PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION: LIVE – to stream live on Youtube MAY 14-17 & Live album to be released digitally on May 15th

PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION: LIVE - to stream live on Youtube MAY 14-17 & Live album to be released digitally on May 15th 1
The Prince Estate, in partnership with YouTube, will host a three-day streaming event of  PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION: LIVE, a historic concert captured at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY on March 30, 1985. Prince and the Revolution: Live showcases Prince and his iconic band at the peak of their Purple Rain Tour, and was the first live concert footage that Prince officially released as both television broadcast and home video.

Performing in lock-step with his incredible, tightly rehearsed band—which featured Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Dr Fink, Mark Brown, Eric Leeds, and Bobby Z., along with a cast of special guests—the live concert in Syracuse included Purple Rain hits like “Let’s Go Crazy,” “When Doves Cry,” “I Would Die 4 U” and “Purple Rain” in addition to other early-career favourites like “1999,” “Little Red Corvette,” “How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore.” (Full tracklist below.)

To celebrate the streaming release of 
 PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION: LIVE, The Prince Estate and YouTube will host a watch party on Thursday, May 14, at 7 p.m. CDT. An hour before the watch party, at 6 p.m. CDT, fans will have the opportunity to participate in a special pre-stream Q&A with Revolution drummer Bobby Z., moderated by Andrea Swensson of Minnesota Public Radio’s The Current.

PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION: LIVE will be available on Prince’s official YouTube Channel for three days only (through 11:59 pm on Sunday, May 17). In collaboration with YouTube and Google, the streaming event will run in support of the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organisation (powered by UN Foundation and Swiss Philanthropy Foundation). Any viewer donations will include a matching component from Google ( will match $2 for every $1 up to $5M). Full details here.

WATCH THE PRE-SHOW from 11 pm, May 14, 2020

WATCH THE CONCERT from Midnight, May 14, 2020

The concert was originally released in 1985 on VHS and LaserDisc, followed by a DVD release included with the 2017 Purple Rain Remastered & Deluxe Edition. The audio from the concert has been remastered by longtime Prince mastering engineer Bernie Grundman and will be available officially in digital format for the first time across all streaming and download partners on Friday, 15 May. 

Follow this link to digital download/streaming partners


1.     Let’s Go Crazy (6:03)
2.     Delirious (2:51)
3.     1999 (5:51)
4.     Little Red Corvette (3:39)
5.     Take Me With U (4:57)
6.     Yankee Doodle Dandy (3:53)
7.     Do Me Baby (4:51)
8.     Irresistible Bitch (1:56)
9.     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)

About The Prince Estate:

The Prince Estate passionately presents Prince’s life and work and cultivates opportunities to further his legacy. As the singular, authoritative source on all things Prince, The Prince Estate inspires and educates fans, celebrates Prince in his totality, and stewards Prince’s legacy into the future.
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Mark Millar is the founder of XS Noize and looks after the daily running of the website as well as hosting interviews for the weekly XS Noize Podcast. Mark's favourite album is Achtung Baby by U2.

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