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Thread started 01/16/18 6:16am

rogifan

Paisley Park Announces Prince: Live on the Big Screen at Target Center on April 21

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https://www.facebook.com/officialpaisleypark/photos/a.1080339502080465.1073741828.1043906012390481/1533102433470834/?type=3

PRINCE’S PAISLEY PARK ANNOUNCES
PRINCE: Live on the Big Screen

Backed by his ALL-STAR BAND Live on the Big Stage with Very Special Guests
Prince’s Paisley Park Museum in Chanhassen, Minnesota has announced a special concert event titled PRINCE: Live on the Big Screen to be held April 21 at 8PM at Target Center. The concert will feature newly remastered and never-before-released audio and video of Prince accompanied live on the Target Center stage by a super-group of musicians who performed alongside Prince throughout his legendary career. The live experience will showcase Prince in his own inimitable sound and style, highlighting the incendiary energy he brought to each performance. With the event, Paisley Park looks to welcome even more of the passionate Prince fan community into a live music event celebrating his iconic artistry and the hit songs that captivated generations of fans.

The concert will be an exciting highlight of CELEBRATION 2018, a four-day event honoring the life and legacy of Prince Rogers Nelson, taking place at Paisley Park between April 19-22. Individual tickets to PRINCE: Live on the Big Screen will be on sale starting Saturday, January 20 at 10AM at the Target Center box office, online at TargetCenter.com or by calling 888-9-AXS-TIX.
https://www.targetcenter.com/events/detail/prince

Paisley Park Celebration 2018 thread for those interested - luv4u http://prince.org/msg/2/451269
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #1 posted 01/16/18 6:40am

rogifan

More artwork:

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Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #2 posted 01/16/18 6:45am

leecaldon

Really not sure how I feel about this. Very torn.

Reply #3 posted 01/16/18 6:50am

MoDrawersMoDrawers

Well I personally think it's kind of shady that the day after the deadline to purchase Celebration Tickets, they announce this. What's the point of The Celebration? It just puts a bad taste in my mouth.

leecaldon said:

Really not sure how I feel about this. Very torn.

Swear you don't miss the organ grinder grinding on you every day.
Reply #4 posted 01/16/18 7:05am

rogifan

MoDrawersMoDrawers said:

Well I personally think it's kind of shady that the day after the deadline to purchase Celebration Tickets, they announce this.  What's the point of The Celebration?  It just puts a bad taste in my mouth.



leecaldon said:


Really not sure how I feel about this. Very torn.



 


I thought tickets for Celebration aren’t available yet. I thought the only tickets available so far were for those who attended last year. confused
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #5 posted 01/16/18 7:06am

rogifan

leecaldon said:

Really not sure how I feel about this. Very torn.


Depends what it is. Hopefully we get more information.
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #6 posted 01/16/18 7:26am

MoDrawersMoDrawers

Correct...I went last year.

rogifan said:

MoDrawersMoDrawers said:

Well I personally think it's kind of shady that the day after the deadline to purchase Celebration Tickets, they announce this. What's the point of The Celebration? It just puts a bad taste in my mouth.

I thought tickets for Celebration aren’t available yet. I thought the only tickets available so far were for those who attended last year. confused

Swear you don't miss the organ grinder grinding on you every day.
Reply #7 posted 01/16/18 8:46am

motherfunka

MoDrawersMoDrawers said:

Well I personally think it's kind of shady that the day after the deadline to purchase Celebration Tickets, they announce this. What's the point of The Celebration? It just puts a bad taste in my mouth.

leecaldon said:

Really not sure how I feel about this. Very torn.

Celebration ticket holders will be going to the event at Target Center. It is included in the ticket price.

Reply #8 posted 01/16/18 9:00am

MoDrawersMoDrawers

Yeah...I got that. Unfortunately no communication from PP...so unorganized.

motherfunka said:

MoDrawersMoDrawers said:

Well I personally think it's kind of shady that the day after the deadline to purchase Celebration Tickets, they announce this. What's the point of The Celebration? It just puts a bad taste in my mouth.

Celebration ticket holders will be going to the event at Target Center. It is included in the ticket price.

Swear you don't miss the organ grinder grinding on you every day.
Reply #9 posted 01/16/18 10:34am

1Sasha

Live band with not-live Prince. Why don't they just put up a hologram?

Reply #10 posted 01/16/18 10:38am

IstenSzek

1Sasha said:

Live band with not-live Prince. Why don't they just put up a hologram?


what if it is omfg

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
Reply #11 posted 01/16/18 10:42am

BartVanHemelen

So basically the same thing that has been done with Elvis.

