MINNEAPOLIS - The one thing you predict about Prince is that he will be unpredictable.
It should be no surprise that the Minnesota native has apparently booked the Dakota Jazz Club for a series of at least six shows this week, beginning Wednesday night.
On its blog, The Current announced that on Wednesday, January 16, Prince will conduct two "Soundcheck" shows, which Dr. Funkenberry reports will include a new drummer audition and improvisational music. Tickets for the 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. shows are $70 each.
The next night, Thursday, January 17, The Current says Prince will lead a "Jam." Tickets for those 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. shows range from $100-$150.
And on Friday, January 18, Prince's shows are simply billed as "Surprise." Those 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. shows run $250 each.
KARE 11 tried to access the Dakota website to check on tickets andreceived a message that the system was busy. Some sources said tickets were going on sale at 11 a.m. Tuesday but later came word that they wouldn't be available until 6 p.m. Tuesday. That time is uncertain as well.
A spokesperson for the Dakota reportedly told Gimme Noise that the kitchen at the club will be closed, and no cell phones will be allowed inside so showgoers can't take photos or shoot video.
The Current also says Prince rented the Dakota rather thanhold the showsat his own Paisley Park because that space was already rented out by the band fun. fun. will be launching their latest tour next Wednesday at Roy Wilkins, and will be using Paisley Park as their own private rehearsal space.