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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Mariah Carey Touring To Support The Flatlined 'Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel'

Poor Mimi. It all started off so well with Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel.

Oh, who am I kidding? "Obsessed," decent hit-sized jam that it eventually turned out to be, was a total slow burner. It debuted on the chart at #11 and took over a month to crack the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. Evenutally, it peaked at a fair-to-middling #7. Had the butterfly finally flitted into the bug zapper?

Going with a cheeseball cover of "I Want To Know What Love Is" next was a desperate move, and when Memoirs finally dropped after several pushed-back release dates, it landed with the kind of thud that only one of Mariah Carey's silicone mimi's falling out of her bra and into a bowl of hardened cookie dough would make. Thwap! Thud! Flop!

So now the voluptuous songbird is hittin' the road in the new year in support of her doomed Angel. The Angels Advocate (clever) dates are below (she's playing the surprisingly un-diva-like Gibson Ampitheatre here in L.A., which is where I saw Keane in 2007 and Pet Shop Boys in '02). Also below is MC's new video for "H.A.T.E.U."

Who the hell thought this was a good choice for a single?



On a final note, I cleaned out the organizer basket on my desk last weekend for the first time in about three or four months. There, underneath a stack of papers and other trash was a promo copy of Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel. [Cue up Mimi's highest whistle register shriek.]

MARIAH CAREY – THE "ANGELS ADVOCATE" TOUR
Dec. 31—New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Jan. 2—Atlantic City, NJ Borgata
Jan. 15-16—Mashantucket, CT MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods
Jan. 19—Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
Jan. 21—Hollywood, FL Hard Rock Live/Seminole Hard Rock Hotel
Jan. 25—Detroit, MI Fox Theatre – on sale 12/19
Jan. 27—Washington, DC DAR Constitution Hall – on sale 12/18
Jan. 30—Boston, MA Wang Theatre
Feb. 1—Philadelphia, PA Tower Theatre
Feb. 4—Montreal, Que. Bell Centre
Feb. 6—Ottawa, Ont. Scotiabank Place
Feb. 9—Toronto, Ont. Air Canada Centre
Feb. 10—Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
Feb. 13—Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
Feb. 16—Minneapolis, MN Northrop Auditorium
Feb. 18—Dallas, TX Nokia Theatre
Feb. 20—Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre
Feb. 23—Los Angeles, CA Gibson Theatre
Feb. 26—Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
Feb. 27—Las Vegas, NV The Pearl Concert Theater

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