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Prince & The Revolution: Joe Louis Arena, Detroit

Bill Holdship, New Musical Express, 1 December 1984

IT TOOK The Star over 55 minutes to make his grand entrance following new paramour Sheila E's rhythmically exciting but lightweight opening set. The lights dimmed, a synthesizer chord rang, and a familiar voice whispered "Detroit – my name is Prince, and I've come to play with you!"

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