PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL just opened up their Hit & Run Part II UK tour in Birmingham playing a plethora of hits along with "What's My Name" a hardcore fan hit and the unreleased "Electric Intercourse" and "Empty Room".
It is being reported that during "Electric Intercourse" he would just say "Electric" over again but with no intercourse. Hmm.
I just stood 15 feet from Prince as he sang ELECTRIC INTERCOURSE for the first time in 30 years. What is life?
— S-Endz / Casey Rain (@CaseyRain) May 15, 2014
The show was also filmed professionally with multi-cameras via various comments on the Facebook fan page.
Everyday I'm reminded more and more of why I love @3RDEYEGIRL so much
— deseohh (@deseohh) May 15, 2014
PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL performed 2 shows at Ronnie Scott's in London late last night/this morning that is being described as one of the most intimate concerts the icon has ever done. Imagine him performing in your living room. People were that close.
André Rigedahl was there for the second show and had this to say about his experience:
Just over the moon of happiness and joy and live for music!
PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL invited us to their living room at Ronnie Scotts and it was a beautiful, intimate and intense experience. And I had the best seat in the house.
They played incredible versions and jams. Including "Nasty Girl" and "The Love We Make" and "Liatach".
He played keyboard for the most part and also did an amazing bass solo borrowing Ida's bass.
12h of queuing - very intense and exhausting but so worth it in the end.
The set list as I remember it.
They started playing "Stratus"
followed by a beautiful version of Liathach which Prince played with his eyes closed
Other songs played as I remember and not necessary in the right order was "The Max" with a "oooooh Funky Londooon” chant and Prince on bass with "Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)"
"Nasty Girl" evolved into a long "Nasty Girl Jam” session with solos from Ida & Donna. A love Bizzare had some really nice saxophone.
"Superstition" -a looong super funky version
Most of the set was Prince on keys, 3EG and Marcus on Sax.
As one of the encores he wanted to play guitar which was all set up and ready to go in the middle of the stage but the sound of his main mic was to high in the center, resulting in feedback and the sound guy could not fix it so instead he went back to the keyboard.
Prince also did some of the sound adjustments and fine-tunings himself during the show.
The played for about 2h and kept playing well after the 3am official closing time.
We also heard he performed "The Whole Of The Moon" by The Waterboys. What???
It seems Prince did pretty much stick the boards and bass the entire night, taking a break from guitar as Marcus Anderson solo'd on "Purple Rain" for good measure...or 17 measures...if you're funky!
Celebrities at the show were Adele, Noel Gallagher (Oasis), Cara Delevingne & Rita Ora.-DocFB
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PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL just played a show at the Shepherd's Bush Empire in London and from what we have been told, it is one of the best concert's people have ever seen! Did we expect anything less?
Mako Bones, who was at the Electric Ballroom's shows had this to say about tonight's show!
Ok tonight was off the hook! 2 1/2 hours!
I queued for 6 hours to see the bomb! Even George Clinton was in the building in a suit so blinging white it was radiating from the balcony!
Gig started at 8 with 3RDEYEGIRL coming center stage and introducing themselves and gave a speech on wanting to connect with you without seeing your phones. Right on sisters!
Then the funk n roll broke loose!
PRINCE along with the NEW POWER GENERATION, 3RDEYEGIRL, and JANELLE MONAE closed out a 3 night affair at the Mohegan Sun Arena with quite a bit of flair.
The purple icon took the stage with Janelle earlier in the night to perform their duet "Givin' Em What They Love" and he was rolled out on a dolly!
PRINCE Mohegan Night 2 W/Special Guest Janelle Monae! Reviews & Set Lists! AfterParty For Night 3 On Sale Now!
Janelle Monae funked it up hard tonight at the Mohegan Sun when she joined PRINCE on stage during "Days Of Wild" and she then proceeded to perform QUEEN with 3RDEYEGIRL and The NEW POWER GENERATION backing her up!
For the second night, it WAS a different set list from the first night, switching between 3RDEYEGIRL and The NPG instead of the first night when it was always both bands combined.
Also, an OFFICIAL After Party is in effect after the main concert by Janelle and Prince tomorrow night, Sunday December 29th starting at 1 A.M. December 30th. Tickets to the after party are on sale now HERE.
Justin Timberlake's "20/20 Experience" tour kicks off tonight in Brooklyn, New York at the Barclay's center. The set list for the entire tour has been revealed! Who would do that??? Why Justin of course!
Inside the tour book that is being sold, is the set list that will be followed for the entire tour. Yup. No changes it seems. At least not for the start of the tour.
Early Saturday morning of July 7th, we get a text asking if we can be at Paisley Park around 3 P.M. for rehearsal. We say yes! Although we didn't arrive til 4:30 P.M., PRINCE & The NPG moved back rehearsal until 7 P.M. for us.
Joshua Welton picks us up from our hotel and sax player BK Jackson jumps in with us as we ride to Paisley Park. Josh says he is gonna drive slow since it is my first time driving with him. Later that night, when we were driving with his wife Hannah Ford-Welton, she asked if "I ever been in a race car before?" 2 different styles for sure!
So me, Joshua, and BK get to the Park and the band is on stage and they all wave to me as Elisa walks by to take her place on stage.
I look to my left and I see PRINCE and his hair behind me at the sound board. They then start to play.
This rehearsal is for one of their 3 Montreux Jazz Festival concerts so, if you do not wish to know set list, do not click or read below!!!
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....
