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IMPORTANT EVENTS

January-March 2007
Mariah is on the set filming for her upcoming film Tennessee

Spring 2007
Exclusive perfume release

Fall 2007
New album release


TV APPEARANCES

February 25, 2007
State Property 2
TMC 10:00pm ET

February 26, 2007
20 Greatest Women in Music
VH1 6:00pm ET

February 26, 2007
State Property 2
SHON 10:00pm ET

March 1, 2007
Forbes' 20 Richest Women in Entertainment
ETV 11:00am ET

March 1, 2007
101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment
ETV 2:00pm ET

March 1, 2007
Outrageous Celebrity Feuds
ETV 8:00pm ET

March 2, 2007
Outrageous Celebrity Feuds
ETV 9:00am ET

March 4, 2007
Outrageous Celebrity Feuds
ETV 1:00pm ET

March 5, 2007
State Property 2
SHO 3:15am ET

March 5, 2007
40 More Awesomely Bad Fashion Moments
VH1 4:00pm ET

March 17, 2007
State Property 2
SHO 4:25am ET

March 18, 2007
Death of a Dynasty
SBLK 11:40pm ET


MAGAZINE STAND

March 2007
Playboy Magazine (cover).


POLLING BOOTH

Mariah Daily Poll
What are you excited about most for Mariah's upcoming film Tennessee?

1. Her acting as the country girl Krystal Evans
2. Her upcoming duet with Willie Nelson
3. Hearing her southern accent!
4. Mariah playing guitar in the film


View Results







 
NEWS ARCHIVES


Tuesday, October 31 , 2006

Happy Halloween! // 2:20 PM EST Updated by Maggie

Mariah Daily would like to wish its visitors a Happy Halloween! Mariah has confessed that Halloween is one of her favorite celebrations, and usually does something festive for the occasion. She is known for throwing some of the best Halloween parties in the entertainment world, and she always finds something creative to dress up as, even if she’s away from home. From one of Charlie’s Angels to a bride to the Little Mermaid, Mariah looks good even on the year’s scariest evening!


As a feisty 8th grader at Greenlawn Middle School, Mariah caused a scandal by showing up dressed as Sandy from Grease. “Of course, I was the bad Sandy,” she told Rosie O’Donnell, “Even then I was up to my antics!” In 1997, Mariah gathered with friends for a private party, where she donned thick eyelashes and a sexy ensemble as Farrah Fawcett from Charlie’s Angels. Mariah came dressed as a Playboy Bunny in 2001.

In 2003, she held her by-now infamous Halloween party in London, where A-listers from around the country flew in to attend. Mariah sparkled as a mermaid. In 2004, she got ready to walk down the aisle again, coming to Sean Combs’ Halloween bash dressed in a wedding gown. “I never felt sexy on my wedding day,” she laughed when asked about her wardrobe choice. In 2005, Mariah toned things down a bit with a private party and a quiet evening at Bette Midler’s charity event. What spooky things does 2006 have in store for Mariah?

For more photos from Mariah's past Halloween stints, make sure to check out our Photo Gallery!
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Source: Mariah Daily

Mariah Daily Mailbag: Alexis Defends Mariah // 2:06 PM EST Updated by Casey

Hello,

My name is Alexis. I am 6 years old and my mommy is helping me write this letter to you. I was at the Boston show and the Mohegan Sun show front row. My daddy is a concert promoter and knows Mariah and her staff very well. I was very upset when my daddy told me people were mad at Mariah because the show was too short. Well, here are my words of wisdom for everyone who thought that. I am only 6 and can tell you Mariah gives you her all no matter how long it is. For 5 minutes, or 75 minutes, it's a win-win situation just to see her perform. She is probably one of the nicest people in the business. I know because my dad is in the business. I was backstage with her at Mohegan Sun and was the last to go in to see her. Mariah sat right on the floor in a black dress and was talking to me about girl stuff, shoes, and clothes. She even helped me fix my pony tails. We chatted for about 20 minutes or so. I guess what I am trying to say is, to everyone at all the shows, no matter how long Mariah takes or how much shorter the show was for the other venue show, Mariah is a thrill to see no matter how long she sings for. She just gave her all to you as she always does!

I want to say thank you to Darrell and Rob, Mariah's security. Also, Lisa, Mariah's personal assistant. And last, Mark Sudack, co-manager, for letting me have the extra special time with Mariah. And to all the lambs, remember, Mariah is a national treasure and we should start realizing that!

Sincerely,

Alexis
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Source: Alexis - BMac Productions Inc

"The Adventures of Mimi" Tour Section Updates // 9:00 AM EST Updated by Casey

Many thanks to all who have contributed to our "The Adventures of Mimi" Tour Section! If you have any photos, audio/video, or reviews you'd like to share with us, please submit them via tour@mariahdaily.com. Thanks again!

  • Miami, FL:
    --Below are fan photos taken at Mariah's concert at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida, on Saturday, August 5, 2006. Thanks to Paul! Visit the Miami page of our Tour Section for additional photos.


  • San Diego, CA:
    --Below are fan photos taken at Mariah's concert at ipayOne Center in San Diego, California, on Wednesday, October 4, 2006. Thanks to Alyssa! Visit the San Diego page of our Tour Section for additional photos.


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  • Mariah Daily Poll Results:
    --"Which of the following songs would you want to hear on 'The Adventures of Mimi' tour?"

    Stay The Night (3,494 votes) 9.24%
    Vanishing (3,357 votes) 8.87%
    Emotions (3,129 votes) 8.27%
    Breakdown (3,048 votes) 8.06%
    Circles (3,018 votes) 7.98%
    Bringin' On The Heartbreak (2,734 votes) 7.23%
    Through The Rain (2,718 votes) 7.19%
    Joyride (2,602 votes) 6.88%
    Can't Let Go (2,536 votes) 6.70%
    Anytime You Need A Friend (2,452 votes) 6.48%
    Underneath The Stars (2,050 votes) 5.42%
    The Roof (1,951 votes) 5.16%
    Prisoner (1,737 votes) 4.59%
    Your Girl (1,621 votes) 4.29%
    Crybaby (1,381 votes) 3.65%

    Total: 37,828 votes


    Thank you for participating! Please take a moment to answer our new poll (left).
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    Source: Mariah Daily | Paul | Alyssa

    Chart Flashback // 8:34 AM EST Updated by Casey

    Using the top 10 singles from Billboard's Hot 100 chart for the week ending October 27, 1990, Whitney Pastorek of Entertainment Weekly reviewed 16-year-old songs and how they hold up today. Mariah's "Love Takes Time" is among those evaluated in the new commentary feature.

    5. ''Love Takes Time,'' Mariah Carey
    Oh, hello, it's my most favorite Mariah Carey song of all time! Okay, that's a bit of an exaggeration, but really — I'm pretty sure she nailed this one. And to everyone out there who's gotten so upset at me time and time again for not giving this woman her props, listen up, 'cause I'm not going to repeat myself: With its combo of soft trills and a bridge powerful enough to hold up most of New Jersey, ''Love Takes Time'' strikes the perfect balance of all the things that make Ms. Carey one of the greatest vocalists of this or any other century. If she's going to be on every single chart of every single week of the '90s, at least there are songs like this to make it bearable. So can we all just get along now? A

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    Source: EW.com


    Monday, October 30 , 2006

    Mariah Miscellaneous // 8:47 PM EST Updated by Casey

    News Tidbits
    --According to El Vocero de Puerto Rico, Mariah is currently spending some time off in Puerto Rico. When MC arrived, a source reports, she was surrounded by several bodyguards and special assistants who watched her every step.

    --AOL Music now offers Mariah fans a free radio station playing MC 24/7. Click on the button below to check it out!


    Mariah Mentions
    --From Billboard - Chart Beat: Justin Timberlake occupies two adjacent positions in the top five of The Billboard Hot 100, the first artist to have a pair of hits in the top five since Mariah Carey occupied the top two in September 2005. Carey's "We Belong Together" was No. 1 while her follow-up, "Shake It Off," was No. 2 the week of Sept. 10, 2005.

    --From United Press International: [Michael] Jackson is to receive the Diamond Award for his contribution to music, the BBC said Sunday. The Diamond Award, whose recipients include singer Mariah Carey, recognizes artists who sold more than 100 million albums, the BBC said.

    Fans' Corner
    --Mariah Hero is holding a festive Halloween chat for fans tonight at 8:00pm ET. Share your scary stories and you could win a prize. Click here to participate!

    --Ché spotted Mariah's "Glamorized" line for sale in the United Arab Emirates at the Claire's Accessories store in Abu Dhabi Mall. Also, at the airport in Amsterdam, Ché noticed the same dress worn by Mariah for her "The Emancipation of Mimi" album cover on a model in an advertisement for Wolford fashion boutiques. Click on each thumbnail below for an enlarged view.


    --Besim is selling a collection of rare Mariah items on eBay. Click here to view the auction!

    Video Download
    --Keith Olbermann of MSNBC's "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" recently reported on the cancellation of Mariah's Hong Kong concert during the "Keeping Tabs" segment of his show. Click here to download a video file of this report. Many thanks to Moony!
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    Source: Mariah Daily | Teddy | Jessie - AOL Music | Richard | Curtis | Ché | Besim | Moony

    Refund Procedure for Mariah Carey Hong Kong Concert // 1:35 AM EST Updated by Casey

    ONE Events Limited, the promoter of the Mariah Carey Hong Kong concert has confirmed to cancel the event effective immediately.

    Patrons who purchased tickets through the promoter (ONE Events Limited), should secure refunds directly from them.

    Tickets Purchased by Credit Card via HK Ticketing

    Full refund will be automatically re-deposited to the same Credit Card account used for ticket purchase within 30 days.

    Tickets Purchased by Cash via HK Ticketing

    1) Please bring along the concert tickets to the HK Ticketing Box Office at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre during business hours (Monday - Saturday, 11am - 7pm and Closed on Sunday and Public Holiday.)
    2) Complete a Refund Application Form.
    3) Return the completed Form to Box Office staff with concert tickets on or before 30 Nov 2006.
    4) An IMMEDIATE full refund in Cash will be given at the Box Office counter upon the submission of completed refund Application Form and the concert tickets.
    5) Any Cash Refund request received after 30 Nov 2006 will not be processed.

    For further enquiry, please call our Customer Service Hotline at 31 288 288.
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    Source: Hong Kong Ticketing Limited | houseofMusiC


    Sunday, October 29 , 2006

    Mariah Miscellaneous // 1:58 AM EST Updated by Casey

    News Tidbits
    --In a recent interview with The Associated Press, Benny Medina (Mariah's manager) disputed claims that only 4,000 tickets were sold for the cancelled concert in Hong Kong, China. According to Medina, 8,000 tickets had been sold. "If there were only 10 people in this venue, and this particular promoter ... had fulfilled his contractual obligations, we would be there. Mariah Carey loves her fans in Southeast Asia," Benny told the AP. "He has defaulted several times, right up into the last 48 hours. Literally we tried to hang in there with this guy." Medina called this tour the most successful of Mariah's career. Also, Benny mentioned that the team was talking to other promoters to see if the date could be completed. However, Mariah is due back in the US to film "Tennessee" and work on her new album. "There's no question that Mariah is excited to go back to Hong Kong in the very near future," said Medina.

    --Below are photos (taken yesterday) of a promotional banner and an under-construction stage where Mariah was supposed to perform on the waterfront in Hong Kong, China. The concert at the Tamar site was cancelled after a dispute between Mariah's manager and the local promoter. Click on each thumbnail for an enlarged view.


    --This week, "The Adventures of Mimi" remains at the #6 position on the Top 20 Concert Tours chart.

    --Songwriter Johnta Austin (co-writer of "We Belong Together," "Shake It Off," "Don't Forget About Us," etc.) is gearing up for the release of his debut album, "Ocean Drive," due out later this year. Mariah recently expressed: "As a fellow songwriter, I really had an incredible experience working with Johnta. I'm really excited for him and happy that such a true talent is getting a chance to shine as a solo artist."

    --In the current issue of Heat magazine, dated October 28, 2006, the weekly celebrity gossip publication lists its 20 Curviest Celebs. Mariah was ranked #7 by the magazine. Click on the thumbnail below for an enlarged view.


    Mariah Mentions
    --From FOXNews.com: Sources tell me there’s been some idea of Mariah Carey coming in and re-doing one of the album’s songs with Janet [Jackson] as a stunt, but that doesn’t seem likely now. Even if [Jermaine] Dupri reconsiders his position, Virgin isn’t going to put more money into “20 Y.O.” The damage is done.

    --In the liner notes of R&B singer/songwriter John Legend's new album, "Once Again," Mariah is listed among the artists, executives, and public officials "who have helped, supported, and encouraged [Legend] over the past couple years." Also, in the liner notes of R&B singer/songwriter Robin Thicke's new album, "The Evolution of Robin Thicke," Mariah is among the artists and musicians acknowledged for their "friendship and inspiration."

    Fans' Corner
    --Diana Stevenson, 22, is a dedicated Mariah fan who suffers from cerebral palsy. She is raising money to purchase an EasyStand Evolv Glider. Although expensive, this equipment will help make her wish to walk again come true. You can support Diana in her efforts by sending a donation to divineimperfection@comcast.net via PayPal. Below is a group photo of Diana with other Mariah fans. Click on the thumbnail to view the larger, full-scale image.


    --Shino of Love Love Jack was able to present her fabulous Japanese fan book to Mariah backstage at a concert. Below are photos from the meet-and-greet as well as a message from Mariah. Also, you can watch a video clip of the fan book by clicking here. Check it out!


    --Can and Murat of MariahTurkiye.net have expanded the multimedia section of their fan site. New wallpapers, bookmarks, signs, avatars, and Winamp skins have been added. Check it out!

