Musicology Live 2004ever

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Musicology Live 2004ever
Tour by Prince
Associated album Musicology
Start date March 27, 2004 (2004-03-27)
End date September 11, 2004 (2004-09-11)
Shows 89
Prince concert chronology
World Tour 2003
Musicology Live 2004ever
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Musicology Live 2004ever was a 2004 tour by Prince in North America to promote his Musicology album. The tour lasted from 27 March – 9 September 2004 and covered 96 dates throughout the United States and Canada, fetching a significant profit for Prince. It was attended by 1.47 million people in 2004, and was the top grossing tour of 2004 taking in $87.4 million.[1] Also, it involves Prince schooling people to back in the day music.[2] This tour is also family-friendly along with the One Nite Alone...Tour. There are clean lyrics and no explicit ones.[3] The tour is R&B themed along with soul, rock, funk, and pop. Rose Ann Dimalanta is also another touring keyboardist and vocalist for this tour.[4][5] Candy Dulfer is also the comic foil for this tour though she plays saxophone and lends her vocal talents.[6]

Set list[edit]

The typical set list usually consisted of the following, with some songs substituted for others throughout the tour:

(Acoustic Guitar Medley)

Also some rarities were performed at various venues, such as:

Despite being a tour for Musicology, only a few songs from the album were usually performed. However, Prince supplemented these with his extensive back catalog, both hits and more rare fan-favorites and a few notable cover versions.

Setlist of March 27, 2004, at the Lawlor Events Center, Reno, Nevada, United States[7]

Act I

  1. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction speech intro
  2. "Musicology" (includes "Tighten Up" interpolation)
  3. "Let's Go Crazy"
  4. "I Would Die 4 U"
  5. "When Doves Cry"
  6. "Baby I'm a Star" (includes "1999" intro)
  7. "Shhh"
  8. "D.M.S.R." (includes "The Way You Move" interpolation)
  9. "A Love Bizarre" (Instrumental)/"The Glamorous Life" (Instrumental)
  10. "I Feel for You"
  11. "Controversy"

Act II

  1. Interlude: Renato Neto solo keyboard (includes "Purple Rain" 'backwards crying' segue)
  2. Interlude: God
  3. "The Beautiful Ones"
  4. "Nothing Compares 2 U"
  5. "Insatiable"
  6. "Sign “☮” the Times"
  7. "The Question of U"/"The One" (includes "Fallin'" interpolation)
  8. "Let's Work"
  9. "U Got the Look"
  10. "Life o' the Party" (includes "Uptown Up" interpolation) (played over "Hot Pants" instrumental backing)
  11. "Soul Man" (Sam & Dave cover) (performed by Chance Howard)
  12. "Kiss"
  13. "Take Me with U" (includes "(Meet) The Flintstones", "Hollywood Swinging" and "Sanford and Son Theme (The Streetbeater)" horn interpolations) (includes "777-9311" drum coda)

Act III: Solo guitar set

  1. "Forever in My Life" (includes 'real players' improvised lyrics)
  2. "Little Red Corvette"
  3. "12.01"
  4. "7"

Act IV

  1. "Peach"
  2. "A Case of U"
  3. "Purple Rain"


  • Vocals and Guitar: Prince
  • Rhythm Guitar: Mike Scott
  • Bass and Vocals: Rhonda Smith
  • Keyboards: Renato Neto
  • Keyboards and Vocals: Chance Howard (temporarily on hiatus from The Time)
  • Drums: John Blackwell
  • Alto Saxophone: Maceo Parker
  • Saxophone and Vocals: Candy Dulfer
  • Saxophone: Mike Phillips
  • Trombone: Grey Boyer
  • Bass and Vocals: Rhonda Smith