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Dirty Mind Tour (1980/1) Dirty Mind Tour 1980/1

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You can’t take his music seriously.

At the personal invitation of Mick Jagger, Prince played as the support act for The Rolling Stones, for which he performed as the last two shows of the Dirty Mind Tour. But during the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum show, in front of 94,000 Rolling Stones rock fans, on 11 October 1981 he was famously booed off stage after completing just two songs Bambi and When You Were Mine, and again on the 12th during Jack U Off – the commotion of this incident is recalled in the song Pop Life in 1985.

It was also during the Dirty Mind Tour that Prince had his first European appearances (the Paridisco Club in Amsterdam, 29 May 1981, London’s Lyceum on June 2nd, and the Theatre Le Palace in Paris on the 3rd). André Cymone would leave the band upon the conclusion of the tour.


Bobby Z.
Dez Dickerson
Bass Guitar
André Cymone
Matt Fink
Lisa Coleman

Total dates played

  • 30 shows from 4 December 1980 to 11 October 1981


Sample setlist

  1. Do It All Night
  2. Why U Wanna Treat Me So Bad?
  3. Gotta Broken Heart Again
  4. Broken
  5. When U Were Mine
  6. Sexy Dancer
  7. Sister
  8. I Wanna Be Your Lover
  9. Head
  10. Still Waiting
  11. Party Up
  12. Uptown
  13. Crazy You
  14. Gotta Stop (Messin’ About)
  15. Dirty Mind
  16. Everybody Dance
  17. Bambi

Supporting album

Dirty Mind

Dirty Mind

Warner Bros. Records

8 October 1980
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