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Revolution show at the Paradiso in Amsterdam and all other Prince aficionados, I present to you a number of previously unpublished photographs (as far as i can tell, anyway) of Prince & The Revolution live at the Ahoy in Rotterdam on August 17th, 1986.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.
All images: 1986, Arne van der Zande