Prince Vows to Keep Tickets Prices Low

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Posted April 14, 2011 by J Matthew Cobb in News
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Tickets for Prince’s residence run at the Forum will start at $25

Leave it up to the Purple One to make headlines again.

Always bending the rules and even breaking a few, pop/rock/R&B superstar Prince is doing a Vegas-styled residence run at the Los Angeles Forum. According to Prince, the 21-date slate of concerts, in conjunction with his “Welcome 2 America” tour, will also be economical to his legion of fans after making a statement on Lopez Tonight.

Eighty-five percent of the tickets will be sold for a $25 entrance fee, and Prince is becoming more vocal about fans paying the “right price” for concerts, blaming sales website Ticketmaster for inflating prices over the years.

He tells TV host George Lopez, “$25 is what we used to pay for concerts. Then somebody called Ticketmaster came in. Now we’re showing who the real ticket master is and putting the right price on it.” (watch interview and performances)

From 1967 to 1999, The Forum was the former home of the Los Angeles Lakers, until they moved to the newly-constructed Staples Center. The Forum was also the bright spot in L.A. for live concerts in the 1970’s and ’80’s, hosting ground-breaking events and landmark live recordings for Led Zeppelin, Three Dog Night, Kiss, the Jackson 5, Nirvana, Janet Jackson and Queen. In 2000, the building’s ownership shifted to Faithful Central Bible Church. Due to the pressure of economics, the church’s pastor Kenneth Ulmer decided to put the building on the market. Madison Square Garden, Inc. is currently hammering out a deal to acquire the arena.

Question: Any of you purchasing your $25 tickets?

WATCH:: PRINCE PERFORMING “THE BEAUTIFUL ONES” ON LOPEZ TONIGHT


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J Matthew Cobb

Managing editor of HiFi Magazine


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