For a special Flashback Friday feature and in anticipation of Gwen’s new tour kicking off this coming week, we’re looking back at her previous two solo tours with live full shows from both the Harajuku Lovers Live and The Sweet Escape tours.
Gwen’s energy has always been out of this world and these two tours were no exceptions and brought out some of the best and creative sides of her. From the costumes, stage designs and choreography to the stunning visuals, these tours were so much fun and a special treat to longtime fans that have followed her over the years. Gwen also had some of the most talented musicians with her, including bassist Gail Ann Dorsey, drummer Zach Alford, along with friendly faces Steve Bradley, Gabe McNair and The Vandals’ Warren Fitzgerald.
Both tours also featured standout and memorable moments including Gwen’s red polka dot bathing suit during “Cool” for Harajuku Lovers Live and her “chef making donuts and pastries” look for “Yummy” on The Sweet Escape tour. Did you attend any of the shows and have a favorite memory?
11/26/2005 — Anaheim, California — The Arrowhead Pond
Harajuku Girls / What You Waiting For? / The Real Thing / Crash / Luxurious / Rich Girl / Danger Zone / Long Way To Go / Wind It Up / Orange County Girl / Cool / Serious / Bubble Pop Electric // Hollaback Girl
5/20/2007 — Wantagh, New York — Nikon Jones Beach Theater
The Sweet Escape / Rich Girl / Yummy / 4 In The Morning / Luxurious / Early Winter / Wind It Up / Danger Zone / Hollaback Girl / Now That You Got It / Don’t Get It Twisted/Breakin’ Up / Cool / Wonderful Life / Orange County Girl // The Real Thing / What You Waiting For?
Still crossing our fingers and hoping a live release DVD/Blu-Ray of The Sweet Escape tour is on the way… someday.
We’re excited to see what Gwen and her creative team have planned for the upcoming tour which kicks off this week in Mansfield, Massachusetts. Do you have any expectations for the tour and what would you like to see from Gwen? Do you think she’ll have any special guests or surprises this time around? Make sure to get your tickets and vote in our poll for which songs you would like to hear in the set this summer!