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Prince at SXSW, Noise11, Photo

Prince at SXSW

Prince Plays Deep Cuts And New Songs At Vancouver Show

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on April 17, 2013

in Live,News

Tickets were $250 (although those that waited until the day of the show paid as low as $50) and what the fans got for their money was a little over 1-1/2 hours of mostly new music.

Prince at SXSW, Noise11, Photo

Prince at SXSW

Prince opened his west coast tour on Monday night with two shows at the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver, giving the majority of fans little of what they want. While recent shows have been laden with hits, Monday’s had only had two, Let’s Go Crazy, in a slowed down tempo, and I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man. The rest of the show was a mix of new music with his band 3rd Eye Girl, covers, deep cuts and even an instrumental from one of his new band’s solo albums.

Early Show

Main Set

  • The Breakdown (New)
  • Endorphinmachine (from The Gold Experience, 1995)
  • Screwdriver (single, 2013)
  • She’s Always In My Hair (b-side of single Raspberry Beret, 1985)
  • Liathach (Ian Hardie cover)
  • I Could Never Take The Place Of Ur Man (from Sign O’ the Times, 1987)
  • Guitar (from Planet Earth, 2007)
  • Plectrum Electrum (from 3rd Eye Girl member Donna Grantis’ album Suites (as Elektra (Elektra Suites)), 2012)
  • FIXURLIFEUP (New, first broadcast on April 12, 2013)
  • I Like It There (from Chaos and Disorder, 1996)
  • When We’re Dancing Close and Slow (from Prince, 1979)
  • Bambi (from Prince, 1979)
  • 2Y2D (New)
  • Cause and Effect (Streaming release only, 2010)


  • Let’s Go Crazy (from Purple Rain, 1984)
  • Boom-Stratus (Billy Cobham cover)

Late Show

Main Set

  • Same as Early Show


  • Dreamer (from Lotusflow3r, 2009)
  • Let’s Go Crazy (from Purple Rain, 1984)
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