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Parade Tour


It was so slick, so professional; choreography doesn’t seem an apt enough word.

The Parade Tour began in the northern USA as a hit and run tour. Because it was Prince‘s first tour since 1984, it was initially intended to be a world tour but instead was kept a low key affair. Playing small venues and the shows announced at very short notice, tickets sold out fast an in very high demand – some attendees offering as much as $300 per ticket. The Parade Tour proper (also known as the Under The Cherry Moon Tour) began when the shows moved to Europe – where the Parade album had sold better. The tour up-scaled to arenas and was supported by Sheila E., immediately selling out its entire allocation of 150,000 tickets. The tour was plagued with disagreements amongst the band members, caused by the expansion of members of the Revolution line up, and triggered the eventual disbanding of the group one month after the tour’s final show.

The Revolution

Bobby Z.
Bass Guitar
Wendy Melvoin
Miko Weaver
Matt "Dr." Fink
Lisa Coleman
Eric Leeds
Matthew Blistan "Atlanta Bliss"
Greg Brooks

Total dates played

  • Hit And Run Tour (USA & Canada)
    11 shows from 3 March to 3 August, 1986
  • Parade Tour (Europe & Japan)
    19 shows from 12 August to 9 September, 1986

Sample setlist

  1. Around The World In A Day
  2. Christopher Tracy’s Parade
  3. New Position
  4. I Wonder U
  5. Raspberry Beret
  6. Delirious
  7. Controversy
  8. A Love Bizzare
  9. Do Me, Baby
  10. Automatic
  11. D.M.S.R.
  12. When Doves Cry
  13. Under The Cherry Moon
  14. Anotherloverholonyohead
  15. Head
  16. Pop Life
  17. Girls & Boys
  18. Life Can Be So Nice
  19. 1999
  20. Mountains
  21. Purple Rain
  22. America
  23. Kiss

Supporting album



Warner Bros. Records

31 March 1986
US Chart Peak
UK Chart Peak

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