixed reviews by critics, who praised the show for being innovative but dismissed it for taking the attention away from the music.

The Dream Within a Dream Tour was largely sold out and grossed $43.7 million. During the second show in Mexico, Spears left the stage after the fifth song due to a lightning storm; the show was canceled and angered the audience. The tour was broadcast live on an HBO special on November 18, 2001, and went on to win an Emmy for Outstanding Technical Direction on the 2002 ceremony. A DVD titled Live from Las Vegas was released in January 2002.



Image of a blond female performer. She is wearing blue jeans and a sleeveless light blue top. She is standing next to a piano player, who is playing a big black piano. Her left hand is in her hip while her right hand holds her mic while she is singing. Two members of the crew stand a few meters behind them.
Spears at soundcheck in Oklahoma City.

On July 19, 2001, Spears's band announced there would be a tour to support her third studio album, Britney (2001). The following day, Spears's label Jive Records confirmed that there was a tour planned for the fall.[1] The Dream Withim a Dream Tour was promoted by Concerts West,[2] chosen after a much publicized battle with concert promoter Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE), who had handled her previous concert tours. It marked the first time Concerts West outbid CCE, with reports claiming Spears would earn between $13 and $15 million during the tour. Spears's manager Larry Rudolph commented on the situation, saying,

"Clear Channel is an incredible company, and I'm sure we'll be doing more business with them. We went with Concerts West because they're a strong touring company and because they have ancillary properties, in that [parent AEG owns] arenas and some 7,000 movie theaters throughout the country. This decision was not made to exclude Clear Channel. It was made to include Concerts West. [AEG] has the ability to help us market our core products—the album and tour—and our secondary properties—the movie— in ways that tipped the scale for us."[3]

On September 20, 2001, dates were released along with the tracklisting of the album. The tour was slated to begin on October 26, 2001,[4] but the opening of the show was pushed back until October 31 after Spears became ill and was prescribed five days of rest.[5] The tour was postponed one more day due to production delays and finally kicked off at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.[6] Before the tour began, Spears announced she planned to give $1 of each ticket to the children of firefighters and police officers killed during the September 11 attacks. She also planned to sell merchandise and auction front row seats, hoping to raise $2 million.[7] On February 26, 2002, more North American dates were released through her official website to kick off in Las Vegas, Nevada at Mandalay Bay.[8] The second leg of the tour was sponsored by Samsung. In conjunction with entertainment company WFX, they offered a cell-phone service that featured collectible merchandise and a membership card with access to backstage reports directly from Spears. She stated that "[the offering] is an exciting new way for me to stay connected with my fans".[9]


Image of a blond female performer. She is turning her back to the camera, near the end of the stage. She is wearing black pants and a black top with long sleeves, showing her midriff. In front of her, a female dancer is climbing into a pole. A crowd of people clapping, screaming and taking pictures stands can be seen in the audience.
Spears performing "(You Drive Me) Crazy".

The name of the tour was based on Edgar Allan Poe's poem of the same name.[10] The tour was directed and choreographed by Australian choreographer Wade Robson. He explained the concept of the tour, saying,

"The show is gonna be really, really theatrical—it's really complicated. It's a massive show with a lot of new music. It's just gonna be really different. [...] You're gonna learn a lot more about her as a person. The show is gonna be really about how she's becoming a woman, how she's finding herself and her independence. She knows what she wants to do, she knows who she wants to be, and that's what the show's about."[11]

The stage was designed by production designer Steven Cohen and production manager Rob Brenner for the HBO special. Cohen designed the main stage with an oval shape so that Spears could perform around the stage and so that it would look good from multiple camera angles. He said that the rest of the stage was created with three main components in mind: a runway, a B-stage, and a flying device over the crowd. The last was developed, as explained by Cohen, "around this Cleopatra's barge concept I got into my head while designing when the movie Cleopatra was playing in the background. It needed to be elegant and stylized but also high tech, because it was going to have to be traveling on conventional motors and transport mechanisms. Plus, it had to have a big enough performance area for her and the dancers." Brenner continued, "I wanted to try to give the kid in the back of the house the same experience as the one in the first 10 rows." The runway uniting the main stage and the B-stage was suggested by one of Spears's managers, Johnny Wright. The entire stage was built by Michael Tait from Tait Towers. Cohen said, "We took a more expanded role in preparing the drawings for Michael. We wanted to retain the essence of the look of the show, both in its overall footprint and in the execution of these various pieces. [...] [He] did a great job on executing the fine details like the hand railings and the floor lights and the MR-16 covers. When you're doing something for TV, all of those pieces are foreground pieces. The mirrors on the platforms and the floor painting made the show look better on TV."[12]

