Get ready to have a funk-fueled weekend.
The 1985 concert film Prince and the Revolution: Live captured Prince’s legendary “Purple Rain Tour” and will be streaming for free.
Beginning Thursday, May 14 at 8 PM ET, you can watch Prince and the Revolution: Live right here or head over to Prince’s YouTube channel to stream.
The concert was recorded on March 30, 1985 at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York. Showcasing Prince and The Revolution at the height of the Purple Rain era, the film was originally released in 1985 on VHS and LaserDisc.
The tour marked the debut of Prince’s new live band The Revolution. Members included Wendy Melvoin (guitar), Lisa Coleman (keyboards), Dr. Fink (keyboards), Brown Mark (bass), Eric Leeds (saxophone), Eddie Minnifield (saxophone), and Bobby Z. (drums).
The tour spanned 98 total shows with a nonstop schedule beginning November, 1984 and concluding in April, 1985. It also marks the beginning of Sheila E.’s work with Prince as she was tapped as one of the opening acts for the tour.
Viewers will also have the opportunity to help support COVID-19 relief efforts during the livestream. All proceeds from the livestream will support the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization. Google will be matching each donation up to $5 million.
For fans unable to watch the livestream, audio from the concert will be available on streaming platforms this Friday, May 15.
Prince and the Revolution: Live Tracklist:
01. Let’s Go Crazy (6:03)
02. Delirious (2:51)
03. 1999 (5:51)
04. Little Red Corvette (3:39)
05. Take Me With U (4:57)
06. Yankee Doodle Dandy (3:53)
07. Do Me Baby (4:51)
08. Irresistible Bitch (1:56)
09. Possessed (4:25)
10. How Come You Don’t Call Me Anymore (7:19)
11. Let’s Pretend We’re Married (2:11)
12. International Lover (2:01)
13. God (7:46)
14. Computer Blue (4:15)
15. Darling Nikki (3:30)
16. The Beautiful Ones (6:50)
17. When Doves Cry (9:29)
18. I Would Die 4 U (3:27)
19. Baby I’m A Star (10:57)
20. Purple Rain (19:26)