One Nite Alone... Tour

The One Nite Alone... Tour was a concert tour by American recording artist Prince promoting his One Nite Alone... album, released earlier in the year. The tour hit the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan.

One Nite Alone... Tour
North American tour by Prince
Associated albumOne Nite Alone... The Rainbow Children
Start dateMarch 1, 2002
End dateNovember 29, 2002
Legs4
No. of shows64 (80 scheduled)
Prince concert chronology

Performances recorded during this tour were released on the live albums One Nite Alone... Live! and C-Note.

HistoryEdit

In January 2002, Prince began putting together a new incarnation of The New Power Generation. After Kip Blackshire and Morris Hayes, Prince hired keyboardist Renato Neto, alto saxophonist Maceo Parker, drummer John Blackwell, trombonist Greg Boyer and longtime bassist for Prince, Rhonda Smith. Prince designed the tour to put the emphasis on music; no dancers, pyrotechnics, huge stage props or other gimmicks. Most of the music played was centered on the then new album The Rainbow Children. The tour lasted for a run of 64 shows.[1] Prince wore suits rather than his trademark unique outfits. Prince played many aftershow concerts and, via his NPG Music Club, fans could attend band soundchecks and ask Prince questions ranging from his music to spirituality.[citation needed]

During this tour, Prince introduced controversial subject matters like race relations. "Avalanche" was a blues lament about effects of slavery of Black people and Prince called out Abraham Lincoln by name for the disingenuous reasons why Lincoln abolished slavery. "Family Name" was a song about Black Americans' original surnames from Africa taken away from them by white slavemasters that gave them demeaning surnames and contrasts those last names with Jewish last names that have more positive connotations. Unlike any other previous tours, Prince's onstage banter was humorous, challenging and even condescending. Also, during soundchecks, Prince was outspoken with his fans about his issues involving ownership of media outlets, the music industry, consolidation of record companies and radio stations and people's criticism of his decision to become a Jehovah's Witness.[citation needed]

BandEdit

The NPG was again changed for this tour. Kip Blackshire and Morris Hayes left the band and were replaced by Renato Neto on keyboard. Funk musician Greg Boyer (and often his partner Maceo Parker) joined the horn section. Other saxophonists who played with the band on selected dates were Najee, Candy Dulfer and Eric Leeds.

  • Prince – Vox, guitar, bass, keyboard / piano, drums
  • John Blackwell – Drums
  • Rhonda Smith – Bass
  • Renato Neto – Keyboard
  • Greg Boyer – Trombone
  • Maceo Parker – Saxophone on selected dates
  • Najee – Saxophone, flute on selected dates
  • Candy Dulfer – Saxophone on selected dates
  • Eric Leeds – Saxophone on selected dates
  • Dudley D – Turntables on selected dates

Set listEdit

This setlist is only for the show that was in Lakeland, FL and not the whole tour

  1. Drum Intro
  2. "The Rainbow Children"
  3. "Muse 2 the Pharaoh"
  4. "Xenophobia"
  5. "A Case of You"
  6. "Mellow"
  7. "1+1+1 is 3"
  8. "The Other Side of the Pillow"
  9. "Strange Relationship"
  10. "Sing A Simple Song"
  11. "La, La, La Means Eye Love U"
  12. "Didn't Cha Know"
  13. "When You Were Mine"
  14. "Avalanche"
  15. "Family Name"
  16. "Take Me with U"
  17. "Raspberry Beret"
  18. "Another Star (Instrumental)"
  19. "Santana Medley"
    1. "Jungle Strut"
    2. "Batuka"
    3. "Soul Sacrifice"
    4. "Toussaint L' Overture
  20. "Piano Medley"
    1. "Adore (Part 1)"
    2. "Do U Lie?"
    3. "Diamonds and Pearls"
    4. "Girls & Boys"
    5. "Condition of the Heart"
    6. "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World"
    7. "Adore (Part 2)"
    8. "I Wanna Be Your Lover"
    9. "Free"
    10. "Starfish and Coffee"
    11. "Sometimes It Snows in April"
    12. "Purple Rain"
    13. "Nothing Compares 2 U"
  21. "How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore"
  22. "Anna Stesia"

