Prince already holds many titles — guitar legend, Vikings fan, GAYNGS lover, and potential Glastonbury 2011 headliner are among the initial ones that come to mind. Now, you can also refer to him as master of ceremonies.
Today, Prince announced plans for “Welcome 2 America”, a forthcoming series of North American concerts hosted by the Purple One. Prince and his band, New Power Generation, will perform alongside some of his favorite R&B and funk artists, including Janelle Monae, Mint Condition, Esperanza Spalding, and Cassandra Wilson.
“Bring your friends, bring your children… and bring foot spray, because it’s going to be funky,” Prince announced during a press conference revealing the plans earlier this evening (via Billboard).
The performances are slated to begin in December, but it’s unclear when and where the concerts will take. It is also unknown whether this will be a multi-date residency in New York City or a multi-city tour. Additional details are to be revealed in the coming weeks.
For reference, Prince’s last North American tour was in 2004. The Musicology Live2004ever spanned 96 dates across the US and Canada and was the top grossing tour of 2004 taking in $87.4 million.
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