Prince let members of the Time and Sheila E. kickoff his show before launching into “1999” and nearly two hours of music to close day two at this year’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. Singing into a Shure KSM9, The Purple One proved demonstrably that he still has a hold over audiences few other major pop performers can claim today.
Guitar tech Bill “Ripp” Mayes additionally chose Shure UHF-R wireless for Prince’s guitar. “The reliability and easy-to-use system makes this the only choice,” Mayes said following the show. “Especially when there is no room for excuses.”