Les héritiers de Prince ont annoncé la tenue d’un grand concert du chanteur décédé en 2016 avec un orchestre live. Prince : Live on the Big screen se tiendra le 21 avril prochain au Target Center, à Minneapolis, soit deux ans jour pour jour après sa disparition. Sur scène, les spectateurs pourront apprécier de la musique jouée par un « super-groupe de musiciens qui ont accompagné Prince tout au long de sa carrière légendaire ». Et Prince ? Non, ce ne sera pas un hologramme, mais des audios et des vidéos inédites et remasterisées de l’artiste.
Some of the music videos on the official Prince YouTube channel are familiar to anyone who watched @mtv in the 1980s and ‘90s, while others offer a rarer glimpse into the productions Prince was staging with his band and crew at his Paisley Park facilities. The video for “The Same December,” which was just posted last week, was recorded at Paisley Park in the fall of 1994 — and it offers not just a look at the soundstage where so many different videos and films were recorded over the years, but also lesser-seen parts of the Paisley Park complex like the upstairs conference room where Prince and his team would hold meetings. The song “The Same December” was released on the 1996 album Chaos and Disorder, and was recorded during the period of Prince’s life when he had changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol. He was not shy about expressing his opinions about major record labels in this video, which depicts a music executive watching the NPG on television and approaching O(+> to sign a “lifetime contract,” and the lyrics also warn against viewing the world in black and white and encourage people to come together — as he sings, we all come from “The Same December.” “U only know what U know U only see what Ur heart will show U only love when Ur soul remembers We all come from the same December And in the end that's where we'll go So let's go” Check out the video for “The Same December” by clicking the link in our bio! #Prince #PaisleyPark #ChaosAndDisorder
Le communiqué promet également de montrer « Prince tel qu’en lui-même avec un son et un style inimitable, mettant en lumière l’énergie incendiaire qu’il apportait à chacune de ses prestations ».
Une grande fête
Ce concert spécial de Prince fait partie d’un plus grand événement qui se déroulera sur quatre jours, du 19 au 22 avril. Intitulé Celebration 2018, il s’agit d’honorer la mémoire du chanteur disparu le 21 avril 2016.
Today marks the official opening of “My Name Is Prince” at London’s O2 Arena, which is the first ever official exhibition about Prince to be staged outside of Paisley Park. Prince loved his worldwide network of fans so much that he often referred to them as his “fams” - short for family - and those who attended his Celebration events in the early 2000s or visited Paisley Park for concerts know that it was important to him to open his doors to people from around the world to experience his creative space and see his incredible archive of iconic artifacts. Paisley Park lives on in that very spirit today, welcoming visitors from around the world into Prince’s creative sanctuary, and “My Name Is Prince” is an extension of that same idea. Now, fams from across Europe will have the opportunity to see incredible pieces like the original bass that inspired the design of the famous Cloud guitar, some of the clothing he wore during his record-breaking 21-night run at the O2, the instantly recognizable cloud suit Prince wore in the video for “Raspberry Beret,” and numerous other outfits, instruments, awards, and handwritten lyrics. European fams, are you going to “My Name is Prince”? Tell us about your favorite pieces from the exhibition! #Prince #PaisleyPark #MyNameIsPrince @theo2london
Les places pour ce concert sont mises en vente le 20 janvier et le prix des places varie entre 39 et 199 dollars.