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Reply #30 posted 11/09/15 4:07am

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This should be a really NICE...........change of pace.

Sounds promising.

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Reply #31 posted 11/09/15 4:08am

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Please do a couple of TV apearences too like jules Holland. Saying that jules would insist on joining him to do some do wop playing .
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Reply #32 posted 11/09/15 4:18am

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I'm so excited. I really hope it's just Prince and Piano. It would be the most amazing show.

YES, it will be amazing, and so much more. I was trying to think of a word to describe Prince on piano this past weekend and the word 'amazing' came to mind. But it was so much more than amazing, I never did find the words to describe it. European's YOU are in for a really BIG treat!!! yes

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Reply #33 posted 11/09/15 4:26am

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Hmmm thinking about him telling Mononeon to get his passport ready makes me think we may do some Hit & Run's too?





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Reply #34 posted 11/09/15 4:30am

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antonb said:

Please do a couple of TV apearences too like jules Holland. Saying that jules would insist on joining him to do some do wop playing .

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Two seconds of research would have told you Later has just finished its series.

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Reply #35 posted 11/09/15 4:34am

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langebleu said:

antonb said:

I'm presuming smallish venues and massive ticket price!


For current confirmed dates, approximate capacity appears to be:

Konzerthaus (Großer Saal), Vienna, Austria - 1,800

this proabably still needs confirmation, this site still says it's either Konzerthaus or Burgtheater

I'm sacared waht the ticket prices will be ...

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Reply #36 posted 11/09/15 4:39am

kindofblue

Also Burgtheater has a play scheduled for the evening. Maybe a concert could take place after the play @ Burgtheater, or after the scheduled concert @ Konzerthaus? So Prince could maybe start around 22.30 h...

Dancelot said:

langebleu said:


For current confirmed dates, approximate capacity appears to be:

Konzerthaus (Großer Saal), Vienna, Austria - 1,800

this proabably still needs confirmation, this site still says it's either Konzerthaus or Burgtheater

I'm sacared waht the ticket prices will be ...

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Reply #37 posted 11/09/15 4:42am

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I would probably imagine the Royal Albert Hall in London if it is free

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Reply #38 posted 11/09/15 4:49am

antonb

BartVanHemelen said:



antonb said:


Please do a couple of TV apearences too like jules Holland. Saying that jules would insist on joining him to do some do wop playing .

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Two seconds of research woudl have told you Later has just finished its series.


Yes and in even less time you could have checked your spelling. Just a random thought.Doesn't have to be that programme.
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Reply #39 posted 11/09/15 4:55am

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Call me a cynic (and not that I'm not pleased about this new format) but could this be to recoup revenue after the disasterous sales figures and endeavours recently. Tidal and recent album sales have all fallen flat and it must cost an huge amount to keep Paisley going with all the session players and support staff he has on the payroll. This tour will cost a tiny fraction of some of the bigger ones with a full band, flash stage and lighting rig, sound engineers and instrument techs etc. I'm sure ticket prices will be through the roof so this could be massive in terms of revenue.

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Reply #40 posted 11/09/15 5:01am

fnksoul

kidsherriff said:

Call me a cynic (and not that I'm not pleased about this new format) but could this be to recoup revenue after the disasterous sales figures and endeavours recently. Tidal and recent album sales have all fallen flat and it must cost an huge amount to keep Paisley going with all the session players and support staff he has on the payroll. This tour will cost a tiny fraction of some of the bigger ones with a full band, flash stage and lighting rig, sound engineers and instrument techs etc. I'm sure ticket prices will be through the roof so this could be massive in terms of revenue.



I think if it was a cash thing he could have just done some Hits shows and filled arenas around the world quite easily and made £1m+ per show, something he will always be able to do.

Tidal paid him upfront for the Album so he got paid for that regardless of it selling or not i think biggrin

From what I understand, he has minimal staff at Paisley these days too.

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Reply #41 posted 11/09/15 5:04am

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kindofblue said:

Also Burgtheater has a play scheduled for the evening. Maybe a concert could take place after the play @ Burgtheater, or after the scheduled concert @ Konzerthaus? So Prince could maybe start around 22.30 h...

