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EXCLUSIVE Photos: Prince Rocks New York’s Madison Square Garden

Prince. Photo Courtesy of NPG Records For Use By Dr.Funkenberry.com

Prince at Madison Square Garden, NYC. Dec 29 | Copyright NPG Records 2010

Prince once again rocked Madison Square Garden last night with the fourth of his Welcome 2 America shows. These exclusive photos landed in our inbox just now - thanks to the purple one for sharing them. Hot, no?

Last night's openers were ol' skool band Mint Condition and the funkified Janelle Monae (who also joined Prince on stage for "If I Was Your Girlfriend" during his set). Rolling Stone had this to say about Prince's high-energy, hit-packed, sold-out show: "Such is the power of Prince: With songs as funky and fresh as that, the party doesn't ever stop." (full RS review here).

Were you at the show? Was it as funky as these pics??? -Dr.FB

Prince at Madison Square Garden, NYC. Dec. 29 | Copyright NPG Records 2010

NPG bass player Ida Nielsen at Madison Square Garden, Dec. 29 | Copyright NPG Records 2010

34 comments
Usha
Usha

I am in awe of this man! The concert was awesome and the energy from the crowd was so powerful. It ended too soon and I wanted to hear more of Prince. I agree with others that it would be cool to hear some newer music as well, but I am NOT complaining because I had an awesome time. What a night to remember. My dream would be to hear him in a small venue - maybe like an aftershow, but my ultimate dream would be to be a fly on the wall and watch him in his creative process writing lyrics and composing music.

Paul
Paul

I've seen many shows over the last 3 decades, but I don't recall any shows since the 80's where he stayed so primarily in the 80's. Save Question of u (The only new song in the show.. Call it the Gingerbread Man Remix) and Cream. Do to that and the arrangements, I would say it was different than any other Prince show as usual. No covers (except the Time's Cool, although I don't consider it a cover when he wrote it)... It was groovy, he sounded great. I can't really follow the plot right now. No 20Ten cd release (I expected he would have gave them away at the shows. No songs from that (or any albums after '91 (I see he did Layitdown at a prior NY/NJ show..) Whatever, I hope he keeps it coming. Thanks Prince.

LexAve456
LexAve456

All of Prince's shows here in NY/NJ were pure FIYAH!!!! The man is on some next shit and I LOVE IT!!! With that said, with the Jan 18th show coming up, I really, REALLY hope that NY gets an aftershow. Europe got one, NY needs one too. Also, while i am enjoying the hell out of these shows, I would love to hear some post 1995 music from Prince. Yes I know that the casual fans may not know about most if not all of that stuff, but why not find a cool and clever way to introduce them to the fans. There was so MUCH great stuff after WB and it would be a shame if there isn't a few songs represented on the 18th's show. If it doesn't happen, then life goes on and I will still enjoy the show but it would be great to have something extra for the diehards, that's all. In the end, Prince is showing my why I have stayed with Prince for 27 years and will be a fan for another 27 years with these shows. God bless Prince 4ever and ever!!!!!

prince_msg1
prince_msg1

Dig if you will this picture. It's a false front. They that "will" 2C God for what they "will" God to be will not see God. Only the will of God is that which will remove the blindness so that they that will to be within the will of God will see what truely is. Pointing up, doesn't mean you know what direction is down, nor does it mean you know which way is right and which way is center.

stkelkglu
stkelkglu

Prince probably wants to chill for a while, have some babies and create his greatest musical masterpiece. Would be a shame if his gift didnt get passed on!

Chocolatsis65
Chocolatsis65

K but after the 18th can u bring us some warmth n love???? me anyway! *hugs*

waterparkrules
waterparkrules

No backup dancers! UGH, we wanna see Prince dance Purple booty shakin and the best musicians in the world backing him up. Intimate shows where the focus is on him = legendary.

casey
casey

Prince is the best. Such a beautiful man, performer and musician..So exciting. Would like to see lady back up dancers again. That was great.

