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Thread started 06/28/14 1:03pm

Chasing

Purple Rain 2014 live tour

Would it be just brilliant if he did, with the Rev and Appolonia 6 and The Time, one last time for the anniversary, straight down live album and all tracks from that era, plus a few reloaded versions.... Come on, imagine it! Remembering Syracuse Live being first broadcast, changed my life!
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Reply #1 posted 06/29/14 12:11am

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Chasing said:

Would it be just brilliant if he did, with the Rev and Appolonia 6 and The Time, one last time for the anniversary, straight down live album and all tracks from that era, plus a few reloaded versions.... Come on, imagine it! Remembering Syracuse Live being first broadcast, changed my life!

Read the article from the current & that will tell you there's a snowballs chance in hell. We already knew that though right?
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Reply #2 posted 06/29/14 12:48am

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It would never happen anyway because of the lyrics in some of the tracks

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Reply #3 posted 06/29/14 2:48am

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As he said in the press this week he doesn't get we need to celebrate 30 years of something. I know the the re issue is coming but Prince himself will do squat to promote it. He's not feeling it. He claims to not like looking back, except to fill his set with oldies! smile
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Reply #4 posted 06/29/14 4:11am

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Among others like Fleetwood Mac and Peter Gabriel celebrating an succesful album from the past, and take it on the road again. Why not PR? I'm 100% sure P will not sell out arena's but full packed stadiums to re-do the PR tour. Of course with The Revolution. Sorry P, but your current line-up is the worst you ever had. But i know it will never happen. By stating for not ''looking back'', is a cheap excuse. Don't forget, it was the album 'Purple Rain', world-wide breakthrough.

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Reply #5 posted 06/29/14 8:06am

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GeurtWalraven said:

Among others like Fleetwood Mac and Peter Gabriel celebrating an succesful album from the past, and take it on the road again. Why not PR? I'm 100% sure P will not sell out arena's but full packed stadiums to re-do the PR tour. Of course with The Revolution. Sorry P, but your current line-up is the worst you ever had. But i know it will never happen. By stating for not ''looking back'', is a cheap excuse. Don't forget, it was the album 'Purple Rain', world-wide breakthrough.

Yeah, that is a ridiculously lame and hypocritical thing to say for someone who fills at least about 2/3 of his live shows playing songs from the 80's. He wouldn't be selling tickets without these 80's hit songs and he knows that all too well. No shame in that though, most older artists can only sell tickets playing their old hits, but don't give me that "no looking back" nonsense.

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Reply #6 posted 06/29/14 8:18am

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bigd74 said:

As he said in the press this week he doesn't get we need to celebrate 30 years of something. I know the the re issue is coming but Prince himself will do squat to promote it. He's not feeling it. He claims to not like looking back, except to fill his set with oldies! smile

But he's also contradicting himself all the time. I wouldn't give a flying f**k about what he says. He could see it completely different in the middle of next week.

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Reply #7 posted 06/30/14 11:22am

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fnksoul said:

It would never happen anyway because of the lyrics in some of the tracks

lol what album are u talking about outside of Darling Nikki (Computer Blue is more instrumental than anything but he's never done that one outside of the Revolution)

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Reply #8 posted 06/30/14 11:33am

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Would you like him to wear the outfit as well? A Purple Rain reunion tour would be the cringiest most pathetic he has ever done in his career. Whilst his recent output has been rather 'bland', the man really does have too much artistic integrity and pride to do something as ridiculous as that.

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Reply #9 posted 06/30/14 11:48am

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dandan said:

Would you like him to wear the outfit as well? A Purple Rain reunion tour would be the cringiest most pathetic he has ever done in his career. Whilst his recent output has been rather 'bland', the man really does have too much artistic integrity and pride to do something as ridiculous as that.


Exactly. If he did, he'd become a nostalgia act in one stroke.

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Reply #10 posted 06/30/14 11:56am

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I think he should do a Stonehenge tour complete with a full size monolith and Druids and smoke and stuff

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Reply #11 posted 06/30/14 1:37pm

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dandan said:

Would you like him to wear the outfit as well? A Purple Rain reunion tour would be the cringiest most pathetic he has ever done in his career. Whilst his recent output has been rather 'bland', the man really does have too much artistic integrity and pride to do something as ridiculous as that.

Haha, that would be excellent!!! Get the former Revolution members back and put them in the 1984 ruffled outfits. Make sure to copy the hairdo's too!! headbang headbang headbang

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Reply #12 posted 06/30/14 1:38pm

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funkaholic1972 said:

dandan said:

Would you like him to wear the outfit as well? A Purple Rain reunion tour would be the cringiest most pathetic he has ever done in his career. Whilst his recent output has been rather 'bland', the man really does have too much artistic integrity and pride to do something as ridiculous as that.

Haha, that would be excellent!!! Get the former Revolution members back and put them in the 1984 ruffled outfits. Make sure to copy the hairdo's too!! headbang headbang headbang

Oh, and I want all the choreographed dance steps too!

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Reply #13 posted 06/30/14 5:46pm

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dandan said:

Would you like him to wear the outfit as well? A Purple Rain reunion tour would be the cringiest most pathetic he has ever done in his career. Whilst his recent output has been rather 'bland', the man really does have too much artistic integrity and pride to do something as ridiculous as that.

Haha, that would be excellent!!! Get the former Revolution members back and put them in the 1984 ruffled outfits. Make sure to copy the hairdo's too!! headbang headbang headbang


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Reply #14 posted 06/30/14 8:07pm

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Yes, it would never happen.

But all jokes aside..... this tour would bring in MILLION$!!

