Main Photo By Mark Maryanovich

Telling Stories

Baby Can I Hold You Tonight 

With Pavarotti

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The Telling Stories tour began in March 2000 and lasted 5 months: it began by the United States. Then the band visited Europe (including an appeareance at the Pavarotti and Friends concert). The U.S had been granted with an encore summer tour, Tracy Chapman first opened for Sting on 12 dates then the band carried on on their side for 2 other last months.

STEVE HUNTER

THE BAND
Tracy Chapman – Guitars & Vocals
Steve Hunter – Electric Guitars & mandolin
Denny Fongheiser – Drums
Paul Buschnell – Bass and background vocals
Jeff Young – Keyboards and background vocals

OPENING ACTS
Jeffrey Gaines
Corey Harris
Alvin Youngblood Hart

ITINERARY

U.S. Tour Dates
March 28, 2000 – Charlotte, NC – Oven Auditorium
March 29, 2000 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
March 31, 2000 – Cleveland, OH – Palace
April 01, 2000 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
April 03, 2000 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
April 04, 2000 – New York, NY – Roseland
April 06, 2000 – Boston, MA – Orpheum
April 07, 2000 – Providence, RI – Brown University @ Meeham Auditorium 
April 09, 2000 – Detroit, MI – State Theater
April 11, 2000 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theater
April 12, 2000 – Minneapolis, MN – State Theater
April 14, 2000 – Denver, CO – University of Colorado @ Magness Arena
April 16, 2000 – Las Vegas, NE – Hard Rock Cafe
April 18, 2000 – Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern Theater
April 19, 2000 – Berkeley, CA – Berkeley Community Theatre
April 21, 2000 – Seattle, WA – Benaroya Hall
April 22, 2000 – Eugene, OR – Hull Center For Performing Arts
April 23, 2000 – Portland, OR – Alene Schnitzer Hall 

European Tour Dates
May 01, 2000 – Dublin, Ireland – Castle (Heineken Festival)
May 03, 2000 – Edinburgh, UK – Edimburgh Playhouse 
May 04, 2000 – Nottingham, UK – Nottingham Royal Concert Hall 
May 06, 2000 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Opera House 
May 07, 2000 – London, UK – London Royal Festival Hall 
May 10, 2000 – Paris, France – Olympia 
May 13, 2000 – Grenoble, France – Summum Alpexpo 
May 15, 2000 – Cologne , Germany – Philharmonie
May 16, 2000 – Hamburg, Germany – CCHL Musichalle Saal 1
May 18, 2000 – Oslo, Norway – Concert House
May 19, 2000 – Stockholm, Sweden – Stockholm Concert Hall
May 21, 2000 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Cukurbygningen
May 22, 2000 – Berlin, Germany – Friedrichstadtp Palast 
May 24, 2000 – Munich, Germany – Philharmonie
May 26, 2000 – Milan, Italy – Teatro Orfeo 
May 27, 2000 – Marseille, France – Théâtre Du Moulin 
May 29, 2000 – Madrid, Spain – Teatro Alcazar 
May 30, 2000 – Nurcia, Spain – Auditorio De Murcia
May 31, 2000 – Barcelona, Spain – Teatro l’ Alianca
June 6, 2000 – Modena, Italy – Pavarotti and Friends 

U.S Summer Tour – Opening for Sting
July 08, 2000 – Buffalo, N.Y. – Darien Lake
July 09, 2000 – Pittsburgh, Pa – Star Lake
July 11, 2000 – Cleveland, Oh – Blossom Music
July 12, 2000 – Vienna, Va – Wolf Trap
July 14, 2000 – Detroit, Mi – Pine Knob
July 15, 2000 – Indianapolis, In – Deer Creek Music
July 16, 2000 – Cincinnati, Oh – Riverbend Music
July 18, 2000 – Minneapolis, Mn – Target Center 
July 19, 2000 – Milwaukee, Wi – Marcus
July 21, 2000 – Chicago, Il. – United Center
July 22, 2000 – St. Louis, Ms – Riverport Amp
July 23, 2000 – Kansas City – Sandstone Amp

U.S. Summer Tour
July 25, 2000 – Grand Rapids, Mi – Interlochen
July 26, 2000 – Kalamazoo, MI – State Theater
July 28, 2000 – Toronto, Canada – Massey Hall 
July 29, 2000 – Montreal, Canada – Bourbon Street/Montrolland
Aug 01, 2000 – New York, N.Y. – Beacon Theater
Aug 02, 2000 – New York, N.Y. – Beacon Theater 
Aug 3, 2000 – Boston, Mass – Harbor Lights 
Aug 5, 2000 – Baltimore, Ma – Pier 6 Concert Pavillon 
Aug 6, 2000 – Portland, Maine – Merrill Memorial Auditorium
Aug 8, 2000 – Northampton, Mass – Pines Theater
Aug 17, 2000 – Dallas, Tx – Bronco Bowl
Aug 19, 2000 – Austin, Tx – The Backyard
Aug 20, 2000 – Houston, Tx – Aerial Theatre
Aug 22, 2000 – Santa Fe, N.M. – Paolo Soleri Amphitheater 
Aug 23, 2000 – Denver, Co – Red Rocks Amphitheater
Aug 25, 2000 – Berkeley, Ca – Greek Theatre
Aug 26, 2000 – Los Angeles, Ca – Greek Theatre
Aug 27, 2000 – San Diego, Ca – SDSU Open Air Theatre
Aug 29, 2000 – Santa Barbara, Ca – County Bowl
Aug 30, 2000 – San Jose, Ca – San Jose Center Perf Arts 
Sept 1, 2000 – Portland, Ore. – Portland Meadows
Sept 2, 2000 – Seattle, Wa – Bumpershoot Fest.
Sept 3, 2000 – Vancouver, Canada – Orpheum Theatre
Sept 5, 2000 – Sun Valley, Id – Elkhorn Amphitheater
Sept 6, 2000 – Salt Lake City, Utah – Univ. of Utah – Kisnbury Hall
Sept 8, 2000 – Ames, Iowa – Univ. of Iowa CV Stephens Auditorium
Sept 12, 2000 – New Orleans, La – House Of Blues
Sept 13, 2000 – Jacksonville, Fla – Florida Theatre
Sept 14, 2000 – Miami, Fla – Jackie Gleason Theater
Sept 16, 2000 – Tampa, Fla – Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center 
Sept 17, 2000 – Orlando, Fla – House Of Blues
Sept 19, 2000 – Atlanta, Ga – Tabernacle
Sept 21, 2000 – Norfolk, Va – Norvia
Sept 23, 2000 – Boston, Mass – WBMX Mix Festival 

Screen Shot From The Video

Tracy Chapman 'Telling Stories' Tour 2000

We can find no photographs of Steve on this tour, if you know of any please let us know.

Steve will never forget hearing Pavarotti in his monitor speakers on this tour and we are grateful that there are a couple of video's .....