24 February 2011

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Welcome 2 America Tour
24 February 2011
Venue Oracle Arena
City, Country Oakland, California, USA
Band Prince (vox, guitar, bass, (sampler) keyboard), John Blackwell (drums), Ida Nielsen (bass, vox), Morris Hayes (keyboards), Renato Neto (keyboards), Cassandra O’Neal (keyboards, vox), Shelby J. (vox), Elisa Dease (vox), Liv Warfield (vox)
Guest(s) Sheila E. (percussion, vox), Larry Graham (bass, vox), Ashling 'Biscuit' Cole (vox)
Songs Additional Songs Remarks / Personnel

The Love We Make
Take Me With U Arrow.png
Anotherloverholenyohead incl. uptempo 'rock jam' (coda)
The Glamorous Life incl. Soul Sacrifice (coda) w/ Sheila E.
Controversy Arrow.png incl. (EyeBlue.png Like) Funky Music chants w/ Sheila E.
(Theme Song From) Which Way Is Up? w/ Sheila E., Shelby J., Liv Warfield, Elisa Dease co-lead vox
A Love Bizarre Controversy (coda) w/ Sheila E.
Say You’ll Go Liv Warfield lead vox
Nothing Compares 2 U
She’s Always In My Hair
Dreamer Welcome 2 America
Let’s Go Crazy Arrow.png w/ Sheila E.
Delirious Arrow.png Let’s Go Crazy (coda) w/ Sheila E., Elle LeMasters
1999 Arrow.png w/ Sheila E.
Little Red Corvette w/ Sheila E.
Mountains Arrow.png w/ Sheila E.
Everyday People Arrow.png w/ Sheila E., Larry Graham
Alphabet St. Arrow.png w/ Sheila E., Larry Graham
Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) w/ Sheila E., Larry Graham, Ashling 'Biscuit' Cole
The Jam w/ Sheila E., Larry Graham
Purple Rain w/ Sheila E. drums, sans John Blackwell
SetPiano.png Under The Cherry Moon (instrumental)
SetPiano.png Do Me, Baby
SetPiano.png I Wanna Be Your Lover
based on a sampled loop of studio recording When Doves Cry
based on a sampled loop of studio recording 777-9311
based on a sampled loop of studio recording Nasty Girl [S]
based on a sampled loop of studio recording Alphabet St.
based on a sampled loop of studio recording Darling Nikki [S]
based on a sampled loop of studio recording Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) [S]
based on a sampled loop of studio recording I Would Die 4 U
based on a sampled loop of studio recording Sign O’ The Times
based on a sampled loop of studio recording Forever In My Life
based on a sampled loop of studio recording The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
based on a sampled loop of studio recording Pop Life
Raspberry Beret Arrow.png w/ Sheila E.
Cream Arrow.png w/ Sheila E.
Cool Arrow.png w/ Sheila E.
Let’s Work Arrow.png w/ Sheila E.
U Got The Look w/ Sheila E.

See here for index, code, and color legend

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

7:30 p.m. / 8:25 175 minutes 14.158 / Sold out (based on 3 show average) $ 750 (Purple Circle VIP Package) / $ 500 (Welcome 2 America Official VIP Package) / $ 250 (+ $ 33.30 = $283.30) / $ 125 (+ $ 21.80 = $ 146.80) / $ 75 (+ $ 13.65 = $ 88.65) / $ 49.50 (+ $ 11.00 = $ 60.50) $ = $ 35 (+ 22.25 = $ 47.25)

  • This third Oakland show date was accidentally announced prematurely by Shelby J. via her twitter-account. On Monday night the 21st the third show was confirmed to be going on.
  • Tickets went on sale Tuesday 22 February at 10:00 p.m. PST.
  • Following Wednesday night’s show ticket prices were reduced for this show mostly to half the price in an attempt to sell this third show out as well.
  • Larry Graham & GCS did not perform an opening set. They did appear as guests during the show.
  • This show included the first live performance by Prince of Janelle Monáe's Say You'll Go, with lead vocals by Liv Warfield.
Soundcheck Support Act(s)

  • no details known
  • none

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