PRINCE & 3rdEyeGirl Groove At The Grove! Night 1 Review & Set Lists

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PRINCE & 3rdEyeGirl brought the funk n roll to the City National Grove of Anaheim yesterday for 2 shows. If you’re smart and in the area, you will be at The Grove tonight for the last of a 2 night stand.

Out of all the venues I have seen the Live Out Loud tour at, the Grove is definitely the loudest. You might want to bring ear plugs. Don’t worry, PRINCE’s guitar and voice can be heard clearly on the Grove’s system. Also, The Grove is taking PRINCE’s wishes of no photography VERY seriously. They are on it. So seriously that I had to write my review and set list old school style…on pen and paper. Not so easy in the dark…and my handwriting isn’t exactly that great!

The Grove had their stuff together. There seemed to be a mix up with the wristbands for the pit area for the second show but not going to mention what it was so no one tries it tonight and I’m sure the Grove will have that in order as well. Classy V.I.P. area and treatment compared to Las Vegas & San Diego. That extra touch makes things that much more enjoyable.

I will come back in further detail to give a review but will say that both shows were high energy for 3rdEyeGirl and the Orange County crowd. During “Purple Rain” when PRINCE felt the crowd was not loud enough, he said “we are a little bit far from Hollywood, let me hear your voices” and that might be why there is no Los Angeles tour date at all (yet) on this tour. The industry crowd would be too cool to sing along when we all know it is better together.

If you were at the shows, please share your thoughts and reviews in the comments section.  Thank you.

In the middle of the 2nd show, the set list changed dramatically, as you can see below by clicking on the continue reading button.-DocFB

P.S. Special shout out to Tony Kanal of No Doubt who was in heaven with this band and the set lists. Tony knows his P shhh and was great being able to talk to him and get his thoughts on stuff. Great guy. Great musician.

Diagnosis: Cali4nia…knows how 2 party….

Set List Show 1

Let’s Go Crazy
She’s Always In My Hair
I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man
Plectrum Electrum
I Like It There
When We’re Dancing Close & Slow
Cause & Effect
Let’s Go
Crimson & Clover/Wild Thing
Little Red Corvette (Joshua Welton on keys)
Purple Rain


U Got The Look (w/Nicole Sherzinger) was wearing a very cool 3rdEyeGirl dress. She should know the lyrics to “U Got The Look” though

Set List Show 2

Let’s Go Crazy
She’s Always In My Hair
I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man
Plectrum Electrum
Sometimes It Snows In April
Cause & Effect

The Max
When Doves Cry
Nasty Girl groove
Sign O The Times
Forever In My Life
A Love Bizzare
Pop Life
I Would Die 4 U snippet
Pheremone groove
How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore
Nothing Compares 2 U
Purple Rain



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  • twinkly1
    Posted at 12:02h, 13 May

    As the ancestors witnessed, in a moment of clarity no peyote is necessary. Prince gets you “high” by permeating your intellect and senses. The Word.

  • Lars
    Posted at 20:15h, 10 May

    One song I don’t see 3rd Eye Girl playing at all on the Live Out Loud Tour is … “Live Out Loud”. That’s a bit odd, isn’t it?

  • Debbie a.k.a thareelqueenbee
    Posted at 15:33h, 09 May

    DOC U have done it again I am so HAPPIE U got a chance 2 Experience tha PURPLE ROCK! U went from Vegas, San Diego and now the Finale at the Grove. What an incredible experience U have had with Prince and 3rd Eye Girl. GOSH I’m so HAPPIE 4 U and I’m so GLAD that along the way I could come here 2 U’re blog and read ALL about it and feel as if I was on this PURPLE ROCK journey with U. Thank, Thank, Thank U so much 4 keeping the PURPLE PEEPZ N tha LOOP. 😉 Wish I could have been with U 4 REAL at the shows but that day will come REAL soon. See U on tha PURPLE side.

  • Herman
    Posted at 14:15h, 09 May

    Doc, is Prince recording these shows for release on blu-ray discs or any other format for those of us on the East Coast, Virginia in particular, who cannot attend these amazing shows? He also needs to release his last shows in Montreaux.

  • M21nights
    Posted at 11:36h, 09 May

    I love all these reviews, thanks Doc! And what Anonymous said earlier is exactly how I feel about these shows – I get so excited just reading about what Prince is doing on this tour … it sounds so fresh and energetic & full of passion for the music! Thank U Prince for giving us all so much to smile about … even from far away. 🙂

  • Truth444
    Posted at 06:25h, 09 May

    Sounded like an awesome set and shows! Wish I could have been there. When I saw him from the VIP section during the W2A tour, My back was so painful it was “almost” unbearable. His music made me feel much better, especially when he knelt down to our table to give the girl a high five… he was mere inches away from me :). I am disabled with 3 herniated discs, and when my wife found out he was coming to our state, she paid for me and my sister to go see him. Those were expensive tickets but the best thing that I ever got to do. God bless you, Prince!

