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I'm Your Baby Tonight World Tour
  • Released: 14 May 2002 (live DVD)
  • Date of concerts: April-October 1991
  • Countries: USA/Canada, Europe


  • official fan club Tour info
    (April 1991):

    Whitney's North American concert tour started on April 18 in Knoxville, Tennessee. The "I'm Your Baby Tonight World Tour" is scheduled to appear in 70 cities throughout the US and Canada and will continue through late summer, followed by Europe! Whitney will perform hits from her latest multi-platinum release, "I'm Your Baby Tonight" as well as many songs from her previous two albums. Backing Whitney will be a 7-piece band, background vocalists including her brother Gary and dancers.


  • Setlist:

    . i wanna dance with somebody
    . so emotional
    . saving all my love for you
    . how will i know
    . --- interval (yo whitney yo)
    . love medley:

    . all at once/
    . a house is not a home (gary)/
    . didn't we almost have it all/
    . a house is not a home/
    . where do broken hearts go
    . say u lov me (ad lib)
    . all the man that i need
    . --- interval (band members playing)
    . my name is not susan
    . anymore (*) included sometimes
    . gospel songs:
    . revelation - band presentation
    . He's alright
    . this day
    . in return (*)
    . marvin gaye medley:
    . mercy mercy me/
    . what's going on (gary)
    . who do you love
    . i'm your baby tonight
    . greatest love of all


  • Audio samples:


  • The Band:

    . Musical Director: Rickey Minor
    . Bass guitar: Rickey Minor
    . Bass synthesizer: Rickey Minor
    . Guitar: Ray Fuller
    . Keyboards: Bette Sussman
    . Keyboards: Michael Bearden
    . Saxophones/EWI: Kirk Whalum
    . Drums: Ricky Lawson
    . Percussion: Bashiri Johnson
    . Background Vocalists:

    Gary Houston,
    Vonchita Rawls,
    Carmen Rawls,
    Tiawana Rawls
    . Choreographer: Khandi Alexander
    . Assistant Choreographer:
    Andrea Lawent Chaules
    . Dancers:
    Jonathan Webb,
    Diesko Boyland,
    Bryant Cash-Welch,
    Luca Tommassini


  • MTV News info
    (February 1991):

    TOUR POSTPONED - Whitney Houston has decided to cancel her sell out European concert tour because of the Gulf War. Whitney was due to start the tour with 18 dates in the UK, beginning at Wembley Arena in London on March 25. All concerts are now going to be re-scheduled for August and September. It is said that the decision to cancel the dates wasn't made by Whitney alone but was a group decision, with the crew, who thought that the entire safety of the team would be at risk if she went ahead.


