Past Performances 1996

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1996 "IN THE ROUND/WORLD TOUR"

When
Where
Memories
March 2 California/San Diego
(Hyatt Hotel)
Not 'In the Round' and Not part of the 'World Tour'; convention for German-based tire tread company Bandag; 1-hour performance (Greatest Hits and a few Big Band songs)
March 19 England/London Prince's Trust Concert: "This One's For You", "Memory", "One Voice"
April 5 England/London
(Wembley Arena)
"BRILLIANT ... ELECTRIC ... 'I've Just Arrived' ... pure American beef ... 'Wild Places' ... spinning ballroom light ...'William Tell Overture', 'I'll Be Good For You', 'Forever And A Day', and 'Where Does The Time Go'" - excerpts from Daunna Becker's pen-pal in England, Marcy Rose!

The concert was "in the round" which made Barry seem more accessible. The music was the best. It was so good that I came back again for the last night of the tour. Pure magic! - Jan (of Essex, England) (9/27/99)

Barry in the Round! No matter where you sat in the arena you had a great view of Barry. It was excellent! - Eden Copeland (of the United Kingdom) (10/27/2001)

I had always dreamed of visiting the UK, so when it was announced Barry was taking his show on tour, and to Wembley Arena, I decided this was going to be my dream come true! This was an especially happy venture as I was taking my 13-year-old son, Sean, along for a trip of a lifetime for him as well. With the help of the BMIFC and Mr. E Travel, we were all set to go. I gave Sean six days of an incredible journey for the opening night at Wembley... The show was amazing, especially in the round. The music was amazing, and Barry did not disappoint us either. The best thing of all: Sean thought Barry and the show were great, too! Thank you, Barry, for your committment to beautiful and well-crafted music that will stay with us Forever and a Day! - Lynda Garbutt (Chicago, IL) (10/1/2009)

April 6 England/London
(Wembley Arena)
"He was absolutely amazing ... 'Let's Hang On' ... 'Wild Places'...was HOTTT!!! ... having so much fun ... 'I Am Your Child' ... 'Weekend In New England' ... 'I'll Be Here With You' ... yummy ... amazing" - more excerpts from Marcy Rose!!

Best Show Memory: The whole show was full of energy. Barry's crooning "Moonlight Serenade" with the glitter ball spinning made even Wembley seem intimate. Barry summed up the feeling perfectly, "This is such fun. Let's lock the doors and order Chinese food out!" - Adele Furbank (10/22/97)

It was the closest I had been to the front of the stage and the one and only time I thought he would pick me for "Can't Smile Without You." Sadly I wasn't picked, but the concert still brings back such happy memories. - Carole Bailey (Wigan, England) (4/3/2005)

Highlights: Just Arrived / Daybreak / I'll Be Good For You / Somewhere In The Night / Can't Smile Without You / I've Never Been So Low On Love / Mandy / Even Now / Wild Places / New York City Rhythm / Avenue C / Jumpin' At The Woodside / William Tell Overture / Bermuda Triangle / Weekend In New England / If We Only Have Love / I Wanna Do It With You / Let's Hang On / I Don't Want To Walk Without You / Copacabana / I Am Your Child / Do You Wanna Dance Medley (cast) / Singin' With The Big Bands / Moonlight Serenade / Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree / Chattanooga Choo Choo / Could It Be Magic (uptempo) / Forever And A Day / I Write The Songs / I'll Be Here With You

April 8 England/Cardiff
(International Arena)
"Another great show ... 'Bermuda Triangle' ... 'We'll still be doing [Could It Be Magic] in 20 years time!!' ... 'Old Friends' ... 'I'll Be Seeing You' ... Don't go, Barry" - (Thanks Marcy for the update!)

It was the first time I had a front row seat. Fabulous view! Barry looked gorgeous. He sang at his very best and was FABULOUS!! It is a show I will always remember. Thanks, Barry, for a great night and some lovely memories! - Patricia Ann Loram (Torquay, Devon, England) (8/27/2009)

April 9 England/Manchester
(Nynex Arena)
Show Memory: Absolutely mindblowing - even my boyfriend was amazed, and that's saying something!! - Carol Rains (10/9/97)

First Show - Lisa Goodier (Bolton, England) (6/28/2000)

April 10 England/Sheffield
(Sheffield Arena)
My first Barry Manilow concert and I was blown away. Fantastic! The energy was amazing. Not one person sat down. We were all on our feet dancing the evening away. Can't wait for the next one! - Claire Scutt (Sheffield, Yorkshire, England) (2/11/2004)

