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28Nov
2016
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Paisley Park Celebration Announced; The Revolution, Morris Day & The Time, New Power Generation & More!

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A Press Release was just sent out for Paisley Park: Celebration.

G.A. Tickets are $499 & V.I.P. are $999

PAISLEY PARK SETS DATE FOR HISTORIC CELEBRATION, FOUR DAYS TO HONOR AND CELEBRATE
THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF PRINCE ROGERS NELSON

CELEBRATION 2017, April 20-23, to Feature Special Guided Tours, Exclusive Concerts, Live Entertainment, Panel Discussions and
Many Other Events

Prince’s Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota has announced dates for a four-day special event, CELEBRATION 2017, which will honor and celebrate the life and legacy of Prince, as the world marks the first anniversary of his passing. Fans worldwide are expected to attend this exclusive event, which will be held April 20 through 23, 2017 at Paisley Park, Prince’s legendary production complex. Bringing together musicians, creative personnel, special guests and friends who worked closest with Prince and knew him best, these four days will feature live music, panel discussions and presentations on Prince’s tremendous talent, influence and importance as a composer, musician, producer, live performer and filmmaker.

Four-day VIP and General Admission Passes are now available while supply lasts at the Paisley Park website, OfficialPaisleyPark.com. General Admission Passes include up to five hours of event programming each day on all four days, including access to four exclusive concert events. VIP Passes are bundled with added benefits including VIP concert seating, on-site parking, photo and autograph opportunities with special guests, exclusive merchandise and a meal pass. Individual day passes are not available at this time.
Bands scheduled to perform include The Revolution, Morris Day and The Time, and members of the New Power Generation and 3RDEYEGIRL. Programming details and additional special guests will be announced in the coming weeks. For the latest updates on the event lineup and special guest announcements, visit OfficialPaisleyPark.com and sign up for the email updates from Paisley Park.

Celebration 2017 will reflect the spirit of the inaugural Prince: A Celebration event, hosted by Prince and held at Paisley Park between June 7-13th, 2000. This event welcomed fans from around the world into an immersive Prince experience that showcased Paisley Park, many of Prince’s rarely seen stage wardrobe and instruments, alongside special events and exclusive music performances. In subsequent years, Prince hosted similar immersive fan experiences, first in 2001 with Prince: A Celebration “The Rainbow Children” and in 2002 with Xenophobia. Celebration 2017 will carry on in this spirit of community and connection, welcoming Prince fans from everywhere into a truly unique and celebratory experience that will highlight the life, unique achievements and enduring legacy of Prince Rogers Nelson.

Fans interested to attend are encouraged to purchase tickets now as supply is limited.

#Celebration2017

10Nov
2016
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PRINCE’s Paisley Park New Special Tour Experiences Including Dance Parties, Dining & Movies Starting Dec. 1st! Online Merch Store Now Open!

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We just received this press release re NEW tours for Paisley Park & so much more!

PRINCE’S PAISLEY PARK ADDS NEW SPECIAL TOUR EXPERIENCES FEATURING DANCE PARTIES, DINING AND MOVIES STARTING DECEMBER 1

Newly Enhanced Paisley Park Website Offers Tour Tickets and Special Packages for Tour Dates Through March 31, 2017

New & Exclusive Paisley Park Merchandise Now Available

CHANHASSEN, Minn. (November 10, 2016) – Prince’s Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota has announced that it is expanding and enhancing its tour of the legendary production complex by offering new, themed fan experience packages, starting December 1st, in addition to the current General Admission and VIP tours. Tickets are now available for General Admission and VIP tours through March 31, 2017, in addition to these new themed experiences, while availability lasts. Visit the enhanced Paisley Park website, OfficialPaisleyPark.com, which launched today.

These new, themed tour options will offer Prince fans and visitors from around the world an even more in-depth, fully-dimensional Paisley Park experience with dance parties, dining experiences, recording opportunities, concert films and movies – evoking the activities and special events that Prince would often host at Paisley and bring to his fans.

Special themed experiences vary each tour day:

- On Thursdays, all day, starting December 1, VIP tour ticket holders will have the unprecedented opportunity to record live vocals over a short segment of a Prince song in the legendary Studio B control room – the same studio where Prince recorded countless hits, including songs from Sign O’ The Times, Graffiti Bridge and Emancipation. VIP tour ticket holders who record in Studio B will be able to take the live mix home with them on USB.

