Purple Rain Tour

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Tour Map


4 November 1984 - 4 February 1985 14 February 1985 - 7 April 1985
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Tour Dates

Date City Country Venue Comment
4 Nov. 1984 Detroit, MI Flag usa.jpg   USA Joe Louis Arena
5 Nov. 1984 Detroit, MI Flag usa.jpg   USA Joe Louis Arena
7 Nov. 1984 Detroit, MI Flag usa.jpg   USA Joe Louis Arena
8 Nov. 1984 Detroit, MI Flag usa.jpg   USA Joe Louis Arena
9 Nov. 1984 Detroit, MI Flag usa.jpg   USA Joe Louis Arena
11 Nov. 1984 Detroit, MI Flag usa.jpg   USA Joe Louis Arena
12 Nov. 1984 Detroit, MI Flag usa.jpg   USA Joe Louis Arena
14 Nov. 1984 Greensboro, NC Flag usa.jpg   USA Greensboro Coliseum
15 Nov. 1984 Greensboro, NC Flag usa.jpg   USA Greensboro Coliseum
16 Nov. 1984 Greensboro, NC Flag usa.jpg   USA Greensboro Coliseum
18 Nov. 1984 Landover, MD Flag usa.jpg   USA Capital Centre
19 Nov. 1984 Landover, MD Flag usa.jpg   USA Capital Centre
20 Nov. 1984 Landover, MD Flag usa.jpg   USA Capital Centre
22 Nov. 1984 Philadelphia, PA Flag usa.jpg   USA The Spectrum
23 Nov. 1984 Philadelphia, PA Flag usa.jpg   USA The Spectrum
24 Nov. 1984 Philadelphia, PA Flag usa.jpg   USA The Spectrum
26 Nov. 1984 Landover, MD Flag usa.jpg   USA Capital Centre
28 Nov. 1984 Landover, MD Flag usa.jpg   USA Capital Centre
29 Nov. 1984  (mat.) Landover, MD Flag usa.jpg   USA Capital Centre
30 Nov. 1984 Landover, MD Flag usa.jpg   USA Capital Centre
2 Dec. 1984 Toronto, ON Flag canada.jpg   Canada Maple Leaf Gardens
3 Dec. 1984 Toronto, ON Flag canada.jpg   Canada Maple Leaf Gardens
5 Dec. 1984 Richfield, OH Flag usa.jpg   USA Richfield Coliseum
6 Dec. 1984 Richfield, OH Flag usa.jpg   USA Richfield Coliseum
9 Dec. 1984 Rosemont, IL Flag usa.jpg   USA Rosemont Horizon
10 Dec. 1984 Rosemont, IL Flag usa.jpg   USA Rosemont Horizon
11 Dec. 1984 Rosemont, IL Flag usa.jpg   USA Rosemont Horizon
13 Dec. 1984 Rosemont, IL Flag usa.jpg   USA Rosemont Horizon
14 Dec. 1984  (mat.) Rosemont, IL Flag usa.jpg   USA Rosemont Horizon
15 Dec. 1984 Lexington, KY Flag usa.jpg   USA Rupp Arena
17 Dec. 1984 Buffalo, NY Flag usa.jpg   USA Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
18 Dec. 1984 Buffalo, NY Flag usa.jpg   USA Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
20 Dec. 1984 St. Louis, MO Flag usa.jpg   USA St. Louis Arena
21 Dec. 1984 St. Louis, MO Flag usa.jpg   USA St. Louis Arena
23 Dec. 1984 St. Paul, MN Flag usa.jpg   USA Saint Paul Civic Center Arena
24 Dec. 1984  (mat.) St. Paul, MN Flag usa.jpg   USA Saint Paul Civic Center Arena
26 Dec. 1984 St. Paul, MN Flag usa.jpg   USA Saint Paul Civic Center Arena
27 Dec. 1984 St. Paul, MN Flag usa.jpg   USA Saint Paul Civic Center Arena
28 Dec. 1984  (mat.) St. Paul, MN Flag usa.jpg   USA Saint Paul Civic Center Arena
30 Dec. 1984 Dallas, TX Flag usa.jpg   USA Reunion Arena
31 Dec. 1984 Dallas, TX Flag usa.jpg   USA Reunion Arena
1 Jan. 1985 Dallas, TX Flag usa.jpg   USA Reunion Arena
3 Jan. 1985 Atlanta, GA Flag usa.jpg   USA The Omni
4 Jan. 1985 Atlanta, GA Flag usa.jpg   USA The Omni
6 Jan. 1985 Atlanta, GA Flag usa.jpg   USA The Omni
7 Jan. 1985 Atlanta, GA Flag usa.jpg   USA The Omni
8 Jan. 1985 Atlanta, GA Flag usa.jpg   USA The Omni
10 Jan. 1985 Houston, TX Flag usa.jpg   USA The Summit
11 Jan. 1985 Houston, TX Flag usa.jpg   USA The Summit
13 Jan. 1985 Houston, TX Flag usa.jpg   USA The Summit
14 Jan. 1985 Houston, TX Flag usa.jpg   USA The Summit
16 Jan. 1985 Houston, TX Flag usa.jpg   USA The Summit
17 Jan. 1985 Houston, TX Flag usa.jpg   USA The Summit
19 Jan. 1985 Birmingham, AL Flag usa.jpg   USA Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center Coliseum
21 Jan. 1985 Cincinnati, OH Flag usa.jpg   USA Riverfront Coliseum
22 Jan. 1985 Cincinnati, OH Flag usa.jpg   USA Riverfront Coliseum
23 Jan. 1985 Cincinnati, OH Flag usa.jpg   USA Riverfront Coliseum
25 Jan. 1985 Memphis, TN Flag usa.jpg   USA Mid-South Coliseum
26 Jan. 1985 Memphis, TN Flag usa.jpg   USA Mid-South Coliseum
29 Jan. 1985 Austin, TX Flag usa.jpg   USA UT-Frank Erwin Center
30 Jan. 1985 Austin, TX Flag usa.jpg   USA UT-Frank Erwin Center
1 Feb. 1985 New Orleans, LA Flag usa.jpg   USA Louisiana Superdome
3 Feb. 1985  (mat.) Birmingham, AL Flag usa.jpg   USA Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center Coliseum
4 Feb. 1985 Memphis, TN Flag usa.jpg   USA Mid-South Coliseum
 
