See Maya Rudolph’s Prince Cover Band at the Paradise
Former Saturday Night Live star Maya Rudolph is hitting the road this fall on a concert tour, according to the Globe. But instead of rejoining the Rentals, the band started by former Weezer bassist Matt Sharp for which she once played keyboards (you can see a closeup on a very baby-faced Rudolph about two minutes in), she’ll be touring with her Prince cover band, Princess. Yes, Maya Rudolph was in a rock band before SNL. What have you done lately?
Rudolph, who has lately been hosting variety show Maya & Marty with Martin Short, will be hitting the Paradise on September 21. She’s joined in the band by Gretchen Lieberum, an LA-based singer/songwriter who Rudolph has apparently been performing with since college (according to Ticketmaster, anyway). While her rock star career may have taken a backseat to her wildly successful comedy career, Rudolph pretty regularly finds the time to perform, whether it’s covering the Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes song “Home” with comedian Paul F. Thompkins, singing “Call Your Girlfriend” with Emma Stone and using empty butter tubs for percussion, or beautifully butchering the national anthem during her SNL days.
Tickets are $25 and go on sale tomorrow at noon, so act fast! The combination of celebrity + beloved recently deceased musical figure is likely to make the tickets go quick.