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Sign O’ The Times Tour


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The Sign O’ The Times Tour was Prince’s first tour since disbanding the Revolution, beginning just eight months after the closing of the Revolution’s final show. Following in the vein of the preceding tour, 1986’s Parade Tour, Prince would only see the Sign O The Times Tour only in Europe. It was attended by 350,000 over its 34 shows, but by the conclusion of its Japan leg Prince did not want to continue the tour to the US because he wanted to return to the studio to write his next album.

Prince had wanted to focus the Sign O’ The Times Tour on Europe where his recent albums had sold better. It would miss out the UK, however, as its two shows planned at Wembley Stadium (25th and 26th June, 1987) had to be cancelled due to poor weather and with no suitable alternative indoor venue available the tour continued in continental Europe. Indeed the weather plagued much of the European leg, and it inspired Prince to have the shows preserved in film and to appease the American audience whom were denied it. The resulting Sign O’ The Times movie was released with footage taken from the three shows at Rotterdam’s Sportpaleis Ahoy, interspersed with extra scenes staged and shot at the newly constructed Paisley Park Studios.


Shelia E.
Miko Weaver
Matt Fink
Boni Boyer
Bass Guitar
Levi Seacer Jr.
Cat Glover
Eric Leeds
Greg Brooks
Matthew Blistan "Atlanta Bliss"
Wally Salford

Total dates played

Sample setlist

  1. Sign O’ The Times
  2. Play In The Sunshine
  3. Little Red Corvette
  4. Housequake
  5. Girls & Boys
  6. Slow Love
  7. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man
  8. Hot Thing
  9. Now’s The Time
  10. If I Was Your Girlfriend
  11. Let’s Go Crazy
  12. When Doves Cry
  13. Purple Rain
  14. 1999
  15. Forever In My Life
  16. It
  17. Kiss
  18. The Cross
  19. It’s Gonna Be A Beautiful Night

Supporting album(s)

Sign O’ The Times

Sign O’ The Times

Warner Bros. Records

30 March 1987
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