PRINCE & 3rdEyeGirl took over San Diego Saturday Night for the 2nd night of a 2 night residency at the Hard Rock where they performed an early show and a late show. After the late show, they shot a video for "FIXURLIFEUP" directed by Sanaa Hamri.
The high energy of San Diego was perfect as the entire early show was filmed and the 2nd half of the late show was filmed as well.
3rdEyeGirl opened the early show with "Let's Go Crazy", "Endorphinemachine", "Screwdriver" "She's Always In My Hair" and then went into "Liathach" a cover by Jo Hamilton.
During the performance of "FIXURLIFEUP" a new lyric video for the song was played in the background that featured Hannah & Josh Welton & the 3rdEyeGirl crew getting into a shoving match along with pieces of history. Towards the end of the video flashed several words such as "Love", "Gun Control", "Peace" and ending with "New World Translation" before PRINCE went into "Bambi" which saw him and Donna Grantis play the guitar between their legs. The crowd was eating it up.
After "Bambi" PRINCE asked the crowd to give them a minute to tune up and they will be right back. What looked like was happening is it gave the camera crew time to change out discs from their equipment. When they continued, they played "Sometimes It Snows In April" with PRINCE on guitar.
Prince asked if they can keep the groove right there for a moment as he say behind the keys and went into "How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore" followed by a short version of "Adore" and a short version of "Purple Rain" with PRINCE talking about this being strange times in America right now and it is better if everyone is getting along to the same thing. "It is all about music, music, music" PRINCE proclaimed as he got the crowd to join in with him.
For the encore, he was joined by Damaris Lewis for "U Got The Look" along with Van Jones later on, ending the first show with a "Ooh San Diego" chant along with "Ain't nothing like a purple party because a purple party don't stop"...but it just did. Unless you were going to show 2.
PRINCE started off the second show with a "Shhh" to the crowd before playing "Breakdown" with the curtain closed and when the curtain opened, he was behind the boards playing hidden while 3rdEyeGirl was on stage. Phenomenal song. Cannot wait for it to be released. Just like that, the curtain closed. It re-opened a minute later with PRINCE sitting on top of the drum kit, unlike the first show where he started it off by jumping off the left speaker.
After a guitar-shredding version of "Let's Go Crazy", 3rdEyeGirl went into "Let's Go" by The Cars and then "Crimson & Clover". When PRINCE took off his guitar he also signaled for the left of the crowd to take off his jacket. Some reached for his hand first but PRINCE let them know the jacket. The left side came off quick and PRINCE turned for them to take off the right and it seemed to be coming off but also seemed like PRINCE was holding on to it a little bit so it wouldn't come off. When it finally did, PRINCE made sure he was holding on to it and pretended to put it by the speaker but putting it on the other side of the stage, signing "You must think I'm crazy giving you my jacket as a souvenir." That almost happened with his guitar in the first show.
The groove to "Crimson & Clover" and "Wild Thing" was still playing as Ida went into "I'll Take You There" by The Staple Singers. PRINCE was tuning Ida's bass where he had to get some of that groove and asked for Ida's bass as he laid down "I'll Take You There" as well.
PRINCE gave the bass back to Ida and took his place behind the keys for "Nothing Compares 2 U" and I believe he said "It's been 7 hours and 13 years" although it could have been days, I think he said years. Not too big of a deal but noticed it.
He then went into "The Max" which was a longer version than Friday's and he took it to church in the end.
Following "I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man", "Guitar" and "Plectrum Electrum" PRINCE played a very long version of "When We're Dancing Close & Slow", really taking his time with it. During the song, he took a towel and gently dabbled Ida's face to take off the sweat and offered it to Donna before taking his place in front of the microphone where it seemed he captivated the audience with the song...and where he would throw the towel. It was to the left front of the stage btw.
PRINCE closed out the set by going into "Bambi" and took a while for the encore. Stating while the curtain was still up" San Diego, I'm going to hurt you. You're gonna make me hurt you. You're gonna be soaking your feet tomorrow. He went into "Nasty Girl" with Damaris Lewis strutting her stuff on stage to a very long sample of the song. Then came a lot of people as PRINCE went into "When Doves Cry", "Hot Thing", "A Love Bizzare", a snippet of "Love" followed by "Housequake", "I Would Die 4 u", "Pop Life", "Shockadelica" with PRINCE singing a few verses before going into "Xtraloveable" with PRINCE proclaiming "How do you like me now?" Well PRINCE, we like you now and "Living Out Loud".
We thought the show was over and was saying my goodbye's as we were then told to get back to the pit area as 3rdEyeGirl wants to shoot a music video. We figured it was for "FIXURLIFEUP" and Sanaa Hamri came out letting us know about the video and to not take any photos. This was done by Damaris Lewis before show 1 and by Hannah Welton before show 2.
PRINCE came out dressed in black wearing the bee keeper shades. The song was lip synced but it was a video. They did it in one take and PRINCE asked if he could play one song for the crowd. After a few moments, they went into "COOL" with PRINCE changing the lyrics to dining in "San Diego" which was to the delight of a few hundred that stayed around to be a part of the video.
I know a few people have been asking me when the video would come out and will it get a proper release. Sanna is so good, I would expect the video along with an iTunes release (Finally!) by the end of May, perhaps even around the Billboard Awards May 19th.
The "Live Out Loud" tour hits Anaheim May 7th & 8th followed by Denver May 12th and 13th before finishing up in Minneapolis May 25th.-DocFB
Diagnosis: FIXURLIFEUP & Be Xtraloveable....
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