It was announced a couple of weeks ago that Prince would be playing two intimate shows at the Metropolis at the beginning of the Jazz Festival. Just as soon as the tickets for the shows went on sale they sold out. That is despite the fact that the tickets were close to $200.
Just having turned 53 a couple of weeks ago, American musician/actor Prince must be considered an elder statesman in the rock music arena. Prince Rogers Nelson was born in 1958 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is recognized as a fantastic showman, guitar player and talented songwriter. For more than three decades he has been winning awards, topping charts, selling out concerts, and selling millions of albums.
Throughout his career, which started in the late 1970s, Prince has been something of an enigma. Never predictable and certainly not boring. He has been called talented, crazy, prolific, outrageous, mysterious, and a rule breaker. What Prince has never been called is boring. On stage he commands your attention as a consummate showman.
His flamboyancy has sometimes led to Prince’s undeniable talent being overshadowed. This talented musician is an accomplished guitar player, has an impressive vocal range and is comfortable within the rock, R&B, soul, pop, jazz, and funk genres. Prince has not only written a string of hits for himself like “Raspberry Beret”, “Little Red Corvette”, “Let’s Go Crazy”, “Purple Rain”, and “When Doves Cry” and for others like Sinead O’Connor (“Nothing Compares to You”), The Bangles (“Manic Monday”), Joan Osborne (“One of Us”), Stevie Nicks (“Stand Back”), and Chaka Khan (“I Feel For You).
The set up for the two shows is that the floor of the club will be general admission while the 2nd floor balcony will be assigned seating. Wherever you are sitting or standing for these two shows the atmosphere will be electric.
-Ticket Purchase: www.ticketmaster.ca
-Ticket Prices: $155.00, $172.00
-Show Times: 11:30 p.m.