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Thread started 02/07/14 5:19pm

TheEnglishGent

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Anyone else thinking the lack of more surprise shows so far is a good thing?

I'm wondering if they're working to secure a larger venue with properly organised ticketing. Especially since the Electric Ballroom shows got such massive media coverage, I don't see how they can really get away with more small capacity 'guerilla' shows. After the buzz of EB, more and more people will flock to any future events that get announced. The only way they could really get away with a surprise gig, would be to do it with really short notice, but then they run the risk of hardly anyone being able to get there and it falling flat.

I'm really hoping that the EB shows have served their purpose in getting the news out there and if the weekend passes without any surprise events, I'm even more sure that bigger venues are being sorted. Or maybe that was the plan all aling and the EB shows were just fantastic marketing and events for general publicity. There's no way they actually came here thinking they couldn't fill venues like the Brixton Accademy, the last time he came here properly he sold out the O2 for 21 nights.

I dunno, something is brewing though.

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Reply #1 posted 02/07/14 5:27pm

Marrk

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I think similar shows to the other night are off the table too now.

Yeah, we'll, we'll try to imagine what silence looks like.
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Reply #2 posted 02/08/14 1:22am

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Indig 02 perhaps? Like 21nights after show that was quite intimate...
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Reply #3 posted 02/08/14 1:32am

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endorphinuk said:

Indig 02 perhaps? Like 21nights after show that was quite intimate...

I would love that, fantastic venue for this band.

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Reply #4 posted 02/08/14 2:47am

DoMeBaby69

TheEnglishGent said:

I'm wondering if they're working to secure a larger venue with properly organised ticketing. Especially since the Electric Ballroom shows got such massive media coverage, I don't see how they can really get away with more small capacity 'guerilla' shows. After the buzz of EB, more and more people will flock to any future events that get announced. The only way they could really get away with a surprise gig, would be to do it with really short notice, but then they run the risk of hardly anyone being able to get there and it falling flat.

I'm really hoping that the EB shows have served their purpose in getting the news out there and if the weekend passes without any surprise events, I'm even more sure that bigger venues are being sorted. Or maybe that was the plan all aling and the EB shows were just fantastic marketing and events for general publicity. There's no way they actually came here thinking they couldn't fill venues like the Brixton Accademy, the last time he came here properly he sold out the O2 for 21 nights.

I dunno, something is brewing though.

I am thinking exactly the same myself.

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Reply #5 posted 02/08/14 3:19am

nisha24

I just want to know where he is doing next show in London ???? 💜💜😈💄💅👠💃🚀🌌☔️☔️☔️🌏
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Reply #6 posted 02/08/14 5:28am

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TheEnglishGent said:

Or maybe that was the plan all aling and the EB shows were just fantastic marketing and events for general publicity.

I'm thinking along these lines. Maybe EB was spontaneous, but just to get the hype going for other shows that have been in place for ages?

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Reply #7 posted 02/08/14 7:43am

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I am sat in my car in central London just wondering if I should go home. Can he really not play a Saturday night?
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Reply #8 posted 02/08/14 7:57am

OirishKev

Im about to head into london in my car. I have some additional info (not about location) and feel he will play tonight with a special guest. Happy to meet late.

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Reply #9 posted 02/08/14 8:34am

Clare

OirishKev said:

Im about to head into london in my car. I have some additional info (not about location) and feel he will play tonight with a special guest. Happy to meet late.

George Clinton?

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Reply #10 posted 02/08/14 8:36am

dayzofwyld

OirishKev said:

Im about to head into london in my car. I have some additional info (not about location) and feel he will play tonight with a special guest. Happy to meet late.



Well unless you post this additional information I'm afraid you are talking bullshit.
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Reply #11 posted 02/08/14 8:41am

OirishKev

Call it bullshit then.

My statement was:

I have some additional info (not about location) and feel he will play tonight with a special guest.

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Reply #12 posted 02/08/14 8:42am

Clare

Kiran Sharma posted a picture today of a venue with a sign saying Shoreditch Grind Prince please play here. Matt Everitt the BBC reporter who was at Lianne La Havas just posted that George Clinton is doing an interview at Shoreditch House at 5pm. Probably coincidence but curious.

