You may have missed out on tickets to the Purple One’s Australian tour after they were snapped up in a matter of minutes, but for a few lucky fans in Brisbane tonight could be a once in a lifetime experience.
Prince has a long recorded history of playing small secret club shows while he is on tour, and last weekend played a show at exclusive nightspot The Ivy, where Seal and Flavor Flav joined the enigmatic singer/songwriter on stage.
Melbourne’s show at Club 23 at the Crown Casino was cancelled at the last minute after details were leaked online, but the purple one did show up last night at The Espy to watch friends Public Enemy, before dancing the night away at Chapel st nightspot Red Bennies.
Now it’s Brisbane’s turn and Tone Deaf has learnt that Prince will be playing a secret club show tonight at The Hifi. Less than 1000 lucky punters will be able to see the show tonight, and the doors open at 11.30pm.
There will be no presale, so we’re guessing a huge queue will be forming as of about 5 minutes ago, and the door will be doing cash sales only. Tickets are $100 a head.
Prince’s highly anticipated tour marks only the third time Prince has visited Australia in his long career, and marks nine years since he last visited.
According to The Herald Sun, several promoters had been in negotiations with the Purple Rain pop superstar to present his upcoming Australian concerts.
Big Day Out were part of that bidding process, according to promoter Ken West, who explained back in 2011 as his festival suffered backlash from an underwhelming lineup that “We got asked over a year ago by Prince’s representation to say, ‘We really want to do the Big Day Out’.”
“At the same time we had Blink 182 chasing us for a year, saying, this’ll get Travis (Barker) on a plane. Neither happened. It just kept going to the end of the line and nobody ever really said, ‘No’.”
It’s unclear at this time if tonight’s afterparty event will be ticketed or first come first serve. Either way the show is sure to be a once in a lifetime opportunity that Prince fans will not want to miss. We’ll keep you updated if we hear more.
Prince Secret Brisbane Show
The Hifi, Brisbane
Friday, 18th May 2012
Doors at 11.30pm