LM5: The Tour


LM5: The Tour was the sixth concert tour by British girl group Little Mix, in support of their fifth studio album, LM5 (2018). The tour began on 16 September 2019 in Madrid, Spain and concluded on 22 November 2019 in London, England consisting of 40 concerts. A concert film of the tour was released in cinemas worldwide on 21 November 2020 titled LM5: The Tour Film.

LM5: The Tour
Tour by Little Mix
Promotional poster for the tour
LocationEurope
Associated albumLM5
Start date16 September 2019 (2019-09-16)
End date22 November 2019 (2019-11-22)
Legs1
No. of shows40
Supporting act(s)
Attendance382,581[1][2]
Box office$22,400,000[2][lower-alpha 1]
Little Mix concert chronology

Background


Little Mix announced the tour on 18 October 2018 via their Twitter account.[4] A second round of shows was announced on 25 October 2018. However, a planned date in Aberdeen on 4 October 2019 was subsequently cancelled due to unforeseen logistical issues.[5] An extra date was added at Porsche-Arena, Stuttgart due to popular demand at 22 September 2019. On 21 March 2019 a new date was added on the Europe Leg. The show will be on 28 September 2019 at Dôme de Paris, Paris. In March 2019, dates in Australia were announced.[6] The following month, it was announced the group would co-headline the Fusion Festival UK in September, alongside Rudimental.[7] In June 2019, the group's tour dates in Oceania were delayed, due to the release of "Bounce Back"[8] before being cancelled in October.[9] That same month, a date in New Zealand was announced.[10]

In August 2019, it was announced that Keelie Walker would serve as a supporting act for European dates, while Mae Muller and New Rules would serve as supporting for the group's Ireland and United Kingdom dates.[11][12]

During the last show at the O2 Arena in London, the full show was recorded for a concert film will be released. On 8 October 2020, Little Mix announced on their social media that they will be releasing their first concert film titled LM5: The Tour Film together with the official poster of the film. The film premiered in cinemas worldwide on 21 November 2020.[13][14]

Critical reception


Little Mix performing in Paris, France

Laura Hernández from Okdiario, who was at the first show of the tour which took place in Madrid, wrote that "the importance of women's empowerment was present, from the beginning, at their concert". Hernández continued to highlight "the spectacular medley of "Only You" with "Black Magic" [...] so well they combined it so it looked like a single song. Now, the end of this part was simply spectacular. The lighting, the play of lights and the stage shine like never". She concluded her review by saying "after an hour and a half of a show simply brilliant, spectacular and as few have seen in Spain, the girls of Little Mix said goodbye to their Spanish audience. On numerous occasions they made it clear that they had not had such an extremely large audience so delivered for a long time. They love Spain and, once again, it has been shown that we also love them."[15] Also about the first show of the tour, Agustín Gómez Cascales from the spanish gay magazine Shangay, wrote that "they exceeded the expectations of most attendees with a show as entertaining as, at times, powerful".[16]

Matteo Rossini from Sky TG24 attended the show in Milan, he stated that "the group has set up a show where girl power and messages to support the LGBTQ+ community have been the common denominator between pop music, amazing choreographies, extraordinary vocal performances and innovative visuals with attention to the smallest details".[17]

Sheena McStravick from Belfast Live gave the opening night of the UK and Ireland leg at Belfast a positive review, stating that "messages of female empowerment featured heavily in the show which saw the four ladies barely take a breath as they belted out hit after hit and simultaneously performed high energy dance routines keeping up with their incredible backing dancers at all times".[18] Aoife Moriarty from Dublin Live gave the show a 3 out of 5 stars, stating that the show was "very much a classic pop concert affair, from the pyrotechnics to the band’s matching outfits, a rain machine to a moving platform that flies high above the audience" and add that "from the start, the show is peppered with feminist slogans of ‘female empowerment’. Which is no bad thing as this impressionable audience watch a group of young women genuinely living out their dream".[19] Nola Ojomu from Metro gave the second London show four out of five stars, stating that "the nearly two hour-long show kicked off a trio of powerful pop bangers in the form of 'Salute,' 'Power' and 'Woman Like Me.' From the moment they hit the stage, the girls dance their hearts out without messing up a single note".[20]

Set list


This set list is a representation of all the concerts in the UK. After the first show of the UK leg "The Cure" and "Secret Love Song, Pt.II" were switched.[21][22]

  1. "The National Manthem"
  2. "Salute"
  3. "Power"
  4. "Woman Like Me"
  5. "Wasabi"
  6. "Bounce Back"
  7. "Only You" / "Black Magic"
  8. "Strip" (interlude)
  9. "Told You So"
  10. "The Cure"
  11. "Secret Love Song"
  12. "Joan of Arc"
  13. "Wings"
  14. "Shout Out to My Ex"
  15. "Woman's World"
  16. "Forget You Not" (interlude)
  17. "Reggaetón Lento"
  18. "No More Sad Songs"
  19. "Think About Us"
  20. "More Than Words"
  21. "Touch"

Notes

  • During the third and fifth shows in London, Little Mix were joined by Stormzy to perform "Power".[23][24]

Tour dates


List of European concerts[4][5][7]
Date City Country Venue Supporting acts Attendance[25] Revenue
16 September 2019 Madrid Spain WiZink Center Keelie Walker N/A N/A
18 September 2019 Milan Italy Mediolanum Forum
21 September 2019 Stuttgart Germany Porsche-Arena
22 September 2019
23 September 2019 Cologne Lanxess Arena
25 September 2019 Amsterdam Netherlands Ziggo Dome
27 September 2019 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis
28 September 2019 Paris France Dôme de Paris
6 October 2019 Belfast Northern Ireland SSE Arena Mae Muller
New Rules
7 October 2019
8 October 2019 Dublin Ireland 3Arena
10 October 2019
11 October 2019
13 October 2019 Belfast Northern Ireland SSE Arena
14 October 2019
17 October 2019 Glasgow Scotland SSE Hydro 35,099 / 35,099 $2,585,000
18 October 2019
19 October 2019
21 October 2019 Liverpool England M&S Bank Arena N/A N/A
22 October 2019
24 October 2019 Newcastle Utilita Arena 27,275 / 28,199 $1,891,490
25 October 2019
26 October 2019
28 October 2019 Sheffield FlyDSA Arena N/A N/A
29 October 2019
31 October 2019 London The O2 Arena
1 November 2019 30,855 / 32,064 $2,313,020
2 November 2019
7 November 2019 Birmingham Resorts World Arena N/A N/A
8 November 2019
9 November 2019
11 November 2019 Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
12 November 2019
14 November 2019 Manchester Manchester Arena 40,714 / 40,714 $2,837,170
15 November 2019
16 November 2019
18 November 2019 Leeds First Direct Arena 19,858 / 21,603 $1,378,170
19 November 2019
21 November 2019 London The O2 Arena 29,547 / 31,776 $2,123,700
22 November 2019
Total 183,348 / 189,455 (97%) $13,128,550

Cancelled shows

List of cancelled shows
Date City Country Venue Reason Ref.
19 September 2019 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle Accident involving production truck [26]
4 October 2019 Aberdeen Scotland Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre Unforeseen logistical issues [5]
7 December 2019 Perth Australia RAC Arena Working on new music [9]
10 December 2019 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre
13 December 2019 Melbourne Melbourne Arena
14 December 2019 Sydney Qudos Bank Arena
16 December 2019 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre
19 December 2019 Auckland New Zealand Spark Arena

References


Citations

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Notes

  1. Pollstar worked between 11 November 2018 and 20 November 2019. The last two concerts offered in London were not included.