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Purple Rain Tour


More costume changes than Liza Minelli.

Coinciding with the 14 December 1984 release of the movie Purple Rain. It enjoyed considerable media interest as a result, and over 300 reporters would attend its inaugural show. The support acts were Shelia E. and Appolonia 6. The props for the shows featured a purple bath tub. During the 23 February 1985 show Prince was joined on stage by both Bruce Springsteen and Madonna to sing Baby I’m A Star at the Inglewood Forum, and the 30 March show was filmed and televised to 15 million viewers and later released on VHS after the tour had finished. The Purple Rain Tour visited almost 100 arenas and would sell in total of 1.7 million tickets. Five days before the conclusion of the tour his manager, Steve Fargnoli announced Prince’s indefinite retirement from performing. The Purple Rain Tour amassed $30million and became one of highest grossing of all time.

The Revolution

Bobby Z.
Wendy Melvoin
Matt "Dr." Fink
Lisa Coleman
Bass Guitar
Eric Leeds
Sheila E.

Total dates played

  • 98 shows from 4 November 1984 to 7 April 1985

Sample setlist

  1. Let’s Go Crazy
  2. Delirious
  3. 1999
  4. Little Red Corvette
  5. Free
  6. Take Me With U
  7. How Come You Don’t Call Me Anymore?
  8. Do Me, Baby
  9. Let’s Pretend We’re Married
  10. International Lover
  11. Father’s Song
  12. God
  13. Computer Blue
  14. Darling Nikki
  15. The Beautiful Ones
  16. When Doves Cry
  17. I Would Die 4 U
  18. Baby I’m A Star
  19. Purple Rain

Supporting album

Purple Rain

Purple Rain

Warner Bros. Records

25 June 1984
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