Summer Tour (Bridgit Mendler)

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Summer Tour
Summer Tour by Bridgit Mendler.jpg
Tour by Bridgit Mendler
Associated albumHello My Name Is...
Start dateJune 16, 2013 (2013-06-16)
End dateNovember 11, 2014 (2014-11-11)
Legs2
Shows47 in North America
3 in South America
50 total
Bridgit Mendler concert chronology
Live in Concert
(2012)
Summer Tour
(2013–14)
 
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Summer Tour
Summer Tour by Bridgit Mendler.jpg
Tour by Bridgit Mendler
Associated albumHello My Name Is...
Start dateJune 16, 2013 (2013-06-16)
End dateNovember 11, 2014 (2014-11-11)
Legs2
Shows47 in North America
3 in South America
50 total
Bridgit Mendler concert chronology
Live in Concert
(2012)
Summer Tour
(2013–14)

The Summer Tour[1] is the second concert tour by the American singer Bridgit Mendler. In 2013 the tour visited North America to support her debut album Hello My Name Is..., where it started in Burlington, Iowa and ended in Arlington, Texas. The setlist included all the songs from Hello My Name Is..., except "The Fall Song" and "Love Will Tell Us Where to Go". She also covered two songs in her performances: "Starry Eyed", by British singer Ellie Goulding, and "Animal", by American band Neon Trees.[2]

In 2014 Mendler announced the second leg of the tour. The leg started in Charlottetown, Canada, on June 28, 2014.[3] Mendler kept the same setlist from their previous album and included two new songs, "Fly to You" and "Deeper Shade of Us", from her upcoming second studio album.[4] She also changed the covers, including "Magic", by British band Coldplay, and "Latch", by Disclosure and Sam Smith. In November 2014 Mendler will travel for the first time outside of North America with the tour to perform in South America in three countries: Argentina, Chile and Peru.[5]

Background and development[edit]

Mendler performing in 2014.

On June 5, 2013, Mendler announced on her website that she would have a summer tour to promote her debut album Hello My Name Is....[6] In the beginning of June, Mendler announced tour dates on her official website kicking off June 16 in Burlington, Iowa.[7] On June 7, she released in her Instagram the promotional banner of the tour, created by graphic artist Ashkahn Shahparnia, and revealed some dates.[8] On July 31, Mendler said she spent a year and a half rehearsing with her band before the tour.[9] She introduced her band, formed by Eric Nicolau in guitar and electric guitar, Roberto Cerletti in drums, Neara Russel in piano and backing vocals and Nick Adams in bass.[10] In an interview with Cambio, Mendler commented about the tour saying:

"I'm so excited to tour this Summer, I get to go and meet people in different parts of the USA", Mendler also said what people would expect of the tour, "I think it's a great opportunity to me, to get to know the audience better. I feel like my music is pretty new and I haven't had a huge opportunity to tour around because I was working on Good Luck Charlie, so I'm excited to share the music with people and I hope they enjoy it."[11]

Mendler and the band were housed in her own bus that traveled the United States and Canada for concerts. In an interview to Artist Direct, she said that she rehearsed for months for reach the emotions also live.[2] "Actually singing the songs live has been something I've definitely had to adjust to. They're not always easy songs. I'm proud of the arrangement we have now. I'm enjoying it.[2] On August 1, Mendler said in an interview with Cambio she will take her tour to Europe when she finished American cities, but she did not tell the dates or countries.[12]

Promotion[edit]

Prior to the beginning of the tour, Mendler released a teaser video on her YouTube channel displaying video content. She conducted several interviews to talk about the tour and promoted it in a mini-concert for the Grammy Academy.[9] In April 30 she released the extended play Live in London, by Universal Music, recorded at a special performance in the United Kingdom. Mendler not held shows in the country, but promoted the American leg.[13][14] She said that was inspired particularly by Bob Dylan and Gwen Stefani on stage and cited their energy and presence.[2] In interview to The Star Magazine, she also said he was inspired by the way Adele shows emotions on stage and she tried to do the same. "Adele did an amazing show. I really learned a lot about how she makes her performance because she is not a dancer, just a singer and storyteller. Adele made everyone feel as if you were in her living room. She told stories and interacted with the audience".[15]

Concert synopsis[edit]

Mendler performing in Kansas City in July 2013.

Mendler included all the songs from Hello My Name Is...'s standard version, except "The Fall Song" and "Love Will Tell Us Where to Go". She also covered two songs on performances: "Starry Eyed", by British singer Ellie Goulding, and "Animal", by American band Neon Trees.[16] In an interview to Artist Direct, Mendler said that "Rocks at My Window" and "Hold On for Dear Love" were the only songs from the album not to be performed.[2] She learned keytar to play in "City Lights".

