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Is Prince getting ready for a tour?



purplerain460.jpgDearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life. And it'd all be a whole lot easier getting through it if his royal purpleness Prince would do a nice long tour again.

Good news comes today from, which says Prince is planning a series of dates in Chicago. Technically, only one date -- Sept. 24 at the United Center -- has been formally announced, but there's indications it could become a longer series of shows. And maybe a tour? We can only hope.

Pollstar says Prince is working with Rebuild The Dream, an organization that "brings ordinary people together to rebuild communities and work towards a brighter economic future." Not sure how nonpartisan that sounds, but we'll take Prince anyway we can get him.

If you're curious what songs Prince has been playing live lately, here's the setlist for a May 30 show in Melbourne, Australia. And yes, it actually includes FOUR sets of encores.

  1. D.M.S.R.
  2. Pop Life
  3. Musicology
  4. Let's Work
  5. U Got The Look
  6. Lost & Found
  7. Guitar Jam
  8. I Could Never Take The Place of Your Man
  9. Crimson Clover
  10. I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man / Jailhouse Rock
  11. Nothing Compares 2 U
  12. Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)
  13. Love…Thy Will Be Done
  14. Mountains Instrumental - Everyday People
  15. The Dance Electric
  16. Purple Rain


  1. Take Me With U
  2. Raspberry Beret
  3. Cream
  4. Don't Stop Til You Get Enough / Cool

Encore 2:

  1. Controversy / Housequake chant
  2. Play That Funky Music [I Like Funky Music Chant]
  3. Let's Go Crazy
  4. Delirious

Encore 3:

  1. 1999
  2. Little Red Corvette
  3. When Doves Cry
  4. Hot Thing
  5. A Love Bizarre
  6. Darling Nikki
  7. Extraloveable
  8. Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
  9. Dance 4 Me
  10. I Would Die 4 U

Encore 4:

  1. Kiss

[Last modified: Sunday, September 2, 2012 12:34pm]


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