  • Cookie
    Posted at 02:42h, 09 May

    OMG – I just got home from the late show at The Grove & I am amazed, inspired, fulfilled, &, well….hot & wet, of course. The “little man” gone & done it for me again, & it never gets old…like him!!!! AMEN Brother! Your music & your message is pure for sure, & we are blessed to be able to enjoy it in an intimate setting like the Grove, or the DNA (where I was as well). So – Thank-you! Gracias! Merci beaucoup! & Thank-you again! Keep it comin, my brotha! Cuz I caint git enuffffff!!!! & I know I’m not the only one!!!! WE LOVE YOU, my beautiful Purple One. Fin. xoxox <3

  • ~b
    Posted at 02:25h, 09 May

    Hi Doc,

    I was lookin’ for you, but apparently I wasn’t looking close enough to the stage! Glad to hear you got up front!

    On your 2nd show setlist, I think everything from When Doves Cry through Pheremone was on the sampler keyboard. And 2nd Encore starts with How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore.

  • ~b
    Posted at 02:19h, 09 May

    I was at the 2nd show 1st night. The sound was great. The guitar miking was *very* clean. The keyboard sound needed a bit of help (and they did fix it the 2nd night).

    But those strobes were a bit, uh, shall we say “overpowered?” I thought someone might get a seizure. We all probably left with a suntan. Seriously, you could see them with your eyes closed! And the extra-bright jumbotron behind the band, combined with a lack of front lighting, meant we were looking at silhouettes most of the night. I was at DNA Lounge a couple weeks ago and I loved seeing Hannah’s face when she was playing; she looked like the happiest person in the whole room. Couldn’t see her much at all in Anaheim.

    Highlight of the show for me was the totally unexpected How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore. Just him and the keyboard, doing a totally straight version all the way through, reminding everyone that the man can *sing.* It was *awesome.*

  • Mdclancy90
    Posted at 20:23h, 08 May

    Second show was insane. Going back for second show tonight.

  • Nice1Dave
    Posted at 19:20h, 08 May

    Can’t wait for tonight – i have tix for 2nd show – any suggestions on getting best place to stand?

  • Sheryl
    Posted at 18:41h, 08 May

    I loved the first show SO much…so….I….well…I just bought tickets for the LAST show tonight!!! I cannot wait!!!

  • Lindsey
    Posted at 18:27h, 08 May

    I was at the 8:00 show!! I am still telling everyone I know about it!! Nothing compares to Seeing Prince do what he loves on stage. He is a true genius and feels the music deep inside. I am on a purple high from it!! and dont get me started about 3rd Eye Girl! The girls rocked! This show was worth every penny 🙂

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 17:12h, 08 May

    Dr. If you can pass on my congratulations onto Prince for reinventing himself once again. This is truly bringing the funk back to the people who deserve it the most, his loyal fan base. I’m gutted I can’t be there in person but what I hear and see online has rejuvenated my passion for his music. Thank you Prince. Keep it going, you are making us truly happy. 🙂

  • Jesse
    Posted at 16:36h, 08 May

    I was at the second show and this is my 10th show and the best show I have seen. Prince is absolute genius. People complain about this and that….well all I can say is thank u Prince. The night was energetic, powerful and loud. Every song was perfect to me. If u can go to the show tonight- go….u won’t regret it.

  • Misa
    Posted at 16:14h, 08 May

    ADORE this man and his music, all my life! So hate that I couldn’t be there! Prince is the MAN of music, and I’ll forever adore his music! Thanks so much for the review.

  • Sheryl
    Posted at 16:06h, 08 May

    I was there for the 1st show. Doc, I saw you…I was to your left, at the rail behind the pit! A bit over in the corner…with no view of Hannah and the screen…but a clear, unobstructed view of Prince–who couldn’t have been more than 60 feet away.

    I was blown away! What a show! Scorching hot guitar with a funk edge. Non-stop energy. Loud? Yeah, I agree! I probably should have had ear plugs. I was actually feeling the “wind” from the speakers. But I did not want to muffle the music a bit! So, no ear plugs for me!

    My biggest regret is not seeing the 2nd show. As soon as I saw this post with the set lists…it was clear to me that Prince took a total left turn for the encore compared to other shows on this tour. I loved, loved, LOVED the show I saw, however–so no complaints…just feeling like I missed out on something special!! How long was the 2nd show?

  • Immanuel6
    Posted at 15:55h, 08 May

    This is so cool! I wish that I could have attended this concert!

  • Rich
    Posted at 15:00h, 08 May

    Are wristbands for the pit SUPPOSED to be given out first come, first serve?

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