One Nite Alone... Tour
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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.
|North American tour by Prince|
|Associated album||One Nite Alone... The Rainbow Children|
|Start date||March 1, 2002|
|End date||November 29, 2002|
|No. of shows||64 (80 scheduled)|
|Prince concert chronology|
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. 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.
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.
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
This setlist is only for the show that was in Lakeland, FL and not the whole tour
- Drum Intro
- "The Rainbow Children"
- "Muse 2 the Pharaoh"
- "A Case of You"
- "1+1+1 is 3"
- "The Other Side of the Pillow"
- "Strange Relationship"
- "Sing A Simple Song"
- "La, La, La Means Eye Love U"
- "Didn't Cha Know"
- "When You Were Mine"
- "Family Name"
- "Take Me with U"
- "Raspberry Beret"
- "Another Star (Instrumental)"
- "Santana Medley"
- "Piano Medley"
- "How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore"
- "Anna Stesia"
|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|
|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|
|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|
- "One Nite Alone Tour dates and venues". GoldiesParade.co.uk. Retrieved August 14, 2017.