I started listening to Barry's music when I was about 13. My mum used to play it All The Time! I have been to four concerts and have taken my mum and her friends. I thought I would be the youngest there at the age of 32, but there are all ages. Looking forward to another show. - Lisa Haslewood (Doncaster, England) (3/15/2004)

It was my first concert ever to see Barry. It was fab! He looked good and sounded brilliant. I did not know what to expect. Wow! He took my breath away. Sadly I've never been to see him again due to illness I've been fighting. But I hope that one day I may see Barry, meet him, and have my photo taken with him too. Thanks, Barry, for the music and songs that have kept me going! - Hayley Tesseyman (of England) (7/22/2009)

April 12 Scotland/Glasgow
(SECC)
The whole concert was brilliant. Barry's performance was something else and I was about 6 rows from the stage. The way in which he covered all the songs and the fact that all the fans could see him so well I think brought us closer together. I especially loved the Big Band sounds, and the mood that he created made it feel so realistic to that era. - Margaret McLaren (Glasgow, Scotland) (10/24/98)

Videos and DVDs of Barry are good, but live shows are unbelievable. He has such charisma and presence on stage, you can't beat it. - Vicki Dryburgh (Glasgow, Scotland) (2/20/2005)

April 13 England/Newcastle
(Arena)
In The Round:  I loved the concert because Barry spoke to me when I was in the front row - my one and only time over the years that I have been lucky enough to be in the front. It was the most wonderful feeling ever. I will never ever forget it!! - Norma Ferrier (Edinburgh, Scotland) (2/5/2000)

I had an excellent seat, near to the revolving stage at the front of the arena. Being so close to Barry was a memory that I will always remember. The show was brilliant and the music was just amazing. He is a real showman. - Avril Ross (Northeast England) (8/3/2000)

This was the "In The Round" tour and my seat was in the second row. It was a simply fantastic night and at last Barry was playing in my home town. I wanted the night to last forever but sadly it didn't. It is just fabulous when Barry comes to Newcastle and I have seen him every time since. Thanks, Barry, for all the songs you have given us. They always inspire me and make me feel better if I down. - Angela Berry (Cramlington, Northumberland, England) (5/17/2002)

April 15 Ireland/Dublin
(The Point Depot)
"If We Only Have Love", "We've Got Tonight", "Singin' With The Big Bands", "Forever And A Day", "One Voice" (encore) - excerpts from AOL message board.

It was just fantastic. I was in the front row (in the round)! - Philip Devereux (Dublin, Ireland) (12/26/98)

The first time is always the best! I loved everything about the show, especially The Man himself. I was already in love with him, I just fell a little deeper that night. Please, please, please come back to Ireland. I can't wait! - Hazel Legge (Belfast, Ireland) (5/13/2003)

April 17 England/Birmingham
(NEC)
"Sweet Heaven" (overture), "I'll Be Good For You", "Wild Places", "We've Got Tonight", "I'll Be Here With You" (encore); UK Convention - excerpts from AOL message board

First Show - Marlene Peplow (Birmingham, England) (9/30/2001)

April 18 England/Birmingham
(NEC)
"Why Don't We Live Together", "All The Time/Nobody Knows My Song", "Keep Each Other Warm"; UK Convention (trivia, lip sync, bingo, guest speaker Garry Kief [new CD due in October ... 'Danny Kaye' project in the works]) - excerpts from AOL message board

First Show - Sue Wells (Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England) (5/8/99)

Favorite Show:  The concert was "In The Round", which was superb, and I think more of them should be, as every seat is quite good. It was the U.K. Convention so there was a maximum amount of fans there and the atmosphere was electric. Barry sang "Somewhere In The Night" (my favorite song) alongside "Keep Each Other Warm". It was a show I will remember forever. Thanks Barry! - Hazel Bell ("CSWY" girl) (Workington, Cumbria, England) (6/1/99)

Highlights: I'm Your Man / Daybreak / Why Don't We Live Together / Somewhere In The Night / Can't Smile Without You / The Old Songs / Mandy / Memory / Wild Places / New York City Rhythm / Avenue C / Jumpin' At The Woodside / William Tell Overture / Bermuda Triangle / Nobody Knows My Song / Keep Each Other Warm / I Wanna Do It With You / Let's Hang On / I Don't Want To Walk Without You / Copacabana / How Deep Is The Ocean / Blue/I'll Never Love This Way Again / Singin' With The Big Bands / Moonlight Serenade / Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree / Chattanooga Choo Choo / Could It Be Magic (uptempo) / Forever And A Day / I Write The Songs / It's A Miracle (reprise) / Where Does The Time Go

