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Reply #450 posted 09/11/12 3:44pm

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Sorry if this was already posted but just wanted 2 be clear.

1) How long is the residency?

2) Setlist - is it hits or new stuff?

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Reply #451 posted 09/11/12 5:06pm

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Prince adds third concert to his "Welcome 2 Chicago" residency:

http://www.stltoday.com/e...f6878.html

Prince has announced a third show for his "Welcome 2 Chicago" residency at the United Center in Chicago.

The third show is Sept. 26. The show will go on sale at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

The previously announced shows are Sept. 24 (sold out) and Sept. 25.

Doors are at 7 p.m., with the shows at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $49.50-$149.50 and will go on sale at livenation.com and through Ticketmaster outlets.

The tour is in support of Rebuild the Dream, a mobilization of everyday people who come together to build strong vibrant communities and to fix our economy from the ground up. On site at the United Center, Prince and Rebuild the Dream will offer opportunities to learn about, support, and take part in rebuilding vibrant and sustainable communities.

In a statement, Van Jones, co-founder and President of Rebuild the Dream, said “We couldn’t be more excited about partnering with a legend like Prince,” said c “Our economic system is broken. Rebuild the Dream exists to unite arts and organize into a potent force to support the Dreams of Our Communities. There are few artists who have Prince’s unwavering commitment to a vision of a sustainable, fair economic future.”

Also get information at rebuildthedream.com.

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Reply #452 posted 09/11/12 7:32pm

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purplethunder3121 said:

Interesting... The two Madonna shows here locally at a major venue are completely sold out--even the nosebleed seats. I guess even for major performers like Prince and Madonna, it really depends on the cities, venue locations within cities, and dates of performance which determine whether or not they will sell all seats in arena venues. BTW when Prince came here locally last year the shows were completely packed--if there were any empty seats I certainly didn't see any! lol

Also, I should have qualified my "warning" in regard to the W2A concerts at the Izod in 2010 by adding that the concerts which followed those at Madison Square Garden were a complete success in comparison to those held at the Izod in New Jersey. Similarly, the concerts held at the Oracle Arena in Oakland were completely packed--if there were any empty seats, they were few and far between. In a similar fashion, the Forum in LA, on the last two W2A dates in May 2011, were completely packed and the crowds on both nights raised the roof off of the old building. lol

[Edited 9/11/12 0:58am]

Thanks for sharing your experience! I hope the third night in Chicago sells well too and I'm sure it will. Omg I just cannot wait! 2 more weeks and it's PARTY 3 NIGHTS IN A ROW!!

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Reply #453 posted 09/11/12 9:03pm

Orionforever

Hey Gang... has any one else noticed that on Ticketmaster it says the doors open at 5 p.m????

Is't that a tad early.. considering Prince is hardly EVER on time...??
He shows is suppose to start at 8 but he is normally close to an hour late??

Wonder if this was a typo by Ticketmaster??

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Reply #454 posted 09/11/12 9:53pm

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Orionforever said:

Hey Gang... has any one else noticed that on Ticketmaster it says the doors open at 5 p.m????

Is't that a tad early.. considering Prince is hardly EVER on time...??
He shows is suppose to start at 8 but he is normally close to an hour late??

Wonder if this was a typo by Ticketmaster??

Perhaps that's done so u can spend more time on the Rebuildthedream stuff? Instead of rushing 2 ur good seats right away when u enter the venue razz

Anyway...cool that the 3rd concert has been announced:

http://www.ticketmaster.c...ist/735895

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Reply #455 posted 09/12/12 3:14am

LasVegas3121

serpan99 said:

rainbowchild said:

serpan99 said: Cool! Going 2 get tix for the 25th as well! smile Prince 2 nights in a row!!! Hopefully a 3rd night will b confirmed soon! I'll b in Prince heaven!!!! smile

Congrats...a 3rd nite will b great, I don't think it'll take long b4 it's officially confirmed wink

Great! And then, apparently a complete week off. The venue is again available for the October 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, 15, 16, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29.

