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The Tell Me You Love Me World Tour is a headlining concert tour by Demi Lovato, with special guests DJ Khaled and Kehlani in Leg 1, Jax Jones and JOY. in Leg 2 and Iggy Azalea in Leg 3. It is Lovato's sixth headlining tour, promoting her sixth studio album, Tell Me You Love Me. The tour began on February 26, 2018, in San Diego, and concluded on July 22, 2018 in Paso Robles, California.

Backgroung

On October 26, 2017, Lovato first announced she was going to tour in 2018 with a special guest. Later that day, she revealed the special guest was DJ Khaled. During the American Music Awards 2017 backstage, Lovato announced that American R&B singer Kehlani would be joining Lovato and Khaled on the tour as the opening act.

Lovato announced on Good Morning America that her co-owned mental health program CAST Centers will return to join her on tour to provide free therapy sessions and wellness workshops after joining her co-headlining Future Now Tour in 2016.

On February 12, 2018, Lovato revealed the European tour dates which are scheduled to start in May 2018. This marks Lovato's first European concert since a festival appearance during the French NRJ Music Tour in 2015.

On February 15, 2018, Latin American dates were announced in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador and Mexico. The Panama City date was announced on March 7. They were expected to take place in April and early May, but due to production issues, Lovato announced on April 10 that eight dates of the leg in Latin America are rescheduled, while the planned shows in Panama, Ecuador and Costa Rica are cancelled.

The additional Amsterdam date and Belfast, Dublin and Newcastle dates were announced on March 13. Lovato added two festival appearances in England and Wales on April 4 and 5, 2018.

Lovato told Billboard that the tour would have "a lot more production". "It will represent who I am as a person and an artist and I can't wait for this country to see it," she added. Lovato also aimed to take an intimate experience on the tour. "I'm going to utilize the arenas and really make sure that from every seat, you get to see my performance up close and personal, as much as we possibly can," she said. Rehearsals for the tour took place at Sleepn Train Arena in Sacramento, California.

Concert Synopsis

The show is divided into five parts and an encore. The show begins with a montage of the tour's video interludes. Lovato rises from a hole in the floor, performing You Don't Do It For Me Anymore in a getup of a black dress and a trench coat. An interlude is played, which features Demi portraying both mental health professional and patient. Lovato then appears on stage laying on a psychiatrist couch in a black leather bodysuit and thigh-high pointed boots, performing Daddy Issues. Lovato performs Cool for the Summer, accompanied by the eleven dancers performing same-sex erotic moves. The female dancers do synchronized chair-dancing while Demi performs Sexy Dirty Love, followed by Heart Attack with the male dancers breakdance. Give Your Heart a Break is then sung, with Lovato performs backed by a kiss cam.

The next segment of the show is introduced with a video interlude showing Lovato training mixed martial arts under UFC fighter Randy Couture. Lovato and her dancers walk through the crowd to the stage in pink boxer robe, then performs Confident. Demi uses "everywhere at once" trick during the Games performance. The female dancers dress exactly like Lovato in black robe, then are arrayed across the venue. Lovato vanishes during the performance and immediately appears in a white lingerie on the B-stage, located in the back of the venue. The B-stage is set of white rotating bed. She performs Concentrate while sitting down on the bed and playing an electric guitar, followed by Cry Baby. Then performs Lonely, while two male dancers approaching her.

The dancers do a routine, while she changes into a royal blue oversized hoodie and blue satin ankle boots. Lovato returns to the main stage to perform No Promises and Échame la Culpa. Lovato reappears in a white bodysuit at a black piano. Before performing Warrior, she usually talks about her struggles with addictions and mental health. Demi then performs Father and Smoke & Mirrors also at the piano. Lovato returns to the stage, accompanied by guest choir to perform Sorry Not Sorry. Lovato closed off the show with Tell Me You Love Me while confetti raining down then disappears through the hole on the stage.

Critical Response

Jim Harrington from Mercury News reviewed the show at SAP Center, saying Lovato was "in good form" throughout the show and called the Warrior performance as a highlight. Jason Bracelin of Las Vegas Review-Journal called the show as a "night of full-throated pop pathos" and praised Lovato for sharing her emotional struggles during the concert. Similar thoughts were echoed by Ashley Naftule of Phoenix New Times who observed the inspirational speech during the Warrior performance. "Not only could she do pull off half a dozen costume changes, dance, sing her ass off, play the piano, and run around the arena like she was on a treasure hunt, Demi could also deliver inspirational talks that were meaningful and moving," she wrote. Gatini Tinsley of News-Herald wrote that Demi "proved to be all fans need" and called the Father performance as the "emotional high point of the show".

