Autism Rocks, the charitywho brought Prince to Dubai in 2015 – still one of the most talked about gigs in the UAE to date – is honouring the musical genius by hosting a tribute show, starring Morris Day and The Time, at The Hard Rock Café on May 25th. The gig will also be part of Autism Rocks ongoing efforts to raise awareness and funds about the condition.
With his dynamic dancing and smooth yet gutsy, vocals, Morris Day played an essential role in the development of the Twin City dance/club sound of the 1980s. A founding member of Prince‘s band, the Time, in 1981, he remained with the group until 1984 when he launched his solo career. Returning for the first time in 1988, he performed and recorded with the Time from 1990 until 1991 and since 1995.
Day’s involvement with Prince traces back to 1980 when his composition “Partyup,” originally recorded when he was a member of the Enterprise, was covered on Prince‘s Dirty Mind album. Releasing his debut solo album, Color of Success, in 1985, Day reached his apex with his second solo album, Daydreaming, two years later. Produced by ex-Time members Terry Lewis and Jimmy Jam, the album included the chart-topping R&B tune “Fishnet.”
The gig will be free of admission for all fans wanting to attend a truly special evening to honor and remember one of the greatest musical talents of all time. DJ Rodge will be on the decks later in the evening, so this is one night you won’t want to miss.
Sanja Shah, founder of Autism Rocks said: “ We will always be grateful for all the support Prince has shown to the charity and the incredible shows he dedicated to Autism Rocks.
“Autism is the fastest growing developmental disorder in the world and following this survey we know it is affecting more young people than previously thought. It is our wish that people have a better understanding of the condition and that sufferers are fully supported and able reach their true potential.”