The legendary, pimpadelic funkmaster
Thursday-Friday, Aug 7-8 - open dance floor
Thursday, Aug 7
8pm $35 standing, $45 seated
10pm $30 standing, $40 seated
Friday, Aug 8
8pm & 10pm $35 standing, $45 seated
It's time for the artist who first posed that infamous question to do what he does best... generate infectious music and riveting performances that inspire the audience to get up and move! The legendary, pimpadelic funkmaster, Morris Day, best known as the break out star of rock movie sensation Purple Rain, is returning to Yoshi's SF for two nights of FUNK.
Morris Day returns as the freakalicious frontman for one of the all-time greatest party bands and reunites with The Time's original bandmates, valet/vocalist Jerome Benton, Drummer Jellybean Johnson and keyboard artist Monte Moir to present past favorites such as "Jungle Love," "Get it Up," and "The Bird," as well as four new tracks including "My Ride," "Ain't a Damn Thing Changed," and "Two Drink Minimum."
The Time was originally created as Prince's alter-ego to be seen as the cool, street-wise funk band contrasting Prince's more soulful R&B sound. After looking at several lead vocalists, Prince wanted someone with mad talent so he cast his high school friend-- the funky, the fabulous Morris Day. Soon after, Morris Day and the Time were cast in Purple Rain which captured the exploding Minneapolis music scene at its peak. Morris Day burst onto the public scene with the group's self-titled album, The Time, which included "Get It Up," "Cool," and "Girl." Soon after the world was introduced the prolific Minneapolis music marvel, the group went on to record three more albums, including What Time Is It? (featuring the hits "777-9311," "Wild and Loose," "Walk," and "Gigolos Get Lonely Too") and Ice Cream Castle, (which included the hit "Jungle Love").