Prince’s Memory Lives on with the Prince Experience

The Prince Experience Tribute Band at the Slowdown in Omaha, Nebraska on Saturday, November 30, 2019. Photo by Joe DeSanti.

BY JOE DeSANTI | Go Venue Magazine

On Saturday night November 30th, the Slowdown in Omaha, Nebraska hosted Gabriel Sanchez’s The Prince Experience.  What started out as a small theater production of Purple Rain, has now grown into a hugely successful musical tour.  Gabriel Sanchez, who has been portraying Prince since 2002, looks and sounds just like the icon, but the similarities don’t end there. 

Concertgoers were treated to guitar and piano solos that mirrored those of the entertainment megastar.  Sanchez even dressed like Prince, complete with long leather boots, leather, and lace.  His sixteen-song setlist included a lot of Prince’s smash hits, which had the crowd singing and dancing for the duration of the show.  The night ended with an amazing encore of “1999.”  Any Prince fan would be delighted with this concert, and I definitely recommend purchasing tickets if you get the chance.  Sanchez and his band did an absolutely awesome job of creating a Prince experience that audiences won’t forget.  Their tour continues to sell out venues across the United States, and after seeing the show live in person, it’s easy to see why.  It was wonderful!

The Prince Experience Setlist:
Let’s Go Crazy | Raspberry Beret | P*ssy Control | Beautiful Ones | Glamorous Life | Wanna Be Your Lover | Kiss | 7 | When Doves Cry | Darling Nikki | Controversy | Little Red Corvette | Purple Rain | I Would Die 4 U | Baby I’m A Star


All images © Joe DeSanti
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