Dirty Mind Tour
|Tour by Prince|
|Associated album||Dirty Mind|
|Start date||December 4, 1980|
|End date||April 6, 1981|
|Number of shows||30|
|Prince concert chronology|
The tour focused on material from Prince's second and third albums, and marks the debut of Lisa Coleman on keyboards, replacing Gayle Chapman who left following the previous tour. Prince had begun playing "Head" during the Prince Tour, which ultimately caused her to leave the band as she felt the song's lyrics and on-stage antics conflicted with her religious beliefs. After the tour, the band would be further depleted by the departure of bassist André Cymone. Cymone would leave over a number of grievances with Prince—a number of which were that his contributions to Prince's music went uncredited, his lack of input in the studio, and most of all he was ready to start his own career—but some feel that his bitter feelings toward Prince stem from his belief that he should have been treated better after his family offered Prince a home when he left his father's house. Cymone would later claim that Prince stole many of his ideas that were used for The Time and that he created the bassline for Controversy's "Do Me, Baby".
Additionally, with this tour Prince updated his look. After being told by his managers he could not wear spandex pants without any underwear, Prince began performing in a long trench coat, black high heeled boots and leggings, and just bikini brief trunks.
- Curtiss A
The Dirty Mind Tour focused heavily on Dirty Mind, along with the fan-favorites from Prince. Typically the concert started with "Do It All Night", followed by "Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?" and "Gotta Broken Heart Again". This sometimes led into the unreleased "Broken". "When You Were Mine" was sometimes followed by the unreleased (and later B-side) "Gotta Stop (Messin' About)". "Sexy Dancer" was usually followed by "Sister". The sweet "I Wanna Be Your Lover" segued into "Head" — a tradition which continued into later tours. The ballad "Still Waiting" cooled things down before the audience was urged to "Partyup". "Uptown" and "Dirty Mind" were also regular numbers, completing all of the album tracks.
- "Do It All Night"
- "Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?"
- "Gotta Broken Heart Again"
- "When You Were Mine"
- "Sexy Dancer"
- "I Wanna Be Your Lover"
- "Still Waiting"
- "Crazy You"1
- "Gotta Stop (Messin' About)"
- "Dirty Mind"
- "Everybody Dance"1
1performed on March 9th, at Sam's Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Music Director,Guitar, Vocals: Prince
- Drums: Bobby Z.
- Guitar: Dez Dickerson
- Piano, Keyboards: Lisa Coleman
- Bass: André Cymone
- Keyboards: Matt Fink
Prior to the Dirty Mind Tour, Prince took his band to Europe for three shows in Amsterdam, London and Paris.
|North America—Leg 1|
|December 4, 1980||Buffalo||United States||Shea's Buffalo|
|December 5, 1980||Washington, D.C.||Warner Theatre|
|December 7, 1980||Raleigh||Civic Center|
|December 10, 1980||New York City||The Ritz|
|December 11, 1980||Charleston||Charleston Civic Center|
|December 12, 1980||Chattanooga||Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium|
|December 13, 1980||Nashville||Tennessee Theatre|
|December 14, 1980||Atlanta||Fox Theatre|
|December 18, 1980||Memphis||Ellis Auditorium|
|December 20, 1980||Detroit||Cobo Arena|
|December 26, 1980||Chicago||Uptown Theatre|
|North America—Leg 2|
|March 9, 1981||Minneapolis||United States||Sam's Theater|
|March 11, 1981||Royal Oak||Royal Oak Music Theatre|
|March 13, 1981||Atlanta||Agora Ballroom|
|March 15, 1981||Virginia Beach||Rogues|
|March 16, 1981||Baltimore||??|
|March 17, 1981||Boston||Metro|
|March 18, 1981||Cherry Hill||Emerald City|
|March 20, 1981||Ypsilanti||Bowen Field House|
|March 22, 1981||New York City||The Ritz|
|March 24, 1981||Chicago||Park West|
|March 24, 1981|
|March 26, 1981||Denver||Rainbow Music Hall|
|March 29, 1981||San Francisco||The Stone|
|March 31, 1981||West Hollywood||Flipper's Palace|
|April 3, 1981||San Antonio||Majestic Theatre|
|April 4, 1981||Dallas||McFarlin Memorial Auditorium|
|April 5, 1981||Houston||Hofheinz Pavilion|
|April 6, 1981||New Orleans||Saenger Theatre|
- Alex Hahn (2003). "Possessed: The Rise And Fall Of Prince". Billboard Books.
- Jason Draper (2008). "Prince: Life & Times". Jawbone Press.
- Princevault.com - March 9, 1981