Last night was the opening bash for Prince’s new Las Vegas nightclub, 3121; our invites were lost in the mail–we have a lot of “2″s and “U”s in our address, which always throws him off–but it sounds as though the funk purpetrator is now taking artistic direction from Fred Armisen:
“I like Las Vegas,” said a peach-suited Prince, during a sneak peek three song set featuring his signature wailing guitar solos and the 1984 hit “Purple Rain” that made him a superstar…
A rare giver of interviews, he appointed his Australian twin backup singer-dancers, known as The Twinz, as his official spokespersons on Wednesday. “He wants to bring raw, live music back to Las Vegas. He wants a more positive vibe,” Maya Mcclean, one of The Twinz, told reporters.
Elsewhere in the story: Prince hasn’t determined how long he’ll appear in the club; the restaurant next door, 3121 Jazz Cuisine, is being overseen by his personal chef; and because his preview show last night consisted of a mere three songs, it clocked in at just under four hours. But as much as we love the guy (and we really, really want to see this show), we’re starting to wonder if he’s getting a little looney-tunes, even for Prince: The Twinz? Is he for real? At this point, it’s only a matter of time until he starts communicating via a series of carrier pigeons. Very, very sexy carrier pigeons.
Prince launches purple Vegas reign [Reuters]