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I would watch the show 10 times if he played 10 times in my homeotwn.

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Oh well. His lo$$.

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Reply #15 posted 07/01/14 1:16am

SoulAlive

a reunion tour with the Revolution this summer? This would be the biggest,most lucrative tour of the year! It's just another missed opportunity for Prince.

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Reply #16 posted 07/01/14 1:17am

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dandan said:

Would you like him to wear the outfit as well? A Purple Rain reunion tour would be the cringiest most pathetic he has ever done in his career. Whilst his recent output has been rather 'bland', the man really does have too much artistic integrity and pride to do something as ridiculous as that.

I disagree.I think it would be the most exciting thing he's done in years.

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Reply #17 posted 07/01/14 2:33am

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Genesia said:

dandan said:

Would you like him to wear the outfit as well? A Purple Rain reunion tour would be the cringiest most pathetic he has ever done in his career. Whilst his recent output has been rather 'bland', the man really does have too much artistic integrity and pride to do something as ridiculous as that.


Exactly. If he did, he'd become a nostalgia act in one stroke.

He already is a nostalgia act for 80% of his audiences. (At the bigger arena tours).

And that is nothing to beashamed of.

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Reply #18 posted 07/01/14 3:40am

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remko said:

Genesia said:


Exactly. If he did, he'd become a nostalgia act in one stroke.

He already is a nostalgia act for 80% of his audiences. (At the bigger arena tours).

And that is nothing to beashamed of.

Fully agree. Prince (and some of his fans) might still think he is cutting edge but reality is that he has become a nostalgia act. At the very least since the 2004 Musicology tour. Let's face it, he hasnt had a hit in 20 years and he plays almost exclusively his hits from the eighties.

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Reply #19 posted 07/01/14 4:42am

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I agree that an entire tour for this would appear a like just "milking" PR a bit as well as, yes, he has been playing a multitude of these songs live for the past 30 years. However, maybe a one night, advance notice preferably (wishful thinking), show that could be a pay per view or made into a DVD or something that would have the whole Revolution band playing the stuff from that time would be a proper recognition of this time period and pay the album proper due without some kind of full tour,as I agree, he would never do. Hell, he wouldn't even show up for for Shelia and the gang when they did the show totally paying homage to his music. I also do respect his desire/attempt to always look ahead but still, we all recognize the peaks and valleys in our life and usually we are not afraid, and actually enjoy, to celebrating the peaks from time to time.

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Reply #20 posted 07/01/14 4:46am

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funkaholic1972 said:

remko said:

He already is a nostalgia act for 80% of his audiences. (At the bigger arena tours).

And that is nothing to beashamed of.

Fully agree. Prince (and some of his fans) might still think he is cutting edge but reality is that he has become a nostalgia act. At the very least since the 2004 Musicology tour. Let's face it, he hasnt had a hit in 20 years and he plays almost exclusively his hits from the eighties.

He's a strange mix of a nostalgia act, niche cult artist and rite of passage for people who love live music. It's a cool mix imho but not without its contradictions

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Reply #21 posted 07/01/14 7:49am

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It would be cool if Prince did a tour where each concert was divided into 3 eras. Combine the 70/80's where he could wear the ruffles and the Edwardian suits as well as some Parade and Lovesexy outfits. Next era could be the 90's and wear outfits from that period and finally the 00's and wear what does now.

Then for an encore, he could have all the band members on stage to have one large jam fest, provided he could work it out to get the old crew together.

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Reply #22 posted 07/01/14 11:14am

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joyinrepetition said:

It would be cool if Prince did a tour where each concert was divided into 3 eras. Combine the 70/80's where he could wear the ruffles and the Edwardian suits as well as some Parade and Lovesexy outfits. Next era could be the 90's and wear outfits from that period and finally the 00's and wear what does now.

Then for an encore, he could have all the band members on stage to have one large jam fest, provided he could work it out to get the old crew together.


I would feel like I'm watching a Prince tribute act if he done something like that. Prince (despite looking damn good) would look absolutely ridiculous in his Purple Rain outfit now. You'd really see how much he has aged if he donned the hair and outfit again.

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Reply #23 posted 07/01/14 11:21am

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jaawwnn said:

funkaholic1972 said:

Fully agree. Prince (and some of his fans) might still think he is cutting edge but reality is that he has become a nostalgia act. At the very least since the 2004 Musicology tour. Let's face it, he hasnt had a hit in 20 years and he plays almost exclusively his hits from the eighties.

He's a strange mix of a nostalgia act, niche cult artist and rite of passage for people who love live music. It's a cool mix imho but not without its contradictions

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Totally agree. He's very strange in that regard. A lot of people (especially music lovers and other musicians) don't think of Prince as a 'has been' or a nostalgia act. They look at him as the pinnacle of musicianship and artistry, and seeing him live is a rare glimpse into the world of a musical genius and icon, who despite not having mainstream success in a long time, is still 'relevent' in his own way. WHilst his recent material has been very weak indeed, there's is absolutely way in hell he should become a circa 1984 Prince tribute act.

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Reply #24 posted 07/02/14 12:06am

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jaawwnn said:

funkaholic1972 said:

Fully agree. Prince (and some of his fans) might still think he is cutting edge but reality is that he has become a nostalgia act. At the very least since the 2004 Musicology tour. Let's face it, he hasnt had a hit in 20 years and he plays almost exclusively his hits from the eighties.

He's a strange mix of a nostalgia act, niche cult artist and rite of passage for people who love live music. It's a cool mix imho but not without its contradictions

[Edited 7/1/14 4:47am]

Lot of interesting opinions on this thread but I think you said it best!!! nod

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