11 October 2009-1

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One-Off Performance
11 October 2009 (show 1)
Venue Grand Palais
City, Country Paris, France
Band Prince (vox, guitar), Cora Coleman-Dunham (drums), Josh Dunham (bass), Morris Hayes (keyboards), Cassandra O'Neal (keyboards), Shelby J. (vox, electronic snare, tambourine), Liv Warfield (vox, tamborine, cowbell), Elisa Dease (vox, tambourine)
Guest(s) Frédéric Yonnet (harmonica)
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Setlist
Songs Additional Songs Remarks / Personnel

1999 incl. thunder FX intro & All Day, All Night chants
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Controversy incl. All Day, All Night & (EyeBlue.png Like) Funky Music chants w/ Frédéric Yonnet
Sexy Dancer (instrumental) / Le Freak Shelby J., Liv Warfield, Elisa Dease co-lead vox
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Take Me With U
Anotherloverholenyohead incl. uptempo 'rock jam' coda
Guitar
Raspberry Beret
SetGuitar.png Girl incl. All Day, All Night chants
SetGuitar.png I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man
SetGuitar.png The One U Wanna C
SetGuitar.png Sometimes It Snows In April
Mountains Arrow.png Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground) Elisa Dease lead vox on "Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)"
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I Want To Take You Higher
Long Train Runnin' Arrow.png Shelby J. lead vox
Play That Funky Music Arrow.png
What Have You Done For Me Lately Partyman
 
Uptown
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Cool
Kiss incl. All Day, All Night chants
All The Critics Love U In Paris thunder FX coda incl. All Day, All Night & Housequake chants w/ Frédéric Yonnet
 
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U Got The Look
 
 

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Show Facts
Advertised Start Time / Start Time Length Of Show Attendance/Capacity Ticket Prices

17:00 / 17:00 105 minutes 5,500 / sold out € 149 (seated) / € 99 (standing)
 
Trivia

  • The concert was announced by one of its sponsors: RTL radio, on Wednesday 7th October 2009 at 15:00.
  • Tickets were due to go on sale on the following morning, but due to production issues, the sale was postponed to the next day.
  • Box office, almost exclusively provided by French music store FNAC, opened at 10:00 on Friday 9 October. Within 10 minutes, all seated tickets were sold out. By noon, the concert was announced sold out. A few tickets were made available the next day, and a contest was organized by RTL the day of the concert, between 14:30 and 16:00 to win tickets for both shows. A limit of 2 tickets per person/per shows was set, last name of buyers were printed on the tickets and they were informed that they would have to present their ID at the entrance.
  • Doors to the venue opened at 15:00.
  • The first 100 persons in hadn't their ID checked, then every ID card was checked. Nevertheless, due to a too large amount of people who hadn't brought their ID, the staff had to let attendants without matching ID allowed in.
  • A large number of speakers were disposed in the venue in order to compensate the natural reverb of the dome (45 meters high). 2 clusters of ten speaker cabinets each were on each side of the stage. A cluster of two speaker cabinets were disposed at each angles of the dome. Half way to the tribunes, 2 clusters of 6 loudspeaker plus 2 large speaker were providing sound to the back of the floor, and the tribunes.
  • Cassandra O'Neal's rig was set on the left of the stage, behind which | style="border-bottom: 1px dotted #ddd;" |Cora's drum set was set on a platform. Standing next to her was Josh Dunham. Morris' rig was set on the right of the stage, behind which where the 3 background singers, from right to left: Liv Warfield, Elisa Dease and Shelby J.. Frédéric Yonnet was standing next to them when appearing on stage.
  • Messages reminding that pictures weren't allowed were displayed on the PA 2 times, and people were informed that one attendant was excluded from the venue for having been caught taking pictures.
  • Prince entered the venue in a black limousine, which took him next to the left part of the aisle, where a backstage was improvised behind white curtains. Before he got inside, he took a few pictures of the fans.
  • Prince wore black pants, shirt and shoes, his black jacket featured white like paint stains and leaves. He didn't change clothes during the concert.
  • Prince mainly played his Hohner Telecaster guitar. He replaced it with his Purple Fender Stratocaster during Raspberry Beret and used until Everyday People, after which he took the Hohner back until the end of the concert.
  • A large number of VIPs attended the concert, such as actress Mathilda May, and French singer Slimmy.
 
Soundcheck Support Act(s)

  • although a soundcheck was planned on October 10th at night, no details of it surfaced.
  • none

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