Earlier this week, he was in love with the Koko. Now...Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL
played the second show on their mini tour in aid of Autism Rocks
with a sell-out gig at Pacha in Dubai last night, February 4th 2015.
The enigmatic icon and his band arrived in Dubai fresh from a rapturously received show at London’s Koko on Monday night which saw the band once again showered with ecstatic reviews and acclaim on social media. The Guardian gave the show a five-star review calling Prince ‘the best in the business’ while Metro called 3RDEYEGIRL ‘Prince’s most exciting band in a quarter of a century’ in another rave review.
Hitting the stage the band played for over two hours with Prince setting fire to it from the get-go, launching into a roof-raising version of Lets Go Crazy which set the tone for the evening ahead. Playing hit-after-hit the band were joined on stage by Liv Warfield (vocals) and Joshua Welton (keyboards). Classics performed included Controversy, Lets Go Crazy, U Got The Look, 1999, Nothing Compares 2 U and Kiss, many complete with incendiary guitar solos and breathtaking instrumental breaks as the band showed their incredible musicianship song after song. Also included was a heart-wrenching rendition of Paloma Faith’s Only Love Can Hurt Like This featuring Liv Warfield and an amazing mash-up of the B-side favorite Pink Cashmere with the just released single, This Could B Us, from Prince’s latest release ART OFFICIAL AGE.
Prince then moved on to piano for a solo set including How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore, Diamonds and Pearls and a stellar The Beautiful Ones. Rejoined by the band for a final encore the triumphant night closed with many brought to tears as the entire venue sang along to Purple Rain.
The set was a top-to-bottom masterclass in the very best of Prince – incredible singing, electrifying guitar playing, breathtaking showmanship and some serious dance moves!
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