    --Jay is selling some of his rare Mariah items on eBay. Click here to view his auctions!
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    Source: Mariah Daily | Access Hollywood | Yahoo! News | SoutheastTexasLive.com | PR Newswire | Chris | Diana | Shino | Can and Murat | Jay


    Saturday, October 28 , 2006

    Download: "All I Want For Christmas Is You" Live in Tokyo // 1:48 AM EST Updated by Casey

    Click on the link below to download a video file (MP4) of Mariah performing "All I Want For Christmas Is You" live in concert at the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo, Japan, on Friday, October 20, 2006. Many thanks to Noriaki Jr.!



    [ Download: "All I Want For Christmas Is You" Live in Tokyo ]
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    Source: Mariah Daily | Noriaki Jr.


    Thursday, October 26 , 2006

    Blame Flies After Mariah Hong Kong Cancellation // 5:52 PM EST Updated by Casey

    Management and promoters of Mariah Carey's Oct. 28 gig in Hong Kong are blaming each other after the pop singer's show was canceled today (Oct. 26).

    The event's promoters, Hong Kong-based One Events, say the tour-concluding show was pulled due to poor ticket sales and blamed Carey's management, Los Angeles-based Handprint Entertainment, for making "unreasonable last-minute demands."

    But Handprint co-owner Benny Medina claims to have pulled the plug after One Events allegedly defaulted on an advance. Medina says Handprint's contract with One Events stipulated that a percentage of production and star fees be paid in advance to guarantee the booking.

    "Judging by the business model of this company and the way it does business -- bearing in mind this money was still outstanding two days before the show -- we felt the possibility of getting those fees was remote," Medina tells Billboard.com. "So we felt we had no alternative but to cancel the show."

    "As promoters of the Mariah Carey Hong Kong concert we have decided to cancel the event effective immediately due to both the poor response of public ticket sales (approximately 4,000 normal tickets only despite a substantial advertising campaign, although a good response from corporate ticketing), and also due to specific last-minute demands which we find wholly unreasonable and not with the best interests of Hong Kong, us and also the fans," One Events said in a statement.

    Medina wouldn't comment on how many tickets had been sold. Local newspapers were still running ads for seats today. Carey was to have played at the Tamar Site, a former naval base in the heart of downtown Hong Kong that occasionally hosts temporary stages for large-scale outdoor shows. With a capacity of 20,000, the venue has previously hosted such acts as the Rolling Stones.

    Production crews had already begun building the stage when the cancellation was announced here by Carey's local label, Universal Music South East Asia. Refund details have yet to be announced, but Medina says One Events still owes him money.

    "The moneys owed were a combination of artists' fees and production fees," he says. "This was after we let the promoter know ... that we would give him more and more time to pay. But he missed the deadline each time."

    In a statement released today by Universal Music South East Asia regional headquarters in Hong Kong, UMG International apologized to Carey's fans, blaming the cancellation on "unfulfilled contractual obligations by concert organizers."

    "She deeply regrets the disappointment caused to them due to unforeseen circumstances beyond her control," the statement says. "For Mariah, this is particularly unfortunate given her recent sold-out, critically acclaimed tours of the United States and Japan."

    Related Article:
  • Mariah Emancipated from Hong Kong Date (E! Online)
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    Source: Billboard

    Mariah Cancels Hong Kong Concert // 12:48 PM EST Updated by Liron

  • From MTV Asia: Mariah Carey's concert in Hong Kong has been cancelled. Universal Music Group International sent out the following press release today:

    Due to unfulfilled contractual obligations by concert organisers, Mariah Carey has been obliged to cancel her forthcoming concert in Hong Kong, scheduled to take place at The Tamar site on Saturday, October 28.

    With legions of fans in Hong Kong and South East Asia, Mariah has always appreciated the love and dedication they have shown over the years. She deeply regrets the disappointment caused to them due to unforseen circumstances beyond her control. For Mariah, this is particularly unfortunate given her recent sold-out, critically acclaimed tours of the United States and Japan.

    Mariah's most recent album, The Emancipation Of Mimi, achieved double-platinum status in Hong Kong and platinum sales in Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand. The album also earned the multi-Grammy winning singer/songwriter/producer the distinction of being the best-selling Universal Music artist in China in 2006.

    Mariah will soon begin work on a new album, due for release in 2007.

  • From Yahoo! News: Mariah Carey's weekend concert was canceled Thursday because of poor ticket sales and what promoters said were the pop star's "unreasonable demands."

    Carey was to perform Saturday at an outdoor space near Hong Kong's Central financial district. Promoter Concerts Asia said it had only sold 4,000 tickets, despite a "substantial" advertising campaign.

    "We have decided to cancel the event effective immediately due to both the poor response of public ticket sales and also due to specific last-minute demands which we find wholly unreasonable and not with the best interests of Hong Kong, us and also the fans," said a statement posted Thursday on the promoter's website.

    Concerts Asia declined further comment, and contact information for Carey wasn't immediately available.

    Hits by the 36-year-old Grammy-winning singer include "We Belong Together."

  • From Concerts Asia: There will be an official announcement next week to confirm the refund procedures through HK Ticketing and in the meanwhile all customers will be contacted if we have their emails to inform them of the procedure for refund and of course to offer our sincere apologies to any inconvenience."

    Please meanwhile email any enquiries to:
    mariah@concerts-asia.com
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    Source: Universal Music Group International | ONE Events | Bernard | Nick | Helen


    Wednesday, October 25 , 2006

    "Tennessee" Tidbits // 8:15 PM EST Updated by Casey

    --Lee Daniels Entertainment, the official website for producer Lee Daniels, now has a page for "Tennessee," the upcoming film co-starring Mariah. The page includes an advertisement image (right) and the film's details (below).

    Synopsis: Brothers Carter (James D’Arcy) and Ellis Armstrong (Ethan Peck) have only each other and their rundown trailer home in the mountains outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico. But when their lonely lives are shattered by misfortune, their only hope is to return home to Tennessee and the father they once fled. In journeying through the Southwest, the brothers bond with determined waitress Krystal (Mariah Carey) and reconnect with their past.

    Cast and crew: Mariah Carey, James D’Arcy, Ethan Peck

    Producer: Lee Daniels

    Status: Pre-production

    --Daniels' website also includes a graphic (below) for the film with the tagline, "Two brothers, three paths, one destination..."


    --The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) now lists Gregory J. Read as the film's director on its "Tennessee" page. However, this information contradicts previous reports that Aaron Woodley is directing the film. "Tennessee" remains listed under Woodley's Filmography on his official website, AaronWoodley.com.
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    Source: Mariah Daily | mcharms2003

    Mariah's Second Concert in Osaka: Setlist // 2:54 PM EST Updated by Casey

    Tonight, Mariah performed a second concert at Osaka-Jo Hall in Osaka, Japan. Although the event was the final concert scheduled for MC in Osaka, she will conclude her "The Adventures of Mimi" tour with a concert at the Tamar site in Hong Kong, China, on Saturday, October 28, 2006. Below is the concert's setlist.

    Setlist:

    01. It's Like That
    02. Heartbreaker
    03. Dreamlover
    04. My All
    05. Shake It Off
    06. Vision of Love
    07. I'll Be There
    08. Fantasy
    09. Don't Forget About Us
    10. Always Be My Baby
    11. Honey
    12. I Wish You Knew (Snippet)
    13. Hero
    ---Encore:
    14. We Belong Together
    15. Butterfly Reprise
    16. All I Want For Christmas Is You

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    Source: Love Love Jack


    Tuesday, October 24 , 2006

    Mariah's First Concert in Osaka: Setlist // 10:13 PM EST Updated by Casey

    Tonight, Mariah performed at Osaka-Jo Hall in Osaka, Japan. MC is scheduled for a second performance tomorrow night at the same venue. Below is the concert's setlist.

    Setlist:

    01. It's Like That
    02. Heartbreaker
    03. Dreamlover
    04. My All
    05. Shake It Off
    06. Vision of Love
    07. I'll Be There
    08. Fantasy
    09. Don't Forget About Us
    10. Always Be My Baby
    11. Honey
    12. I Wish You Knew (Snippet)
    13. Hero
    ---Encore:
    14. We Belong Together
    15. Butterfly Reprise
    16. All I Want For Christmas Is You

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    Source: Love Love Jack


    Sunday, October 22 , 2006

    "The Adventures of Mimi" Tour Section Updates // 11:10 AM EST Updated by Casey

    Many thanks to all who have contributed to our "The Adventures of Mimi" Tour Section! If you have any photos, audio/video, or reviews you'd like to share with us, please submit them via tour@mariahdaily.com. Thanks again!

  • Sacramento, CA:
    --Below are fan photos taken at Mariah's concert at ARCO Arena in Sacramento, California, on Wednesday, September 27, 2006. Thanks to Jacob! Visit the Sacramento page of our Tour Section for additional photos. Also, read a newly added fan review from Julian.


  • Las Vegas, NV:
    --Below are audio files (MP3) of Mariah's entire concert at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday, September 30, 2006. Many thanks to Jonny!

    01. "Life Can Be Kinda Like A Rollercoaster Ride"
    02. It's Like That
    03. Heartbreaker
    04. Dreamlover
    05. My All
    06. Shake It Off
    07. Vision of Love
    08. Fly Like a Bird
    09. I'll Be There
    10.
    Trey Lorenz Solo Medley
    11. Fantasy
    12. Don't Forget About Us
    13. Always Be My Baby
    14. Honey
    15. I Wish You Knew (Snippet)
    16. Can't Let Go (Snippet)
    17. Thank God I Found You/Make It Last (Snippet)
    18. One Sweet Day (Snippet)
    19. Hero
    20. We Belong Together
    21. Butterfly Reprise


  • Oakland, CA:
    --Below are high-quality photos taken at Mariah's concert at the Oakland Arena in Oakland, California, on Monday, October 2, 2006. Visit the Oakland page of our Tour Section for additional photos.



    --Below are audio files (MP3) of Mariah's entire Oakland concert. Many thanks to Vijay!

    01. "Life Can Be Kinda Like A Rollercoaster Ride"
    02. It's Like That
    03. Heartbreaker
    04. Dreamlover
    05. My All
    06. Shake It Off
    07. DJ Clue Intermission #1
    08. Vision of Love
    09. Fly Like a Bird
    10. I'll Be There
    11. Trey Lorenz Solo Medley
    12. Fantasy
    13. Don't Forget About Us
    14. Always Be My Baby
    15. Honey
    16. DJ Clue Intermission #2
    17. I Wish You Knew (Snippet)
    18. Can't Let Go (Snippet)
    19. Thank God I Found You/Make It Last (Snippet)
    20. One Sweet Day (Snippet)
    21. Hero
    22. We Belong Together
    23. Butterfly Reprise


  • Phoenix, AZ:
    --Below are video clips (MPG) from Mariah's concert at the U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona, on Tuesday, October 10, 2006. Many thanks to Michelle!

    Fantasy
    Chatting with crowd
    One Sweet Day (Snippet)


    --Visit the Phoenix page of our Tour Section to read a newly added fan review from Elvis.
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    Source: Mariah Daily | Jacob | Julian | Jonny | Vijay | Michelle | Elvis


    Saturday, October 21 , 2006

    Mariah's Third Concert in Tokyo: Setlist & Tidbits // 8:03 PM EST Updated by Casey

    Tonight, Mariah performed a second concert at the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo, Japan. Although the event was the third and final concert scheduled for MC in Tokyo, she will continue her "The Adventures of Mimi" tour in Osaka, Japan, on Tuesday, October 24, 2006. Below is the concert's setlist as well as various tidbits regarding the show.

    Setlist:

    01. It's Like That
    02. Heartbreaker
    03. Dreamlover
    04. My All
    05. Shake It Off
    06. Vision of Love
    07. Fly Like a Bird
    08. I'll Be There
    09. Fantasy
    10. Don't Forget About Us
    11. Always Be My Baby
    12. Honey
    13. I Wish You Knew (Snippet)
    14. Hero
    ---Encore:
    15. We Belong Together
    16. Butterfly Reprise
    17. All I Want For Christmas Is You


    Tidbits:
    --The show started at 6:50pm and ended around 8:20pm.

    --The audience was extremely enthusiastic.

    --It is believed that tickets for this show sold-out.

    --Unlike the previous concerts in Japan on Mariah's "Adventures" tour, "Vision of Love" and "Fly Like a Bird" were both performed tonight.

    --Dissimilar to last night's concert at the same venue, "My All" was performed tonight.

    --Comparable to the previous concerts on the Asian leg of this tour, there was no "B" stage.
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    Source: Taste of Honey

    Mariah's Second Concert in Tokyo: Photos, Setlist, and Tidbits // 8:37 AM EST Updated by Casey

    Last night, Mariah performed at the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo, Japan. MC is scheduled for a second performance tonight at the same venue. Below are photos, the concert's setlist, and various tidbits regarding the show.

    Photos:

    Setlist:

    01. It's Like That
    02. Heartbreaker
    03. Dreamlover
    04. Shake It Off
    05. Stay The Night
    06. I'll Be There
    07. Fantasy
    08. Don't Forget About Us
    09. Always Be My Baby
    10. Honey
    11. I Wish You Knew (Snippet)
    12. Hero
    ---Encore:
    13. We Belong Together
    14. Butterfly Reprise
    15. All I Want For Christmas Is You


    Tidbits:
    --The show started at 8:00pm and ended around 9:30pm.

    --Unlike the previous concerts in Japan on "The Adventures of Mimi" tour, "My All" was not performed.

    --On stage, Mariah introduced Miu Miu, the cat she bought six years ago. According to MC, the cat's name unites 'Mariah' and 'music'.
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    Source: Love Love Jack


    Friday, October 20 , 2006

    Mariah Miscellaneous // 2:08 PM EST Updated by Casey

    News Tidbits
    --With the purchase of a Mariah Carey album or DVD, HMV Hong Kong Online is giving fans the chance to win a ticket to Mariah's concert at the Tamar site in Hong Kong, China, on Saturday, October 28, 2006. This offer ends on October 25 and is only available for Hong Kong and Macau residents.

