BEHIND THE GROOVES: a music blog by Jeff Harris

On this day in music history: November 4, 1984 - Prince & The Revolution kick off the “Purple Rain Tour” at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, MI. The first of seven sold out nights at the venue, the tour is a massive success and will play 33 cities, perform 87 shows to an audience of over 1.7 million people. Sheila E. and Apollonia 6 will also perform on the tour in support of The Revolution. The Syracuse, NY show on March 30, 1985 will be released on home video as “Prince & The Revolution Live!” later in the year.