Mariah Carey Announces 'Sweet Sweet Fantasy' European Tour: Cities, Dates and Tickets
Mariah Carey, the all-time best-selling female artist, announced in a midnight tweet that her Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour will sweep Europe in spring of 2016. This is the first time the international superstar has toured Europe in 13 years, according to her website.
"Europe, are you ready for me?" Carey asked in her announcement, which included a video that notes the pop star's staggering 200 million album sales and 18 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 songs and gives viewers a preview of the spectacle they can expect from a Mariah Carey tour.
Tour schedule: The singer's website has posted the following dates and cities for 2016:
Mar. 15 — Glasgow, Scotland, SSE Hyrdo
Mar. 17 — Leeds, First Direct Arena
Mar. 18 — Manchester, Manchester Arena
Mar. 20 — Birmingham, Barclaycard Arena
Mar. 21 — Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
Mar. 23 — London, O2 Arena
Mar. 26 — Luxembourg, Rockhal
Mar. 27 — Brusells, Forest National
Mar. 29 — Copenhagen, Forum
Mar. 31 — Oslo, Spektrum
Apr. 2 — Stockholm, Ericsson Globe
Apr. 4 — Helsinki, Hartwall
Apr. 6 — Tallinn, Saku Arena
Apr. 7 — Riga, Arena Riga
Apr. 9 — Kaunas, Kaunas Arena
Apr. 11 — Krakow, Tauron Arena
Apr. 13 — Cologne, Lanxess
Apr. 14 — Munich, Olympiahalle
Apr. 16 — Milan, Medioianum Forum
Apr. 18 — Zurich, Hallenstadion
Apr. 19 — Vienna, Stadthalle
Apr. 21 — Paris, Bercy
Apr. 23 — Amsterdam, Ziggo Dome
May 1 — Johannesburg, Ticketpro Dome
May 2 — Johannesburg, Ticketpro Dome
Tickets: Advance tickets are available on a members-only basis. According to the website, the "pre-sale for Mariah Carey'??s official online fan community, Honey B. Fly, will begin Tuesday, December 15 at 10 a.m. local times, and conclude on Wednesday, December 16 at 5 p.m. local times."
"We are pleased to present registered HBF members with free pre-sale access to select shows," the website reads. Registered users (fans can register here) will be allowed "complementary access" to the concerts in Luxembourg, Brussels, Stockholm, Helsinki, Tallinn, Riga, Kaunas, Krakow, Milan, Zurich and Johannesburg.
Fans who aren't in the club can buy their tickets on LiveNation starting at 9 a.m. GMT on Friday, except for the shows in Copenhagen and South Africa, tickets for which will go on sale at 10 a.m. and 9 a.m. GMT respectively on Thursday, according to the Telegraph. Those interested in purchasing tickets should keep a close eye on the LiveNation page, as times differ with countries.
Non-European fans: Carey is currently performing the second annual All I Want for Christmas Is You concert series at New York's Beacon Theatre, now through Friday. Tickets are still available for some shows, but going fast. She's also in her Las Vegas residency through February, performing her No. 1 hits at the Caesar's Palace Colosseum. Tickets can be purchased here.