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Prince’s final concert in Atlanta is a stunning, finessed listen

Atlanta’s Fox Theatre was jumpin'.


Ramon Ramirez


Posted on Apr 23, 2016   Updated on May 26, 2021, 9:51 pm CDT

Before Prince passed away this week at 57 and deprived the world of Western music’s most dynamic iconoclast, he touched down in Atlanta.

The Georgia capital’s Fox Theatre would unknowingly become host to the Purple One’s final concert on Thursday, April 14. It’s a gig that Prince had rescheduled following illness—one, perhaps fittingly, performed during a solo tour that featured just the hitmaker born Prince Rogers Nelson and his angelic piano.

Most importantly, Prince was happy with the show. As the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported Friday, he told his inner circle that he planned to release the Fox Theatre gig as some kind of live album.

And goodness check out this setlist, via SoundCloud:

• When Will B Paid
• The Max
• Black Sweat
• Girl
• I Would Die 4 U
• Baby, I’m a Star
• Ballad of Dorothy Parker
• Dark
• B-side Song (Indifference)
• I Love U But I Don’t Trust U
• Little Red Corvette
• It was a non-stop onslaught of songs;
• Dirty Mind
• Linus and Lucy (The Peanuts theme)
• back to Little Red Corvette
• Nothing Compares 2 U

Encore 1

• Cream
• Black Muse
• How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore

Encore 2

• Waiting In Vain (Bob Marley)
• If I Was Ur Girlfriend
• back to Waiting In Vain
• back to If I Was Ur Girlfriend

Encore 3

• Sometimes It Snows In April
• Purple Rain (the crowd goes nuts)
• The Beautiful Ones
• back to Purple Rain
• Diamonds & Pearls
• back to Purple Rain

You can stream the whole thing below.

H/T Stereogum

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*First Published: Apr 23, 2016, 10:08 am CDT