    --Producer Damizza ("I Still Believe/Pure Imagination," "Crybaby," etc.) is gearing up for the release of his mixtape, "Guilty By Association," and album, "GUILTY." Mariah is expected to appear on both releases. Also, Damizza is preparing a book he plans to release simultaneous with his album. The book will likely contain stories connected with MC.

    --"We Belong Together" continues to chart in South Africa and currently sits at the #93 position on the singles chart.

    Mariah Mentions
    --Inspirational R&B singer Kelly Price offered comments on Mariah's "comeback" to SOHH Soulful. Below are Price's remarks.

    "I hope that Mariah doesn't look at the term 'comeback' as an insult. She will always be able to comeback because she is a true talent. She sings, writes, arranges. Even if she does something trendy that people feel might not be popular in years to come, she still has the ability to sing a song that will. Many of the artists that are here today and gone tomorrow don't have roots. They are of the moment. Those that do comeback and are successful have talent that surpasses a time period. I don't mind being called a comback."


    --Rapper Busta Rhymes appeared on "Last Call with Carson Daly" on Friday, October 13, 2006. Rhymes chatted with Daly about touring with Mariah, describing it as "one of the best experiences." Busta mentioned that he tried to "politic" his way onto the Japanese leg of "The Adventures of Mimi" tour. Also, Rhymes commented that MC is "down-to-earth." Carson quickly agreed, recalling an occasion in 1998 when he spent time with Mariah in her dressing room. Daly remarked that he was surprised to see her there eating Cheetos and described her as "just another down-to-earth Long Island girl."

    --From TMZ.com: In a recent issue of In Touch Weekly, the mag ranked Tinkerbell second on its list of pampered pets. Jessica Simpson's Maltipoo Daisy took the top spot on the list. Mariah Carey's Parson Russell terrier, Jack, Diddy's Maltese, Sophie, and Oprah Winfrey's cocker spaniel, also named Sophie, round out the top five.

    Fans' Corner
    --Alexandra of Mariah Fanbooks is working on a new fan book for Mariah and invites you to participate. Click here for more details!

    --Shino of Love Love Jack created a fabulous Japanese fan book for Mariah. Click here to check it out!

    --Jeramiah created some excellent wallpapers [1024x768] for you! Click on each thumbnail for the full-sized view.


    Video Download
    --Click on the link below to download a new TV commercial Universal Music Hong Kong is circulating for Mariah's concert at the Tamar site in China on Saturday, October 28, 2006. Many thanks to Bernard!


    [ Download: Mariah's Hong Kong Concert TV Commercial ]
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    Source: Mariah Daily | Bernard | Heroes of Mariah | Neo | Lisa | Jeramiah | Alexandra | Shino

    Like her or not, Carey prevails in the world of pop // 2:00 PM EST Updated by Maggie

    There are divas, and there are divas. And then there's Mariah Carey, a pop superstar who makes most other divas seem like shy, retiring wallflowers - with or without her ability to sing notes so high only certain breeds of dogs can appreciate (or hear) them.

    Now embarked on her "The Adventures of Mimi: The Voice, The Hits, The Tour," comeback tour, Carey performed recently in San Diego.

    "It's not easy to live in the limelight," she told her audience. "But it's the music and the fans that matter."

    Carey delivered this line with a straight face for someone who has always coveted the limelight with an unrelenting level of determination that says: "Don't even think about getting in my way, or you're toast."

    Earlier this year, she won three Grammy Awards, her first since 1990, but was snubbed in every major category in which she was nominated. Last month, her record company issued a news release that her ongoing tour is playing "to packed houses every night."

    The release neglects to mention that dates in four cities were canceled because of low ticket sales. That's surprising, because Carey's "The Adventures of Mimi" was the top-selling album of 2005. Then again, she only tours sporadically and hasn't developed a loyal audience for her glitz-fest shows.

    But Carey - much like her up, down and up again career - has always been an artist marked by contradictions.

    Her worldwide album sales total more than 160 million, making her the top-selling female artist ever. Yet, four or so years ago, her career was going down the toilet so fast Virgin Records terminated her $28 million contract and paid her $22 million not to record any more albums for them.

    This move came in the wake of her stink-bomb of a movie, "Glitter," one of the most unintentionally laughable flops since Pia Zadora's "The Lonely Lady" in 1983. Ominously, the "Glitter" soundtrack album was released on Sept. 11, 2001; Carey had an emotional meltdown soon thereafter.

    But no matter.

    Because like "The Dude," the dimwitted stoner character Jeff Bridges portrayed so memorably in the classic 1998 film "The Big Lebowski," Carey, at 36, prevails. And she does so even though people seem to love and loathe her, sometimes for exactly the same reasons. Here are five of mine:

    Reason 1: The only time I came face to face with Carey was on my way to the bathroom, midway through the 1996 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, at New York's plush Waldorf Astoria hotel. What caught my eye wasn't so much her typically plunging neckline as the fact she required an entourage of nine people to accompany her to the ladies room. Not to the door, but inside.

    Reason 2: When Carey performed at the massive Live 8 benefit concert in London's Hyde Park in 2005, she was accompanied by 20 singing African orphans - the better to offset her so-tight-it-could-have-been-painted-on mini dress.

    Reason 3: She will soon launch a line of luxury women's watches - and an inexpensive clothing line for dogs.

    Reason 4: At a recording session for her 1994 Christmas album, she refused to sing until a Christmas tree was brought in and fully decorated - even though the session was in June. She then sang two words - Bless you - and left.

    Reason 5: At a 2002 media event in Dallas, one of Carey's assistants loudly instructed photographers: "Make sure to get her (breasts). Mariah is all about the (breasts)." Hmm. Maybe a word in her "The Voice, The Hits, The Tour" should be spelled differently.
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    Source: Paramus Post News


    Thursday, October 19 , 2006

    Celebrity Sighting: Mariah Carey // 10:10 PM EST Updated by Casey

    I met Mariah Carey in Milan, Italy

    It was my first trip to Milan. I think it was in 1999 or 2000. I went to a shopping center next to the Duomo cathedral. There was a huge crowd and lots of press people. They were all crowded around a record store Ricordi Media. I didn't know what was going on, so I pushed my way up to the barrier and saw Mariah posters covering all the windows of the store. One said "Welcom Mariah." Just then, the guards opened up the barrier in front of me and let a bunch of us into the store. I assumed that they would be bringing Mariah out for autographs, so I bought her new CD Rainbow and stood in line. They brought her out to a table that had some microphones. She started signing autographs. In between autographs she did a radio interview. When it was my turn to get an autograph, I walked up and smiled. I told her that I came all the way from Hawaii, where I grew up, and said that I loved the concert she did there. She asked what I was doing all the way over here. I said that I work for an airline and was on my first layover in Milan. We chatted for about 30 seconds, but I felt like I was going to get in trouble, since more people were waiting. I asked her if I could get a quick picture with her. She said that she'd love to, but these two guys (referring to the two huge bodyguards, one on each side of the table) won't like it. I thanked her, and she said it was great to meet me.

    Most people either left the store or stood way in the back to look at her after they got autographs. I decided to stand in line again to see if she would sign a CD for my sister. There were about 10 of us left in line when they took her away behind the curtain. A lady came out speaking Italian. I asked if she could speak English. She told me that those of us left in line, since we didn't get autographs, would be put on the list for the private party that night. She asked me for an ID, put my name on the list, and gave me a card with a picure of Mariah on it that said I was invited to her private party. I caught a cab that night to Cafe L'Atlantique (I hear it's owned by Dolce & Gabana) and, sure enough, I was on the list. The club was full of energy. There were a lot of beautiful people, dressed in all kinds of fashions. They played Mariah videos all night on the multi-screen wall. At one point, Mariah was freestyling with another singer. It was a very memorable night. I got to party with Mariah in Milan!
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    Source: TheCelebrityCafe.com

    Mariah Concert in Nagoya: Setlist & Tidbits // 7:52 PM EST Updated by Casey

    Last night, Mariah performed at Nagoya Rainbow Hall in Nagoya, Japan. MC sounded wonderful and put on a fantastic show. Below is the concert's setlist as well as various tidbits regarding the show.

    Setlist:

    01. It's Like That
    02. Heartbreaker
    03. Dreamlover
    04. My All
    05. Shake It Off
    06. Stay The Night
    07. I'll Be There
    08. Fantasy
    09. Don't Forget About Us
    10. Always Be My Baby
    11. Honey
    12. I Wish You Knew (Snippet)
    13. Hero
    ---Encore:
    14. We Belong Together
    15. Butterfly Reprise
    16. All I Want For Christmas Is You


    Tidbits:
    --The show started at 7:20pm and ended around 8:50pm.

    --Not dissimilar to Monday's concert in Tokyo, there was no "B" stage, nor the lighted "MIMI" marquee.

    --Mariah introduced her make-up artist, Akiko, to the audience.

    --Also, MC praised Shino of Love Love Jack and noticed the fan site's signature many times throughout the show.

    --At one point, Mariah tossed the tissue she used to dab her face to fans seated in the front row.

    --Following the concert, MC returned to Tokyo.
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    Source: Love Love Jack


    Wednesday, October 18 , 2006

    "The Adventures of Mimi" Tour Box Scores Update // 6:39 PM EST Updated by Casey

    Billboard has published the box scores for Mariah's concerts in Los Angeles, Anaheim, and Phoenix.

    Venue: Staples Center
    City/State: Los Angeles, California
    Event Dates: October 6, 2006
    Gross Sales: $1,230,397
    Attend / Capacity: 12,844 / 13,882 (92.5%)
    Prices: $129 - $19.50

    Venue: Honda Center
    City/State: Anaheim, California
    Event Dates: October 8, 2006
    Gross Sales: $918,283
    Attend / Capacity: 11,475 / 12,024 (95.4%)
    Prices: $129 - $19.50

    Venue: U.S. Airways Center
    City/State: Phoenix, Arizona
    Event Dates: October 10, 2006
    Gross Sales: $880,739
    Attend / Capacity: 12,049 / 13,136 (91.7%)
    Prices: $125 - $19.50

    Totals Reported To Date:
    Dates: 27
    Gross: $25,620,593
    Attend / Capacity: 331,742 / 351,017 (94.5%)
    Average Gross Per Date: $948,911

    Visit the Box Scores page of our "The Adventures of Mimi" Tour Section for previously reported box score figures.
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    Source: Billboard | Marc | Vagner

    Mariah Miscellaneous // 5:57 PM EST Updated by Casey

    News Tidbits
    --MTV News reports: Jermaine Dupri, Stevie Wonder and Gavin DeGraw will be honored at the November 1 Songs of Hope IV benefit for City of Hope, an organization that aids the fight against life-threatening diseases such as cancer, diabetes and HIV/AIDS. "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson will MC the event, which will be held at Esquire House 360 in Beverly Hills, California. Songs of Hope IV will have sheet music and original lyrics signed by artists including Mariah Carey, Paul McCartney and Paul Simon up for silent auction and features performances by Wonder and DeGraw.

    --Reminder: It's not too late to participate in The Ultimate Fan Video aspect of The Mariah Daily Fan Project! Please submit your photos and videos via tour@mariahdaily.com by November 1, 2006. Full project details are available here.

    Mariah Mentions
    --Yesterday on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," Winfrey and her closest friend Gayle King presented the fifth and final installment of their special, "Oprah and Gayle's Big Adventure." At one point during the episode, King was shown driving while singing along with Mariah's "Without You." Oprah was clearly annoyed by her friend's performance and jokingly contacted her security team to request a football helmet. Gayle responded, "You'd think I'd be offended, but I don't care."

    --From USATODAY.com: (Curtis Granderson) He's a huge fan of Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, too, requesting an autograph this year through teammate Marcus Thames because he was too shy to ask. Yet, just one day, he'd love to have the nerve to ask Jeter what it was like to date singer Mariah Carey. "Now, if I could ever meet her," he says. Granderson realizes it's a long shot, but hey, a fella can dream.

    --From Chicago Tribune - Metromix: Also vying for a spot on the Celebrities Who Love Dogs Too Much championship team: Tori Spelling, who has a designer custom make outfits for her pug, Mimi LaRue; and Mariah Carey, who had her Parson Russell terrier, Jack, flown first class from New York to L.A. to keep her company.

    Fans' Corner
    --Brendan has recorded a video of his Mariah collection. He welcomes your comments. Click here to take a look!

    --Clif has created a new French/English fansite. Click here to check it out!

    --Mike of Moonlit Soup has moved his karaoke recordings to a new location. Click here to listen to his renditions!

    Video Download
    --Click here to download a video clip of Mariah leaving MR CHOW in Beverly Hills, California, on Thursday, October 12, 2006. Many thanks to Moony!
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    Source: Mariah Daily | Ashely | Brendan | Clif | Mike | Moony


    Tuesday, October 17 , 2006

    MQ Photos: Mariah Performing in Tokyo // 9:41 PM EST Updated by Casey

    Below are medium-quality photos of Mariah performing at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday, October 16, 2006. Click on each thumbnail to view a larger, full-scale image.



    Many thanks to Dennis!

    Visit the Tokyo page of our "The Adventures of Mimi" Tour Section for additional photos!
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    Source: Mariah Daily | Dennis

    Ross: 'I Want To Advise Today's Superstars' // 2:57 PM EST Updated by Casey

    Soul legend Diana Ross has offered to give advice on how to enjoy a long career to superstars including Beyonce Knowles, Alicia Keys and Mariah Carey. The 62-year-old has enjoyed more than 40 successful years in the music industry and is keen to pass her wisdom onto the current generation of female artists. Ross says, "I was getting ready to give advice and support to any of them that wants that. Because Mariah Carey used to always ask, when I would spend time with her, how to have longevity. "So I am available to discuss what it takes."
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    Source: ContactMusic


    Monday, October 16 , 2006

    Mariah's First Concert in Tokyo: Setlist, Tidbits, and Press Photos // 3:42 PM EST Updated by Liron

    After closing out the North American leg of her tour on October 10th, Mariah headed out to Asia for 7 additional tour dates. Earlier tonight, Mariah gave her first show in Japan at the Nippon Budokan arena in Tokyo. Below are the concert's setlist, various tidbits regarding the show, and press photos.

