UPDATE – Wednesday, May 25, 1:00 p.m. (EDT):
It has been lately revealed that all three of Prince’s concerts tonight will take place at the House of Blues’ Sunset Strip location in West Hollywood, CA. The updated venue listings are now appearing on both Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com.
UPDATE – Tuesday, May 24, 6:00 p.m. (EDT):
Public onsales have started for Prince’s trio of May 25 concerts, but there is still no official word on which Los Angeles-area venue(s) will play host to the events. Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com continue to list the venue as “Small Venue Los Angeles.”
Los Angeles-area Prince fans will have three additional opportunities to see the famed musician perform in their city this month.
The dates, billed separately from his ongoing “21 Nite Stand” at The Forum, appeared this week on Ticketmaster.com out of the blue. All three club gigs will take place tomorrow, May 25, at a venue that is yet to be announced. Ticketmaster’s listings refer to the venue as “QPWZL – Small Venue Los Angeles.”
The first show, dubbed a “Late Nite Jam,” begins at 7 p.m. with tickets valued at $200 apiece. A second show — “Jazz Café” — follows at 10 p.m. with $100 ducats. The final performance of the evening, slated as a “Private Charity Event,” is scheduled for 11:59 p.m. and carries a hefty $500 price tag.
Onsales for all three concerts and begin today, May 24, at 12 p.m. (PDT). Published reports have stated that the venue will be revealed as public ticket sales open.
Prince staged a similar concert block in March 2009, when he performed three shows in one night at the L.A. Live complex. That venture took him from the Nokia Theatre to the Congra Room, before ending the night at Club Nokia.
The concerts are not being billed as part of Prince’s current Welcome 2 America Tour, which includes a planned 21-night residency in Los Angeles. The Purple One has only a handful of nights remaining for the “21 Nite Stand,” the next concerts of which are slated for May 27-29 at The Forum.
Aside from the lengthy L.A. stand and tomorrow night’s three events, Prince is also performing concerts in other California cities this month, including Fresno and San Jose.