New Power Soul Tour
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New Power Soul Tour
New Power Soul Tour / New Power Soul Festival Tour
Tour by Prince
Associated albumNewpower Soul
Start dateApril 20, 1998
End dateDecember 28, 1998
No. of shows39 (45 scheduled)
Prince concert chronology

The New Power Soul Tour was a concert tour by American recording artist Prince, promoting The New Power Generation album Newpower Soul.[1][2][3]


Guitarist Kat Dyson left after the Jam of the Year Tour and new backing vocalist Marva King was added to the band. In addition, Prince added "special guest" Larry Graham who played bass and provided vocals on many songs. Rapper Doug E. Fresh often guested as well. The tour was split into two legs: one American and one European. Later in the year, the tour morphed into the "New Power Soul Festival Tour", with opening acts Larry Graham and Chaka Khan. Once again there was a US and European leg. Willie Donwell organized the US and some European dates.

Band lineup

  • Prince (vocals, guitar, piano)
  • Kirk Johnson (drums)
  • Rhonda Smith (bass, vocals)
  • Morris Hayes (keyboards)
  • Mike Scott (guitar)
  • Marva King (backing vocals)

Typical set lists

April 20, 1998[4]

The average setlist for the tour consisted of:[5]

  1. "Push It Up" (The New Power Generation cover)
  2. "Jam of the Year"
  3. "Days of Wild"
  4. "Talkin' Loud and Sayin' Nothing" (James Brown cover)
  5. "Let's Work"
  6. "Little Red Corvette"
  7. "Delirious"
  8. "Purple Rain"
  9. "I Would Die 4 U"
  10. "Get Yo Groove On"
  11. "I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man"
  12. "The Jam" (Graham Central Station cover)
  13. "The Cross"
  14. "The Ride"
  15. "The One" (The New Power Generation cover)
  16. "That'll Work (2001)" (Chuck Brown cover)
  17. "Come On" (The New Power Generation cover)
  18. "Diamonds and Pearls"
  19. "Nothing Compares 2 U"
  20. "Take Me With U"
  21. "Raspberry Beret"
  22. "Baby I'm a Star"
  23. "1999"

Some songs that made occasional appearances were "The Ride", "Bambi", "18 & Over", "Talkin' Loud And Sayin' Nothing", "Let's Work", ...

Tour dates

Date City Country Venue
North America
April 20, 1998 Washington, D.C. United States Capital Ballroom
April 21, 1998 Philadelphia Electric Factory
April 24, 1998 Chicago Aragon Ballroom
May 7, 1998 Chattanooga Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium
May 8, 1998 Huntsville Von Braun Center
May 12, 1998 Collinsville Gateway Center
May 13, 1998 Columbus Battelle Hall
June 1, 1998 Indianapolis Indiana Convention Center
August 8, 1998 Marbella Spain Plaza de Toros
August 11, 1998 Rotterdam Netherlands Rotterdam Ahoy
August 13, 1998 Brussels Belgium Forest National
August 16, 1998 Stockholm Sweden Hovet
August 18, 1998 Copenhagen Denmark Valby-Hallen
August 21, 1998 Paris France Le Zénith
August 23, 1998 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion
August 26, 1998 London England Wembley Arena
August 28, 1998 Brixton Academy
North America
September 23, 1998 Washington, D.C. United States MCI Center
September 25, 1998 New York City Madison Square Garden
September 26, 1998 Atlantic City Trump Marina
October 17, 1998 Concord Concord Pavilion
October 22, 1998 Cleveland CSU Convocation Center
October 24, 1998 Detroit Joe Louis Arena
December 15, 1998 Lisbon Portugal Pavilhão Atlântico
December 17, 1998 Zaragoza Spain Sala Multiusos
December 18, 1998 Barcelona Palau Sant Jordi
December 20, 1998 Madrid Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid
December 22, 1998 Frankfurt Germany Festhalle Frankfurt
December 23, 1998 Utrecht Netherlands Prins van Oranjehal (Jaarbeurs)
December 26, 1998 Stuttgart Germany Schleyer-Halle
December 27, 1998 Cologne Kölnarena
December 28, 1998 Ghent Belgium Flanders Expo


  1. ^ "Prince News and Pictures / Prince Concerts 1995 - 2008". Archived from the original on 2012-03-10. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "New Power Soul Festival Tour". Prince Vault. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "New Power Soul Tour". Prince Vault. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "20 April, 1998". Prince Vault. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Prince Average Setlists of tour: New Power Soul Tour |". Retrieved .

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