The Onyx Hotel Tour

Start date: 1st November 2001
End date: 6th February 2005
Number of shows: 29 in Europe, 25 in North America (54 total)
Tour director: Kevin Tancharoen
The Onyx Hotel tour was conceptually based around the onyx stone, which Britney said ‘guides her in life, to where she needs to go’, crossed with the 1928 musical, “Grand Hotel.” Michael Brooks starred as the ‘Master Of Ceremonies’ welcoming the audience to their stay at the hotel. The show was conceived by Britney and the tours director, Kevin Tancharoen, and was described as a “unique, mysterious hotel powered by an onyx stone, where guests who enter shine their own light into the gemstone and make their fantasies come to life. It’s a vibrant, whimsical place where wondrous dreams are realized, and the darkest of secrets are revealed.” More mature than her previous shows, the setlist included jazz reworking of some of her biggest hits, with seven defined sections: Check-In, Mystic Lounge, Mystic Garden, the Onyx Zone, Security Cameras and Club. Support acts in the UK included JC Chasez and Wicked Wisdom, whilst Kelis supported in select North American venues.


“Overprotected” The Darkchild Remix
“Boys” The Co-Ed Remix
“…Baby One More Time” Jazz Reworking
“Oops!… I Did It Again” Jazz Reworking
“(You Drive Me) Crazy” Jazz Reworking
“The Hook Up”
“I’m a Slave 4 U”
“Touch of My Hand”
“Breathe on Me”
“(I Got That) Boom Boom”
“Me Against the Music” Rishi Rich’s Desi Kulcha Remix

Tour Dates

Date City Country Venue
March 2, 2004 San Diego United States iPayOne Center
March 3, 2004 Glendale Glendale Arena
March 5, 2004 Fresno Save Mart Center
March 6, 2004 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena
March 8, 2004 Los Angeles Staples Center
March 9, 2004 Oakland The Arena in Oakland
March 11, 2004 Portland Rose Garden Arena
March 12, 2004 Seattle KeyArena
March 15, 2004 Denver Pepsi Center
March 17, 2004 Omaha Qwest Center Arena
March 18, 2004 Moline The MARK of the Quad Cities
March 23, 2004 Atlanta Philips Arena
March 24, 2004 Columbia Colonial Center
March 25, 2004 Jacksonville Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
March 28, 2004 Miami American Airlines Arena
March 29, 2004 Orlando TD Waterhouse Centre
March 31, 2004 Philadelphia Wachovia Center
April 3, 2004 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre
April 4, 2004 Montreal Bell Centre
April 6, 2004 Manchester United States Verizon Wireless Arena
April 8, 2004 Providence Dunkin’ Donuts Center
April 9, 2004 Trenton Sovereign Bank Arena
April 10, 2004 East Rutherford Continental Airlines Arena
April 13, 2004 Rosemont Allstate Arena
April 14, 2004 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills
April 26, 2004 London England Wembley Arena
April 27, 2004
April 29, 2004 Glasgow Scotland SECC Concert Hall 4
April 30, 2004
May 1, 2004 Manchester England Manchester Evening News Arena
May 3, 2004 London Wembley Arena
May 4, 2004
May 5, 2004 Birmingham National Indoor Arena
May 7, 2004 Rotterdam Netherlands Sportpaleis van Ahoy
May 9, 2004 Copenhagen Denmark Forum Copenhagen
May 10, 2004 Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum
May 11, 2004 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm Globe Arena
May 14, 2004 Frankfurt Germany Festhalle Frankfurt
May 15, 2004 Hamburg Color Line Arena
May 16, 2004 Berlin Velodrom
May 18, 2004 Lyon France Halle Tony Garnier
May 19, 2004 Milan Italy FilaForum di Assago
May 20, 2004 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion
May 22, 2004 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle
May 23, 2004 Budapest Hungary Budapest Sports Arena
May 25, 2004 Munich Germany Olympiahalle
May 28, 2004 Oberhausen König Pilsener Arena
May 29, 2004 Ghent Belgium Flanders Expo
May 30, 2004 Paris France Palais omnisports de Paris-Bercy
June 1, 2004 Belfast Northern Ireland Odyssey Arena
June 2, 2004 Dublin Ireland Point Theatre
June 3, 2004
June 5, 2004 Lisbon Portugal Parque da Bela Vista
June 6, 2004 Dublin Ireland RDS Arena



Band Director – Teddy Campbell
Keyboard – David Kochanski
Bass – Robert JJ Smith Jr
Drums – Teddy Campbell
Guitar – Ben Mauro
Percussion – Fausto Curvas
Backing Vocals – Stephanie Alexander, Eromyka Collins
Choreography – Brian Friedman, Kevin Tancharoen, Tovaris Wilson, Roger Lee
Dancers – Kevin Wilson, Sunny Walters, Ceceileo Moctezuma, Teresa Espinoza, Blake McGrath, Anthony Garza, Rino Nakasone, Brooke Lipton, Clare Kutso, Djuan Watts

Bus Driver – Jeff McCardle, Tony Hamonds, Sam Mitchell, LaShawn Lunderstorm, John Camplin, David Rains, Bill Staton, Lornie Sweet, Robert Castdellar, Dana Weaver
Tour Manager – Richard Chanser
Set Design – Jim Day
Costume Design – Kurt -n- Bart
Wardobe – Johanna Pepitone, Dawn McDonald, Beth Schmitz
Hair and Makeup – Isabelle Perez