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|1999 Triple Threat Tour|
|Tour by Prince|
|Start date||November 11, 1982|
|End date||April 20, 1983|
|Prince tour chronology|
|Purple Rain Tour|
The 1999 Tour, was up till then, Prince's longest tour of the U.S. in support of his fifth studio album 1999. In addition, to Prince and his band, his latest all girl group Vanity 6 made their first live act tour along with the returning Time.
- While held long time as a fact, there is no hard evidence found to support that this tour was ever denoted as the Triple Threat Tour.
This tour saw the debut of Vanity 6 as a live act to go along with The Time as opening act. Even with the release of the The Time’s second album, What Time Is It?, tension between Prince and The Time escalated as the band was forced to play as Vanity 6’s band during their 40-minute set with only a small increase in pay. They were further slighted by having to play behind a curtain, while the sultry girl group performed out front on-stage. Eventually, the heat between the bands and the fact that Prince was getting increasingly insecure at The Time’s nightly great performances, led to Prince dropping them from the tour altogether.
Additionally, this marked the end of Dez Dickerson's tenure as a member of Prince’s band, as the year prior, Dickerson became a born-again Christian and found himself conflicted playing music with such racy lyrics and was further upset when prior to last year’s Homecoming tour stop in Minneapolis, he expressed his desire to omit “Head” from that night’s set, which often ended with Prince simulating masturbating with his guitar. Dez gathered support from the rest of the members in the band to show a united front requesting they didn’t play the song in front of Dez's family, but when Prince was confronted and called for a vote, all but Dez sided with Prince, angering Dez. With Dez's impending departure, Prince had already found a replacement in Lisa Coleman's childhood friend Wendy Melvoin, who had already been sitting in on sound checks with the band and would even stand in for Dez when he wasn't available.
Initially Prince had planned on playing at London's Dominion Theatre but opted out at the last minute, in order to continue gaining status across America
- Prince: Lead vocals and guitar
- Dez Dickerson: Guitar
- Brown Mark: Bass
- Matt Fink: Keyboards
- Lisa Coleman: Keyboards
- Bobby Z: Drums
Also, Jill Jones performed on tour with the band as a back-up vocalist.
Typical set list
- "Let’s Work"
- "Do Me, Baby"
- "Let’s Pretend We’re Married"
- "With You"
- "How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore?"
- "Lady Cab Driver"
- "Little Red Corvette"
- "Dirty Mind"
- "International Lover
"D.M.S.R.", "Delirious," "Uptown" and "Head" would be worked into the set list of some shows.
- 11/11/1982 Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium - Chattanooga, USA
- 12/11/1982 Fox Theatre (Atlanta) - Atlanta, GA, USA (1)
- 12/11/1982 Fox Theatre (Atlanta) - Atlanta, GA, USA (2)
- 13/11/1982 Fox Theatre (Atlanta) - Atlanta, GA, USA
- 14/11/1982 Saenger Performing Arts Center - New Orleans, LA, USA (1)
- 14/11/1982 Saenger Performing Arts Center - New Orleans, LA, USA (2)
- 18/11/1982 Veterans Memorial Auditorium - Columbus, OH, USA
- 19/11/1982 Genesis Convention Center - Gary, IN, USA
- 20/11/1982 Market Square Arena - Indianapolis, IN, USA
- 21/11/1982 Public Hall - Cleveland, OH,USA
- 24/11/1982 University City Center (Class of 1923 Arena) - Philadelphia, PAUSA
- 26/11/1982 Charlotte Coliseum - Charlotte, NC, USA
- 27/11/1982 Hampton Coliseum - Hampton, VA, USA
- 28/11/1982 Carolina Coliseum - Columbia, USA
- 30/11/1982 Masonic Temple Auditorium - Detroit, MI, USA
- 01/12/1982 Masonic Temple Auditorium - Detroit, MI, USA(1)
- 01/12/1982 Masonic Temple Auditorium - Detroit, MI, USA(2)
- 02/12/1982 Masonic Temple Auditorium - Detroit, MI, USA(1)
