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Prince - Piano & A Microphone Tour

Tuesday 9 February 2016

Prince - Piano & A Microphone Tour

Get ready to be astounded by Prince as he brings his "Piano and a Microphone Tour" to Australia, boasting 10 intimate shows including that in Melbourne and two consecutive shows at the Sydney Opera House & Sydney State Theatre and a very special 'in the round' 360° arena setting in Perth.

For those blessed enough to attend, every aspect of these performances has been well thought-out to deliver special once-in-a-lifetime experiences. The repertoire will be culled from Prince’s vast 39-album catalogue and each performance will have a unique set-list that evolves in real time, song-to-song. Hear special interpretations of well-known hits alongside rarely performed B-sides and be the first to hear never-before-heard material.

Prince’s Piano & A Microphone tour kicked off on January 21 at his US recording studio, Paisley Park, where he astounded fans from all over the world when he performed two very personal shows. According to a Rolling Stone review of these shows, Prince did a stage performance decorated sparsely with candles and shrouded in smoke. The show delved on how he mastered the piano and emerged from the shadow of his father, jazz pianist John L. Nelson. “The set moved chronologically (with a few exceptions) through the first decade of Prince’s career,” Rolling Stone reports, “including at least one song from each of his first 10 albums.”

Aside from classic songs from his albums including 1999, Purple Rain, and Sign o’ the Times the set-lists have also featured covers by Joni Mitchell, Paul Robeson and Ray Charles; songs Prince has written for other acts including The Time, Sheila E. and Vanity 6; and even a Thelonious Monk-style version of the theme toBatman.

Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that will surely blow you away!

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