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Reply #12 posted 01/16/18 10:47am

SchlomoThaHomo

Looks like Welcome 2 footage. Very nice quality.


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"That's when stars collide. When there's space for what u want, and ur heart is open wide."
Reply #13 posted 01/16/18 11:16am

Mumio

SchlomoThaHomo said:

Looks like Welcome 2 footage. Very nice quality.


https://www.rollingstone....al-w515440



I thought so too.


Wonder who will be in the "live band"? Anyone seen any names yet? You just know that New Power Soul mess will be around somewhere.


[Edited 1/16/18 11:17am]

Welcome to "the org", Mumio…they can have you, but I'll have your love in the end nod
Reply #14 posted 01/16/18 11:20am

Dauphin

Well dang. I might actually do this. Wish it was at Paisley, but this has higher profile and accessibility so it makes tons of sense. Plus, as Bart pointed out, this is proven ground, to an extent.

Really, it's up to us to support something like this to encourage further investment from the estate.
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Still it's nice to know, when our bodies wear out, we can get another

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Reply #15 posted 01/16/18 11:30am

ISaidLifeIsJustAGame

Deleted - off topic -l'ange bleu - moderator

Reply #16 posted 01/16/18 1:34pm

kidmelody2012

only the band on the welcome 2 america tour or the revolution since they have actually been touring and playing together makes since last year. sheila e only

! no larry graham!

“For me to say I wasn’t a genius, I would just be lying to you and to myself.”
Reply #17 posted 01/16/18 2:43pm

HatrinaHaterwitz

IstenSzek said:

1Sasha said:

Live band with not-live Prince. Why don't they just put up a hologram?


what if it is omfg


mad

"Those that KNEW the number and didn't call...FUCK ALL Y'ALL!"
Reply #18 posted 01/16/18 3:03pm

VanityFair

yes

[Edited 1/16/18 15:06pm]

Reply #19 posted 01/16/18 3:05pm

VanityFair

PS: HOLY SHIT THIS LOOKS COOL! And for the record, I'd totally go see a Prince hologram (especially if with his real-life players) any day of the week. Anybody else here see the new Blade Runner? If they could make Elvis and Marilyn holograms... eek

[Edited 1/16/18 15:06pm]

Reply #20 posted 01/16/18 4:51pm

donnyenglish

This is, by far, the best thing the estate has done. With so many live recordings, this format is almost endless. They can do a tour where Prince is on screen and the band backs him from various points in his career.

They can do larger scale one with hits using material from Welcome 2 America or Musicology.

They can do ones for diehards using material from the One Nite Alone Tour or some of the 3rdEyeGirl tours. They can go back in time and let the folks who love the 80's stuff relive that era.

I like it. I guess I need to cancel my previous plans for April and plan to be in Minneapolis.

Reply #21 posted 01/16/18 5:06pm

rogifan

Based on a Facebook post I saw it looks like Shelby J. is one band member participating.
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #22 posted 01/16/18 5:15pm

voph

Prince clearly stated in a interview how he felt about Holograms. He said it was evil and he did not ever want a hologram in his likeness and he goes more into the reasons he felt that way. It’s on record people. Prince did not want a hologram of himself EVER.
Reply #23 posted 01/16/18 6:05pm

IstenSzek

kidmelody2012 said:

only the band on the welcome 2 america tour or the revolution since they have actually been touring and playing together makes since last year. sheila e only

! no larry graham!


they could ask you to play guitar, couldn't they? lol razz

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
Reply #24 posted 01/16/18 8:04pm

purplefam99

donnyenglish said:

This is, by far, the best thing the estate has done.  With so many live recordings, this format is almost endless.  They can do a tour where Prince is on screen and the band backs him from various points in his career.  


 


They can do larger scale one with hits using material from Welcome 2 America or Musicology. 


 


They can do ones for diehards using material from the One Nite Alone Tour or some of the 3rdEyeGirl tours.  They can go back in time and let the folks who love the 80's stuff relive that era. 


 


I like it.  I guess I need to cancel my previous plans for April and plan to be in Minneapolis.   



Alrighty then. Mr “I’ll pass”. That is the spirit!!!
Reply #25 posted 01/16/18 8:05pm

purplemist7777

MoDrawersMoDrawers said:

Well I personally think it's kind of shady that the day after the deadline to purchase Celebration Tickets, they announce this.  What's the point of The Celebration?  It just puts a bad taste in my mouth.



leecaldon said:


Really not sure how I feel about this. Very torn.



 


I just paid VIP last night and then this is announced...not happy. Last year Celebration attendees had intimate concerts from Prince’s legacy bands and George Clinton...it was special and we felt close to him. They projected his image on screen for the last song PR and it worked in PP and was very emotional but it won’t have the same impact in this larger space with 10,000 people. Sounds like a huge $ grab to me 😭😭😭
Reply #26 posted 01/16/18 9:13pm

luv4u

Moderator

moderator

1Sasha said:

Live band with not-live Prince. Why don't they just put up a hologram?



Nope, nope just nope hmph!

Edmonton, AB - canada

Ohh purple joy oh purple bliss oh purple rapture!
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Reply #27 posted 01/16/18 11:47pm

BartVanHemelen

Target Center has confirmed that this is handled by the same people who created a similar experience for the Elvis estate: https://www.graceland.com...stage.aspx .

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This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties, and confers no rights.
It is not authorized by Prince or the NPG Music Club. You assume all risk for
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Reply #28 posted 01/17/18 2:37am

rogifan

purplemist7777 said:

MoDrawersMoDrawers said:

Well I personally think it's kind of shady that the day after the deadline to purchase Celebration Tickets, they announce this.  What's the point of The Celebration?  It just puts a bad taste in my mouth.



leecaldon said:


Really not sure how I feel about this. Very torn.



 


I just paid VIP last night and then this is announced...not happy. Last year Celebration attendees had intimate concerts from Prince’s legacy bands and George Clinton...it was special and we felt close to him. They projected his image on screen for the last song PR and it worked in PP and was very emotional but it won’t have the same impact in this larger space with 10,000 people. Sounds like a huge $ grab to me 😭😭😭

Anyone attending celebration automatically gets a ticket to this event. I’m sure you’ll have plenty of other intimate events that no one else gets to experience.
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #29 posted 01/17/18 6:12am

1725topp

BartVanHemelen said:

So basically the same thing that has been done with Elvis.

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Yes, exactly. It stands to reason since the company handling the Elvis Estate is also handling the Prince Estate. Still, I remember when the Elvis Estate did this, and I didn't quite understand it. I mean--what's the point of having live musicians stand in front of a screen and play along with the screen? How is that different from Karaoke? And, do I really want to pay to see Karaoke, regardless of how talented the Karaoke performers are? And, maybe because I was fortunate enough to see Prince perform over fifty times that I'm being a bit snobbish or inconsiderate of those who have never seen Prince live, but how does this substitute for seeing Prince live? Rather than having this fancy Karaoke event, it would be better if they just showed rare live footage. Even though I have tons of live shows, I would probably pay to see one of the rare live shows in great condition. Don't get me wrong. I'm happy that the Estate is doing more and has plans to do more, but this just seems corny...not even shady...just damn corny. I'm probably going to attend the celebration since I'll be in town for the Prince from Minneapolis Symposium that's being held at the U of Minnesota, but my hope is that soon the floodgates will open, releasing tons of live audio and video. Then, I can do my own Karaoke performance in the privacy and comfort of my own home.

Reply #30 posted 01/17/18 2:52pm

stpaisios

It would be fun to see Prince who appears as hologram quotes Leviticus or something about how idolatry can destroy your body and mind, and continue with a show being that he cant stop this paisley park estate show for stupid masses...

[Edited 1/17/18 14:55pm]

Reply #31 posted 01/17/18 3:06pm

jdcxc

Sounds cheesy and another example of how the Estate has no one looking out for the integrity of his musical legacy. He was not Elvis.
Reply #32 posted 01/17/18 3:09pm

purplefam99

Where does it say it will be hologram prince???
Maybe it is like celebration last year, well done video of him singing
While the live band plays.
Reply #33 posted 01/17/18 7:44pm

ISaidLifeIsJustAGame

purplefam99 said:

Where does it say it will be hologram prince??? Maybe it is like celebration last year, well done video of him singing While the live band plays.

You are right. There will be no hologram of P.

They said P will be on film on a screen from a prior live performance.

There will be musicians playing in real time on stage.

Reply #34 posted 01/18/18 3:53am

rogifan

jdcxc said:

Sounds cheesy and another example of how the Estate has no one looking out for the integrity of his musical legacy. He was not Elvis.

So this has only been done with Elvis?
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #35 posted 01/18/18 3:57am

rogifan

ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:

 



purplefam99 said:


Where does it say it will be hologram prince??? Maybe it is like celebration last year, well done video of him singing While the live band plays.

 You are right. There will be no hologram of P.


They said P will be on film on a screen from a prior live performance.  


There will be musicians playing in real time on stage.


