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1999 Triple Threat Tour


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Supported by The Time and Vanity 6, Prince’s ‘1999 tour’ was officially the 1999 Triple Threat Tour. The music for Vanity’s set was provided by The Time, hidden behind a curtain. The vocals for Vanity was also assisted off stage with the support of Jill Jones. Yet it was the fact that The Time’s opening set was received as comparable to Prince’s main performance, tensions mounted during this tour and a jealous Prince fearful of being upstaged, dropped The Time from the bill in the latter stages of the tour. This rivalry would be backbone to the story line of the movie Purple Rain. The 1999 Triple Threat Tour was a great success and grossed $10 million and filled 20,000 seat venues throughout its 87 dates. Dez Dickerson left Prince on the conclusion of the tour, to form his own band.


Bobby Z.
Dez Dickerson
Bass Guitar
Matt "Dr." Fink
Lisa Coleman

Total dates played

  • 87 shows from 11 November 1982 to 10 April 1983

Sample setlist

  1. Controversy
  2. Let’s Work
  3. Do Me, Baby
  4. D.M.S.R.
  5. Still Waiting
  6. With You
  7. How Come You Don’t Call Me Anymore?
  8. Still Waiting
  9. When We’re Dancing Close And Slow
  10. I Wanna Be Your Lover
  11. Lady Cab Driver
  12. Automatic
  13. International Lover
  14. 1999

Supporting album(s)



Warner Bros. Records

17 October 1982
US Chart Peak
UK Chart Peak

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