Morris Day and the Time

Monday, Jan. 15, 2018

Press Release
Monday, Jan. 15, 2018

For Immediate Release
Contact: Treena Parvello, 520-342-2905
Matt Smith, 520-321-1111


TUCSON, Ariz. – Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment welcomes Morris Day and The Time to the Diamond Center on Saturday, March 3, 2018. Tickets go on sale Saturday, Jan. 20 at 10 a.m. and will be available through Star Tickets and at Desert Diamond Casino’s Rewards Center. Tickets start at $15. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.

Born in Minneapolis, Morris Day had a flair for fashion from an early age. Inspired by photographs of his grandpa in zoot suits, a true fashionista was formed. Morris Day went to school with Prince Rogers Nelson and sang in Prince’s first band, Grand Central. Prince grew as an artist and so did the opportunity around him. The Time was originally created as Prince’s alter ego to be seen as the cool, streetwise 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 and 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 that included “Get It Up,” “Cool,” and “Girl.” Soon after the world was introduced to the prolific Minneapolis music marvel, the group went on to record the album “What Time Is It?” featuring the hit singles “777-9311,” “Wild and Loose,” “Walk,” and “Gigolos Get Lonely Too,” and the album “Ice Cream Castle,” with one of their most well-known hits, “Jungle Love.” After three albums, Morris Day launched his solo career. Today, combined sales of his solo work and The Time is more than 10 million units.

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