I'm just curious to see how many dates in total Prince and the N.P.G. will play in Chicago?

21-nite stand? Not sure... 10 would be just great.

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Reply #456 posted 09/12/12 3:14am

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Reply #457 posted 09/12/12 5:37am

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I got my ticket and the car is gased up for a GREAT CONCERT BY THE ONE AND ONLY PRINCE...Thank God i have family and friends i can stay with.....I'll be partying @ this concert...I'll be at the concert on Sept 25th, 2012......4 Hour drive from STL to Chicago is WORTH IT!!!!!!
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Reply #458 posted 09/12/12 7:11am

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serpan99 said:

Orionforever said:

Hey Gang... has any one else noticed that on Ticketmaster it says the doors open at 5 p.m????

Is't that a tad early.. considering Prince is hardly EVER on time...??
He shows is suppose to start at 8 but he is normally close to an hour late??

Wonder if this was a typo by Ticketmaster??

Perhaps that's done so u can spend more time on the Rebuildthedream stuff? Instead of rushing 2 ur good seats right away when u enter the venue razz

Anyway...cool that the 3rd concert has been announced:

http://www.ticketmaster.c...ist/735895

There's a restaurant in the United Center. They probably open so people can just eat dinner there, if they want - rather than trying to find another restaurant nearby.

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Reply #459 posted 09/12/12 7:46am

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Genesia said:

serpan99 said:

Perhaps that's done so u can spend more time on the Rebuildthedream stuff? Instead of rushing 2 ur good seats right away when u enter the venue razz

Anyway...cool that the 3rd concert has been announced:

http://www.ticketmaster.c...ist/735895

There's a restaurant in the United Center. They probably open so people can just eat dinner there, if they want - rather than trying to find another restaurant nearby.

Exactly.

I got this email:

Have you made dinner plans YET?

The Chicago Stadium Club on the Lexus Club Level is an ideal pre-concert dinner choice. The Chicago Stadium Club dining room opens its doors two hours prior to the start of the concert and can seat up to 200 people.

Our Chef has created several selections to tempt your taste buds and invite you to enjoy the journey from a taste of the Mediterranean to the spicy Asian table. He'd especially like to invite you to try our new "Chef's Harvest" table which includes items you might expect to find at your local farmers market. From produce to poultry – this table features fresh, organic, local, responsibly grown and good for you food. The cost of the Club Chef's Table is $47.00 per person (price does not include tax, tip or beverage).

TO MAKE A RESERVATION, PLEASE CALL
312-455-CLUB (2582)

Reservations accepted Monday thru Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please have your ticket information and credit card ready before calling for reservations. Please note: if the minimum amount of reservations are not met for this event, the Chicago Stadium Club reserves the right to cancel all dinner reservations.



Prince

[Edited 9/12/12 7:47am]

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Reply #460 posted 09/12/12 8:01am

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bellanoche said:

I am curious as to what city you are in when you say "here locally" because Madonna's shows for Sept. 19 and 20 are not sold out here in Chicago. I just checked and there are still premium seats available on TM. Unlike Prince's shows where you can only find 300 level seats on TM, there are choice 100 level seats there for Madonna. I pulled section 102 row 19 seats 8 and 9, which is a great view at the United Center for her stage set up. The tickets are $373 each.

I also see that StubHub has twice as many tickets available for Madonna's shows at the United Center than it does for Prince. Madonna's tix went on sale in February. Prince's went on sale last week. They are playing the same venue, but Prince has more seats because of his stage set up. So it seems that Prince's shows have sold better than Madonna's in terms of actual ticket sales. She will gross more because her tix cost twice as much. However, I think he has done well for his two dates in Chicago given the short notice and nights of the week he's performing.