April 20 England/London
(Wembley Arena)
April 20: Benefit for the Prince's Trust; "I Am Your Child", "If We Only Have Love", "Wild Places" - excerpts from AOL message board

April 21: "Where Or When/This One's For You", "Stay", "How Deep Is The Ocean", "Never My Love", "Every Time You Go Away/Every Time We Say Goodbye" - excerpts from AOL message board

[ April 20-21, 1996: Manilow.TV Episode #1 aired Oct. 2009 ]


Stage Shot (April 20, 1996)

April 21 England/London
(Wembley Arena)
May 9 Nevada/Las Vegas
(The Mirage)
"Ready To Take A Chance", "Daybreak", "Somewhere In The Night", "Can't Smile Without You", "Old Songs / Mandy / Memory", "Brooklyn Blues / Cloudburst / Avenue C / Jumpin' At The Woodside / William Tell", "Weekend In New England", "How Deep Is The Ocean", "Copacabana", "Moonlight Serenade / Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree / Don't Get Around Much Anymore (Debra) / And The Angels Sing / Apple Blossom Time / I'll Never Smile Again / Chattanooga Choo Choo / Moonlight Serenade End", "Could It Be Magic (dance)", "I Write The Songs / It's A Miracle"

[The Mirage concerts] were my favorite, sharing them with loved friends. It was a perfect time. - Ann Holman (of California) (12/16/98)

May 10 Nevada/Las Vegas
(The Mirage)
"Ready To Take A Chance Again", "Daybreak", "I'll Be Good For You", "Looks Like We Made It", "Can't Smile Without You", "Never Been So Low / Mandy / Even Now" (Suicide Medley), "Brooklyn Blues", "Cloudburst / Avenue C / Jumpin' At The Woodside / William Tell Overture", "Weekend In New England", "We've Got Tonight", "I'll Never Love This Way Again", "Do You Wanna Dance (Jason) / Do You Wanna Dance (Debra)", "Copacabana", "Could It Be Magic", "If We Only Have Love", "I Write The Songs", "It's A Miracle (reprise)"

First Show - Aline Nagler (Winnipeg, Canada) (1/17/99, 1/5/2004)

May 11 Nevada/Las Vegas
(The Mirage)
"Ready To Take A Chance Again", "Daybreak" "I'll Be Good For You", "Looks Like We Made It", "Can't Smile Without You", K-Geezer (K-DED), "The Old Songs / Mandy / Even Now", "Wild Places", "New York City Rhythm / Avenue C / Jumpin' At The Woodside / William Tell Overture", "Weekend In New England", "I'll Be Here With You", "I'll Never Love This Way Again / Do You Wanna Dance (uptempo, then slow)", "Copacabana", "Could It Be Magic", "If We Only Have Love", "I Write The Songs", "It's A Miracle (reprise)"
May 12 Nevada/Las Vegas
(The Mirage)
"This One's For You / Where Or When", "Daybreak", "I'll Be Good For You", "Looks Like We Made It", "Can't Smile Without You", "The Old Songs / Mandy / Memory", "Brooklyn Blues", "Cloudburst / Avenue C / Jumpin' At The Woodside / William Tell Overture", "Weekend In New England", "I Am Your Child", "Blue / I'll Never Love This Way Again / Do You Wanna Dance (uptempo, then slow)", "Copacabana", "Moonlight Serenade / Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree / Chattanooga Choo Choo", "Could It Be Magic (uptempo)", "Forever And A Day", "I Write The Songs", "It's A Miracle (reprise)"
May 13 Nevada/Las Vegas
(The Mirage)
Highlights: Ready To Take A Chance Again / I Don't Want To Walk Without You / Why Don't We Live Together / Somewhere In The Night / Can't Smile Without You / "Suicide Medley" (I've Never Been So Low On Love, Mandy, Even Now) / Wild Places / Medley (New York City Rhythm, Avenue C, Jumpin' At The Woodside) / William Tell Overture / Weekend In New England / How Deep Is The Ocean / We've Got Tonite / Medley (Blue, I'll Never Love This Way Again, Do You Wanna Dance (uptempo with Jason, ballad with Debra) / Copacabana / Could It Be Magic (...uptempo) / I Made It Through The Rain (by special request) / I Write The Songs / It's A Miracle
May 14 Nevada/Las Vegas
(The Mirage)
...Greatest Hits of the Past Week...

