Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe To Play Prince On Halloween

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Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe has announced a two show run for Halloween in which the band will perform Prince’s classic album Dirty Mind in its entirety. Con Brio’s vocalist Ziek McCarter will front KDTU’s theme shows on October 30 and 31.

Karl D. and crew will debut Dirty Mind at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, New York on Friday, October 30. The group’s second Dirty Mind performance is slated for Halloween at Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday, October 31. Tickets to Halloween are currently on sale here, while Bearsville Theater tickets go on sale Friday, September 18.

Denson discussed past Tiny Universe theme shows during his The Art Of The Sit-In JamBase interview. Here’s what he had to say to Chad Berndtson:

JAMBASE: One thing fans bring up a lot is the Tiny Universe theme shows. You’ve done the Beastie Boys, Run DMC, Ray Charles, The Rolling Stones. It seems like there are fans that love these and some that are wishing you guys were more regularly doing the straight Tiny Universe stuff. What’s your response to that?

Karl Denson: From experience, I think those fans are in the minority. There’s plenty of opportunity to see us do our straight Tiny Universe thing. For most of our fans — particularly the regulars I hang out with when I go from city to city — they get super excited about these little random things we do. I think I’m often less excited than they are. I do get a little antsy, especially now when I’ve been trying to write for the better part of the last year. If we do 150 shows a year, and 40 of them have to be some kind of special thing, that does take away from new material. So I get a little antsy. But for a band like us, it’s kind of a necessary evil.

McCarter and KDTU teamed up recently at Outside Lands for the band’s special Sexual Chocolate performance. Watch clips from the Sexual Chocolate set thanks to KrystalO:

“To Be Loved”

“Coming To America”

“Greatest Love Of All”

“Soul Glo”