01 May PRINCE & 3rdEyeGirl Tempe Arizona Night 1 Set List & Reviews
PRINCE & 3rdEyeGirl took over Tempe tonight and were joined by funk and bass legend Larry Graham!
For the set list and reviews, click on the continue reading button below.-DocFB
Diagnosis: At the corner of Alphabet St. and Larry Graham Avenue
Set List (provided by a No-Name Reporter…)
Let’s Go Crazy w/Frankenstein
She’s Always In My Hair
The Love We Make(!)
Sex Machine (w/Larry Graham)
Sing A Simple Song (w/Larry Graham)
I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man
Cause & Effect
Crimson & Clover
Sampler Set (Not In Order…?)
Sign O The Times
When Doves Cry
The Most Beautiful Girl In The World snippet
I Would Die 4 U
Dance 4 me remix snippet
Mr. Goodnight snippet
Alphabet St. (w.Larry Graham)
If you were at show, please provide reviews in comments. Thank you.
MitchPosted at 21:44h, 01 May
I have had a lot of time to reflect on how awesome last night was and wanted to share a more comprehensive review. Hope you enjoy!
My girlfriend (who is a first-timer but knows all of the rarities from me :-D) and I drove up from Tucson yesterday morning and got in line in the early afternoon. We were one of the first people there and got to know a lot of others in line. I was amazed at the amount of first time Prince concert-goers and a lot of people who were unfamiliar with much beyond Prince’s ‘hits.’ Soundcheck began at around 3:30 and we could hear the entire thing. Seemed like ‘Plectrum Electrum’ over and over again (I have a feeling Prince was doing some tricks with the lights after seeing how trippy the lights were later that night).
We also heard a lot of funky bass in the soundcheck (which is what made me instantly recognize that Larry Graham must be in the building). The line began getting restless and it seemed to be a lot of people who had little manners- obviously not hardcore Prince fans. Quite a few verbal arguments in line. Soon, the club owner walked up and told us that the show would be around 30 min late to accomodate a larger crowd and that Prince is only supposed to play a 75 minute show but we may get lucky.
Around 5:45, Elvis (Someone in Prince’s camp) came around and did a good job chatting with people in line and giving out a few VIP wristbands. Coincidentally, the people who were cutting in line and being rude did not get wristbands. Sidenote: it is ROUGHING it to figure out the balance between staying hydrated in the 100+ degree weather while trying to hold your bladder.
Doors opened a little after 6:30 and we got right in front of the stage. Right away, I noticed a second set of foot pedals in front of me and realized Larry had to be coming out. The 2-hour wait went by really, really fast listening to Chaka Khan, Ray Charles, George Benson, Marvin Gaye, etc… on the speakers. There seemed to be many fights going on and a lot of people getting kicked out. Hannah came out and joked around about no pictures. Security was selling water to people who could not move- this club was almost TOO FULL (thankful to have a more open section with the VIPs).
Finally, the curtains opened to Prince sitting on Hannah’s bass drum taking in the applause. He picked up his guitar and went into ‘Let’s Go Crazy.’ I absolutely love this version. It is absolutely bumping and has everybody into it! Much better than the call and response he was doing back in 2007-08 with this song. ‘Endorphinmachine’ was rocking as well. While I could tell most of the crowd was oblivious to this song, they were still very into it. Overall, the audience was into everything very deeply!
‘The Love We Make’ was killer. A great reprieve from the rocking guitars. Donna is one of Prince’s best guitarists. She knows the perfect fills and is really tasteful when she has to be and rocking when she knows she can rock. Great fit with Prince. ‘Guitar’ and ‘Bambi’ were awesome as well! Listening to Prince explain ‘Screwdriver’ makes me love it even more.
I was initially a little worried when Prince went into ‘Cause and Effect’ so early because I could see the setlist on the ground showing that as the last song and figured he may only do 1 or 2 encoures. I was wrong!
One of the best songs of the night was ‘ICNTTPOYM.’ WOW! Same kicked back, funky feel as ‘LGC’. Ida definitely took it down on bass and Prince and I actually made eye contact making that ‘fonky’ face and then we both smiled realizing we were doing it unconsiously. Prince was extremely playful through the night, leaning into the crowd, climbing the speakers, etc… Donna did the same and even skidded right in front of a guy who was leaning his head on the stage (?). She gave him quite the scare! I wish Ida would get more interactive with the crowd- she seemed a little uptight.
