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.
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.
The setlist presents some variations in every continent.
However, this is the most complete information about the programa in every city.
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.
|1 March 1997||Geneva||Switzerland||Geneva Arena|
|4 March 1997||Ravenna||Italy||Paladeandrè|
|6 March 1997||Naples||Palapartenope|
|7 March 1997||Bari||Palasport|
|9 March 1997||Turín||PalaStampa|
|10 March 1997||Milan||Palavobis|
|11 March 1997||Parma||Palasport|
|14 March 1997||Frauenfeld||Switzerland||Festhutte|
|15 March 1997||Bellinzona||Palabasket|
|18 March 1997||Montichiari||Italy||Palasport|
|19 March 1997||Neuchâtel||Switzerland||Patinoire Du Litoral|
|21 March 1997||Brussels||Belgium||Forest National|
|23 March 1997||Rotterdam||Netherlands||Ahoy Rotterdam|
|26 March 1997||Rome||Italy||Palaeur|
|2 April 1997||Nice||France||Théâtre de verdure de Nice|
|4 April 1997||Paris||L'Olympia|
|5 April 1997||Lyon||Bourse Du Travail|
|17 April 1997||Palma de Majorca||Spain||Plaza de Toros|
|19 April 1997||Valencia||Plaza de Toros de Valencia|
|20 April 1997||Murcia||Plaza de Toros de Murcia|
|22 April 1997||Zaragoza||Palacio de Deportes|
|23 April 1997||Madrid||Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid|
|25 April 1997||Barcelona||Palau Sant Jordi|
|27 April 1997||Granada||Palacio Municipal de Deportes de Granada|
|28 April 1997||Málaga||Palacio de Deportes|
|30 April 1997||Lisbon||Portugal||Praça de Touros de Cascais|
|2 May 1997||La Coruña||Spain||Coliseum A Coruña|
|3 May 1997||Gijón||Palacio de Deportes|
|7 May 1997||Caracas||Venezuela||Poliedro de Caracas|
|10 May 1997||San Juan||Puerto Rico||Hiram Bithorn|
|13 May 1997||Rio de Janeiro||Brazil||Arena Metropolitan|
|14 May 1997||São Paulo||Palace|
|16 May 1997||Olímpia|
|17 May 1997|
|19 May 1997|
|20 May 1997|
|22 May 1997||Curitiba||Curitiba Forum|
|24 May 1997||Porto Alegre||Gigantinho|
|27 May 1997||Buenos Aires||Argentina||Teatro Opera|
|29 May 1997||Santiago||Chile||Teatro Monumental|
|1 June 1997||Cusco||Peru||Festival Internacional de la Cerveza Cuzqueña|
|3 June 1997||Lima||Jockey Plaza Shopping Center|
|6 June 1997||Bogotá||Colombia||Palacio de Deportes|
|10 June 1997||Mexico City||Mexico||National Auditorium|
|11 June 1997|
|13 June 1997||Santo Domingo||Dominican Republic||Teatro Aragua|
|14 June 1997|
|17 June 1997||San José||Costa Rica||Gimnasio Nacional|
|19 June 1997||Guatemala City||Guatemala||Tikal Futura|
|21 June 1997||Monterrey||Mexico||Auditorium Coca Cola|
|24 June 1997||Toronto||Canada||Roy Thomson Hall|
|26 June 1997||Miami||United States||James L. Knight Center|
|28 June 1997||Atlantic City||Trump Taj Mahal|
- 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