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26Sep
2012
11

Watch Now! Andy Allo Performs “People Pleaser” & Talks Rebuild The Dream

Andy Allo performed "People Pleaser" on Fox's Chicago Morning Show this Morning and also talked about the Rebuild The Dream foundation and the last "Welcome 2 Chicago" date which is tonight.

Andy says this is not the show to miss. We would have to agree with Janelle Monae going to be in the mix.

Andy also took a few questions from the morning hosts about what it has been like this past week in Chicago and performing with Prince. For the interview and performance and "Superconductor" release info and a photo of Prince and Andy jamming, click on the continue reading button below.

26Sep
2012
19

Exclusive! Photo Of The Moment: PRINCE & Jennifer Hudson + More

Night 2 of PRINCE's "Welcome 2 Chicago" tour featured such classics such as "I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man", "Shhh", and "She's Always In My Hair" and then powerful version of "Nothing Compares 2 U" with Chicago's own Jennifer Hudson.

His afterjam was nothing short of spectacular at the House of Blues kicking off a high energy set with "Days of Wild" and "Dance Electric" and also featured Hannah Ford, the special guest drummer for the NPG, along with John Blackwell.

Also, if you attended the House of Blues afterjam on Monday, you can attend the concert tonight at the United Center for FREE! For more details, click here!

For 2 more EXCLUSIVE photos, click on the continue reading button below.

26Sep
2012
17

PRINCE Offers FREE Tickets To Concert For Those Who Attended Monday’s House Of Blues Show!

Following what happened Monday night at the House of Blues Official Purple Afterjam with the police shutting down the event for curfew, Prince along with HOB and the United Center are offering every person who attended the House of Blues show on Monday a FREE ticket to his concert Wednesday night at the United Center.

As was posted earlier, Prince was going to do everything he could do to rectify what happened on Monday.  So on that note, everyone who was at the House of Blues show Monday is now going to be able to go to the United Center Show Wednesday.

Emails for ticket-holders should have already started going out.  Just bring your I.D. along with your House of Blues ticket for Monday's show and they will give you a non-transferable ticket to the show starting at 5 p.m., when gates open.

We have heard from those in attendance at Tuesday's United Center show that the sound was much better.  He also did a killer performance of "I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man" and also for good measure "Shhh", "She's Always In My Hair" and a duet of "Nothing Compares 2 U" with Chicago native Jennifer Hudson.

Also, the Mayor just cleared PRINCE to play as long as he wants at the House of Blues shows!!!-DocFB

25Sep
2012
49

Prince Kicks Off Welcome 2 Chicago Shows…Now…About That Sound…

PRINCE kicked off his "Welcome 2 Chicago" shows with Questlove and George Lopez getting shout outs.

24Sep
2012
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Exclusive! Rehearsal Jam! PRINCE & The NPG “Old Friends 4 Sale” Listen Now!!!

Wow. While rehearsing for his "Welcome 2 Chicago" tour dates, Prince & The NPG along with his 11 piece horn section, Prince sent in this beautiful and powerful rendition of "Old Friends 4 Sale" that is stunning to the ears.

To my knowledge, this song has never been performed live. Some of you may know the history of the song, being recorded in the 80's, and before an official version was released in the late 90's, the lyrics were changed. The story goes that the lyrics were too personal, so they were changed. There is a lyric change here as well.

If this is the kind of songs and instrumentation that Chicago can look forward to, these shows are going to be amazing.

I would like to thank PRINCE & The NPG for allowing us to share this with you exclusively. Absolutely beautiful. Very nice.

What do you think of the rehearsal jam of "Old Friends 4 Sale" by PRINCE & The NPG?-DocFB

21Sep
2012
5

Chicago’s House Of Blues To Host Official Purple Afterjam Shows September 24th, 25th, & 26th!

Chicago's House Of Blues will be playing host to the Official Purple After Jam Show's with the New Power Generation Band September 24th, 25th, and 26th!

All shows go on sale today at noon CST.

The special after-party performances each night will follow Prince's "Welcome 2 Chicago" engagement at the United Center earlier those evenings. The "Welcome 2" performances will be a three-night engagement at the United Center from September 24-26, in support of the Rebuild The Dream foundation.

Rebuild The Dream was founded by Van Jones, and its mission is to mobilize thousands of everyday people who come together to build strong vibrant communities, and to fix the U.S. economy from the ground up.

Tickets for the September 24, 24 & 26 - House of Blues shows are available at ticketmaster.com, hob.com and House Of Blues Chicago box office.

It's going to be fun and FUNKY Chi-Town!-DocFB

17Sep
2012
15

Prince’s “The View” 1st TV Interview In Over A Year; Watch Now!

PRINCE did his first TV interview in over a year and when the ladies of "The View" were not giving him praise, he actually talked.

Prince talked about his upcoming "Welcome 2 Chicago" shows and if he really is shy or if he is a certain way around Barbara Walters.

In the second part of the interview, he was with the lovely and talented Rosario Dawson and Van Jones, who runs the "Rebuild The Dream" charity that Prince is donating some of the profits of the "Welcome 2 Chicago" dates to.

Check out the clips above and we wonder if there will be some more appearances coming shortly.-DocFB

P.S. Don't forget to check out the NEW PRINCE song "Rock & Roll Love Affair" right HERE!!!!

4Sep
2012
52

Prince’s Welcome 2 Chicago Poster Revealed! Futuristic Fantasy!

Wow. We just got sent this gift of the official Welcome 2 Chicago tour poster for PRINCE & The NPG.

Futuristic fantasy.  Chicago will be where the purple party people be.

It looks like for now the Chicago dates will be September 24th, 25th, and the 26th.

The pre-sale for the 24th has already begun with the official sale date this Thursday September 6th.

Stay right here for more information of the Welcome 2 Chicago run...and MORE!-DocFB

Diagnosis:  Don't.  Come.  2. The. Concert.

31Aug
2012
30

Tour News: PRINCE “Welcome 2 Chicago” Residency To Start September 24th!

With the news of Prince having a new guest drummer in Hannah Ford, we knew it wouldn't be long until news of an upcoming tour would be happening.  Within hours, "Welcome 2 Chicago" appears to be happening.

Prince reportedly will be taking residency at the United Center in Chicago starting September 24th and and with tickets going on sale September 6th.

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The residency will also be used to support Rebuild the Dream, the organization founded by Van Jones that seeks to “build strong vibrant communities and to fix our economy from the ground up.”

“We couldn’t be more excited about partnering with a legend like Prince,” said Van Jones, Co-founder and President of Rebuild the Dream. “Our economic system is broken. Rebuild the Dream exists to unite arts and organize into a potent force to support the Dreams of Our Communities. There are few artists who have Prince’s unwavering commitment to a vision of a sustainable, fair economic future.”

Rebuild the Dream is a platform for bottom-up, people-powered innovations to help fix the economy not just here in the U.S. but Globally as well. Using 21st-century digital technology, we advance highly inventive solutions that are designed to protect and expand our communities, while creating pathways to prosperity for those who are locked out of it. Our goal is to put People back to work–and pull our communities back together.

There is already an on sale page set up for the September 24th show on ticketmaster.com

Chicago and the Midwest, are you ready?-DocFB