Prince kicked off his long-awaited Welcome 2 America tour last night at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, NJ. The Purple One filled his set with material from throughout his career including a few medleys and a cover of Sarah McLachlan’s Angel. He closed out the main set with Purple Rain before returning for a lengthy encore that featured Kiss and Diamonds and Pearls.
Head over to the newly re-designed RollingStone.com to read Rob Sheffield’s review of the show. Here’s a look at last night’s setlist…
December 15, 2010
East Rutherford, NJ
Set: Laydown, Black Muse, The Beautiful Ones, Medley: Uptown / Raspberry Beret / Cream, Medley: Cool / Let’s Work, U Got The Look, Shhh, Angel (Sarah McLachlan cover), Nothing Compares 2 U, She’s Always In My Hair, If I Was Your Girlfriend, Insatiable, Scandalous, Adore, Purple Rain
Encore: Kiss, Sometimes It Snows In April, Diamonds And Pearls, Medley: All The Critics Love U In New York / Controversy / Sexy Dancer / Le Freak (Chic cover) / Housequake
Jazz bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding and R&B artist Lalah Hathaway opened last evening’s concert. Prince returns to the Izod Center tomorrow along with jazz performer Cassandra Wilson and funk saxophonist Maceo Parker.