Prince has opened his Welcome2Australia tour with full coverage of his career dating back 1981’s ‘Controversy’ album.
Every show Prince does is completely different so don’t even expect this is how the show will look when he arrives in Melbourne on Monday, let alone the remainder of his Sydney shows.
As a prolific songwriter in the early part of his career Prince gave songs to Sinead O’Connor, Martika and his own band Vanity 6. He reclaimed those songs at the Sydney show. He also took possession of the Michael Jackson classic ‘Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough’.
Yeah, he may have said he was not going to do the hits anymore last time he was here. Lucky for us all he lied.
Here is the setlist for Prince at Allphones Arena, Friday May 11.
Gold (from The Gold Experience, 1995)
Jam Of The Year (from Emancipation, 1996)
Song Of The Heart (from Happy Feet)
Let’s Go Crazy (from Purple Rain, 1984)
Delirious (from 1999, 1982)
1999 (from 1999, 1982)
Little Red Corvette (from 1999, 1982)
Nothing Compares 2U (recorded by Sinead O’Connor)
Take Me With U (from Purple Rain, 1984)
Raspberry Berry (from Around The World In A Day, 1985)
Cream (from Diamonds and Pearls, 1991)
Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough/Cool (Michael Jackson cover/The Time cover)
Sometimes It Snows In April (from Parade, 1986)
Love Thy Will B Done (recorded by Martika)
Mountains/Dance Electric (from Parade, 1986/Andre Cymone cover)
When Doves Cry (from Purple Rain, 1984)
Hot Thing (from Sign O The Times, 1987)
Sign O The Times/Jungle Love (from Sign O The Times, 1987/The Time cover)
The Most Beautiful Girl In The World (from The Gold Experience, 1995)
4ever In My Life (from Sign O The Times, 1987)
I Would Die 4U (from Purple Rain, 1984)
Kiss (from Parade, 1986)
Purple Rain (from Purple Rain, 1984)
Controversy (from Controversy, 1981)
Peach (from The Hits2, 1993)
Remaining tour dates are: