24 Feb 3RDEYEGIRL & PRINCE “Go Crazy” In Manchester!
3RDEYEGIRL & PRINCE performed 2 shows at Manchester Academy over the weekend in the UK, and if you believe the critics, it was 2 shows for the ages.
“The audience couldn’t get enough of him and the band. They were up for it from the first rumours. They were hot, sweaty, crushed up close and personal, bathed in love and attraction. He’s worshipped and he deserves it, not only because he’s a great artist, but because he gives it back. He doesn’t just take. Waves of passion and ecstatic love, joyous emotion and a real connection. You could say we all came together.”–LouderThanWar
“Prince played many instruments at the gig — guitar, bass and piano and played a mix of his hits such as Purple Rain, When Doves Cry and Raspberry Beret, as well as classic album tracks and B-sides such as She’s Always In My Hair, Endorphinmachine, Musicology and Bambi”.–BoltonNews
“Manchester loves Prince and Prince loves Manchester”–HBF
“Dispensing with the expanded dancers ‘n’ singers ‘n’ brass players ‘n’ guest stars line ups of recent years, his current 3RDEYEGIRL band comprises himself, the astonishingly skilled trio of Donna Grantis, Ida Nielsen and Hannah Welton on guitar, bass and drums respectively, and rarely-mentioned sometime fifth member Joshua Welton bouncing around from keyboards to percussion to, well, jumping up and down and grinning (as you would). It’s also notable that he shares the guitar limelight with Grantis, to a degree he has with nobody since Wendy Melvoin, and hands her lead duties on several of his signature guitar heroics tracks, an opportunity she does audacious things with.”–TheQuietUs
“Dig, if you will, a picture, of more than 2,500 dazed humans spilling out into a Manchester street after having their hearts, minds and assorted other body parts well and truly blown.”–Mirror
“Prince and his fantastic new female band 3EDEYEGIRL have been onstage in this 2,600-capacity venue for seconds under three hours, and yet he looks and sounds for all the world as if he’s just getting started.”–Guardian
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