Thursday, May 17, 2012
While fathers with daughters, mothers with teenagers, old men, chiko-roll eating folk and those with a grand music palette entered the realms of Burswood Dome, Brooklyn based indie gent Devonte Hynes was genre-fucking the gathering masses with his Blood Orange project.
It's very rare when a tour hits Australia with as much hype surrounding it as Prince's current east coast tour. Sure, Radiohead and Coldplay are coming later in the year, but are they going to rounding up whoever's in town to jam with them on stage at early morning club shows demanding that everyone parties until the sun comes up? You can be sure that they won't.
Seemingly on a whim, the man known to his mother as Prince Rogers Nelson booked his third ever Australian tour, and first in nine years, and he kicked it off less than a month after tickets went on sale, at the mighty Allphones Arena at Olympic Park in Sydney. With fans flying in from all over the country, the Purple One did not in any whatsoever disappoint.