PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL held 2 press conferences where details of a UK Tour were to be unveiled. Instead were 2 rare performances and the question of UK gigs to come sometime today, Wednesday.
The first was a press conference in Lianne La Havas's living room where La Havas performed "Little Dragons" twice and a new song as well, according to BBC News 6.
They only had 3 journalists there as 3RDEYEGIRL performed an acoustic version of "FUNKNROLL" and "PRETZELBODYLOGIC" for the small crowd, in the small flat.
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The BBC reporter felt Prince smelled great wearing Princense. That's a new word.
On 3RDEYEGIRL, Prince LOVES the band: "We've been together for over a year and it's perfect. The more we play, the more fun it is, and addictive it is.'' Prince would say that they would jam for days with ping pong battles sprinkled in between sessions.
They do not not know how long they will be in the UK and said it is an open-ended stay.
"We want to charge about $10 a ticket. This is a new band, people are getting something new."-Prince. Ticket price was quoted by BBC.
Prince is NOT playing Glastonbury.
They are looking to record the live shows for release while there.
At the second press conference at the Electric Ballroom, more reporters checked out Prince including Mumford & Sons.
They played a 30 minute set that consisted of "I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man", "PLECTRUMELECTRUM", "PRETZELBODYLOGIC", and a cover of "Play That Funky Music."
Prince was in a very good mood and loved the energy of the crowd.
There will be another performance tonight with a countdown of 7 P.M. at the Electric Ballroom. Although they said it would be a longer night and start earlier, we are not sure if they will exactly start at 7 P.M.-DocFB
Diagnosis: When we have full tour dates, we will post.
PRINCE and 3RDEYEGIRL played a "secret gig" at the Electric Ballroom early Wednesday morning. Not really a secret if you follow DrFunkenberry on Twitter however.
There will be another show tonight as we reported earlier.
2 press conferences so far but no tour dates have been announced yet. Today appears to be the day. This time. For sure. Well....
Also, one of the people who got the heads up from us about the gig on the Facebook Fan Page had this to share:
The crowd were young and extremely excited and in awe.
It was surreal walking in from the rain and seeing the most amazing sight. Prince bathed in blue light and smoke performing "I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man".
He looked awesome! Black funky outfit with gold chains.
Same with the girls.
I've been to over 20 prince shows, this was the best.
He was so relaxed and really engaged the crowd who were delirious.
During "I Like It There" Prince grabbed Ida's bass and rocked a solo.
The sound was perfect in the venue. Donna played behind her head and Hannah and Ida kept the groove in the pocket.
The last track was "Cause & Effect". Huge crowd participation with Prince leading the crowd and playing beautiful melodies then shredding wild blues!!!
He came on with girls to say goodbye with the most pimp cane this side of huggy bear!
Whenever you see Prince's world this close up you just forget your worries and bathe in his glow.
When I first walked to hear that solo I just burst into tears . An emotional night ....-Mako Bones
Thanks Mako for sharing that. Mad Love to Kiran Sharma for getting the fans in and helping Channel 4 gain access to the Electric Ballroom. They were trying to cover the event all day and reached out to me early in the morning in Los Angeles..Mad Love to Lianne La Havas as well for letting us know that the press conference was still on at her flat when a source went silent. Much appreciated and we owe you one.-DocFB
Diagnosis: The most pimp cane this side of huggy bear. That's what's up!
PRINCE and 3RDEYEGIRL just put out a video of "I Like It There" from their performance at the ELECTRIC BALLROOM in LONDON last night. The message? Be at the ELECTRIC BALLROOM again tonight!
UPDATE: 1 ticket per person. £10
UPDATE 2: 2nd show at 11 P.M. 1 ticket per person £10
The link takes you to a countdown to 7 P.M. in London local time.
PRINCE performed a 2 song acoustic set with 3RDEYEGIRL at Lianne La Havas's flat that consisted of "PRETZELBODYLOGIC" and "FUNKNROLL" and then proceeded to head over to the ELECTRIC BALLROOM for a 30 minute set and press conference.
2 press conference's but no tour announcements. That is the gist right now.
We will have a full report on both press conferences shortly but if in LONDON, you should be at the ELECTRIC BALLROOM tonight!!!
IF/WHEN a ticket announcement is made, we will let you know as soon as we know!-DocFB
Diagnosis: Funky London....
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