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Alabama Shakes will follow up Hall’s Island show with intimate gig at Paisley Park

Brittany Howard performing on Saturday Night Live in March (Screen shot)

Was it the earrings, Brittany?

Alabama Shakes have landed on Prince’s radar in a big way. Just two months after rocking a pair of tiny Prince faces on her earlobes while performing on Saturday Night Live, Brittany Howard and her blues-rocking band have been invited to perform at Prince’s Paisley Park wonderland in Chanhassen.

The Shakes will play Paisley Park on Monday night, capping off a huge weekend in the Twin Cities that saw them breaking in a new venue on the Minneapolis waterfront at Hall’s Island and performing in front of 8,500 fans with Father John Misty.

Doors for the Paisley show will open at 7:30 p.m. on Monday night, with music expected to start promptly at 9:00. It’s being billed as an Alabama Shakes show, but like other recent events at the venue, there’s the chance that the night could evolve into a jam session with Prince’s band, 3RDEYEGIRL, and the man himself.

Tickets are $35 and available at Paisley Park Day of the Show, starting at 7:30 p.m. Stay tuned to The Current for a chance to get on the list, or enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets online.

Watch Alabama Shakes’ recent performance on SNL, complete with Prince earrings: