“…Hey Jesse, now now, Jerome. Yes (Oh-Wee-Oh-Wee-Oh)…” Fans of that lyric will be excited to know that in a recent press release it was announced that Morris Day & The Time will play the Celebrity Theatre Nov. 22.
Tickets are on sale now at the Celebrity Theatre box office, online at www.celebritytheatre.com or charge by phone at 602-267-1600 ext. 1.
Tickets are priced at: General Admission: $15 and Reserved seating at $20 and $35
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with show time at 8:30 p.m.
Are you ready to dance Phoenix? Because Pimpadelic funk master Morris Day will do what he does best at this Friday night show: generate infectious music that makes people get up and move! Backed by the Time’s rock-influenced funk jams, this will be a do-not-miss show!
In 1983 when Prince’s Purple Rain movie helped propel Morris Day & The Time to the forefront, the mainstream had just discovered this funky band. But the Minneapolis man named Morris and his band the Time had already scored such hits as “Get It Up” and “Cool” from their 1981 album debut The Time; "777-9311" and "Walk" from their second LP What Time Is It. But it was 1984 when they broke large with “The Bird” and their best known smash to date “Jungle Love” from their third LP Ice Cream Castle; and then a hit off 1990’s “Jerk Out” from their fourth LP Pandemonium.
Condensation, released in October 2011, marked the group’s 30th Anniversary. Day released three solo albums as well: The Color of Success, Daydreaming and Guaranteed.
Born in Minneapolis, Day had a flair for fashion. Inspired by photographs of his grandpa in zoot suits, a true fashionista was formed. Day went to school with Prince Rogers Nelson and sang in Prince's first band Grand Central. Prince grew as an artist and so did the opportunities around him. The Time was originally created as Prince's alter-ego to be seen as the cool, street-wise funk band contrasting Prince's more soulful R&B sound. After looking at several lead vocalists, Prince wanted someone with mad talent so he cast his high school friend-- the funky, the fabulous Morris Day. Soon after, Morris Day and the Time were cast in Purple Rain which captured the exploding Minneapolis music scene at its peak. From there, it’s been nothing but non-stop, over-the-top classic uptown soul hits.
If you want to see an amazing live show and dance your butt off, then get your tickets now. You will not be disappointed – besides, no one should miss the chance to do “the bird” en masse!
The Celebrity Theatre is located four blocks south of the Loop 202, at 440 N. 32nd St.