Prince will headline the Ogden Theatre in Denver -- four shows - Reverb

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 axs.com, 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.

  • http://twitter.com/abindenver music_lover

    $250, yikes!

  • bdub

    Prince played at The Church in the late 90’s. Much smaller than 18,000. That show was $20 I believe.

    • http://www.denvereverb.com Ricardo Baca

      Did Prince play a legit show at the Church in the ’90s? For $20? If so, I don’t remember it. Even if he did, all of today’s 21- and 22-year-olds (and younger) wouldn’t have been alive for that …

      • shockadelica

        He did play at the Church. It wasn’t a regular show, it was more like an after party jam. The $20 was more of a cover charge. It was more hush, hush, not publicly announced, a roadie announced it at the end of Prince’s concert earlier that night that “the after party is at the Church”. Chaka Khan was there too, she even played drums for a bit. I was there, it was a magical night. He played mostly covers, not much of his own material, but he and the band were amazing!

  • D2

    $250 is absurd. I love Prince and would pay a lot to see him, but come on.

  • DenverDisco

    8pm show with the next show having 10:30 doors sounds like 2 hours sets each show.

  • Tommy

    I remember that Prince show at The Church…barely. It was LATE, and I was drunk. Started at like 2am and he played with his back to the crowd for most of it.

  • Sheco

    $250 is just too much .

  • http://twitter.com/Weelittlefishy Hyphenated American

    I’m not paying that. Adios, amigo.

  • vivian e.vigil

    I’d remember paying $18.99 for a ticket to see iron maiden at McNichols, but the price this concert is a RIPOFF! $375.00 forget you