2003 – Let It Rain Tour – July 05, Minneapolis, MN, Historic Orpheum Theatre


Set 1:
01. Say hallelujah
02. Why?
03. Let It Rain
04. For My Lover
05. Crossroads
06. Baby Can I Hold You
07. The Promise > Save A Place For Me
08. Happy
09. Fast Car
10. Another Sun
11. Talking ’bout A Revolution
12. You’re The One
13. She’s Got Her Ticket
14. House Of The Rising Sun
15. Give Me One Reason

Encore 1:
16. Knocking On Heaven’s Door
17. Hound Dog

Submitted by: Simon Y. Chen


  • CONCERTS: Tracy Chapman, Orpheum Theater, July 5 – By: Rakemag.com

Oh sure, you remember “Fast Car,” the strummy singalong that launched Chapman in 1988 from the subway stations of Boston to MTV and beyond. But she’s had five albums since then, mostly working below the radar-the natural result, perhaps, of someone who helped usher in the now-dated era of the politically correct college-radio singer-songwriter. New Beginnings in 1995 brought her back to mainstream radio with the straight though sedate blues of “Give Me One Reason,” and now she’s touring on the strength of last year’s Let It Rain, a quiet folk-soul album that puts her clear baritone right up front where it belongs.
Orpheum, 910 Hennepin Ave., (612)


  • Philip Cozzolino, 07/07/03: This was the first time I saw Tracy in concert, although I’ve been a huge fan of her work for many years. The show was incredible. The acoustics were pure. From the very first note of “Say Hallelujah” to the last note of “Hound Dog” Tracy and her band sounded great. One thing I took away from the show was just how much fun she and her band had playing for the crowd. The show was the day after the 4th and Tracy commented how she and the band had an extra day off so they were “well rested.” The clearest example of this was when they played “Give Me One Reason.” After playing the song in standard fashion, they played it a second time (without stopping) except this time 2-3 times faster then originally. It sounded like a 50s style rock song. Outstanding. Like my other favorite artist, John Mellencamp, Tracy doesn’t seem to get the respect/honor she deserves for her lifetime of work. From her vital social conscience songs to her refreshingly honest relationship ballads, Tracy shows that music can touch a person in ways that hardly any other medium seems capable. She’s the real deal.

VENUE: Historic Orpheum Theatre, 910 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403 – USA (Capacity: 2600)
PROMOTER: Jam presents Tracy Chapman
OPENING ACT: EastMountainSouth

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