14 Feb. 1985 Tacoma, WA Flag usa.jpg   USA Tacoma Dome
15 Feb. 1985 Tacoma, WA Flag usa.jpg   USA Tacoma Dome
18 Feb. 1985 Inglewood, CA Flag usa.jpg   USA The Forum
19 Feb. 1985 Inglewood, CA Flag usa.jpg   USA The Forum
20 Feb. 1985 Inglewood, CA Flag usa.jpg   USA The Forum
22 Feb. 1985 Inglewood, CA Flag usa.jpg   USA The Forum
23 Feb. 1985 Inglewood, CA Flag usa.jpg   USA The Forum
24 Feb. 1985  (mat.) Inglewood, CA Flag usa.jpg   USA The Forum
27 Feb. 1985 Daly City, CA Flag usa.jpg   USA Cow Palace
28 Feb. 1985 Daly City, CA Flag usa.jpg   USA Cow Palace
1 Mar. 1985 Daly City, CA Flag usa.jpg   USA Cow Palace
3 Mar. 1985  (mat.) Daly City, CA Flag usa.jpg   USA Cow Palace
4 Mar. 1985 Daly City, CA Flag usa.jpg   USA Cow Palace
5 Mar. 1985 Daly City, CA Flag usa.jpg   USA Cow Palace
7 Mar. 1985 Las Cruces, NM Flag usa.jpg   USA NMSU Pan Am Center
8 Mar. 1985 Las Cruces, NM Flag usa.jpg   USA NMSU Pan Am Center
10 Mar. 1985 Long Beach, CA Flag usa.jpg   USA Long Beach Arena
11 Mar. 1985 Long Beach, CA Flag usa.jpg   USA Long Beach Arena
12 Mar. 1985 Long Beach, CA Flag usa.jpg   USA Long Beach Arena
17 Mar. 1985 Uniondale, NY Flag usa.jpg   USA Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
18 Mar. 1985 Uniondale, NY Flag usa.jpg   USA Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
20 Mar. 1985 Uniondale, NY Flag usa.jpg   USA Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
22 Mar. 1985 Uniondale, NY Flag usa.jpg   USA Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
23 Mar. 1985 Uniondale, NY Flag usa.jpg   USA Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
24 Mar. 1985  (mat.) Uniondale, NY Flag usa.jpg   USA Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
26 Mar. 1985 Hartford, CT Flag usa.jpg   USA Hartford Civic Center
27 Mar. 1985 Worcester, MA Flag usa.jpg   USA Worcester Centrum
28 Mar. 1985 Worcester, MA Flag usa.jpg   USA Worcester Centrum
30 Mar. 1985 Syracuse, NY Flag usa.jpg   USA Carrier Dome
1 Apr. 1985 Indianapolis, IN Flag usa.jpg   USA Market Square Arena
3 Apr. 1985 Tallahassee, FL Flag usa.jpg   USA Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center
4 Apr. 1985 Lakeland, FL Flag usa.jpg   USA Lakeland Civic Center
5 Apr. 1985 Lakeland, FL Flag usa.jpg   USA Lakeland Civic Center
7 Apr. 1985 Miami, FL Flag usa.jpg   USA Orange Bowl  (as 'Purple Bowl Stadium')



Band Lineup

Prince Vox, guitar, keyboard
Brown Mark Bass, vox
Bobby Z. Drums
Wendy Melvoin Guitar, vox
Dr. Fink Keyboards
Lisa Coleman Keyboards, vox
Eric Leeds Saxophone           (on 15 November 1984 and from 19 (?) February 1985 onwards)
   