  • Dates for the "I'm Your Baby Tonight" World Tour

    april 18: Thompson Bowling Arena, KnoxvilleTN
    april 20: Rupp Arena, Lexington KY
    april 21: Assembly Center, Champaign IL
    april 23: Hearnes Center, Columbus MO
    april 24: Hilton Coliseum, Ames IA
    april 26: Carver Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City IA
    april 27: Target Center, Minneapolis MN
    april 29: Arena, Winnipeg MAN
    may 1: Saskatchewan Place, Saskatoon SASK
    may 3: Northlands Arena, Edmonton ALB
    may 5: Saddledomo, Calgary ALB
    may 7: PNE, Vancoucer BC
    may 8: Memorial Coliseum, Portland OR
    may 9: Seattle CenterColiseum, Seattle
    may 11: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland CA
    may 12: Arco Arena, Sacramento CA
    may 13: Shoreline Amphi, MountainView CA
    may 16: Forum, Los Angeles CA
    may 17: Pacific Amphi, Orange County CA
    may 19: Desert Sky Amphi, Phoenix AZ
    may 21: Thomas & Mack, Las Vegas NV
    may 23: Tingley, Albuquerque NM
    may 24: Fiddlers Green, Denver CO
    may 25: Salt Palace, Salt Lake City UT
    may 28: UNO Lakefront Arena, New Orleans LA
    may 30: Myriad, Oklahoma City OK
    may 31: StarpleX Amphitheatre, Dallas TX
    june 2: Woodlands Pavillion, Houston TX
    june 4: HemisFair conv ctr arena, SanAntonioTX
    june 5: Erwin Center, Austin TX
    june 7: JeffersonCounty Civic ctr, Birmingham AL
    june 9: Civic Center, Pensacola FL
    june 10: Orlando Arena, Orlando FL
    june 11: Miami Arena, Miami FL
    june 13: Carolina Coliseum, Columbia SC
    june 15: Fulton County Stadium, Atlanta GA
    june 16: Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro NC
    june 19: UTC Arena, Chattanooga TN
    june 20: Starwood Amphi, Nashville TN
    june 22: Riverport, St. Louis MO
    june 23: Starlight Amphi, Kansas City MO
    june 25: Civic Auditorium, Omaha NE
    june 27: Summerfest, Milwaukee WI
    june 28: Deer Creek Music Ctr, Indianapolis IN
    june 30: World Music Theatre, Chicago Ill
    july 3: Joe Lewis Arena, Detroit MI
    july 5: Hampton Coliseum, Hampton VA
    july 6: Blockbuster Pavillion, Charlotte NC
    july 7: Walnut Creek Amphi, Raleigh NC
    july 10: Blossom Music Center, Cleveland OH
    july 11: Capitol Music Center, Columbus OH
    july 13: Star Lake Amphi, Pittsburgh PA
    july 14: Richmond Coliseum, Richmond VA
    july 16: Merriweather Post, Columbia MD
    july 17: Civic Center, Providence RI
    july 19: The Spectrum, Philadelphia PA
    july 20: Stadium, Hershey Park PA
    july 21: Performing Arts Center, Saratoga NY
    july 23: Madison Square Garden, New York NY
    july 26: Meadowlands Arena, E. Rutherford NJ
    july 27: Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati OH
    july 29: Tanglewood, Lennox MA
    july 30: Finger Lakes PAC, Canandaigua, NY
    aug. 1: Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo NY
    aug. 3: Civic Center, Hartforf, CT
    aug. 4: Performing Arts Center, Killington VT
    aug. 6: Great Woods, Mansfield MA
    aug. 7: Great Woods, Mansfield MA
    aug. 9: Seashore Performing Arts Center, Portland ME
    aug. 10: Holman Stadium, Nashua NH
    aug. 11: Magnetic Hill concert ctr, Moncton NB
    aug. 13: Metro Center, Halifax NS
    aug. 15: Forum, Montreal QUE
    aug. 16: Central National Exhib.Stadium,Toronto ONT
    aug. 17: Central National Exhib.Stadium,Ottawa ONT

    on to Europe...


    aug. 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 & sept. 1:
    National Exhibition Center, Birmingham UK
    sept. 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14 & 15:
    Wembley Arena, London UK
    sept. 17, 18, 19:
    S.E.C.C., Glasgow UK
    sept. 21, 22, 23, 25, 26 & 27:
    Ahoy, Rotterdam NL
    sept. ?:
    La Corona (Spain)
    oct. 1 & 2:
    Bercy, Paris (F)


  • Concert Reviews

    - Los Angeles Daily News, May 17 - "... Houston executed some snazzy dance steps, sang several melodically complex medleys and exhibited remarkable poise during her ballads. Taking in Houston's show was like watching a thoroughbred go through its paces."

    - USA Today, May 17 - "In concert, she shakes the confinements of her recording's calculated production and gets downright gutsy and soulful. Yes, soulful."


  • Interesting tidbits

    backstage visitors at Whitney's Los Angeles show: Anita Baker, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Swayze, Jasmine Guy, Luther Vandross

    (interval - La Coruna, Spain) "yo whitney yo", by rap artists

    La Coruna: 2 costume changes - 3 gospel songs - 1 gary solo - the show was taped but it was not released as a home video


  • official fan club Tour info
    (November 1991):

    Terry Maphis, an American fan who saw the final performance of Whitney's European tour at the Bercy Hall in Paris, tells the fans about the show:

    "You could feel the electricity in the air at the Bercy Concert Hall. It was packed with eager Parisians anxiously waiting to see their favorite superstar.

    When Whitney's band started, we could hardly believe it - the crowds went crazy! When Whitney first appeared on stage saying "... Bonsoir Paris... Bonsoir!", I thought the house would come down. Her first song was "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" and everyone immediately got up on their chairs and started singing along. I thought it was quite amazing that many of the French people didn't even speak English and yet they knew all the words to Whitney's songs.

    A couple of times during the show, there were huge firework effects that Norman Williams, Whitney's ingenious production manager, had orchestrated. They were phenomenal and definite crowd pleasers. Whitney sang all of our favorite songs including, "I'm Your Baby Tonight", "Saving all my love", "I get so emotional", and many others. For nearly two hours, she held the crowd spell bound. Her rapport with the audience is so exceptional that no matter what country she's in, they just don't want the show to end."


info compiled by JL for
thanks whitney's official fan club, MTV Europe


Whitney live Paris 1991