The World Wide Tour 1997 is the debut tour by Italian singer-songwriter Laura Pausini. Beginning on 1 March 1997 and ending in Atlantic City on 28 June 1997 the tour was in support from her album Le cose che vivi.

This has been the only tour when Laura visited countries like Colombia. It was expected that Pausini would return to such countries during the Inedito World Tour between 2011 and 2012, but since she announced her pregnancy on 15 September 2012 such plans backfired.

Background information

After a massive album promotion made by Warner Music, Pausini announces during 1996 that finally it will be a "World Wide Tour" to please the high demand from the public that aclaimes concerts around South America and Europe.

With early performances in Europe (particularly on Italy), Laura with a short crew visits the world performing in America, saying "I feel that I'm a Latin woman every time I sing in Spanish".

For Pausini's management, it was a challenge to take the tour to North America due to the low promotion in the edge of the continent. Special critics review with very positive comments the performance at Miami, when Pausini made an effort to give the fans what they were looking for.

The promotion of the album took over more than a year to please the label's agreement.

Broadcast and recordings

No recording was ever made or released by Pausini. However, in order to promote the tour as well the album, Pausini sang many songs in Spanish and Italian on 22 February 1997 during the Viña del Mar International Song Festival in Chile.

However, after years, the show is available on YouTube. A famous bootleg of the first performance of Pausini in Brazil, on 16 May 1997 is also available.

Setlist

The setlist presents some variations in every continent.

However, this is the most complete information about the programa in every city.

For the shows in Brazil, presents some songs in Portuguese. This songs are: Incancellabile, Le cose che vivi and Due Innamorati Come Noi.

Due to compromise between the languages on her albums, Pausini took the liberty to sing and both languages (Spanish and Italian) most of the time. Especifically, sang three Portuguese songs during the shows at Brazil.

On 16 May 1997 show, Pausini sang "The Girl from Ipanema" in Portuguese, to please her Brazilian audience on the day of her birthday.

Tour dates

DateCityCountryVenue
Europe
1 March 1997GenevaSwitzerlandGeneva Arena
4 March 1997RavennaItalyPaladeandrè
6 March 1997NaplesPalapartenope
7 March 1997BariPalasport
9 March 1997TurínPalaStampa
10 March 1997MilanPalavobis
11 March 1997ParmaPalasport
14 March 1997FrauenfeldSwitzerlandFesthutte
15 March 1997BellinzonaPalabasket
18 March 1997MontichiariItalyPalasport
19 March 1997NeuchâtelSwitzerlandPatinoire Du Litoral
21 March 1997BrusselsBelgiumForest National
23 March 1997RotterdamNetherlandsAhoy Rotterdam
26 March 1997RomeItalyPalaeur
2 April 1997NiceFranceThéâtre de verdure de Nice
4 April 1997ParisL'Olympia
5 April 1997LyonBourse Du Travail
17 April 1997Palma de MajorcaSpainPlaza de Toros
19 April 1997ValenciaPlaza de Toros de Valencia
20 April 1997MurciaPlaza de Toros de Murcia
22 April 1997ZaragozaPalacio de Deportes
23 April 1997MadridPalacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid
25 April 1997BarcelonaPalau Sant Jordi
27 April 1997GranadaPalacio Municipal de Deportes de Granada
28 April 1997MálagaPalacio de Deportes
30 April 1997LisbonPortugalPraça de Touros de Cascais
2 May 1997La CoruñaSpainColiseum A Coruña
3 May 1997GijónPalacio de Deportes
South America
7 May 1997CaracasVenezuelaPoliedro de Caracas
North America
10 May 1997San JuanPuerto RicoHiram Bithorn
South America
13 May 1997Rio de JaneiroBrazilArena Metropolitan
14 May 1997São PauloPalace
16 May 1997Olímpia
17 May 1997
19 May 1997
20 May 1997
22 May 1997CuritibaCuritiba Forum
24 May 1997Porto AlegreGigantinho
27 May 1997Buenos AiresArgentinaTeatro Opera
29 May 1997SantiagoChileTeatro Monumental
1 June 1997CuscoPeruFestival Internacional de la Cerveza Cuzqueña
3 June 1997LimaJockey Plaza Shopping Center
6 June 1997BogotáColombiaPalacio de Deportes
North America
10 June 1997Mexico CityMexicoNational Auditorium
11 June 1997
13 June 1997Santo DomingoDominican RepublicTeatro Aragua
14 June 1997
17 June 1997San JoséCosta RicaGimnasio Nacional
19 June 1997Guatemala CityGuatemalaTikal Futura
21 June 1997MonterreyMexicoAuditorium Coca Cola
24 June 1997TorontoCanadaRoy Thomson Hall
26 June 1997MiamiUnited StatesJames L. Knight Center
28 June 1997Atlantic CityTrump Taj Mahal

Band

  • Stefano Cantini – Percussion
  • Fillipo Martelli – Keyboard
  • Massimo Pacciani – Battery
  • Eric Buffat – Keyboard
  • Lorenzo Forti – Bass
  • Riccardo Galardini – Guitar
  • Ray Fuller – Guitar
  • Monica Magnani – Backing vocal
  • Emanuela Cortesi – Backing vocal
  • Rossella Ruini – Backing vocal