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Thread started 01/04/22 3:56pm

Astasheiks

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Did any of You All ever see Prince during the Rick James Tour?

Of Course that means you are going to be pretty old like myself lol if you did back in 1980?

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Reply #1 posted 01/05/22 12:07am

lavendardrumma
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That tour didn't reach a lot of major markets, they were on the Southern pro wrestling circuit.

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Reply #2 posted 01/05/22 9:33am

Astasheiks

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I do see Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore, St Louis, New Orleans, Charlotte, Atlanta as some Major cities on the tour ... smile

Rick James Tour ’80

Date CityCountryVenueComment 22 Feb. 1980 Fort Worth, TX 15px-Flag_usa.jpg USA Tarrant County Convention Center 23 Feb. 1980 Shreveport, LA 15px-Flag_usa.jpg USA Hirsch Memorial Coliseum 24 Feb. 1980 Houston, TX 15px-Flag_usa.jpg USA Sam Houston Coliseum 28 Feb. 1980 Chicago, IL 15px-Flag_usa.jpg USA Uptown Theatre 29 Feb. 1980 Chicago, IL 15px-Flag_usa.jpg USA Uptown Theatre 1 Mar. 1980 Pittsburgh, PA 15px-Flag_usa.jpg USA The Stanley Theatre 2 Mar. 1980 Pittsburgh, PA 15px-Flag_usa.jpg USA The Stanley Theatre 5 Mar. 1980 Greenville, SC 15px-Flag_usa.jpg USA Greenville Memorial Auditorium 6 Mar. 1980 Atlanta, GA 15px-Flag_usa.jpg USA The Omni 7 Mar. 1980 Jacksonville, FL 15px-Flag_usa.jpg USA Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Coliseum 8 Mar. 1980 Lakeland, FL 15px-Flag_usa.jpg USA Lakeland Civic Center 14 Mar. 1980 Hampton, VA 15px-Flag_usa.jpg USA Hampton Roads Coliseum 15 Mar. 1980 Raleigh, NC 15px-Flag_usa.jpg USA Dorton Arena 16 Mar. 1980 Columbia, SC 15px-Flag_usa.jpg USA Carolina Coliseum 20 Mar. 1980 Rochester, NY 15px-Flag_usa.jpg USA Rochester Community War Memorial 21 Mar. 1980 Cleveland, OH 15px-Flag_usa.jpg USA Public Hall 22 Mar. 1980 Louisville, KY 15px-Flag_usa.jpg USA Freedom Hall 23 Mar. 1980 Detroit, MI 15px-Flag_usa.jpg USA Cobo Arena 27 Mar. 1980 Columbus, GA 15px-Flag_usa.jpg USA Columbus Municipal Auditorium 28 Mar. 1980 New Orleans, LA 15px-Flag_usa.jpg USA Municipal Auditorium 29 Mar. 1980 Jackson, MS 15px-Flag_usa.jpg USA Mississippi Coliseum 30 Mar. 1980 Lake Charles, LA 15px-Flag_usa.jpg USA Lake Charles Civic Center 2 Apr. 1980 Buffalo, NY 15px-Flag_usa.jpg USA Buffalo Memorial Auditorium 3 Apr. 1980 Toledo, OH 15px-Flag_usa.jpg USA Toledo Sports Arena 4 Apr. 1980 Saginaw, MI 15px-Flag_usa.jpg USA Saginaw Civic Center: Wendler Arena 5 Apr. 1980 Indianapolis, IN 15px-Flag_usa.jpg USA Market Square Arena 6 Apr. 1980 St. Louis, MO 15px-Flag_usa.jpg USA Kiel Auditorium 7 Apr. 1980 Milwaukee, WI 15px-Flag_usa.jpg USA MECCA Arena 10 Apr. 1980 Savannah, GA 15px-Flag_usa.jpg USA Savannah Civic Center 11 Apr. 1980 Greensboro, NC 15px-Flag_usa.jpg USA Greensboro Coliseum 12 Apr. 1980 Baltimore, MD 15px-Flag_usa.jpg USA Baltimore Civic Center 13 Apr. 1980 Springfield, MA 15px-Flag_usa.jpg USA Springfield Civic Center 18 Apr. 1980 Memphis, TN 15px-Flag_usa.jpg USA Mid-South Coliseum 19 Apr. 1980 Huntsville, AL 15px-Flag_usa.jpg USA Von Braun Civic Center Arena 20 Apr. 1980 Dayton, OH 15px-Flag_usa.jpg USA University of Dayton Arena 24 Apr. 1980 Richmond, VA 15px-Flag_usa.jpg USA Richmond Coliseum 25 Apr. 1980 Charlotte, NC 15px-Flag_usa.jpg USA Charlotte Coliseum 26 Apr. 1980 Macon, GA 15px-Flag_usa.jpg USA Macon Coliseum 27 Apr. 1980 Nashville, TN 15px-Flag_usa.jpg USA Nashville Municipal Auditorium 3 May 1980 Landover, MD 15px-Flag_usa.jpg USA Capital Centre