Dancelot said:

this proabably still needs confirmation, this site still says it's either Konzerthaus or Burgtheater

I'm sacared waht the ticket prices will be ...


Yes - until there are announcements re actual ticket sales at specified venues on firm dates, all of this has to be indicative. But first date anouncements should be relatively soon, given the planned start date.

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Reply #42 posted 11/09/15 5:13am

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One can only hope he's going to get a top notch Bösendorfer to play on.

More likely he's going to play on a digital keyboard
locked on the "Piano and Strings Pad" preset.

Please please please go for the acoustic...

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Reply #43 posted 11/09/15 5:15am

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I see it was reported that he wants to do a different set list each night. Thank goodness for that if it's true, and no reason why it wouldn't be...no band to rehearse, so he can do what he wants! He may even take requests!!

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Reply #44 posted 11/09/15 5:15am

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Europe gets all the cool shows. I hope he brings this to the US. The US has been getting the standard hit and run style shows for way too long.
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Reply #45 posted 11/09/15 5:16am

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fnksoul said:

kidsherriff said:

Call me a cynic (and not that I'm not pleased about this new format) but could this be to recoup revenue after the disasterous sales figures and endeavours recently. Tidal and recent album sales have all fallen flat and it must cost an huge amount to keep Paisley going with all the session players and support staff he has on the payroll. This tour will cost a tiny fraction of some of the bigger ones with a full band, flash stage and lighting rig, sound engineers and instrument techs etc. I'm sure ticket prices will be through the roof so this could be massive in terms of revenue.



I think if it was a cash thing he could have just done some Hits shows and filled arenas around the world quite easily and made £1m+ per show, something he will always be able to do.

Tidal paid him upfront for the Album so he got paid for that regardless of it selling or not i think biggrin

From what I understand, he has minimal staff at Paisley these days too.

[Edited 11/9/15 5:02am]

Maybe right about filling arenas with a get rich quick hit show, but judging by the Judith Hill, Back in time mini documentary, he has a shit load of session playes on hand at all times plus all of the engineers etc. The building alone will need a number of staff on hand permanently as its so large and with so many resources to keep up to speed.

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Reply #46 posted 11/09/15 5:20am

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I can't wait for the bootlegs.
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Reply #47 posted 11/09/15 5:35am

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langebleu said:

kindofblue said:

Also Burgtheater has a play scheduled for the evening. Maybe a concert could take place after the play @ Burgtheater, or after the scheduled concert @ Konzerthaus? So Prince could maybe start around 22.30 h...

Dancelot said:


Yes - until there are announcements re actual ticket sales at specified venues on firm dates, all of this has to be indicative. But first date anouncements should be relatively soon, given the planned start date.

Thursday I understand

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Reply #48 posted 11/09/15 5:46am

fnksoul

kidsherriff said:

fnksoul said:



I think if it was a cash thing he could have just done some Hits shows and filled arenas around the world quite easily and made £1m+ per show, something he will always be able to do.

Tidal paid him upfront for the Album so he got paid for that regardless of it selling or not i think biggrin

From what I understand, he has minimal staff at Paisley these days too.

[Edited 11/9/15 5:02am]

Maybe right about filling arenas with a get rich quick hit show, but judging by the Judith Hill, Back in time mini documentary, he has a shit load of session playes on hand at all times plus all of the engineers etc. The building alone will need a number of staff on hand permanently as its so large and with so many resources to keep up to speed.




I can't imagine he pays too well myself though for some reason, lol

If who ever gain access to his facebook page was right he pays in Omlettes haha lol






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Reply #49 posted 11/09/15 5:51am

remko

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Rumour: gig in Holland will be at the Carré theatre in Amsterdam.

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Reply #50 posted 11/09/15 5:51am

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Reply #51 posted 11/09/15 6:04am

jasopig

Yes, this is what we witnessed at Paisley Park on Saturday night and it was the most intimate show I've ever seen. Europe is in for a rare treat!

