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.
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