PRINCE-Oakland Photo: NPG Records 2014
It had been nearly a year since PRINCE and 3RDEYEGIRL played 2 nights of back to back shows at DNA Lounge in San Francisco, first introducing the Bay Area to his latest concoction of funk, hard driving guitar and new arrangements of some of his catalog.
Much to the delight of Bay Area fans, Prince and the band were back with a vengeance on Saturday night at Oakland's Fox Theater. Tickets went on sale late Wednesday night and sold out quickly.
Even before the show started, Oakland was determined to give Prince a huge welcome, complete with a 200+ person Prince flash mob performance that took place in front of the theater on Saturday afternoon. The mob, comprised of fans, local residents and students from the theater's adjoining Oakland School for the Arts, danced in sync to a medley of two Prince songs - "Delirious" and "Ain't Gonna Miss U When You're Gone", the latter featuring vocals from Oakland's own Ledisi. Prince would even acknowledge the flash mob during Saturday night's show, asking fans "Who of you was in that flash mob?" and mouthing thank you.
Tickets for Oakland's PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL Saturday March 15th show went on sale at 10:30 P.M. Pacific time and at the same moment, the ticketmaster server site it was on along with Fox Theatre's site crashed simultaneously.
Tickets were on sale HERE!!
If any additional shows go on sale, we will update the post.
These shows come on the heels of a nearly 4 hour show of epic proportions in Hollywood last Saturday night.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Oaktown, we knew U was funky!!!!