Diana Ross has a formidable solo discography in her own right, but she greatly sticks to cover material for her live shows. This is no more apparent than with her 2014 setlist covering classic R&B standards with some Motown staples as a sort of testament to the power of the immortal sound of the classic label and its acts.
There are no modern pop reimaginings here. Her cover material sticks almost exclusively to the 60’s and 70’s. She brings out a few more obscure tracks, including Frankie Lymon’s “Why Do Fools Fall in Love” and the largely missed but rarely forgotten “More Today Than Yesterday” from the short-lived rock group, Spiral Staircase.
Diana Ross was a main part of the Supremes for many years, and she does her best to display her adoration and respect for her roots. She plays roughly five songs from the acclaimed female R&B group nearly all pushed into the first third of the setlist. These include “My World is Empty Without You” and the immortal classic, “Stop in the Name of Love.”
She plays a beautiful rendition of Dusty Springfield’s, “The Look of Love.” It does not make every setlist, but when it does she makes it count. This is one of the only changes Diana Ross deploys, for she keeps the setlists almost identical from one show to the next.
The last thirty minutes of her show is the same as it has been for years. It includes the ever-famous, “I Will Survive,” which is split into the main rendition and then a reprise rendition a few songs later to close out the evening. She also brings out “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” made famous by her confidant and peer, Marvin Gaye.
With close to 25 solo albums to her credit, it can come as a bit odd that she does not limit her cover material more. But she has such a wide respect and love for her historical peers that it comes off as far more sincere and heartwarming than expected.
I’m Coming Out
More Today Than Yesterday
My World Is Empty Without You
Come See About Me
Stop! In the Name of Love
You Can’t Hurry Love
Touch Me in the Morning
It’s My House
The Look of Love
Why Do Fools Fall in Love
Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You’re Going To)
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
I Will Survive
Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand)
Does Diana Ross play any new material?
It is worth noting that her latest studio album, I Love You, is almost entirely glossed over here. The album released in 2006, so it hardly qualifies as new material. Furthermore, she plays no new material at all from her other 2006 release, Blue. All of her covers are long Diana Ross staples and she has no new solo material planned for release or played live.
How long is a Diana Ross concert?
Her shows are not the most impressively long in the industry. She jam packs a sizable setlist across just 80-90 minutes of performance.
Who is Diana Ross’ publicist and press contact?
Diana Ross is rather quiet in regards to press contact, which comes as little surprise given recent controversies involving therapy and potential drugs. She provides a cozy little spot for media inquiries through her official website. Fill out the full form for a prompt response from her media affiliation.
How do I get access to presale tickets for Diana Ross’ tour?
Diana Ross has plenty of presale tickets available, and it shows. You can first opt for the popular Presale Passwords Info online resource that accumulates both private and public presales in one intuitive place. Nearly the entire tour is covered.
The American Express platform is a bit more popular but equally as reliable. They are covering the entire tour as well, but you need an American Express card to make the purchase. You get the password directly making the rate a bit more affordable. Though buyers without one will have to go through Presale Passwords Info.
“Diana Ross was only onstage Tuesday at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco for some 80 minutes. Yet, she still managed to pack plenty of punch — as well as many of the best songs in popular music history — into the evening.” – Jim Harrington of Mercury News
“Ross’ significance as a pop performer, landscape shaper and Motown legend is fairly evident—Biggie sampled her, after all—and her tightly run, 90-minute set was a testament to her place in pop music. Opening the evening with the appropriate “I’m Coming Out,” Ross barely let the crowd catch their breath before launching into a four-song set of Supremes hits, the highlight of which was a version of “Stop! In the Name of Love” that made the already-thrilled crowd even more excited.” – Arielle Smith of the Express Milwaukee
“Squeezed between five wardrobe changes, 68-year-old Diana Ross and her 12-piece soul review band, steam rolled through a 21-song greatest hits set at the Murat Theater Tuesday night. Making an entrance to a slightly too literal, “I’m Coming Out,” a spry Ross cut straight to the musical chase, covering the various periods of her career in chronological order: Supreme, Diva, Disco Queen and Jazz Chanteuse.” – Christian Doellner of the NUVO Indianapolis Voice
The Greatest Hits World Tour
Tour Opening Acts: No Opening Act
Started November 20, 2010 in Clearwater, Florida | Ended April 24, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana
I Love You Tour
Started April 5, 2007 in Mashantucket, Connecticut | Ended July 26, 2008 in Los Angeles, California
Return to Love Tour
Started June 14, 2000 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Ended July 6, 2000 in New York City, New York