Prince will headline the Ogden Theatre in Denver — four shows

We knew, from the news earlier this week, that Prince was announcing a series of small club shows across the country.

What we didn’t know earlier this week was that Prince would later announce four shows at Denver’s comparatively tiny 1,700-capacity Ogden Theatre.

Yeah, that just happened.


Prince will headline shows at the Ogden Theatre on May 12-13. He’ll play two shows per night, at 8 and 11:30 p.m. According to the release, the pop legend will be playing with his all-ladies band, 3rdEyeGirl.

The Denver dates are the final stop on a nine-city tour, which starts at Vancouver’s Vogue Theatre on April 15-16.

The shows follow Prince’s recent appearance at the South by Southwest Music Festival last weekend – an intimate show that had him playing for more than three hours.

Will he play three-hour shows on this tour? Possibly. It looks like there’s time, if he starts promptly at 8 p.m., finishes at 11 and pushes the first crowd out the door to make room for the second audience.

But note: There is one hitch: Tickets are on sale right now via, and they’re $250 apiece. Some will surely complain about the high ticket price, but Prince hasn’t played a Colorado venue smaller than 18,000 capacity in many of our lifetimes, so others will consider it totally worth it.

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Ricardo Baca is the founder and executive editor of Reverb, the co-founder of The UMS and an award-winning critic and editor at The Denver Post.