PHOENIX, AZ – UrbanAZ proudly presents consummate showman Morris Day & the Time at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, November 22nd at the historic Celebrity Theatre.

What time is it? It’s time for pimpadelic funk master Morris Day to do what he does best: generate infectious music that makes people get up and move! Backed by the Time’s rock-influenced funk jams, flashback to 1983, when a movie called Purple Rain was king and helped propel this band to the forefront. The prolific Minneapolis music marvel scored such hits as “Get It Up” and “Cool” from their 1981 album debut The Time; "777-9311" and "Walk" from their second LP What Time Is It; “The Bird” and their best known smash to date “Jungle Love” from their third LP Ice Cream Castle;” and “Jerk Out” from their fourth LP Pandemonium. Condensation, released in October 2011, marked the group’s 30th Anniversary. Day released three solo albums as well: The Color of Success, Daydreaming and Guaranteed. Combined sales of Day's solo work and The Time is in excess of 10 million units. Day also spent time on the big screen -- who can forget Richard Pryor's Moving or the fabulous Andrew Dice Clay vehicle The Adventures of Ford Fairlane?

Born in Minneapolis, Day had a flair for fashion. Inspired by photographs of his grandpa in zoot suits, a true fashionista was formed. 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 opportunities around him. The Time was originally created as Prince's alter-ego to be seen as the cool, street-wise 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, the 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. From there, it’s been nothing but non-stop, over-the-top classic uptown soul hits.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. General Admission tickets are $15; $20 and $35 for Reserved Seats are on sale now at Celebrity Theatre or online at To charge by phone, call 602-267-1600 ext.1. All tickets are subject to a surcharge. Celebrity Theatre is conveniently located just four blocks S. of the Loop 202 freeway, at 440 N. 32nd St., in Phoenix.