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The Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour

The Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour saw Mariah returning to Europe for the first time since the Charmbracelet tour in 2003. The tour kicked off at Glasgow's Hydro on March 15, 2016, and wrapped up on April 23 at Amsterdam's Ziggo Dome before switching continents and playing three dates in South Africa. A Latin American leg of the tour was announced, which would see Mariah performing in Argentina, Chile, Brazil and Mexico for the first time, but most concerts were eventually cancelled due to promoter negligence. Mariah did however perform two shows in Mexico, followed by three dates at Honolulu's Neal S. Blaisdell Arena.

The Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour

Fantasy Emotions My All Always Be My Baby I'll Be There Touch My Body I Know What You Want Obsessed Shake It Off Loverboy It's Like That Heartbreaker Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) One Sweet Day When You Believe Hero We Belong Together Without You

First Leg — Europe

Second leg — south africa, third leg — mexico, fourth leg — hawaii.

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News: Mariah Carey Unveils ‘Sweet Sweet Fantasy’ European Tour Dates

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Live Nation are proud and delighted to announce that Mariah Carey, the best-selling female artist of all time, will be returning to the European stage this spring with her ‘Sweet Sweet Fantasy” tour. On the heels of a sell-out Las Vegas residency and one of the most exciting years of her extraordinary career, the global superstar will be taking her fans on a thrilling journey of wonder as she performs her biggest, career-defining hits. To reward her legions of super-loyal European fans, the Sweet Sweet Fantasy tour will visit six cities in the UK before taking in mainland Europe. The dates are Mariah’s first on this side of the Atlantic since the European leg of her celebrated, groundbreaking “Charmbracelet” tour concluded in Milan in November 2003.

Drawing on a back catalogue of over 18 No. 1 singles, Mariah will be performing her biggest hits, including the timeless ‘Hero’, ‘Fantasy’, ‘Always Be My Baby’, the global smash hit ‘We Belong Together’ and many, many more.

The UK leg of Mariah’s fabulous “Sweet Sweet Fantasy” tour, opens in Glasgow on March 15 2016, before visiting Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff and finishing with a spectacular night at London’s O2 Arena.

The tour will then take in Luxembourg, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, France and the Netherlands before concluding with a few very special performances in South Africa.

For a full list of tour dates, click here.

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The tour kicked off with a show at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland on March 15, 2016 and concluded with a show at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, Hawaii on November 26, 2016. The tour saw Carey play six venues across Great Britain and various others across Europe, as well as several dates in Africa. The Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour is Carey's first tour to visit the European region in 13 years, the last being the  Charmbracelet World Tour  in 2003. It is also her first tour to visit Hawaii in almost two decades.

The tour's set list was noted by fans for including songs rarely or never before performed by Carey, such as " Loverboy ", " Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) " and " When You Believe ". " I Know What You Want ", " Obsessed ", " It's Like That ", " Shake It Off " and "Loverboy" are one continuous medley.

Set list [ ]

Europe/africa [ ].

  • " Fantasy " (Def Club Mix / Bad Boy Fantasy)
  • " Emotions " (With intro)
  • "My All" (Classic Club Mix, performed by background dancers)
  • " Always Be My Baby "
  • " I'll Be There " (With Trey Lorenz )
  • "Rock with You" (Performed by Trey Lorenz)
  • " Touch My Body "
  • " I Know What You Want "
  • " Obsessed "
  • " It's Like That " (With elements from "Sucker MC's" and "Hollis Crew" by Run-DMC)
  • " Shake It Off "
  • " Loverboy "
  • " Heartbreaker " (Mashup)
  • "Fantasy Reprise" (Band introductions)
  • " Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) "
  • " One Sweet Day " (With Trey Lorenz and Daniel Moore II )
  • " When You Believe "
  • " We Belong Together " (Followed by "WBT Reprise")
  • " Without You Interlude" (Ballet performance)
  • "Without You"
  • " Butterfly Reprise " (outro)
  • "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" & "One Sweet Day" were not performed in Luxembourg and Munich.
  • "Rainbow Interlude" was performed in Oslo.
  • "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" was not performed in Paris & Vienna.
  • "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" was replaced by " Fly Like a Bird " in Cape Town.
  • "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" was replaced by " Don't Forget About Us " in Durban & Johannesburg.
  • "Fantasy" (Def Club Mix / Bad Boy Fantasy)
  • "Emotions" (With intro)
  • "Always Be My Baby"
  • "My All" (Preceded by a ballet performance)
  • "I'll Be There" (With Trey Lorenz)
  • "Touch My Body"
  • "I Know What You Want"
  • " Breakdown "
  • "It's Like That" (With elements from "Sucker MC's" and "Hollis Crew" by Run-DMC)
  • "Heartbreaker" (Mashup, with band introductions)
  • "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)"
  • " I Still Believe "
  • "We Belong Together" (Followed by "WBT Reprise")
  • "Hero" (Preceded by a ballet performance)
  • "Butterfly Reprise" (Outro)
  • "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" was not performed in Mexico City.
  • "Vision of Love"
  • " Infamous " (With Jussie Smollett )
  • " #Beautiful " (With Jussie Smollett)
  • "Breakdown"
  • "It's Like That"
  • "Shake It Off" (With elements from "Sucker MC's" and "Hollis Crew" by Run-DMC)
  • "Honey" (With elements from the "Bad Boy Remix," preceded by music video intro)
  • "Don't Forget About Us"
  • "Hero Reprise" (Outro)