Highlights: This One's For You / Where Or When / Daybreak / I'll Be Good For You / Looks Like We Made It / Can't Smile Without You / Suicide Medley (I've Never Been So Low On Love, Mandy, Even Now) / Brooklyn Blues / Cloudburst/Avenue C/Jumpin' At The Woodside/William Tell Overture / Weekend In New England / How Deep Is The Ocean / Blue/I'll Never Love This Way Again/Do You Wanna Dance (uptempo, then slow) / Copacabana / Could It Be Magic (uptempo + encore) / Forever And A Day / I Write The Songs / It's A Miracle (reprise)

May 17 Mexico/Mexico City
(Auditorio Nacional)
First/Favorite Show (May 18) - Angelica ("CSWY girl") Alcale (Mexico City, Mexico) (9/21/99)

First/Favorite Show (May 18): [This was] the most extraordinary show when I saw [his] performance and [heard] all the songs. I was afortuneda because I knew Barry [from] the record stores. He was so Great! - Jorge Monroy Lara (Mexico City, Mexico) (12/2/2000)

First/Favorite Show (May 18) - Nora Hilda Briones Narvaez (Tampico, Tamp., Mexico) (7/23/2001)

First/Favorite Show (May 18): [What I liked about this show was] the communication with the audience, no matter the different language... [The concert was] a dream come true... all the music, Barry's heart in every note he sings. No doubt, he's gorgeous! I love all the concert! I will love it if he comes again SOON! - Teresa Ruiz (of Mexico) (1/10/2006, 3/12/2007)

May 17 - Highlights: This One's For You / Daybreak / Why Don't We Live Together / Tryin' To Get The Feeling Again / Can't Smile Without You / Medley (The Old Songs/Mandy/Even Now) / Brooklyn Blues / Medley (Cloudburst/Avenue C/Jumpin' At The Woodside) / William Tell Overture / Weekend In New England / I Made It Through The Rain / New York City Rhythm / Looks Like We Made It / Somewhere Down The Road / Medley (Blue/I'll Never Love This Way Again/Do You Wanna Dance (uptempo)/Do You Wanna Dance (slow)) / Copacabana / Moonlight Serenade / Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree / Chattanooga Choo Choo / Could It Be Magic (dance version) + Encore / Somewhere In The Night / I Write The Songs / It's A Miracle (reprise) / One Voice

[ Manilow Archives Episode #33 (May 17) aired July 2012 ]

May 18 Mexico/Mexico City
(Auditorio Nacional)
May 20 Mexico/Monterey All the show was great, because the night, the people, the music and the beautiful voice of Barry made one unforgettable concert! - Roberto Garza (Monterrey, Mexico) (9/18/98)
June 8 Australia/Brisbane
(Entertainment Centre)
First Show: My friend and I found Barry Manilow to be a classy and talented performer. After enjoying his CDs it was great to hear our favourite Manilow songs performed live. - Karen Butler (Sydney, Australia) (10/24/99)
June 9 Australia/Sydney
(Entertainment Centre)
First and Favorite Show:  It was a great concert. I wished I was the person with him on stage for "Can't Smile Without You"!  I liked his singing all the songs, in particular, "Moonlight Serenade" and "Copacabana". - Pamela Mattos (Sydney, Australia) (7/17/99)

I attended this show with my Mum, Judy. She and I are BOTH great Manilow fans. Judy had not been as happy as I had seen her this night in a very long time. She had been very unwell for an equally long time and I enjoyed both the concert (like who wouldn't?) and the fact that she could kick back and enjoy it too! It was almost as though she held on to see Barry one last time ... she passed away 46 days later. Thank you, Barry, for being a part of my loving relationship with my Mum in the way that you have. It means one heck of a lot to me. - Tony Chapman (Melbourne, Australia) (6/21/2002)

It was my first and last concert I have ever seen Barry perform in, but I remember taking my Japanese girlfriend who could not speak English. She was very excited to be going to such an event and at the end of the performance, I looked across at her face and to this day I have never seen a smile of happiness on anyone's face like the smile that night on Kumiko. It truly gladdened my heart and bought tears to my eyes. Thank you, Barry. - Dee Neville (of Australia) (8/10/2004)

