- The only advance notice for this show was an announcement on Minneapolis radio station KMOJ. Prince reportedly decided to scheduled the concert a day prior inquiring at First avenue around 11 a.m. if they would have him.
- The show was the debut of the revamped Revolution line-up: Wendy Melvoin and Miko Weaver (guitars), Brown Mark (bass), Dr. Fink and Lisa Coleman (keyboards), Eric Leeds (saxophone and flute), Atlanta Bliss (trumpet), Bobby Z. (drums), and Jerome Benton, Greg Brooks, and Wally Safford (dancing and backing vocals). Susannah Melvoin (backing vocals) also took part in some of the 1986 concerts.
- The show also included the live debuts of several major songs for Prince, including the opening six tracks: Around The World In A Day, Christopher Tracy’s Parade, New Position, I Wonder U, Paisley Park, Alexa De Paris, Pop Life, Life Can Be So Nice, Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On, Anotherloverholenyohead, Mountains, and Kiss, as well as the first vocal version of Under The Cherry Moon (previously performed only as an instrumental). It also included the first live interpolations by Prince of What Have You Done For Me Lately (during Controversy), Dream Factory (during Mutiny), and Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground) and Free World (both during America), as well as the only known interpolations of Disco To Go (during Mountains), and The Oak Tree, Living In America, and Color Of Success (all during America).
- Prince’s family members watched from the balcony.
- Four video cameras filmed the show.