Prince Dead at 57, Performed in Syracuse on March 30, 1985

Prince and the Revolution

On March 30th, 1985, Prince and the Revolution performed in Syracuse at the Carrier Dome where they taped Prince and the Revolution: Live, which was distributed on VHS after the tour was completed on July 29th, 1985. The concert was also broadcast live throughout Europe.

“Prince and the Revolution existed in a formal capacity from only 1984 through 1986, but the origin of the diverse band dates back to 1979, when he assembled a team of musicians to help him tour in support of his self-titled second album. Three years later, 1999 was released with “and the Revolution” printed upside down, in rather hidden fashion, on its cover.” – Andy Kellman, Rovi

According to, “Prince was born Prince Rogers Nelson on June 7, 1958, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Prince’s early music career saw the release of Prince, Dirty Mind and Controversy—all of which created controversy due to their fusion of religious and sexual themes. He then released the albums 1999 and Purple Rain, cementing his superstar status with No. 1 hits like “When Doves Cry” and “Let’s Go Crazy.” A seven-time Grammy winner, Prince had a prodigious output that included later albums like Diamonds and Pearls, The Gold Experience and Musicology.”

Below is a video of the Syracuse concert’s first song, Let’s Go Crazy


The evening’s full set-list in Syracuse:
01 Let’s Go Crazy
02 Delirious
03 1999
04 Little Red Corvette
05 Take Me With U
06 Do Me Baby
07 Irresistible Bitch
08 Possessed
09 How Come You Don’t Call Me
10 Let’s Pretend We’re Married
11 International Lover
12 God
13 Computer Blue
14 Darling Nikki
15 The Beautiful Ones
16 When Doves Cry
17 I Would Die 4 U
18 Baby I’m A Star
19 Purple Rain