TV On the Radio perform live cover of Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ – watch

Group give rendition in Prince's hometown, Minneapolis

TV On The Radio performed a cover of Prince‘s ‘Purple Rain’ during a show in His Royal Badness’s hometown, Minneapolis.

The band are currently touring their most recent album ‘Seeds’ and gave the rendition alongside Nona Marie Invie, singer of opening band RONiia, under an appropriate haze of purple lights. Click below to watch fan-recorded footage.


It’s not the first unlikely cover unleashed by TV On The Radio this year. During a June gig in Brisbane, Australia they began their encore with a 90-second dub version of the Game of Thrones theme music, which they then segued into ‘Ride’.

Meanwhile, frontman Tunde Adebimpe has this week unveiled ‘Tough Towns’, the first track recorded by Nevermen, a supergroup featuring Adebimpe, former Clouddead member Adam ‘Doseone’ Drucker and Mike Patton of Faith No More. The song will feature on the trio’s forthcoming self-titled album.

“‘Tough Towns’ is dedicated to anyone remotely young, feeling inexplicably inspired in the ‘nowhere’ they are from,” said Drucker. “May you soon escape with style into elsewhere.”