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Jam of the Year Tour

1997/8

Due to Prince‘s on-going dispute with Warner Brothers Records he declared that he would no longer record in studio but instead tour until the expiration of their contract. The resulting Jam of the Year Tour became therefore an amalgamation of several tours. Due to its sheer length of two full years it spanned several projects, prompting its renaming. Beginning as the Love 4 One Another shows to promote Prince’s charity of the same name these were in essence warm-up events for the larger tour, The Jam of the Year Tour, for which to promote the release of Emancipation. The extent of the tour saw it became one of the highest grossing of 1998. Prince was supported on this tour by Larry Graham and Chaka Khan to promote their own individual projects and it was at this phase the tour became the Newpower Soul Tour and later the Newpower Festival for the promotion of Prince’s Newpower Soul album.

Performers

Vocals/Guitar
The Artist Formally Known As Prince
Drums
Kirk Johnson
Guitar
Kathleen Dyson
Rhythm Guitar
Mike Scott
Keyboards
Morris Hayes
Bass Guitar
Rhonda Smith
Vocals
Marva King

Total dates played

Sample setlist

  1. Push It Up
  2. Jam Of The Year
  3. Talkin’ Loud And Sayin’ Nothing
  4. Let’s Work
  5. Delirious
  6. Purple Rain
  7. Little Red Corvette
  8. I Would Die 4 U
  9. Get Yo Groove On
  10. Face Down
  11. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man
  12. The Ride
  13. The Christ
  14. The One
  15. Do Me, Baby
  16. Adore
  17. Insatiable
  18. Scandalous!
  19. How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore?
  20. Sexy MF
  21. If I Was Your Girlfriend
  22. Diamonds And Pearls
  23. The Beautiful Ones
  24. The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
  25. Darling Nikki
  26. Nothing Compares 2 U
  27. Take Me With U
  28. Raspberry Beret
  29. Mr. Happy
  30. Come On
  31. I Like (Funky Music)
  32. Baby I’m A Star
  33. 1999

Supporting albums

Newpower Soul

Newpower Soul

BMG

Released
30 June 1998
US Chart Peak
22
UK Chart Peak
38
Emancipation

Emancipation

EMI Records

Released
19 November 1996
US Chart Peak
11
UK Chart Peak
18
Come 2 My House

Come 2 My House

NPG Records

Released
29 March 1999
US Chart Peak
-
UK Chart Peak
-
GCS 2000

GCS 2000

NPG Records

Released
21 July 1998
US Chart Peak
-
UK Chart Peak
-

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