- Moment of Truth World Tour
Moment of Truth World Tour Tour by Whitney Houston Associated album Whitney Start date July 4, 1987 End date November 21, 1988 Legs 4 Shows 90 in North America
37 in Europe
15 in Japan
6 in Australia
3 in Hong Kong
Over 151 in total
Whitney Houston tour chronology Greatest Love World Tour
Moment of Truth World Tour
Feels So Right Tour
The Moment of Truth World Tour was the second worldwide tour by American R&B/Pop singer, Whitney Houston. The tour started in North America during the summer of 1987, following the release of her second album Whitney. The tour continued overseas during 1988 in Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, and Australia.
Following the release of Whitney, Houston began promoting the album with a world tour. She began on July 4 in Tampa, Florida, where she played to over 70,000 people. She returned to the Sunshine State where she ended her North American leg at the Orange County Convention Center in December, 1987.
In Europe, Houston visited 12 countries, playing to over half a million fans. Houston played nine consecutive nights at Wembley Arena in London. At the same time, the singer had just broken The Beatles' record of seven consecutive #1 singles in the US. A party was thrown with guests such as Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, and Clive Davis. Houston cancelled an Italian concert date after agreeing to fly back to London to pay tribute to a then-imprisoned Nelson Mandela who was celebrating his birthday. Houston performed a set at Wembley Stadium, playing to over 72,000 fans during the historic event. Following this, Houston resumed her tour in Italy. In 1988, Houston returned from the European leg to perform a benefit concert for the United Negro College Fund on August 28 at Madison Square Garden in New York. It was Houston's only North American date during 1988 after playing 89 dates the previous year. The concert raised over $300 million for the UNCF. 
The tour was one of the ten highest-grossing tours of the year. The North American leg of the tour alone grossed over $24 million, enough to make her the second highest-earning female entertainer of the year according to Forbes. In addition, the European leg was sold out.
Like her previous tour, Houston again performed on a round stage in the center of the arena or auditorium so that everyone can see her. The seven-piece band was situated below her. There were two outfit changes; no stage props. However, unlike her previous tour, Houston called upon three backup dancers during the uptempos. Jonathan Butler and Kenny G opened during the North American leg.
With two albums under her belt, the singer had more material to choose from. She included most of the songs from Whitney, the biggest hits from her debut, as well as the gospel song "He/I Believe". Houston also performed songs from her peers during various concerts, interpreting Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Anita Baker, and Janet Jackson. Like her debut tour, Houston proved herself to be a creative musician. She rearranged most of the songs into soulful jazzy numbers and did a lot of improvisation. The Montreal Gazette said, "Whatever faults the 24-year-old singer has, she is first and foremost a creative musician." The pop hit "How Will I Know" was given a jazzy beginning and gospel-like ending. "You Give Good Love" was slowed down into a steamy and sensual slow jam. Houston often scatted with sax player Jay Davidson on "Just the Lonely Talking Again". Most critics noted "He/I Believe" and "Greatest Love of All" as being the show's highlights.
Despite the praise for her voice and arrangements, many critics noted her lack of dancing and movements. The Richmond Times said "she is about as stiff as a cardboard box." Some noted that she lacked a true personality. Others complained that despite the name of the tour, she followed the same formula as her previous tour.
- Kenny G (select dates)
- During various concerts in the US, Houston also performed "Just The Lonely Talking Again" and "For The Love Of You".
- A medley of Anita Baker's "Sweet Love", Janet Jackson's "Control", and Luther Vandross's "Stop To Love" was performed on selected dates. Like her previous tour, and all future tours, Houston included gospel songs into her set.
- Houston performed a USA Benefit concert for The United Negro College Fund on August 28th, 1988 at Madison Square Garden in NYC. During the show she performed "When I First Saw You" with her brother Gary Houston and mother Cissy Houston as a tribute to the Broadway musical play, "Dreamgirls".
- Michael Baker - Music conductor
- Mathew Garrison - Bass Guitar
- Sherod Barnes - Guitar
- Shedrick Mitchel - Keyboards
- Jetro da Silva - Keyboards
- Michael Baker - Drums
- Bashiri Johnson - Percussion
- Valerie Pinkston - Background vocals
- Sharlotte Gibson - Background vocals
- Cindy Mizelle - Background vocals
- Gary Houston - Background vocals