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Reply #13 posted 02/08/14 8:43am

dayzofwyld

OirishKev said:

Call it bullshit then.


My statement was:


I have some additional info (not about location) and feel he will play tonight with a special guest.



So why not share it with fellow fans?

Why the secrecy?
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Reply #14 posted 02/08/14 8:45am

OirishKev

Ill share AS SOON as I know more.

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Reply #15 posted 02/08/14 9:03am

TheEnglishGent

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OirishKev said:

Ill share AS SOON as I know more.

Please do. I'd much rather people wait until there's something solid to reveal than we all get carried away with rumour. cool

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Reply #16 posted 02/08/14 9:22am

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Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the Shoreditch Grind a coffee shop???
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Reply #17 posted 02/08/14 9:24am

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themorningpapers said:

Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the Shoreditch Grind a coffee shop???

It certainly appears to be so. Albeit one with a Recording Studio upstairs.

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Reply #18 posted 02/08/14 9:34am

powersoul99

OirishKev said:

Ill share AS SOON as I know more.

Another one talking out there a***.

we all know if he plays you will tell us how you knew and if he dont, you will just keep quiet.

Seen it so many times on here.

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Reply #19 posted 02/08/14 9:36am

Clare

I'm not familiar with London, just thought it was coincidental that both Matt Everitt and Kiran posted about Shoreditch today. Is there a suitable venue nearby?

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Reply #20 posted 02/08/14 10:33am

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TheEnglishGent said:

I'm wondering if they're working to secure a larger venue with properly organised ticketing. Especially since the Electric Ballroom shows got such massive media coverage, I don't see how they can really get away with more small capacity 'guerilla' shows. After the buzz of EB, more and more people will flock to any future events that get announced. The only way they could really get away with a surprise gig, would be to do it with really short notice, but then they run the risk of hardly anyone being able to get there and it falling flat.

I'm really hoping that the EB shows have served their purpose in getting the news out there and if the weekend passes without any surprise events, I'm even more sure that bigger venues are being sorted. Or maybe that was the plan all aling and the EB shows were just fantastic marketing and events for general publicity. There's no way they actually came here thinking they couldn't fill venues like the Brixton Accademy, the last time he came here properly he sold out the O2 for 21 nights.

I dunno, something is brewing though.

something's coming for sure, Shepherds Bush would've been nice but it's pretty booked up this month, Hammersmith on the other hand has cock all smile

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Reply #21 posted 02/08/14 11:15am

jjazznola

He is welcome to come to NYC with the girls and do as many surprise shows as he wants! Just leave Shelby and the horns out of it.

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Reply #22 posted 02/08/14 11:23am

sdbm

it's weird though. as far as I am concerned, Prince concerts here will always be a major event so he doesn't need to scrabble around generating interest. the guerilla approach I don't understand. I reckon he would have got 5 star reviews for his live performances whatever. So whats the deal with the no advance warning gigs? he is so enigmatic and charismatic and global he doesnt need to court publicity - he doenst need to work it.....I mean, I dont know how these things are organised, but Prince is a SURE FIRE HIT....

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Reply #23 posted 02/08/14 11:41am

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sdbm said:

it's weird though. as far as I am concerned, Prince concerts here will always be a major event so he doesn't need to scrabble around generating interest. the guerilla approach I don't understand. I reckon he would have got 5 star reviews for his live performances whatever. So whats the deal with the no advance warning gigs? he is so enigmatic and charismatic and global he doesnt need to court publicity - he doenst need to work it.....I mean, I dont know how these things are organised, but Prince is a SURE FIRE HIT....

Typically he hasn't fared well with the critics when he's not performing the hits. The Gold Tour got a lot of complaints due to a lack of hits, as did the ONA tour. He's done this in such a way that there's no expectation of a regular Prince show, so people that don't know any better are going along in a different mindset and being blown away.

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Reply #24 posted 02/08/14 12:04pm

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TheEnglishGent said:

sdbm said:

it's weird though. as far as I am concerned, Prince concerts here will always be a major event so he doesn't need to scrabble around generating interest. the guerilla approach I don't understand. I reckon he would have got 5 star reviews for his live performances whatever. So whats the deal with the no advance warning gigs? he is so enigmatic and charismatic and global he doesnt need to court publicity - he doenst need to work it.....I mean, I dont know how these things are organised, but Prince is a SURE FIRE HIT....