"We had no idea the potential of the water screen, until we set it up in Lakeland, FL [the site of the tour's rehearsals], six or seven months after we decided to put it in. There had been a lot of design and technical engineering put into it before they got back to us and said they could do it. It's actually a two-part system [...] The water screen, which is up in the air, has pumps that feed the water screen that drops down. But we needed to be able to catch the water and pump it to the other set of pumps. So that was a unique challenge for us because it had never been done before. It took us about two months to see if we could get it to work. As much experience as Steve and I both have, this was an unknown entity and we weren't quite sure what we would have to deal with. [...] [It is] one of the signature items on this tour. The first time they turned it on, Steve and I looked at each other and smiled because in our wildest dreams we never imagined it would look as good as it does. When we turn on the water, there is a hush that goes through the arena. You can almost hear them whispering to each other, ‘Is that water?’ They've seen so much to this point, and a lot of the kids at these shows are at their first concert, so the pyro, the lasers, the flying barge, and the bungee—all of these effects are new to them. It's all something they've never seen before, and just when you think it can't be outdone, we turn on the water screen".

Rob Brenner, explaining the development of the water screen[12]

The video screens showed both live shoots and special footage directed by Robson. Cohen worked by Danny O'Brien at BCC Video to create double-sided custom video LED cubes that hanged above stage right. There were three larger-sized video screens above the stage area. The gyrating wheel in which Spears opened the show was made by Branam Enterprises and was attached to a platform also created by Tait Towers. 171 white light yag lasers were provided by Spectra. The giant music box from which Spears emerged in "Born to Make You Happy" (1999) was designed by Michael Cotton. Confetti was shot from machines provided by Pyrotek. Pyrotechnics were done by Gerb Fountains, whereas artificial snow was provided by Little Blizzard. During the encore performance of "...Baby One More Time" (1998), there was a water screen in which it was poured nearly two tons of water pumped at 360 gallons a minute. Cohen said, "The water screen is the keystone of the entire design because it impacts every system—electrics, staging, dancing. Rob discovered the company (Chameleon Productions of Orlando, FL) that makes the screen, and I immediately looked at what they had in stock, which was a straight line. And I knew we didn't want a straight line. We wanted a circular water screen so we could physically build a shower for her to stand in the middle of and not get wet and then walk through when she wanted to. Of course, everyone thought I was crazy, so I suggested a six-sided shape. Everyone was concerned that the gaps between the sections might cause gaps in the actual sheets of water. But I kept saying that if you put them 40' to 50' up in the air, gravity will cause the water to attach to itself, so you end up getting a solid sheet."[12]

The lighting was designed by Cohen and his partner in Steve Cohen Productions, Joel Young, who served as the tour's lighting director. Cohen continued saying, "All of our shows [are] heavily color-based—everything is rich in color. There is a lot of layering that is not confusing so the purity comes through". Young programmed the show on a Flying Pig Systems Wholehog II console, which he ran while simultaneously calling the 13 followspots for each show. There were eight truss spots and five house spots: four Lycian 2.5 kW instruments on the back, four Robert Juliats on the front truss, four FOH spots and one in the back." Steve Cohen Productions also served as the tour's lighting vendor and sublet the gear they required from Westsun and Fourth Phase/LSD. Syncrolite provided its own 3k lights. Apart from the Syncrolites, the rest of the lighting was a combination of Coemar and High End Systems automated fixtures and conventional luminaries. There were a total of 215 active lights.[12]

