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Diamonds and Pearls Tour

Diamonds and Pearls Tour
Tour by Prince
Associated album Diamonds and Pearls
Start date April 3, 1992
End date July 12, 1992
Legs 3
Shows 4 in Asia
14 in Australia
32 in Europe
50 in Total
Prince tour chronology
Nude Tour
(1990)
Diamonds and Pearls Tour
(1992)
Act I Tour
(1993)

The Diamonds and Pearls Tour was a concert tour by Prince promoting his Diamonds and Pearls album, released the previous year. Like several of his then-recent tours, Prince chose not to tour in the United States (the exception being the Lovesexy World Tour). It wouldn't be till 1993's Act I tour before Prince did a full tour of the U.S.

History

More extravagant than the previous year's Nude Tour, the Diamonds and Pearls Tour had more expensive set design, and additional band members. The setlist focused mainly on songs from the album, but was spattered with a number of greatest hits. Most songs were played in their entirety. Prince added a new horn section to the band and promoted a new hip-hop image with raps by Tony M.

Band

After the departure of the remaining members of The Revolution after 1990's Nude Tour, Prince decided to officially dub this new band the New Power Generation. Most of the band transferred over from the Nude Tour. Levi Seacer, Jr. was switched from bass to guitar to replace the departed Miko Weaver while Sonny T. took over for Levi on bass. Tommy Barbarella was brought in as a replacement for Doctor Fink on keyboards.

Prince added a new horn section to the band, dubbed the NPG Hornz who, while not being active on the Diamonds and Pearls album, would contribute greatly to Prince's albums for several years.

Dancers Diamond and Pearl were mainly eye candy and holdovers from promotional videos, but Mayte would be elevated to the focus of his next album, and eventually become Prince's bride.

Set lists

Setlist of 24 April 1992, at the Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia[1]

  1. Intro: "Take My Hand, Precious Lord"
  2. "Thunder"
  3. "Daddy Pop"
  4. "Diamonds and Pearls"
  5. "Let's Go Crazy"
  6. "Kiss"
  7. "Jughead" (Includes "Dead on It" intro)
  8. "Purple Rain"
  9. "Live 4 Love"
  10. "Willing and Able" (Includes "Lively Up Yourself" intro)
  11. Interlude
  12. "Nothing Compares 2 U"
  13. "Sexy M.F."
  14. "Thieves in the Temple" (Includes snippets of "It")
  15. Medley
    1. "A Night in Tunisia"
    2. "Strollin'" (Instrumental)
  16. "Insatiable"
  17. "Gett Off" (Includes snippets of "Gett Off (Houstyle)" and "The Flow")

Encore

  1. "Cream" (Includes "La, La, La, He, He, Hee" interpolation)
  2. "Chain of Fools" (Vocals by Rosie Gaines)

Encore 2

  1. Medley (Includes "A Love Bizarre" and "My Name is Prince" interpolations)
    1. "1999"
    2. "Baby I'm a Star"
    3. "Push"
  2. Show coda (Includes "Peter Gunn Theme" interpolation)

Tour dates

Date City Country Venue
Asia
April 3, 1992 Tokyo Japan Tokyo Dome
April 4, 1992
April 7, 1992 Nagoya Rainbow Hall
April 9, 1992 Yokohama Yokohama Arena
Australia
April 13, 1992 Brisbane Australia Brisbane Entertainment Centre
April 14, 1992
April 16, 1992 Melbourne Flinders Park Tennis Centre
April 18, 1992
April 19, 1992
April 21, 1992
April 22, 1992
April 24, 1992 Sydney Sydney Entertainment Centre
April 26, 1992
April 27, 1992
April 29, 1992
April 30, 1992
May 1, 1992
May 3, 1992 Sydney Cricket Ground
Europe
May 25, 1992 Ghent Belgium Flanders Expo
May 27, 1992 Rotterdam Netherlands Ahoy Rotterdam
May 28, 1992
May 30, 1992 Dortmund Germany Westfalenhallen
May 31, 1992 Berlin Waldbühne
June 2, 1992 Cologne Cologne Sporthalle
June 3, 1992 Frankfurt Festhalle Frankfurt
June 5, 1992 Munich Olympiahalle
June 6, 1992
June 8, 1992 Kiel Ostseehalle
June 9, 1992 Hamburg Alsterdorfer Sporthalle
June 10, 1992
June 13, 1992 Dublin Ireland Royal Dublin Showgrounds
June 15, 1992 London England Earls Court
June 16, 1992
June 17, 1992
June 19, 1992
June 20, 1992
June 21, 1992
June 23, 1992
June 24, 1992
June 26, 1992 Manchester Maine Road
June 28, 1992 Glasgow Scotland Celtic Park
July 1, 1992 Stuttgart Germany Schleyer-Halle
July 3, 1992 Trier Moselstadion
July 4, 1992 Maastricht Netherlands MECC
July 6, 1992 Rotterdam Ahoy Rotterdam
July 7, 1992
July 8, 1992
July 10, 1992 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
July 11, 1992
July 12, 1992

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