The tour is Prince’s first featuring 3rd Eye Girl, his brand new, all-female backing band. Canadian guitarist Donna Grantis, Danish bassist Ida Nielsen and Kentucky-native drummer Hannah Ford made their national TV debut with Prince earlier this month on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” The Purple One and the Girls performed the classic tune “Bambi” and his newly released tune “Screwdriver.”
We first got word about the routing for Prince’s West Coast Tour via Wednesday night’s podcast on DrFunkenberry.com featuring the members of 3rd Eye Girl. At the time Ford said the tour was “still in the planning process” and as of Thursday’s Pollstar.com post, the dates had not yet been posted to the venues’ websites.
Now, the dates are good to go and tickets are on sale. Two shows are scheduled per night with the first gig at 8 p.m., followed by the 11:30 p.m. set.
Including the new shows in Portland and Denver, here is the schedule:
April 15 – Vancouver, British Columbia, The Vogue Theatre
April 16 – Vancouver, British Columbia, The Vogue Theatre
April 18 – Seattle, Wash., Showbox At The Market
April 19 – Seattle, Wash., Showbox At The Market
April 21 – Portland, Ore., Roseland Theatre
April 23 – San Francisco, Calif., DNA Lounge
April 24 – San Francisco, Calif., DNA Lounge
April 26 – Las Vegas, Nev., The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel/Casino
April 27 – Las Vegas, Nev., The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel/Casino
April 30 – Tempe, Ariz., The Marquee
May 1 – Tempe, Ariz., The Marquee
May 3 – San Diego, Calif., Hard Rock Hotel
May 4 – San Diego, Calif., Hard Rock Hotel
May 7 – Anaheim, Calif., City National Grove Of Anaheim
May 8 – Anaheim, Calif., City National Grove Of Anaheim
May 12 – Denver, Colo., The Ogden Theatre,
May 13 – Denver, Colo., The Ogden Theatre
For more information, check with the individual venues’ websites.
And visit 3rdEyeGirl.com to download new music from Prince including “Screwdriver,” “Breakfast Can Wait” and “RNR Remix 7.”