    Setlist:

    01. It's Like That
    02. Heartbreaker
    03. Dreamlover
    04. My All
    05. Shake It Off
    06. Stay The Night
    07. I'll Be There
    08. Fantasy
    09. Don't Forget About Us
    10. Always Be My Baby
    11. Honey
    12. I Wish You Knew (Snippet)
    13. Hero
    ---Encore:
    14. We Belong Together
    15. Butterfly Reprise
    16. All I Want For Christmas Is You


    Tidbits:
    --The show started at 7:30pm and ended around 9:00pm.

    --Mariah sang "Stay The Night" entirely and did not accept requests from the audience.

    --Mariah dedicated "Always Be My Baby" to her dog Jack and the Jack Girl (Shino from the website 'Love Love Jack').

    --"Vision Of Love", "Fly Like A Bird", "Make It Happen" and any other snippets were not performed during the show.

    --Mariah said that "All I Want For Christmas Is You" was performed only in Japan.

    --Two DJ intermissions as well as two songs by Trey Lorenz served as breaks during the show.

    Press Photos:
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    Source: Golden Petals | Yahoo! News/Shizuo Kambayashi

    Mariah Miscellaneous // 3:38 PM EST Updated by Casey

    News Tidbits
    --LULOP.com currently has video of Mariah leaving MR CHOW in Beverly Hills, California, on Thursday, October 12, 2006. Click here to check it out!

    --Members of Mariah's official fan club, Honey B. Fly, have started to receive their exclusive gift packs. Below are photos of the items and welcome letter. Click on the thumbnails for an enlarged view. If you haven't joined, visit MariahCarey.com and become a member today!


    --Reminder: We are still accepting entries for the contest to win a personal phone call from Mariah's longtime friend and backup singer, Trey Lorenz. The only requirement is a purchase of his new album, "Mimi Presents Trey Lorenz: Mr. Mista." Simply e-mail us a copy of your receipt or order confirmation from an online retailer (Trey's CD is available at Amazon.com). Submit your entries via trey@mariahdaily.com.

    Mariah Mentions
    --R&B singer Gladys Knight mentioned Mariah in a recent interview with The Detroit News. Below is an excerpt from the article.

    "So many people sing outside their range. You take Mariah (Carey), she has a great range, but she stays hoarse all the time. Now that could be from a lot of things, I don't know what her social life is, but you have to take care of that."


    --From New York Daily News: In a desperate move to breathe life into "20 Y.O.," a source says [Jermaine] Dupri is courting Mariah Carey to have a duet with [Janet] Jackson on a track that would be added to a new version of the disk — even though some estimate Virgin still hasn't moved about 200,000 of the first batch.
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    Source: Mariah Daily | Heroes of Mariah | mishimc | psychofunkapus


    Sunday, October 15 , 2006

    Ask Billboard: Re-release This // 10:25 AM EST Updated by Casey

    Hi Keith,

    What is up with the current trend of artists and labels re-releasing hit CDs by bulking them up with more songs?

    This is frustrating to fans like myself who buy CDs on their release dates and then find out that two or three months later, a new track has been added, or in some cases, several new tracks.

    So far, I have not succumbed to buying these updated releases after being content with the originals, such as Mariah Carey's "Emancipation of Mimi," Sheryl Crow's "Wildflower," Daniel Powter's self-titled set and Shakira's "Oral Fixation Vol. 2."

    However, I am not happy when my favorite artists release one single from a CD, then a second or third single that comes only from the updated version of the CD. What gives?

    Jonathan Williams


    Hi Jonathan,

    I think pretty much every fan shares your frustration.

    Usually, there is some convoluted reason why an album gets reissued. In Carey's case, she and producer Jermaine Dupri claimed they were unable to complete "Don't Forget About Us" in time for the original release of the album -- but they felt it was such a strong song, they wanted to put it out on a revamped version of "Emancipation." Personally, I'm not sure if I buy that.

    Sometimes, as in Shakira's case, a song just comes out of nowhere and there isn't a home for it, so to speak. One could also say, "Well, Shakira's album was kinda tanking, since the first single did poorly. It's no wonder they tacked on 'Hips Don't Lie' to the album in order to pump up sales."

    At the end of the day, labels and artists are trying to make money. Reissues, deluxe and limited editions and the like are all ways of trying to offer more ways for a consumer to part with their money.
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    Source: Billboard.com | Richard


    Saturday, October 14 , 2006

    New Photos: Mariah Arriving in Japan // 12:34 PM EST Updated by Casey

    Below are new photos of Mariah arriving at Narita International Airport yesterday in Narita, Japan. Click on each thumbnail to view a larger, full-scale image.



    Many thanks to Dennis!

    Visit our Photo Gallery for additional photos!
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    Source: Mariah Daily | Dennis


    Friday, October 13 , 2006

    Carefree Carey back on top // 6:59 PM EST Updated by Casey

    In 2001 it seemed like Mariah Carey was finished. Glitter, her semiautobiographical film debut, and its soundtrack were both humiliating flops. But more, her very public breakdown made her the punching bag of late night comics and trashy tabloids the world over.

    Five years later, and Carey is back with the best-selling album of 2005, having staged one of the most remarkable comebacks in recent pop history. The Emancipation of Mimi has sold 6 million copies and spawned four hit singles. Just when it seemed like J. Lo and Beyonce were stealing her fire, she's returned with a vengeance.

    Fans in Japan will get a chance to see the re-energized star this week when she returns as part of her most elaborate tour yet.

    In the late '90s it would've been hard to believe that the mighty diva could fall so hard. Over the course of the decade she went from the shy songbird next-door to the naughty-but-nice queen of the rap-pop scene. The reverberations of her mid-'90s singles featuring previously underground guest emcees and hip-hop producers can still be heard on the radio today.

    After her 1998 divorce from Sony Records executive Tommy Motolla, who was 20 years her senior, she was free to pursue her own artistic ambitions. As the new millennium began Mariah Carey was on top of the world. In 2000 she was awarded Billboard's "Artist of the Decade" Award as well as the World Music Award for "Best-Selling Female Artist of the Millennium." The stats showed that the accolades were deserved. Carey had a No. 1 song in every year of the '90s and her cumulative weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart had surpassed the Beatles.

    In 2001 she signed an unprecedented deal with Virgin Records for over 80 million dollars, was filming her first movie and it seemed as if the hits would just keep a-coming. But in July of that year some cracks appeared in her facade.

    Carey began posting bizarre messages on her Web site, lamenting the breakup with her latest boyfriend, complaining about being manipulated and referring to her fans as "lambs." A handful of rambling public interviews followed, leading many to worry about her wellbeing. At the end of the month she made an infamous, surprise appearance on MTV's TRL program. Clad in high-heels and a T-shirt, she handed out popsicles to the audience, performed a mock striptease and babbled incoherently for eight minutes. A week later she checked into a hospital in Connecticut suffering from exhaustion.

    That autumn Glitter and its soundtrack were released. The album was her lowest charting yet and the film was a disaster. Her acting was painful and the tunes unimaginative. While some might argue that the release date on Sept. 11 hampered the success of both film and album, others view the lack of media attention as a small mercy. Either way, the result was the same: Virgin paid Carey 28 million dollars just to part ways.

    Who at this point would have predicted the huge success of Emancipation of Mimi? Not only is it her biggest disc in a decade, but it seems to have erased all memories of her recent missteps. She has cast aside producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and what was an increasingly MOR adult-orientated feel in favor of a harder more contemporary edge as embodied by Jermaine Dupri, the Neptunes, Kanye West and James Poyser, all of whom participated as producers on Emancipation. While there's nothing as groundbreaking as "Fantasy" (her 1995 collaboration with Puff Daddy and Ol' Dirty Bastard) there are enough ghetto-fabulous cuts on the release to give her street-cred at 36.

    The talk of an emancipation of "Mimi"--a reference to a childhood nickname--seems ironic, though, considering that the album is a return to the hip-hop flavored approach she first used on Daydream. Then there's the airbrushed album cover that looks eerily like Beyonce...

    Nonetheless, Carey still possesses one of the most distinctive voices in the annals of popular music. Her dog whistle trills and over-the-top vocal gymnastics have launched hordes of imitators and perhaps it's simply the fear of losing this characteristic voice that inspired fans to go out and buy Emancipation. The ballads on the album find her in top form again. The gospel-tinged "Fly Like A Bird" is especially moving.

    And whether Emancipation represents a new beginning or a final blaze of glory, Carey, the top diva of the '90s, seems to have finally come to terms with herself, as she claims on a recent posting on her Web site.

    "I am letting my guard down and am celebrating the fact that I've grown into a person and artist who no longer feels imprisoned by insecurities. I can honestly say, 'This is me, the real me, take it or leave it.'"

    Mariah Carey will perform Oct. 16, 7 p.m. at Nipponbudokan in Kudanshita, Tokyo, (03) 3475-9999; Oct. 18, 7 p.m. at Rainbow Hall in Nagoya, (052) 241-8118; Oct. 20-21 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, (03) 3475-9999; Oct. 24-25, 7 p.m. at Osaka-jo Hall in Osaka, (06) 6362-7301.
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    Source: The Daily Yomiuri

    "The Adventures of Mimi" Tour Section Updates // 3:24 AM EST Updated by Casey

    Many thanks to all who have contributed to our "The Adventures of Mimi" Tour Section! If you have any photos, audio/video, or reviews you'd like to share with us, please submit them via tour@mariahdaily.com. Thanks again!

  • Las Vegas, NV:
    --Below are Fan Photos taken at Mariah's concert at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday, September 30, 2006. Thanks to Daniel! Also, visit the Las Vegas page of our Tour Section to read newly added Fan Reviews from Keith and Daniel.


  • Oakland, CA:
    --Below are Fan Photos taken at Mariah's concert at the Oakland Arena in Oakland, California, on Monday, October 2, 2006. Thanks to Chris! Visit the Oakland page of our Tour Section for additional photos from Chris, Daniel, and Ruth. Also, read newly added Fan Reviews from LauraLuvsMC and Daniel.



  • San Diego, CA:
    --Below are Fan Photos taken at Mariah's concert at ipayOne Center in San Diego, California, on Wednesday, October 4, 2006. Thanks to Aaron and Fabian! Visit the San Diego page of our Tour Section for additional photos.



  • Los Angeles, CA:
    --Below are Press Photos taken at Mariah's concert at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California, on Friday, October 6, 2006. Credit goes to Matt Sayles, the photographer.



    --Below are Fan Photos taken at the concert. Thanks to Aaron and Jeramiah! Visit the Los Angeles page of our Tour Section for additional photos. Also, read newly added Fan Reviews from Newton, AlbertandJair, and Jeramiah.


  • Anaheim, CA:
    --Below are Fan Photos taken at Mariah's concert at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, on Sunday, October 8, 2006. Thanks to Aaron! Also, visit the Anaheim page of our Tour Section to read newly added Fan Reviews from Erik, Maryanne, and Andy.


  • Phoenix, AZ:
    --Below are Press Photos taken at Mariah's concert at the U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona, on Tuesday, October 10, 2006. Credit goes to Julio Jimenez, the photographer. Also, visit the Phoenix page of our Tour Section to read a newly added Fan Review from ScottKessinger.


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    Source: Mariah Daily | Daniel | Keith | Chris | Ruth | LauraLuvsMC | Aaron | Fabian | Yahoo! News/Matt Sayles | Jeramiah | Newton | AlbertandJair | Erik | Maryanne | Andy | GetOut/Julio Jimenez | ScottKessinger


    Thursday, October 12 , 2006

    With Gratitude // 11:16 AM EST Updated by Casey

    Thanks to your votes, Mariah Daily secured the #28 position on the Top 200 Sites in the People's Choice category of the BT Digital Music Awards 2006.

    We can't thank you enough for your continued support and integral contribution to the site.
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    Source: Mariah Daily

    Mariah Miscellaneous // 10:19 AM EST Updated by Casey

    News Tidbits
    --A new video featuring commentary from Eddie Morales, one of Mariah's choreographers for "The Adventures of Mimi" tour, has been added to the official website. Members can view previously added videos on the Virtual Ticket page. If you haven't joined MariahCarey.com, click here and become a member today!

    --Below are photos of a display advertising Mariah's concert at the Tamar site in Hong Kong, China, on Saturday, October 28, 2006. Click on each thumbnail for an enlarged view.


    Mariah Mentions
    --From Life&Style Weekly: Brit wants her BODY BACK! Mariah's her inspiration! Earlier this year, pop powerhouse Mariah Carey, 36, dropped 32 pounds. Now it's Brit's turn to kick the 45 pounds she put on (and never lost) since having Sean! An industry insider says Brit's so inspired by Mariah that she's even been consulting the diva's makeover maestro, Benny Medina.

    --From ESPN.com: The Boss? George Steinbrenner is The Boss like Mariah Carey is Mrs. Derek Jeter. Those days are long gone, like the last glow of a cigarette butt.

