Prince Rogers Nelson, known as “Prince” on stage, passed away on April 21, 2016, reports claim. The music industry was greatly impacted by him and we will all mourn the loss.
We remember him today by highlighting the memorable venues he played at that are still around today!
The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA.
Prince kicked off his first tour, aptly named the “Prince Tour”, on November 26, 1979 at this still-standing, iconic venue in Los Angeles.
Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis, MN.
Hailing from Minneapolis himself, Prince continued his first tour to his hometown on February 9, 1980.
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA.
Prince headlined two nights at this historic venue for his “Controversy” tour on Valentines day and the day after in 1982 and then again for his “Act I and II” tour on April 10 and 11 of 1993.
Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA.
The next time you’re at the Palladium, look around and picture Prince playing there during his “Hit n Run” tour on May 4, 2001.
Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO.
Four shows in two days, that’s Prince. During his “Live Out Loud” tour, he played two times on May 12 and twice on May 13 in 2013. Do what you gotta do for the fans.
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY.
Always have to include MSG on the list, because for many musicians it’s THE dream venue and Prince played for two days during his “Lovesexy” tour on October 2 and 3 in 1988; on September 25, 1998 during his “New Power Soul” tour; July 12, 13 and 14 in 2004 for his “Musicology Live 2004ever” tour ; and again on December 18, 2010, December 29, 2010, January 18, 2011 and February 7, 2011 on his “Welcome 2” tour.