A week before the tour began, Spears said of the show: "I come from Broadway, so I want it to be very theatrical. The whole process for me is magical. Hopefully it will be something people have never even imagined or envisioned in their head. I was going through a run-through yesterday and was thinking, 'By the time I'm 30, there's not going to be anything left for me to do'".[13] Initial rehearsals for the band started on September 9, 2001. She joined them later after rehearsing the choreography in Los Angeles, California.[1] The setlist was composed mostly by songs from Britney. She explained her decision in a press conference, saying, "I just want my fans to see me in a different light than they have ever seen me [in] before. This music I am singing right now is such a reflection of me and who I am. Hopefully [the fans] will come to the show and be inspired and have a lot of fun." Several songs from her previous albums, such as "...Baby One More Time", were remixed by Robson to "take [them] in a new direction - flip [them] up a bit".[11]

Concert synopsis

Faraway image of a female performer. She is walking through a water screen that is falling from the ceiling. A blue spotlight is on her. She is wearing blue jeans and a plastic cowboy hat. Green laser lights surround the stage.
The encore performance of "...Baby One More Time", with Spears standing in the water screen.

The show began with a woman dressed in a 18th century white nightgown who talked to the audience briefly before disappearing. There was a video introduction in which different people told their dreams. At the end of the video, Spears appeared sleeping in a bubble.[13] A platform with a wheel attached rose several feet above the ground, and she appeared strapped to it while wearing a black ensemble. She started rotating in a similar way to a target girl while starting to perform "Oops!...I Did It Again" with her dancers. "(You Drive Me) Crazy" was performed next with Spears captured by her dancers. She left the stage for a costume change while her dancers performed. "Overprotected" was performed next with Spears surrounded by laser lights. The video backdrop showed images of a bald Spears, with her hair growing as the song went along. In the next section, a giant musical box was raised, and Spears emerged from the middle as a ballerina to perform "Born To Make You Happy". She tore off her tutu and put on a long white satin cote to perform "Lucky" while confetti was shot. The medley ended with a performance of "Sometimes" for which she donned a bathrobe.[12][13]

She returned to the stage wearing a tank top with suspenders and pants for a dance-oriented performance of "Boys". The show continued with "Stronger", in which she wore a paint-covered robe and in some shows a bowler hat. At the end of the performance, she sat down next to a piano player and talked to the audience before moving into a performance of "I'm Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman".[13] A video interlude spoofing Making the Band-type shows followed, showing Spears and her dancers as a struggling band.[14] She took the stage again in a barge along with four female dancers to perform "I Love Rock 'n' Roll". The barge was lifted by wires, but pyrotechnics below it made it seem as if it was lifted by fire. When it was above the B-stage, Spears jumped to it with bungee cords.[12] There was a skit in which her dancers chased her before she went into a performance of "What It's Like To Be Me" in the small stage. She returned to the main stage for a performance of "Lonely", in which she danced to a video projection of herself. The dancers and the band performed the "Breakdown" interlude. In "Don't Let Me Be the Last to Know", she sang on an elevated platform wearing an evening gown, while two of her dancers performed a routine. Artificial snow fell from the ceiling during the performance.[12][14]

After a brief interlude, she returned for a performance of "Anticipating" where she wore a patched denim skirt. The set was made of giant coloring book drawings of houses and cars.[15] She took out the costume to sing "I'm a Slave 4 U" in a jungle setting while surrounded by artificial fog and laser lights. After the song ended, she bowed and thanked the audience before exiting the stage. The encore began with a giant projection of a hologram of Spears onto a water screen. The projection gradually shrunk until Spears rose from the stage while wearing a plastic cowboy hat, blue hip-huggers, and a matching bra top. She began performing "...Baby One More Time" in a ballad version until reaching the end of the runway. Pyrotechnics surrounded the stage while the song changed to a more uptempo version with elements of techno. Her dancers took the main stage while she returned to it running through the runway. They jumped on the barge while it was lifted into the air and continued to dance. At the end, Spears jumped off the barge with the bungee cords and landed in the main stage and descended from it.[12][13]

After the announcement of the 2002 extension of the tour, some changes were made to the setlist. The original mix of "Overprotected" was replaced by the Darkchild remix of the song. "Boys" was replaced by the remix featuring Pharrell while Spears replaced the outfit with suspenders for a black leather top. A new song called "Mystic Man" was added after "Stronger". It was described by Corey Moss of MTV as "similar to ["I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman"], but with a bit more traditional R&B flair, a la Alicia Keys". The song was often replaced with other new songs throughout the tour. Some other changes were also made; the video screens did not have such a prominent role, and the backdrops of "Overprotected" were taken out.[16]


A wax figure of Spears performing "I'm a Slave 4 U" at Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas in April 2009.

