Prince’s L.A. Shows Cost Way More Than Two-Thousand-Zero-Zero Dollars

Brian Raftery | June 20, 2007 9:30 am

The Los Angeles Times‘ Buzz Bands blog has details on Prince’s upcoming residency at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, which we will not be attending, for reasons that are about to become obvious:

As expected, Prince’s shows will not be a cheap ticket. VIP packages (for two), limited to a total of 65, will cost $3,121, with 70 standing-room only tickets going for $312.10. (Yes, numerals in the pricetags add up to 7; the guy has a fondness for that number.)

The show promises to be intimate. The evenings kick off with a 7:30 p.m. dinner in the hotel’s Dakota restaurant, presented by Prince’s personal chef Lena Morgan. After dinner, guests will go to the Blossom Room for a DJ set followed by a two-hour Prince performance. And at about 1 a.m., Prince will preside over a “free-form jazz jam.” Expect cameos by special guests — the likes of Elton John, Will.I.Am, Herbie Hancock and Kelis have sat in with Prince before.

For those of you who can’t afford tickets, we suggest you stand outside of the Del Taco on W. Century Blvd and Club Drive and ask the guy loitering outside to sing “Kiss.” It’s pretty much the same effect, and we bet Kelis will show up there, too.

Meanwhile, we’ve found a bunch of fake copies of Prince’s new album on the Internet–anyone seen the real deal? If so, drop us a line at

Exclusive: Prince performances to start this week at Roosevelt Hotel [Buzz Bands]

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