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Act I Tour


Y’all make me sorry I stayed away so long!

The Act I Tour was the name given to leg one of a wider world tour to promote Prince‘s Love Symbol Album. It was followed by the European leg of the tour, of course named Act II.

The Act I Tour marked Prince’s first full scale of tour in the USA since 1988’s Lovesexy Tour. Since 1986 Prince had been enjoying better success in Europe, where he had a string of albums sell better there than at home, and because of his confidence on dwindling home audiences Act I performed 25 dates, to small and medium sized venues. The Act I Tour was documented for posterity in Prince’s first publication – the photo book The Sacrifice Of Victor.

The two legs were essentially different tours, for they marked Prince’s transition from the New Power Generation, to solo act again. The NPG’s Tony Mosley, Kirky Johnson, Damon Dickson appearances in Act I were dropped for Act II, and whereas Act I focused on tracks from the Love Symbol Album, Act II centered on Prince’s greatest hits.

Prince | Act 1 Tour
Photography by Kevork Djansezian

The New Power Generation

Michael Bland
Rhythm Guitar
Levi Seacer Jr.
Morris Hayes
Tommy Barbarella
Bass Guitar
Sonny Thompson
Tony Mosley
Kirky Johnson
Mike Nelson
Tenor Sax
Brian Gallagher
Baritone Sax
Kathy Jensen
Dave Jensen
Steve Strand
Mayte Garcia
Damon Dickson

Total dates played

  • 25 shows from 8 March to 7 April, 1993

Sample setlist

  1. My Name Is Prince
  2. Sexy MF
  3. Love 2 The 9’s
  4. Damn U
  5. The Max
  6. The Morning Papers
  7. Peach
  8. Blue Light
  9. The Continental
  10. Everybody Get On Up
  11. The Flow
  12. Johnny
  13. I Wanna Melt With U
  14. Sweet Baby
  15. And God Created Woman
  16. 3 Chains O’ Gold
  17. 7
  18. Let’s Go Crazy
  19. Kiss
  20. Irresistible Bitch
  21. She’s Always In My Hair
  22. Insatiable
  23. Scandalous!
  24. Gett Off
  25. GoldNigga
  26. Purple Rain
  27. Partyman
  28. Loose!
  29. Baby I’m A Star
  30. Push

Supporting album

Love Symbol Album

Love Symbol Album

Warner Bros. Records

5 October 1992
US Chart Peak
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