"It was originally supposed to be one effect on the Britney Spears tour. From what people have told us, it is the premier effect, the signature effect. I've read reviews that compared it to the candelabra in Phantom or the helicopter in Miss Saigon. We're very happy to think that it is being compared to things that have been known through the years as stellar effects. We're hoping that Broadway and theatre will take a look at it and will see the validity and allow us to show them some of the things it's capable of."

— John Markham, president of Chameleon Productions, talking about the water screen in August 2002.[17]

Larry Nager of The National Enquirer commented that "[the concert] packed more technical wizardry than Harry Potter, but almost no actual singing". He summarized his review saying "If it wasn't quite a real concert, it was a great show."[14] Ann Powers of The New York Times said the show was "dazzling" and commented that the performance did not suffer from music being its least important element, adding "This dream extravaganza perhaps unwittingly suggested that the Britney we know is herself a dream, an artist whose genius is not for singing [...] but for teasing out the cravings and fears that haunt the modern world. Ms. Spears now wants to awaken to an adult persona, but she may find that the netherworld of desire is her natural home."[18] Jim Farber of the Daily News compared it to tours of other teenage artists, saying "her latest 90-minute extravaganza had to be the costliest, most elaborate and, to be honest, least tacky to date". He was also impressed with the stage, calling it "the largest proscenium I've ever seen at a pop show."[19] Camille Lamb of The Daily Collegian named the show "an elaborate, highly homogenized display of capitalism at its finest". She also said the show fulfilled its expectations, saying "[it brought] a teenage fantasy to a tangible reality."[20]

Neva Chonin of the San Francisco Chronicle believed the show "was pure Britney excess, [...] hugely entertaining" and added that "while it's all too easy to deride Spears' contrivances from a distance, in person there's no denying her charisma or her archetypal appeal. She's like a refugee from David Lynch's Mulholland Drive, a gleaming dream cipher waiting to be filled with an audience's fantasies. And she works that role with flawless professionalism, punctuating her choreographed moves with an amiable accessibility that drew fans into her airtight world even as it kept them at a safe distance. In short, she connected—through smiles, giggles and what seemed to be genuine pleasure in performing."[15] While reviewing the Femme Fatale Tour in 2011, Jim Harrington of the Oakland Tribune deemed the show as "one of the best pop music productions I’ve ever witnessed."[21] The tour was a commercial success. According to Spears's booking agent David Zedeck, the 2001 leg was largely sold out, with the concerts attended by over 400,000 people.[22] It grossed $43.7 million, the second highest grossing tour of the year by a female artist behind Cher's Farewell Tour.[23]

Mexico cancellation

On July 28, 2002, during the second concert at Foro Sol in Mexico City, Spears left the stage after the performance of "Stronger" while saying, "I'm sorry, Mexico. I love you, bye." Shortly after, an announcement was made through the speakers confirming the show was cancelled. According to local newspapers Milenio and El Universal, fans screamed "Fraud!", booed and hurled chairs and other items. Two days later, a statement was released by Spears that said: "I'm sorry I couldn't finish the show for my fans. The Mexican fans are one of the best audiences to play for. We decided that we had no choice but to cancel the show after the storm and lightning showed no signs of clearing up." Concert promoter Ocesa Presenta director Guillermo Parra explained to El Universal that "there was no trick nor deceit, but climatic conditions cannot be controlled".[24] It was announced that fans could receive a full refund starting on August 1, 2002.[25] Jive Records released a statement saying,

"A hazardous lightning storm made it essential for Spears to depart the stage. Spears began the show during a break between two rainstorms, but the degree of risk to the audience and stage crew associated with the second storm, an electrical storm, made it impossible for the show to continue."[24]

