The artist would reportedly headline the club part of the time, and use the club to showcase acts he’s signed the rest of the time.

His most recent album, 3121, released in March 2006, could provide some details about the venue, as columnist Norm Clarke said the artist may charge a $31.21 entrance fee most nights.

The column also reported that the topless revue that opened in February 2005 at Club Rio, Club Erocktica, was given two days notice to close October 20. Club Erocktica is not currently listed on the Rio’s Web site event calendar. A Rio representative confirmed the revue was closing until further notice.

A flash graphic on Prince’s new Web site,, shows a red-and-blue lit casino bearing the moniker The Rio, proceeding to a montage of photos of Prince and various artists before the final frame, which reads November 2006.

Prince’s publicist could not be reached at press time