The Purple One – in the midst of his Hit and Run 2000 tour – is playing the 800-capacity Ruby Skye nightclub near Union Square. A cool $100 buys a special wristband and “voucher;” sales are limited to one wristband and voucher per customer.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. the day-of-show at the Warfield box office only.

The club gig was booked less than a week in advance, according to a Warfield rep. However, this is in keeping with the spirit of the Hit and Run 2000 tour, as only a trickle of dates have been announced at one time, and then only shortly before the play dates.

Fortunately for the Warfield staff, they’ve been there and done that.

“The last time Prince was here was probably two years ago and it was the same ordeal,” a theatre rep told Pollstar. “Prince does this all the time; it’s like, here we go – it’s always chaos.”

Ruby Skye is primarily a dance club off the city’s famed Union Square which opened fairly recently. It attracts a clientele of San Francisco’s upwardly mobile with state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, and a rotating lineup of DJs.

“Prince comes into San Francisco and likes to find a small little club to play,” the rep said. “He likes to play the small clubs – he usually plays at the DNA Club – but it’s usually an after-show kind of thing. This is a new club in town that maybe he’d heard about.”

His Purpleness is also playing a regular arena show December 8 at the San Jose Events Center, some 50 miles south of San Francisco. Vouchers will also be available for that show at the Warfield box office on December 3.