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Prince Delivers Moving Cover of David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ on Piano

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When Prince does something, he commits. So, when he made his way to Toronto last night (March 25) for his ongoing Piano & a Microphone tour, he turned out two full, career-spanning sets, five encores and several covers.

During the nearly 60-song concert, Prince tackled Bill Withers’ “Use Me,” Bob Marley’s “Waiting in Vain,” Joni Mitchell’s “A Case of You” and David Bowie‘s “Heroes.” And while we would like to be a fly on the wall for any of those moments, we can luckily hear the Purple One transform the 1977 Bowie classic into a moving piano ballad. Check out the brief, fan-made clip below and then take a look at Prince’s complete set list at the bottom of the page (via Consequence of Sound).

So….. This would be Prince covering Bowie "Heroes", and really that's all you need to know about tonight

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Prince — Set List, March 25, 2016
“I Would Die 4 U”
“Baby I’m a Star”
“The Ballad of Dorothy Parker”
“Four” (Madhouse song)
“Heroes” (David Bowie cover)
“I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man”
“Use Me” (Bill Withers cover)
“How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore”
“Waiting in Vain” (Bob Marley & The Wailers cover)
“If I Was Your Girlfriend”
“Eye Love U, But Eye Don’t Trust U Anymore”
“Black Sweat”
“Little Red Corvette / Dirty Mind”
“Linus and Lucy” (Vince Guaraldi cover)
“The Beautiful Ones”
“Take Me With U”
“Raspberry Beret”
“Starfish And Coffee”
“Paisley Park”
“Purple Music / Free Urself”

“Nothing Compares 2 U”

Encore 2:
“Purple Rain”

Second Set List:
“Joy in Repetition”
“Look at Me, Look at U”
The Most Beautiful Girl in the World”
I Feel for You”
I Would Die 4 U”
Little Red Corvette / Dirty Mind”
Linus and Lucy” (Vince Guaraldi cover)
Elephants & Flowers”
Black Muse”
Take Me With U”
Raspberry Beret”
Starfish And Coffee”
Paisley Park”
Black Sweat”

How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore”
Waiting in Vain / If I Was Your Girlfriend”
A Case Of You” (Joni Mitchell cover)
Purple Music”
Free Urself”

Encore 2:
“Nothing Compares 2 U”

Encore 3:
“Somewhere Here on Earth”
“Diamonds and Pearls”
“The Beautiful Ones”
“Purple Rain”

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