Typically he hasn't fared well with the critics when he's not performing the hits. The Gold Tour got a lot of complaints due to a lack of hits, as did the ONA tour. He's done this in such a way that there's no expectation of a regular Prince show, so people that don't know any better are going along in a different mindset and being blown away.

it was amazing he was allowed to book those concerts 7 at wembley and with a no hits setlist and posters everywhere saying The Gold Experience release date never smile

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Reply #25 posted 02/08/14 1:46pm

paul76

Get prezlebodylogic to number 1 and the gigs will happen.has it occurred to people that prince got so big so quick that he has never really got to play the small venues? I believe you will have to prove you have downloaded the single to gain entry to the next gig
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Reply #26 posted 02/08/14 1:51pm

sdbm

Hi English Gent, as far as I remember the Gold Experience tour was a great, and critical, success, as was the ONA tour. and we know about the 21 nights. he just needs to turn up, so not really understanding this approach....

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Reply #27 posted 02/08/14 4:48pm

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sdbm said:

Hi English Gent, as far as I remember the Gold Experience tour was a great, and critical, success, as was the ONA tour. and we know about the 21 nights. he just needs to turn up, so not really understanding this approach....

Your right they were a success in europe as was Lovesexy tour, but in the usa it was different story.

Thats why i belive he does the better shows in europe.

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Reply #28 posted 02/08/14 11:28pm

jjazznola

powersoul99 said:

sdbm said:

Hi English Gent, as far as I remember the Gold Experience tour was a great, and critical, success, as was the ONA tour. and we know about the 21 nights. he just needs to turn up, so not really understanding this approach....

Your right they were a success in europe as was Lovesexy tour, but in the usa it was different story.

Thats why i belive he does the better shows in europe.

Not sure where you are getting your facts from. There was no Gold Experience Tour in The USA (he did not even tour in The US from 94-96 - he just played at Glam Slam, Paisley Park & a few benefits - his next tour in '97 - The Jam Of The Year was the weakest one that I ever saw), The Lovesexy Tour was a huge sucess in The USA and he definitely does not do better shows anywhere - he does great shows everywhere. I have not seen him in Europe but I have dozens of recorded shows incl the 21 nights and none are any better than the shows that I have seen in NYC or any US recordings. As for these current shows, I believe he's having fun and the shows are sold out so what's the problem? (let me guess - you can't seem to get into the shows) Everyone tries to put him in this box, they think he should do things like everyone else does but he refuses. That is what makes him so great! I would love if he came to NYC and did this type of thing.

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Reply #29 posted 02/09/14 1:03am

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jjazznola said:

powersoul99 said:

Your right they were a success in europe as was Lovesexy tour, but in the usa it was different story.

Thats why i belive he does the better shows in europe.

Not sure where you are getting your facts from. There was no Gold Experience Tour in The USA (he did not even tour in The US from 94-96 - he just played at Glam Slam, Paisley Park & a few benefits - his next tour in '97 - The Jam Of The Year was the weakest one that I ever saw), The Lovesexy Tour was a huge sucess in The USA and he definitely does not do better shows anywhere - he does great shows everywhere. I have not seen him in Europe but I have dozens of recorded shows incl the 21 nights and none are any better than the shows that I have seen in NYC or any US recordings. As for these current shows, I believe he's having fun and the shows are sold out so what's the problem? (let me guess - you can't seem to get into the shows) Everyone tries to put him in this box, they think he should do things like everyone else does but he refuses. That is what makes him so great! I would love if he came to NYC and did this type of thing.

I agree, Prince we love him in the UK/London /Europe but No Way would his shows be better than his US gigs due to the fact he is an American the small cultural change shows in his performances....

that said .... Prince understands like Jimi Hendricks, Motown artists etc..our UK/European passion and fandom for his music - which is far greater than the US - Hits or Not - Chart Placings or Not! , New Artist or Goldern Oldie cool

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