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Paisley Park to screen 1993 Prince concert; and, as of April, to cease hosting Friday night festivities

Paisley Park has announced tomorrow’s film screening, and has also announced that the Friday night Paisley Park After Dark events are ending as of April: events will only be held on Saturday nights, alternating between DJ nights and film screenings. Until now and, Fridays have featured weekly dance parties and Saturdays have featured film screenings. That pattern will continue through March.

Tomorrow’s film screening at Paisley Park features footage from April 3, 1993, when Prince performed at the Fox Theater in Detroit, Mich. This concert, which was a part of Prince’s Love Symbol Tour: Act I, will screen from 9-11 p.m.

Love Symbol Tour: Act I took place in North America, and Act II toured Europe. Act I ran from March 8 to April 17, 1993. The tour focused on songs from Prince’s Love Symbol album, as well some more rare B-side songs like “She’s Always in My Hair.” This was Prince’s final tour before changing his stage name to the now-famous, unpronounceable symbol.

The New Power Generation joined Prince on this tour, and sometimes played a few songs of their own. The tour focused on venues that were of a medium size: the average capacity was for between 4,000 and 6,000 people. This was a purposeful move on Prince’s part. He wanted to play to sold-out crowds, not wanting to take any risks with his first proper U.S. tour in years.

Tickets for the screening are $60, including a museum tour. Tonight, there is a dance party with DJ Fundraiser. Future film screenings are yet to be announced, but the next several weeks’ worth of DJs have been determined.

DJ Deisel on March 3
DJ Lenka on March 10
DJ Holtz on March 17
DJ Fundraiser on March 24
DJ Deisel on March 31

In other Paisley Park news today, the venue started selling replicas of Prince’s “Tamboracca” — and it emerged that a private corporate event was hosted there this week.


Prince setlist: April 3, 1993, Fox Theater, Detroit

via Setlist.fm

My Name Is Prince
Sexy M.F.
Love 2 the 9’s
Damn U
The Max
The Morning Papers
Blue Light
The Continental
Everybody Get on Up (Carmen Electra cover)
The Flow
Johnny (The New Power Generation cover)
And God Created Woman
3 Chains o’ Gold
Let’s Go Crazy
Irresistible Bitch
She’s Always in My Hair
When You Were Mine
Gett Off
Goldn—a (The New Power Generation)
Purple Rain
Black M.F. in the House (The New Power Generation)
Baby I’m a Star

Hanna Bubser is a student at Hamline University.