There’s another party at Paisley Park on Tuesday night, and you’re all invited. Well, sort of.
Prince will mark Tuesday’s release of his dueling new albums by hosting a listening party online via Yahoo from his Chanhassen compound that night. Set to begin at 9:30 p.m. Central Time, the live stream will offer a behind-the-scenes look at Paisley Park along with an introduction to both of his new records, “Art Official Age” and “Plectrum Electrum,” the former a solo effort with producer Joshua Welton and the latter a collaboration with his band 3rdEyeGirl.
The party will stream via Yahoo’s new Live Nation Channel (www.yahoo.com/live) and its Yahoo Screen app, which offer one live concert from somewhere around the globe per day. It doesn’t sound like Prince will actually perform live via Tuesday’s stream, though.
Each part of his new deal with his old label Warner Bros. Records and available for pre-order, the new albums officially drop Tuesday and have been touted for several months via a string of released tracks, including the most recent single “Funknroll.” Longtime Prince chronicler Jon Bream reviews both records in Tuesday’s Star Tribune. The Associated Press just posted a new interview with the Purple Yoda on the new material, which you can read here.