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PRINCE & The NPG Are About to Heat Up Minneapolis!!!

PRINCE-2012 NPG RECORDS

MINNEAPOLIS IS ABOUT 2 HEAT UP BIGTIME!!

PRINCE AND THE NPG ARE HAVING AN OPEN REHEARSAL AT THE DAKOTA JAZZ CLUB!!!

The group Fun. has rented out Paisley Park so rather than stop rehearsals Prince decided to move the band downtown

Witness 1st hand what happens as Prince and The New Power Generation gear up for their next tour. (We told you 2013 was going to be big!)

Here is a list of what will be going down at the Dakota Jazz Club this week:

Wednesday Night Soundcheck: New drummer audition and Improvisational Music. Also, DJ Rashida will spin new, unreleased music. 2 shows: 8 P.M. & 11. P.M. Tickets $70.00

Thursday Night: JAM!!! (consider this the afterparty vibe) 2 shows 8 P.M. & 11 P.M. tickets $100-$150

FRIDAY: .......Surprise!! (don't miss this!) 2 shows 8 P.M. & 11 P.M. Tickets $200-$250

Tickets go on sale at 12 noon Central Time Today Jan. 15th  HERE.

UPDATE:  TIX ARE SOLD OUT FOR ALL SHOWS!!!!!

Minneapolis, sounds like you are in for a FUN FUNKY Time!!!!

Also, on Wednesday night, 9 Central, there will be a spreecast with Drfunkenberry. Last week's show was watched by 35,000 people so far.

Make sure to tune in HERE.

Minneapolis, are U ready?-DocFB

Diagnosis:  Fun. At the Park?  Hmm.  

39 comments
amandaB
amandaB

I was able to attend and it was AMAZING! Prince is still the BEST and the band is the best. Does anyone else think Shelby is totally unlikeable. She can sing but she needs to take it down about 10 notches. Thanks Prince!

princemn fan
princemn fan

only a select few people in MPLS have the fun ;)...the announcement was super secret and tix sold out too fast to involve many people. also....prince's last album hasn't even been released in the U.S. Wonder if the free U.K. didn't get reviews he wanted?

marc nichol
marc nichol

what does prince have against drummers, what have they done to him?..please don't be too hard on them mr.purple, you don't wan to turn into simon cowell:)

Aliyyah
Aliyyah

How beautiful. I wish I could be there. Maybe he will bless us here in the Bay Area again someday. Have a great time with the one.

douglas
douglas

I wonder if the tambourine lady is going.

I Know
I Know

The Drum Audition is REAL, John Blackwell is no longer with NPG! I KNow!!

elizabeth alfaro
elizabeth alfaro

iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiillllllllllllllllllllllooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeee u u u u uuu uu uuuuuuu uuu ! ssssssssooooooooorrrrrrrrryyyyyyyyyyyyyy ( is that 100.00 per person ? cuz me and my friend has 50.00 a peice . can we get a tix ;sorry we can't come, be there in spirt ;')

Twinkly1
Twinkly1

Wow, the people in Minneapolis have all the fun! Looking forward to your Spreecast Doc, 'cause all things considered--I'm not convinced Hannah is 3rdeyegirl..just saying.

carl
carl

In March 1986 I lined up with hundreds of others in front of First Ave on just a rumor that Prince would play. We got in for a 3 dollar cover charge (I kid you not!) and watched a 2.5 hour show. Amazing show. That is my gold standard for concerts ever since. I think I paid more for drinks than admission.

Chocolatsis65
Chocolatsis65

Wow sold out! well I'm happy 4 him. I'm in too much pain anyway ): I guess I wont be able to get out n have any Fun until I get the surgery to feel good in my skin again. Speaking of skin or skins is there a drummer audition r not?? She's awesome I was just wondering, I also love Meytal Cohen more rock but she's hot! I want to be it so bad, but alas I only have rudimentary skills thus far, plus like i said I have to heal thy self first. If by some miracle u do what u said and tell the people who have numbers let me/us know bout shows after at Park r somethin we could at least hang and enjoy the music perhaps with a few Advil even dance (:

Naomi
Naomi

How may I get tickets?

