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Prince's Much-Hyped Dakota 'Soundchecks' Already Sold Out

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- Even if you've seen Prince, you've likely never seen him like this.

On Tuesday morning, Prince announced he'll do "open rehearsals" at the Dakota Jazz Club in downtown Minneapolis as part of prepping for an upcoming tour.

That means fans get to see him basically practicing with a concert feel. Tickets are already sold out.

Wednesday night's show is called "Soundcheck," Thursday night's is "Jam" and Friday is listed as a "Surprise."

The owner of the Dakota said it's the biggest headliner to ever play at the club.

For the price of $80, Jake Nyberg gets a seat on Wednesday night.

"If you know a thing about music, or even if you don't, he's a bucket list musician for everybody," Nyberg said.

Dakota Jazz Club owner Lowell Pickett says Prince will be trying out his newest drummer.

"We were same the year in high school," said Dakota Jazz Club technical director Craig Ecklund. "He was a Central guy, I was a Washburn guy. We knew there was this killer guitar player out of Central High School."

Picket says Prince wanted to play at the Dakota because it's a place he's frequented in the past himself.

Interested in finding a ticket even though they're sold out? Craigslist has them going anywhere from $400 to $1,000.

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