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Reply #3 posted 01/05/22 9:41am

vainandy

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This was the concert that I raised absolute hell wanting to attend but couldn't. lol

Andy is a four letter word.
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Reply #4 posted 01/05/22 9:55am

alphastreet

vainandy said:

This was the concert that I raised absolute hell wanting to attend but couldn't. lol



Vainandy I’m so disappointed to hear you didn’t go!!!!

I wonder if they went to Toronto on that tour, both had lived there before
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Reply #5 posted 01/05/22 10:22am

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alphastreet said:

vainandy said:

This was the concert that I raised absolute hell wanting to attend but couldn't. lol

Vainandy I’m so disappointed to hear you didn’t go!!!! I wonder if they went to Toronto on that tour, both had lived there before

Looking back now, I'm glad I didn't get to go. My grandmother and uncle were going to take me until she called the box office to get tickets and they heard an elderly white woman on the phone and asked.... "Ma'am, do you realize WHAT you are getting tickets for?"....and she about had a heart attack on the phone. Tell a white woman in her 70s, from The South, in the year 1980, that you'll probably be one of the only white people in the building other than the ones that work there and see what happens. lol

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She's the one that gave me money to buy all my records though to keep me entertained. Looking back, knowing what I know now, if we had gone, I wouldn't be too worried about Prince. I've heard stories from people in my area, around my age, that claimed to have gone, and they say that Prince stripped down like he did on the "Dirty Mind" tour. Well yeah, I'm sure he did on several of the shows on the "Fire It Up" tour but I've also heard stories from people who claim to have attended that are older than me and they said that Prince was pretty tame and shy in that show which makes sense because from what I've read, Prince didn't get wild until after he saw all the attention that Rick got from being wild on stage. Prince probably got wild later on during that tour after he left my area. Rick was wild from day one pulling out joints on stage and telling the audience to pull theirs out too and fire it up. I would have LOVED the show but my grandmother would have had a heart attack and would NEVER buy me another record again if she had been there. lol

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Andy is a four letter word.
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Reply #6 posted 01/05/22 11:45am

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"Ma'am, do you realize WHAT you are getting tickets for?"....and she about had a heart attack on the phone. Tell a white woman in her 70s, from The South, in the year 1980, that you'll probably be one of the only white people in the building other than the ones that work there and see what happens."

biggrin eye razz wildsign lol

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Reply #7 posted 01/05/22 12:24pm

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alphastreet said:

vainandy said:

This was the concert that I raised absolute hell wanting to attend but couldn't. lol

Vainandy I’m so disappointed to hear you didn’t go!!!! I wonder if they went to Toronto on that tour, both had lived there before

The tour dates are listed in a post two before yours.
When did Prince live in Toronto before 1980?

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Reply #8 posted 01/06/22 11:19am

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How did Rick pull that off in the 70s, in the South, of all places, when marijuana was strictly illegal in the 70s and 80s and people like Timothy Leary were punished with ten years in prison for possession of two joints. I understand that there is a double standard for celebrities and Leary was considered a subversive person but still....Rick´s antics back then and in the 90s too were very crass and over the top. He did what he did for such a long time until he was finally sent to prison. But how did he get away with that in the early days? And why?

vainandy said:

alphastreet said:

vainandy said: Vainandy I’m so disappointed to hear you didn’t go!!!! I wonder if they went to Toronto on that tour, both had lived there before

Looking back now, I'm glad I didn't get to go. My grandmother and uncle were going to take me until she called the box office to get tickets and they heard an elderly white woman on the phone and asked.... "Ma'am, do you realize WHAT you are getting tickets for?"....and she about had a heart attack on the phone. Tell a white woman in her 70s, from The South, in the year 1980, that you'll probably be one of the only white people in the building other than the ones that work there and see what happens. lol

