[UPDATE: 4/11/11 — Here are more details on how to get tickets for Prince's LA residency:]

Will the internet crash tomorrow morning?

We just received a press release announcing the first three dates up for grabs of Prince's “21 Nite Stand” in L.A.:

In an effort to make the show affordable for all of his fans, Prince has declared that roughly 85% of all tickets will be available at $25, inclusive of all service fees. Prince has taken a different approach with his concerts, announcing shows a matter of days before they happen, but the fans have come out in full force and shown their support. The first 2 Madison Square Garden shows sold out in 30 minutes and over 45,000 tickets were sold in the first 3 days for the string of Oakland shows.

Here are the dates going on sale in the morning at Livenation.com:

Thursday, April 14th The Forum – Los Angeles On Sale: 4/12 at 10am

Thursday, April 21st The Forum – Los Angeles On Sale: 4/12 at 10am

Friday, April 22nd The Forum – Los Angeles On Sale: 4/12 at 10am

[Originally published Friday, April 8.]

One of the most common questions we get when people learn we're in the music racket is definitely this one:

“When is Prince playing LA? When is Prince playing LA? WHEN IS PRINCE PLAYING LA?”

After a recent string of much publicized (and much revered) East Coast gigs, the questioning became more insistent, so it is with pleasure that we can confirm that:

Prince will be playing an upcoming 21-night run at the L.A. Forum in Inglewood!

Here's what we know:

From the Downtown Lobby website:

Just in case you missed the big news last night, the mighty purple one himself called into George Lopez's late night talk show to announce that he will be in Los Angeles for not only 1 show, but a 21 night run at the L.A. Forum in Inglewood. Starting as early as next week, Prince will start off by making a special appearance on the Lopez Tonight late night talk show on April 13th, and then start his residency at the L.A. Forum the very next day on Thursday, April 14th. No actual ticket information has been released on any of these shows, but if you won't take my word for it take a look at the actual announcement from last nights show below. We will keep our eyes peeled for any information on the legendary Prince at the Los Angeles Forum. This is a amazing announcement and will be the biggest ticket in town for sure. The other great part, you don't have to wait 6 months until the show, only a single week! Purple rain… PURPLE RAIN!

UPDATE: Tickets for Lopez Tonight on April 13th are available here. Up to 2 can be reserved but do not guarantee entrance.

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