It was awesome to be able to see Barry twice (1994 and 1996). In 1996 when the concert was in the round, the best moment was when Barry was singing "Copacabana." Some fans started a congo line around the stage, and it grew and grew. Barry thought it was great too! Thanks for the Music and Memories, Bazza! AUSTRALIA LOVES YOU!! - Tracey (of Craigmore, South Australia) (7/11/2010)

June 11 Australia/Adelaide
(Festival Theatre)
To even be in the same room as The Man who has been in my life every day since I was 9 years old, was the most incredible experience of my life. This concert was by far the most personal and "cozy" concert I have attended. From the minute I sat down until weeks after the concert, I was walking on clouds! Barry connected beautifully with the audience and even though there were thousands of people at the venue, he made you feel there was only you in the room. I am proud to have been born in a time where I can appreciate Barry's music, voice, talent and genuine humility. I will never forget Barry Manilow!! - Dianne Chenoweth (Adelaide, South Australia) (11/24/2000)
June 13 Australia/Perth
(Entertainment Center)
I sang "Can't Smile Without You" with Barry on stage! I love the words and music of all of Barry's songs. They are always sung with such feelings of emotion. Love you, Barry! May you sing forever more! - Jean Baker (Perth, Western Australia) (6/13/2011)
June 15 Australia/Melbourne
(Melbourne Park)
"Daybreak", "Looks Like We Made It", Suicide and Travel medleys, "Weekend In New England", "Can't Smile", "William Tell", "I Wanna Do It/Let's Hang On", "I Don't Want To Walk", "If We Only Have Love", "Forever And A Day", Glenn Miller & Do You Wanna Dance segments, "We've Got Tonight", "Could It Be Magic", "I Write The Songs/It's A Miracle", "The Best Of Me" - excerpts from the AOL message board. (Thanks also to Mark Bliss for the venue correction!)
June 16 Australia/Newcastle
(Entertainment Center)
During this concert Barry was singing to 'our side' a lot. One of us got picked to sing with him {not me!}. During "Weekend In New England" we all yelled out "NOW!" when he got to "When can I touch you...", which made him lose it for awhile. It was so funny! Barry made it a great show even though he took off as soon as he finished his last song (We were not able to sing "Happy Birthday" to him). - Karen Goodall (of Australia) (9/13/98)
June 19 Singapore
(Convention Center)
Favorite Show:  Loved the magical style Barry brings when he is around ... It was my first son's 2nd birthday. Barry actually sat on the steps in front of me to sing a song. I really wish I could [bring] back those memories. Now, I've only got that magical feeling when I relive the memories. Wish I could remember exactly which songs were sung first and so on. However, I enjoyed myself tremendously and hope and wish and pray he will remember his fans out here in Singapore. Do come again, Mr Manilow! We love and miss you! - Jennifer Tan (of Singapore) (5/29/99)
June 21 Hong Kong
(Coliseum)
[This concert was] the most I have been entertained in one day. Barry is an all-round entertainer. How one person can have so much talent?!! I have been hooked since that time. - Sarah Francis (Yorkshire, England) (12/16/2001)

This was my first time seeing Barry in concert, after nearly 20 years of waiting. I can never forget his performance that night. It was also the year my first son was born. My wife said that he was dancing inside her when Barry was singing! Until now, Barry is still my most favourite musician. I always introduce his powerful songs to others, like "I Made It Through The Rain." It [has] encouraged so many of my friends. My elder son listens to Barry's songs too. Thanks for everything, Barry! - K.C. Chan (of Hong Kong) (9/28/2010)

It was a thrilling experience, after waiting for so long to see Barry (I fell in love with his music in 1980 or earlier!). Barry is such a great composer and musician. I hope Barry remembers Hong Kong... Please come back soon! Love and Miss You! - I.L. (of Hong Kong) (9/24/2012)

August 22-27 Nevada/Las Vegas

First Show - Michael Gorman (San Francisco, California) (8/2/2011)

Barry knew his fans/friends were there and he made it more special... Just a lot of fun jokes and songs that he normally wouldn't sing if we weren't there like "I'll Be Good To You," "Somewhere Down The Road," and "I'll Be Here With You." A lot of good memories at the Mirage. - Felicia Marks (Houston, Texas) (9/3/2014)

