Note: Now Playing at the Westgate Las Vegas
Purple Reign is playing inside the Night Owl Showroom at Hooters Casino Hotel. Jason Tenner,
who plays Prince does a great job in his role. The music and sound of the band are great, and
they put on a
terrific show. You
really have to be a Prince fan to truly enjoy the show. There are a lot of "inside" things
that left me a bit
baffled at times...when these things were explained to me later, it all made sense, but to
really get the
experience, brush up on your Prince trivia.
This energetic show had the audience going crazy when they heard songs like "Purple Rain" and
Cry". The audience was leaving feeling like they have taken the plunge into Lake Minnetonka as
this show pays
tribute to groundbreaking artist Prince and his performance in the movie "Purple Rain". This
year marks the
26th anniversary of this classic 80's movie. You can expect to see the likeness of "The Kid"
along with Morris
Day and The Time during this 90 minute show.
This band first started playing in small college clubs at the University of Nevada in Las
Vegas. They quickly
developed a large following local following. Since those humble beginnings, Purple Reign has
international acclaim and is known as the world's number one Prince Tribute show. On November
17, 2008, the
group became the first ever tribute/impersonator act to appear as the musical guest on "The
Late Show with
David Letterman". This show was later chosen by CBS and The Late Show to ring in the New Year
January 1st, 2009; making it the first musical performance of 2009 on Letterman. Purple Reign
has been crowned
"Best Tribute Act of 2009" by the 28th annual Las Vegas Review Journal Poll; winning 2 awards
by both the staff
and readers. Purple Reign has received accolades from the likes of Paul Shaffer and the CBS
orchestra who said
that they were "UNBELIEVABLE! FABULOUS!". Alicia Jacobs, former Miss USA and Las Vegas NBC
reporter, hails Purple Reign as "the best tribute band in Las Vegas".
All of the band members were great, and I especially liked the dancer. This is a complete show
quickly from one thing to the next.
As I said previously, it helps to be a Prince fan.