Prince at the Erwin Center, Jan. 30, 1985. Jay Godwin/American-Statesman

Prince at the Erwin Center, Jan. 29, 1985. Taylor Johnson/American-Statesman

Prince’s final Austin show was during SXSW 2013, but he made two stops at Austin’s arena concert venue the Erwin Center earlier in his career.

In 1985, at the height of his “Purple Rain” superstardom, he played two nights, on Jan. 29 and Jan. 30. American-Statesman staff photographers were on hand both nights.

He returned almost 13 years later, on Nov. 2, 1997, a year after releasing both “Emancipation” and “Chaos and Disorder.”