Friday, March 11, 2011

This came as a surprising and seemingly short-notice announcement today. Prince is bringing his "Welcome 2 America" tour to Charlotte to Time Warner Cable Arena on Thursday, March 24. Tickets go on sale Monday at 10 a.m. at and This is being reported on several media outlets' websites today and the news is so fresh it isn't event posted yet on the ticket or arena websites.

Charlotte is one of six North and South Carolina cities Prince is playing over a nine-day stretch: Colonial Life Arena in Columbia on March 21; RBC Center in Raleigh on March 23; Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte on March 24; Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro on March 26; Bi-Lo Center in Greenville, S.C. on March 28; and North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston on March 30.

Prince is known for selling out large arenas across the country. I hope Charlotte comes out to support this legendary concert, especially since these shows typically skip over us. But at the same time, if it's not a sellout, it should be blamed on the short notice given on the announcement. Heck, Usher is bringing his concert to Time Warner Cable Arena on April 30 and that was announced in February, two and a half months in advance. I also wonder if the promoters are taking too much of a risk by scheduling that many concerts in cities so close together. Typically, people from Charlotte, Columbia, and Greenville will drive to each others' cities for big concerts like this. But if any artist can pull it off, it's Mr. Purple Rain.


  1. Wow. Any idea of price points? Paul McCartney category or something lower?

  2. Time Warner Cable Arena's website now has the details listed. Tickets will be $20, $49, $79, $119, $199 when they go on sale Monday.

  3. Buyer beware!! Prince just screwed us in North Charleston, SC! Changed our seating arrangements to get more $$. Basically, those of us who paid $199.00 for the front floor seats, just got sold out and pushed to the back because they realized they could get $250.00 for those seats!!


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