L.A. Weekly has just come out with its best of list for 2011 and Prince is mentioned for number 1 show of the year.
Along with Prince's Forum run, he did 3 shows at the House Of Blues and 2 shows at the Troubadour.
For twenty-one nights, Prince had Los Angeles music fans in a frenzy. The reason was his "21 Nite Stand" tour -- a month long residency at the Forum in Inglewood during which fans could see the icon for as little as $10 a ticket. But even twenty-one shows didn't stop him from setting up a series of additional, secret performances around town. Easily the most talked-about of these was the Purple Genius' second night at the Troubadour in WeHo. For those lucky enough to be inside the intimate space, Prince delivered an epic performance that included extended funk jams and three encores, and lasted until the wee hours. Oh yeah, and there was even a guitar vs. sax battle.
The $10 show was on April 28th at The Forum and was a one time only thing as most shows, the tickets were around $25.00 with no service charge.
Who wouldn't want Prince setting up shop and performing for 21 nights in your town? I was secretly wishing Prince was planning one more show at the Forum for New Years Eve because....well......selfish reasons I suppose.
In honor of Prince being named number 1 concert of the year and his 21 night run, we have a gift for you. The rain came down for 17 + days in L.A. and we are forever grateful to Prince and the NPG for giving us that many shows...and making us lose some weight as we danced for 3+ hours every night. We hope you enjoy this clip as it is funky.
With Prince and the latest NPG band member Andy Allo releasing new songs late in 2011, it looks like that we might be getting some new music from Prince and Andy in 2012.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Oui can all love in Twenty Twelve
The above photo wasn't from the Troubadour show, it was Kevin Mazur's photo from opening night of Prince's 25-show run at the L.A. Forum.
I am glad, Concert of the Year. I did'nt went to a concert of Prince this year, but I know he is worth it. Saw him in other years, last year in Rome etc. For me the concert in O2 in London in 2007, also 21 nights, that was the concert of the year for me !!! Congratulations ..
You know, every time I start to think that maybe Prince has had his time. It has come and gone, I just have to hear a little gem like this to be reminded that he is still vital. He is still new. He is still amazing and ground-breaking, earth shattering, unstoppable. You name it. I love this man. Thank you god for this man. Thank you Prince, for your jams. Peace and be wild!
typo, making more sense; It was excellent the way they included Teena Marie's "Lover Girl" into his song "17 Days" for remembering her.
@wayne EXACTLY!!!! u know ,when u think of it prince is the ultimate ,,really ,,, its a blessing that here is still around ,,, there is really no one like him ,he is the best , a true creator of music , a spiritual artist ,,,,, of truth and freedom ,,, his art is pure ,why because it touches the heart ,my god keep u here for some time ,prince is organic music of love
This is great and so well deserved!!! I am glad that one of Prince's many awesome performances this year was voted number one!! He is simply the best! Thanks Doc, for all the news you have shared and best wishes for 2012. I hope for another year with lots of purple activity. All the best to Prince, health & happiness!
u know ,when u think of it prince is the ultimate ,,really ,,, its a blessing that here is still around ,,, there is really no one like him ,he is the best , a true creator of music , a spiritual artist ,,,,, of truth and freedom ,,, his art is pure ,why because it touches the heart ,my god keep u here for some time ,prince is organic music of love
Prince & New Power Generation & Sheila E. & all of his guests are simply amazing! I've enjoyed his music since I was 14 and Just Another Sucker was out then I was hooked.Congrats Mr. Nelson &thank you for the best birthday month. Doc ,you're #1 also I attended only 8 shows but you made us feel as if we were front & center . Thank you for masterfully reported news. Happy Holidays!
DREAMS REALLY DO COME TRUE...ALL U HAVE TO DO IS WISH AND PRAY LONG ENOUGH.... WAY TO GO PRINCE!!.... ;D
I made it one weekend for the 21 nights in LA and was sad that I was not in LA the week the Troubadour Shows/House of Blues. Looking forward to 2012! Love all of the Prince editorials and updates! Thank You!
Hell YES it was! No argument here. Except,perhaps May 13th, when Janelle opened up for P & Stevie made a guest appearance for his birthday. Man, it's a toss up for me.
Congrats 2 Prince 4 being picked as number #1 show of the year . Thank U Prince 4 giving me something to do on the weekends 4 Ur 21 nite stay here. I will never 4get it. U gave me an opportunity 2 turn friends on 2 U, that never experienced U live & 4 an affordable rate. Now they understand what I been talking about 4 years. Also thank U 4 this gem(17 Days). Wish U would have played it on one of the many nights I attended...
He didn't play 21 concerts did he? I thought he cut the tours short due to trouble with LiveNation (and probably poor ticket sales). I do agree though that Prince is the best live performer out there...been that way for a couple of decades now.
hey dr funk...where did you get this clip from? its from the 28th of april right? havnt found it anywhere.
I'm always excited to see what Prince has next, however I agree with you! I think he is taking some time off to get back into the creative process. Which is fantastic. "Welcome 2..." Has become a very fascinating agenda, and ultimately it opened more doors. Many fans were made! His North Sea Jazz Festival, Hop Farm, Way Our West. Prince has really done so much this past year! This tour was extensive, and I think He will always have some new tricks up his sleeve. I;m anxious to see what's next. Some new program of things! The NPG have been of very diverse during this tour, notably Andy Allo has really welcomed a more flexible structure to his creativity. I think she should stick around more, but I really hope be brings back SONNY T, and Shelia. E. So many other NPG members who highlight the genius of this man! I am expecting much more to come. I feel an album will be out soon, and whatever is to come. I am expecting. You never know with Prince, but once thing is certain! THAT MAN IS FUNKY, and creative! He's beginning endlessly!
Thanks so much for the 17 Days clip. That was the one song I REALLY wanted to hear but didn't catch at any of the W2A shows I saw. This makes my day!