Piano & A Microphone Tour

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Piano & A Microphone Tour
Tour by Prince
Associated albumHITnRUN Phase One
HITnRUN Phase Two
Start dateFebruary 16, 2016 (2016-02-16)
End dateApril 14, 2016 (2016-04-14)
Legs2
No. of shows11 in Oceania
9 in North America
20 total
Prince concert chronology

The Piano & A Microphone Tour was the final concert tour by American recording artist Prince.[1][2] In a December 2015 interview in anticipation of the tour, he said that "I’m doing it to challenge myself, I won’t know what songs I’m going to do when I go on stage. I won’t have to, because I won’t have a band".[3]

It became Prince's final tour due to his sudden death on April 21, 2016, a week after the last performance of the tour.

Personnel[edit]

Setlist[edit]

Setlist of February 16, 2016, at the State Theatre, Melbourne, Australia[4]

Early Show

  1. "Confluence" (pre-recorded instrumental intro)
  2. "Big City"
  3. "Ruff Enuff"
  4. "Little Red Corvette" / "Dirty Mind"
  5. "A Place In Heaven" (instrumental)
  6. "Money Don't Matter 2 Night"
  7. "Waiting in Vain" / "If I Was Your Girlfriend"
  8. "How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore?"
  9. "The Ladder"
  10. "1000 X's & O's"
  11. "When She Comes"
  12. "Satisfied"
  13. "I Love U in Me"
  14. "Automatic"
  15. "Sometimes It Snows in April" (includes "Purple Rain" instrumental elements)
  16. "The Beautiful Ones"
Encore
  1. "Raspberry Beret"
  2. "Starfish and Coffee"
  3. "Paisley Park"
  4. "Adore"

Late Show

  1. "Confluence" (pre-recorded instrumental intro)
  2. "The Love We Make"
  3. "Over the Rainbow"
  4. "Batman Theme"
  5. "Big City"
  6. "Ruff Enuff"
  7. "Little Red Corvette" / "Dirty Mind"
  8. "With You" (instrumental)
  9. "The Ballad of Dorothy Parker" (includes "Four" snippet)
  10. "The Max"
  11. "I Wanna Be Your Lover"
  12. "Do Me, Baby"
  13. "Sweet Thing"
  14. "How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore"
  15. "Waiting in Vain" / "If I Was Your Girlfriend"
  16. "The Ladder"
  17. "The Beautiful Ones"
  18. "1000 X's & O's"
  19. "Black Muse"
  20. "Raspberry Beret"
Encore
  1. "Starfish and Coffee"
  2. "Paisley Park"
  3. "Purple Rain"
Notes
  • The first show on February 16, in Melbourne, Australia, Prince dedicated performances of "Little Red Corvette", "Dirty Mind", "The Ladder", "The Beautiful Ones" and "Adore" in special tribute to ex-girlfriend singer-actress Vanity, who died on February 15, 2016.[5] He also shared memorable heart-felt stories when they were together.[6]
  • During the first show Prince also performed "A Place in Heaven", an unreleased instrumental track from 1983 or 1984, seemingly in connection with the passing of Vanity.

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Oceania
February 16, 2016 Melbourne Australia State Theatre
February 17, 2016
February 20, 2016 Sydney Sydney Opera House
February 21, 2016 State Theatre
February 24, 2016 Auckland New Zealand ASB Theatre
February 25, 2016 Perth Australia Perth Arena
North America
January 21, 2016 Chanhassen United States Paisley Park
February 28, 2016 Oakland Paramount Theatre
March 4, 2016 Oracle Arena
March 21, 2016 Montreal Canada Théâtre Maisonneuve
March 25, 2016 Toronto Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
April 14, 2016 Atlanta United States Fox Theatre
Cancellations and/or rescheduled shows
April 7, 2016 Atlanta Fox Theatre Rescheduled to April 14, 2016[7]
December 11, 2015 Paris, France Opéra Garnier Deprogramming for the attacks of November 13, 2015 in Paris

Box office score data[edit]

Venue City Tickets Sold / Available Gross Revenue
Perth Arena Perth 12,057 / 13,206 (91%) $1,554,860
Paramount Theatre Oakland 5,668 / 5,792 (98%) $1,244,813
Oracle Arena 16,940 / 17,324 (98%) $2,707,586
Fox Theatre Atlanta 9,022 / 9,162 (98%) $1,811,410

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Prince 'Piano & a Microphone' tour 2016 - Dainty Group". Dainty Group. Retrieved 2016-05-02.
  2. ^ "Prince To Kick Off North American Solo Piano Tour In Oakland Sunday". Retrieved 2016-05-02.
  3. ^ Petridis, Alexis (2015-11-12). "Prince: 'Transcendence. That's what you want. When that happens – Oh, boy'". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2016-05-01.
  4. ^ Todd, Nathan (February 18, 2016). "Prince pays tribute to Vanity at his concert in Melbourne". AXS. Retrieved May 23, 2016.
  5. ^ Adams, Cameron (February 17, 2016). "Prince's Private Purple Party". AU News. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
  6. ^ Kreps, Daniel (February 17, 2016). "Prince pays tribute to Vanity at Australia concert". Rolling Stone. Retrieved May 19, 2016.
  7. ^ Stinchcomb, La-Keya (March 29, 2016). "Prince concert rescheduled for April 14". CBS46. WGCL-TV Atlanta. Retrieved May 23, 2016.