PRINCE is bringing his latest tour, PIANO AND A MICROPHONE to AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND!
The artist who kicked off an amazing preview of the PIANO & A MICROPHONE tour at his Paisley Park studios in Minneapolis last month is bringing the tour to Australia & new Zealand first. This will mark Prince's first trip back to Australia since his Welcome 2 Australia tour in 2012. As for New Zealand, Prince has NEVER performed there before? Is that right?
Update from the Dainty Group:
Prince will perform 4 shows at Melbourne State Theatre on February 16 and 17, 2 shows at the Sydney Opera House on February 20 and 2 shows at Sydney State Theatre on February 21. Prince will also perform for the very first time in New Zealand at Auckland’s ASB Theatre on February 24.
For those blessed enough to attend, everything about these exclusive performances has been carefully considered to deliver special once-in-a-lifetime experiences. The repertoire will be culled from Prince’s vast 39-album catalogue and each performance will have a unique set-list that evolves in real time, song-to-song. Fans should expect to witness special interpretations of well-known hits alongside rarely performed B-sides and new, never-before-heard material.
In addition to classic songs from albums including 1999, Purple Rain, and Sign o’ the Times the set-lists have also featured covers by Joni Mitchell, Paul Robeson and Ray Charles; songs Prince has written for other acts including The Time, Sheila E. and Vanity 6; and even a Thelonious Monk-style version of the theme to Batman.
Tickets will go on sale for all Australian shows at 12 noon AEDT on Tuesday February 9, 2016 and for the New Zealand shows at 12 noon NZDT on Thursday February 11, 2016. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
We will keep you updated right here on info!
New Zealand and Australia.....do I even have to ask? ARE U READY????-DocFB
Diagnosis: This tour is a can't miss. No matter how many times U may have seen him before...U have never seen him like this!!!!!!!
Maurice had been battling Parkinson's Disease for quite a while, so much so he stopped touring with the band in 1994.-DocFB
Diagnosis: It just won't stop...
PRINCE has announced a GALA EVENT where he will be performing 2 shows at his Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota.
Show times will be at 8 P.M. & 11 P.M. and will be going on sale today at noon PST. PRINCE's official twitter account will post the link for tickets with VIP Tickets being sold first.
The website is www.paisleyparkafterdark.com
Here is the official press release:
Enigmatic multi-platinum recording icon Prince has announced a GALA EVENT set for January 21st at his historic Paisley Park recording complex in Chanhassen, Minnesota.
Ticket on-sale is set for today at 12PM PST. VIP tickets will be sold first.
The exclusive performance will feature the celebrated composer, performer and multi-instrumentalist in an especially intimate setting – solo with merely a piano and a microphone. The format will allow fans to experience a more direct one-to-one connection with Prince. The minimalist concept was originally planned to debut at Konzerthaus in Vienna, Austria late last year, however dates were postponed following sky-rocketing resell prices on secondary ticketing outlets even prior to the official on-sale date. In a stance against ticket-touts, the icon inverted and reimagined the concept, announcing plans for an exclusive residency at his very own Paisley Park.
For those lucky enough to attend, everything about these exclusive solo performances has been carefully considered to deliver special once-in-a-lifetime experiences. The repertoire list will be culled from Prince’s vast 39-album catalogue and each performance will have a unique set-list that evolves in real time song-to-song. Fans should expect to witness special interpretations of well-known hits, alongside rarely performed B-sides and new never-before-heard material.
In speaking about why he has decided to undertake the minimalist solo concept, Prince has stated: "For several reasons. For starters it is a challenge. You have to try new things. With the piano it is more naked, more pure. You can see exactly what you get”. Indeed, these intimate solo concerts will stand in sharp contrast to the critically acclaimed and incendiary HITNRUN performances Prince delivered with funk-rock band 3RDEYEGIRL through recent years. Befitting to the concept of seeing Prince perform solo at a piano, careful consideration has been given to the environment and the acoustics at Paisley Park to ensure an entirely unique, intimate and special concert experience."
Will U be there?-DocFB
Diagnosis: Going to be an amazing experience!
Music legend David Bowie has died at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. His rep has confirmed the news.
His social media accounts have posted this message:
"David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief..."
Bowie has influenced music in so many ways. From his peers to Trent Reznor to others just arriving on the scene right now. This is terrible news. We were just celebrating his birthday on Friday 2 days ago.....we will continue to celebrate him.
After a little bit of teasing on Twitter (Twitter teasing), PRINCE announced an event at Paisley Park to take place on January 21st, 2016, later this month.
The poster image tweeted out shows Piano And A Microphone which was supposed to be the tour overseas late last year before the Paris attacks. So you would get to see PRINCE in his own studios performing with a piano and a microphone.
— Prince3EG (@Prince3EG) January 5, 2016
The price for admission has not been announced yet nor if tickets will be sold in advance. Usually for Paisley Park events, you pay at the door and not ahead of time. If anything changes and when price is announced, we will keep you informed.
We told you we had a feeling this year was going to be a big one just a few days ago.-DocFB
Diagnosis: No idea what the weather will be but there WILL be a snowstorm of Funk and sweat inside Paisley Park on the 21st of January.