Prince live from Purple Rain era
Limited time on YouTube so watch while you can.
The Prince estate, in partnership with YouTube, is hosting a watch party of “Prince and the Revolution: Live,” the renowned concert captured at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y., on March 30, 1985. The show, filmed at the peak of their Purple Rain Tour, was the first live concert footage that Prince officially released as both a television broadcast and home video. And this will be the first time it’s streamed.
Among the hits performed are “Let’s Go Crazy,” “Delirious,” “1999,” “Little Red Corvette,” “Darling Nikki,” “When Doves Cry” and “Purple Rain.” Tune in an hour early for a live Q. and A. with the Revolution drummer Bobby Z.
The preshow starts at 8 p.m., and the watch party is at 9. The concert will be available through Sunday night.
The show ended with a 20-minute rendition of Purple Rain (with 10 minutes of a Prince guitar solo). I know where I’ll be at 8 pm ET this evening.