Farewell Tour

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Living Proof: The Farewell Tour is the seventh concert tour by superstar Cher and her most successful to date. The tour supported her 24th studio album, Living Proof and compilation album titled The Very Best of Cher. The tour accomplished many achievements, one of the major commercial successes was that by October 2003, Cher’s tour grossed over $145 million. All up the tour grossed nearly $250 million and was seen by nearly 3.5 million spectators. The tour was a hit around the world including Europe, Australia, New Zealand and North America. The concert was one of the most long running tours in American history.

The tour was announced in 2002 by Cher. She commented, “It’s an artist’s dream to have a career where you’re continually drawing new people in, while hopefully keeping your longtime fans happy. But I’m certainly aware of the fact that it’s a rare occurrence. I don’t take for granted the fact that people still care about what I do on any level.”

The tour started in Toronto in June 2002 and would continue onward for an amazing record breaking 326 shows, ending in Los Angeles April 2005. The final show was performed at the Hollywood Bowl, incidentally where Cher made her first concert appearance with former husband, Sonny Bono. Cher explains the longevity of the tour was based on asking her manager to continue to add dates because of the audience reaction. The tour was originally slated to end with the Australasian leg in the Fall of 2004, however, an additional North American leg was added in January 2005. She concluded, “I really don’t want to stop. They’re making me stop! I told the tour managers, ‘But I haven’t done Vermont or Delaware’, and they said, ‘There are no venues big enough, dear’. And then I said, ‘So go out and build some! After that, physical restraint was mentioned.’ But seriously, I figured if I didn’t stop, I was going to go into permanent Marlene Dietrich mode. And these are the song I sang for audiences in Alaska, Ohio, Connecticut and then I’d keep falling off my elephant and eventually become a recluse.”

The tour also gave Cher the opportunity to perform in new territories in Europe and North America, including her first tour to reach New Zealand. According to the Dakota Student, the performance at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota was the largest [single night] audience the artist has performed for during her solo career. Although the article states over 20,000 were in attendance, Billboard later reported an audience of 19,531 spectators.

Opening acts included the Village People and Cyndi Lauper.

