Prince changes setlist to avoid nervous breakdown

The 1999 hitmaker has become well known for playing a wide variety of songs from his vast back catalog during his stage shows, and he now admits he has to keep changing his act to stave off boredom which drove him to despair in the 1980s.

He tells the Chicago Tribune, "I nearly had a nervous breakdown on The Purple Rain tour (in 1984) because it was the same every night. It's work to play the same songs the same way for 70 shows. To me, it's not work to learn lots of different songs so that the experience is fresh to us each night."

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