Tour datesEdit

Date City Country Venue Capacity
North America
March 1, 2002 Saginaw United States Heritage Theatre 2,276/2,276
March 2, 2002 Chicago Chicago Theatre 6,871/6,871
March 3, 2002
March 5, 2002 Columbus Ohio Theatre 2,779/2,779
March 6, 2002 Detroit Detroit Opera House 2,785/2,785
March 7, 2002 Buffalo Shea's Performing Arts Center 3,011/3,187
March 9, 2002 Louisville Palace Theatre 2,477/2,611
March 10, 2002 Cleveland Palace Theater 2,544/2,713
March 11, 2002 Indianapolis Murat Theater 2,496/2,517
March 29, 2002 Washington, D.C. Warner Theatre 5,481/5,481
March 30, 2002
March 31, 2002
April 3, 2002 Atlanta Atlanta Symphony Hall 3,524/3,524
April 4, 2002
April 6, 2002 Lakeland Youkey Theater 2,270/2,270
April 9, 2002 New York City Avery Fisher Hall 2,738/2,738
April 12, 2002 Kansas City Midland Theatre 2,887/3,573
April 14, 2002 Houston Verizon Wireless Theater 2,401/2,815
April 15, 2002 New Orleans Saenger Theatre 2,611/2,611
April 16, 2002 Dallas Music Hall at Fair Park 3,377/3,420
April 19, 2002 Los Angeles Kodak Theatre 6,712/6,712
April 20, 2002
April 24, 2002 Oakland Paramount Theater 3,476/3,476
April 26, 2002 Phoenix Dodge Theatre 4,761/4,761
April 29, 2002 Seattle Paramount Theatre 2,807/2,807
April 30, 2002 Portland Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall 2,610/2,610
May 28, 2002 Vancouver Canada Orpheum Theatre 2,475/2,680
May 31, 2002 Edmonton Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium 2,165/2,538
June 2, 2002 Calgary Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium 2,409/2,538
June 3, 2002 Regina Saskatchewan Arts Centre 1,980/2,031
June 6, 2002 Winnipeg Walker Theatre 2,188/2,300
June 13, 2002 Hamilton Hamilton Place Theater 2,193/2,193
June 15, 2002 Toronto Massey Hall 2,650/2,650
June 16, 2002 Ottawa National Arts Centre 1,910/2,323
June 18, 2002 Montreal Molson Center 4,010/4,010
Europe
October 3, 2002 London England Hammersmith Apollo 9,000/9,000
October 4, 2002
October 5, 2002
October 7, 2002 Manchester Carling Apollo 5,400/5,400
October 8, 2002
October 10, 2002 Dublin Ireland Point Theater 8,000/8,300
October 13, 2002 Frankfurt Germany Festhalle Frankfurt 9,878/9,878
October 15, 2002 Rotterdam Netherlands Rotterdam Ahoy 10,394/10,394
October 16, 2002 Hamburg Germany Congress Center Hamburg 3,000/3,000
October 18, 2002 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis 16,785/16,785
October 19, 2002 Berlin Germany Internationales Congress Centrum Berlin 4,500/4,500
October 21, 2002 Oslo Norway Oslo Concert Hall 1,616/1,616
October 22, 2002 Stockholm Sweden Annexet 3,950/3,950
October 24, 2002 Aalborg Denmark Aalborghallen 2,600/2,600
October 25, 2002 Copenhagen Falkoner Center 2,149/2,149
October 27, 2002 Oberhausen Germany König Pilsener Arena 10,151/10,151
October 28, 2002 Paris France Le Zénith 6,700/6,700
October 30, 2002 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion 12,480/12,800
October 31, 2002 Milan Italy PalaTucker 8,709/8,709
November 2, 2002 Rotterdam Netherlands Rotterdam Ahoy 10,394/10,394
Asia
November 15, 2002 Tokyo Japan Tokyo International Forum 5,012/5,012
November 17, 2002 Hamamatsu Act City Hamamatsu 2,011/2,336
November 18, 2002 Tokyo Nippon Budokan 19,098/20,000
November 19, 2002
November 21, 2002 Sapporo Hokkaido Koseinekin Hall 2,062/2,062
November 22, 2002 Sendai Zepp Sendai 1,198/1,198
November 26, 2002 Fukuoka Fukuoka Sunpalace 2,322/2,322
November 28, 2002 Osaka Osaka-jō Hall 10,500/10,500
November 29, 2002 Nagoya Century Hall 3,012/3,012

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "One Nite Alone Tour dates and venues". GoldiesParade.co.uk. Retrieved August 14, 2017.