Prince3 Prince continues to fortify his 21-night stand at the Forum with appearances at smaller venues around L.A., where his fans seemingly must be on alert lest the Purple One decides he’s going to play someplace like the Troubadour (he did), frustrating many of them when the tickets sell out faster than they can log onto to Ticketmaster with credit cards at the ready, often with less than a day’s notice.

This time tickets are going on sale for today at noon for three shows at an "intimate" venue tomorrow, May 25. This should drive many followers to distraction who couldn’t get into the Forum shows, and haven’t experienced the thrill of seeing Prince at a smaller club (I have). As the L.A. Times’ Jeff Weiss put it, "Prince is the sort of performer you cancel plans for; he’s the sort of performer you cancel wedding anniversaries for…"

The three performances on Wednesday, at a venue to be determined, are being labeled "Late Night Jam," "Jazz Cafe" and "Private Charity Event" — a testament to Prince’s versatility and a reflection of the breadth of styles he delivered at that Troubadour show May 11.

Those hoping to get their foot in the door must visit Ticketmaster.com or LiveNation.com. You might have better luck buying a lottery ticket…

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