Broadcasts and recordings

On March 1, 2001, HBO announced that a Las Vegas show at MGM Grand Arena would be broadcast on November 18, 2001. The special was directed and produced by Marty Callner.[26] Spears requested that HBO aired the concert to the American Forces Network (AFN) on its AFN-Atlantic and AFN-Pacific channels at no cost. She also interacted with soldiers based at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Naval Base San Diego, Fort Polk, and Lackland Air Force Base.[27] The special won an Emmy for Outstanding Technical Direction on the 2002 ceremony.[28] In January 2002, Jive Records released the DVD Live from Las Vegas; it was certified two-times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipment of 200,000 copies in units.[29] On September 18, 2002, Jive Records announced the release of a photographic book and DVD titled Stages and Stages: Three Days in Mexico. The DVD was directed by Albert Maysles and chronicled her stay in Mexico and Japan. Spears explained the release, saying, "I wanted to share with my fans all the things that they never get to see that make it all so special for me. It's my way of saying thank you."[30]

Opening act



Tour dates

Date City Country Venue
North America[22]
November 1, 2001 Columbus United States Nationwide Arena
November 2, 2001 Pittsburgh Mellon Arena
November 5, 2001 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre
November 7, 2001 Uniondale United States Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
November 8, 2001 University Park Bryce Jordan Center
November 9, 2001 Cleveland Gund Arena
November 10, 2001 Cincinnati U.S. Bank Arena
November 12, 2001 Denver Pepsi Center
November 13, 2001 Salt Lake City Delta Center
November 17, 2001 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena
November 18, 2001
November 20, 2001 Anaheim Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim
November 21, 2001 Los Angeles Staples Center
November 26, 2001 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills
November 27, 2001 Milwaukee Bradley Center
November 28, 2001 Rosemont Allstate Arena
November 29, 2001 Minneapolis Target Center
December 1, 2001 Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
December 2, 2001 East Rutherford Continental Airlines Arena
December 3, 2001 Albany Pepsi Arena
December 5, 2001 New York City Madison Square Garden
December 8, 2001 Hartford Hartford Civic Center
December 9, 2001 Boston FleetCenter
December 10, 2001 Philadelphia First Union Center
December 11, 2001 Boston TD Garden
December 14, 2001 Raleigh Raleigh Entertainment & Sports Arena
December 15, 2001 Atlanta Philips Arena
December 16, 2001 New Orleans New Orleans Arena
December 18, 2001 Tampa Ice Palace
December 19, 2001 Miami American Airlines Arena
December 21, 2001 Washington, D.C. MCI Center
April 25, 2002 Tokyo Japan Tokyo Dome
North America[8]
May 24, 2002 Las Vegas United States Mandalay Bay Events Center
May 25, 2002
May 28, 2002 Vancouver Canada Pacific Coliseum
May 29, 2002 Tacoma United States Tacoma Dome
May 30, 2002 Portland Rose Garden Arena
June 1, 2002 Oakland Oakland Arena
June 2, 2002 San Jose Compaq Center at San Jose
June 4, 2002 Los Angeles Staples Center
June 5, 2002 San Diego Cox Arena at Aztec Bowl
June 6, 2002 Los Angeles Staples Center
June 10, 2002 Sacramento ARCO Arena
June 12, 2002 Phoenix America West Arena
June 14, 2002 Lubbock United Spirit Arena
June 15, 2002 San Antonio Alamodome
June 16, 2002 Houston Compaq Center
June 20, 2002 Chicago United Center
June 21, 2002 Indianapolis Conseco Fieldhouse
June 22, 2002 St. Louis Savvis Center
June 24, 2002 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills
June 25, 2002 Hamilton Canada Copps Coliseum
June 26, 2002 Buffalo United States HSBC Arena
June 28, 2002 Philadelphia First Union Center
June 29, 2002 Boston FleetCenter
June 30, 2002 Worcester Worcester's Centrum Centre
July 5, 2002 Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
July 6, 2002 East Rutherford Continental Airlines Arena
July 9, 2002 Uniondale Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
July 10, 2002 Washington, D.C. MCI Center
July 11, 2002 Charlotte Charlotte Coliseum
July 13, 2002 Sunrise National Car Rental Center
July 14, 2002 Orlando TD Waterhouse Centre
July 18, 2002 Bossier City CenturyTel Center
July 19, 2002 Oklahoma City Ford Center
July 20, 2002 North Little Rock Alltel Arena
July 22, 2002 Dallas American Airlines Center
July 27, 2002 Mexico City Mexico Foro Sol
July 28, 2002

