PRINCE has been announced as performing at Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival on August 31st!
Usher was set to perform but cancelled after personal circumstances.
Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival is very pleased to be able to have Prince perform on the Sam Cooke stage.
For more information on the ticket situation and more, click HERE.
To purchase tickets, click HERE.
We want to thank Smitty Roc for the heads up on this story.-DocFB
Diagnosis: So who will be the first to make the Sam Cooke album joke? 2nd? 3rd?
Within the past hour, PRINCE joined Larry Graham on stage to perform at the North Sea Jazz Festival.
Quite awesome to see the two friends play together.
Will share more photos and maybe video as it becomes available.
Thanks to @PureViewClub via Twitter for the photo!-DocFB
Diagnosis: Who U callin' a "Sex Machine"?.....
Andy Allo Unfresh Summer Tour – Brussels, Amsterdam and Paris
Andy Allo ended her UnFresh Summer Tour in Europe with a brilliant performance at La Maroquineire in Paris. It was a short tour to promote her forthcoming album with remixes of her first cd ‘UnFresh’.
Also, Andy Allo has just been added to the North Sea Jazz Festival line-up on July 12th and will be an hour show starting at hour show starting at 21:30.
The shows all sold out very quickly, showing that the fans were very excited to see the singer/songwriter/musician perform her music. The last time Andy was touring in Europe was with Prince and the NPG.
The mini tour kicked off on Saturday, June 29 at the Couleur Café Festival in Brussels, where she performed a very funky set with a full band, including a 4 piece horn section. Andy sang songs from both UnFresh and Superconductor. A beautiful balance of both records that showcased her journey. She opened the concerts with the song 'When Stars Collide' and closed with the funky single from Superconductor titled, "People Pleaser". In between those songs anything was possible.
Prince's Welcome 2 America Tour has been taking on Europe and is set to continue. Next stops are Luxembourg and a couple of shows in Italy.
Here is a shot sent to us of Prince and Andy Allo backstage at the North Sea Jazz Festival 3 minutes prior to the final concert there.
Prince and Andy are both dressed in Roberto Cavalli. Prince and Andy are looking quite cool. What's that spell?-Dr.FB
Diagnosis: Posin' Til Closin'
What a night. Janelle Monae opening for Prince and guesting with him on stage and then......after midnight....Stevie Wonder! The icon took center stage with Sheila E. and Prince to a funky rendition of "Superstition" to the crowd's delight.
Stevie jammed on harmonica and did lead vocals with Prince and Sheila backing him up til Stevie wanted to play and they lead him to the keyboards as Prince played bass. Amazing.
Ahh.. But it wasn't over! Shortly, after 2 a.m., Prince and Janelle Monae took over the Forum club with Shelby and the NPG.
Prince played drums over the track DJ Rashida was spinning to kick it off while the Prince's band and Janelle's got into place.
Shelby was asking the crowd how are they feeling over "Can You Feel It" by the Jacksons. "If you don't wanna party, I'm gonna give you 2 minutes to leave" Shelby said and let them know some "Brown Skin" was going to be happening up in this place.
"Til the sun came up" was the chant Shelby started n it continued almost until that time.
After the chant it led into, "It Takes 2" with a funky bass solo by Ida Neilson. It continued with "Got My Mind Made Up" with Prince on the boards and singing. Prince then went to the far end of the stage as Janelle came up with a cool hat on.
Janelle sings "It's like a river...love is not a fantasy..." very heartfelt.
As Janelle gives it up for the NPG, Prince finds himself behind the boards again as the band kicks into "Stratus" then "Superstition" with Shelby J. on lead vocals. "Brown Skin" is finally unleashed on us.
Deacon Prince asks if sister Monae wants to say anything and she replies "I just want to say I've seen the light." Prince and Morris joke around saying "Amen" and "Hey Man" and then Prince is just cracking jokes left and right like it was about to turn into comedy hour at the Forum.
" Janelle Monae and Stevie Wonder. Stop the presses. Tell me I am not in heaven." is Prince's only reply after what was just laid down. A freestyle from George 2.0 as Janelle Monae and Shelby perform "Outstanding" with Prince smiling and having a good time.
Prince, Shelby, and Janelle leave with chants of "Til the sun came up" ringing through the club.
What a night. Eddie Murphy, Paula Abdul, Taylor Dayne, Sanaa Hamri and others were enjoying the night.
As we were there Prince news was being told to us that we want to share:
Prince will be attending the American Ballet Theatre Gala in NY on Monday. Prince and the NPG recently donated $250,000 to them and it is being reported that the musical directors are in meetings with Prince. We are sure they are not talking bout what their favorite salad is!
Prince will be playing the North Sea Jazz Festival and Poland. All other dates that have been talked about, we cannot confirm with Prince's people. We know we are slow to post shows outside the U.S. but until we get confirmation, we do not like to put the dates out there. We apologize but it is better to be patient with overseas matters and get the correct information.
Hope you understand.
Prince will be returning to Los Angeles after a week in Fresno and San Jose. The dates that will see 21 Nights return is May 27th, 28th, and 29th, for Memorial Day Weekend.
There is going to be more Inglewood swinging and we wonder if any more club shows like what happened at the Troubadour this past week. A Doctor can only hope.-Dr.FB
Diagnosis: Was I really on stage tonight?