- 02/12/1982 Masonic Temple Auditorium - Detroit, MI, USA(2)
- 03/12/1982 Masonic Temple Auditorium - Detroit, MI, USA
- 04/12/1982 Checkerdome - St. Louis, MO, USA
- 05/12/1982 Louisville Gardens – Louisville, KY, USA
- 08/12/1982 Saginaw Civic Center: Wendler Arena - Saginaw, MI, USA
- 09/12/1982 Auditorium Theatre - Chicago, IL, USA
- 10/12/1982 Auditorium Theatre - Chicago, IL, USA
- 11/12/1982 Auditorium Theatre - Chicago, IL, USA
- 12/12/1982 Riverfront Coliseum - Cincinnati, OH, USA
- 15/12/1982 Mid-South Coliseum - Memphis, TN, USA
- 16/12/1982 Nashville Municipal Auditorium - Nashville, TN, USA
- 17/12/1982 Convention Center - Pine Bluff, AR USA
- 18/12/1982 Riverside Centroplex - Baton Rouge, LA, USA
- 19/12/1982 Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center Arena - Birmingham, AL, USA
- 20/12/1982 Saenger Performing Arts Center - New Orleans, LA, USA
- 29/12/1982 The Summit - Houston, TX, USA
- 30/12/1982 Hirsch Memorial Coliseum - Shreveport, LAUSA
- 31/12/1982 Reunion Arena – Dallas, USA
- 03/01/1983 Lake Charles Civic Center - Lake Charles, LA USA
- 02/02/1983 Civic Center Arena - Savannah, FL, USA
- 03/02/1983 Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center - Augusta, GA, USA
- 04/02/1983 Greensboro Coliseum - Greensboro, NC, USA
- 05/02/1983 Richmond Coliseum - Richmond, VA, USA
- 06/02/1983 Roanoke Civic Center - Roanoke, VA, USA
- 10/02/1983 Providence Civic Center - Providence, RI, USA
- 11/02/1983 Hartford Civic Center - Hartford, USA
- 13/02/1983 D.C. Armory Starplex - Washington, DC, USA
- 14/02/1983 D.C. Armory Starplex - Washington, DC, USA
- 15/02/1983 Carmichael Auditorium - Chapel Hill, NC, USA
- 16/02/1983 Macon Coliseum - Macon, GA, USA
- 18/02/1983 Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center - Tallahassee, FL, USA
- 19/02/1983 Jacksonville Memorial Coliseum - Jacksonville, FL, USA
- 20/02/1983 Mobile Municipal Auditorium - Mobile, USA
- 22/02/1983 Greenville Memorial Auditorium - Greenville, SC, USA
- 24/02/1983 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium - Buffalo, NY USA
- 25/02/1983 MSU Auditorium - East Lansing, MI, USA
- 26/02/1983 Toledo Sports Arena - Toledo, OH, USA
- 27/02/1983 Crisler Arena - Ann Arbor, MI, USA
- 28/02/1983 Pittsburgh Civic Arena - Pittsburgh, PA, USA
- 02/03/1983 Peoria Civic Center - Peoria, IL, USA
- 03/03/1983 Hara Arena - Dayton, OH, USA
- 05/03/1983 Baltimore Civic Center - Baltimore, MD, USA
- 06/03/1983 Wicomico Youth and Civic Center - Salisbury, MD, USA
- 08/03/1983 Norfolk Scope - Norfolk, VA USA
- 09/03/1983 Columbus Municipal Auditorium - Columbus, GA USA
- 10/03/1983 Monroe Civic Center - Monroe, LA, USA
- 11/03/1983 Von Braun Civic Center - Huntsville, AL, USA
- 12/03/1983 Knoxville Civic Coliseum - Knoxville, TN, USA
- 13/03/1983 Wings Stadium - Kalamazoo, MI, USA
- 15/03/1983 Met Center - Bloomington, MN, USA
- 17/03/1983 Rockford Metro Centre - Rockford, IL, USA
- 18/03/1983 Civic Auditorium Arena - Omaha, NE, USA
- 19/03/1983 Municipal Auditorium - Kansas City, MS, USA
- 21/03/1983 Radio City Music Hall - New York, NY, USA
- 24/03/1983 Hemisfair Arena - San Antonio, TX, USA
- 25/03/1983 Lloyd Noble Center - Norman, OK, USA
- 28/03/1983 Universal Amphitheatre - Universal City, CA, USA
- 29/03/1983 Sports Arena - San Diego, CA, USA
- 30/03/1983 Veterans Memorial Coliseum - Phoenix, AZ USA
- 31/03/1983 Long Beach Arena - Long Beach, CA, USA
- 01/04/1983 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum - Oakland, CA, USA
- 02/04/1983 Convention Center - Fresno, CA, USA
- 03/04/1983 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum - Oakland, CA, USA
- 05/04/1983 Convention Center Auditorium Arena - Denver, CO, USA
- 07/04/1983 MECCA Arena - Milwaukee, WI, USA
- 08/04/1983 Joe Louis Arena - Detroit, MI, USA
- 09/04/1983 Riverfront Coliseum - Cincinnati, OH, USA
- 10/04/1983 UIC-Pavilion - Chicago, IL, USA