    Fans' Corner
    --Mikel attended Mariah's concert at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California, on Friday, October 6, 2006. You can read notes and view photos he took at the show on his MySpace blog. Click here to check it out!
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    Source: Mariah Daily | Ken | Jeramiah | David | Mikel

    Carey On // 5:53 AM EST Updated by Casey

    HURRICANE MARIAH BLASTS AWAY THE OPENING-NIGHT JITTERS

    MARIAH CAREY
    AMERICAN AIRLINES ARENA, MIAMI
    AUGUST 5, 2006 ****


    "MIAMI," MARIAH CAREY says, "is not an easy place to begin a tour." It's nearly two hours into the sold-out first night of The Adventures of Mimi tour, and for Carey—looking elegant but weary in a skintight turquoise gown—the show has been a not-always-excellent adventure. There have been missed lighting cues, bungled dance moves and uncomfortable pauses while Carey scuttles to the edge of the stage to sip water through a straw. She spends nearly half of "Dreamlover" entreating the techies to turn on giant stage-side fans ("Where are my fans? I need a moment, here!"), knocks her sunglasses askew during "Fantasy" before whipping them disconsolately into the crowd and appears to be singing the wrong vocal part over a backing track in "Don't Forget About Us." Throughout the night, she fiddles with her earpiece, at one point begging her sound crew, "If I have to wear this thing, could you please make sure the volume is turned up nice and loud?"

    None of these glitches seem to bother the adoring audience at the American Airlines Arena. It's a notably young crowd—homegirls and their boyfriends, South Beach clubbers, gay couples—proof positive that with the blockbuster The Emancipation of Mimi album, Carey has shed her old Adult Contemporary image and become a hip-hop soul diva. (Some of the biggest cheers of the evening came during the costume-change interludes, when Carey's turntablist DJ Clue spins rap hits like T.I.'s "What You Know" and hometown-hero Rick Ross's "Hustlin'.")

    Carey has certainly given her fans a spectacle. The stage set features a curving, opera-house-style staircase, three monster video screens and an enormous light-sculpture spelling out MIMI. There are six hyperactive dancers, video cameos by famous rappers (Jay-Z, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Jermaine Dupri) and a gratuitous appearance by a full gospel choir, who pour out onstage in white robes to sing a few—very few—bars of the set-closing "Make It Happen." Like all good MTV divas, Carey spends much of the show backstage changing clothes. She sports eight different outfits during the concert, going from skimpy lingerie (a black bikini with boy-short bottoms and a chiffon cape) to a hood-goddess ensemble (painted-on Capri jeans with a bling-encrusted halter top and matching shades) to red-carpet formalwear (those sweeping evening gowns).

    Visual razzle-dazzle makes sense for Carey rivals like Madonna or Janet Jackson, whose vocal chops are dubious to begin with. But Carey is a five-octave-range singing superhero; the multimedia glitz feels like a distraction, and Carey sure seems uncomfortable executing tightly choreographed routines surrounded by hoofers half her age. (You can practically see her counting off her steps in the slinky "Shake It Off.")

    But strangely, Carey's obvious nerves and the opening-night kinks add to the show's charm. She has never projected the froideur of Madonna or Beyoncé. She's the neurotic, human-size diva, the woman who made the god-awful Glitter and suffered a highly publicized crack-up but bounced back in 2005 to trounce the competition with her best record yet. The concert opens with video footage of a roller coaster and a melodramatic Carey voiceover proclaiming: "My life has been like a roller coaster ... I've had my ups and downs ... and I've found a deeper kind of truth." The show replicates that arc in miniature, moving through tribulations, muffed production numbers and near-nervous breakdowns, arriving at something like transcendence.

    Which in this case means the big, gospel-flavored MOR ballads that have earned Carey more No. 1 hits than anyone besides Elvis Presley and the Beatles. Songs like "One Sweet Day" and "Fly Like a Bird" liberate Carey from choreography, letting her rear back and deliver ethereal high notes and great gusts of melisma. Carey's sheer vocal prowess redeems even the schlockiest material, like the self-esteem anthem "Hero," the evening's big sing-along. The show climaxes with "We Belong Together," a song that perfectly integrates her old ballad singing style with the sleek syncopations of hip-hop-inflected R&B. In an arena thronged with Mariah diehards, more than a few of whom are openly weeping, the song plays less like a breakup ballad than a pledge of devotion between the superstar and audience. "I love each and every one of you!" Carey cries at the song's end. It's the oldest, smarmiest line in the showbiz book, but on this anxious night, it sounds totally sincere.
    JODY ROSEN

    MARIAH CAREY PARKING LOT

    PEDRO GONZALEZ
    MIAMI, 32

    PSYCHED TO SEE MARIAH?
    Um ... I'm kind of here with a friend who's a Mariah Carey freak. But It's not really my thing. I'm into New Wave '90s.

    DO YOU OWN ANY MARIAH CDs?
    No, but I did see Glitter. It's camp, high camp. It's not supposed to be comedy, but it's one of the funniest movies I've ever seen.

    RAPHAEL SANTOYO
    VENEZUELA, 27

    WHY DID YOU TRAVEL SO FAR?
    I love Mariah. Her voice is from the stars.

    MAYBE YOU'LL MEET HER.
    I would have to die then.

    YOU'D ACTUALLY KILL YOURSELF IF YOU MET MARIAH?
    Not kill myself exactly, but I would have to die ... I can't think of the way to say it in English. I'm too excited right now.

    MELANIE ABBOTT
    DELAND, FLORIDA, 31

    SO YOU'RE A MARIAH CAREY SUPERFAN?
    The biggest. I've got posters, pictures, 8x10 photos I buy off eBay. I even liked Glitter.

    YOU'RE ONE OF FOUR PEOPLE WHO LIKED IT.
    I saw it twice. And I'm going to see it again.
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    Source: BLENDER | Scan: Jeramiah | Text: Mariah Daily


    Wednesday, October 11 , 2006

    "The Adventures of Mimi" Tour Box Scores Update // 9:11 PM EST Updated by Casey

    Billboard has published the box scores for Mariah's concerts in Calgary, Sacramento, Las Vegas, and Oakland.

    Venue: Pengrowth Saddledome
    City/State: Calgary, Alberta
    Event Dates: September 25, 2006
    Gross Sales: $815,242
    Attend / Capacity: 11,984 / 11,984 (100%)
    Prices: $109.50 - $19.50

    Venue: ARCO Arena
    City/State: Sacramento, California
    Event Dates: September 27, 2006
    Gross Sales: $938,106
    Attend / Capacity: 12,353 / 12,510 (98.7%)
    Prices: $126.75 - $19.50

    Venue: MGM Grand Garden
    City/State: Las Vegas, Nevada
    Event Dates: September 30, 2006
    Gross Sales: $1,844,530
    Attend / Capacity: 13,730 / 13,730 (100%)
    Prices: $175 - $19.50

    Venue: Oakland Arena
    City/State: Oakland, California
    Event Dates: October 2, 2006
    Gross Sales: $960,369
    Attend / Capacity: 12,510 / 13,585 (92.1%)
    Prices: $129.50 - $19.50

    Totals Reported To Date:
    Dates: 24
    Gross: $22,591,174
    Attend / Capacity: 295,374 / 311,975 (94.7%)
    Average Gross Per Date: $941,299

    Visit the Box Scores page of our "The Adventures of Mimi" Tour Section for previously reported box score figures.
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    Source: Billboard | Marc

    Mariah re-invents herself at US Airways Center // 8:28 PM EST Updated by Casey

    Before Mariah Carey took the stage Tuesday night at US Airways Center in Phoenix, a video of a roller coaster played on the multiple screens surrounding the stage.

    The irony was not lost on the near-capacity crowd as Carey's voice boomed, "If you don't get on the ride, you won't experience the adventure."

    Carey's career has included a series of ups: early chart success, a 1993 marriage to Sony Records mogul Tommy Mottola and a 2000 World Music Award as the bestselling female artist of all time.

    It's also had plenty of downs: a divorce from Mottola in 1997, a mental breakdown/striptease on MTV's "TRL" and the atrocious autobiographical film, "Glitter," in 2001. Then, to top it off, getting dumped from her record label in 2002.

    Recently, though she's been on the way back up, riding her massive comeback album, 2005's "The Emancipation of Mimi," which returned Carey to pop prominence with a few hit singles and three Grammy awards.

    Carey's roller coaster clearly was still on the upswing Tuesday night. (See more photos)

    "She has such an incredible voice," said Ron Stein, 55, of Gilbert. "It's all about her voice and her high-energy show."

    The lights dimmed and Carey appeared on stage in a black bikini and cape, backed by an 11-piece band (made up of a rhythm section, a DJ and plenty of singers and dancers), and sang "It's Like That" before busting into a series of hits such as "Heartbreaker, "Dream Lover," 1998's "My All," 2005's "Shake it Off" and a great version of the Jackson 5's "I'll Be There," a duet with long-time supporter, singer Trey Lorenz.

    There were plenty of costume changes during Carey's set, with a DJ laying down a slick beat as Carey changed from the black bikini to long black tight shorts and a glittery bra to a flowing blue/green gown.

    Carey saved her most recent smash, "We Belong Together," for the encore, but by then the crowd had been treated to a show full of of hits.

    For Elvis Rivera, 28, who drove from Denver to see the show, the concert held plenty of memories.

    "I saw Mariah with my mom during Mariah's first televised special in 1993 in New York. It was Thanksgiving and my mom died a month later, but on the video she is the only one dancing. It brings back a lot of memories for me."

    Rapper Busta Rhymes, newly shorn of his trademark dreads, whipped up the late-arriving crowd with his lickety-split hip-hop raps and engaging stage presence and drew an appreciative applause from the audience as he gave way to the headliner.
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    Source: EastValleyTribune.com

    Mariah Concert in Phoenix, AZ: Setlist & Tidbits // 5:33 AM EST Updated by Casey

    Last night, Mariah performed at the U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Although this was the final stop for "The Adventures of Mimi" in North America, MC put on a terrific show and will continue her tour next week in Asia. Below is the concert's setlist as well as various tidbits regarding the show.

    Setlist:

    01. It's Like That
    02. Heartbreaker
    03. Dreamlover
    04. My All
    05. Shake It Off
    06. Vision of Love
    07. Fly Like a Bird
    08. I'll Be There
    ---"B" Stage:
    09. Fantasy
    10. Don't Forget About Us
    11. Always Be My Baby
    ---End "B" Stage
    12. Honey
    13. I Wish You Knew (Snippet)
    14. Can't Let Go (Snippet)
    15. Thank God I Found You/Make It Last (Snippet)
    16. One Sweet Day (Snippet)
    17. Hero
    ---Encore:
    18. We Belong Together
    19. Butterfly Reprise


    Tidbits:
    --Busta Rhymes opened the show at 8:00pm and performed for nearly an hour, ending at 8:55pm.

    --Mariah took the stage at about 9:35pm.

    --Security was very tight. Fans caught with cameras were escorted out.

    --MC dedicated "One Sweet Day" to a fan and his deceased brother.

    --The crowd was extremely enthusiastic.

    --The concert lasted nearly two hours, ending at about 11:25pm.
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    Source: Louise


    Tuesday, October 10 , 2006

    Mariah Carey Plans To Release DVD Of Tour Highlights // 7:30 PM EST Updated by Casey

    Singer Mariah Carey, who is about to take her Adventures Of Mimi tour overseas, told TV's Extra Monday night (October 9th) that she plans to release a new concert DVD. Titled Divarie, the proposed disk will document highlights from her tour, including all her wacky diva exploits on the road.

    What may not be included are scenes from her October 8th stop in Anaheim, California. Sources reported that Mariah was booed by the audience, which waited more than two hours for the diva to hit the stage. Her bassist and friend Randy Jackson of American Idol fame, tried to calm and entertain the audience, but also got his share of boos. Carey reportedly arrived at about 10 p.m., and the rest of the show went on without a hitch.

    At her show on Friday, October 7th, at Staples Center in Los Angeles, local Power 106 DJ Big Boy proposed to his girlfriend on stage, and then Carey herself named a baby when a pregnant fan woman told her idol that she wanted to name her child for the singer, but discovered the baby would be a boy. According to the Los Angeles Daily News, "The wonder that is Mariah thought for a second, giving three suggestions: Roy (for her late dad), Trey (for backup singer Trey Lorenz) and Carey. The woman looked pleased. Carey it would be."

    Carey wraps her U.S. tour tonight (October 10th) at Phoenix, Arizona's US Airways Arena.

    Note: This article contradicts reports from fans that attended Mariah's concert at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, on Sunday, October 8, 2006. When an official confirmation pertaining to the details of the tour release becomes available, we will bring it to you.
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    Source: CJAD | macfvr

    Mariah Miscellaneous // 3:07 AM EST Updated by Casey

    News Tidbits
    --Tonight, official celebrations both preceding and following Mariah's concert at the U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona, will be held at FEZ Restaurant & Bar. Attend and you could win two free tickets and transportation to and from the concert. The event is being sponsored by Virgin Megastore and Kaboom energy beverages. Below is the event's official flyer. Click on the thumbnail for an enlarged view.


    --This week, "The Adventures of Mimi" remains at the #7 position on the Top 20 Concert Tours chart.

    --This week, "The Emancipation of Mimi" re-entered the ARIA (Australian Record Industry Assocation) Top 40 Urban Albums chart at #39. Also, "Say Somethin'" has dropped four spots to the #22 position on the Top 40 Urban Singles chart.

    --Members of Neway karaoke box can now use their collected points to bid on VIP tickets for Mariah's concert at the Tamar site in Hong Kong, China, on Saturday, October 28, 2006. The top 3 bidders will each receive 2 VIP tickets worth HK $6,776. This offer ends October 18. Click here for more details! Below is an online advertisement for the promotion. Click on the thumbnail for an enlarged view.


    --Tickets for Mariah's Hong Kong concert can be purchased at local Tom Lee Music stores, HMV stores, and HK Ticketing box offices. Also, overseas fans can purchase tickets online from HK Ticketing.

