setting up the stage @ Izod Center (via)...
Prince

"Do you want me?" Prince sang shortly into his concert at the Izod Center, his first of two shows here before he performs on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden. He knew the answer would be an affirmative roar. And his opening song was a boast: "Laydown," from his most recent album, "20Ten" (NPG), announced, "From the heart of Minnesota/Here come the purple Yoda" and matter-of-factly asserted, "Everybody wanna be me." [NY Times]

Prince kicked off his "Welcome 2 America" NJ & NYC tour last night at the Izod Center in NJ. The next show is at the same venue on Friday. Last night's 2-hour setlist and a video below...

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Prince Concert at Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ, USA
Setlist on December 15, 2010

Laydown
Black Muse (New Song)
The Beautiful Ones
Uptown
Raspberry Beret
Cream
Cool (The Time cover)
Let's Work
U Got the Look
Shhh
Angel (Sarah McLachlan cover) (Shelby J. lead vox)
Nothing Compares 2 U (Duet between Prince and Shelby J.)
She's Always in My Hair
If I Was Your Girlfriend (with Esperanza Spalding)
Insatiable
Scandalous
Adore
Purple Rain

Encore:
Kiss

Encore 2:
Sometimes It Snows In April (with Lalah Hathaway)
Diamonds and Pearls (with Lalah Hathaway)
All the Critics Love U in New York (lyrics changed to New Jersey)
Controversy
Sexy Dancer
Le Freak (Chic cover)
Housequake (with Controversy outro)