digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:

Agriculture

Applied sciences

Arts

Belief

Business

Chronology

Culture

Education

Environment

Geography

Health

History

Humanities

Language

Law

Life

Mathematics

Nature

People

Politics

Science

Society

Technology

Prince Tour
Tour by Prince
Location North America
Associated album Prince
Start date November 26, 1979
End date May 3, 1980
Legs 2
Shows 14 club dates
42 as opening act
56 in total
Prince concert chronology
Prince Tour
(1979-80)
Dirty Mind Tour
(1980-81)

The Prince Tour was the first concert tour by American recording artist-musician Prince, and supported his second album Prince. The tour started as a headlining club act and played 13 dates before joining Rick James' Fire It Up Tour as a supporting act for 38 more dates in the U.S. The tour lasted from late November 1979 [1] through April 1980.[2]

History[edit]

The tour focused on material from Prince's first two albums. As a support act, the set usually contained 7-8 songs, but most extended out so the concert would last about 40 minutes. Towards the end of the tour, Prince sometimes incorporated a newly written song, "Head" into the act. The lewd number conflicted with keyboardist Gayle Chapman's religious beliefs, as she was a member of The Way[clarification needed] and caused her to leave the band. She was later replaced by Lisa Coleman, who provided additional vocals for the song in the studio and in concert and later became a close collaborator with Prince.

The Prince Tour stayed within the United States, but prior to Prince's next tour, he would venture to Europe for the first time for three club dates.

Matt Fink started in this tour wearing a jailbird, black and white striped outfit. It would not be until the next tour for Dirty Mind that he would adopt the Doctor Fink persona.

When Prince joined Rick James' Fire It Up Tour, within the industry it was billed as the Battle of Funk. However it quickly became evident that Prince was winning over the crowd with his short, lively set which he stole from Rick James and eventually brought more energy than the two hour set by the headliner. Animosity between the two groups developed as they tended not to socialize after the show, plus Rick James and his crew were heavy into drinking and doing drugs, something Prince avoided.

Band[edit]

Typical set list[edit]

  1. "Soft and Wet"
  2. "Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?"
  3. "Still Waiting"
  4. "I Feel for You"
  5. "Sexy Dancer"
  6. "Just as Long as We're Together"
  7. "I Wanna Be Your Lover"

Additionally, "Head" was debuted on this tour and worked into this some shows.

"Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?" was the second song played in these concerts, and would be the same for the next two concert tours. For some reason after that, it would never be played again except at a few one-off shows over the following years.

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America—Leg 1
November 26, 1979 West Hollywood United States The Roxy Theatre
November 28, 1979 Denver Rainbow Music Hall
November 29, 1979 Burleson Western Palace Club
December 1, 1979 Houston The Palace
December 2, 1979 Avondale Ole Man River
December 2, 1979
February 9, 1980 Minneapolis Orpheum Theatre
February 11, 1980 Cincinnati Bogart's
February 14, 1980 Cherry Hill Emerald City
February 15, 1980 New York City Bottom Line
February 15, 1980
February 16, 1980
February 16, 1980
February 17, 1980 Boston Paradise Club
North America—Leg 2 (Opening act for Rick James tour)
February 22, 1980 Fort Worth United States Tarrant County Convention Center
February 23, 1980 Shreveport Hirsch Memorial Coliseum
February 24, 1980 Houston Sam Houston Coliseum
February 28, 1980 Chicago Uptown Theatre
February 29, 1980
March 1, 1980 Pittsburgh Stanley Theater
March 2, 1980
March 5, 1980 Greenville Greenville Memorial Auditorium
March 6, 1980 Atlanta The Omni
March 7, 1980 Jacksonville Jacksonville Memorial Coliseum
March 8, 1980 Lakeland Lakeland Civic Center
March 9, 1980 Sunrise Sunrise Musical Theater
March 14, 1980 Hampton Hampton Roads Coliseum
March 15, 1980 Raleigh Dorton Arena
March 16, 1980 Columbia Carolina Coliseum
March 20, 1980 Rochester Rochester Community War Memorial
March 21, 1980 Cleveland Public Hall
March 22, 1980 Louisville Freedom Hall
March 23, 1980 Detroit Cobo Arena
March 27, 1980 Columbus Columbus Municipal Auditorium
March 28, 1980 New Orleans Municipal Auditorium
March 29, 1980 Jackson Mississippi Coliseum
March 30, 1980 Lake Charles Lake Charles Civic Center
April 2, 1980 Buffalo Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
April 3, 1980 Toledo Toledo Sports Arena
April 4, 1980 Saginaw Saginaw Civic Center
April 5, 1980 Indianapolis Market Square Arena
April 6, 1980 St. Louis The Checkerdome
April 7, 1980 Milwaukee MECCA Arena
April 10, 1980 Savannah Savannah Civic Center
April 11, 1980 Greensboro Greensboro Coliseum
April 12, 1980 Baltimore Baltimore Civic Center
April 13, 1980 Springfield Springfield Civic Center
April 17, 1980 Birmingham Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center
April 18, 1980 Memphis Mid-South Coliseum
April 19, 1980 Huntsville Von Braun Civic Center
April 20, 1980 Dayton University of Dayton Arena
April 24, 1980 Richmond Richmond Coliseum
April 25, 1980 Charlotte Charlotte Coliseum
April 26, 1980 Macon Macon Coliseum
April 27, 1980 Nashville Nashville Municipal Auditorium
May 3, 1980 Landover Capital Centre

