Iconic artist Prince performed three consecutive house packed shows for fans over the past weekend (December 27-29) at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut. Prince, backed by members of both New Power Generation and his new rock group 3RDEYEGIRL, ended 2013 with a bang that is still echoing through media and fan responses. 2014 is anticipated to be a big year for Prince, with a new album from 3RDEYEGIRL tentatively titled “Plectrum Electrum,” releasing in the early part of the year.
Grammy nominated multi-talented artist Janelle Monae, who opened for Prince on Sunday, tweeted out post show, “Prince is Still THE greatest all around. RE inspired all over again. Wow. Amazing.”
Says Rolling Stone of Saturday night’s performance “In presenting the latest manifestations of both his funk and rock sides, Prince demonstrated that he is as much a virtuoso bandleader as he is a guitarist…as this performance reminded us…all that Prince needs to do to take over the world again is to decide that he wants to.”
Says Entertainment Weekly, “The fact that he (Prince) was totally compelling in those moments is a testament both to his incredible songs and to his singular charisma.”
Spin Magazine says of his live performance of “Something In The Water” http://youtu.be/ixeNAGaWXKc, “You can witness theMinneapolis man in all of his blazing glory as he destroys his flame broiled guitar…”
Boston Globe adds, “Prince often looked (and sounded) a lot like Jimi Hendrix as he led his powerhouse band thorough a dizzying set list. His horn section added blasts of brass, and his core band, an all female trio named 3RDEYEGIRL cut a monstrous presence…”
Check out live performance clips from Sunday here:
Something In The Water (guitar solo)