Tour dates

Date City Country Venue
North America
June 14, 2002 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre
June 15, 2002 Auburn Hills United States The Palace of Auburn Hills
June 18, 2002 Cleveland Gund Arena
June 19, 2002 Columbus, Ohio Nationwide Arena
June 21, 2002 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena
June 22, 2002 Philadelphia First Union Center
June 24, 2002
June 26, 2002 New York City Madison Square Garden
June 27, 2002
June 29, 2002 Washington, D.C. MCI Center
June 30, 2002 Uniondale Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
July 2, 2002 East Rutherford Continental Airlines Arena
July 3, 2002 Manchester Verizon Wireless Arena
July 5, 2002 Pittsburgh Mellon Arena
July 6, 2002 Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
July 8, 2002 Boston FleetCenter
July 9, 2002
July 12, 2002 Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena
July 13, 2002 Milwaukee Bradley Center
July 15, 2002 St. Louis Savvis Center
July 16, 2002 Kansas City Kemper Arena
July 18, 2002 Chicago United Center
July 19, 2002
July 29, 2002 Seattle KeyArena
July 30, 2002 Vancouver Canada General Motors Place
August 1, 2002 Portland United States Rose Garden
August 3, 2002 Oakland The Arena in Oakland
August 4, 2002 San Jose Compaq Center at San Jose
August 6, 2002 Los Angeles Staples Center
August 7, 2002 Anaheim Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim
August 9, 2002 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena
August 10, 2002
August 12, 2002 Phoenix America West Arena
August 14, 2002 Salt Lake City Delta Center
August 15, 2002 Denver Pepsi Center
August 17, 2002 North Little Rock Alltel Arena
August 18, 2002 New Orleans New Orleans Arena
August 20, 2002 Oklahoma City Ford Center
August 21, 2002 Houston Compaq Center
August 23, 2002 Dallas American Airlines Center
August 24, 2002 Austin Frank Erwin Center
August 27, 2002 Atlanta Philips Arena
August 28, 2002 Greenville BI-LO Center
August 30, 2002 Sunrise National Car Rental Center
August 31, 2002
September 2, 2002 Tampa Ice Palace
September 4, 2002 Birmingham BJCC Arena
September 5, 2002 Louisville Freedom Hall
September 7, 2002 Greensboro Greensboro Coliseum
September 8, 2002 Cincinnati U.S. Bank Arena
September 10, 2002 Indianapolis Conseco Fieldhouse
September 12, 2002 Madison Kohl Center
September 13, 2002 Moline Mark of the Quad Cities
September 15, 2002 Minneapolis Target Center
September 27, 2002 Winnipeg Canada Winnipeg Arena
September 28, 2002 Grand Forks United States Alerus Center
September 30, 2002 Park City Kansas Coliseum
October 2, 2002 Ames Hilton Coliseum
October 4, 2002 Saint Paul Xcel Energy Center
October 6, 2002 Green Bay Resch Center
October 8, 2002 Chicago United Center
October 10, 2002 Champaign Assembly Hall
October 12, 2002 East Lansing Breslin Student Events Center
October 13, 2002 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills
October 15, 2002 Hershey Giant Center
October 17, 2002 New York City Madison Square Garden
October 18, 2002
October 21, 2002 Montreal Canada Bell Centre
October 23, 2002 London John Labatt Centre
October 24, 2002 Toronto Air Canada Centre
October 25, 2002 Uncasville United States Mohegan Sun Arena
October 26, 2002 Philadelphia First Union Center
November 3, 2002 Boston FleetCenter
November 4, 2002 Providence Dunkin’ Donuts Center
November 7, 2002 Miami American Airlines Arena
November 8, 2002
November 11, 2002 Orlando TD Waterhouse Centre
November 13, 2002 Nashville Gaylord Entertainment Center
November 14, 2002 New Orleans New Orleans Arena
November 16, 2002 Bossier City CenturyTel Center
November 17, 2002 Houston Compaq Center
November 20, 2002 El Paso Don Haskins Center
November 22, 2002 Dallas American Airlines Center
November 23, 2002 Laredo Laredo Entertainment Center
November 25, 2002 San Antonio SBC Center
December 1, 2002 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena
December 2, 2002 Los Angeles Staples Center
December 5, 2002 Anaheim Arrowhead Pond at Anaheim
December 7, 2002 Bakersfield Bakersfield Centennial Garden
December 8, 2002 Sacramento ARCO Arena
December 11, 2002 San Jose HP Pavilion at San Jose
December 13, 2002 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena
December 14, 2002
December 16, 2002 Seattle KeyArena
December 18, 2002 Nampa Idaho Center
December 19, 2002 Spokane Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena
January 30, 2003 Fresno Selland Arena
February 1, 2003 Tucson Tucson Arena
February 2, 2003 El Paso Don Haskins Center
February 4, 2003 Phoenix America West Arena
February 5, 2003 Albuquerque Tingley Coliseum
February 7, 2003 Lubbock United Spirit Arena
February 9, 2003 North Little Rock Alltel Arena
February 11, 2003 Tampa St. Pete Times Forum
February 13, 2003 Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center
February 14, 2003 Jacksonville Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Coliseum
February 24, 2003 Roanoke Roanoke Civic Center
February 25, 2003 Richmond Richmond Coliseum
February 27, 2003 Baltimore 1st Mariner Arena
