18 May 2012

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Welcome 2 Australia Tour
18 May 2012
Venue Brisbane Entertainment Centre
City, Country Boondall, Queensland, Australia
Band Prince (vox, guitar, bass, (sampler) keyboard), John Blackwell (drums), Ida Nielsen (bass, vox), Morris Hayes (keyboards), Cassandra O’Neal (keyboards, vox), Shelby J. (vox, tambourine), Elisa Dease (vox, tambourine), Liv Warfield (vox, tambourine), Maya McClean & Nandy McClean (together as The Twinz) (dance), Damaris Lewis (dance)
Guest(s) Andy McKee (guitar)
Songs Additional Songs Remarks / Personnel

thunder FX intro & Purple Rain [T] (Andy McKee acoustic intro) w/ Andy McKee & Damaris Lewis
Jam Of The Year Arrow.png incl. Also Sprach Zarathustra (coda) w/ Damaris Lewis
$ - Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy - The Song Of The Heart incl. Also Sprach Zarathustra (coda reprise) Shelby J., Liv Warfield, Elisa Dease co-lead vox, w/ Damaris Lewis
Let’s Go Crazy Arrow.png w/The Twinz
Delirious Arrow.png Let’s Go Crazy (coda)
Anotherloverholenyohead incl. uptempo 'rock jam' coda
Empty Room
based on a sampled loop of studio recording When Doves Cry
based on a sampled loop of studio recording Nasty Girl [S]
based on a sampled loop of studio recording Sign O’ The Times
based on a sampled loop of studio recording Hot Thing
based on a sampled loop of studio recording Forever In My Life
based on a sampled loop of studio recording A Love Bizarre [S]
based on a sampled loop of studio recording Darling Nikki
based on a sampled loop of studio recording Pop Life
based on a sampled loop of studio recording Housequake
based on a sampled loop of studio recording Extraloveable [S]
based on a sampled loop of studio recording Pheromone [S] incl. ‘Aussie, Aussie Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi’ chant
based on a sampled loop of studio recording Dance 4 Me (Dance Mix) incl. (EyeBlue.png Like) Funky Music chant
Take Me With U Arrow.png incl. band introduction and Thunderstruck
Raspberry Beret Arrow.png
Cream Arrow.png w/ The Twinz
Cool Arrow.png incl. Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough [Int] Shelby J., Liv Warfield, Elisa Dease on "Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough"
SetPiano.png instrumental Arrow.png [P]
SetPiano.png Diamonds And Pearls [P]
SetPiano.png The Beautiful Ones [P]
SetPiano.png How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore
Purple Rain w/ Andy McKee & Damaris Lewis
Everyday People Arrow.png w/ Andy McKee
The Dance Electric w/ Andy McKee & The Twinz

See here for index, code, and color legend

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

8:00 p.m. / 8:20 p.m. 135 minutes ± 9,018 / 10.018 (estimate based on a two show average) AU$  450.00 (+AU$ 8.50 = AU$ 458.50) Purple Circle / AU$  350.00 (+AU$ 8.50 = AU$ 358.50) Purple VIP / AU$ 179.00 (+AU$ 8.50 = AU$ 187.50) Gold / AU$ 99.00 Silver

  • This show was the fifth of the Welcome 2 Australia Tour, officially announced on 12 April 2012 as the last of three initially planned shows.
  • Tickets for this show went on sale Monday, 16 April 2012 at 9:00 a.m. AEST.
  • Andy McKee performed a 5 minute one song set, segueing directly into Prince’s set with Purple Rain acoustic intro.
  • On 17 December 2016 this concert was screened at a Paisley Park After Dark event.
Soundcheck Support Act(s)

The soundcheck started without Prince present with a rendition of Don Ross' Tight Trite Night, including an Andy McKee guitar solo. Then instrumental bits of Raspberry Beret / Cream / D.M.S.R. / 1999 / Take Me With U / The Dance Electric / Take Me With U / Jungle Love / Let’s Go Crazy and The Ladder were tried. After Prince arrives a bit more work on The Ladder (instrumental) and a 1999 keyboard intro are done. Then some guitar, drum and mic testing, followed by a bit of Anotherloverholenyohead including some When Doves Cry lyrics. Then came Stratus and some takes on Billy Preston’s 'Will It Go Round In Circles' and Dr. John’s 'Right Place, Wrong Time'. Then a mostly instrumental rendition of Strange Relationship with a bit of Sly Stone’s Frisky and If You Want Me To Stay, Empty Room (twice) and once more Anotherloverholenyohead (instrumental) and Love... Thy Will Be Done (vocals), ending instrumental run through of Jam Of The Year

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