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Mariah Carey, The Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour The O2 Arena London live review

Pip Ellwood-Hughes

It’s been a very long 13 years since Mariah Carey last toured the UK. Her 2003 Charmbracelet tour saw her embark on an arena tour and at that time her popularity in the UK had waned. I saw her at Manchester Arena and half of the arena was curtained off due to poor ticket sales. Since then Mariah stage a huge comeback in 2005 with The Emancipation of Mimi album, which scored her two more number 1 hits with We Belong Together and Don’t Forget About Us. Her last number 1 was Touch My Body back in 2008, taking her impressive tally to 18.

Since then Mariah has released three more albums and in 2015 she returned to Sony Music for a new album deal and the release of greatest hits set #1 to Infinity. The superstar diva also inked a deal with Caesars Palace where she has been performing her residency over the past 12 months. After cruelly missing the UK off her destinations for The Emancipation of Mimi tour, Mariah finally announced her return late last year with The Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour.

Prior to Mariah’s UK arrival the critics were already out in force wondering if her voice would be as good as it used to be. It’s fair to say that the once untouchable singer has struggled with some performances over the year but when you have a voice like Mariah, it can’t be easy to sustain the power and range for long periods of time over decades. It was evident last night that Mariah is in the best vocal form she has been for a while. Arriving on the stage around 9.15pm, Mariah was carried in by her hunky dancers as she performed a mash-up of the Def Club Mix and Bad Boy Mix of her iconic hit Fantasy. Immediately Mariah silenced any doubters that she could still belt, whistle and hit the notes that she recorded all those years ago.

The set list for the evening wasn’t a rehash of her Vegas residency, instead opting to mix classic hits with those from a little later in her catalogue. All the songs fans wanted to hear were present with 1991’s Emotions being the furthest back she went and 2009’s Obsessed the most recent hit that she included in the set. There were a few surprises over the course of the night with Mariah performing 2001 Glitter lead single Loverboy, a song she’s rarely performed previously, and she was joined on video screen by The Jackson 5 for I’ll Be There and the late Whitney Houston for When You Believe.

Between songs Mariah was the most chatty I’ve seen her in a long time. She didn’t play up to her diva image too much although she did make reference to being labelled as ‘difficult’ by some people. Much of her time in between songs saw her expressing her joy to be performing in the UK again and she thanked her fans (aka Lambs) for their love and support. Mariah treated us to a little bit of Butterfly album track 4th of July after seeing a fan sign begging her to sing it. She also tried her hand at an English accent and I have to say she wasn’t half bad!

Highlights from the set included a rousing rendition of One Sweet Day, performed with Trey Lorenz and Daniel Moore, a surprisingly emotional Always Be My Baby, and Mariah’s signature hit Hero, which she admitted she wasn’t that keen on when she first wrote and recorded it. We Belong Together was greeted with huge applause from the audience, who sung every single word along with Mariah.

Things came to a close with a stunning performance of Without You. Mariah was in fantastic vocal form performing the belts in the song with incredible clarity. It was definitely a goosebumps moment and to use a classic Mariah phrase it was definitely ‘all about the nostalgia’.

Mariah exceeded my expectations last night and deliver a hits packed set that was full of fantastic vocal performances. Her critics will always try to pull her down but she proved last night that she still has everything it takes to wow on stage. It was a joy to hear so many classic songs and the reaction from the audience was one of the most electric I’ve ever seen at The O2 Arena; they knew every single word to every single song (and so did I). I just hope that Mariah doesn’t leave it another 13 years before she returns to the UK!

Set List: 1. Fantasy 2. Emotions 3. My All 4. Always Be My Baby 5. I’ll Be There 6. Rock With You (Trey Lorenz solo) 7. Touch My Body 8. I Know What You Want 9. Obsessed 10. It’s Like That 11. Shake It Off 12. Loverboy 13. Heartbreaker 14. Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) 15. One Sweet Day 16. When You Believe 17. Hero 18. We Belong Together 19. Without You  Performance Date:  Wednesday 23rd March 2016

Pip Ellwood-Hughes

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