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Nothing about Prince is normal, and that’s why we love him. While other pop stars promote their tours months in advance, Prince needed only three days to pack the Bell Centre for a surprise show on his fantastically spontaneous HITnRUN tour. Montreal is well known for its exhilarating Saturday nights, and Prince lived up to the city’s high standards.
Starting the show behind a massive purple curtain, Prince opened with the rock-heavy “Wow” and “Funknroll”, giving reason to revisit last year’s largely dismissed Plectrumelectrum. 3RDEYEGIRL, Prince’s all-female backing band, added a new level of muscle to Prince’s best known hits, with guitarist Donna Grantis standing particularly tall on this night because of a hometown connection: she lived in Montreal while studying jazz performance at McGill University. The adoration in the air was overwhelming after a singalong of “Let’s Go Crazy”, with Prince noting, “Look…
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