In this Dream Tour segment, the singer-songwriter, Empara Mi, reveals who she would want on her ultimate tour lineup. You can check out their picks, after the break.
I know, I know, I’m going to say it. My dream tour would be with ….Beyonce. I can’t help it. If you’re going to do it, you gotta do it big so I’m saying Beyonce.
Universally she’s the only artist I feel everyone can agree completely brings it live, every time, no fail. I’ve seen her live a few times and the thought behind the set, the lighting, the choreo, the tour visuals, her performance, is just another level. I think people who know me are completely bored with my Beyonce story BUT I’m still not over it so here I go.
A couple of years ago when she headlined Wireless (I think it was wireless) I was backstage when suddenly we were escorted up some stairs past a stream of screaming humans and I had no idea where we were going, I was just hoping this wasn’t like one of my nightmares when I’m being pushed on stage to perform a dance routine with loads of actual dancers and forget all the moves, anyway. I was being pushed to the front of where we were standing when I noticed a massive piano in front of me. I was like holy shit we’re side stage, peeked my head around the curtain to the biggest sea of people I’ve ever seen in my life. So obviously my first thought was.. what would happen if I just ran on stage, stole the mic and mooned everyone.. would that be hilarious or mental? I decided it was mental since I didn’t know anyone around me who could vouch for my sanity. Then bam… out pops B herself, serving all the classics of course. I got involved obviously, ‘TO THE LEFT, TO THE LEFT’. I was quite enthusiastic as you can imagine, so much so that when she performed beside the piano she actually reached over and…….HELD MY HAND. YEP. Actually happened.
But the moral of the story is, I’ve basically already headlined with Beyonce in my head so it’s got to happen again right?
Heres how it would go…. (I’ve thought about this a lot)
The Weeknd can come too I’ve decided.
So obviously, the Weeknd comes out first, before me and Beyonce …. he just sings ‘wicked games’ on repeat for about 25-30 minutes.
Then me and Beyonce holding hands, as we’ve done so many times before, float down from a hole in the ceiling landing in a perfect crowd surf. The humans would then surf us to the front of the stage where we would begin our set. It would mostly consist of Beyonce singing and me taking a more Solange type role. Actually, why didn’t we invite Solange, ok Solange has also now just arrived and she joins us for some destiny’s child nostalgia before she graces us with some cranes in the sky. Then the lemonade begins, I can be jay-z it’s fine, I don’t mind, we’re pretty close at this point so she can take it out on me, we’ll be fine. Then in a twist of events Kanye and jay-z turn up in the second half, but I’m still feeling protective over B after being refreshed with lemonade again so we decide to sing a couple of our original songs together and let the boys wait.
4 and a half hours later we let them on to finish the show with a bit of watch the throne.
So basically, my first tour is going to be pretty epic.