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Reply #52 posted 11/09/15 6:07am

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kidsherriff said:

Call me a cynic (and not that I'm not pleased about this new format) but could this be to recoup revenue after the disasterous sales figures and endeavours recently. Tidal and recent album sales have all fallen flat and it must cost an huge amount to keep Paisley going with all the session players and support staff he has on the payroll. This tour will cost a tiny fraction of some of the bigger ones with a full band, flash stage and lighting rig, sound engineers and instrument techs etc. I'm sure ticket prices will be through the roof so this could be massive in terms of revenue.

Stuff like this makes prince.org harder and harder to come back to. The rumors of financial ruin have been pervasive for 25 years and it's so <yawn>. Every indicator shows he's flush with cash, other than the ones you make up.

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Reply #53 posted 11/09/15 6:09am

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Theatre Royal, Drury Lane is doing the rounds on social Media.

That'd sell out in about 5 seconds flat

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Reply #54 posted 11/09/15 6:19am

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jasopig said:[quote]



kidsherriff said:


Call me a cynic (and not that I'm not pleased about this new format) but could this be to recoup revenue after the disasterous sales figures and endeavours recently. Tidal and recent album sales have all fallen flat and it must cost an huge amount to keep Paisley going with all the session players and support staff he has on the payroll. This tour will cost a tiny fraction of some of the bigger ones with a full band, flash stage and lighting rig, sound engineers and instrument techs etc. I'm sure ticket prices will be through the roof so this could be massive in terms of revenue.







Stuff like this makes prince.org harder and harder to come back to. The rumors of financial ruin have been pervasive for 25 years and it's so <yawn>. Every indicator shows he's flush with cash, other than the ones you make up.

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I agree. My sister ran Rush for Russell Simmons years ago and those rumors dogged him as well. She put it succinctly when she stated they are wealthy and their vapors if you may are much different then ours. Prince owns IP. He straight
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Reply #55 posted 11/09/15 6:20am

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I guess I should be excited.

But it's been 11 years since Prince has played Houston, Texas. In that time, he's performed 92 shows in Europe/Canada/Australia.

Oh well, I will not feel guilty if I have to get a bootleg or two of this show. It's what I've had to do for more than a decade.

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Reply #56 posted 11/09/15 6:43am

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Love it! Typical Prince! He gets us all worked up about the new band and he instead announces a tour with only him and his piano. #EPIC
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Reply #57 posted 11/09/15 6:54am

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jasopig said:

kidsherriff said:

Call me a cynic (and not that I'm not pleased about this new format) but could this be to recoup revenue after the disasterous sales figures and endeavours recently. Tidal and recent album sales have all fallen flat and it must cost an huge amount to keep Paisley going with all the session players and support staff he has on the payroll. This tour will cost a tiny fraction of some of the bigger ones with a full band, flash stage and lighting rig, sound engineers and instrument techs etc. I'm sure ticket prices will be through the roof so this could be massive in terms of revenue.

Stuff like this makes prince.org harder and harder to come back to. The rumors of financial ruin have been pervasive for 25 years and it's so <yawn>. Every indicator shows he's flush with cash, other than the ones you make up.

I think you misunderstand my comments. For a guy with the artistic vision and freedom that Prince evidently wants, he needs solid revenue streams or he won't be able to sustain the cost of all his toys (multiple studios, rehearsal spaces, session players, facilities team etc etc etc). Its basic economics. I don't think I said anything about financial ruin as far as I can rememeber. What he is doing is a good way of making revenue pretty quickley while minimising costs. Its just efficient and his audience get something they haven't seen from him before. So I'm yawning at your comments as I type this over your overlly precious attitude towards a pretty innocuous statement!!!

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Reply #58 posted 11/09/15 6:54am

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KingSausage said:

I can't wait for the bootlegs.


This. Since, as usual, the States get bupkis.

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Reply #59 posted 11/09/15 7:11am

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jasontate said:Theatre Royal, Drury Lane is doing the rounds on social Media. That'd sell out in about 5 seconds flat Thanks for the heads up. Lets see...
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