Also with
Jerome Benton Dance (during the encores only)
Greg Brooks Dance (during the encores only)
Wally Safford Dance (during the encores only)
Sheila E. Percussion (during the encores only)
Miko Weaver Guitar (during the encores only)
Eddie M. Saxophone (during the encores only)
Juan Escovedo Percussion (during the encores only)
Susie Davis Tambourine (during the encores only)



Other Tour Personnel

Cavallo, Ruffalo & Fargnoli Personal Management
Lee Phillips Legal Representation
Fred Moultrie (Moultrie Accountancy Corporation) Business Management
Creative Artists Agency Agency
Howard Bloom Organisation Public Relations
Alan Leeds Tour Manager
Tom Marzullo Production Manager
Leroy Bennett Production & Lighting Designer
Bill Reeves Production Coordinator
Craig Rice Road Manager
Paul Chavarria Stage Manager
David Tickle Audio Engineer
Rob "Cubby" Colby Monitor Engineer
Susan Rogers Electronic Technician
Gabe Fielding Electronic Technician
Linda Barnes Electronic Technician
Steve Fortney Guitar Technician
Jon Dworkow Guitar Technician
David Ruhle Guitar Technician
Greg Black Bass Technician
Joe Wirsing Keyboard Technician
Brad Marsh Drum Technician
Rick "Hawkeye" Henriksen Property Master
Mike Soltys Property Technician
Rick Garcia Property Technician
Chick Huntsberry Security Director
Hucky Austin Security
Greg Brooks Security
Gilbert Davison Security
Larry Gibson Security
Mitchell James Security
Buster LaFroscia Security
Dewey Muhammed Security
Nur Muhammed Security
Mike Oakvik Security
Wally Safford Security
Showco, Inc Sound
Light & Sound Design, Inc Lights
Lasermedia, Inc Laser Display
M2 Research Set Engineering
Pro Scenery Set Construction
Billy Coon (Ocean State Rigging) Rigging Systems
David Dorr (Ocean State Rigging) Rigging Systems
Rob McKinney (Ocean State Rigging) Rigging Systems
Eddie Monahan (Ocean State Rigging) Rigging Systems
Bebee Generators Electrical Generator Systems
Smoothride Buses
Florida Custom Coaches Buses
Upstaging, Inc Trucking
Bill Snouffer Venue Security Director
Marzullo Tour Services, Inc Advance Coordination
Jennifer Walton Director of Creative Servioes
Peter Lubin (Brokum International) Merchandising
Fran Reinfeld (Reiner Design Consultants, Inc) Tour Book Design
Roger Gorman (Reiner Design Consultants, Inc) Tour Book Design
LCR Graphics, Inc Typography
Candid Lithe Co, Inc Printing & Color Separations
Moultrie Accountancy Corporation Tour Accounting
Don Peake Tour Accounting
Carlye Byron Tour Accounting
Donnie Graves Tour Accounting
Alberta Rhodes Tour Press
Travel Mart Travel
Chaplis & V.I.T. Travel Travel
Karen Levin Travel
John Cleary Travel Coordinator
Mary Cleary Travel Coordinator
Nancy Bundt Photography
Bruck Masher Photography
Jackie Sallow Photography
Geoffrey Thomas Photography
Larry Williams Photography
Bill Bernstein Photography
Doug Henders Video Operator
Karen "K2" Krattinger Assistant to the Production Manager
Monica Caston Production Office Assistant
Gwendolyn Gwyn Assistant to the Tour Manager
Lisa Wilson Assistant to Steven Fargnoli
Earl Jones Hair
Robyn Lynch Makeup
Louis & Vaughn Clothes
Marie France Clothes
Becky Morris Wardrobe
Beth Moore Wardrobe
Beth Sidla Wardrobe
Eileen Licitri Wardrobe
Pauline Renner Dressing Room Coordinator
John Parrent Catering Supervisor
Rande Laiderman Chef
Duane Fogerty Safety Engineer
Richard Bratcher Sound Technician
Bob Brown Sound Technician
Gary Epstein Sound Technician
Danny Huffman Sound Technician
Donnie Kretzschmar Sound Technician
Chris Lantz Sound Technician
John Bull Lighting Technician
Ky Cabot Lighting Technician
Stan Crocker Lighting Technician
Steve Harris Lighting Technician
Royal Jensen Lighting Technician
Jeff Sochla Lighting Technician
Ian Tucker Lighting Technician
Richard Bower Varilight Technician
Gary Lewis Varilight Technician
Mac Mosier Varilight Technician
Paul Bell Laser Technician
Scott Cunningham Laser Technician
Jeff Mateer Telescan Technician
Craig Blazier Truck Driver
Pete Cokinis Truck Driver
John Daniels Truck Driver
Larry Duff Truck Driver
Ed Garnier Truck Driver
David Gist Truck Driver
Mike Parratore Truck Driver
Gary Pawloski Truck Driver
Robert Rhodes Truck Driver
Wayne Singer Truck Driver
Jeff Spica Truck Driver
Gregg Willis Truck Driver
Tom Hudak Carpenter
David Lashells Carpenter
Ted Schroeder Carpenter
Brian Sullivan Carpenter





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