In the wake of November’s terror attacks in Paris, Prince postponed his scheduled Piano & A Microphone European tour. Now, the Purple One has scrapped plans for tour altogether and will instead hold a series of intimate performances at his Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen, Minnesota.
So far, Prince has announced two Piano & A Microphone performances to take place on the evening of January 21st. The first show will take placed at 8:00pm followed by a second performance at 11:00pm.
According to a press release, “the exclusive performances will feature the celebrated composer, performer and multi-instrumentalist in an especially intimate setting – solo with merely a piano and a microphone.”
“For those lucky enough to attend, everything about these exclusive solo performances has been carefully considered to deliver special once-in-a-lifetime experiences. The repertoire list will be culled from Prince’s vast 39-album catalogue and each performance will have a unique set-list that evolves in real time song-to-song. Fans should expect to witness special interpretations of well-known hits, alongside rarely performed B-sides and new never-before-heard material.”
Tickets are available through PrinceAfterDark.com.
A press release adds that Prince’s decision to cancel the European tour also stemmed from “sky-rocketing resell prices on secondary ticketing outlets even prior to the official on-sale date.” The residency is described as Prince’s “stance against ticket-touts.”
Update – Tuesday, January 19th at 1:50 p.m. CT: Prince has shared a trailer for the residency revealing the very incredible and very purple stage setup.