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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Yep, So Prince is Playing Two Shows in Oakland Next Week

Posted By on Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 9:51 AM

Prince performing in New York late last year. - NICOLE ANKOWSKI
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  • Prince performing in New York late last year.
Minneapolis' master of funk, the frequently androgynous yet fiercely masculine, I'm-so-badass-my-name-used-be-a-symbol one and only, Prince, announced two shows in Oakland today. And when are they? Oh, only next week.

Yep, Prince is hauling his Welcome 2 America tour to the West Coast -- elated sigh -- and for two nights, nonetheless. This after a string of well-reviewed Madison Square Garden shows, one of which featured the Purple Royal himself kicking Kim Kardashian off the stage (video in that link) in a moment of pure altruism. Not sure what the Bay Area equivalent would be, but maybe we should all pat ourselves on the back that one doesn't immediately come to mind.

Seeing Prince himself -- especially with a setlist like this -- would do it for us just fine, thank you very much. Catch him at Oracle Arena Monday, Feb. 21, and Wednesday, Feb. 23; tickets go on sale this Friday at noon. 

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