Musicology (tour)

Musicology (tour)

In 2004, Prince toured North America to promote his Musicology album. The tour was often billed as Musicology Live2004ever. The tour lasted from 27 March11 September 2004 and covered 96 dates throughout the United States and Canada, fetching a significant profit for Prince. It was attended by 1.47 million people in 2004.

Band

  • Bass: Rhonda Smith
  • Drums: John Blackwell
  • Keyboards: Chance Howard (temporarily on hiatus from The Time)
  • Keyboards: Renato Neto
  • Alto Saxophone: Maceo Parker
  • Saxophone: Candy Dulfer
  • Saxophone: Mike Phillips
  • Trombone: Grey Boyer
  • Guitar: Mike Scott
  • Whatever: Prince

Set list

The typical set list usually consisted of the following, with some songs substituted for others throughout the tour:

  • "Musicology"
  • "Let's Go Crazy"
  • "I Would Die 4 U"
  • "When Doves Cry"
  • "Baby I'm a Star"
  • "Shhh"
  • "D.M.S.R."
  • "I Feel for You"
  • "Controversy"
  • "God"
  • "Little Red Corvette"
  • "Cream"
  • "Raspberry Beret"
  • "12:01"
  • "7"
  • "Sign 'O' the Times"
  • "The Question of U"
  • "The One"
  • "Call My Name"
  • "Let's Work"
  • "U Got the Look"
  • "Life O' the Party"
  • "Soul Man" (cover)
  • "Kiss"
  • "Take Me with U"
  • "The Beautiful Ones"
  • "Nothing Compares 2 U"
  • "Purple Rain"

Also some rarities were performed at various venues, such as:

  • "Bambi"
  • "Venus de Milo"
  • "I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man"
  • "Adore"
  • "Call My Name"
  • "On the Couch"
  • "Dear Mr. Man"
  • "Everyday Is a Winding Road" (cover, also on Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic)
  • "The Work pt. 1"
  • "A Love Bizarre"
  • "Pass the Peas" (cover)
  • "Gotta Whole Lot of Love" (cover)

Despite being a tour for Musicology, only a few songs from the album were usually performed. However, Prince supplemented these with his extensive back catalogue, both hits and more rare fan-favorites and a few notable cover versions.

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