In February 2008, together with my friend JmfD, I began in earnest with re-researching all Prince tour dates of the past for a prospected updated edition of UPTOWN’s The Vault. For a starting point I used the dates as we listed them in the 2004 edition of The Vault, since (like many of you) I considered them as correct as they could possible be. However, before long I found all sorts of easily verifiable flaws in that otherwise very impressive list that was originally compiled by Per Nilsen and over the years embellished with help of others. In fact all lists that are found on the internet when i started seemed to be (more or less) verbatim copies of UPTOWN’s lists, with little or no changes or updates made.
The listing as we present it here is the most accurate and thoroughly researched matter of Prince concert history outside the walls of Paisley Park. A history of Prince tours in a more correct and more complete form than ever available before.
The original plan on building this Tour History page out to something bigger, with clickable links for all dates under which stuff like set lists, accurate attendance figures, support acts etcetera can be listed is now abandoned. For these statistic i would like to refer to PrinceVault.com, another site I am heavily involved in and uses the same set of dates i originally found and confirmed for this project here.
The list here will however be kept up to date.
The concerts are presented grouped by tour. This means all ‘one-off’ shows, award show performances, guest appearances and television-recordings are shown in a separate listing.Visit