- On Friday and Saturday evenings starting on December 2 and 3, from 6PM on, guests will be welcomed into the “Paisley Park After Dark” experience, in the tradition of the celebrated Paisley Park After Dark events hosted by Prince through the years. Friday evenings will offer fans a dance party with a DJ in Prince’s private NPG Music Club, in addition to the Paisley Park tour. Saturday evenings will be Movie Night, featuring Prince movies and exclusive, rare performance footage – including video segments never before seen – playing in the Paisley Park Soundstage at 9PM, with different movies and videos shown each week, in addition to the Paisley Park tour. On each Friday and Saturday evening, special dining selections will be available for purchase at the Paisley Park kitchen.

- On Sundays, all day, starting December 4, the “Brunch Experience” VIP tour package will include a special meal in the NPG Music Club, featuring Prince music, videos and many of his favorite foods.

These new tour experiences enable Paisley Park to continue the music, dance, movie and dining events that Prince held at Paisley Park and wished to continue. One such event was the now legendary “Breakfast Experience Pajama Dance Party” which Prince hosted at Paisley Park in October of 2013 (full recounting here via The Current). As Prince said himself, in concert in Amsterdam in 2014:

“When U come to our house, next time we see each other, it’s gonna be at Paisley Park.
And if U don’t know the way, get somebody 2 show you.
At Paisley Park, we sing 2gether, we dine 2gether, we love 2gether.”

Visit OfficialPaisleyPark.com for pricing info and details on these special packages and to purchase tickets.

Today also marks the launch of Paisley Park’s official online merchandising storefront. The shop – hosted at OfficialPaisleyPark.com – now offers a full line of exclusive Paisley Park merchandise, including unique clothing apparel and accessories. Fans are invited to visit the shop today and sign up for the Paisley Park email newsletter for exclusive pre-sale and new product announcements. Shipping is currently set up for orders to Canada, the USA and Mexico. International shipping for fans outside North America will be available very shortly.

Paisley Park opened for public tours last month, providing fans worldwide with an unprecedented opportunity to experience first-hand what it was like for Prince to create, produce and perform inside this private sanctuary and remarkable production complex. Visitors can see artifacts from Prince’s personal archives, including iconic concert wardrobe, awards, musical instruments, artwork, rare music and video recordings and motorcycles. The reception and reviews from fans and media who took the tour during its opening month have been tremendous, with visitors calling it an incredible, must-see experience.

Prince sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. He won seven GRAMMY® Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award® for the film “Purple Rain,” all of which are displayed at Paisley Park. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, the first year of his eligibility. Prince was born in Minneapolis and resided in the Minneapolis area throughout his life.

Paisley Park is located at 7801 Audubon Road, Chanhassen, Minnesota, approximately 30 minutes outside of Minneapolis. For more information about Paisley Park, visit OfficialPaisleyPark.com.

20Oct
2016
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Major Announcement! NPG Records & Warner Bros. Announce 2 NEW PRINCE Releases!!!!

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Press Release:

NPG RECORDS & WARNER BROS. RECORDS ANNOUNCE TWO NEW PRINCE RELEASES, BOTH WITH PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED MUSIC FROM THE VAULT

GREATEST HITS COLLECTION PRINCE 4EVER ARRIVES ON NOVEMBER 22

REMASTERED, DELUXE VERSION OF PURPLE RAIN DUE IN EARLY 2017

October 21, 2016 (Burbank, CA) - Today, NPG Records and Warner Bros. Records announced two new Prince releases that will celebrate the iconic artist's music and introduce fans to previously unreleased material from his legendary vault. This will mark the first Prince recordings released since his passing on April 21st of this year.

Released on November 22nd in the U.S. and November 25th around the world, Prince 4Ever will bring together 40 of Prince's best-loved songs, including the blockbuster hits "When Doves Cry," "Let's Go Crazy," "Kiss," "Little Red Corvette," "Purple Rain," "Raspberry Beret," "Sign O' The Times," "Alphabet Street," "Batdance," "Cream," and "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World."

Prince 4Ever includes "Moonbeam Levels" - a previously unreleased song originally recorded in 1982 during the 1999 sessions and later considered for the never released Rave Unto The Joy Fantastic album. (Actually, it was release. Sic.-Dr.Funk) Prince 4Ever will also arrive with a 12-page booklet of never-before-seen photos by acclaimed photographer Herb Ritts.

In addition, early next year will see the release of the much-anticipated remastered, deluxe version of Purple Rain, plans for which were agreed with Prince before he passed away. The remaster of the classic Purple Rain will arrive with a second album of previously unreleased material. More details will be revealed closer to the release date.

