$50 donation at the door. NO ADVANCE TICKETS. Doors at 9 p.m., Saturday, October 5. Paisley Park Studios, 7801 Audubon Rd., Chanhassen. No alcoholic drinks allowed, no cell phones, no cameras, no reentry. Update: Limited parking on-site, and traffic will be directed to overflow lots once it fills.
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Prince and 3rdEyeGirl are opening the gates of his Paisley Park estate to reintroduce Minnesota to the New Power Generation on Saturday. This show comes after nearly a year of building up his live acumen with his new all-female trio — including three shows at the Dakota and a pair at Myth.
Unlike farewell parties or jams, 3rdEyeGirl tell Gimme Noise via phone that this is going to be a proper show. “We really just wanted to open up Paisley to the public and invite Minnesota and anybody else who can make it out,” drummer Hannah Ford says. “This one is moreso like a spur-of-the-moment event to spend time with our community and throw a big concert for everybody and show off some of the stuff we’re working on.”
“We’ve been introduced to what we’ve heard is the Minnesota Nice,” guitarist Donna Grantis adds. “Which is like the friendliest people. Always smiling. [Scandi accent] Hellooooo!”
In addition to work on tracks for the still-without-a-release-date debut album from 3rdEyeGirl, Plectrum Electrum, fresh rehearsals with Prince’s veteran outfit New Power Generation began in earnest. Gimme Noise caught the group on dinner break, and they had to hurry back in to practice some more right after the interview. FULL ARTICLE
Check out some of the new NPG music below: