Jam of the Year Tour

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Jam of the Year Tour
Tour by Prince
Associated album Emancipation
Start date July 1, 1997
End date January 23, 1998
Prince concert chronology
Love 4 One Another Charities Tour
(1997)
Jam of the Year Tour
(1997–98)
New Power Soul Tour
(1998)

Jam of the Year Tour is a tour made in the Americas by Prince from July 21, 1997 to January 23, 1998. The tour breaks the record for the biggest tour in the Americas by the same artists performed during the Purple Rain Tour. The group of The New Power Generation was completely new. Some songs from the album Emancipation were played, and others from Chaos and Disorder.[1]

Band[edit]

  • Prince (vox, guitar, piano)
  • Kirk Johnson (drums)
  • Rhonda Smith (bass, vox)
  • Morris Hayes (keyboards)
  • Kat Dyson (guitar)
  • Mike Scott (guitar)

Set lists[edit]

Set list of July 21, 1997, at the Pine Knob Music Center, Clarkston, Michigan[2]

  1. DAT intro: "Please take your seats"
  2. "Jam of the Year"
  3. "Talkin' Loud and Sayin' Nothing" (includes "Rock 'n' Roll is Alive! (and It Lives in Minneapolis)" instrumental coda)
  4. "Purple Rain"
  5. "Little Red Corvette"
  6. "Get Yo Groove On" (includes "Six" sample)
  7. "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World"
  8. "Face Down" (includes "777-9311" instrumental interpolation)
  9. "The Cross"
  10. "One of Us"
  11. "Do Me, Baby" (includes "Adore", "Insatiable", "Scandalous!" and "How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore?" interpolations)
  12. "Sexy MF" (includes "♥ or $" instrumental interpolation)
  13. "If I Was Your Girlfriend"
  14. "Take Me with U"/"Raspberry Beret" (includes "Mr. Happy" instrumental coda)

Encore

  1. "Girls & Boys"/"Erotic City" (spoken lyrics)
  2. "Sleep Around" (includes James Brown's "I Feel All Right" samples, and "Take the "A" Train" interpolation)
  3. "Baby I'm a Star"/"1999"

Setlist of January 2, 1998, at the Kiefer UNO Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana[3]

  1. DAT intro: "Please take your seats"
  2. "Jam of the Year"
  3. "Talkin' Loud and Sayin' Nothing"
  4. "Let's Work"
  5. "Delirious" (includes "Rock 'n' Roll is Alive! (and It Lives in Minneapolis)" instrumental coda)
  6. "Purple Rain"
  7. "Little Red Corvette"
  8. "I Would Die 4 U" "Six" / "Get Yo Groove On" incl. "Jingo-Lo-Ba" interpolation
  9. "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World"
  10. "Face Down"
  11. "I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man"
  12. "The Cross"
  13. "Dreamin' About U"
  14. "Do Me, Baby" (includes "Adore", "Insatiable", "Scandalous!" and "How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore?" interpolations)
  15. "Sexy MF" (includes "♥ or $" instrumental interpolation)
  16. "If I Was Your Girlfriend"

piano set

  1. "Louisiana Angel" improvised blues
  2. "The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker"
  3. "Darling Nikki"
  4. "Diamonds and Pearls"
  5. "The Beautiful Ones"

end piano set

  1. "How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore?"
  2. "Take Me with U"/"Raspberry Beret" (includes "Mr. Happy" instrumental coda)

Encore

  1. "(Eye Like) Funky Music" (includes " Give It Up Or Turn It A Loose" interpolation)
  2. "Baby I'm a Star"/"1999"

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
July 12, 1997 Clarkston United States Pine Knob Music Center
July 23, 1997 Wantagh Jones Beach Amphitheatre
July 25, 1997 Boston Fleet Center
July 26, 1997 Philadelphia CoreStates Center
August 1, 1997 Landover USAir Arena
August 2, 1997 Charlotte Charlotte Coliseum
August 3, 1997 Atlanta Coca-Cola Lakewood Amphitheatre
August 5, 1997 Oklahoma City Myriad Convention Center
August 8, 1997 San Antonio Alamodome
August 9, 1997 Dallas Coca-Cola Starplex Amphitheatre
August 10, 1997 Houston The Summit
August 13, 1997 Lafayette Cajundome
August 15, 1997 Miami Miami Arena
August 18, 1997 Raleigh Hardee's Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
August 20, 1997 Jackson Mississippi Coliseum
August 22, 1997 Nashville Nashville Arena
August 23, 1997 Memphis Pyramid Arena
September 13, 1997 Buffalo Marine Midland Arena
September 14, 1997 Wallingford Oakdale Theatre
September 16, 1997 Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center
September 19, 1997 Fairborn WSU-Ervin J. Nutter Center
September 20, 1997 Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Civic Arena
September 21, 1997 Baltimore Baltimore Arena
September 24, 1997 Calgary Canada Canadian Airlines Saddledome
September 26, 1997 Vancouver GM Place
September 27, 1997 George United States The Gorge Amphitheatre
September 28, 1997 Portland Rose Garden
October 1, 1997 Sacramento ARCO Arena
October 2, 1997 Fresno Selland Arena
October 4, 1997 West Valley City The E Center
October 5, 1997 Greenwood Village Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
October 10, 1997 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre
October 11, 1997 Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl
October 12, 1997 Irvine Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
October 24, 1997 Paradise MGM Grand Garden Arena
October 25, 1997 Phoenix Desert Sky Pavilion
October 28, 1997 Albuquerque Tingley Coliseum
October 29, 1997 Las Cruces NMSU Pan American Center
October 31, 1997 Mobile Mobile Civic Center
November 2, 1997 Austin Frank C. Erwin Jr. Special Events Center
November 4, 1997 Columbia Carolina Coliseum
November 5, 1997 Lexington Rupp Arena
November 6, 1997 Knoxville Thompson–Boling Arena
November 8, 1997 Greensboro Greensboro Coliseum Complex
November 9, 1997 Cincinnati The Crown
December 8, 1997 Fargo Fargodome
December 10, 1997 Minneapolis Target Center
December 11, 1997
December 13, 1997 Cedar Rapids Five Seasons Center
December 14, 1997 Omaha Omaha Civic Auditorium
December 16, 1997 Ames Hilton Coliseum
December 17, 1997 Milwaukee Bradley Center
December 18, 1997 Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena
December 27, 1997 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills
December 30, 1997 Dallas Reunion Arena
December 31, 1997 Houston Compaq Center
January 2, 1998 New Orleans Kiefer UNO Lakefront Arena
January 3, 1998 Little Rock T.H. Barton Coliseum
January 4, 1998 Kansas City Kemper Arena
January 5, 1998 Evansville Roberts Municipal Stadium
January 8, 1998 Atlanta Fox Theatre
January 9, 1998
January 10, 1998
January 13, 1998 Tampa Ice Palace Arena
January 22, 1998 Oakland The New Arena in Oakland

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jam Of The Year World Tour". Prince Vault. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  2. ^ "21 July, 1997". Prince Vault. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  3. ^ "02 January, 1998". Prince Vault. Retrieved 2012-03-24.