The track-listing for Prince 4Ever is as follows:
1. 1999
2. Little Red Corvette
3. When Doves Cry
4. Let's Go Crazy
5. Raspberry Beret
6. I Wanna Be Your Lover
7. Soft and Wet
8. Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad
9. Uptown
10. When You Were Mine
11. Head
12. Gotta Stop (Messin' About)
13. Controversy
14. Let's Work
15. Delirious
16. I Would Die 4 U
17. Take Me With U
18. Paisley Park
19. Pop Life
20. Purple Rain
21. Kiss
22. Sign 'O' The Times
23. Alphabet Street
24. Batdance
25. Thieves In The Temple
26. Cream
27. Mountains
28. Girls & Boys
29. If I Was Your Girlfriend
30. U Got The Look
31. I Could Never Take The Place of Your Man
32. Glam Slam
33. Moonbeam Levels
34. Diamonds and Pearls
35. Gett Off
36. Sexy MF
37. My Name Is Prince
38. 7
39. Peach
40. Nothing Compares 2 U

15Sep
2016
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Official Details Of PRINCE Tribute Concert October 13th Revealed! Tickets On Sale Monday! John Mayer, Tori Kelly, NPG & Members Of 3RDEYEGIRL To Perform

PRINCE Manchester Photo: NPG RECORDS 2014

Less than a month before the PRINCE Tribute concert details have been revealed! A press release was also sent out to confirm the info which we have included below.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 15, 2016

TICKETS AVAILABLE MONDAY FOR
THE OFFICIAL PRINCE TRIBUTE

ANTICIPATED CELEBRATION OF PRINCE’S LIFE AND MUSIC CONFIRMED FOR OCTOBER 13
AT THE XCEL ENERGY CENTER IN ST. PAUL, MN

EVENT FEATURES STEVIE WONDER, CHRISTINA AGUILERA, CHAKA KHAN, JOHN MAYER, TORI KELLY,
MORRIS DAY & THE TIME AND MORE

On October 13th 2016, fans from around the world will have the opportunity to band together and celebrate the remarkable life and music of the legendary Prince at The Official Prince Tribute. The Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN will be home to this incredible event which features an all-star line up of icons and friends including Stevie Wonder, Christina Aguilera, Chaka Khan, John Mayer, Tori Kelly, Anita Baker, Doug E. Fresh, Luke James, Bilal, Mint Condition along with Prince’s inner circle, Morris Day & The Time, Judith Hill and Liv Warfield. The New Power Generation (NPG) led by Morris Hayes, along with and members of 3RDEYEGIRL, will perform all songs.

Tickets for The Official Prince Tribute go on sale Monday, September 19th at 10am CST. They are available at the Xcel Energy Center Box Office, by calling 800-745-3000 or online at http://ticketmaster.com . To charge by phone using Ticketmaster TDD/TTY, call 800-359-2525.

Please follow the Twitter handle @PRNTRIBUTEOCT13 for all official updates on this event. https://twitter.com/PRNTRIBUTEOCT13

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About the venue:
Xcel Energy Center⁰- Regarded as one of the finest arenas in the world, Xcel Energy Center is home to the NHL's Minnesota Wild and a multitude of premier sports and entertainment events annually. The one-of-a-kind, multi-purpose facility is located in the heart of downtown Saint Paul, owned by the City of Saint Paul and managed by Saint Paul Arena Company, an affiliate of Minnesota Sports & Entertainment.

28Aug
2016
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Special PRINCE “Memorial” Event For Fans At The Roxy In Los Angeles Monday!

Prince Photo: Kevin Mazure/WireImage.com

Before "Purple Rain" is shown at the Motion Picture Academy Monday night, a special event for fans will take place at The Roxy On Sunset Monday afternoon.

It is an all ages event.

A very special, intimate fan event to bring people together in honor of the man and his legacy. The event will take place on Monday August 29th at The Roxy in West Hollywood beginning at noon. There will be an exclusive fan memorial to celebrate this truly talented and iconic man. Being on time is recommended. Doors open at 12 noon. Special presentation starts at 12:30, so don't be late. This will be first come, first served and a limited number of spaces are available. It will be a time for reflection and closure. A strict cell phone policy enforced. Admission is a suggested donation of $5 to cover costs of this event. Cash bar will be available.

The "Purple Rain" screening was sold out last month and will feature Jerome Benton, Jill Jones, Albert Magnoli, and more!

We will be there to do a full review for the next podcast & the site.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Much Love 2 all who need 2 grieve and need something to help them.