I’m planning to get tickets but it would be nice to know who’s part of the band before ordering them. That’s why I won’t spend $500 or $1000 on celebration tickets because when you order them you know nothing about the itinerary or whose participating. That’s a lot of money to spend to not know what you’re getting up front.
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
Reply #36 posted 01/18/18 12:09pm

Loefie

When I first read I thought they were going to show a concert on the big screen. Now I understand it is an screen with a band in front of it, just like Elvis as mentioned before.

Sorry, but I just hate the idea. I understand the thing with Elvis and folks that have never seen him. But this, with Prince, this soon. I personally wouldn’t even go if they payed me to attend. Damn, this almost hurts! I know they need money, but can’t they do it with just a little dignity.

Why don’t they dust of some filmed concerts and play those at cinemas? The recent Sign ‘O The Times movie got me going.
Produced, Arranged, Composed & Performed by PRINCE


"Rotterdam, we come to jam!"
Reply #37 posted 01/18/18 1:05pm

cloveringold85

voph said:

Prince clearly stated in a interview how he felt about Holograms. He said it was evil and he did not ever want a hologram in his likeness and he goes more into the reasons he felt that way. It’s on record people. Prince did not want a hologram of himself EVER.

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God, I hope they aren't planning to do that!! mad

"With love, honor, and respect for every living thing in the universe, separation ceases, and we all become one being, singing one song." - Prince Roger Nelson (1958-2016)
Reply #38 posted 01/18/18 2:27pm

sangulot

hello

why do i not know if my posts are viewed ?im am lookinng for help-answers. what am i doing wrong>

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I wrote on the graffiti wall in Belfast this summer - "peace and we wild" if anyone sees it>|?

Reply #39 posted 01/18/18 2:42pm

cloveringold85

sangulot said:

hello

why do i not know if my posts are viewed ?im am lookinng for help-answers. what am i doing wrong>

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I wrote on the graffiti wall in Belfast this summer - "peace and we wild" if anyone sees it>|?

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Hey there! biggrin

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You won't know if your post is read. You will only see if/when someone responds to your comment.

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I'm not planning a trip to Belfast in the near or distant future, but I think that is awesome you wrote peace & be wild....... biggrin

"With love, honor, and respect for every living thing in the universe, separation ceases, and we all become one being, singing one song." - Prince Roger Nelson (1958-2016)
Reply #40 posted 01/18/18 6:47pm

lastdecember

Why not just make a concert film? Why do I have to see other artists try to duet with a backing video and failing badly, no one wants to see other artists.


"We went where our music was appreciated, and that was everywhere but the USA, we knew we had fans, but there is only so much of the world you can play at once" Magne F
Reply #41 posted 01/19/18 2:08am

antonb

because they think prince is Elvis! Bloody hell Prince filmed nearly every show he ever did. Set up a website for music and videos, and watch us hardcore put up the money!

Reply #42 posted 01/19/18 10:19am

bluefish

$361.59 for 3 tickets in a wheelchair accesible section...insane. I wanted to go, but I can't afford that.

‎PRINCE: 1958 - infinity
Reply #43 posted 01/19/18 1:16pm

cloveringold85

bluefish said:

$361.59 for 3 tickets in a wheelchair accesible section...insane. I wanted to go, but I can't afford that.

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Geeze!! eek

"With love, honor, and respect for every living thing in the universe, separation ceases, and we all become one being, singing one song." - Prince Roger Nelson (1958-2016)
Reply #44 posted 01/19/18 3:47pm

purplefam99

antonb said:

because they think prince is Elvis! Bloody hell Prince filmed nearly every show he ever did. Set up a website for music and videos, and watch us hardcore put up the money!




Because prince is best enjoyed with others?? These type of events pay homage
To how he brought the music to us, secretly, last minute, fluidly and as live as possible.
Reply #45 posted 01/20/18 12:43pm

antonb

what i am saying is, there is more than enough concerts to do both! The ones that arent the best quality they could still sell to us hardcore, through a website etc, and maybe that will happen.

Reply #46 posted 01/20/18 4:36pm

purplefam99

antonb said:

what i am saying is, there is more than enough concerts to do both! The ones that arent the best quality they could still sell to us hardcore, through  a website etc, and maybe that will happen.



Yes you are correct there is more than enough to do both.
But if they did that folks would become lazy and not gather, therefore
Losing the essence of Prince which we all bring to an event.
But I feel there is no surer finality of him being gone than when
His fans no longer gather. Imo
[Edited 1/20/18 16:38pm]
Reply #47 posted 01/22/18 2:45am

HatrinaHaterwitz

BartVanHemelen said:

Target Center has confirmed that this is handled by the same people who created a similar experience for the Elvis estate: https://www.graceland.com...stage.aspx .