Date City Country Venue North America July 4, 1987 Tampa United States Tampa Stadium July 5, 1987 Milwaukee Marcus Amphitheatre July 9, 1987 Providence Civic Center July 11, 1987 Columbia Merriweather Post Pavilion July 12, 1987 July 14, 1987 Cuyahoga Falls Blossom Music Center July 17, 1987 Indianapolis Market Square Arena July 18, 1987 St. Paul Riverfest July 19, 1987 July 21, 1987 Hoffman Estates Poplar Creek Music Theater July 22, 1987 July 24, 1987 Peoria Peoria Civic Center July 25, 1987 St. Louis St. Louis Arena July 26, 1987 Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center July 27, 1987 July 31, 1987 Clarkston Pine Knob August 1, 1987 August 2, 1987 Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Civic Center August 5, 1987 Charlotte Charlotte Coliseum August 7, 1987 Birmingham Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center August 8, 1987 Atlanta Omni Coliseum August 9, 1987 Greensboro Greensboro Coliseum August 12, 1987 Richmond Richmond Coliseum August 13, 1987 Hershey Hersheypark Stadium August 14, 1987 Philadelphia The Spectrum August 16, 1987 Wantagh Jones Beach Amphitheatre August 17, 1987 August 24, 1987 Boston Boston Common August 25, 1987 August 26, 1987 August 28, 1987 Montreal Canada Montreal Forum August 29, 1987 Ottawa Lansdowne Park August 30, 1987 Toronto CNE Stadium September 2, 1987 Saratoga Springs United States Saratoga Performing Arts Center September 3, 1987 Syracuse War Memorial at Oncenter September 5, 1987 Providence Providence Civic Center September 8, 1987 New York City Madison Square Garden September 9, 1987 September 12, 1987 Lexington Rupp Arena September 18, 1987 Austin Frank Erwin Center September 19, 1987 Houston The Summit September 20, 1987 Dallas Reunion Arena September 26, 1987 Los Angeles Irvine Meadows Amphitheater September 27, 1987 San Jose Shoreline Amphitheatre October 1, 1987 Oakland Oakland Coliseum Arena October 2, 1987 Los Angeles Irvine Meadows Amphitheater October 7, 1987 Portland Key Arena October 9, 1987 Seattle Seattle Center Coliseum October 10, 1987 October 11, 1987 Vancouver Canada Pacific Coliseum November 3, 1987 Omaha United States Omaha Civic Auditorium November 10, 1987 East Rutherford Brendan Byrne Arena November 21, 1987 Chapel Hill Smith Center November 27, 1987 New Orleans Superdome December 2, 1987 Jacksonville Jacksonville Coliseum December 4, 1987 Tampa Sun Dome December 5, 1987 Fort Lauderdale Hollywood Sportatorium December 8, 1987 Orlando Orange County Convention Center Europe April 19, 1988 Rotterdam Netherlands Ahoy April 21, 1988 April 23, 1988 April 24, 1988 April 27, 1988 Birmingham United Kingdom National Exhibition Centre April 28, 1988 April 30, 1988 May 1, 1988 May 2, 1988 May 4, 1988 London Wembley Arena May 7, 1988 May 8, 1988 May 11, 1988 May 12, 1988 May 15, 1988 May 16, 1988 May 18, 1988 Paris France Bercy May 20, 1988 Frankfurt Germany Festhalle Frankfurt May 21, 1988 May 24, 1988 Copenhagen Denmark Valby-Hallen May 25, 1988 Oslo Norway Drammenshallen May 27, 1988 Stockholm Sweden Isstadion May 28, 1988 May 29, 1988 Gothenburg Scandinavium June 2, 1988 Berlin Germany Waldbuhne June 4, 1988 Dortmund Westfalenhalle June 8, 1988 Rome Italy Paleur June 9, 1988 June 12, 1988 Milan Palatrussardi June 13, 1988 June 16, 1988 Vienna Austria Stadthalle June 18, 1988 Basel Switzerland St. Jakobshalle June 19, 1988 June 21, 1988 June 23, 1988 Munich Germany Olympiahalle June 24, 1988 June 26, 1988 North America August 28, 1988 New York City United States Madison Square Garden Asia September 21, 1988 Hiroshima Japan Hiroshima Green Arena September 22, 1988 Fukuoka Kokusai Center September 26, 1988 Tokyo Nippon Budōkan September 27, 1988 September 28, 1988 October 1, 1988 Osaka Osaka-jō Hall October 2, 1988 October 5, 1988 Nagoya Nippon Gaishi Hall October 6, 1988 October 7, 1988 Shizuoka Kusanagi Athletic Stadium October 11, 1988 Sapporo Makomanai Sekisui Heim Ice Arena October 13, 1988 Sendai Sendai Gymnasium October 15, 1988 Yokohama Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium October 16, 1988 Tokyo Nippon Budōkan October 17, 1988 Australia October 22, 1988 Melbourne Australia National Tennis Centre October 25, 1988 Canberra National Indoor Sports Centre October 31, 1988 Perth Perth Entertainment Centre November 7, 1988 Sydney Sydney Entertainment Centre November 8, 1988 November 11, 1988 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre Hong Kong November 18, 1988 Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong Coliseum November 19, 1988 November 20, 1988
Note: Not all the North American dates are listed.
Broadcast / Recordings
One of the Wembley Arena shows in London was recorded and broadcast live on Rai Uno TV in Italy. There were no recordings released to the public.
Discography · Tours and concerts · Awards and nominations
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- ^ a b c Bream, Jon. "Houston is sensational - if you like glitz and glamour". The Minneapolis Star and Tribune. July 19, 1987
- ^ Griffin, John. "Whitney Delivers but Stage Presence Slips". Montreal Gazette. August 29, 1987
- ^ Young, Monte R. "Houston Leaves Fans In Awe Of Her Voice". Richmond Times. August 13, 1987
- ^ Boxscore: Top Concert Grosses (p42). Billboard. 1987-12-26. http://books.google.co.kr/books?id=JCgEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA60&dq=billboard+1987&lr=&as_brr=1#v=onepage&q=boxscore&f=false. Retrieved 2009-11-18.
Studio albums Soundtrack albumsThe Bodyguard (1992) · Waiting to Exhale (1995) · The Preacher's Wife (1996) · Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella (1997) Compilations ToursGreatest Love World Tour (1986) · Moment of Truth World Tour (1987-1988) · Feels So Right Tour (1990) · I'm Your Baby Tonight World Tour (1991) · The Bodyguard World Tour (1993-94) · The Pacific Rim Tour (1997) · The European Tour (1998) · My Love Is Your Love World Tour (1999) · Soul Divas Tour (2004) · Nothing but Love World Tour (2009-2010) Notable concerts
& appearancesFreedomfest: Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Celebration (1988) · Welcome Home Heroes with Whitney Houston (1991) · The Concert for a New South Africa (1994) · Classic Whitney Live from Washington, D.C. (1997) · VH1 Divas Live '99 · VH1 Divas Duets: A Concert to Benefit the VH1 Save the Music Foundation (2003)
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