PRINCE & The NPG Are About to Heat Up Minneapolis!!!




The group Fun. has rented out Paisley Park so rather than stop rehearsals Prince decided to move the band downtown

Witness 1st hand what happens as Prince and The New Power Generation gear up for their next tour. (We told you 2013 was going to be big!)

Here is a list of what will be going down at the Dakota Jazz Club this week:

Wednesday Night Soundcheck: New drummer audition and Improvisational Music. Also, DJ Rashida will spin new, unreleased music. 2 shows: 8 P.M. & 11. P.M. Tickets $70.00

Thursday Night: JAM!!! (consider this the afterparty vibe) 2 shows 8 P.M. & 11 P.M. tickets $100-$150

FRIDAY: …….Surprise!! (don’t miss this!) 2 shows 8 P.M. & 11 P.M. Tickets $200-$250

Tickets go on sale at 12 noon Central Time Today Jan. 15th  HERE.


Minneapolis, sounds like you are in for a FUN FUNKY Time!!!!

Also, on Wednesday night, 9 Central, there will be a spreecast with Drfunkenberry. Last week’s show was watched by 35,000 people so far.

Make sure to tune in HERE.

Minneapolis, are U ready?-DocFB

Diagnosis:  Fun. At the Park?  Hmm.  



  • Emily Bacheller
    Posted at 10:12h, 15 January

    So, how do drummers audition?

  • sheryl
    Posted at 09:50h, 15 January

    I soooo WISH I could be there! Thanks for the news! Sounds like an amazing start to a “BIG” year!

  • Michael Holtz
    Posted at 09:21h, 15 January

    I’ll pass on this for now. Will wait until the Paisley Park jams. Hopefully those won’t be at the $200 a pop fee. I understand the cost because the Dakota is a limited/intimate venue so demand will be higher. With Paisley Park you can fit more people in than the Dakota.

  • Phillbfunki
    Posted at 08:51h, 15 January

    drummer auditions is either another tease….where he will play with the band or sheila/hannah and co will have a drum off or local MN peoples will get the chance to funk with the NPG from the backseat!

  • Misslady_di
    Posted at 08:04h, 15 January

    Sorry, new drummer auditions?

  • Prince playing six last-minute shows at the Dakota Jazz Club | Local Current Blog | The Current from Minnesota Public Radio
    Posted at 07:43h, 15 January

    […] January 16, Prince will conduct two “Soundcheck” shows, which Dr. Funkenberry reports will include a new drummer audition and improvisational music. Tickets for the 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. […]

  • Tanasio Loudermill
    Posted at 06:50h, 15 January

    Whoa wait, why did Fun. rent out Paisley Park? Are they planning to tour with Prince?

  • Chocolatsis65
    Posted at 05:42h, 15 January

    Well in spite of my hernia/pain n weight imma go anyway, but who with? I don’t have any cool friends:( their all like oh I gotta work in the morning blahblahblah I guess all by my onesey!

  • Bexy
    Posted at 05:35h, 15 January

    Wow I wish I could go to this, I hope everyone who gets in has an amazing time.

  • Kcool's Chocolate Box
    Posted at 05:27h, 15 January

    Eye want 2 hear the new unreleased “MasterPieces”………..

  • sheila
    Posted at 05:17h, 15 January

    A big WOW!..i also wish i could get there and watch Prince live….where would be the NEXT TOUR?…Oh my…can someone drop a magic carpet pls!?…i want to fly and be a part of this…..Goodluck and Godbless to PRINCE this coming March 7th….and i wanna congratulate him for his achievements…keep it up Prince and more power to you and the NPG..!!!….

  • JG7
    Posted at 05:10h, 15 January

    Thanks for the scoop as always Doc!
    Looks like The Purple Yoda is going 2 melt the Dakota 🙂

  • Beth(any)Williams
    Posted at 03:54h, 15 January

    Awesome news!

  • Barbara (Ireland)
    Posted at 03:29h, 15 January


  • Suzy Six
    Posted at 03:29h, 15 January

    MAN, i wish i could be there!!!! NEVER been to an aftershow! #1 on the ‘ol bucket list!!! TOUR! Please come back to NY!!!! I’m WAY too excited! Even tho i wont be there, i’m just glad everything is goin so well for Prince and the band. It does my heart good. Good Dr. at the risk of repeating myself, GET PRINCE TO CARNEGIE HALL ON MARCH 7th!!!! Oh, i’m sorry, was i shouting?….DO IT!!!

  • Paradise
    Posted at 02:39h, 15 January

    Fun, fun, fun oh boi Yes!! Thank u Doc & Prince & NPG!!

  • Ninigo
    Posted at 02:02h, 15 January

    New drummer audition? Does this mean Hannah is off? Because she is that «3rd Eye Girl»?

  • drfunkenberry
    Posted at 02:01h, 15 January

    Mishell not on sale yet but provided link for where they will be on sale. They have the ticket prices listed already….

  • Mishell72
    Posted at 01:46h, 15 January

    Dear doc,

    Are the tix available yet? Need 2 to have them 4 sure because I have 2 buy plane tix from Holland..

    Luv the idea though. And luv the HitnRun thought. But need 2 buy tix ;-)))

  • Art
    Posted at 01:26h, 15 January

    Fantastic! 2013 starts right here. Have fun all u lucky girls & boys!

  • drfunkenberry
    Posted at 01:10h, 15 January

    Give them til tomorrow to know all the info Missy. The owner is not usually there this late on a Monday night. Sure he didn’t call his employees at 2 in the morning about shows for Wed, Thur, Friday. 😉

  • Edgar
    Posted at 01:05h, 15 January

    Sounds like fun at the Paisley Park studio.

  • Missy
    Posted at 01:02h, 15 January

    The Dakota Jazz Club has no listing of this event on their website calendar. I called just to verify and the person on the telephone advised me there is no Prince jam, rehearsal, auditions, or any other performance(s). What gives?

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 01:02h, 15 January


  • Natty
    Posted at 00:59h, 15 January

    What a great opportunity to trial live streaming! idea? Sounds FUN!

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