Arthur
Arthur

Just noticed he uses a teleprompter...don't blame him ...with so many hits!

eyeC
eyeC

all 4 Mountians of Money in a sea of Pain. What's the point?

2elijah
2elijah

The show on 12/29/10 at MSG was "off the hook". Prince blew the MSG audience away, especially with his rendition of "Question of U". Totally awesome...and then some!!!!!!

purplelylly
purplelylly

Your royal badness, pls tell us what's next after January... we are eager and hungry for more funK!!!

douglas
douglas

Great show indeed. My $50 seats were excellent too! I wonder why "welcome 2 america " was notplayed. Too realistic for the casual Purple Rain fan I guess?

Sugarpop
Sugarpop

Thanks for the pics doc.. He looks great as usual and it sounds like the show was really off the chain!! Thanks for ur updates too.. And yeah would really love if DVDs came out of these shows or better yet tour the rest of America??

Sugarpop
Sugarpop

Thanks doc for the pics! He looks absolutely great in his color (and mine too☺) and it sounded like the show was off the chain!! and also thanks for ur updates!!

custumofficeraskedme
custumofficeraskedme

"Black Muse" CN like this lyric very much!! I got it!!!!! But whereeeeee???

mike
mike

He just HAS to put out a DVD!!!

mike
mike

He HAS to put out a DVD of these shows!!!!!!!!

custumofficeraskedme
custumofficeraskedme

I know U r "Prince"!! I know U r "Rock star"!! I know U r "Musician"!! CN looooooooove ur guitar play!!! 22~yesterday in CN time.

UMId4u
UMId4u

thank U Dr. Prince rocks!!! I wish I was there...but very happy to see Prince enjoyed his stage!

custumofficeraskedme
custumofficeraskedme

What a crazy night!!! CN was there!!! CN was excite!!! CN was cry!!! Doesn't CN's huge words work???

Mirri
Mirri

4ever beautiful Prince tahnx 4 the pix

Mirri
Mirri

4ever beautiful Prince Thanx 4 the pix

imblessed26
imblessed26

The show was amazing!!! Probably my favorite of the 4 so far! He wrecked us! Can't wait for the Jan 18 show :-)

Chocolate_Box777
Chocolate_Box777

That shirt is fly. Prince looks like the Purple Rain Prince. His show seems like it is vintage Prince. Just straight up playing no tricks.........

Jessica Fennelly
Jessica Fennelly

oh dr i love ya! i just got up after sleeping nearly 12 hors after that amazing show and org hangout afterwards. to come online to see pics of that sexy purple shirt has me in eaven!!

Jessica Fennelly
Jessica Fennelly

oh i love u dr! after sleeping nearly 12 hrs to recover and to come online to see pics of that sexy purple shirt i'm in heaven!! hope to find pics of when it was open!!

Nance
Nance

Hot Pictures of Beautiful people !!

Twinkly1
Twinkly1

Ordinary words just do not capture the essence of Prince. smh So, thanks for the photos which certainly help to draw the picture. BTW = Ida Nielsen's attire is absolutely gorgeous.

Daphne
Daphne

I hate I missed this show...Prince looks amazing. So gorgeous and sexy, full of energy, and vocals were amazing. So glad you posted these. Wish I could have been there. I hear the ? of U was awesome with the Gingerbread Man implented. And Little Red Corvette, Do Me Baby, and I Wanna Be Your Lover...amazing!

CJBabyDaddy
CJBabyDaddy

OK, spill it. Doc. What time tomorrow do the Prince Last-Second NYE Midnight Hit-n-Run Surprise Jam 'Til The Break O' Dawn tickets go on sale and where the jam gon' be and what's a good hotel and restaurant nearby and how do I contact you so you can put in a word to get me in stagefront and -- more importantly -- what happened to your Lakers against my Spurs the other night? ;-)

iPFL
iPFL

Thanks Doc, the KID was dressed 2 The 9's wasn't he ??? Think he wasn't ... ;0)

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