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Published: 2014/03/10

Prince Plays Four Hour, Sixty-Song Setlist in Los Angeles

Prince performed a pair of surprise performances at The Palladium in Los Angeles this weekend, with the first show featuring a short seven-song set after Liz Wafield’s show. Saturday night, however, saw The Purple One deliver a sixty-song setlist over the course of four hours, Vintage Vinyl News reports.

The show contained five encores and covered a majority of the songwriter’s career, including songs from his solo repertoire, his work in The Family as well as The Time, plus several new cuts from his upcoming LP with 3RDEYEGIRL.

Earlier that week in Los Angeles, Prince made a surprise appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show for a lengthy interview as well as a performance that included the debut of his new song “FUNKNROLL.” Check out the full setlist from the Palladium show below.

Main Set

Big City (Unreleased)
Superconductor (from Andy Allo’s album Superconductor, 2012)
1999 (from the album 1999, 1982)
Musicology (from the album Musicology, 2004)
Extralovable (single, 2011)
Let’s Work (from Controversy, 1981)
Love Machine (from Graffiti Bridge, 1990)
U Got the Look (from Sign O’ the Times, 1987)
Nothing Compares 2 You (The Family’s The Family, 1985 / The Hits 1, 1993)
Take Me With U (from Purple Rain, 1984)
Raspberry Beret (from Around the World in a Day, 1985)
Cool (from The Time’s The Time, 1981)
The Sweeter She Is (unreleased)
Purple Rain (from Purple Rain, 1984)

Encore 1

Mutiny (from The Family’s The Family, 1985)
Old Friends 4 Sale (from The Vault…Old Friends 4 Sale, 1999)
People Pleaser (single, 2012)
Ain’t Gonna Miss You When U’re Gone (released on 3rdEyeGirl.com, 2013)
F.U.N.K. (single, 2007)
Dark (from Come, 1994)
Something in the Water (Does Not Compute) (from the album 1999, 1982)

Encore 2

We’re a Winner (Impressions cover)
I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You) (Aretha Franklin cover)
Satisfied (from 3121, 2006)
I Don’t Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing (Open the Door, I’ll Get It Myself) (James Brown cover)
Instrumental
Housequake (from Sign O’ the Times, 1987)
The Jam (Graham Central Station cover)
The Bird (from The Time’s Ice Cream Castle, 1984)
Jungle Love (from The Time’s Ice Cream Castle, 1984)
The Glamorous Life (from Sheila E’s The Glamorous Life, 1984)

Encore 3

Lost & Found (from Lianne La Havas’ Lost & Found, 2011)
Hot Thing (shortened version) (from Sign O’ the Times, 1987)
If I Was Your Girlfriend (shortened version) (from Sign O’ the Times, 1987)
Forever In My Life (from Sign O’ the Times, 1987)
When Doves Cry (shortened version) (from Purple Rain, 1984)
Nasty City (from Vanity 6’s Vanity 6, 1982) / 777-9311 (from The Time’s What Time Is It?, 1982)
Instrumental
Sign O’ the Times (shortened version) (from Sign O’ the Times, 1987)
I Would Die 4 You (shortened version) (from Purple Rain, 1984)
Pop Life (shortened version) (from Around the World in a Day, 1985)
Alphabet St. (shortened version) (from Lovesexy, 1988)
The Most Beautiful Girl in the World (sample) (single, 1984 / from The Gold Experience, 1995)
A Love Bizarre (from Sheila E.‘s Romance 1600, 1985)
Days of Wild (from Crystal Ball, 1998)

Encore 4

How Come You Don’t Call Me Anymore (b-side of single 1999, 1982)
The Beautiful Ones (from Purple Rain, 1984)
Diamonds and Pearls (from Diamonds and Pearls, 1991)
Sometimes It Snows in April (from Parade, 1986)
Act of God (from 20TEN, 2010)
What Have You Done For Me Lately (Janet Jackson cover)
Northside (NPG Music Club download, 2001)
(Theme Song From) Which Way is Up? (Stargard cover)
Partyman (from Batman, 1989)

Encore 5

Let’s Go Crazy (from Purple Rain, 1984)
Funknroll (unreleased)

Comments

There are 8 comments associated with this post

burning_beard March 10, 2014, 11:54:16

and arcade fire played how long?

jackstrawdc March 10, 2014, 12:07:08

Well damn…. that puts Bruce and the 1970s Dead to shame :-)

King Rhino March 10, 2014, 13:27:17

This is why Prince is still the motherfucking MAN!!

cosmicbein March 10, 2014, 16:14:02

There is no doubt that Jerry would approve.

aaron March 10, 2014, 20:07:32

looks more like a five set show with one encore. that’s just nuts. wish i was out there to see it.

timmy March 10, 2014, 21:59:29

Being from Minneapolis, I can attest that Prince does these impromptu shows all the time. Nothing as long as this, but when he gets the craving, he makes shit happen. I like a lot of his music, especially the funk. He is one of the greatest artists of his generation, and that’s saying a lot!

Doug S. March 11, 2014, 10:10:43

Daaaaaammmmmmmmmmnnnnnn!

Joe March 11, 2014, 19:26:46

OMG
PLEASE PLAY A RESIDENCY IN S.F. CALI.
may the purple yoda from minasota
rock it till he breaks it. duudes a damn genius.
remember when people were like “who the king of pop”
RIP Micheal, but this MFer is the KING

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