March 1, 2003 Lexington Rupp Arena
March 2, 2003 Knoxville Thompson´┐ŻBoling Arena
March 4, 2003 Memphis Pyramid Arena
March 6, 2003 Lafayette Cajundome
March 8, 2003 Mobile Mobile Civic Center
March 9, 2003 Jackson Mississippi Coliseum
March 11, 2003 Huntsville Von Braun Center
March 13, 2003 Oklahoma City Ford Center
March 14, 2003 Park City Kansas Coliseum
March 16, 2003 Topeka Landon Arena
April 16, 2003 Billings MetraPark Arena
April 17, 2003 Bismarck Bismarck Civic Center
April 19, 2003 Council Bluffs Mid-America Center
April 20, 2003
April 22, 2003 Charlotte Charlotte Coliseum
April 23, 2003 North Charleston North Charleston Coliseum
April 25, 2003 Atlanta Philips Arena
April 27, 2003 Wilkes-Barre First Union Arena
April 29, 2003 Bridgeport Arena at Harbor Yard
April 30, 2003 Portland Cumberland County Civic Center
May 2, 2003 Worcester Worcester’s Centrum Centre
May 3, 2003 Buffalo HSBC Arena
May 13, 2003 Dayton Nutter Center
May 16, 2003 Cleveland Gund Arena
May 17, 2003 Detroit Joe Louis Arena
June 2, 2003 Trenton Sovereign Bank Arena
June 3, 2003
June 5, 2003 Hampton Hampton Coliseum
June 7, 2003 Manchester Verizon Wireless Arena
June 8, 2003 University Park Bryce Jordan Center
June 11, 2003 New York City Madison Square Garden
June 12, 2003
June 15, 2003 Moline Mark of the Quad Cities
June 17, 2003 Denver Pepsi Center
June 18, 2003 Billings MetraPark Arena
June 20, 2003 Nampa Idaho Center
June 21, 2003 Yakima Yakima Valley SunDome
July 9, 2003 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena
July 11, 2003 Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
July 12, 2003 Worcester Worcester’s Centrum Centre
July 14, 2003 Portland Cumberland County Civic Center
July 16, 2003 Hartford Hartford Civic Center
July 18, 2003 Wilkes-Barre Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza
July 19, 2003 Manchester Verizon Wireless Arena
July 21, 2003 Dayton Nutter Center
July 23, 2003 Albany Pepsi Arena
July 25, 2003 Rochester Blue Cross Arena
July 26, 2003 Hershey Giant Center
July 28, 2003 Rockford Rockford MetroCentre
July 30, 2003 Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena
August 1, 2003 Columbus, Ohio Jerome Schottenstein Center
August 2, 2003 Indianapolis Conseco Fieldhouse
August 4, 2003 Evansville Roberts Municipal Stadium
August 6, 2003 Fort Wayne Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
August 7, 2003 Charleston Charleston Civic Center
August 11, 2003 Peoria Carver Arena
August 13, 2003 Des Moines Veterans Memorial Auditorium
August 15, 2003 Minneapolis Target Center
August 16, 2003 Milwaukee Bradley Center
August 22, 2003 Auburn White River Amphitheatre
August 23, 2003 Vancouver Canada General Motors Place
August 25, 2003 Calgary Pengrowth Saddledome
August 27, 2003 Saskatoon Saskatchewan Place
August 30, 2003 San Bernardino United States Hyundai Pavilion at Glen Helen
August 31, 2003 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena
September 3, 2003 Fresno Selland Arena
September 5, 2003 Concord Chronicle Pavilion
September 6, 2003 Sacramento ARCO Arena
September 8, 2003 Reno Lawlor Events Center
September 10, 2003 Portland Rose Garden
September 12, 2003 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena
September 13, 2003 Phoenix America West Arena
September 22, 2003 Kansas City Kemper Arena
September 24, 2003 Fort Worth FWCC Arena
September 26, 2003 The Woodlands Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
September 27, 2003 Selma Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
September 29, 2003 Albuquerque Journal Pavilion
October 1, 2003 Colorado Springs World Arena
October 3, 2003 Omaha Qwest Center Omaha
October 4, 2003 St. Louis Savvis Center
October 10, 2003 Washington, D.C. MCI Center
October 12, 2003 Rosemont Allstate Arena
October 13, 2003
October 15, 2003 Norfolk Norfolk Scope
October 16, 2003 Columbia Carolina Coliseum
October 18, 2003 Biloxi Mississippi Coast Coliseum
October 20, 2003 Daytona Beach Ocean Center
October 21, 2003 Pensacola Pensacola Civic Center
October 25, 2003 Sunrise Office Depot Center
October 27, 2003 Pittsburgh Petersen Events Center
October 28, 2003 Reading Sovereign Center
October 31, 2003 Toronto Canada The SkyTent at SkyDome
January 2, 2004 Las Vegas United States MGM Grand Garden Arena
January 3, 2004
Europe
May 8, 2004 Dublin Ireland The Point
May 9, 2004 Belfast Northern Ireland Odyssey Arena
May 11, 2004 Glasgow Scotland Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre
May 14, 2004 Birmingham England NEC Arena
May 15, 2004
May 17, 2004 Manchester Manchester Evening News Arena
May 19, 2004 Sheffield Hallam FM Arena
May 21, 2004 London Wembley Arena
May 22, 2004
May 26, 2004 Paris France Zenith de Paris
May 28, 2004 Cologne Germany Lanxess Arena
May 29, 2004 Zurich Switzerland Hallenstadion
June 1, 2004 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle
June 2, 2004 Budapest Hungary Budapest Sports Arena
June 4, 2004 Munich Germany Olympiahalle
June 5, 2004 Frankfurt Festhalle
June 7, 2004 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis
June 11, 2004 Hamburg Germany Color Line Arena
June 12, 2004 Copenhagen Denmark Forum Copenhagen
June 15, 2004 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm Globe Arena
June 18, 2004 Helsinki Finland Hartwall Areena
June 21, 2004 Moscow Russia State Kremlin Palace
June 22, 2004
June 24, 2004 Saint Petersburg Ice Palace
June 27, 2004 Leipzig Germany Arena Leipzig
June 29, 2004 Rotterdam Netherlands The Ahoy
June 30, 2004
July 2, 2004 Monte Carlo Monaco Monte Carlo Sporting Club and Casino
North America
July 23, 2004 Calgary Canada Pengrowth Saddledome
July 24, 2004 Kelowna Prospera Place
July 26, 2004 Edmonton Skyreach Centre
July 28, 2004 Saskatoon Credit Union Centre
July 30, 2004 Rapid City United States Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
July 31, 2004 Sioux City Gateway Arena
August 2, 2004 Green Bay Resch Center
August 4, 2004 Cedar Rapids U.S. Cellular Center
August 7, 2004 Fargo Fargodome
August 9, 2004 Tulsa TCC Arena
August 11, 2004 Hidalgo Dodge Arena
August 13, 2004 Baton Rouge RC Arena
August 14, 2004 Biloxi Mississippi Coast Coliseum
August 23, 2004 Hamilton Canada Copps Coliseum
August 25, 2004 Halifax Halifax Metro Centre
August 26, 2004
August 28, 2004 Uncasville United States Mohegan Sun Arena
August 30, 2004 Providence Dunkin’ Donuts Center
September 1, 2004 Binghamton Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena
September 3, 2004 Erie Louis J. Tullio Arena
September 4, 2004 Reading Sovereign Center
September 7, 2004 Toledo Savage Hall
September 8, 2004 Springfield Prairie Capital Convention Center
September 11, 2004 Southaven DeSoto Civic Center
September 13, 2004 Chattanooga McKenzie Arena
September 15, 2004 Winston-Salem Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum
September 17, 2004 Birmingham BJCC Arena
September 18, 2004 Jacksonville Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
September 20, 2004 Gainesville O’Connell Center
September 22, 2004 Daytona Beach Ocean Center
September 24, 2004 Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center
September 27, 2004 Estero Germain Arena
September 28, 2004
October 8, 2004 Mexico City Mexico Palacio de los Deportes
October 9, 2004
October 10, 2004
November 5, 2004 Hidalgo United States Dodge Arena
November 7, 2004 Corpus Christi American Bank Center
November 9, 2004 Beaumont Ford Arena
November 11, 2004 Columbia Paige Sports Arena
November 13, 2004 Minneapolis Target Center
November 15, 2004 Sioux Falls Sioux Falls Arena
November 17, 2004 Duluth DECC Arena
November 19, 2004 Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena
November 20, 2004 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills
November 22, 2004 Rochester Blue Cross Arena
November 24, 2004 Albany Pepsi Arena
November 26, 2004 Portland Cumberland County Civic Center
November 27, 2004 Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
December 11, 2004 Washington, D.C. MCI Center
December 12, 2004 Uniondale Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
December 14, 2004 Duluth Arena at Gwinnett Center
December 16, 2004 Tampa St. Pete Times Forum
December 18, 2004 Sunrise Office Depot Center
January 14, 2005 Sacramento ARCO Arena
January 16, 2005 Bakersfield Bakersfield Centennial Garden
January 18, 2005 Glendale Glendale Arena
January 19, 2005 Tucson Tucson Arena
January 21, 2005 San Jose HP Pavilion at San Jose
January 23, 2005 Spokane Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena
January 25, 2005 Portland Rose Garden
January 26, 2005 Everett Everett Events Center
January 29, 2005 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena
January 31, 2005 Salt Lake City Delta Center
February 2, 2005 Colorado Springs World Arena
February 4, 2005 Wichita Falls Kay Yeager Coliseum
February 5, 2005 Bossier City CenturyTel Center
February 7, 2005 Albuquerque Tingley Coliseum
Oceania
February 20, 2005 North Shore City New Zealand North Harbour Stadium
February 22, 2005 Christchurch Westpac Centre
February 26, 2005 Melbourne Australia Rod Laver Arena
February 27, 2005
March 1, 2005
March 3, 2005 Sydney Sydney Entertainment Centre
March 4, 2005
March 7, 2005
March 9, 2005 Newcastle Newcastle Entertainment Centre
March 11, 2005 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre
March 12, 2005
March 15, 2005 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre
March 16, 2005
March 18, 2005 Sydney Sydney Entertainment Centre
North America
April 7, 2005 Montreal Canada Bell Centre
April 9, 2005 Ottawa Corel Centre
April 10, 2005 London John Labatt Centre
April 12, 2005 Uncasville United States Mohegan Sun Arena
April 13, 2005 East Rutherford Continental Airlines Arena
April 16, 2005 Chicago United Center
April 18, 2005 Council Bluffs Mid-America Center
April 20, 2005 Winnipeg Canada MTS Centre
April 21, 2005 Regina Regina AgriDome
April 23, 2005 Victoria Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
April 24, 2005
April 29, 2005 Los Angeles United States Hollywood Bowl
April 30, 2005
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