    Mariah Mentions
    --From Montreal Gazette: The jovial manager, Claudel Romney, ushers me inside where Mariah Carey spent five weeks writing her hit CD The Emancipation of Mimi. "She slept all day," he says of the disco diva, "and at night she felt creative after spending hours in the Jacuzzi." Not hard when you bring $10,000 worth of equipment and a gaggle of personal assistants and sound technicians. She hired one boat for her luggage. A personal trainer came from nearby St. Bart's, and gourmet dog food was brought in for Jack, her treasured Jack Russell. "Mariah is a delightful young lady who loves our eggplant Parmesan," Jacquie Ruan, owner of the superstar-friendly Ripples restaurant, says with a smile.

    --From Recordnet: Media reports place Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Mariah Carey at the We Care retreat near Palm Springs, an exclusive retreat that uses a liquid cleanse diet program augmented by colonics.

    --From Mirror.co.uk: Not so long ago, one of George Michael's people told me I'd never have an interview with George again, following something I'd written about his mate Mariah Carey.

    Fans' Corner
    --Javier, the vocalist of 360 Grados (a new Spanish boy band), has recorded a Spanish version of "Don't Forget About Us." He regards Mariah as an inspiration and welcomes your feedback. You can hear the version, "No Te Olvides Jamas," on his MySpace music page.

    --Badyr of Mariah Hero has revamped his fansite's community. Click here to check it out!

    --Emmy is selling her collection of 250 rare Mariah items on eBay. Click here to view the auctions!

    --Oscar is selling some of his Mariah collection. Click here to view the items!

    --Alexandra has created a new German/English fansite, Mariah Fanbooks. Check it out!

    Video Downloads
    --Click here to download a brief segment from ABC News on Mariah's upcoming acting endeavor in the film, "Tennessee."

    --Click here to download a clip from MTV Overdrive's interview with singer/songwriter Nelly Furtado. In the clip, Furtado discusses the influence MC had on her singing.
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    Source: Mariah Daily | Mark | The Hartford Courant | Richard | Bernard | Javier | Badyr | Emmy | Oscar | Alexandra | Nori

    "The Adventures of Mimi" Tour Box Scores Update // 2:46 AM EST Updated by Casey

    Billboard has published the box scores for Mariah's concerts in Edmonton and Vancouver.

    Venue: Rexall Place
    City/State: Edmonton, Alberta
    Event Dates: September 21, 2006
    Gross Sales: $880,306
    Attend / Capacity: 12,013 / 12,578 (95.5%)
    Prices: $109.50 - $19

    Venue: General Motors Place
    City/State: Vancouver, British Columbia
    Event Dates: September 23, 2006
    Gross Sales: $1,223,100
    Attend / Capacity: 14,189 / 14,652 (96.8%)
    Prices: $109.50 - $59.50

    Totals Reported To Date:
    Dates: 20
    Gross: $18,032,927
    Attend / Capacity: 244,797 / 260,166 (94.1%)
    Average Gross Per Date: $901,646

    Visit the Box Scores page of our "The Adventures of Mimi" Tour Section for previously reported box score figures.
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    Source: Billboard | Marc


    Monday, October 9 , 2006

    Mariah Concert in Anaheim, CA: Setlist & Tidbits // 10:30 AM EST Updated by Casey

    Last night, Mariah performed at the Honda Center (formerly known as the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim) in Anaheim, California. MC put on a spectacular show and Boyz II Men surprised everyone (including Mariah) by showing up to perform "One Sweet Day." The concert was filmed for a future DVD release and possible television special. Below is the concert's setlist as well as various tidbits regarding the show.

    Setlist:

    01. It's Like That
    02. Heartbreaker
    03. Dreamlover
    04. My All
    05. Shake It Off
    06. Vision of Love
    07. Fly Like a Bird
    08. I'll Be There
    ---"B" Stage:
    09. Fantasy
    10. Don't Forget About Us
    11. Always Be My Baby
    ---End "B" Stage
    12. Honey
    13. I Wish You Knew (Snippet)
    14. Can't Let Go (Snippet)
    15. One Sweet Day
    16. Hero
    17. Make It Happen
    ---Encore:
    18. We Belong Together
    19. Butterfly Reprise


    Tidbits:
    --Midwestern rapper Chingy was the opening act.

    --Mariah was scheduled to take the stage at around 9:00pm, but didn't appear until about 9:50pm. When the crowd grew impatient, musical director Randy Jackson came out and explained that MC had personally chosen the Anaheim concert to be filmed for a DVD release and television special.

    --For the "B" stage performances, Mariah reverted back to her initial ensemble, consisting of a midriff-baring top and capri pants. MC discussed her lip gloss and had the lights lowered in order to display its function properly.

    --To the crowd's surprise, as well as Mariah's, R&B group Boyz II Men came out and performed "One Sweet Day" (in its entirety) with MC. The audience responded enthusiastically.

    --Although a snippet of "Thank God I Found You/Make It Last" was not performed, "Make It Happen" was performed.

    --Producer James "Big Jim" Wright, and R&B singers Ashanti and Toni Braxton attended the concert.
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    Source: MamaKaiyan | Newton | macfvr | Leroy | Islandboy26

    Mariah Pre-Concert Taping in Anaheim, CA: Tidbits // 1:07 AM EST Updated by Casey

    Earlier today, a randomly selected number of Mariah fans were invited to attend a special pre-concert taping at the Honda Center (formerly known as the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim) in Anaheim, California. MC performed a medley of songs for the intimate crowd. It appears that the purpose of this event was to include fans, regulate the lighting, and review other technical aspects in preparation for tonight's actual concert taping. It is believed that tonight's concert as well as the fans' involvement will be included in a CD/DVD release.

    --An estimated 1,500 fans were in attendance. A large portion of the pre-concert taping was capturing audience reactions for later footage. Mariah called for the crowd to "get creative."

    --MC explained that she would be lip-synching and performed "It's Like That," "Heartbreaker," and "Dreamlover." Mariah helped direct certain shots while insisting, "I'm not trying to be a diva!"

    --The afternoon was very informal with breaks between performances. MC frequently communicated with director/friend Sanaa Hamri ("U Make Me Wanna," "Bringin' on the Heartbreak," etc.) and did re-shoots to "capture the moments."

    --Bill, "the camera guy" (as Mariah affectionately called him), recorded and interviewed fans following the pre-concert taping.

    --Tonight's taping is expected to be released as a CD/DVD compilation possibly in time for the holidays.
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    Source: macfvr | Ramon | caro619


    Saturday, October 7 , 2006

    Mariah Carey dazzles // 8:46 AM EST Updated by Casey

    Mariah Carey assumed almost supernatural powers in a concert that made local hip-hop history Friday at Staples Center.

    The golden-voiced singer delivered a top-notch concert. But she also set the stage for a marriage proposal by one of the city s top morning radio jocks; self-diagnosed an allergic reaction; caused audience members to either weep or canoodle; and named a baby.

    The only thing she didn t do was validate parking.

    To backtrack, the last time we encountered le Carey was several years ago at the Forum, where the singer was either at the tail end of a major breakdown or embarking on a new one. She essentially just stood there in a catatonic stupor, apparently miming to a backup tape.

    That was before the emancipation of Mimi. Friday saw a new Mariah. Putting forth a tightly arranged, perfectly packed two-hour concert, the entertainer was fully involved, stopping to talk to the crowd, throwing in ad libs in song lyrics and generally looking fit and sexy all around. The set list took in the classics: "Dream Lover," "Always Be My Baby," "I ll Be There," Heartbreaker," and recent chart busters "We Belong Together" and "Shake It Off."

    Carey at her best, backed up by a fine band and singers.

    But what people will remember about the show will be the moment Power 106 morning DJ Big Boy came on stage alone and began talking about his recent surgery and the woman that stood by him and is now pregnant with his baby. Calling out his startled girlfriend, the radio guy got down on his knees and proposed marriage in front of the packed sports arena. Wisely, she said yes.

    A bit later, Mariah noticed someone in the place was smoking a cigarette. In a raspy voice, the singer diagnosed that her sudden sore throat was the result of that offending Marlboro. The cancer stick was extinguished.

    The wildly diverse crowd was in Carey s corner from the moment opening act Busta Rhymes evoked her name during his bawdy, one-dimensional opening set.

    And cheers rang out whenever Carey s own DJ kept the crowd pumped up with shouts of "MC" interspersed with an L.A.-centric selection of samples that hip-hopped from Snoop s "G Thang" to the reggaetron of "Gasolina."

    But nobody could ve expected what would happen when a pregnant fan made her way to the front of the stage between songs. The woman, spotted by Carey, said she would give birth in two weeks and wanted Carey to name the child.

    She had wanted to name the kid Mariah, but she was having a boy. Would Carey help out?

    The wonder that is Mariah thought for a second, giving three suggestions: Roy (for her late dad), Trey (for backup singer Trey Lorenz) and Carey.

    The woman looked pleased Carey it would be. All in just another Friday night for Mariah Carey on tour.
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    Source: LA Daily News

    Mariah Concert in Los Angeles, CA: Setlist & Tidbits // 5:39 AM EST Updated by Maggie

    Mariah performed last night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. Her first of two shows in the area, the concert was well-received and featured lots of audience interaction.

    Setlist:

    01. It's Like That
    02. Heartbreaker
    03. Dreamlover
    04. My All
    05. Shake It Off
    06. Vision of Love
    07. Fly Like a Bird
    08. I'll Be There
    ---"B" Stage:
    09. Fantasy
    10. Don't Forget About Us
    11. Always Be My Baby
    ---End "B" Stage
    12. Honey
    13. I Wish You Knew (Snippet)
    14. Can't Let Go (Snippet)
    15. Thank God I Found You/Make It Last (Snippet)
    16. One Sweet Day (Snippet)
    17. Hero
    ---Encore:
    18. We Belong Together
    19. Butterfly Reprise


    Tidbits:
    --Big Boy from Power 106 made a special appearance and proposed to his longtime girlfriend onstage.

    --A pregnant fan held up a sign that read "Mariah, Name My Baby Boy" and Marah suggested Roy (after her father), Carey, or Trey. She spoke about her father and segued into "One Sweet Day."

    --Da Brat made a special appearance and performed during the "Heartbreaker (Remix)".

    --Trey Lorenz performed one of his own songs "My Everything" (which he previously mentioned is planned for his first single) and said that they will be shooting the video soon.
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    Source: Newton


    Friday, October 6 , 2006

    Free Mariah Carey Concert Taping! // 7:54 PM EST Updated by Casey

    ATTEND A VERY SPECIAL MARIAH CONCERT TAPING SUNDAY, OCT. 8

    If you live in or around the Anaheim area, this is your chance to see Mariah perform LIVE for FREE! Mariah will be taping a special afternoon performance of her The Adventures Of Mimi show this Sunday, October 8 at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, CA and MariahCarey.com is giving you the chance to attend.

    In order for you to take part, you must be available to be at the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim on Sunday, October 8 from 12:00 - 5:00pm wearing your most Pip concert attire for a once in a lifetime chance for you and your friends to see the hottest tour this year for FREE!

    HOW TO ATTEND

    MariahCarey.com will randomly select fans that respond to the following e-mail address no later than Friday, October 6 by 8:00PM EST:

    maroon2@maroonent.com

    Please write "Mariah Anaheim Concert Taping" in the subject line. In your e-mail, please tell us the following:

    Your First and Last Names
    Your Age
    Your City and State
    Your Phone Number / Mobile Phone Number
    Guests Name
    Guests Age

    You are permitted to bring more than 1 guest with you to the taping but please provide the names and ages of each of your guests.

    The Arrowhead Pond is located at:
    2695 East Katella Ave
    Anaheim, CA 92806

    ***MariahCarey.com will not be providing any transportation or lodging to this event.
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    Source: MariahCarey.com | micoroan


    Thursday, October 5 , 2006

    Mariah Carey: Coasting on a comeback // 7:09 PM EST Updated by Casey

    Review: A revitalized Mariah Carey continues to delight squealing fans, but her show skimps on songs.

    There are two ways of looking at Mariah Carey's biggest tour in years, the one that didn't quite pack 'em in at San Diego's ipayOne Center at the Sports Arena Wednesday night but which is guaranteed sellouts at Staples Center and the newly christened Honda Center (formerly the Pond) this weekend.

    Which view you prefer, however, depends on how charitable you wish to be toward the street diva and her predictable "Adventures of Mimi" outing.

    Those who insist it's high time Mariah got her due – those thrilled that her wildly overvalued album "The Emancipation of Mimi" was both last year's sales champ and an inexplicable Grammy darling – surely have already determined these shows are the culmination of her comeback: a well-earned victory lap for a show-biz survivor.

    That it is in more ways than one, and only a jealous hater would deny that she isn't deserving of this celebration. Five years ago, when Mariah's sudden and erratic descent into tabloid purgatory began, it seemed unthinkable that she'd ever crawl back to a stature half as significant as she has now.

    Her record-contract woes, the catastrophe of "Glitter," her frequent canceled shows, hospital stays and too-public temper tantrums – plus what very recently appeared to be the premature deterioration of her unearthly five-octave vocal range – all seemed to spell the end of her days as an omnipresent powerhouse. Everyone loves a comeback, but the reality is that they're increasingly rare. Just look at Whitney Houston, the still-suffering giant Mariah was once modeled after.

    Yet, picture-perfect as ever and healthier to boot, a well-handled Mariah has rebounded to score still more chart-topping singles; having tied Elvis Presley for second place with 17, she likely will surpass the Beatles' record 20 before she's 40. What's more, thanks to a rekindled romance with MTV, she has (somewhat surprisingly) become a symbol of sexual liberation and female empowerment for a whole new generation of young women, the clear majority of attendees in San Diego.

    Fostering that connection, Mariah has rarely seemed as down to earth as she does on this tour, routinely striving to reach out to the audience more literally than figuratively – even going so far as to invite an Australian fan on stage for a hug, break into unrehearsed a capella choruses of shouted requests and, for three numbers, performing on a disco dance floor raised in the center of the arena. (That's now an old trick everyone from Madonna to the Stones employs, but up to now Mariah, like Streisand, has remained removed from her audience. The close proximity this setup affords is sometimes startling.)