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She's the one that gave me money to buy all my records though to keep me entertained. Looking back, knowing what I know now, if we had gone, I wouldn't be too worried about Prince. I've heard stories from people in my area, around my age, that claimed to have gone, and they say that Prince stripped down like he did on the "Dirty Mind" tour. Well yeah, I'm sure he did on several of the shows on the "Fire It Up" tour but I've also heard stories from people who claim to have attended that are older than me and they said that Prince was pretty tame and shy in that show which makes sense because from what I've read, Prince didn't get wild until after he saw all the attention that Rick got from being wild on stage. Prince probably got wild later on during that tour after he left my area. Rick was wild from day one pulling out joints on stage and telling the audience to pull theirs out too and fire it up. I would have LOVED the show but my grandmother would have had a heart attack and would NEVER buy me another record again if she had been there. lol

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[Edited 1/5/22 10:26am]

" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"
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Reply #9 posted 01/06/22 1:37pm

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My Fav PRINCE Tour/Live Pictures/Album Promo Posters | #1 | "Rick James  Fire It Up Tour 1980" : r/PRINCEJan 80 06-01-1980 : Midnight Special Shooting – aired 11-01-80 - Page 2Prince's Tour Credentials For Rick James' 1980 Fire It Up Tour " Poster by  ColSmokie | Redbubble

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Reply #10 posted 01/06/22 5:18pm

alphastreet

mb71 said:



alphastreet said:


vainandy said:

This was the concert that I raised absolute hell wanting to attend but couldn't. lol



Vainandy I’m so disappointed to hear you didn’t go!!!! I wonder if they went to Toronto on that tour, both had lived there before

The tour dates are listed in a post two before yours.
When did Prince live in Toronto before 1980?



I meant at a different time, and I saw him when he was here
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Reply #11 posted 01/06/22 9:30pm

woogiebear

My Friend Kevin (R.I.P.) said that the Buffalo Show got CANCELLED because Rick James was "Sick".

I didn't see Rick James or Prince until 1983. I was too Young back then (only 12). Sidebar: My Big Sis Stacy (R.I.P.) saw the Dirty Mind Tour in Buffalo (Teena Marie opened). They said Rick was SO MAD that He walked out halfway through Prince's Set

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Reply #12 posted 01/07/22 7:28am

CoolMF

Yes and it's one of, if not the 1st, concert experience that I remember. Saw it in Chicago and still remember him and his keyboardist doing the long tongue-kissing towards the end of the show (and one of my parents covering my eyes too late). If memory serves me correctly, we left immediately and didn't stay to check out Rick...

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Reply #13 posted 01/07/22 6:43pm

DotsofU

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Has Vaughn Mason ever talked about this tour? now THAT may be interesting.....

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Reply #14 posted 01/07/22 7:05pm

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DotsofU said:

Has Vaughn Mason ever talked about this tour? now THAT may be interesting.....

Vaughan Mason, as is the Org namesake and James Ambrose Johnson has transitioned on to the next life cycle.

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Jeux Sans Frontiers
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Reply #15 posted 01/08/22 6:39am

muleFunk

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Our family's mortician was Prince's limo driver for the Nashville stop.

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Reply #16 posted 01/08/22 7:53am

DotsofU

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UncleGrandpa said:

DotsofU said:

Has Vaughn Mason ever talked about this tour? now THAT may be interesting.....

Vaughan Mason, as is the Org namesake and James Ambrose Johnson has transitioned on to the next life cycle.

[Edited 1/7/22 20:36pm]

Oh, I'm sorry to hear that

Thanks for letting me know

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Reply #17 posted 01/16/22 2:24am

xenophobia2002

I am looking for concert tickets from this tour
Please let me know if you have
I AM LOOKING FOR USED PRINCE CONCERT TICKETS ... https://www.facebook.com/...erttickets
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Reply #18 posted 01/16/22 5:53am

CandyCool

I did not see him during that tour, but read Rick's book Memoirs of a Superfreak. A whole chapter, incl pics, on that tour and Prince. The book is great stuff all around.

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Reply #19 posted 01/18/22 7:58pm

jackson35

i work on this tour with al haymon as the promoter it was a fun tour with tina marie lenny white and vahun mason

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Reply #20 posted 01/19/22 1:34am

Vannormal

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves.
And wiser people so full of doubts"
(Bertrand Russsell 1872-1972)
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