August 22 Nevada/Las Vegas
(The Mirage)
"I'VE JUST ARRIVED (Barry surfaces from the middle of the audience!)", "Daybreak", "I'll Be Good For You", "Looks Like We Made It", "Can't Smile", "Old Songs/Mandy/Memory", "Brooklyn Blues/Cloudburst/Avenue C/Jumpin' At The Woodside/William Tell", "Weekend In New England", surprise marriage proposal (Steve & Denise), "Best Of Me", Blue/I'll Never Love This Way Again/Do You Wanna Dance (fast, then slow) (aka Di/Jason/Debra spotlight), "Copacabana", "Could It Be Magic (CIBM) (dance)" + encore, "Somewhere In The Night", "I Write The Songs/It's A Miracle"

The concert itself was wonderful, of course, and I was very excited to be sitting near where Barry Manilow appeared in the audience at the start of the show. But, definitely, what made this show special was that my husband proposed to me at this concert. Barry read a letter he had received from my now husband and invited us up, where my husband made his proposal. Of course I said Yes! Barry then sang "The Best of Me." We received an autographed video of that portion of the concert when we returned to our seats. We showed the video at our wedding reception and danced our first dance during the part where Barry was singing. I have since been to other Manilow concerts, all wonderful, but this one will always be my [favorite]. - Denise Palczewski (of California) (7/26/2001)

August 23 Nevada/Las Vegas
(The Mirage)
"I've Just Arrived", "I Wanna Do It With You/Let's Hang On/I Don't Want To Walk Without You, 'Barry'", "Looks Like We Made It", "Can't Smile", "Never Been So Low/Mandy/Even Now (Suicide Medley)", "Wild Places/New York City Rhythm/Ave C/Jumpin'/William Tell", "I Made It Through The Rain", "We've Got Tonight", Di/Jason/Debra spotlight, "Copacabana (hokey pokey/macarena mix)", "CIBM (dance)" + encore, "I Write The Songs/It's A Miracle"
August 24 Nevada/Las Vegas
(The Mirage)
"Well, you talk about...? TOLERATION!": "I've Just Arrived", "Daybreak", "Why Don't We Live Together", "Can't Smile", Suicide Medley (I've Never Been So Low On Love/Mandy/Even Now), "Brooklyn Blues", "Ave C/Jumpin'/William Tell", "Bermuda Triangle", "How Deep Is The Ocean", "Keep Each Other Warm", "Copacabana", "CIBM (dance)" + encore + (with Barry sitting on the piano before a standing ovation, then beating the piano like a drum with his hand, signaling the band for) a SECOND encore!!, "Forever And A Day", "I Write The Songs/It's A Miracle"

Favorite Show: I had my 16-year old daughter, Mandy, in tow. Barry was fabulous... did the Macarena aka Maca-Manilow (hokey pokey), made "Could it Be Magic" last forever and sang "Keep Each Other Warm," hence, granting all three of my wishes. During the concert, Mandy and Jason were making eye contact and after the concert Di Coleman walked up to Mandy and said "Where'd you go girl, he was looking for you?" Made a wonderful memory for Mandy. We both flew back to Chicago thrilled... touched in a personal way! - Dawn Gay Truslow (Charleston, SC) [formerly Chicago, IL] (9/1/2005)

August 25 Nevada/Las Vegas
(The Mirage)
"You've dropped into the Manilow Zone - Don't try to fight it!": "I've Just Arrived" (Barry appears on stage, moves to floor), "I Don't Want To Walk", "Looks Like We Made It", "Can't Smile", "Old Songs/Mandy/Even Now", "New York City Rhythm/Ave C/Jumpin'/William Tell", "Tryin' To Get The Feeling", "We've Got Tonight", "How Deep Is The Ocean", Di/Jason/Debra spotlight, "Copacabana (macarena mix)", "CIBM (dance)" + DOUBLE encore, "Forever And A Day", "I Write The Songs/It's A Miracle"
August 26 Nevada/Las Vegas
(The Mirage)
"This is our last week at The Mirage, Forever"...: "It's A Miracle", "Daybreak", "I'll Be Good For You", "Looks Like We Made It", "Can't Smile", "Old Songs/Mandy/Even Now", "NYC Rhythm/Ave C/Jumpin'/William Tell", "Weekend In New England", "I'll Be Here With You", "How Deep Is The Ocean", Di/Jason/Debra spotlight, "Copacabana", "CIBM (dance)", "Somewhere In The Night", "I Write The Songs/It's A Miracle"

