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    Tue, 26 Apr 2011 11:45:55

    Prince's LA Residency Remains a Mystery - No one knows where his next shows will take place

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    Prince has booked a 21-date residency in Los Angeles, and has played four shows at The Forum so far. With four down and17 shows on the docket, people still don't know when or where the shows will happen. That's what we call a textbook case of spontaneity.

    Oh, Prince. You are such a mystery. A purple shroud of secrecy.

    Billboard reports that Prince is calling all the shots. "Everything comes from Prince," said Mark Campana, co-president of North America concerts for Live Nation.

    "He has not discussed anything beyond LA, and LA was decided literally as the trucks were leaving the Carolinas (at the end of March)," Campana said. "The drivers needed to know what direction to go and Prince said, 'Head west.' By the time they were halfway across the country, they were told to go to Los Angeles and we were announcing the shows and putting them on sale for the Forum. So spontaneity is in play on all levels. We're all waiting with bated breath as to where's he going after Los Angeles."

    Go west, young truck drivers. Go west.

    Campana expected the rest of the LA shows to be played at the Forum, but then again ... "We are taking direction, not giving direction," he said.

    Update: Three more shows just went on sale today (4-26) at Noon Pacific. They are for shows on Thursday (4-28), Friday (4-29) and Saturday (4-30). Go get 'em!

    What do you think of Prince's mystery-shrouded LA shows?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    04.26.11




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