Paisley Park will be rocking Labor Day weekend after Prince announced a "three-day international dance party" to celebrate the release of his new album.
The Purple One will host the party at his studio complex in Chanhassen on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, marking the release of his "HITNRUN" album.
He made the announcement
">via his Twitter page, which also linked to a profile by Medium of Joshua Welton, a producer and performer with whom Prince has collaborated on the album, and is the husband of Hannah Welton, the drummer for Prince's band 3rdEyeGirl.
Tickets will be $40, for which attendees get access to "food and beverage," tunes spun by DJ Kiss, and the promise of some "live music" – that you would hope would be from Prince himself. The parties start at 9:30 p.m. on each night.
The marathon event is being put on in association with Tidal – the pay-for streaming service launched by Jay-Z, through which the music legend's new album will premiere exclusively on Monday.
Prince removed his entire catalogue from the free music streaming service Spotify in July, The Verge reports.
The Star Tribune reports that advance copies of his record has not been made available to the music press, with the only indication of its contents the already-released single "HARDROCKLOVER."