BTW, I was at the last NJ show on Friday night and the MSG show on Saturday. The NJ show was pretty crowded. I saw empty seats here and there on the 100 level but nothing major. As we know, MSG was sold out. I had a great time at both shows, and I know I will have a great time at both Chicago shows as well. Chicago gets up for Prince. Remember he did five sold out shows at the Allstate Arena during the Musicology tour. He announced that tour months in advance and had premiums nights of the week. I will never forget seeing him on a Saturday night and how loud the audience sang that part of Little Red Corvette - "It was Saturday night . . . . Awwww, the memories. biggrin

[Edited 9/11/12 7:34am]

Bellanoche, I just love this post. It is such a reminder of how in-demand Prince really is. What is funny is that people on here claim that Prince is so out-of-touch because he's not on YouTube, but apparently the rest of the world didn't get the memo. Anytime someone can pull off the sales Prince pulls off without a current album, video, etc. and within mere weeks of an arena performance speaks to his relevance in today's culture. Madonna, Sade and other similar artists had to put tickets on sale months (I think Sade was a full year) beforehand. Prince is truly special in that regard.

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Reply #461 posted 09/12/12 10:59am

Orionforever

LasVegas3121 said:

serpan99 said:

Congrats...a 3rd nite will b great, I don't think it'll take long b4 it's officially confirmed wink

Great! And then, apparently a complete week off. The venue is again available for the October 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, 15, 16, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29.

I'm just curious to see how many dates in total Prince and the N.P.G. will play in Chicago?

21-nite stand? Not sure... 10 would be just great.

HOPING 3 will be it.. I mean I love him and I'd like to see him do 100 shows.. but our Check book is getting mighty MIGHTY low... LOL

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Reply #462 posted 09/12/12 12:04pm

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.....Super EXCITED!!! Counting the days!!!!

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Reply #463 posted 09/12/12 2:12pm

Orionforever

Got my tickets.. smile all 3 nights.. I love ya Prince.. but please no more ....

I am gonna have to start selling personal property here soon... LOL Can't wait!!

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Reply #464 posted 09/12/12 2:39pm

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Orionforever said:

Got my tickets.. smile all 3 nights.. I love ya Prince.. but please no more ....

I am gonna have to start selling personal property here soon... LOL Can't wait!!

I'm doing opening night in Chicago, then waiting for Minneapolis. By the time that happens, I should be flush again (I hope). lol

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Reply #465 posted 09/12/12 2:48pm

Orionforever

Genesia said:

Orionforever said:

Got my tickets.. smile all 3 nights.. I love ya Prince.. but please no more ....

I am gonna have to start selling personal property here soon... LOL Can't wait!!

I'm doing opening night in Chicago, then waiting for Minneapolis. By the time that happens, I should be flush again (I hope). lol

The things we do for this man... LOL

I am so lucky I have a good understand hubby who will come with me to each show.. He never complains.. altho I am sure all the money going out is NOT making him happy.. LOL

Its gonna be fun and U will have a blast too seeing him in MPLS!!! smile

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Reply #466 posted 09/12/12 7:58pm

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PurpleChi said:

bellanoche said:

I am curious as to what city you are in when you say "here locally" because Madonna's shows for Sept. 19 and 20 are not sold out here in Chicago. I just checked and there are still premium seats available on TM. Unlike Prince's shows where you can only find 300 level seats on TM, there are choice 100 level seats there for Madonna. I pulled section 102 row 19 seats 8 and 9, which is a great view at the United Center for her stage set up. The tickets are $373 each.

I also see that StubHub has twice as many tickets available for Madonna's shows at the United Center than it does for Prince. Madonna's tix went on sale in February. Prince's went on sale last week. They are playing the same venue, but Prince has more seats because of his stage set up. So it seems that Prince's shows have sold better than Madonna's in terms of actual ticket sales. She will gross more because her tix cost twice as much. However, I think he has done well for his two dates in Chicago given the short notice and nights of the week he's performing.