References[edit]


Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Tour — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.

253 news items

Huffington Post Canada

Huffington Post Canada
Mon, 18 May 2015 08:41:28 -0700

Live Nation has announced that the megastar will bring his Hit N Run tour to the Sony Centre for Performing Arts on May 19. Tickets will go on sale Monday at 12 p.m. at livenation.com. The Purple One will be accompanied by special guests 3rdeyegirl, ...

Tennis Magazine

Tennis Magazine
Thu, 19 Mar 2015 11:29:39 -0700

And now something a little different for your racquet review reading pleasure. Instead of a typical firm, 100 sq. in.—albeit immensely popular—powerful tweener frame, we present a racquet with a soft flex, midsize head, and no shortage of touch and feel.

Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk
Wed, 13 May 2015 23:45:00 -0700

The sixth day of the Prince's tour of New Zealand was heavily focused on local culture. Arriving in Whanganui, on the North Island, he was taken along with the Governor General to the Putiki marae which is central to Maori culture and community activities.

Rick Kupchella's BringMeTheNews

Rick Kupchella's BringMeTheNews
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 19:35:54 -0800

If you know the artist who is again known as Prince, then you know you never really know with him. The latest example: Prince's new North American tour opens in Louisville, Kentucky a week from Saturday, Pitchfork reports. But nobody's saying exactly ...

Tennis Magazine

Tennis Magazine
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 08:36:36 -0800

One of the more noticeable characteristics of the recent wave of wide open string pattern frames—other than the enhanced spin potential—is the softer response. Fewer strings result in a more elastic string bed that offers a plush feeling at contact ...

Exclaim!

Exclaim!
Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:30:05 -0800

For the next month, Aucoin will tour in Canada as part of "The Ephemeral Prince Tour," starting off in the Maritimes and Quebec and then moving on to Ontario. He has 12 Canuck shows in all. After that, he will head across the pond to Europe; nearly all ...

Forbes

Forbes
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 12:27:57 -0800

As ground zero for the nation's heritage, Mupanah is an apropos place to start a Port-au-Prince tour, and to enjoy an informed introduction on Haiti by the excellent English-speaking guides. The circular space begins with presentations on the original ...

Ocean Drive Magazine

Ocean Drive Magazine
Tue, 07 Apr 2015 01:01:34 -0700

On April 7, 1985, Prince turned the Orange Bowl purple for the final stop on his Purple Rain tour. 1 - On This Day in Miami History: Prince's Las… Prince pulled out all the stops during his performance at Miami's Orange Bowl in April 1985 before a ...
Loading

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!

Searchlight Group

Digplanet also receives support from Searchlight Group. Visit Searchlight