Prince Announces L.A. Shows!!! Tix On Sale TODAY For First 3 At The Forum

Prince announced last week that he’ll be playing a Twenty One Nite stand in the Los Angeles area as part of his Welcome 2 America concert tour. We got more details today in a press release from LiveNation. Highlights include:

– The first 3 shows will be at The Forum in Los Angeles, CA on Thursday, April 14, Thursday, April 21, and Friday, April 22. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday, April 12 at 10am Pacific time via

– In an effort to make the show affordable for all of his fans, Prince has declared that roughly 85% of all tickets will be available at $25, inclusive of all service fees.

– Citi cardmembers will have access to preferred seats through Citi’s Private Pass Program. For complete details visit

No word yet on who the special guests will be for each show, but past artists in New York, Oakland and the Carolinas have included Esperanza Spalding, Maceo Parker, Graham Central Station, Santana, Lalah Hathaway, Cee Lo Green, Cassandra Wilson, and Sheila E.

So that’s 3 shows we know of so far, 18 more to go. LiveNation says that additional L.A. dates and special guests will be announced shortly. We’re loving those ticket prices because that means more purple hippies will be able to go multiple shows.

And don’t forget to tune into the Lopez Tonight show on TBS this Wednesday night to catch Prince and the NPG performing live.

Hold on 2 your wigs, y’all! It’s about 2 get funky. – Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  L.A. Will Never Be The Same.  Never!

Update:  I want to send an apology to Prince and his camp and Drfunkenberry readers.  We were sent this fantastic image over the weekend along with other information.  Unfortunately, it hit an old email address and was not posted/shared as quickly as we normally do.  This problem has been taken care of n the Dr. takes responsibility on his end n  rest assured, as soon as we get info, it will be shared with



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  • LexAve456
    Posted at 17:51h, 13 April

    Man I am sooooooo happy for the Angelinos who are gonna get a dose of some mighty potent Purple Funk! I wish I was there to party with y’all cause Prince is on fire right now. You guys are in for it!

    Party up L.A.! U deserve it!!!!!

  • Princess D
    Posted at 09:51h, 13 April

    Wow!!! I can’t make the first dates, too close to the end of the semester, but waiting on some dates in late May I hope! And come to the Midwest somewhere Prince….Chicago, MPLS, St. Louis…we love you too!!!

  • Chocolate_Box777
    Posted at 21:04h, 12 April

    Eye would like 2 send a special thx 2 Prince 4 coming back 2 his 2nd home here N ThE LAnD Of StArS WiTh OnLY OnE Mo0N & given us the funk again. Also Thx 2 Dr.FnB 4 being the messenger….0-(-> CB777

  • Musgrave
    Posted at 18:22h, 12 April

    With the new rise of bands going out on the road and playing some of thier old releases from start to end,……..

    What album would you like to see Prince play live from Start to Finish???
    Musgrave – Chicago
    * Sign of the Times – Gets my vote….

  • Qaid Amir Ali
    Posted at 13:35h, 12 April

    Thanks Doc … I always appreciate your celebrity N.E.W.S. and especially the Prince N.E.W.S. …

  • Dana
    Posted at 11:51h, 12 April

    What about just 1 friggin night in Detroit. You know that city that played your music on the radio FIRST before any other state would dare to do it. Come on now… show a little love and loyalty.

  • Star2011
    Posted at 11:01h, 12 April

    cool thanx 4 sharing the info wish i lived in L.A. so i can see my first Prince concert

  • paisley
    Posted at 10:51h, 12 April


  • Sbacon1999
    Posted at 10:27h, 12 April

    Can’t make this first round of shows but looking forward to the next announcement! Have fun purple people!!

  • Gregory West
    Posted at 02:46h, 12 April

    I’ve been over ” The Cherry Moon ” 4 days now in anticipation of this show. Been taking extra walks around Thew Forum ( I live 5 blocks away ) hoping to see P or any of the NPG ….so far no luck . But I did lose some lbs walking lol……

    Got my Master Card Loaded and now just counting down to 10am

    Would love to see the good old days of camping out for Prince Tix come back again

    See at the show Doc

  • Chocolate_Box777
    Posted at 00:26h, 12 April


    That was a ticket scalper site. Was tricked. Don’t know how they have tickets already b4 there even on sale….

  • westside
    Posted at 00:20h, 12 April

    Where is the love for the midwest?

  • bak1999
    Posted at 00:18h, 12 April

    I just tried the forum website and I couldn’t find tickets.

  • minnesotapurpleyoda
    Posted at 00:17h, 12 April

    What about 21 nights in Minneapolis? The birthplace of Purple Rain. Your hometown fans are waiting for you Prince!

  • bringdafunk
    Posted at 00:11h, 12 April

    PLEASE play Sticky Like Glue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Chocolate_Box777
    Posted at 21:22h, 11 April

    Tickets r already on sale on The Forum website @ regular prices. I guess the special prices go on sale tomorrow through Ticketmaster….

  • Muzicluva3121
    Posted at 20:00h, 11 April

    Enjoy for me!

  • Udo Funkyman Rooks
    Posted at 19:41h, 11 April

    Thnx Super Doc……………O(+>

  • purplerosette
    Posted at 19:32h, 11 April

    Thanks Doc, for keeping fans informed..keep up the good work 😉

  • Chocolate_Box777
    Posted at 19:28h, 11 April

    Eye am there!

  • Dan Woods
    Posted at 19:05h, 11 April

    Time to put it for that leave time at work- I’m going on a Purple vacation! W O W

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