Tue 21 Apr 2020

12 of Prince’s Most Iconic Performances

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Weather Forecast: Purple Rain.

This week we celebrate the groundbreaking music, artistry, and legacy of Prince- on the 4th Anniversary of his tragic passing. From acoustic slow jams to electrifying power ballads, here’s a look back at some of Prince’s most memorable performances throughout the years.

‘Purple Rain’ – NFL Superbowl Halftime Show (2007)

His unforgettable Superbowl halftime show in 2007, performing ‘Purple Rain’ during a torrential downpour…

‘Creep’ – Coachella (2008)

The collaboration we never knew we needed- Prince covering Radiohead’s ‘Creep’ during his Coachella set in 2008.

Let’s Go Crazy- Paisley Park (1999)

The outfit. The energy. The sass. Prince’s late night jams at his private Paisley Park estate were truly iconic…

‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’ – Hall of Fame Inductions (2004)

A dream team of Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne and Dhani Harrison teamed up to perform this stunning cover of ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’ – in tribute to George Harrison in 2004.

‘I Wanna Be Your Lover’ – Capitol Theatre (1982) 

Early footage of Prince’s live shows are like gold dust… So sit back and enjoy this rare clip of his classic  ‘I Wanna Be Your Lover’, performed in New Jersey in 1982!

‘Kiss’

We’re not sure when, or where this performance took place, but the dance moves Prince unleashes could put professional acrobats to shame…

‘Purple Rain’ Medley – Grammy’s (2004)

“Don’t hate us cause we fabulous”: Prince and Beyoncé teamed up for this iconic performance at the Grammys in 2004.

‘Sweet Thing’ – London (1998)

A dreamy cover of ‘Sweet Thing’, accompanied by the one and only Chaka Khan!

‘Sometimes it snows in April’ – Webster Hall (2004)

An acoustic rendition of his classic ‘Sometimes it snows in April’.

‘1999’ – Paisley Park (1999)

Say say two thousand zero zero party over, oops, out of time…

‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ – Paisley Park (1999)

Just. Wow….

 

What’s your favourite Prince performance?! Let us know at @gigsandtours

 

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