Maybe they're testing it to see if it's something they can take on tour, as well? hmmm

"Those that KNEW the number and didn't call...FUCK ALL Y'ALL!"
Reply #48 posted 01/22/18 4:50am

laurarichardson

antonb said:

because they think prince is Elvis! Bloody hell Prince filmed nearly every show he ever did. Set up a website for music and videos, and watch us hardcore put up the money!

Maybe they will when the estate is settled. Realized if they take this on tour they can make a lot of more money then streaming concerts and that it actually takes money to set up a business for streaming.

I think once the probate is done the estate can start to sell that footage and music but it takes money to get it off the ground. Hell even Prince struggled a bit in his later years getting things done.

It takes money.

Reply #49 posted 01/22/18 11:18am

Philly76

HatrinaHaterwitz said:

BartVanHemelen said:

Target Center has confirmed that this is handled by the same people who created a similar experience for the Elvis estate: https://www.graceland.com...stage.aspx .


Maybe they're testing it to see if it's something they can take on tour, as well? hmmm

I would join a concert when they would bring it to Germany or Switzerland.

I don´t think it is morally reprehensible.

Reply #50 posted 01/23/18 7:12am

lotusflower0000

MoDrawersMoDrawers said:

Yeah...I got that. Unfortunately no communication from PP...so unorganized.

motherfunka said:

Celebration ticket holders will be going to the event at Target Center. It is included in the ticket price.

Wait, I'm confused. I wonder what type of seating celebration ticket holders will have at the Target Center...??

Reply #51 posted 01/23/18 10:02am

motherfunka

lotusflower0000 said:

MoDrawersMoDrawers said:

Yeah...I got that. Unfortunately no communication from PP...so unorganized.

Wait, I'm confused. I wonder what type of seating celebration ticket holders will have at the Target Center...??

They said VIP would get something in rows 1-15 and GA would be premium seating. It doesn't look like there was a mad rush for tickets for non Celebrations tickets. A friend of mine who isn't doing Celebration got 3rd row.

Reply #52 posted 01/26/18 9:30pm

PennyPurple

Sounds pretty cool to me. Wish I could go.

Reply #53 posted 02/12/18 1:03pm

ganesh

MoDrawersMoDrawers said:

Well I personally think it's kind of shady that the day after the deadline to purchase Celebration Tickets, they announce this. What's the point of The Celebration? It just puts a bad taste in my mouth.

leecaldon said:

Really not sure how I feel about this. Very torn.

he's gone, bad bitter taste, still we need to keep on going

Love Prince 4ever

We make our own way to heaven everyday
"The only Love there is, is the Love we make"
Reply #54 posted 02/24/18 1:42pm

cloveringold85

HatrinaHaterwitz said:

BartVanHemelen said:

Target Center has confirmed that this is handled by the same people who created a similar experience for the Elvis estate: https://www.graceland.com...stage.aspx .


Maybe they're testing it to see if it's something they can take on tour, as well? hmmm

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I just hope they're not planning to do what Roy Orbison's estate is doing--the Hologram tour. rolleyes

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Creepy!! eek

"With love, honor, and respect for every living thing in the universe, separation ceases, and we all become one being, singing one song." - Prince Roger Nelson (1958-2016)
Reply #55 posted 02/24/18 1:44pm

cloveringold85

Among the musical acts scheduled to perform at Celebration 2018 include Prince's longtime protégé Sheila E., fDeluxe – the group formerly known as the Family featuring Susannah Melvoin, Eric Leeds, Jellybean Johnson – and the live debut of a new supergroup composed of members of Paisley Park and New Power Generation alumni.

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Sheila E., Melvoin, Prince's ex-wife Mayte Garcia, orchestral arranger Mike Nelson, drummer Kirk Johnson, collaborator Chance Howard and dozens more will also serve as special guest speakers during the four-day Celebration 2018. Tickets for the event are available now through the Paisley Park site.

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https://www.rollingstone....nt-w517090

"With love, honor, and respect for every living thing in the universe, separation ceases, and we all become one being, singing one song." - Prince Roger Nelson (1958-2016)
Reply #56 posted 03/01/18 2:34pm

Purplebflogirl

Heartbroken that I can't afford to attend..
Hope they broadcast on TV in the future
Until the end of time

URL: http://new.prince.org/msg/12/451207/Paisley-Park-Announces-Prince-Live-on-the-Big-Screen-at-Target-Center-on-April-21

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