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The Ultimate Live Experience


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The first tour in history to promote an unreleased album (The Gold Experience) and so the tour was called The Ultimate Live Experience as it was only possible for fans to experience, rather than purchase, Prince‘s latest music. The tour is essentially an evolution of three tours. Beginning in the USA with an unstructured series of concerts under the moniker Interactive Tour, a full tour evolved and moved to Europe billed as The Ultimate Live Experience and in 1996 for the Japan leg became The Gold Tour.

The stage design for the tour was to resemble a human’s endorphin gland, and is pictured behind the CD tray of the album The Gold Experience. Not wishing to promote his Warner Brothers catalogue, the set lists featured only few songs from pre the 1993 era (the year Prince changed his name to The Artist Formally Known As PrincePrince love symbol)1 due to the on-going dispute with his label over the ownership of Prince’s music – when by the time of the Japanese leg the much postponed album the tour was to promote had finally been been released it was renamed The Gold Tour.


The Artist Formally Known As Prince
Michael Bland
Morris Hayes
Tommy Barbarella
Bass Guitar
Sonny Thompson
Mayte Garcia

Total dates played

Sample setlist

  1. Endorphinmachine
  2. The Jam
  3. Shhh
  4. Days Of Wild
  5. Now
  6. Sex Machine
  7. The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
  8. P. Control
  9. Letitgo
  10. Pink Cashmere1
  11. Loose!
  12. A Case Of U
  13. I Love U In Me1
  14. Proud Mary
  15. The Ride
  16. 71
  17. Race
  18. Super Hero
  19. Billy Jack Bitch
  20. Eye Hate U
  21. 319
  22. Gold

Supporting album(s)

The Gold Experience

The Gold Experience

Warner Bros. Records

25 September 1995
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UK Chart Peak

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