DeKALB – The Egyptian Theatre will welcome “This Is Prince,” a tribute show performed by Dean Ford and The Beautiful Ones, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2.
Dressed to the nines, Ford and company will perform all the hits everyone knows and loves, including the “Purple Rain” album in its entirety. Ford is said to have the look, the moves and the sounds down.
It started in 2011, when Ford and his musician friends put on their first of many sold-out tributes to Prince in Portland, Maine. The show, titled “Purple Brainz” is now performed annually at the Port City Music Hall. Past shows have featured Prince and The Revolution keyboardist Matt “Doctor” Fink. Lately, Ford has been sticking with a rotation of his core band, The Beautiful Ones.
Tickets start at $25; a $5 discount is offered for students and seniors age 65 and older. Tickets can be bought at the Egyptian Theatre during box office hours (3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday), online at www.egyptiantheatre.org or by calling the box office at 815-758-1225.
The Egyptian Theatre, at 135 N. Second St. in downtown DeKalb, is owned and operated by Preservation of Egyptian Theatre Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.