Prince has announced the dates for the third annual week-long opening of his Paisley Park home studios to fans. From June 21-27, the enigmatic artist will hold the celebration, dubbed Xenophobia, at t
Prince has announced the dates for the third annual week-long opening of his Paisley Park home studios to fans. From June 21-27, the enigmatic artist will hold the celebration, dubbed Xenophobia, at the Minneapolis studio, offering performances, moderated discussions, musical workshops, and exclusive listening sessions to new music.
Prince and his New Power Generation band will perform each night of the week, with sets on different nights by guests such as Maceo Parker, Victor Wooten, Norah Jones, Bernard Allison, Musiq, Rachelle Ferrell, and Sheila E.
Weekly passes are on sale only to members of Prince's New Power Generation Music Club (NPGMC) for $250 per person. Children under 11 are admitted free. For details of how to join or purchase tickets, visit the NPGMC Web site. Day passes will be available in a limited number to the general public.
A similar week-long celebration last year at Paisley Park offered passholders the opportunity to preview Prince's latest album, "The Rainbow Children" (NPG) months before its public release. The set debuted at No. 109 on The Billboard 200 last December.
Meanwhile, Prince has lined up nine-date Canadian tour, kicking off Friday (May 31) in Edmonton, Alberta, and wrapping June 18 in Montreal.
Here is the guest performance lineup for Xenophobia:
June 21: Maceo Parker
June 22: Sheila E. and the E/Train
June 23: Victor Wooten
June 24: Norah Jones
June 25: Bernard Allison
June 26: Musiq
June 27: Rachelle Ferrell