On February 13, 2014, Mendler revealed in an interview to KTLA Morning News that she would tour in summer, reaching United States and Canada. The tour is a pre-promotion before her second album is released.[3] The shows will start in Charlottetown, in June 28, 2014.[17] Mendler kept the same setlist from their previous album and included two new songs, "Fly to You" and "Deeper Shade of Us", from her upcoming second studio album.[18] She also changed the covers, including "Magic", by British band Coldplay, and "Latch", by Disclosure and Sam Smith. Mendler donated part of the Gross Revenue of the first four shows to charity campaign Save the Children.[19]

In September Mendler announced that she would travel to South America for concerts. Her first performance outside North America was in Argentina, in November 7, 2014.[20] She will also perform in Chile, at Movistar Arena, and Peru, at Jockey Club.[21]

Critical reception[edit]

Mendler performing in Canada, in June 28, 2014

Tim O’Shei from The Buffalo News called the show "different – and that’s good" and cited as positive her expressions, emotions and onstage movements on stage, saying "She physically plays out the lyrics of her songs".[22] He also compared Mendler to other young stars as Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez, said she doesn’t have the "pop presence", but it was good, because "she possesses an onstage quality they don’t" and cited personality and earthiness.[22] Volcano Staff from North West Military said Mendler is "freaking cute" and "adorable" and she shows all her emotions.[23]

Keith Groller from The Morning Call was also positive about Mendler's voice, calling it "surprisingly good" and said she "has a much better voice, a more pleasing personality and a better idea of what her fans expect from her". He also commented that all the girls at the shows wanted to be like Mendler, and he observed that she didn't undress or explore her body on stage.[5]

Opening acts[edit]

Set list[edit]

Bridgit Mendler
Opening acts

Tour dates[edit]

DateCityCountryVenue
Leg 1
North America[29]
June 16, 2013BurlingtonUnited StatesBurlington Steamboat Days
June 26, 2013Del MarDel Mar Racetrack
July 22, 2013Kansas CityUptown Theater
July 23, 2013DubuqueDubuque Association
July 24, 2013Costa MesaPacific Amphitheatre
August 8, 2013Santa RosaSonoma County Events Center
August 14, 2013HollywoodHollywood Palladium
August 16, 2013Royal OakRoyal Oak Music Theatre
August 17, 2013LimaCombined Statistical Area
August 18, 2013AuroraRiveredge Park
August 20, 2013AgawamSix Flags New England
August 21, 2013New York CityBest Buy Theater
August 23, 2013WashingtonWarner Theatre
August 24, 2013WilliamsburgBusch Gardens Amphitheater
August 25, 2013WestburySix Flags Great Adventure
August 27, 2013AlbanyThe Palace Theatre
August 28, 2013AllentownLehigh County Agricultural Society
August 29, 2013GlensideKeswick Theater
August 31, 2013SalemOregon Parks and Recreation Department
September 7, 2013HutchinsonKansas Cosmosphere and Space Center
September 8, 2013SpencerBarnum & Bailey Circus
September 9, 2013Salt Lake CityNational Register of Historic Places
September 21, 2013PuyallupCamp Harmony
October 13, 2013[A]ArlingtonSix Flags Over Texas
Leg 2
North America
June 28, 2014CharlottetownCanadaCharlottetown Event Grounds[30]
July 5, 2014TampaUnited StatesBusch Gardens[31]
July 19, 2014Hot SpringsTimberwood Amphitheater[32]
July 20, 2014ArlingtonMusic Mill Amphitheatre[33]
July 26, 2014WildwoodWildwoods Convention Center[34]
July 27, 2014RyePlayland[35]
August 2, 2014DenverElitch Gardens[36]
August 3, 2014JeffersonvilleTanger Outlet Center[37]
August 9, 2014HamburgThe Fairgrounds[38]
August 10, 2014JeffersonvilleTanger Outlet Centers[B][37]
August 15, 2014Pittsburgh
August 16, 2014Deer Park
August 22, 2014North Charleston
August 24, 2014Locust Grove
August 29, 2014Park City
August 30, 2014Houston
August 31, 2014San Marcos
September 30, 2014TulsaBuilt Ford Tough Livestock Complex[39]
October 29, 2014HuntingtonThe Paramount
October 30, 2014AlbanyPalace Theatre
November 1, 2014UncasvilleMohegan Sun Arena
November 2, 2014RichmondNational Theater
November 3, 2014FreeholdiPlay America
South America
November 7, 2014Buenos AiresArgentinaEstadio Cubierto Malvinas Argentinas[40]
November 9, 2014SantiagoChileMovistar Arena[41]
November 11, 2014LimaPeruJockey Club[42]

Box office score data[edit]

VenueCityTickets Sold / AvailableGross Revenue
Lehigh County Agricultural SocietyAllentown5,522 / 6,300[43]$192,009[44]
Royal Oak Music TheatreRoyal Oak999 / 1,200[45]$27,828[45]

Notes[edit]

Notes

References[edit]

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