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Hit And Run Tour

2014/5

Have you ever heard nine hits in a row?

The Hit And Run Tour was the promotional tour of Prince‘s 3rdEyeGirl band, across 2014 and 2015. The tour began with a series of very short notice ‘hit and run’ style shows held in small and iconic London venues throughout February 2014. This initial phase was not essentially a ‘tour’ and only few of the venues booked in advance it received no coordinated campaign, indeed the shows were often announced on the morning the event would later take place. Prince said the band would remain in London for as long as the city wanted them to play. The shows were extremely well received and benefited from considerable press attention due to the novelty of Prince popping up at even very small venues seemingly at his whim, injecting a sense of occasion into every show.

Due to the tour’s success a more structured series of the shows followed when the band revisited the UK that May and the tour consequently named Hit And Run Part II and up-scaled to arenas – the dates announced and ticketed days in advance and a tour book also produced. This second leg focused on venues in northern UK, with the later dates performed in Europe. The tour was revived on 6 March 2015 with the announcement a HitNRun Tour across the US that spring – starting off in the hometown of drummer Hannah Welton (nee Ford) Louisville, Kentucky.

3rdEyeGirl

Vocals/Guitar
Prince
Drums
Hannah Ford
Guitar
Donna Grantis
Bass Guitar
Ida Nielsen
Percussion
Joshua Welton

Total dates played

  • Hit And Run (UK)
    12 shows from 5 to 22 February 2014
  • Hit And Run Part II (UK, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Austria)
    17 shows from 15 May to 31 August, 2014
  • HITnRUN Tour (USA, Canada)
    shows from 15 March to 14 June, 2015

Sample setlist

  1. Let’s Go Crazy
  2. Funknroll
  3. She’s Always In My Hair
  4. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man
  5. Guitar
  6. Plectrumelectrum
  7. Fixurlifeup
  8. Marz / Johnny B. Good
  9. Colonized Mind
  10. Chaos And Disorder
  11. How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore
  12. The Beautiful Ones
  13. Diamonds And Pearls
  14. Purple Rain
  15. Do Me, Baby
  16. Adore
  17. Forever In My Life
  18. When Doves Cry
  19. Sign O’ The Times
  20. Housequake
  21. I Would Die 4 U
  22. Hot Thing
  23. Play That Funky Music
  24. Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)
  25. Cause And Effect
  26. Endorphinmachine
  27. Dreamer
  28. Screwdriver
  29. I Like It There
  30. Bambi

Supporting album(s)

Plectrumelectrum

Plectrumelectrum

Warner Bros. Records

Released
30 September 2014
US Chart Peak
8
UK Chart Peak
11

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