30 July 2011

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Welcome 2 America: Euro Tour 2011
30 July 2011
Venue Malahide Castle
City, Country Malahide, Ireland
Band Prince (vox, guitar, bass, keyboards), John Blackwell (drums), Ida Nielsen (bass, guitar, vox), Morris Hayes (keyboards), Cassandra O’Neal (keyboards, vox), Andy Allo (guitar, vox), Shelby J. (vox)
Guest(s) Tarik Graves ('Smoov') (trumpet), Amal Baji Hubert ('Baji') (trumpet), Gabriel Hubert ('Hudah') (trumpet), Jafar Baji Graves ('Yoshi') (trumpet), Seba Graves ('Clef ') (trombone), Saiph Graves ('Cid') (trombone), Uttama Hubert ('Rocco') (baritone saxophone), Tycho Cohran ('L.T.') (sousaphone) (together as Hypnotic Brass Ensemble)
  Song details are not 100% confirmed. More details to follow when they become available.
Songs Additional Songs Remarks / Personnel

Let’s Go Crazy
Delirious Let’s Go Crazy (coda)
Little Red Corvette
Take Me With U Andy Allo co-lead vox
Raspberry Beret
Cool incl. Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough [Int] Shelby J. & Andy Allo on "Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough"
Make You Feel My Love Shelby J., Andy Allo, Ida Nielsen lead vox, sans Prince & The NPG male members
Purple Rain (incl. sampled string coda)
If I Was Your Girlfriend
Musicology incl. ( Like) Funky Music chants & Tighten Up (instrumental) [Int] w/ Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
The Bird
Jungle Love incl. Love Rollercoaster [Int]
Play That Funky Music incl. Partyup [Int]
Sometimes It Snows In April '’sans Andy Allo & Shelby J.
Nothing Compares 2 U Shelby J. co-lead vox
based on a sampled loop of studio recording Sign O’ The Times w/ band backing
based on a sampled loop of studio recording Alphabet St. (instrumental) w/ band backing
based on a sampled loop of studio recording Nasty Girl [S]
based on a sampled loop of studio recording When Doves Cry w/ band backing
based on a sampled loop of studio recording Hot Thing w/ band backing
A Love Bizarre Prince on piano
Controversy incl. Housequake chant
Let’s Work
U Got The Look

See here for index, code, and color legend

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

20:00 / 20:10 135 minutes 30.000 / 35,000 € 135 (+ € 6.35 = € 141.35) / € 120 (+ € 6.35 = € 126.35) / € 99.50 (+ € 6.35 = € 105.85) / € 89.50 (+ € 6.35 = € 95.85)

  • This show was formally announced on 24 May, with tickets going on sale on Friday 27 May at 9:00.
  • Gates were due open at 16:00, while support act Hypnotic Brass Ensemble was scheduled to appear at 17:45. Patrons were advised not to turn up before 17:30 unless they wanted a pit band.
  • The soundcheck (see details below) ran late and gates didn’t open until 17:25 with soundcheck still in progress. Bariers to the stage did not open until 18:40. almost an hour after the scheduled time for the support act.
  • support act Hypnotic Brass Ensemble started at 18:50. and played a 40 minute set.
  • The usual videos started rotating at five to eight o'clock.
  • For Musicology members of support act Hypnotic Brass Ensemble joined on stage. Prince played Ida’s bass, while she in turn played Prince’s Hohner guitar.
  • During The Bird some 10 members of the audience were invited on stage to dance.
Soundcheck Support Act(s)

  • A soundcheck commenced at 15:00. with no real songs played until an instrumental rendition Gold was done. Andy Allo sang some lines over a tune. The intros for both 1999 and Shhh were also done. Finally a few measures of Laydown was played with Prince, who wasn’t on stage when soundcheck began. This was followed by an unrecognized jazzy instrumental and an instrumental rendition of Musicology. With the gates already open, instrumental renditions of Memory from Cats first sung by Elaine Paige and made famous by Barbra Streisand in 1981, and Thank You For Talkin’ To Me Africa (the music of which is used for Only Heaven Knows in the show) were played. Support act Hypnotic Brass Ensemble was also on stage for the song since Musicology. Songs from the sampler set (1999, Alphabet St., Forever In My Life) were also tried with Prince giving instructions. D.M.S.R. (several interrupted takes) was played as final song in the soundcheck at 18:15. Patrons were kept away from the stage and couldn’t see what was going on. They were not let into the stage area until the soundcheck was over.
  • Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

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