In less favorable reviews, Taylor Frantum of Dallas Observer stated that the performances were "well executed" and went off without any hitch, but criticized the visual backdrops calling them "hollow" and "uninspired". Jon Bream of Star Tribune criticized Lovato's stage presence, saying "She did not have a strong physical presence, she did not fill the room." Writers of Creative Loafing noted that Lovato "could put on a great show vocally" but noticed Lovato's lack of energy during the Tampa show.

Commercial Performance

According to Billboard Boxscore, the North American leg of the tour generated $20 million in ticket sales and played to 260,763 fans over 20 shows. The highest grossing show of the leg was at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, playing for 15,249 and grossing $1.5 million. Washington D.C.'s Capital One Arena drew the largest crowd of the leg with a total of 16,141 tickets were sold.

Set list

North America

This set list is from the concert on March 10, 2018, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is not intended to represent all tour dates.


Encore

Europe

This set list is from the concert on May 24, 2018, in Belfast, Nothern Ireland. It is not intended to represent all tour dates.


Encore

Swansea

This set list is from the concert "BBC Biggest Weekend" on May 27, 2018, in Swansea, Wales. It is not intended to represent all tour dates.

Newmarket

This set list is from the concert "Summer Saturday Live" on June 9th, 2018, in Newmarket, England. It is not intended to represent all tour dates.

Lisbon

This set list is from the concert "Rock in Rio Lisboa VIII" on June 29, 2018, in Lisbon, Portugal. It is not intended to represent all tour dates.

Notes:

  • During the shows in San Diego and Inglewood, Lovato performed "Yes".
  • During the show in Inglewood, Fergie, Diddy, Tinashe, Jaden Smith and Chris Brown joined DJ Khaled during the opening act.
  • During the show in Brooklyn, A Boogie wit da Hoodie and J Balvin joined DJ Khaled during the opening act.
  • During the show in Miami, Bryson Tiller, Fat Joe, J Balvin and Kent Jones joined DJ Khaled during the opening act
  • During the show in Miami, Luis Fonsi joined Lovato to perform "Échame la Culpa" and "Despacito".
  • During the show in Tampa, Kent Jones joined DJ Khaled during the opening act.
  • During the show in Swansea, Luis Fonsi joined Lovato to perform "Échame la Culpa".

