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Relive Prince & the Revolution’s Iconic 1985 Purple Rain Concert During a Three-Night Livestream

Prince and the Revolution will live stream his historic Purple Rain tour stop from 1985 for three nights to support the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization. Yup, you read that right.

Prince’s estate pulled the footage of the concert, which was held on March 30, 1985 at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York, out of the vault to spread the joy of Prince’s phenomenal live shows. This time around, the live Purple Rain show has a different venue and time. Fans can head to Prince’s YouTube channel from Thursday, May 14 to Sunday, May 17 to relive its glory while donating to the fund powered by the UN Foundation and Swiss Philanthropy Foundation. Google will match viewers’ donations $2 for every $1, up to $5 million.

Hours before the livestream on May 14, the estate announced that members of the Revolution would be joining the official watch party Thursday night, and virtual concertgoers will be able to chat with them. The pre-show event begins at 7 p.m. EST, and the Q&A will be moderated by Andrea Swensson of Minnesota Public Radio 89.3 The Current.

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Turn back time with Prince and the Revolution’s live stream show, starting Thursday, May 14 at 8 p.m. EST and ending Sunday, May 17 at 11:59 p.m., and check out the Syracuse show’s setlist below.https://www.youtube.com/embed/KRa8ZH_iOXo?feature=oembed

Prince and the Revolution’s Syracuse tour stop setlist: 

1. “Let’s Go Crazy”
2. “Delirious”
3. “1999”
4. “Little Red Corvette”
5. “Take Me With U”
6. “Yankee Doodle Dandy”
7. “Do Me Baby”
8. “Irresistible Bi—“
9. “Possessed”
10. “How Come You Don’t Call Me Anymore”
11. “Let’s Pretend We’re Married”
12. “International Lover”
13. “God”
14. “Computer Blue”
15. “Darling Nikki”
16. “The Beautiful Ones”
17. “When Doves Cry”
18. “I Would Die 4 U”
19. “Baby I’m a Star”
20. “Purple Rain”

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