Setlist, Video & Show Notes: Prince @ United Center, Chicago, IL 9/25/12

Well, I was blown away last night. Here's what went down...

September 25, 2012
United Center - Chicago, IL

Let's Go Crazy > Delerious > Let's Go Crazy, 1999, Shhh, Let's Work, U Got The Look, Sometimes It Snows In April, People Pleaser, She's Always In My Hair, Dreamer, I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man, Take Me With U, Raspberry Beret, Cream, Don't Stop Til You Get Enough / Cool, Nothing Compares 2 U*, Purple Rain, Controversy, How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore

"Sampler Set"
When Doves Cry, Nasty Girl, Sign O The Times, Hot Thing, Alphabet Street, Forever In My Life, Darling Nikki, Mr. Goodnight, I Would Die 4 U, Kiss

Little Red Corvette

Encore 2
Act Of God, What Have You Done For Me Lately, Which Way Is Up?, Partyman

* duet with Jennifer Hudson

Show Notes

  • Start time was approximately 8:30
  • After reports of limited guitar playing, the axe was out -- and if full force -- for a great majority of the set
  • Prince offered "heartfelt" apologies for any inconvenience from the previous night's show(s): "we seem to have the kinks worked out."
  • Hudson emerged from the same hydraulic lift that Prince made his entrance from, after the duet, Prince remarked "Chicago... we good now?"
  • Sampler set was not full songs, Alphabet Street and Darling Nikki were just riffs / verses (about 10 songs in 10 minutes)
  • House lights came up before encores, prompting some to leave, but most fans knew what was up and stuck around for the end of the show
  • Ticket holders for Monday's Aftershow at House Of Blues, can exchange for a United Center ticket tonight
  • For Tuesday's aftershow, the band went on at 1am, played for about 90 minutes

Aftershow setlist (unconfirmed)

Be Happy, Jam Of The Year, Days Of Wild, Mountains, Wild and Loose, Dance Electric, Brown Skin, Stratus#, Get On The Boat

# with Prince on bass, Mike Scott on guitar, Hannah Ford on drums


Consequence Of Sound: "We were at church and Prince had the whole congregation eating out of his hand"




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