    Best news of all: She hasn't sung so powerfully since she began, and back then she never matched her innate force with so much nuance.

    Yes, I still find her rain-falling finger-twiddling moves – the ones she whips out when she's at her most melismatic – as annoying as ever. But the last time I saw her, at a 2003 Christmas show in L.A., she had to strain to hit her famous dog-whistle notes, most of which came across hoarse and screechy. Here, however, with no apparent tape-track sweetening, she soared again and again, adding soulful grit to her lower register and effortlessly scaling demanding vocal heights on past favorites, be they slow and sultry (the now-classic "Vision of Love"), breezy ("Dream Lover," "Honey") or funked-up and strutting ("Heartbreaker").

    Fans here justifiably ate it up, squealing for her every change of skimpy outfit as if they had just spotted Justin Timberlake streaking. So I doubt many will share my second view of Mariah's meager spectacle – as a bit of a consumer ripoff.

    No one would expect her to dazzle with theatrical staging à la Madonna or awe with frenetic choreography à la Janet Jackson. Mariah's got only slightly more groove in her teetering step than rhythmically challenged Whitney, and as a dancer, well, she's good at shimmying her voluptuous curves against a pole and writhing alongside a lighted MIMI marquee – and that's about it.

    (Because of that lack of physical exertion, by the way, this 36-year-old bombshell may have very few years left of sashaying in nothing but boy shorts, bikini bras and six-inch heels. Her body as golden as her oft-blown-back tresses, she's still a knockout, but right away you could tell she's growing self-conscious, as she kept not-so-casually covering her barely clad backside with a sheer shawl, so as to hide the effects of gravity.)

    Apart from her sex appeal, then, she has only one weapon: a litany of hits. That's what I'd figure people paid triple-digit figures to hear. Yet after an hour of her roughly 90-minute set, Mariah had performed a mere eight songs, not all of them smashes. And after a pleasing revival of her remake of the Jackson 5's "I'll Be There," she then turned the spotlight over to duet partner and backing vocalist Trey Lorenz.

    For three songs. Including useless covers of Luther Vandross' "Never Too Much" and Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy." Combine that with not one but two DJ intervals, filled with snippets of crowd-rousing old-school hip-hop, and a handful of dancer-distracting costume changes, and that's close to a half-hour of dead space that could have been given to a half-dozen more songs.

    Maybe I'm crazy, but I assume some people might want more Mariah for their money. As it is, the second half of her set seemed like a replay of the first half. The tunes were different, of course – the inspiring (to some) "My All" and "Fly Like a Bird" were earlier, "Fantasy" and "Hero" were later – and her clinging dress with midriff cutouts was canary colored the first time we saw it, turquoise the second. Otherwise, the routine was the same. Step, step, preen, pose – preferably in front of wind machines at the footlights, the better to make her look like the cover of her "Mimi" album.

    And any sense of a concert-as-a-life's-summation, which a video intro to her show suggested might come, was also quickly abandoned. What resulted was just a more grandiose version of what she's done in the past, on a much larger stage adorned by a gargantuan M.

    Which really would have been fine – she needn't have undergone an extreme makeover – if Mariah had simply offered more material. Ultimately her show grew tedious. And, frankly, I'd have sacrificed at least a pair of eye-popping outfits if it would have meant she'd stay on stage longer, stood at a microphone – and sung her tail off some more.
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    Source: The Orange County Register

    Mariah Concert in San Diego, CA: Setlist & Tidbits // 6:57 PM EST Updated by Casey

    Last night, Mariah performed at ipayOne Center in San Diego, California. MC interacted with fans and put on a sensational show. Below is the concert's setlist as well as various tidbits regarding the show.

    Setlist:

    01. It's Like That
    02. Heartbreaker
    03. Dreamlover
    04. My All
    05. Shake It Off
    06. Vision of Love
    07. Fly Like a Bird
    08. I'll Be There
    ---"B" Stage:
    09. Fantasy
    10. Don't Forget About Us
    11. Always Be My Baby
    ---End "B" Stage
    12. Honey
    13. I Wish You Knew (Snippet)
    14. My Saving Grace (Snippet)
    15. Thank God I Found You/Make It Last (Snippet)
    16. One Sweet Day (Snippet)
    17. Hero
    ---Encore:
    18. We Belong Together
    19. Butterfly Reprise


    Tidbits:
    --R&B singer/songwriter Ne-Yo was the opening act.

    --Mariah took some time to discuss fans' signs, including one from Jessica that said she owed her a hug. When MC inquired about the sign, the fan explained that she traveled from Australia and was promised a hug at the Oakland concert. Jessica was allowed onto the main stage and received her hug from Mariah.

    --Jessica (from Australia) also held up another sign asking Mariah to sing "Make It Happen." MC responded, "She wants me to sing 'Make It Happen', but I can't make that happen."

    --After noticing more fans from Australia, MC asked if she was in Australia or San Diego.

    --While on the "B" stage, Mariah gave her lip gloss to a fan in the crowd. MC described it as "the best thing for the ladies."

    --Although Mariah did not perform a snippet of "Can't Let Go," after reading Mondo's sign, she did perform a snippet of "My Saving Grace." MC had some difficulty remembering the second verse, so she asked her backup singers if they could remember.

    --At some point, a fan shouted, "Mariah, run for president!" MC replied, "Me? Run for president? What? No, I inhaled." Then, Mariah looked at her friend/backup singer Mary Ann Tatum and told the crowd, "I'm just kidding."
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    Source: Kelly | Jessica | Mondo


    Wednesday, October 4 , 2006

    Carey Fans Hang On Her Thrill Ride of Highs and Lows // 2:22 PM EST Updated by Maggie

    It wasn't just Mariah Carey's dancers who were doing backflips at Monday's sold-out show at the Arena in Oakland. By the opening number, the diva-in-absentia had the crowd on its feet, as she time-traveled back to some of the messier moments in her personal history.

    It's not as if she didn't warn the 19,000 faithful, kicking off her 90-minute set with a short, thrill-inducing cinematic climb up a roller coaster, with Carey narrating platitudes about her opulent soap opera come to life.

    "When I was little I was so scared of roller coasters, but you learn you have to face your fears," she said breathlessly. "But just when I thought the scariest part was over, something more terrifying would happen."

    Like detonating her marriage to music mogul Tommy Mottola, being released from her recording contract, the failure of 2001's "Glitter" album and quasi-autobiographical movie of the same name and attendant canceled tour dates, the hospital stays and the famous glass- and dish-throwing episode in a London hotel room, all documented in tabloids and by Carey on her own Web site.

    To the singer's continuing credit, she doesn't try to conceal any of those tawdry details from fans, as if she could in her barely there outfits. Instead, she used them as rather touching fodder to detail many of the two dozen songs she performed. "How many times have I had to apply this song to my own life?" Carey mused mid-verse during "Hero," her self-penned 1993 song that became one of the unofficial anthems of 9/11.

    After the conclusion of the short film, the singer ascended from beneath the stage, like a goddess rising from the depths of the ocean, screaming over the din, "San Francisco, how ya feeling?"

    Oozing down a lavish spiral staircase in her mile-high Christian Louboutin stilettos, all jutting hips, tossed curls and purring vocals, Carey effortlessly slid into "It's Like That," the first single from her Grammy-winning 2005 album "The Emancipation of Mimi," opening her show with a mighty leonine roar. It was more Victoria's Secret TV spot than pop music show, and in the first of five costume changes, Carey looked resplendent -- albeit a little more zaftig than in recent years -- in a black peignoir set that revealed more than it concealed. "It takes a lot of guts to dress like that with that body," one reveler gushed to a friend.

    While not a trained dancer by anyone's stretch of the imagination, Carey sensuously moved in half-time down the frighteningly steep staircase once again, stumbling on the fourth step, all the while caressing her prodigious curves and running long, manicured fingers through her imposing hair in time to "Heartbreaker's" disco beat. But the stumble, like the extra weight, humanizes her even more to fans, eliciting a small gasp among the faithful.

    A wounded sex kitten, Carey coos, pouts, then goes for broke, emitting sounds that you'd think only dolphins could utter at the close of "Dreamlover," one of the 17 No. 1 hits that allowed her to become one of the wealthiest stars of the 1990s.

    "What do you want, Frisco?" she demanded as she plunged into "My All," before someone in her cadre undoubtedly gave her a geography lesson.

    "I know we're in Oakland," she said a little defensively, flashing only a little of her diva ire. "Some of my friends are here from San Francisco, so I can say that, you know. I love me some Oakland.

    "Anyway, this is one of the first places that played my first single when I was little," cooed the 36-year old singer in appeasement, before asking permission to take a small sip of her ever-present Fiji water, a far from her halcyon days swilling Cristal Champagne.

    The newly emancipated Carey is all business, down to the strategically placed cutouts in her Barbie doll gowns, to the mirrored "Mimi" that descended from the ceiling before "Shake It Off," a clever kiss-off with the perfect intersection of high concept and low culture: "I gotta shake it off/ Just like the Calgon commercial." All the better when you know that nothing less than Chanel really touches her golden skin.

    During the tune, Carey put on a pair of expensive hit-man sunglasses. Why? Because of the high-wattage sign or because her future really is so bright again she does needs shades? "The Emancipation of Mimi" has already racked up 5 million in sales, she's taking guitar lessons, and it looks as if there's another movie on the horizon.

    Some of that momentum was lost during the chanteuse's five costume changes. Sometimes the breaks were so long that it allowed the DJ to romp through decades of rap and R&B tunes, such as Bell Biv DeVoe's "Poison" and the Digital Underground's "The Humpty Dance."

    In the meanwhile, longtime backup singer Trey Lorenz stepped out into the stoplight to sing the Jackson 5's "I'll Be There," with Carey, then to finish up alone with a rather weak and dispirited three-song medley, culminating in an anemic version of Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy." The only thing crazy was Carey allowing this singer so much face time.

    All of that was forgiven when the singer came back for the second half of the set, slowing the pace just a bit with "Fantasy," a song that pairs her pop vocals with a hip-hop beat, a winning formula that the singer has been employing since she left the controlling clutches of her record-exec husband. She performed the song as a duet with the disembodied video of the late rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard, which was as disconcerting as it was affecting.

    But that sentiment colored the entire night. At times, as cameras flashed over the audience, fans could be seen with tears in their eyes, wrapping their arms around themselves as they sang along to hits like "Always Be My Baby" or the feisty heart-tugger "We Belong Together," only equaled by Carey herself, whose immaculate made-up eyes welled up with tears during the latter song.

    But that is the true gift of this singer. While Jennifer Lopez may claim to be Jenny From the Block, Carey shows that she still lives there, even if she gets there in a chauffeur-driven roller coaster.
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    Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

    Carey doesn't make it happen at Oakland concert // 2:12 PM EST Updated by Casey

    VOICE GETS LOST IN THEATRICS

    The big question going into Mariah Carey's concert Monday night at Oakland Arena was how many wardrobe changes would the pop queen make?

    The answer was five, which seemed reasonable for a diva of her magnitude.

    Unfortunately, that was about the only reasonable thing about the show. Just about everything else she did made little sense.

    This concert should have been much better than it was.

    It's all about potential. Mariah Carey has 17 No. 1 singles, which ties her with Elvis Presley for the most chart-toppers by a solo artist, and that alone should provide all the ammunition needed to put on a memorable show.

    Didn't happen.

    Instead, the 36-year-old vocalist has made some poor decisions with her ``Adventures of Mimi Tour,'' the sum of which took the focus away from where it needed to be -- on the music. The concert was poorly paced, cluttered with unnecessary theatrics and devoid of any sense of purpose. Things would have been simpler, and better, if she had just come out, sung the hits and left all the horseplay to the Madonnas of the world.

    Following an opening set by speed-rapper Busta Rhymes, who came across as cartoonish as ever, Carey opened her show with a silly video segment of a roller coaster, which was meant to underscore the twists and turns of the diva's life. The star then appeared wearing her first costume of the night, a little bikini-like outfit that aptly showed that Carey has experienced growth in areas other than artistic in recent years.

    Working a large two-level stage that was framed under a giant M, Carey shimmied with six dancers as she opened with a bouncy version of ``It's Like That'' from ``The Emancipation of Mimi,'' 2005's biggest-selling CD.

    The musical mix, featuring three keyboardists, three backup vocalists, a drummer and a DJ, was mostly solid. Yet there was one major problem -- Carey's breathtaking five-octave voice frequently was buried in a place that was harder to find than Jimmy Hoffa's body.

    When you could hear her famously melismatic voice, such as on ``Heartbreaker,'' you didn't really want to -- the diva hit high notes that probably had dogs howling all over nearby San Leandro. Not that there is anything wrong with a good high note, but Carey's vocal gymnastics came across as merely for show.

    After only 25 minutes onstage, the star made an exceedingly early exit and left the set in the hands of her DJ, bringing the concert to a halt. Carey returned, wearing a golden gown that was nearly as revealing as the bikini, and produced a few good moments with ``Vision of Love'' and a duet with backing vocalist Trey Lorenz on the Jackson 5's ``I'll Be There.''

    She then turned the set over to Lorenz for a three-song segment that had people sitting down faster than when the music stops in a game of musical chairs. That was the second time in roughly 45 minutes that the show completely lost momentum.

    The second half was full of badly planned moments, including one of those nauseating medleys.

    Again, it's about potential. By closing the main set with a gorgeous and moving version of ``Hero,'' minus all the theatrics, Carey showed how good this concert should have been.
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    Source: The Mercury News


    Tuesday, October 3 , 2006

    Mariah Carey and Busta Rhymes at the Oakland Arena // 2:44 PM EST Updated by Casey

    Checking out Mariah Carey at the Oakland Arena was like listening to the soundtrack of my life from way back when in high school. Actually "Hero" was my junior prom theme.

