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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This set list is from the concert on March 10, 2018, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is not intended to represent all tour dates.
This set list is from the concert on May 24, 2018, in Belfast, Nothern Ireland. It is not intended to represent all tour dates.
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.
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.
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.
- 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".
|Leg 1 – North America|
|February 26, 2018||San Diego||United States||Viejas Arena||DJ Khaled|
|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|
|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||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||Swansea||Wales||Singleton Park||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|May 28, 2018||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||Cologne||Germany||Lanxess Arena|
|June 7, 2018||Zürich||Switzerland||Hallenstadion||4,098 / 7,300||$167,610|
|June 9, 2018||Newmarket||England||Newmarket Racecourse||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|June 13, 2018||Glasgow||Scotland||SSE Hydro||Jax Jones|
|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||Lisbon||Portugal||Parque da Bela Vista||Jax Jones|
|June 25, 2018||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||Birmingham||England||Arena Birmingham||Jax Jones|
|Leg 3 – North America|
|July 22, 2018||Paso Robles||United States||Paso Robles Event Center||Iggy Azalea||TBA||TBA|
|April 28, 2018||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||Atlantic City||United States||Atlantic City Beach||Hospilitalization|
|September 20, 2018||Mexico City||Mexico||Arena Cuidad de México||Rehab|
|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|
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ The concert on May 27, 2018 at Singleton Park in Swansea, Wales is part of BBC Music's Biggest Weekend.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ The concert on June 9, 2018 at Newmarket Racecourse in Newmarket, England is part of the Summer Saturday Live 2018.
- ↑ The concert on June 24, 2018 at Parque da Bela Vista in Lisbon, Portugal is part of the Rock in Rio Lisboa VIII.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ The concert on July 22, 2018 at Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, California is part of The California Mid-State Fair.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ 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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