Sade “Lovers Rock” Tour 2001

The Lovers Rock Tour is the fifth concert tour by British band, Sade. Predominately visiting amphitheaters in North America, the tour support the band’s fifth studio album, Lovers Rock. Deemed by many critics as a comeback tour, it marks the band’s first performances since 1994 and last until 2011. Although many believed the trek would expand to other countries, this did not come to fruition. With over 40 shows, it became the 13th biggest tour in North America, earning over 26 million.

The tour was announced via Sade’s website in April 2001. The announcement stated the tour would begin in the summer of 2001 with 30 shows. Initial dates were rescheduled due to extended rehearsal time. The shows sold well, with many stops adding additional shows. In August 2001, the tour was extended by eight weeks, due to ticket demand. The tour was produced by SFX Entertainment and was the band’s first tour in seven years, following the Love Deluxe World Tour.

Opening acts:

India Arie

Youssou N’Dour (Los Angeles)

14 July 2001 Vancouver Canada General Motors Place

15 July 2001 Seattle United States KeyArena

17 July 2001 Concord Chronicle Pavilion

18 July 2001 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre

20 July 2001 Irvine Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

22 & 23 July 2001 Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl

26 July 2001 Chula Vista Coors Amphitheatre

27 July 2001 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena

29 July 2001 Selma Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

30 July 2001 Dallas American Airlines Center

1 August 2001 The Woodlands Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

4 August 2001 Minneapolis Target Center

5 August & 7 2001 Rosemont Allstate Arena

8 August 2001 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre

10 August 2001 Holmdel Township United States PNC Bank Arts Center

11 August 2001 Camden Tweeter Center at the Waterfront

13 & 15 August 2001 New York City Madison Square Garden

16 August 2001 Wantagh Jones Beach Theater

18 August 2001 Cleveland CSU Convocation Center

19 August 2001 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills

21 August 2001 Baltimore Baltimore Arena

22 August 2001 Boston FleetCenter

24 August 2001 Bristow Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge

25 August 2001 Raleigh Alltel Pavilion at Walnut Creek

27 August 2001 Atlanta Philips Arena

29 August 2001 Sunrise National Car Rental Center

30 August 2001 Tampa Ice Palace

1 September 2001 New Orleans New Orleans Arena

3 September 2001 Bonner Springs Sandstone Amphitheater

5 September 2001 St. Louis Savvis Center

7 September 2001 Noblesville Verizon Wireless Music Center

8 September 2001 Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center

10 September 2001 Columbus Polaris Amphitheater

13 September 2001 Denver Pepsi Center

15 September 2001 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena

16 September 2001 Phoenix America West Arena

18 September 2001 Concord Chronicle Pavilion

20 September 2001 Anaheim Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim

21 September 2001 Inglewood Great Western Forum

Sade Lover live DVD Tickets 2001 Bestdamntours 
“Cherish the Day”

“Your Love Is King”

“Somebody Already Broke My Heart” (includes excerpt of “Never as Good as the First Time”)

“Cherry Pie”


“Every Word”

“Smooth Operator”



“Kiss of Life”

“Slave Song”

“The Sweetest Gift”

“The Sweetest Taboo”

“Lovers Rock”



“King of Sorrow”

“No Ordinary Love”

“By Your Side”



“Is It a Crime”

“It’s Only Love That Gets You Through”

Diamond Life (1984)

Promise (1985)

Stronger Than Pride (1988)

Love Deluxe (1992)

Lovers Rock (2000)

Soldier of Love (2010)

Sade Lover Rock Tour 2001 Logo bestdamntours