Fresh off of his tour of Australia and New Zealand, PRINCE is bringing his PIANO AND A MICROPHONE tour to OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA.
The show is this Sunday Feb. 28th, and tickets go on sale tomorrow Feb. 24th at noon!
There will be two shows that night.
Tickets for the show will range from $97.00 to $273.00
Take it from someone who has seen this show. U HAVE TO GO! It doesn't matter if you saw Prince last year or a 100 times, you have NOT seen him like this. EVER.
Just him, a piano and a microphone. Sometimes when you are that talented that is all you need.
The show will feature rarities and Prince as you have never seen him before.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Oakland, they said U was funky. IF U are, U will be there this Sunday!!!!
It's true. I am sorry to report that Vanity/Denise Matthews has passed away. She was 57.
— drfunkenberry (@drfunkenberry) February 16, 2016
Denise Matthews aka Vanity of the 80's group Vanity 6 has passed away. She was 57.
Vanity has been ill with what's called sclerosis encapsulating peritonitis, which is a bowel inflammation. Cases are rare but fatal.
— Charles Broccoli (@hotterthanjuly) February 16, 2016
PRINCE is bringing his latest tour, PIANO AND A MICROPHONE to AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND!
The artist who kicked off an amazing preview of the PIANO & A MICROPHONE tour at his Paisley Park studios in Minneapolis last month is bringing the tour to Australia & new Zealand first. This will mark Prince's first trip back to Australia since his Welcome 2 Australia tour in 2012. As for New Zealand, Prince has NEVER performed there before? Is that right?
Update from the Dainty Group:
Prince will perform 4 shows at Melbourne State Theatre on February 16 and 17, 2 shows at the Sydney Opera House on February 20 and 2 shows at Sydney State Theatre on February 21. Prince will also perform for the very first time in New Zealand at Auckland’s ASB Theatre on February 24.
For those blessed enough to attend, everything about these exclusive performances has been carefully considered to deliver special once-in-a-lifetime experiences. The repertoire will be culled from Prince’s vast 39-album catalogue and each performance will have a unique set-list that evolves in real time, song-to-song. Fans should expect to witness special interpretations of well-known hits alongside rarely performed B-sides and new, never-before-heard material.
In addition to classic songs from albums including 1999, Purple Rain, and Sign o’ the Times the set-lists have also featured covers by Joni Mitchell, Paul Robeson and Ray Charles; songs Prince has written for other acts including The Time, Sheila E. and Vanity 6; and even a Thelonious Monk-style version of the theme to Batman.
Tickets will go on sale for all Australian shows at 12 noon AEDT on Tuesday February 9, 2016 and for the New Zealand shows at 12 noon NZDT on Thursday February 11, 2016. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
We will keep you updated right here on info!
New Zealand and Australia.....do I even have to ask? ARE U READY????-DocFB
Diagnosis: This tour is a can't miss. No matter how many times U may have seen him before...U have never seen him like this!!!!!!!
Maurice had been battling Parkinson's Disease for quite a while, so much so he stopped touring with the band in 1994.-DocFB
Diagnosis: It just won't stop...
PRINCE has announced a GALA EVENT where he will be performing 2 shows at his Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota.
Show times will be at 8 P.M. & 11 P.M. and will be going on sale today at noon PST. PRINCE's official twitter account will post the link for tickets with VIP Tickets being sold first.
The website is www.paisleyparkafterdark.com
Here is the official press release:
Enigmatic multi-platinum recording icon Prince has announced a GALA EVENT set for January 21st at his historic Paisley Park recording complex in Chanhassen, Minnesota.
Ticket on-sale is set for today at 12PM PST. VIP tickets will be sold first.
The exclusive performance will feature the celebrated composer, performer and multi-instrumentalist in an especially intimate setting – solo with merely a piano and a microphone. The format will allow fans to experience a more direct one-to-one connection with Prince. The minimalist concept was originally planned to debut at Konzerthaus in Vienna, Austria late last year, however dates were postponed following sky-rocketing resell prices on secondary ticketing outlets even prior to the official on-sale date. In a stance against ticket-touts, the icon inverted and reimagined the concept, announcing plans for an exclusive residency at his very own Paisley Park.
For those lucky enough to attend, everything about these exclusive solo performances has been carefully considered to deliver special once-in-a-lifetime experiences. The repertoire list will be culled from Prince’s vast 39-album catalogue and each performance will have a unique set-list that evolves in real time song-to-song. Fans should expect to witness special interpretations of well-known hits, alongside rarely performed B-sides and new never-before-heard material.
In speaking about why he has decided to undertake the minimalist solo concept, Prince has stated: "For several reasons. For starters it is a challenge. You have to try new things. With the piano it is more naked, more pure. You can see exactly what you get”. Indeed, these intimate solo concerts will stand in sharp contrast to the critically acclaimed and incendiary HITNRUN performances Prince delivered with funk-rock band 3RDEYEGIRL through recent years. Befitting to the concept of seeing Prince perform solo at a piano, careful consideration has been given to the environment and the acoustics at Paisley Park to ensure an entirely unique, intimate and special concert experience."
Will U be there?-DocFB
Diagnosis: Going to be an amazing experience!