PRINCE Returns To Montreux Jazz Festival For 3 Shows!

PRINCE Photo: NPG Records 2013

During our weekly PRINCE Spreecast, we told you to look for an announcement of Prince playing a Jazz Festival soon. Montreux confirmed the news that PRINCE will be playing 3 shows at the Jazz Festival this year!

Here is the official announcement:

After his two previous appearances at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2007 and 2009, Prince is back to give three exceptional concerts on 13, 14 and 15 July 2013.

This musical genius first came to Montreux in 2007 to perform an exclusive concert, and returned in 2009, giving two shows in the same evening. This year he is back, confirming his fondness for Montreux, to give three exceptional concerts on three consecutive dates: 13, 14 and 15 July 2013, at the Auditorium Stravinski.

Groovy, funky and the undisputed master of improvisation, Prince’s performances are all unique and unpredictable. There is no doubt that his three concerts in Montreux will make Festival history once again.

Auditorium Stravinski

Prince 1st show – Saturday 13 July, 8 pm
Prince 2nd show – Sunday 14 July, 8 pm
Prince 3rd show – Monday 15 July, 8 pm

Tickets on sale from 10 a.m. on Friday 15 February on
CHF 175.- (standing) / CHF 395.- (seat)

We want to thank PRINCE for sharing the news first on the Spreecast as well as a few other news items that we will post later today!

Hopefully, if DrFunkenberry does the write up for Monteux like he did in 2009, Montreux will give the doc his credit.  We are glad PRINCE is returning to the Montreux stage.-DocFB

Diagnosis:  Much LOVE To Claude Nobs



  • brad
    Posted at 19:12h, 14 February

    I just so hapen to be in Europe that weekend! Flying over from USA for some other concerts that week. Warning for anyone going to Montreux: Switzerland is pretty damn expensive!! Probably a hotel or renting an apartment is easily $200/night. Love to meet up with others that weekend! Saw Prince at HOB Chicago his final night in September; this just may top that! 🙂
    I was in Montreux 20 yrs ago…beautiful city! Chateau de Chillon is a cool castle to go see on Lake Leman. SAVE YOUR MONEY NOW and DO NOT 2nd guess attending this!!! 🙂

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  • PurpleBliss
    Posted at 14:38h, 14 February

    Sound in Montreux auditorium is just incredible, the best ever! Seats are only available on the balcony and are pretty far from the scene. This is gonna be huge! Welcome back 2 Europe… Paris is waiting for you 😉

  • Gregor
    Posted at 13:44h, 14 February

    Hi Matthew
    The last two times Prince was there – standing area was always closest to the stage. The seats are usually on the balcony and in the back.
    So if you want to be close – take standing.
    Looking forward to it already – well I hope I get tix.

  • yessssss
    Posted at 11:26h, 14 February

    what time do tickets go on sale? 10am Swiss time?

  • Aprilflower
    Posted at 10:53h, 14 February

    Switzerland sounds cool — as always Love U dude!!! oxoxoxo

  • Matthew
    Posted at 10:05h, 14 February

    Who has attended this before? Looked at the venue, looks seated with standing at the back, which would make sense given the ticket prices? Anyone help….?

  • amandaB
    Posted at 08:32h, 14 February

    Doc, your head is getting bigger every spreecast. Is the sun shining in your house at night where you need sunglasses. Humble yourself

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 08:31h, 14 February

    Just Heard he may be attending Cowles Center Show feb 22 24?????

  • Anna-Lisa
    Posted at 08:22h, 14 February

    thanks for sharing the info looks like the shows will be amazing

  • NG
    Posted at 08:15h, 14 February

    The best seat are the standing one. This is closest to the stage.
    After, you just have to run to be in front… but you won’t be able to be the first one because I will be.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 06:59h, 14 February

    Wow…Montreux…would love to go…..

  • matthew jeffery
    Posted at 05:12h, 14 February

    So guys. Give me the low down of the Montreux area. I am happy to pay for the seating but what is closest to the stage….is it the standing?

    Which tickets are best to get?

    Please advise before tickets go on sale.

    Dr Funkenberry…I so hope you come over for this show. You have to come this time. Let me know.

  • kcool's Chocolate Box
    Posted at 03:32h, 14 February

    It’ll b a “MASTERPIECE” Per4mance……

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