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Diamonds And Pearls Tour

1992

More Broadway than James Brown.

The stage set for the Diamonds And Pearls Tour is futuristic to mirror the theme and high energy of the music. The lighting rig above the stage was in the shape of Prince‘s trademark love symbol. The early shows were supported by Carmen Electra (her act was pulled due to disputes over payment). The Diamonds And Pearl Tour was a massive success and attended by 850,000 over its 50 dates and is notable for setting a venue record at London’s 18,000 capacity Earls Court Arena where Prince played a run of eight sold out shows. It is also the first occasion Mayte would work with Prince. She was a 19 year-old dancer and her appearance on this tour occasioned her first job, and would eventually become Prince’s wife. The 18 band members, which included a full horn section, the Diamonds And Pearls Tour was Prince’s largest stage entourage. Rosie Gaines left the New Power Generation at the conclusion of the tour.

The New Power Generation

Vocals/Guitar
Prince
Drums
Michael Bland
Rhythm Guitar
Levi Seacer Jr.
Keyboards
Tommy Barbarella
Bass Guitar
Sonny Thompson
Vocals/Keyboard
Rosie Gaines
Vocals
Tony Mosley
Percussion
Kirky Johnson
Trombone
Mike Nelson
Tenor Sax
Brian Gallagher
Baritone Sax
Kathy Jensen
Trumpet
Dave Jensen
Steve Strand
DJ
William Graves
Dancer
Mayte Garcia
Lori Wener "Diamond"
Robia LaMorte "Pearl"

Total dates played

  • 50 shows from 3 April to 12 July, 1992

Sample setlist

  1. Thunder
  2. Daddy Pop
  3. Diamonds And Pearls
  4. Let’s Go Crazy
  5. Kiss
  6. Dead On It
  7. Jughead
  8. Purple Rain
  9. Live 4 Love
  10. Willing And Able
  11. Nothing Compares 2 U
  12. Sexy MF
  13. Thieves In The Temple
  14. It
  15. A Night In Tunisia
  16. Strollin’
  17. Insatiable
  18. Gett Off
  19. The Flow
  20. Cream
  21. Dr. Feelgood
  22. 1999
  23. Baby I’m A Star
  24. Push
  25. My Name Is Prince

Supporting album(s)

Diamonds And Pearls

Diamonds And Pearls

Warner Bros. Records

Released
1 October 1991
US Chart Peak
3
UK Chart Peak
2

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