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The Total Request Live Tour (also known as MTV’s TRL Tour) was a major headlining tour featuring American girl group, Destiny’s Child, as the main act. The tour also featured: 3LW, Dream, Eve and Nelly with the St. Lunatics. American recording artist, Jessica Simpson joined the tour for select dates before venturing off to her own solo tour. Her slot was later taken by City High.

The tour ran during the summer of 2001, playing over 30 shows in the United States and Canada. Many dates were cancelled as an outcome of the 9/11.

This the first edition and only edition of the tour.

Background

MTV first positioned a concert series, featuring various acts performing in major markets throughout the U.S.. The idea was to take big names popular on the network and up and coming acts exposure to an arena-sized audience. In 1999, TLC, Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears were rumored to perform together on an MTV-sponsored tour. However, these plans were never confirmed or denied by MTV.

Years later, as the success of TRL continued to grow, it was proposed to move the show from its Time Square headquarters. The proposal to host live shows at various summer tourist spots (similar to MTV Spring Break). This concept later evolved into the Total Request Live Tour.

Destiny’s Child served as the headlining act. New comers 3LW, City High and Dream were featured alongside Jessica Simpson, Eve and Nelly with the St. Lunatics. Simpson’s final show was on August 4, 2001. City High was brought in on August 9, 2001.

The show followed the TRL format. It featured Solange Knowles as the host and emcee. TRL host Carson Daly was featured via video screens to introduce the show. In-between acts, music videos and paid advertisements would play on the video screens.

The tour initially was set for nearly 50 shows in the U.S. and Canada. After the 9/11 attacks, several dates were cancelled as a response to security risks for flying. Thus, the last show of the tour was in Denver, Colorado. A special show was planned to honor the victims of the 9/11 attacks. One of the cancelled shows in Honolulu was reversed.[2] The special show featured Forté and DisGuyz as opening acts and Destiny’s Child as the sole headliner.

Due to strong sales, it was believed the tour would formulate into an annual event. A 2002 tour was penciled yet cancelled before any plans were made.

Opening acts

  • 3Gs (select dates)
  • Lil J (select dates)
  • Forté (Honolulu)
  • DisGuyz (Honolulu)

Lineup

  • 3LW
  • Dream
  • Jessica Simpson (July 18, 2001—August 4, 2001)
  • City High (August 9, 2001—September 9, 2001)
  • Eve
  • Nelly and the St. Lunatics
  • Destiny’s Child

Setlist

The following setlist is obtained from the July 18, 2001 concert at the Pepsi Arena in Albany, New York. It does not represent all concerts throughout the tour.

3LW
  1. “Dance Introduction” contains elements of “Warning”)
  2. “Playas Gon’ Play”
  3. “No More (Baby I’ma Do Right)”
Dream
  1. “This Is Me (Remix)”
  2. “He Loves U Not”
Jessica Simpson
  1. “I Think I’m in Love with You”
  2. “A Little Bit”
  3. “Sweet Kisses”
  4. “I Wanna Love You Forever”
  5. “Hot Like Fire”
  6. “Irresistible”
City High
  1. “City High Anthem”
  2. “What Would You Do?”
  3. “Caramel”
Eve
  1. “What Y’all Want”
  2. “Love is Blind”
  3. “Let Me Blow Ya Mind”
  4. “Who’s That Girl?”
Nelly and the St. Lunatics
  1. “Video Introduction”
  2. “Country Grammar (Hot Shit)”
  3. “Batter Up”
  4. “Midwest Swing”
  5. “Ride wit Me”
  6. “E.I.”
Destiny’s Child
  1. “Independent Women Part I”
  2. “No, No, No (Part 2)”
  3. “Bug a Boo”
  4. “Bills, Bills, Bills”
  5. “Emotion”
  6. “The Story of Beauty” (Rowland solo)
  7. “O-o-h Child” (Williams solo)
  8. “Dangerously in Love” (Knowles solo)
  9. “Thank You, Lord” / “You’ve Been So Good” / “Jesus Loves Me” / “Total Praise”
  10. “Bootylicious”
  11. “Say My Name”
  12. “Nasty Girl”
  13. “Proud Mary”
  14. “Jumpin’, Jumpin'”
  15. “Survivor”
  16. “Happy Face”

Tour dates

Date City Country Venue
North America
July 18, 2001 Albany United States Pepsi Arena
July 19, 2001 Hartford ctnow.com Meadows Music Theatre
July 20, 2001 Virginia Beach GTE Virginia Beach Amphitheater
July 21, 2001 Raleigh Alltel Pavilion
July 22, 2001 Bristow Nissan Pavilion
July 24, 2001 Hershey Hersheypark Stadium
July 25, 2001 Buffalo HSBC Arena
July 28, 2001 Atlanta Philips Arena
July 29, 2001 Maryland Heights Riverport Amphitheatre
July 30, 2001 Minneapolis Target Center
August 1, 2001 Bonner Springs Sandstone Amphitheater
August 2, 2001 Oklahoma City MCC Arena
August 3, 2001 Selma Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
August 4, 2001 Houston Compaq Center
August 5, 2001 Dallas Smirnoff Music Centre
August 8, 2001 Holmdel Township PNC Bank Arts Center
August 9, 2001 Camden Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
August 10, 2001 Mansfield Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
August 11, 2001 Wantagh Jones Beach Theater
August 13, 2001 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre
August 14, 2001 Columbus United States Polaris Amphitheater
August 16, 2001 Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center
August 17, 2001 Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
August 18, 2001 Tampa Ice Palace
August 19, 2001 Sunrise National Car Rental Center
August 21, 2001 Nashville AmSouth Amphitheatre
August 22, 2001 Cleveland Gund Arena
August 23, 2001 Clarkston DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 24, 2001 Burgettstown Post-Gazette Pavilion
August 25, 2001 Noblesville Verizon Wireless Music Center
August 26, 2001 Rosemont Allstate Arena
August 30, 2001 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena
August 31, 2001 Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Events Center
September 1, 2001 Concord Chronicle Pavilion
September 2, 2001 Irvine Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
September 3, 2001 Phoenix Cricket Pavilion
September 8, 2001 Albuquerque ABQ Journal Pavilion
September 9, 2001 Denver Pepsi Center
September 21, 2001 Honolulu Blaisdell Arena

 

Box office score data

Venue City Tickets sold / available Gross revenue
Hersheypark Stadium Hershey 15,000 / 29,100 (52%) $588,913
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Irvine 10,489 / 16,244 (65%) $324,744
Pepsi Center Denver 8,604 / 18,072 (48%) $332,720

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