Lot #6002
Prince's Own 1980 Rick James Tour All Access Pass

Prince's personal access pass as the opening act of Rick James's 1980 Fire It Up Tour
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Estimate: $800+

Description

Prince's personal access pass as the opening act of Rick James's 1980 Fire It Up Tour

Prince's laminated backstage pass for the Rick James 1980 Fire It Up Tour, headed with bold red text, "Rick James Tour 1980, Access All Areas," measuring 4.5 x 3.5, featuring an early passport-style portrait of Prince, filled out in another hand: "Name: Prince, Position: Musician/Star, Authorized by: Winston L. Allen." In fine condition. From the collection of an early Prince insider. The up-and-coming Prince joined Rick James's Fire It Up tour as the opening act in February 1980, following his own headlining club tour from November 1979-February 1980. Prince stole the show with his short, energetic set; James accused Prince of ripping off his act, stirring up animosity that lasted throughout their careers.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: The Prince Music Auction
  • Dates: #516 - Ended September 27, 2017