Barry stood still right in front of me! I had decided to try to give him a neck massage. He turned around and gave me the sweetest smile ever. The rest of the evening he knew where I was so he gave me waves and sweet looks for the rest of the evening. I was in heaven! - Kitty Floor (of The Netherlands) (10/11/2010)

August 27 Nevada/Las Vegas
(The Mirage)
"I've Just Arrived", "Daybreak", "Looks Like We Made It", "Can't Smile", "Old Songs/Mandy/Even Now", "NYC Rhythm/Ave C/Jumpin'/William Tell", "I Made It Through The Rain", "Somewhere Down The Road", Di/Jason/Debra spotlight, "Copacabana (hokey pokey/macarena mix)", CIBM (dance version, naturally), "If We Only Have Love", "I Write The Songs/It's A Miracle"
August 31 South Carolina/Myrtle Beach
(Palace Theater)
Highlights (August 31): I'll Be Good For You, We've Got Tonight, ONE VOICE encore!

Highlights (September 1): This One's For You / Daybreak / I'll Be Good For You / Looks Like We Made It / Can't Smile Without You / The Old Songs / Mandy / Even Now / Brooklyn Blues / Cloudburst / Avenue C / Jumpin' At The Woodside / William Tell Overture / Weekend In New England / Copacabana (At The Copa) / Somewhere Down The Road / How Deep Is The Ocean / Do You Want To Dance / Singin' With The Big Bands / Moonlight Serenade / Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree / Chattanooga Choo Choo / Could It Be Magic / I Write The Songs / It's A Miracle

Favorite Show: My husband, kids and I planned our vacation around the concert. We didn't want to take the kids into the concert, so I went myself and my husband kept the kids occupied in the amusement park. What a show! It was my 18th show and I still get chills just before Barry comes on stage like it was my first show (which was in 1980). The man is the most outstanding entertainer I've ever seen. - Felicia McTiernan (Charlotte, NC) (2/12/99)

First Show:  Barry Manilow is a great performer!  Mr. Manilow did two curtain calls. We also liked it when he performed "Could It Be Magic". I would like to see him come back to Myrtle Beach! - E. Zezefellis (Wilmington, NC) (5/21/99)

Favorite Show:  The concert was GREAT!!  My sister and I had excellent seats. The best part about the whole show was when Barry took time to meet some fans. He allowed then to come up to the end of the stage and would shake their hands. I was at the stage but it was the end of a song and streamers were being shot off so I never got the chance to shake his hand. But he said that he would be back...! - Peggy (of Wilmington, NC) (6/26/99)

I was fortunate enough to attend both shows. More importantly, I had overheard the crew stating that Barry would be arriving at the Palace at 5 p.m. on 9/1. I was able to meet Barry prior to the show. For the first time in my life, I couldn't speak or say anything coherent as I could not believe my luck. Barry somehow understood what I was asking and graciously signed a photo that I had taken of him from a prior show at the Wolf Trap outside of Washington, DC. I have truly enjoyed all 21 shows that I have been able to attend but getting to actually meet Barry along with hearing his music live was a highlight for me. Thank you Barry! - Barbara Parker (Jacksonville, NC) (7/10/2010)

August 31: Dynamite show! I just fall in love with Barry all over again. Barry, you are my very favorite singer in the world!! - Patricia (Pat) Dohner (Myrtle Beach, SC) (12/27/2010)

September 1 South Carolina/Myrtle Beach
(Palace Theater)
September 3 New York/Schenectady

(Proctor's Theater)
"I've Just Arrived", "I'll Be Good For You", "Looks Like We Made It", "Weekend In New England", "If We Only Have Love", "We've Got Tonight", "How Deep Is The Ocean", "Moonlight Serenade", and more!

Favorite Show:  The theatre was small, intimate (only 1500 people). It was great! Thanks for all the tears (How come I cry when I hear some of those marvelous ballads?)! - Bev Rovelli (Auburn, NY) (8/25/99)

First Show - Kathleen Bacon (Albany, NY) (1/16/2000)

First Show - Melisa Gaunay (Troy, NY) (6/14/2000)

September 4 Pennsylvania/Williamsport
(Arts Center)
"Ready To Take A Chance", "I'll Be Good For You", "We've Got Tonight", "How Deep Is The Ocean", (by special request) "I Made It Through The Rain", and more!

