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Is Prince playing a secret show in Toronto tonight?

It looks like your purple dreams may come true: rumours are flying this morning about a secret Prince show at Massey Hall going on tonight. Or... not.

Update 2:50pm: Live Nation has just tweeted that a Prince show is not happening at Massey Hall.






Our own writer Po Karim is still stoically in line, and tells us that when asked why they showed up to work today, security answered they were called early this morning due to the rumours circulating. The box office typically opens on the day of a show at noon and did not, so many in line are holding on to hope that wristbands will be distributed at 6pm for access to a show (or shows) later this week. Live Nation's tweet does say "tonight or tomorrow" after all. Who said that optimism is dead?

Hope is being propped up by this picture of Prince's gear on stage at Massey Hall, and by Karim's own sighting of "a woman unloading purple orchids" while walking on Shooter Street.


What follows below is our post from earlier this morning, when speculation was at fever pitch that Prince was taking the stage tonight:

An early morning tweet by his @3RDEYEGIRL band (which has since been deleted) read: "4th day of November, we need a purple high: OTNOROT CALLING..." For non Twin Peaks fans, OTNOROT is Toronto backwards. Global is reporting wristbands will be snaking onto arms at 8pm (watch out - we've also heard 6pm), but you know you'd better get in line like, now.

Massey Hall has told us they can't confirm the rumours of tonight's Prince appearance, but they'll be updating their website with information if it's true - sounds like a venue with a plan.

Prince and secret shows go hand in hand (here's a review of one in London) so we're guessing the hype is to be believed. Here are some snippets from Twitter, and fingers crossed the fake Prince from our Halloween costume round-up sees this.

Update: it gets better - based on multiple reports there looks to be a second show in the works as well.















Photo from the Prince Facebook page


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