Tour Dates

Date City Country Venue Opening Acts Attendance Revenue
Leg 1 – North America
February 26, 2018 San Diego United States Viejas Arena DJ Khaled
Kehlani
7,967 / 7,967 $612,007
February 28, 2018 San Jose SAP Center 12,371 / 12,743 $967,760
March 02, 2018 Inglewood The Forum 14,436 / 14,436 $1,224,291
March 03, 2018 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena 11,133 / 11,675 $720,336
March 04, 2018 Phoenix Talking Stick 12,490 / 13,529 $881,124
March 07, 2018 Dallas American Airlines Center 15,352 / 15,581 $1,176,161
March 09, 2018 Rosemont Alistate Arena 13,554 / 13,554 $1,157,501
March 10, 2018 Minneapolis Target Center 10,695 / 13,180 $716,150
March 13, 2018 Detroit Little Caesars Arena Kehlani 12,955 / 14,541 $889,170
March 14, 2018 Columbus Schottenstein Center DJ Khaled
Kehlani
12,615 / 12,615 $952,625
March 16, 2018 Brooklyn Barclays Center 15,249 / 15,249 $1,577,852
March 17, 2018 Montreal Canada Bell Centre 8,244 / 9,700 $559,329
March 19, 2018 Toronto Air Canada Centre 13,372 / 15,361 $936,240
March 23, 2018 Philadelphia United States Wells Fargo Center 13,946 / 14,075 $1,081,723
March 24, 2018 Washington D.C. Capital One Arena 16,141 / 16,141 $1,328,860
March 26, 2018 Boston TD Garden 14,011 / 14,011 $1,197,312
March 28, 2018 Nashville Bridgestone Arena 15,269 / 15,452 $1,049,797
March 30, 2018 Miami American Airlines Arena 12,377 / 12,377 $938,395
March 31, 2018 Tampa Amalie Arena 14,863 / 14,863 $1,129,217
April 2, 2018[1] Newark Prudential Center Kehlani 13,723 / 13,723 $1,052,440
Leg 2 – Europe
May 24, 2018 Belfast Northem Irland SSE Arena JOY. TBA TBA
May 25, 2018 Dublin Ireland 3Arena 4,591 / 5,000 $297,651
May 27, 2018[2] Swansea Wales Singleton Park N/A N/A N/A
May 28, 2018[3] Antwerp Belgium Lotto Arena JOY. TBA TBA
May 30, 2018 Copenhagen Denmark Forum Copenhagen
June 1, 2018 Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum
June 2, 2018 Stockholm Sweden Annexet
June 4, 2018 Paris France Zénith Paris
June 6, 2018[4] Cologne Germany Lanxess Arena
June 7, 2018 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion 4,098 / 7,300 $167,610
June 9, 2018[5] Newmarket England Newmarket Racecourse N/A N/A N/A
June 13, 2018 Glasgow Scotland SSE Hydro Jax Jones
JOY.
6,323 / 6,552 $330,470
June 15, 2018 Newcastle England Metro Radio Arena TBA TBA
June 16, 2018 Manchester Manchester Arena
June 18, 2018 Amsterdam Netherlands AFAS Live
June 19, 2018
June 21, 2018 Barcelona Spain Sant Jordi Club
June 22, 2018 Madrid Palacio Vistalegre
June 24, 2018[6] Lisbon Portugal Parque da Bela Vista Jax Jones
JOY.
N/A N/A
June 25, 2018[7] London England The O2 Arena JOY. 9,318 / 12,120 $487,775
June 27, 2018 Casalecchio de Reno Italy Unipol Arena JOY. TBA TBA
June 29, 2018[8] Birmingham England Arena Birmingham Jax Jones
JOY.
TBA TBA
Leg 3 – North America
July 22, 2018[9] Paso Robles United States Paso Robles Event Center Iggy Azalea TBA TBA
Total

Cancelled Shows

Date City Country Venue Reason
April 28, 2018[10] Quito Ecuador Coliseo General Rumiñahui Production Issues
April 30, 2018 Panama City Panama Centro de Convenciones Amador
May 1, 2018 Alajuela Costa Rica Parque Viva
July 26, 2018[11] Atlantic City United States Atlantic City Beach Hospilitalization[12]
September 20, 2018 Mexico City Mexico Arena Cuidad de México Rehab[13]
September 22, 2018 Monterrey Arena Monterrey
November 14, 2018 Santiago Chile Movistar Arena
November 17, 2018 Buenos Aires Argentina DirecTV Arena
November 19, 2018 São Paulo Brazil Allianz Parque
November 21, 2018 Rio de Janeiro Jeunesse Arene
November 24, 2018 Recife Classic Hall
November 27, 2018 Fortaleza Centro de Eventos do Ceará

References

  1. The concert on April 2, 2018 at Prudential Center in Newark was originally scheduled to take place on March 21, but was rescheduled due to extreme weather conditions.
  2. The concert on May 27, 2018 at Singleton Park in Swansea, Wales is part of BBC Music's Biggest Weekend.
  3. The concert on May 28, 2018 at Lotto Arena in Antwerp, Belgium was originally scheduled for May 29, but was rescheduled due to logistical reasons.
  4. The concert on June 6, 2018 at Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany was originally scheduled to take place at Palladium, but was relocated due to high demand.
  5. The concert on June 9, 2018 at Newmarket Racecourse in Newmarket, England is part of the Summer Saturday Live 2018.
  6. The concert on June 24, 2018 at Parque da Bela Vista in Lisbon, Portugal is part of the Rock in Rio Lisboa VIII.
  7. The concert on June 25, 2018 at The O2 Arena in London, England was originally scheduled to take place on June 10, but was rescheduled due to illness.
  8. The concert on June 29, 2018 at Arena Birmingham in Birmingham was originally scheduled to take place on June 12, but was rescheduled due to illness.
  9. The concert on July 22, 2018 at Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, California is part of The California Mid-State Fair.
  10. The concert on April 28, 2018 at Coliseo General Rumiñahui in Quito, Ecuador was originally scheduled to take place at Agora Casa de la Cultura, but was relocated due to maintenance.
  11. The concert on July 26, 2018 at Atlantic City Beach in Atlantic City, New Jersey is part of Atlantic City BeachFest Concert Series.
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