Box office score data

Venue City Tickets Sold / Available Gross Revenue
MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas 24,638 / 24,638 (100%) $1,561,214 [33]
Palace of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills 16,745 / 16,745 (100%) $1,561,214 [33]
Allstate Arena Rosemont 16,538 / 16,538 (100%) $919,880 [35]
Atlantic City Boardwark Hall Atlantic City 11,653 / 11,653 (100%) $839,588 [35]
Continental Airlines Arena East Rutherford 17,975 / 17,975 (100%) $919,880 [35]
Madison Square Garden New York 16,674 / 16,674 (100%) $933,210 [35]
FleetCenter Boston 16,421 / 16,421 (100%) $947,959 [35]
Mandalay Bay Events Center Las Vegas 18,650 / 19,724 (98%) $1,427,697 [36]
Pacific Coliseum Vancouver 12,764 / 16,133 (78%) $727,371 [36]
Rose Garden Arena Portland 14,548 / 17,079 (88%) $806,876 [36]
Compaq Center at San Jose San Jose 14,889 / 16,492 (97%) $843,912 [36]
Staples Center Los Angeles 32,392 / 32,392 (100%) $1,859,167 [36]
Cox Arena at Aztec Bowl San Diego 9,889 / 12,360 (89%) $655,400 [36]
ARCO Arena Sacramento 15,350 / 15,350 (100%) $847,174 [36]
America West Arena Phoenix 13,799 / 13,799 (100%) $803,930 [36]
United Spirit Arena Lubbock 14,256 / 14,256 (100%) $741,972 [36]
Alamodome San Antonio 15,769 / 17,111 (97%) $806,616 [36]
Compaq Center Houston 14,160 / 14,160 (100%) $775,828 [36]
TOTAL 295,610 / 308,000 (98%) $17,978,888


  • Production, set and lighting designer - Steve Cohen
  • Set designer - Jim Day
  • Lighting designer and director - Joel Young
  • Production manager - Rob Brenner
  • Show director - Wade Robson
  • Tour manager - Richard Channer
  • Production coordinator - Dawn Brenner
  • Production assistant - Andre Morales
  • Pyrotechnic and special effects designer - Doug Adams
  • Master electrician - Henry Wetzel
  • Head carpenter - James McKinney
  • Carpenters - Dewey Evans, Barney Quinn, Mike Thonus, Curtis Gilbert, Brian Bassham, & Dennis Sutton (water screen)
  • Water screen technician - Bob Pratt
  • Lead rigger - Mark Ward
  • Advance rigger - Bobby Savage
  • Riggers - Dan Savage, Gabriel Wood, Bill Rengsi
  • Branam fly riggers - James Stratton, Dave Lowman, Billy Ferrie, Joey Dickey, & Bjorn Melchert
  • Lighting crew chief - Pat Brannon
  • Lighting technicians - Jason Bridges, Jeff Gregos, Jeff Crocker, Mike Parker, Dustin Mansell, Marcello Cacciagioni, Madison Wade, & Steve Sligar
  • Pyro technicians - Keith Hellebrand, Mike Green and John Taylor
  • Laser technicians - John Popwycz & Gordon Hum
  • Video director - Mark Haney
  • Video engineer - Bob Larkin
  • LED screen engineer - Kraig “Bundy” Boyd
  • LED engineer/camera operator - Phil Evans
  • Projectors/camera operator - Keith Lockette
  • Camera operator - Adrian Brister
  • Projectors - Rick Popham
  • FOH sound engineer - Monty Lee Wilkes
  • Monitor engineer - Raza Sufi
  • Audio system engineer - James Ragus
  • Audio technicians - Jamison Hyatt, Paul White, & Daniel Sheehan, Jr.
  • Stage manager - Sven Ladewig
  • Stage manager assistants - Ian Donald & Chris Wallman
  • Set construction - Tait Towers; Michael Tait & Winky Fairorth
  • Lighting vendor - Steve Cohen Productions
  • Video vendor - BCC Video; Danny O'Bryen
  • Rigging vendor - Branam Enterprises; Joe Branam
  • Camera track support - Tomcat USA
  • Audio vendor - Showco; M.L. Procise
  • Water screen manufacturer - Chameleon Productions; John Markham



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