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Expect Dallas Prince Concert To Set You Back Some Benjamins

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Prince announces a concert tour at a press conference.  (credit: Claire Greenway/Getty Images)

Prince announces a concert tour at a press conference. (credit: Claire Greenway/Getty Images)

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Super Bowl is headed to North Texas and one show is being called the hottest ticket in town, and the most expensive.

During “theEvent” Prince will hold two concerts, two days before the Super Bowl.

That’s the ‘hot’ part – now to the ‘expensive’.

If you have plans to attend the show, tickets for a table seating 10 will cost you $25,000. Yes, please don’t refresh the page – 25K! If your retirement portfolio just won’t let you splurge to that extent, perhaps the ‘middle-of-the-road’ package, consisting of a table for six at a cost of $12,000, is for you.

It’s not as if Prince falls beneath America’s poverty line, so there is a reason for the elevated costs. Part of the proceeds from both concerts is going to charity.

Kenny Goss started the Goss Michael Foundation with his partner, George Michael and the organization will be one of the recipients of some of that cash.

Goss talked with KRLD NewsRadio 1080 about how the foundation became a part of “theEvent” project. “They actually approached us,” he explained. “I think it was Prince’s idea, he wanted to do a charitable event here. And I think probably the relationship that he had with George – I don’t know if they really have a relationship – but I think it kinda added a little bit of extra push there and he liked the whole idea of our educational programs and scholarships that we do at the foundation.”

The concerts will be held in a large tent erected on the property where Reunion Arena used to be. The idea of having “theEvent’ in such an untraditional venue is one Goss likes. “It was Prince’s idea and the promoters, so it’s also a great way to create your own environment.”

In these tough economic times Goss says his foundation has a very clear picture of how to use the money donated. “Our charitable benefit from the Prince concert goes back into our educational programs,” he explained, “so we plan to expand it to college, and possibly a couple more scholarships. So, that’s exciting.”

If you’re able to scrape up the funds and make it to the concert Prince had added Dallas’ own Erykah Badu and other performers to the ticket.

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