12 November 1996

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One-Off Performance
12 November 1996
Venue Paisley Park Studios
City, Country Chanhassen, Minnesota, USA
Band Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) (vox, guitar), Kirk Johnson (drums), Rhonda Smith (bass), Morris Hayes (keyboards), Kat Dyson (guitar)
Guest(s) Michael Nelson (trombone), Kenni Holmen (tenor saxophone), Kathy J. (baritone saxophone), Dave Jensen (trumpet), Steve Strand (trumpet)
1996-011-12-MPLS.png
Ticket courtesy of roaldbakker@hotmail.com
Setlist
Songs Additional Songs Remarks / Personnel

Slave Arrow.png incl. 'Free At Last' intro
Jam Of The Year
Purple Rain
Get Yo Groove On Six w/ Hornheadz and dancers
Joy In Repetition w/ dancers
Sexy M.F. Arrow.png truncated' w/ Hornheadz
If I Was Your Girlfriend
One Of Us incl. Emancipation (coda)
 
 

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

 ? / ? 25 minutes  ? / 1,850 FREE
 
Trivia

  • Prior the show, the video of Betcha By Golly Wow! was premiered to the attendants.
  • The show was filmed, and used as a live broacast for MTV, BET and VH1 networks.
  • Press release (NPG Records: 22 November 1996):
    "The Freedom Train Rolls In Minneapolis; Live Performance And Video Simulcast Via Satellite."

    "Chanhassen, Minneapolis - "Free at last! Free at last! God Almighty, we're free at last!" was the chant that began the birth of the Emancipation era. Broadcast live around the world by MTV, VH1 and BET in a rare show of cross-network unity, SymbolSmallerBlue.png delighted millions with a liberating performance at his Paisley Park Studios. celebrating both his artistic freedom and the November 19th release of his new album Emancipation on NPG records, SymbolSmallerBlue.png and his four-piece New Power Generation band performed selections from the new album on a heavenly all-white soundstage. The half-hour long set included new album tracks "Jam Of The Year", Joan Osbourne's "One Of Us", and "Get Your Groove On", as well as old favorites "Purple Rain" and "If I was Your Girlfriend". The video for the first single, "Betcha By Golly Wow" (directed by SymbolSmallerBlue.png) kicked off the broadcast. Among those swaying in gleeful attendance and snacking on SymbolSmallerBlue.png's favorite cereal (Cap'n Crunch) were Boys II Men, Donatella Versace, Phish, Bill Belamy, Mavis Staples and D'Angelo."

    "At a press conference following his performance, SymbolSmallerBlue.png commented:"

    "The whole process of this record was different. I'm a free man, I'm a happy man, I'm a married man and I'm a clear man. All the tracks on this record are free, happy and clear. making this record was uplifting for me."

    "Emancipation is SymbolSmallerBlue.png's historic celebration of personal freedom, the album he states he was "born to make", times three: three discs, three hours of love, sex and liberty".
 
Soundcheck Support Act(s)

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