Favorite Show:  It was the first time we had great seats and it was the first time my two daughters were seeing Barry in person (they have grown up listening to him).  We all enjoyed the concert, I don't know who had more fun, my watching their reactions or their watching mine!  Barry actually "scared" me or should I say "took my breath away".  He was so close that I felt like he was looking right at me.  I've loved every concert that I've ever seen and he always makes me want to see him again before we even get out of the parking lot (which is quite a feat because I've never gone back to see even a movie or show twice).  Thanks Barry!!  Looking forward to seeing you again real soon. - Turi Jakobsen (3/24/98)

September 6 Connecticut/
Ledyard
(Foxwoods Casino)

Sept. 6 - "I've Just Arrived", "Daybreak", "I'll Be Good For You", "Looks Like We Made It", "Can't Smile Without You", "The Old Songs / Mandy / Even Now", "Brooklyn Blues", "Cloudburst/Avenue C/Jumpin' At The Woodside", "William Tell Overture", "Weekend In New England", "We've Got Tonight", "Moonlight Serenade", Di/Jason/Debra spotlight, "Copacabana (macarena/hokey pokey mix)", "Could It Be Magic (CIBM) (dance)", "Somewhere In The Night", "I Write The Songs/It's A Miracle (Reprise)"

Sept. 7/early - "I've Just Arrived (from L.A. California!)", "Daybreak", "Looks Like We Made It", "Can't Smile Without You", "The Old Songs / Mandy / Even Now", "New York City Rhythm/Avenue C/Jumpin' At The Woodside", "William Tell Overture (a cappella)", "When October Goes", "Blue/I'll Never Love This Way Again (Di)/Do You Wanna Dance (uptempo-Jason)/Do You Wanna Dance (slow-Debra)", "Copacabana", marriage proposal (Tom & Amy), "The Best Of Me", "Could It Be Magic (uptempo)", "I Write The Songs", "It's A Miracle (Reprise)"

Sept. 7/late - "I've Just Arrived", "I Wanna Do It With You/Let's Hang On/I Don't Want To Walk", "Looks Like We Made It", "Can't Smile Without You", "The Old Songs / Mandy / Weekend In New England", "Brooklyn Blues/Cloudburst/Avenue C/Jumpin' At The Woodside", "William Tell Overture", "How Deep Is The Ocean", "Somewhere In The Night", "I Write the Songs"

Sept. 8/afternoon - "I've Just Arrived (Foxwoods or bust!)", "Why Don't We Live Together", "Looks Like We Made It", "Can't Smile Without You", "The Old Songs / Mandy / Tryin' To Get The Feeling", "Brooklyn Blues/Cloudburst/Avenue C/Jumpin' At The Woodside", "William Tell Overture", "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight", "We've Got Tonight", "Blue/I'll Never Love This Way Again/Do You Wanna Dance (uptempo-Jason)/Do You Wanna Dance (slow-Debra)", "Copacabana (Hokey Pokey/Macarena version)", "Could It Be Magic (uptempo)", "I Write The Songs", "It's A Miracle (Reprise)"

Sept. 8/evening - FAREWELL 'GREATEST HITS TOUR':  Opened with "I'm Your Man", "Daybreak", "I'll Be Good For You", "Somewhere In The Night", "Can't Smile Without You", "The Old Songs / Mandy / Weekend In New England", "Singin' With The Big Bands", "Moonlight Serenade", "Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree (Barry & Debra)", "Chattanooga Choo Choo", "Blue / I'll Never Love This Way Again / Do You Wanna Dance (uptempo) / Do You Wanna Dance (slow)", "Copacabana (Hokey Pokey/Macarena version)", "Could It Be Magic (uptempo version + double encore)", "Forever And A Day", "I Write The Songs", "It's A Miracle (Reprise)", "Every Time You Go Away / Every Time We Say Goodbye"

Favorite Show Memory - Barry sang "Weekend In New England" with so much feeling, it haunted me for weeks.  Also sang fast version of "Could It Be Magic" that I truly loved. - Anne Clark (2/17/98)

September 7: I GOT PICKED for "Can't Smile Without You"! Then the mic Barry handed me to sing with was DEAD! So we shared his mic, very cool. He never missed a beat... Me, on the other hand, a little nervous! One of the best things about that night - my Mom was in the audience and was thrilled to see me sing with Barry! - Susan Stanco (Clarks Summit, PA) (7/23/2010)

[ Manilow TV/Archives Episode #61 (September 8th - Evening) aired November 2014 ]

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