Finally, Larry came out. He got an AMAZING reaction from the crowd. He definitely deserved it. He interacted with the crowd and funked the bass like only he can. Besides people not liking his influence on Prince, I don’t understand why fans hold him in such low regard. He is one of the best bassists alive, and interacts amazingly with Prince.
A gaggle of girls were brought on stage to dance with Joshua and Elvis. I agree with fans, this sampler set was ehhhh. It is boring to watch these girls dance. However, I know this is the best part of the concert for very casual fans so it is a damned if you do, damned if you don’t scenario for Prince. However, girls were getting pushed up stage left and right which just made it uncomfortable for the audience as you are having to dodge a big girl getting thrown on stage. Joshua was good about telling people that there were enough girls up there as is.
Finally, best part of the night came- ‘Alphabet St.’ with Larry on bass. Hearinging the bass solo with Larry and all of it erupting in a jam session between him and Prince for about 8 minutes was the night’s highlight for me. As the lights went up, I noticed a pick that Prince had dropped right next to me on the stage, and quickly picked up a little memento.
Overall: Crowd was amazing about no pictures (from what I saw) but was very drunk and pushy. Many girls were just there to yell ‘Kiss me, Prince’ instead of listen to real music. However, at the end of the night Prince brought it and, as he said as he left, real music was made!
This argument that he is not worth the price is absurd. As many hardships I went through to see Prince (cost, standing for 10+ hours, holding my bladder, dehydration, etc…), I did not think of one of those facts when he walked on stage and haven’t thought of them since. Seeing Prince in a club was such a treasure. 3rd Eye Girl really is THAT GOOD and they are cohesive. While I am only 22, I have seen Prince 6 times, and this is the best yet.
As he got in his black suburban to leave the venue with Larry, I gave a big thumbs up. He works wonders with pure music. I came home and jammed out with inspiration the rest of the night (and will be until I see him again). THANK YOU 3RD EYE GIRL & PRINCE!
troy leePosted at 18:37h, 01 May
Prince rock the heat out of tempe az…this man is not human;he is an alien from a planet called genius..the show was amazing an worth a $1000 ticket..to all you haters….suck purple eggs
OliverPosted at 17:23h, 01 May
Tempe…..consider yourself lucky!! I saw him in Vegas and it sucked. I love Prince. So many people luv this man cuz there will never be another one like him. It felt like prince cut the concert short, there was no encore at all. The band was not introduced…HELL prince said goodnight and was gone y’all. LITERALLY!!! I was in shock ( still am). Fans start booing when they realized he was not coming back. I’m still irritated. Prince is the greatest musician of all time and Im gonna go see him in Denver in a week but he was clearly not feeling Vegas. Does anybody know why?
SaraPosted at 15:09h, 01 May
It was WAY too hot in the venue and people were grouchy. People were standing shoulder-to-shoulder for HOURS before the show started. The line started outside before 4pm, doors opened at 6:30pm, and the show did not start until 9pm. We got into the venue at 8:15 and were in the very back row.
Prince and Third Eye Girl KILLED IT. The show and music was awesome, no doubt about it.
I thought the length of the show was too short for the price of the tickets. I’m glad I went, but I would not pay $275 to do it again.
CamillePosted at 09:56h, 01 May
Opps I meant to type, `my very 1st outing sense relocation to AZ’
CamillePosted at 09:52h, 01 May
All I can say is I’m looking forward to celebrations shows at P.P. and I hope these ladies will be there too. I think they are the perfect rock backing band and individual artist of their own. They have all put a lot of work into what they have a passion for and that’s playing music. So looking forward to what’s to come next. If I was in the financial position I would be there again tonight for the second show after I went to my meeting. I would get there right in time.
Ladies of 3rdEyeGirl, keeping doing what you are doing. Don’t stop. Hannah, you were to funny and nice when giving the picture announcement. I spent my night with you all. My mind was not focus on trying to take no type of vid or such. No phone on me, purse, hands free so I could do exactly what I went to do have fun, party & dance all night none stop. Live in the moment aroundyou, those memories last a life time.
Thank you again Ida, Josh, Prince, Donna & Hannah for traveling to spent time with us. This was my very 1st here in AZ, I relocated about 3 yrs ago. Didn’t think I was going to see Prince anything for along time to come. He had not been here in many yrs. When I saw AZ on the tour announcement I knew I had to figure something out to go. I havnt bee able to find work here yet so funds were at zero. Some how I was able to get a tix. Just glad merging of the two shows work out. I needed this concert. So BIG THANK U to u all. If there is room for any type of assistance, I’m for hire. I come from a music background and love music so I’m ready. Have fun & take care.
doulgasPosted at 08:44h, 01 May
one long show sounds great!!
