They’d better polish up those mirrors out at Paisley Park: Prince’s childhood pal Morris Day and his remade lineup of the Time will perform at the Chanhassen party warehouse on Friday night, just a week after the Paisley host held his “gala” weekend bash there with a solo piano set and Larry Graham concert.
Prince himself isn’t advertised to perform Friday, but his main protégé and frequent Paisley player of late Judith Hill is also on the bill. Tickets will be $50 general-admission or $150 VIP and go on sale at 9 p.m. tonight (Tuesday) via PaisleyParkAfterDark.com.
Best-known as Prince’s nemesis on screen in “Purple Rain” -- from which the Time landed the Prince-produced and co-written hits “Jungle Love” and “The Bird” -- Day has been steadily touring in recent years with a Time lineup that includes original drummer Jellybean Johnson and keyboardist Monte Moir. He still occasionally hook ups with his Purple Pal, including a 2004 gig at Xcel Energy Center when the Time opened for the little big man, a 2006 appearance by Prince at a Time gig in Las Vegas, and a 2009 appearance by Day in Prince's headlining set at New Orleans’ Essence Festival.
Day and the new Time's last performance in town was an opening party for the Hard Rock Café at the Mall of American in October 2014.
One of the backup singers spotlighted in the hit documentary “20 Feet From Stardom,” Hill recorded her latest album with Prince and has performed with him several times at Paisley Park, including a memorable show last April. The flyer for the concert says she will be performing with pioneering funk guitarist Tony Maiden, who played with Chaka Khan in Rufus in the '70s.