Finally, an Announcement Worthy of the Super Bowl: Prince to Play on Old Reunion Arena Site

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Two months back we revisited that magical New Year's Eve in 1984 when Prince played Reunion Arena, a high number in my all-time concert-going Top 10. And, sure, there's no more Reunion, but there's still a Prince Rogers Nelson, and per the announcement that landed in the Unfair Park in-box mere moments ago, he's got a date to play something called "theEvent Tent Complex" on the former arena site at 8 p.m. February 4 -- yet another addition to the ever-growing roster of Super Bowl shindigs.

But ... but ... what is theEvent, you ask? Release the release!
theEvent, is an all-inclusive evening of music and culture with an intimate performance with legendary songwriter, musician, producer, actor and performer - the one and only Prince ... This all-inclusive soiree boasts music, art, food, spirits and more. Along with the rare performance by Prince, entertainment will include music from The Goss-Michael Foundation scholarship winners, guest DJ's, a silent auction, as well as additional special guests to be announced. theEvent will be held in Downtown Dallas at the site formerly known as Reunion Arena on Reunion Boulevard in an exclusive custom designed climate-controlled performance tent.
Once again, this thing ain't cheap: Tickets start -- start! -- at $1,500, which gets you under the tent and to the bar; after that it's $12,000 for a "VIP Nest" six-pack (which includes "admission, reserved lounge style seating for six, dedicated server for drinks and food" and $25,000 for a "Head Table for Ten" (which comes with "plush stage side seating for 10 and dedicated server for food and bottle service"). But the money's going somewhere: Kenny Goss and George Michael's Foundation -- specifically, the scholarships doled out to local high-school students pursuing a visual-arts education in college.

So, lessee ... Prince is coming to town for the Super Bowl; so too Duran Duran and the Village People. Can Dexy's Midnight Runner's or Adam and the Ants be far behind? Or ... Wham!?

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11 comments
Tigristeph
Tigristeph

WHAT?! OMG here I am the Biggest Prince fan in Dallas and I have been gripeing about Prince performing here again... and I cant even afford one damned ticket!!!! uuugh! Prince why oh why must you elude me! guess I will have to keep driving by or hand outside the Belo building and pray to hear a guitar riff from afar!

Ben7
Ben7

$1,500 what recession???

Jessanym
Jessanym

Oh wow!!! If rumor is true, that would be amazing!! Expensive tickets though, but still grat to see another US TV coverage on Princey :D

guest
guest

I'd go see Dexy's Midnight Runners! Their first album, in particular, is great!

JC
JC

Price played Reunion in 1984? Must have been during his pre-council days :)

knottygirl
knottygirl

Ooh, let me check the sofa cushions for cash--that sounds like fun! I missed Prince back in 1984, but I did catch Duran Duran at Reunion Arena.

I would assume if it's a Goss-Michael Foundation fundraiser, half of Wham! is gonna be there anyway.

Oak Cliff Townie
Oak Cliff Townie

The old Reunion spot ? They did Back fill the site But I am not so sure they compacted it to have any structures Temporary or permanent built there .This should be fun to watch.

$25,000 for a Head Table for Ten (which comes with "plush stage side seating for 10 and dedicated server for food and bottle service")So will George be there ?

Montemalone
Montemalone

Head Table for Ten, that sounds like something for the Rose Room.

Lakewooder
Lakewooder

Sexy MF in homage to Favre, maybe?

Ross in Philly
Ross in Philly

Too funny! I just saw him in NYC, and I hope he comes to Philadelphia on this Welcome 2 America tour. He's a great performer! Shame the tix are so expensive!

Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

Heh. Indeed -- it was the very night before John Wiley Price was sworn in for his first term as a Dallas County Commissioner. So, perhaps? Anyhow. Typo fixed. Thanks.

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