EnlightMentPosted at 08:17h, 01 May
Hold on tight Phoenix 3rdeyegirl is going to take it to a new level. There were a few with negative nrg but all said wooooow
He did what 4 encores with less the 5mins in between last night 😉
Was it hot? They told us it would be. Yes Were some rude? Yes.. did he start late? Yes they told us he would.
Was it worth working hard to keep positive nrg on the move? Boy howdy booyah I like it when u dance for me.
I mean that screwdeiver might hurt at first, but after that first couterclockwise turn u feel so much better:-D weRhereWhereRu
CourtneyPosted at 07:33h, 01 May
Yeah, we definitely didn’t get that message. They said nothing to us up front about the new start time. I’m going again tonight. I guess I’ll assume it will be the same then….. Doesn’t make the time I need to get in line any later though! Gotta love general admission!
AnonymousPosted at 07:21h, 01 May
I guess the people in the back of the line didn’t get the same information we were told. The show did not start late. Since the late show got canceled they pushed the start time back to 8:30. Prince hit the stage at 8:45. We were also told his contract was for a 75 minute show and anything beyond that would be a bonus. He ended up playing about 135 minutes.
AnonymousPosted at 06:38h, 01 May
The first five songs blew my mind. The Love We Make was excellent. I never thought I would ever hear that one live. The place was hot. The line… who knows I came late and still had a good spot on the floor. Larry Graham on the bass too cool. Someone in the crowd asked me who he was. Too funny. Not to diss whoever they were but you’re into Prince, paid $277 and you don’t know who Larry Graham is? So much for this concert being for the diehards.
This is the happiest I ever saw Prince on stage. It was great.
I can’t say I wished anything would have been different or any songs added or taken away. He played stuff that I never thought he would.
LoRaePosted at 06:12h, 01 May
The band was great. I didn’t appreciate the concert starting an hour late, and there was no explanation to why it was starting so late. Prince’s ticket prices are very high, and then he has the audacity to make his fans wait in standing room only. That speaks volumes. When Prince finally decided to show up, I thought it was a Prince impersonator. I know he is getting older, but it didn’t look like him. I also over heard other fans making the same comment. I wish he would have played more of his older music. Defiantly don’t think the concert was worth the $200.00 plus ticket price.
Camille`Posted at 03:40h, 01 May
Adding to what Enlightment said. It was hot…………goog funky hot. I needed this concert so bad and 3rdEyeGirl delivered. They didn’t miss a beat. EVERYBODY must go see this band before the tour has an end. I was in the VIP section right up front next to Donna ripping her guitar when she leaned in the crowd playing non-stop. That woman is bad on the licks. All of them had smiles for ever, Hannah, Donna, Prince, Ida, Josh and Larry. Such love and energy was being given to us and we tried to give it back in return as much as we could. Prince played not only his guitar but the crowd too. Prince laid back in the pit, they went crazy! He stay on the side I was on a lot. He sat down right in front of me on one of the monitors. started singing the words “Over & Over” from Crimson & Clover. He and I sang them to each other (over and over). It was cool. He a cool cat. The entire show was fab I think. Only a few more shows left in the states. Go support these shows you will be glad you did. Josh thank you for stopping to talk with me and accepting the lil something I had for the band. I wish you all a great rest of the tour and be careful upon returning home and going across the pond. Love you all and rest well.
Thank you Doc
Chocolatsis65Posted at 03:38h, 01 May
Camille`Posted at 03:30h, 01 May
Adding to what Enlightment said. It was hot…………goog funky hot. I needed this concert so bad and 3rdEyeGirl delivered. They didn’t miss a beat. EVERYBODY must go see this band before the tour has an end. I was in the VIP section right up front next to Donna ripping her guitar when she leaned in the crowd playing non-stop. That woman is bad on the licks. All of them had smiles for ever, Hannah, Donna, Prince, Ida, Josh and Larry. Such love and energy was being given to us and we tried to give it back in return as much as we could. Prince played not only his guitar but the crowd too. laid back in the pit, they went crazy! He stay on the side I was on a lot. He sat down right in front of me on one of the monitors. started singing the words “Over & Over” from Crimson & Clover. C
DPosted at 02:04h, 01 May
I think this is the right order:
Purple Rain – P on keys
TMBGITW & Purple Party People chant
Mr Goodnight snippet? & Arizona chant
Not sure where Dance 4 Me was, I missed that.
