US Summer Tour

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US Summer Tour
Tour by Whitney Houston
Associated album Whitney Houston
Start dateJune 3, 1985
End dateDecember 1, 1985
Legs1
No. of shows27
Whitney Houston concert chronology

The US Summer Tour was the debut promotional tour of American singer Whitney Houston, designed to promote her debut album Whitney Houston , released in February, 1985. The tour took place in multiple theaters, festivals, and clubs around the United States throughout the summer and fall of 1985, between June 3, 1985 and December 1, 1985.

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Background

Houston's debut album was released in early 1985 and she performed at various clubs to promote the album. Following the success of her first US #1 R&B single "You Give Good Love", Houston became the opening act for singers Luther Vandross and Jeffrey Osborne on their individual 1985 US tours. [1] After the next single, "Saving All My Love For You" became Houston's first US #1 Pop single, she began headlining her own tour, playing at various American theaters, festivals, and clubs throughout the summer and fall of 1985. [2]

Setlist

  1. "Greatest Love of All"
  2. "Love Will Find a Way"
  3. "Someone for Me"
  4. "You Give Good Love"
  5. "All at Once"
  6. "Thinking About You"
  7. "Nobody Loves Me Like You Do" (duet with Gary Houston)
  8. "How Will I Know"
  9. "Saving All My Love for You"

Notes

Shows

DateCityCountryVenue
North America
June 3, 1985 Pittsburgh United States Syria Mosque Theater
June 25, 1985 Hoffman Estates Poplar Creek Music Theater
June 27, 1985 New York City Pier 84
June 30, 1985PittsburghSyria Mosque Theater
July 12, 1985 Highland Heights Front Row Theater
July 13, 1985
July 14, 1985
July 15, 1985
August 8, 1985 Des Moines Veterans Memorial Auditorium
August 9, 1985 Merrillville Holiday Star Theatre
August 10, 1985
August 16, 1985 Houston The Summit
August 28, 1985 San Diego Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
August 29, 1985 Concord Concord Pavilion
August 30, 1985 Los Angeles Greek Theatre
August 31, 1985
September 27, 1985 Washington, D.C. DAR Constitution Hall
October 2, 1985 Chicago Park West
October 3, 1985
October 6, 1985 Grand Rapids DeVos Hall
October 10, 1985 Baltimore Lyric Opera House
October 11, 1985
October 19, 1985 Indianapolis Clowes Memorial Hall
October 26, 1985 Lake Buena Vista Epcot Skyleidoscope
October 28, 1985New York City Carnegie Hall
November 20, 1985
November 23, 1985 Dallas Dallas Convention Center Theatre
November 24, 1985 Houston Houston Music Hall
November 30, 1985San Diego Golden Hall
December 1, 1985Los Angeles Universal Amphitheatre

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