New photo’s Prince & The Revolution Live 1986

Prince & The Revolution Live 08/17/1986 (1986 Arne van der Zande)

Prince & The Revolution Live 08/17/1986


Because of the upcoming The Revolution show in Paradiso, Amsterdam, I recently re-shared my 2.5 year old article on the best show I ever witnessed to a select number of Facebook groups. It was nice to see it once again led to a lot of traffic to my blog and many reactions. One of those was from Arne van der Zande. He posted a photograph of the first Prince & The Revolution show at the Ahoy in Rotterdam (on August 17th, 1986, one day prior to ‘my’ show).


I hadn’t seen the photograph before. Arne told me he had more of them. I had never seen any of those either. When he asked if someone would be interested to do something with them, I proposed publishing them. Arne was enthused and granted me the right to publish his photographs.

For all the people in The Netherlands who couldn’t get a ticket for tonight’s The Revolution show at the Paradiso in Amsterdam and all other Prince aficionados, I present to you a number of previously unpublished photographs (as far as i can tell, anyway) of Prince & The Revolution live at the Ahoy in Rotterdam on August 17th, 1986.

Click on the photographs to see a larger and complete image.


I hereby explicitly wish to state that it is prohibited to to (re)share, use or alter the photographs used in this article. If you would like a professional print of one or more photographs, I gladly refer to the owner of those photographs. He can be reached on his Facebook profile: Arne van der Zande.


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    • Francine J Leo on 02/10/2019 at 10:55 PM
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    Awesome pics thanks 4 sharing

    1. You’re very welcome!

    • Ruth Hoepper on 02/11/2019 at 2:24 AM
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    • Barbara Annanburton on 02/11/2019 at 8:38 PM
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    Handsome pics, luv them 🙂

    1. Happy having published them!

    • Vino Crat on 02/12/2019 at 9:22 AM
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    wow, thank you so much for sharing!

    1. You’re welcome!

    • Richard on 02/12/2019 at 10:21 PM
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    Thanks for sharing. I was at that show, great memories!!

    1. I was a day later: August 18th, 1986. The best ever!

    • Linda E! on 06/13/2019 at 4:49 AM
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    Thank you for sharing! Fantastic pictures! I hope you published these pictures!???

    1. Thanks for your reply. The photo’s have been published, but were never really given attention to. I was kindly permitted to use them here as a means to get them out there. More than glad to share them!

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