EnlightMentPosted at 01:43h, 01 May
Dude! Larry Graham, tHe person who sang the song we danced our 1st dance as a married couple, was there and having so much fun! Prince was smiling the whole night well all of the were, and Hanna could not smile any bigger. Josh everybody in tempe was smiling cause of the LOVE in the air. Whoever says Prince is back to his old self doesn’t know him at all. He didnt say any cuss words or dance nasty. He tells the packed house that wee need compassion and love to get through these hard times.
On a different note Doc Tempe worked 3rdeyegirl to the point Prince said, “your not going to let us go are u” something close, we screamed Noway! Hehe Donna rocked it to and played right in front of my son and I. We got to old her up while she made that guitar sing oh sing. Hanna just blew me away even better then her videos
on her website. The whole band was on point and was rested up nicely from Vegas.
I was a hoping Larry would show up since he was at a local funk feast mid April. Prince kept thanking us and we would not let him stop. After the finial encore he introduced the Band again, they all took a bow, and they all said thank you. 3rdeyegirl thanking us? I kept yelling THANK YOU OF THANK YOU. Wow did we need the screwdriver to unscrew our minds a little from the elevator.
I don’t know what happened in Vegas Doc, and I have nothing to compare this experience to, but Tempe was red hot, off the chain, if you got your money back oh u missed the party GOOD! We bought both shows for May1st, and almost got our money back for the late show. I am… No We are glad we changed our minds. We might have burned up our entertainment budget for the year in 4 hours, but this is what we need at the right time. Unwound and ready to keep pushing!!!
IF YOU MISSED THIS YOU NEED TO FIXURLIFEUP!!!!!!!!!
Sorry for the spelling and grammar, but it is 3am our time and my head is still buzzen!!! Who needed alcohol PRINCE GOIN GET YOU HIGH.
JasonPosted at 01:31h, 01 May
From reading the comments and the setlist, I will try and go to night 2.
Courtney, the Marquee is ALWAYS hot. No matter what time of year or how crowded it gets. The security is usually hit or miss. I’ve encountered some good people there and some useless employees who seem that they would rather just watch the show instead of work the show.
Sorry about the rude people you crossed paths with.
MitchPosted at 01:24h, 01 May
Full review tomorrow but for now, let me just say that Prince and Larry KILLED IT!! Wow! I am still in absolute awe. I was right up front and still am stretching my bones from being so funked up!! Prince was absolutely on point as was Donna
EyeNoReligion • Paisley Parked • Dan WoodsPosted at 00:49h, 01 May
“The Love We Make”. Hope Arizona appreciated that jam. I would have loved to hear that and hope that I do at a future jam. 1 of Prince’s best songs in my opinion. Doc hit the nail on the head with the exclamation point. it’s the joint.
Myles MatissePosted at 00:44h, 01 May
Set list looks okay. Not enough songs though…Not a fan of the sample set as it’s like getting your lover aroused and then leaving him or her hanging…And absolutely NOT a fan of ANY covers, which this set had too many of. And, while I dig Larry’s bass playing and legacy, his presence here is an unwanted surprise and makes me wonder why Prince didn’t invite Elisa on stage the other night when she came to the show.
DJ CrucialPosted at 00:43h, 01 May
Why? Just when I think we are done seeing Larry Graham. SO glad he was not in Vegas.
CourtneyPosted at 00:28h, 01 May
Alright, lets get the bad outta the way – Prince was an hour late to start. The venue was hot as hell, and not only was the crowd getting very cranky waiting hours in line, plus an extra hour inside, but there was plenty of drama in the crowd. Several fights broke out, people kept pushing, trying to cut past you….Security was absolutely useless at the Marquees.
Onto the good. Prince was in rare form tonight. He worked a very funky hard rock vibe all night long. Surprise guest Larry Graham shredded his bass with Prince in perfect sync. 3rdEyeGirl killed tonight. Prince was playful, he was gracious, and he even let the crowd touch not only him, but his guitar! He played a solid two hours, with 3 or 4 encores within that two hours.
Looking forward to tomorrow’s show, as I’m lucky enough to get to go to both. I just hope he starts on time tomorrow!!!!
Fan diagnosis: Prince was hotter than the temperature inside the Marquees!