Prince Invites You to a Private Concert at His Home
Prince has just announced that he’ll be opening his home/mega complex to the public this coming Saturday (October 5th) for a private gig.
Prince’s home, Paisley Park Studios near Minneapolis, cost the Purple one a sweet $10 million dollars to construct in 1987. It includes several recording studios, a 12,500 square foot sound stage, and probably purple, satin-coated living quarters. He’s set to be joined by both his new band 3rdEyeGirl and his old band New Power Generation. A $50 donation is required at the door, and mobile phones will be banned because Prince is one technophobic so-and-so, despite his recent foray into the world of Twitter.
3rdEyeGirl drummer Hannah Ford said of the show:
“We really just wanted to open up Paisley to the public and invite Minnesota and anybody else who can make it out. This one is more so like a spur-of-the-moment event to spend time with our community and throw a big concert for everybody and show off some of the stuff we’re working on.”
Prince has been experiencing a resurgence in productivity of late, releasing a handful of new material via the 3rdEyeGirl website, and embarking on theatre tour of North America, with his new band, with gigs in Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Las Vegas, San Diego, Anaheim and Denver. They played two shows a night at most venues.
He also featured on “Givin Em What They Love” on Janelle Monáe’s new album The Electric Lady, which was released on September 9th.