Posted in To Do | music on February 7, 2011


today in NYC
* Whiplash @ UCB
* Chicha Libre @ Barbes
* Eszter Balint @ Barbes
* Swingadelic @ Maxwell's
* Metal Tongues @ Zebulon
* Cowboy Junkies @ City Winery
* Hot Tub with Kurt @ Littlefield
* Prince, Cee Lo Green @ Madison Square Garden
* Tony Scherr Trio, Milly Beau @ The Living Room
* Lost in the Trees, Harper Blynn @ Mercury Lounge
* Descender, Pristina, Vilipend, Brutal Nun @ Lit Lounge
* Jim Campilongo Electric Trio, Tony Mason @ The Living Room
* Friendly Fires, The Hundred in the Hands, FaltyDL @ Bowery Ballroom
* The Kickdrums, Trouble Andrew, The Kid Daytona, Curt@ins @ Brooklyn Bowl

Prince is also holding a press conference at MSG this afternoon before the show...

Prince continues his mission to pay forward the knowledge and pave the way for the next generation to attain its greatness. On Monday the music icon will bestow special gifts upon the Harlem Children's Zone (HCZ), The Uptown Dance Academy, and the American Ballet Theatre during a 4:45 pm press conference featuring HCZ's President and CEO Geoffrey Canada and students of the community-based educational organization. Representatives from the Uptown Dance Academy and the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) will also be on hand. Monday's concert, which will be opened by the dynamic musical artist Cee Lo Green, marks the close of the first leg of Prince's phenomenally successful "Welcome 2 America" tour, one of the highest grossing recent tours in the country.

At the press conference, 30 students of the Harlem Children's Zone--chosen for their musical aspirations--will get to stand on the stage of the world's most famous arena. After the press opportunity, the youngsters will get to meet Prince and the New Power Generation band and to interact with make-up, wardrobe and technical professionals for the show backstage.

Prince is donating the solid gold Fender® Custom Stratocaster® guitar crafted by Senior Master Builder Yuriy Shishkov, which he has used during the "Welcome 2 America" tour, to raise money for the Harlem Children's Zone ( The instrument will be auctioned off by Charity Buzz, known for its online auctions supporting nonprofits. Details about the auction and what is to be Prince's ongoing support of the HCZ, Uptown Dance Academy and ABT--whose ballerina Misty Copeland performed with Prince during the tour--will be released during the press conference. As Prince brings the tour to new cities across the nation, he plans to make similar donations to other exemplary educational and cultural institutions.


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Comments (16)

How was this a tour? Didn't Prince play like 5 times in 3 months in NYC, and at some random party on NYE? What?

Posted by david | February 7, 2011 3:41 PM

Have there been people selling cheap Prince tix outside of the previous shows? I really want to go but I'm pretty broke these days

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 3:42 PM

what time has prince been going on stage the last few shows?

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 3:45 PM

Back in December, Prince played with opener Larry Graham before his main set.

Going again tonight, I'm hoping for some deep cuts. No more Purple Rain, please!

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 3:53 PM

He is doing multiple nights in various cities over the course of this year.

There haven't really been any ticket sellers outside for the two shows I was able to go to.

Openers have been at 7:30, he has been going on around 8:45 or 9.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 3:53 PM

Prince tickets start at $20.10 (or really $31 after fees) for the nosebleeds. Not super cheap but not bad for a stadium show. Still on sale last time I checked.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 4:06 PM

Tonight's gonna be a good night.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 4:26 PM

tv on the radio is releasing a new album and playing radio city april 12th.

get on top of your shit BV

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 4:37 PM

get on top of yours, they're playing april 13th nimrod

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 4:40 PM

im totally dying to see prince. if anyone has a cheap nosebleed (the 20/30s are all sold out and have been for like weeks) to unload drop me an email at the setlist is unstoppable, had no idea he played so much from times

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 4:47 PM

Purple Head

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 4:48 PM

i meant id buy the nosebleed of course.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 5:00 PM

7:30 -8:00 PM CEE LO
8:30 PM – 11:00 PM PRINCE

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 5:40 PM

anyone have set times for Friendly Fires? No one seems to be answering at the Box Office. Thanks!

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 5:56 PM

Never danced so much during a show! Friendly Fires killed it at Bowery....will definitely be seeing at Webster Hall. Talked to the merch girl and she said the new album is almost finished, looking for May release. They played bunch of new songs which sounded amazing....

FF will take over what LCD has left us with....

Posted by Jonny Greenwood is the man | February 8, 2011 10:03 AM

what time has prince been going on stage the last few shows?

Posted by termoteknik kombi servisi | February 10, 2011 10:42 AM

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