3121.TV
3121.TV

The tickets are all sold out and the Dr.Funkenberry site originally said tickets would go on sale at 11AM - but the Dakota site said 5:50 CST the tickets would go on sale. Now everything is sold-out. There needs to be additional tickets added there was inconsistent information on the Dr. Funkenberry site and what was listed on the Dakota site.

Answer for Emily
Answer for Emily

There is no drummer audition. Hannah's husband and dad have been trying to link her with Prince on a permanent basis since Hannah met Sheila at KOSA last year. Notice how Third Eyed Girl is spelled different on Hannah's YouTube video and doesn't come from the same YouTube account as the others. It's really sad when you contemplate the underlying factors.

PurpleKat3121
PurpleKat3121

I think I'm going to have to get over this 30 year addiction to Prince and his music. I can't afford it anymore. If this were 10 years ago and the NPG Music Club were still in existence, the soundcheck access would be free and the main show would have been $70. I'm glad I'm not in Minneapolis right now, because I would be so depressed!

sheryl
sheryl

I soooo WISH I could be there! Thanks for the news! Sounds like an amazing start to a "BIG" year!

Michael Holtz
Michael Holtz

I'll pass on this for now. Will wait until the Paisley Park jams. Hopefully those won't be at the $200 a pop fee. I understand the cost because the Dakota is a limited/intimate venue so demand will be higher. With Paisley Park you can fit more people in than the Dakota.

Phillbfunki
Phillbfunki

drummer auditions is either another tease....where he will play with the band or sheila/hannah and co will have a drum off or local MN peoples will get the chance to funk with the NPG from the backseat!

Tanasio Loudermill
Tanasio Loudermill

Whoa wait, why did Fun. rent out Paisley Park? Are they planning to tour with Prince?

Chocolatsis65
Chocolatsis65

Well in spite of my hernia/pain n weight imma go anyway, but who with? I don't have any cool friends:( their all like oh I gotta work in the morning blahblahblah I guess all by my onesey!

Bexy
Bexy

Wow I wish I could go to this, I hope everyone who gets in has an amazing time.

sheila
sheila

A big WOW!..i also wish i could get there and watch Prince live....where would be the NEXT TOUR?...Oh my...can someone drop a magic carpet pls!?...i want to fly and be a part of this.....Goodluck and Godbless to PRINCE this coming March 7th....and i wanna congratulate him for his achievements...keep it up Prince and more power to you and the NPG..!!!....

JG7
JG7

Thanks for the scoop as always Doc! Looks like The Purple Yoda is going 2 melt the Dakota :)

Suzy Six
Suzy Six

MAN, i wish i could be there!!!! NEVER been to an aftershow! #1 on the 'ol bucket list!!! TOUR! Please come back to NY!!!! I'm WAY too excited! Even tho i wont be there, i'm just glad everything is goin so well for Prince and the band. It does my heart good. Good Dr. at the risk of repeating myself, GET PRINCE TO CARNEGIE HALL ON MARCH 7th!!!! Oh, i'm sorry, was i shouting?....DO IT!!!

Paradise
Paradise

Fun, fun, fun oh boi Yes!! Thank u Doc & Prince & NPG!!

Ninigo
Ninigo

New drummer audition? Does this mean Hannah is off? Because she is that «3rd Eye Girl»?

Mishell72
Mishell72

Dear doc, Are the tix available yet? Need 2 to have them 4 sure because I have 2 buy plane tix from Holland.. Luv the idea though. And luv the HitnRun thought. But need 2 buy tix ;-)))

Art
Art

Fantastic! 2013 starts right here. Have fun all u lucky girls & boys!

Edgar
Edgar

Sounds like fun at the Paisley Park studio.

Missy
Missy

The Dakota Jazz Club has no listing of this event on their website calendar. I called just to verify and the person on the telephone advised me there is no Prince jam, rehearsal, auditions, or any other performance(s). What gives?

Natty
Natty

What a great opportunity to trial live streaming! idea? Sounds FUN!

drfunkenberry
drfunkenberry

Mishell not on sale yet but provided link for where they will be on sale. They have the ticket prices listed already....

drfunkenberry
drfunkenberry

Give them til tomorrow to know all the info Missy. The owner is not usually there this late on a Monday night. Sure he didn't call his employees at 2 in the morning about shows for Wed, Thur, Friday. ;)

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