The L.A. Times‘ Buzz Blog is reporting that Prince will play a seven-weekend residency at Los Angeles’ Roosevelt Hotel, beginning some time next month. And if you were expecting Prince to casually plug his glyph-shaped guitar into a socket just fiddle around for a bit, well, you’d be wrong:
What the plans call for: On seven Friday nights starting June 15, the Roosevelt will close off its lobby at 9 p.m. Then, at 11:30 in the Blossom Room in front of 250 seated guests and an undetermined number of standing-room-only patrons, Prince (joined each week by special guests) will give a two-hour performance. At 2 a.m., Prince’s private chef will take over the kitchen of the Roosevelt’s Dakota restaurant, which will morph into an after-hours dinner club. As part of a jazz ensemble, Prince will entertain diners until 4 a.m.
We’re not too good at math, but we think that comes to about 11 hours of music a night, plus a complimentary side dish of vegan prawns. Let’s hope things go smoothly: If one of the Roosevelt’s VIP guests (Lindsay Lohan, Nicole Richie, Karl Malden, etc.) shows up and display too much skin, they might wind up sending the guy into a religious self-seclusion for the next five years.
Exclusive: Seven weeks of Prince in Hollywood? [Buzz Bands]