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Prince Announces “Welcome 2 America” Tour w/ Janelle Monae, Mint Condition & More This December [Video]

October 14, 2010 Leave a comment

Today, Prince held a press conference at Harlem’s Apollo Theater to announce his upcoming tour “Welcome 2 America” slated to take off later this year in December. While he didn’t say what the first date of the tour would be or what venue he’d be performing at, he did name a couple of artists you can expect to open for him, including Maceo Parker, Mind Condition, Cassandra Wilson, Esperanza Spalding, and his “favorite new artist” Janelle Monáe. As for what fans can expect from the tour, he had this to say:

“Bring your friends, bring your children,” Prince told the audience, “and bring foot spray, because it’s going to be funky.”

“Come early, come often. I have a lot of hits… no two shows will be the same,” he said.

Also, Prince plans on auctioning off a gold-plated guitar at the end of the tour, in which he will donate the proceeds to the nonprofit benefit group Harlem Empowerment Zone. Spotted @ Billboard.

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Prince Prepping New Album ‘20Ten’ For Release In July

June 28, 2010 Leave a comment

Apparently, Prince is gearing up for the release of another studio album (his 27th) titled 20Ten sometime in July. According to internet reports, the album will make its debut in Belgium on July 10th free with Het Nieuwsblad newspaper and in Germany on July 22nd, 2010 with Rolling Stone magazine. The magazine has also published an article based upon a preview of the album along with a track list, but there are also some rumors going on that it may be a double CD.

You can check out the official cover and tracklisting below.

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Prince Covers Ebony Magazine x BET Award

June 15, 2010 Leave a comment

The one & only Prince graces the latest issue of Ebony Magazine. The legendary entertainer, who just turned 52 years old, will also receive the 2010 BET Lifetime Achievement Award (being held June 27th).

Prince has been officially named this year’s BET Lifetime Achievement Award recipient!

Joining past recipients including Chaka Khan, Al Green and Whitney Houston, Prince will receive the honor and likely witness a major tribute at the 2010 BET Awards slated to air on BET Sunday, June 27. ~SR

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