PRINCE ‘PIANO & A MICROPHONE’ TOUR 2016
‘PIANO & A MICROPHONE’ TOUR
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND TOUR DETAILS REVEALED!
Prince will bring his Piano & A Microphone tour to Australia and New Zealand this February for 10 exclusive and intimate shows.
Prince will perform 4 shows at Melbourne State Theatre on February 16 and 17, 2 shows at the Sydney Opera House on February 20 and 2 shows at Sydney State Theatre on February 21. Prince will also perform for the very first time in New Zealand at Auckland’s ASB Theatre on February 24.
For those blessed enough to attend, everything about these exclusive performances has been carefully considered 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. Fans should expect to witness special interpretations of well-known hits alongside rarely performed B-sides and new, never-before-heard material.
Prince’s Piano & A Microphone tour commenced on January 21 at his US recording studio, Paisley Park, where he stunned fans who travelled from all over the world to see him perform two very personal shows. According to a Rolling Stone review of these shows, Prince performed on a stage decorated sparsely with candles and shrouded in smoke. The show was framed by the story of 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.”
In addition to classic songs from 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 to Batman.
Every ticket purchased to Prince’s Piano & A Microphone tour includes a CD copy of his new album HITNRUN – Phase II, which will be distributed to ticket holders upon exiting the venue.
SPECIAL TICKETING ARRANGEMENTS
To address ticket scalping concerns, the following procedures will be put in place to ensure that Prince fans are able to purchase tickets to these performances, and NOT scalpers.
Ticket limit per customer:
There is a strict limit of two (2) tickets per customer, per show. Any customer found to have purchased more than two (2) tickets per person, per show will have their additional transactions cancelled.
No tickets will be distributed in advance. At the time of purchase, the purchaser’s name will be recorded and a corresponding receipt issued. The purchaser must attend the concert (with their guest if they have purchased two tickets).
Physical tickets will only be available for collection from the venue from 12noon on the day of the concert. The purchaser and their guest must attend together to collect their tickets and be wrist banded at the time of ticket collection. Photo ID, your booking account number and the credit card used will be required to match the name previously advised during the booking process and all of these must be shown in order to collect tickets. Wristbands must be collected by the purchaser who is the only person authorised to collect tickets / wristbands.
You must present your photo ID, wristband and ticket to gain admission to the concert. Lost or damaged wristbands will not be replaced. No admittance and no refund will apply for wristbands lost or damaged.
STRICTLY NO PHOTOGRAPHY OR VIDEO ALLOWED. USE OF MOBILE PHONES WILL NOT BE PERMITTED DURING THE SHOW.