    In her hour and a half show, she sang her classics like "I'll Be There," "Always Be My Baby," and "Hero," in addition to her more recent hits like "We Belong Together" and "Shake It Off." Though in the beginning with "Heartbreaker" and "Dream Lover" her voice was raspy.

    Her DJ came to the rescue by playing old school hits from Tupac to Salt-N-Pepa giving her a chance for ample breaks, and the time to change outfits. Her clothes ranged from the loungewear-like bespeckled black bikinis with a transparent black hoodie to the J-Lo inspired seafoam green gown with kimono sleeves and the stomach section cut out. She also didn't waste energy on dancing, choosing instead to pose from side to side. It would have been hard anyways, with the stilettos and tight clothes.

    The last time she came around, I interviewed her, asking why she chose to express such a sexy image. She said that when she was with Sony chair and chief executive Tommy Mottola, he wanted her to upkeep a very Puritanical outlook, so when she came out of that relationship, she wanted to be on her own - in short, her emancipation though, she admits, dressing sexy is not what she does on an everyday basis.

    One nice feature of the concert was the second stage in the middle of the floor section, which gave the fans a closer look at their idol. It also gave her a closer look at her fans, and she took time to wish one happy birthday and thank them for their gifts.

    Opener Busta Rhymes was just like Mariah put it, the perfect way to kick off a party. His big personality filled the packed arena. He and partner Spliff Star were up to their usual antics like flirting with the audience and asking them to cheer louder. This is the third show of his I've caught and he's consistently good and worth checking out.

    Both he and Mariah had hits stretching years back so it was a good fit.
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    Source: A+E Interactive

    Mariah Concert in Oakland, CA: Setlist & Tidbits // 2:33 PM EST Updated by Casey

    Last night, Mariah performed at the Oakland Arena in Oakland, California. MC sounded fantastic and kept the crowd on its feet. Below is the concert's setlist as well as various tidbits regarding the show.

    Setlist:

    01. It's Like That
    02. Heartbreaker
    03. Dreamlover
    04. My All
    05. Shake It Off
    06. Vision of Love
    07. Fly Like a Bird
    08. I'll Be There
    ---"B" Stage:
    09. Fantasy
    10. Don't Forget About Us
    11. Always Be My Baby
    ---End "B" Stage
    12. Honey
    13. I Wish You Knew (Snippet)
    14. Can't Let Go (Snippet)
    15. Thank God I Found You/Make It Last (Snippet)
    16. One Sweet Day (Snippet)
    17. Hero
    ---Encore:
    18. We Belong Together
    19. Butterfly Reprise


    Tidbits:
    --Busta Rhymes and his Flipmode Squad opened the show and exuded a lot of energy. Mariah took the stage at approximately 9:30pm.

    --Throughout the show, MC repeatedly referenced San Francisco. Following the performance of "Vision of Love," Mariah explained that she was aware that she was in Oakland, but she has a lot of friends from San Francisco.

    --Mariah also acknowledged performing "Vision of Love" in the area when she was new to the music industry. MC explained that she didn't really "let go" and "own it" before, but now with her "emancipated self," she can do it.

    --Fans brought gifts and books for Mariah, and while on the "B" stage, she made certain that her crew collected them. MC apologized to the crowd for wasting their time, but expressed appreciation for the fans.

    --Preceding the performance of "Hero," Mariah described how the song was once boring for her, but has now become an emotional moment in the show. MC explained how much meaning the song has and that she has been able to apply it to her own life time and time again.
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    Source: mctinkerbell | Liam


    Monday, October 2 , 2006

    Mariah Knows How to Work a Room // 3:24 PM EST Updated by Casey

    After rocking a sold out crowd in Las Vegas with her hit songs, Mariah Carey ventured to PURE Nightclub inside Caesars Palace. Carey and an entourage of 50 people bolted upstairs to the PURE terrace to take in the gorgeous weather outside and scenery of the Las Vegas Strip. Wearing a tight black dress, black boots and black sunglasses, Carey sipped on Dom Perignon while chatting with friends from her VIP cabana.

    Later Mariah and her crew made their way downstairs to PURE's main room where a huge crowd awaited her entrance. As Carey made her way to the VIP stage, the crowd went crazy as flash bulbs lit up the room. With her own personal DJ Suss 1 on the turntables and a fresh glass of Dom Perignon, Carey got cozy on the VIP bed lounging as if she was in her living room. Around 1:45AM Carey closed the curtains to her VIP section leaving everyone wondering what she was up to. DJ Suss 1 began belting out Carey songs and at 2:10AM Carey emerged from behind the curtains for all of the club to see.

    Later in the evening Carey and members of her party held court at another VIP table, once again sipping on a fresh glass of Dom Perignon. At 3:20AM Carey departed to get some rest before traveling to Oakland for the continuation of her tour.

    Ah Mariah, the life of a diva.
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    Source: TMZ.com

    Pop singer returns // 3:15 PM EST Updated by Casey

    "Life is kinda like a rollercoaster," began the taped introduction of Mariah Carey's sold-out Sept. 30 concert for The Adventures of Mimi: the Voice, the Hits, the Tour in the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

    When the superstar hit the stage at 8:53 p.m., after opening act Sean Paul failed to appear and the audience just sat for an hour, the ride finally began.

    Mariah popped onto the bi-level stage wearing a black cape, a midriff-baring black top and tiny black shorts. During the opening verse of "It's Like That," she yelled, "What's up Vegas?" to a crowd that erupted in screams almost as high-pitched as the high notes for which she is famous.

    After she breezed through a subsequent remix of "Dreamlover," she welcomed her fans to her fourth concert in Las Vegas. She also welcomed rapper and producer Jermaine Dupri, who performed the first song of the night with her, and mentioned the presence of rapper Bow Wow and producer Jimmy Jam.

    "I don't want anyone to get mobbed," she added, "but there's also someone in the crowd with the initials J.J." The crowd exploded with applause and heads turned in all directions looking for Janet Jackson, the superstar who had accompanied boyfriend Jermaine Dupri to the event.

    After a wardrobe change, the show went on with Mariah's transition into her debut single "Vision of Love," which came surprisingly early in the concert. Midway through the performance, she lost her earpiece and did a second a cappella run of the song's melismatic bridge.

    The brisk, but not rushed, pace of the concert showed Mariah has grown from her previous Vegas performances. Gone were the pointless skits that dominated the "Charmbracelet" tour I saw in July 2003. Gone was the needless guest appearance of Jack, Mariah's terrier, attacking a water bottle, which perplexed me during the Rainbow tour in 2000. This more mature Mariah was all business, all music, and – best of all – all live.

    Mariah's voice was strong for her Las Vegas performance. Even the usually softer parts of her songs were sung in full voice and she often ventured into her lower register for an added twist.

    At the introduction of her gospel ballad "Fly Like A Bird," she announced, "I know we're in Sin City and all … and this may not be the most demure ensemble you've ever seen, but sometimes you've got to mix it up to get the message across." Pastor Clarence Keaton, who is featured on this record, was not in attendance for the Las Vegas performance after a few incidences of absenteeism on his part in previous tour stops.

    Peppering in her old hits, Mariah also sang a snippet of "Can't Let Go."

    "That one kinda broke my streak of number ones," she muttered into the microphone, afterwards. "But I'm not bitter!"

    She brought out Trey Lorenz for their early 90s remake of "I'll Be There," by the Jackson 5. "Even the old folks know this one," Mariah said. Lorenz said he wasn't in his usual voice, after a night of poker and drinks, so as a duo they invited the crowd to sing most of the song.

    As Mariah changed clothes, Trey Lorenz did a tribute to Luther Vandross, with "Never Too Much," "A House is Not a Home" and then broke into an unexpected version of pop-group Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy."

    Mariah performed on a second stage, then returned to the main stage to sing "Hero." She thanked the crowd and said good night around 10:15, but every true fan knew she was planning an encore. She returned to perform an amazing "We Belong Together" and a reprise of "Butterfly" to conclude. With that, the rollercoaster ride came to an end.
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    Source: Alexis Brown - The Rebel Yell

    'M' is for mammoth vocals, show // 12:07 PM EST Updated by Casey

    Carey -- her nimble voice captivating -- performs for thousands at MGM Grand

    Mariah Carey opened wide and sang like she had a bullhorn stuck in her throat, her voice barreling from her lungs as if it was fired from a slingshot.

    "Ahhh-ah! Ahhh-ah! Ahhh-ah! Hee! Hee! Hee!" she trilled, stretching the notes as if they were made of soft taffy, indulging in vocal acrobatics like an auctioneer in hot pants.

    Too much is never enough at a Mariah Carey gig, where ostentation rules -- vocally and otherwise -- and even the glittery mic stands look like they cost more than your house.

    And Carey is the first to acknowledge as much.

    At the MGM Grand on Saturday, she anointed the night "diva Las Vegas," reveling in her own fabulousness before one of her deejays laid down some ground rules.

    "All the ugly people be quiet," DJ Suss One instructed, silencing anyone who didn't sparkle like Carey's golden microphone.

    Of course, beauty is only skin deep, and so are most of Carey's tunes. She specializes in lithe pop pep talks about overcoming this obstacle or that, employing birds and butterflies as metaphors for love.

    But if her songs often seem as if they were spun from cotton candy, Carey's jet engine voice aims to supply any missing heft. She sings the way a hotshot guitarist races up and down the fret board, supplying more fireworks than a dozen Fourth of Julys.

    On this night, Carey sang like a newborn emotes: loudly, freely and occasionally uncontrollably. She tore into early hit "Vision of Love" so forcefully that you could practically see the veins bulge in her neck as her voice leapt from one octave to the next. And on the soaring "Fly Like A Bird," she scatted feverishly over some dense percussion.

    For all her enviable range however, Carey's at her best when she harnesses her voice into a breathy purr, like on the come-hither ballad "My All" or with the nimble pop funk of "It's Like That."

    But Carey just seems to naturally gravitate toward the larger than life, and the production values of her current tour are as outsized as her voice. She performs on a stage backed by a towering illuminated "M," with her nickname, "Mimi," spelled out in giant white lights.

    At the MGM Grand, even the crowd was star studded: Carey was joined onstage from time to time by hip-hop producer Jermaine Dupri, who was in town, and there were other celebrities in the stands, such as rapper Bow Wow, "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson and producer Jimmy Jam.

    But for all the big names and fancy props, the best moments of the night were the smaller, more intimate ones, such as when Carey sang a trio of songs from a checkered square stage set up in the middle of the arena, ending with a climactic take on "Always Be My Baby," which she finished on her knees.

    Too bad then, that the show was slowed down by a pair of DJ interludes -- as well as a meandering suite of songs from backup singer Trey Lorenz -- which were meant to kill time while Carey underwent her four different wardrobe changes.

    The evening suffered from this uneven momentum.

    "Sometimes, life can be like a roller coaster," Carey announced during a taped intro to the show, and the same could be said of her concerts.

    Attendance: 13,500 (sold out)

    Grade: B
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    Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal | Lisa


    Sunday, October 1 , 2006

    "The Adventures of Mimi" Tour Section Updates // 5:54 PM EST Updated by Casey

  • Tampa, FL:
    --Below are Fan Photos taken at Mariah's concert at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Florida, on Monday, August 7, 2006. Thanks to Bruce! Visit the Tampa page of our "The Adventures of Mimi" Tour Section for additional photos.


  • Houston, TX:
    --Below are Fan Photos taken at Mariah's concert at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, on Thursday, September 14, 2006. Thanks to Keitha and Valerie! Visit the Houston page of our Tour Section for additional photos.


  • Edmonton, AB:
    --Visit the Edmonton page of our Tour Section to read a newly added Fan Review from Bob.

  • Vancouver, BC:
    --Below are Fan Photos taken at Mariah's concert at General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on Saturday, September 23, 2006. Thanks to Chip! Also, visit the Vancouver page of our Tour Section to read a newly added Fan Review from Mcdreamlover.


  • Calgary, AB:
    --Below are Video Clips from Mariah's concert at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on Monday, September 25, 2006. Many thanks to Dennis!

    01. It's Like That - AVI
    02. Heartbreaker - AVI
    03. Dreamlover - AVI
    04. My All - AVI
    05. Shake It Off - AVI
    06. Vision of Love - AVI
    07. Fly Like a Bird - AVI
    08. I'll Be There - AVI
    09. Fantasy
    10. Don't Forget About Us - AVI
    11. Always Be My Baby
    12. Honey
    13. I Wish You Knew (Snippet)
    14. One Sweet Day (Snippet)
    15. Hero
    16-17. We Belong Together, Butterfly Reprise - AVI


  • Sacramento, CA:
    --Below are Audio Files (MP3) of Mariah's entire concert at ARCO Arena in Sacramento, California, on Wednesday, September 27, 2006. Many thanks to Vijay!

    01. "Life Can Be Kinda Like A Rollercoaster Ride"
    02. It's Like That
    03. Heartbreaker
    04. Dreamlover
    05. My All
    06. Shake It Off
    07. DJ Clue Intermission #1
    08. Vision of Love
    09. Fly Like a Bird
    10. I'll Be There
    11. Trey Lorenz Solo Medley
    12. Fantasy
    13. Don't Forget About Us
    14. Always Be My Baby
    15. Honey
    16. DJ Clue Intermission #2
    17. I Wish You Knew (Snippet)
    18. Can't Let Go (Snippet)
    19. Joy Ride (A Cappella Snippet)
    20. Thank God I Found You/Make It Last (Snippet)
    21. One Sweet Day (Snippet)
    22. Hero
    23. We Belong Together
    24. Butterfly Reprise

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    Source: Mariah Daily | Bruce | Keitha | Valerie | Bob | Chip | Mcdreamlover | Dennis | Vijay