After 2 shows in Toronto last night, PRINCE and 3RDEYEGIRL are not done with Canada just yet. They will be playing at The Bell Centre in Montreal this Saturday May 23rd.
May has been a busy month for the music icon and his band 3RDEYEGIRL. Check out a show they did live from Paisley Park earlier this month above.-DocFB
Diagnosis: A Montreal Rock & Roll Love Affair!
PRINCE and 3RDEYEGIRL rumbled through Toronto last night performing TWO shows on the "HITandRUN" Tour with the show just being announced on Saturday and tickets going on sale the day before the shows.
It was a homecoming of sorts for 3RDEYEGIRL guitarist Donna Grantis.
All of the photos were posted on PRINCE's Twitter account, which U should be following!
Although a tweet was sent out by PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL's twitter that an announcement would come on Monday about a new HITandRUN tour date, it actually comes today. The luckiest place in the world is Toronto.
According to Rolling Stone, the next show is a May 19th gig at Toronto's Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. Tickets for the concert go on sale Monday, May 18th at noon local time at Live Nation. Venue capacity is 3,191.
There will be two shows that night, one at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Guitarist for 3RDEYEGIRL Donna Grantis hails from Toronto. The first show back in March for the HITandRUN Tour was Louisville, Kentucky where drummer Hannah Welton is from.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Stay tuned here for more HITandRUN Tour dates as they hit.
Earlier this week, PRINCE performed a Rally 4 Peace concert for Baltimore with the 1st hour streamed live on Tidal, Jay Z's music service. A couple days later with little fanfare, the music icon put up a soundboard recording which was a "Dance Rally 4 Peace" at his Paisley Park studios.
It is 2 very different shows he performs with his talented band 3RDEYEGIRL with the set list not being repeated and the Paisley Park show, which you should be listening to while reading this, taking a more serious note than the party atmosphere that Baltimore got and needed in it's recovery.
This follows a busy week on social media for Prince returning with a twitter account and a new song for Baltimore simply titled "Baltimore" which is a tribute to Freddy Gray and the city.
In years past, this recording would have been taken down already by the greatest live performer of all time, but it still remains up in all it's glory. Enjoy it while you can. There isn't much time.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Love is what it is all about....
PRINCE has announced a special "Rally For Peace" concert in Baltimore this Sunday May 10th on Mother's day. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday May 6th at 5 p.m. local Baltimore time.
In a spirit of healing, the event is meant to be a catalyst for pause and reflection following the outpouring of violence that has gripped Baltimore and areas throughout the US. As a symbolic message of our shared humanity and love for one another, attendees are invited to wear something gray in tribute to all those recently lost in the violence. Prince will be joined in Baltimore by his critically acclaimed funk-rock group 3RDEYEGIRL. Several industry superstars have called in support for the event and are expected to attend.
Everyone in attendance is being asked to wear something GRAY to the concert.
The concert will be at the Royal Farms Arena which holds 14,000.
Prince recently recorded a new song entitled "Baltimore" over what happened to Freddie Gray in Baltimore and is a tribute to everyone from Baltimore.
Although the song hasn’t yet debuted, the lyrics were recently made public and as a message of reconciliation, Prince states “Peace is more than the absence of war.” That sentiment was similarly reflected this past weekend when Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL hosted a spontaneous DANCE RALLY 4 PEACE EVENT at the icon’s Paisley Park recording complex in Chanhassen, MN. Prince took the stage after midnight, echoing tributary sentiments to the crowd saying “RIP to those lost” and “Thanks for wearing gray.” Fittingly, the live set ended with Prince inviting the audience into a communal chant of “Baltimore… Peace 4 ever more.”
Contrary to Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL’s recently announced HITNRUN USA tour, where shows have been announced just a few days – and sometimes hours – before they happen, those in the community of Baltimore are invited to plan ahead for this special family-friendly weekend event.
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, May 6th at 5pm local time. A portion of the proceeds will be directed to the benefit of local Baltimore based youth charities.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Late last year, Prince released two chart-topping albums, ART OFFICIAL AGE, a solo album that debuted at #1 on the R&B chart, and PLECTRUMELECTRUM, the debut album from Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL, which debuted at #1 on the Rock chart. Release plans for Prince’s new song, “Baltimore,” have not yet been announced.
In an interview with Minneapolis reporter Iris Perez late last week where PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL performed an open rehearsal for her, it was discussed that his new song "BALTIMORE" might be released through Jay-Z's Tidal service.