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Prince to play two Atlanta shows next week

Prince_Atlanta April 7thBY YVONNE ZUSEL

Ready to party like it’s 1999? You’d better be — Prince is coming to the Fox Theatre next week to play two shows.

The Purple One will perform at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. April 7 as part of his “The Piano and the Microphone Tour.”

The repertoire will be culled from Prince’s 39-album catalog and each performance will have a unique set-list. He’ll play hits, B-sides and new material.

Every ticket purchased includes a CD copy of his new album “HITNRUN.”

The tour started Jan. 21 and has traveled to Sydney, Australia and Oakland, Calif., amongst other cities. In addition to classics from albums including “1999,” “Purple Rain” and “Sign o’ the Times,” set lists have also featured covers by Joni Mitchell, Paul Robeson and Ray Charles; songs Prince has written for other acts including The Time, Sheila E. and Vanity 6; and even a Thelonious Monk-style version of the theme to Batman.

Tickets range from $100-$350 and go on sale Wednesday, March 30 at noon. They may be purchased by calling 855-285-8499 or online at foxtheatre.org. The Fox Theatre box office will be open at noon for in-person sales.

Customers are limited to two tickets per person, per show. Tickets may be picked up from the Fox Theatre box office on the day of the show. Pickup for the 7 p.m. show will begin at 10 a.m., and pickup for the 10 p.m. show will begin at 1 p.m.

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