PRINCE kicked off night one of a 3 night stand at the Mohegan Sun Arena last night with his 21 piece band consisting of 3RDEYEGIRL & The NPG.
He was rocking a yellow suit to perfection along with a symbol in front of his mic stand which you can see in a tweet from the 3RDEYEGIRL Twitter account below.
COPY AND PASTE pic.twitter.com/z9O5yxFfqG WHILE IT LASTS!
— 3RDEYEGIRL (@3RDEYEGIRL) December 28, 2013
PRINCE also teased the crowd, asking what they are doing New Years Eve? Will keep you updated if we get any more info on a New Years Eve show from the icon.
Essence has announced that PRINCE will be performing at their 20th Anniversary festival 4th of July Weekend in New Orleans in 2014!
In an official statement Essence had this to say about PRINCE headlining the festival:
To honor this momentous occasion, ESSENCE will partner with the legendary singer/songwriter for a special community initiative led by the Rebuild the Dream Innovation Fund, which encourages young people to harness the power of media and technology, and channel their creativity into computer coding.
"Welcoming an artist as iconic as Prince back to the ESSENCE Festival for a 20th anniversary performance is incredibly exciting," said ESSENCE Communications President, Michelle Ebanks. "The ESSENCE Festival is where we come together to connect to both our culture and our community, so we are pleased to support Prince and the Rebuild the Dream Innovation in advocating for our youth."
"Rebuild The Dream" is run by Van Jones and Prince has worked with "Rebuild The Dream" most recently for his "Welcome 2 Chicago" tour of 2012.
For tickets to the Essence Festival, click here!
Ticket packages for the entire festival range from $130.50 to $2,700.
SINGLE NIGHT tickets will be available closer to the Festival's weekend.
Make sure to check out Essence.com for some more purple stuff!-DocFB
Diagnosis: N'awlins was rocking in 2004 when PRINCE took the stage for the festival then. Prince provides his own fireworks as you will see July 4th, 2014!!!
PRINCE has released a rehearsal version of "Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)" from the "1999" album. Will Livestream's return that will feature rehearsal's like that?
The Artwork is by Stella Blu. OK Player, that is BLU. Thx.
Above is a wimpy mp3 version of "Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)" but you can buy a powerful wav version of the song HERE. It is only .88 cents for 7 minutes of funk!
Also, a new title for the 3RDEYEGIRL livestream has been created, aptly titled "NOVEMBER NOUVEAX" and was created yesterday. So far, no activity, although it might be worth keeping an eye on. Perhaps they changed it since the last title had "October" in it.
What is for certain is there will be a PRINCE Spreecast tomorrow, November 5th! So tune in for that!-DocFB
Diagnosis: That 7 minutes of "Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)" is amazing. Make sure to download it HERE.
The New Power Generation are Livestreaming from Paisley Park Tonight! For those that attended the show at Paisley Park, please share your reviews!
They have supplied a new link HERE.
UPDATE: The New Power Generation played "Days Of Wild" and a portion of "Big City" so far....was up for about 10 minutes 45 seconds. Expect it to go lie again....
Update 2: "1999", "Diamonds & Pearls", "Old Friends 4 Sale", Prince jokes bout women, "People Pleaser" and "Ain't Gonna Miss U When Ure Gone"....
Update 3: People have left Paisley Park....show ended before 2 a.m.
Still running with the October Surprise theme we discussed on the Prince Spreecast....
If it appears to be over....-DocFB
Diagnosis: Giving U the funk face at home!
The New Power Generation will be opening up the doors of Paisley Park This Saturday October 5th!
This news was broken by City Pages this morning.
Liv Warfield will be having a single release party for "Why Do You Lie?" and "Catch Me If You Can" at the Red Kiva in Chicago on October 11th!
We were very honored to have Liv on the Spreecast to interview her about her latest singles, to expect the unexpected in regards to her new album, working and touring with PRINCE & THE NPG and more.
If you are in Chicago next Friday and looking for some real music, make sure to hit up Red Kiva to see Liv perform!-DocFB
Diagnosis: The grooves of both songs are infectious. FUNK overload!