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Reply #60 posted 07/09/18 9:16pm

radici27

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radici27 said:

I wonder why Prince didn't play South America. I am assuming he had some following there. So many different acts toured the region.


The concert footage in Brazil shows him constantly running back and forth on a gigantic stage. Looked tiring, even for young Prince.



I knew he played Rio. I am talking about him playing South America continuously throughout his career.

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Reply #61 posted 07/09/18 10:37pm

HamsterHuey

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Did an Excel exercise on data from princevault.com regarding tour dates/concerts outside the US.

Awesome! Did you do one for aftershows/one-off performances as well (outside Paisley Park)? Cuz that wouyld be real interesting to see; where did he feel good enough after a regular money making show to shine some more?

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Reply #62 posted 07/11/18 7:11am

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I would suggest London/UK, certainly in the latter part of his career. 21 Nights at the O2 in 2007, HitnRun I (and II) in 2014, the planned opening of Piano & a Microphone in 2015.

But it's all speculation.

The first show of the Piano & A Microphone would have been in Vienna, Austria

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Reply #63 posted 07/18/18 3:12pm

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Prince had a very special relationship with the Netherlands. He did many small and unusual shows there. He worked with Candy Dulfer and other Dutch musicians.

When he wanted to do a video/tv recording of the Lovesexy show and couldn't get a stadium in the Netherlands, he went to Dusseldorf just across the German border and then sold the tickets in the Netherlands to get a Dutch audience.

Apparently the Netherlands reminded him of Minneapolis, culturally - like Canada/Ontario.

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[Edited 7/18/18 15:14pm]

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Reply #64 posted 07/19/18 11:27am

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Prince had a very special relationship with the Netherlands. He did many small and unusual shows there. He worked with Candy Dulfer and other Dutch musicians.

When he wanted to do a video/tv recording of the Lovesexy show and couldn't get a stadium in the Netherlands, he went to Dusseldorf just across the German border and then sold the tickets in the Netherlands to get a Dutch audience.

Apparently the Netherlands reminded him of Minneapolis, culturally - like Canada/Ontario.

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[Edited 7/18/18 15:14pm]

Netherlands reminding Prince of Minneapolis, MN? Could the Dutch canals have reminded him of the rapids and the locks on the Mississippi River? Maybe some geographical reminiscence was at play with all of the water around, as Minnesota is the land of 10,000 lakes and you can see them as you flyover--but, cuturally, well, I dunno about that!

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An affinity with Cananda is a proximity kind of thing. They are our American neighbor, with whom we've managed to avoid a major conflict.

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Reply #65 posted 07/19/18 11:37am

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NorthC said:

Judging from the number of times he played there, it's Britain with Holland coming up second. But we're a smaller country, so there's obviously going to be fewer concerts. But for the Dortmund 88 show, tickets were sold exclusively in Holland, which makes four Dutch shows that year. And on the Diamonds & Pearls tour, he did more shows in Rotterdam than in Paris. (Sorry, bonatoc wink ) He loved us and we loved him. [Edited 7/2/18 12:58pm] [Edited 7/2/18 13:00pm]

Totally agree from the number times he went to England, especially London! Remember "London Knows How To Party"! cool razz biggrin

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Reply #66 posted 07/19/18 11:38am

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When he wanted to do a video/tv recording of the Lovesexy show and couldn't get a stadium in the Netherlands, he went to Dusseldorf just across the German border and then sold the tickets in the Netherlands to get a Dutch audience.

Dortmund, not Düsseldorf. And Dortmund is 100 kilometres away from the dutch border.


https://www.entfernungsrechner.net/de/distance/city/2935517/city/2745641

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Reply #67 posted 07/19/18 11:38am

Astasheiks

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TweetyV6 said:

Did an Excel exercise on data from princevault.com regarding tour dates/concerts outside the US.
Data from the 80's 90's 00's and 10's

Country Sum of Concerts
England 97
Germany 43
Canada 40
Japan 37
Australia 36
The Netherlands 36
France 24
Denmark 16
Denmark 16
Belgium 15
Italy 15
Sweden 15
Switzerland 9
Norway 6
Ireland 6
Austria 5
Scotland 5
Portugal 3
New Zealand 2
Poland 1
Luxembourg 1
Finland 1
Hungary 1

So in relation to country size/population/potential market share, the Netherlands was his favorite country cool


And of course because of Candy Dulfer, Anna Fantastic and Loïs Lane.
Oh and because of the best ever live gig he did in the Paard van Troje (Small Club, 2nd Show That Night)

eek biggrin Cool!

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Reply #68 posted 07/19/18 2:51pm

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Keep in mind that tours are determined by market share.
So "favourite" doesn't necessarily means "profitable".
I highly doubt Prince's tours, at least for a large part of his career,
were organised according to his personal preferences.

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Reply #69 posted 07/19/18 3:23pm

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bonatoc said:

Keep in mind that tours are determined by market share.
So "favourite" doesn't necessarily means "profitable".
I highly doubt Prince's tours, at least for a large part of his career,
were organised according to his personal preferences.




I agree bonatoc. Again marketing 101.
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