BTW, I was at the last NJ show on Friday night and the MSG show on Saturday. The NJ show was pretty crowded. I saw empty seats here and there on the 100 level but nothing major. As we know, MSG was sold out. I had a great time at both shows, and I know I will have a great time at both Chicago shows as well. Chicago gets up for Prince. Remember he did five sold out shows at the Allstate Arena during the Musicology tour. He announced that tour months in advance and had premiums nights of the week. I will never forget seeing him on a Saturday night and how loud the audience sang that part of Little Red Corvette - "It was Saturday night . . . . Awwww, the memories. biggrin

[Edited 9/11/12 7:34am]

Bellanoche, I just love this post. It is such a reminder of how in-demand Prince really is. What is funny is that people on here claim that Prince is so out-of-touch because he's not on YouTube, but apparently the rest of the world didn't get the memo. Anytime someone can pull off the sales Prince pulls off without a current album, video, etc. and within mere weeks of an arena performance speaks to his relevance in today's culture. Madonna, Sade and other similar artists had to put tickets on sale months (I think Sade was a full year) beforehand. Prince is truly special in that regard.

What did expect from the "MasterPiece" "SuperConductor"???

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Reply #467 posted 09/13/12 2:58am

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Are the tickets only available in pairs? sad

Whats that all about?? eek

Fuck the funk - it's time to ditch the worn-out Vegas horns fills, pick up the geee-tar and finally ROCK THE MUTHA-FUCKER!! He hinted at this on Chaos, now it's time to step up and fully DELIVER!!
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Reply #468 posted 09/13/12 6:03am

Stymie

muirdo said:

Are the tickets only available in pairs? sad

Whats that all about?? eek

VIP ones are.

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Reply #469 posted 09/13/12 11:44am

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funkyhead said:

why is there always a desperation by some on here to show how few tix are shifting. There's still over a week to go, there's been no promo, no video, no big hit single or album and the tix still appear to be shifting. Even the most hardened critic cannot fail to be impressed that he pulls this off 'most of the time' - not always!.

Good luck to him, he will rightly do the usual hits show as this is NOT a series of gigs for the hardcore - again some fans just don't get it. Oh and don't bring that shit about in 84 & 86 70% of the show was from a new album nonsense - he's in a different place now with a back catalogue that the masses want to hear. If I see Elton, Stevie, the stones etc I wanna hear the hits -simples!

I honestly believe a large group of Prince's fans want his arena booking potential to crumble so he'll be forced to do small clubs and venues from now on. Hence he'd more than likely be playing to his smaller hardcore fanbase and not the casual fanbase that fills arenas. The fact that LiveNation is working with him(almost 2 years in) and he can still book arenas without having a new CD to push or a hit single on the charts speaks to that not happening anytime soon.

yeahthat

These are facts and proof everyone wrong who say Prince is no longer relevant or whatever else they like to claim. - Just because he is not doing what they expect and want him to do. He is successful, and that should make any Prince fan happy. But some people on here are the strangest sort of "fans" I have ever encountered anyway ... no matter, all power to Prince, he is doing it right!!!! biggrin

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Reply #470 posted 09/13/12 11:46am

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PurpleChi said:

bellanoche said:

So it seems that Prince's shows have sold better than Madonna's in terms of actual ticket sales. She will gross more because her tix cost twice as much. However, I think he has done well for his two dates in Chicago given the short notice and nights of the week he's performing.

Bellanoche, I just love this post. It is such a reminder of how in-demand Prince really is. What is funny is that people on here claim that Prince is so out-of-touch because he's not on YouTube, but apparently the rest of the world didn't get the memo. Anytime someone can pull off the sales Prince pulls off without a current album, video, etc. and within mere weeks of an arena performance speaks to his relevance in today's culture. Madonna, Sade and other similar artists had to put tickets on sale months (I think Sade was a full year) beforehand. Prince is truly special in that regard.

