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Prince to play 3 afterparty shows at Chicago House of Blues

Prince is coming town House Blues has just announced three official ‘Purple’ afterparty concerts by legendary musician Monday Tuesday Wednesday.

Prince is coming to town and the House of Blues has just announced three official ‘Purple’ afterparty concerts by the legendary musician Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Updated: September 21, 2012 12:02PM



Prince is coming to town and the House of Blues has just announced three official ‘Purple’ afterparty concerts by the legendary musician Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Early Friday morning the Internet lit up with rumors of a “secret” Prince show at the House of Blues on Sunday. The artist formerly known as The Artist Formerly Known As Prince was thought to make a possible appearance at his protegee Andy Allo’s scheduled Sunday night concert.

But the reality was even better than the rumor, according to Julie Mestling of Live Nation, the concert promoter.

Prince will be playing “The Official Purple After Jam” at the intimate downtown venue on the three consecutive nights, the same nights he plays 8 p.m. concerts at the United Center. The afterparty shows begin at 11:59 p.m., with doors opening at 10 p.m.

Tickets go on sale at noon Friday.

The House of Blues tickets, expected to sell out quickly, begin at $75 for advance tickets and $150 for VIP seats. General admission tickets on the day of the concerts will be $100.

A three-day pass will cost you the price of two days, $150.

Tickets can be purchased at the House of Blues box office; through its website, www.houseofblues.com; or at Ticketmaster, www.ticketmaster.com.

The singer’s “Welcome 2 America” tour hits the United Center Sept. 24 to support Van Jones’ organization Rebuild the Dream, which has as its mission to mobilize everyday people to come together to build strong communities, and to fix the U.S. economy from the ground up.

Prince is known for late shows, so concertgoers can tipple until 4 a.m.

The singer recently surprised fans with a similar three-show residency at the House of Blues in Los Angeles.



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