The Prince estate, along with YouTube, have come together to host a three-day mega-streaming event of “Prince and the Revolution: Live.” The epic show that will be aired at 8 PM ET on May 14th was filmed toward the end of the “Purple Rain” tour in Syracuse, NY on March 30th, 1985.

The two forces to be reckoned with aren’t putting on the stream for nothing, as the event will run in support of the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization. The effort works to “track and understand the spread of the virus; to ensure patients get the care they need and frontline workers get essential supplies and information; and to accelerate research and development of a vaccine and treatments for all who need them.” Specifically, any donations made from viewers will include a matching component from Google at a ration of 1:2, meaning that the media company will contribute $2 for every $1 made available from viewers, maxing out at a whopping $5 million. Those interested in reading the full details can visit the organization’s site here.

In terms of the actual concert that will be aired, it was originally released as a VHS video and was long out of print before being reissued as part of the “Purple Rain” deluxe edition set in 2017. The legendary exhibition is loaded with hits like “Let’s Go Crazy,” “When Doves Cry,” “I Would Die 4 U,” “Purple Rain,” “1999” and “Little Red Corvette” as well as rarities like “Possessed” and “How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore.” See below for a full track list.

  1. Let’s Go Crazy (6:03)
  2. Delirious (2:51)
  3. 1999 (5:51)
  4. Little Red Corvette (3:39)
  5. Take Me With U (4:57)
  6. Yankee Doodle Dandy (3:53)
  7. Do Me Baby (4:51)
  8. Irresistible Bitch (1:56)
  9. Possessed (4:25)
  10. How Come You Don’t Call Me Anymore (7:19)
  11. Let’s Pretend We’re Married (2:11)
  12. International Lover (2:01)
  13. God (7:46)
  14. Computer Blue (4:15)
  15. Darling Nikki (3:30)
  16. The Beautiful Ones (6:50)
  17. When Doves Cry (9:29)
  18. I Would Die 4 U (3:27)
  19. Baby I’m A Star (10:57)
  20. Purple Rain (19:26)

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