More facts!!! Well said. biggrin

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Reply #471 posted 09/13/12 11:48am

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Dreamer20ten said:

HonestMan13 said:

I honestly believe a large group of Prince's fans want his arena booking potential to crumble so he'll be forced to do small clubs and venues from now on. Hence he'd more than likely be playing to his smaller hardcore fanbase and not the casual fanbase that fills arenas. The fact that LiveNation is working with him(almost 2 years in) and he can still book arenas without having a new CD to push or a hit single on the charts speaks to that not happening anytime soon.

yeahthat

These are facts and proof everyone wrong who say Prince is no longer relevant or whatever else they like to claim. - Just because he is not doing what they expect and want him to do. He is successful, and that should make any Prince fan happy. But some people on here are the strangest sort of "fans" I have ever encountered anyway ... no matter, all power to Prince, he is doing it right!!!! biggrin

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Reply #472 posted 09/13/12 1:20pm

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WHY Cant Prince come to Orlando Orlando is the vacation hub of america and Universal Studios is the ultimate venue... for residencies like this... im not going to chicago in winter

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Reply #473 posted 09/13/12 1:57pm

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Orionforever said:

Hey Gang... has any one else noticed that on Ticketmaster it says the doors open at 5 p.m????


Is't that a tad early.. considering Prince is hardly EVER on time...??
He shows is suppose to start at 8 but he is normally close to an hour late??


Wonder if this was a typo by Ticketmaster??



When I went to the Feb. 7 NYC show he was prompt. Tickets said 7:30. Cecelia Green was on @ 7:30 off by 8:00 & Prince was on at 8:40.
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Reply #474 posted 09/13/12 2:36pm

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Jboogiee said:

Orionforever said:

Hey Gang... has any one else noticed that on Ticketmaster it says the doors open at 5 p.m????

Is't that a tad early.. considering Prince is hardly EVER on time...??
He shows is suppose to start at 8 but he is normally close to an hour late??

Wonder if this was a typo by Ticketmaster??

When I went to the Feb. 7 NYC show he was prompt. Tickets said 7:30. Cecelia Green was on @ 7:30 off by 8:00 & Prince was on at 8:40.

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Reply #475 posted 09/13/12 3:22pm

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Dolphinking23 said:

WHY Cant Prince come to Orlando Orlando is the vacation hub of america and Universal Studios is the ultimate venue... for residencies like this... im not going to chicago in winter



That's a good idea. Then I could combine the Prince concert with a family trip to Disney World.
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Reply #476 posted 09/13/12 3:31pm

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electricberet said:

Dolphinking23 said:

WHY Cant Prince come to Orlando Orlando is the vacation hub of america and Universal Studios is the ultimate venue... for residencies like this... im not going to chicago in winter

That's a good idea. Then I could combine the Prince concert with a family trip to Disney World.

razz lol

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Reply #477 posted 09/13/12 6:04pm

Orionforever

Hey guysa.

[Edited 9/13/12 18:14pm]

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Reply #478 posted 09/13/12 6:17pm

Orionforever

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Hey guysa.

[Edited 9/13/12 18:14pm]

Lets try this again ~~ Did anyone get a tour book from the Welcome 2 shows??? If so how much was it? Do U feel it was worth the $$ Is there alot of Pix. of Prince in it?? Please let me know!!! Thanks!

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Reply #479 posted 09/13/12 7:03pm

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L4OATheOriginal said:

SmearMrTroof said:

Xpectations...

It's not what U know, but what ur willing 2 learn.

Be glad for what u got.

I'm just north of the very political center of Europe and when last year - no it was already 2 years ago - I attended the Arnhem I'M DANCING WITH DRACULA show I was more than happy with that known setlist that he'd been doing for almost 6 years then.

But trust me, he will put in a few extra ingredients. You might have noticed that no show is the same.

let's do a run down shall we?

raspberry beret? yep

let's go crazy? yep

1999? yep

shhh? yep

stupid ass sampler set instead of playing the actual songs themselves? yep

purple rain? yep

am i missing something here in the repeated "songlists" for the last eight years? NOPE

Are you going to the concert?

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