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Thread started 10/14/10 5:57pm

cracknbush

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Prince Announces New Concert Series

http://www.bvnewswire.com...rt-series/

Today, Prince headed to Harlem to the iconic Apollo Theater to announce he would be serving as Master of Ceremonies for a new concert series called 'Welcome To America,' which will be kicking off this December.

Though he was mum on details like dates and tour stops, the 52 year-old singer/songwriter told the crowd that 'Welcome to America' will showcase some of his favorite artists including Maceo Parker, Janelle Monae, Mint Condition, Esperanza Spalding, Cassandra Wilson, Lalah Hathaway and Sheila E.

The Minnesota native also confirmed that he and the New Power Generation would also perform nightly alongside featured acts.

"If you've been to one of my shows, then you know what time it is," the usually media shy artist joked. "You need to come early and come often because every time we play it's always something new. I got a lot of hits. Bring friends, bring children, and bring foot spray because it's gonna be funky."

"I didn't want to talk too much but how many have seen 'Waiting for Superman,' " he asked before bringing out Harlem Children's Zone head Geoffrey Canada who also spoke briefly about how grateful he is Prince chose Harlem as the venue to announce the series.

Prince will play a special guitar for the duration of the concert series and then auction off the guitar for the benefit of Harlem Children's Zone.

BET's President of Music Programming Stephen Hill, a long-time fan of 'The Purple One,' introduced Prince to the throngs of media outlets present at the press conference. A few months back, the network awarded Prince with a Lifetime Achievement award at the 2010 BET Awards.

Hill reminisced on his first Prince concert in 1982 at the Apollo and more recently flying to Nice, France to see his two-hour set and another two-hour long after-hours set. "I know what I hope he's here to announce," but admitted he was out of the loop on what the big announcement was.

At the press conference, Prince also debuted the full version of his new song 'Rich Friends.'

Earlier this year, he released his album '20Ten' in newspapers across Europe and in the UK, but refused to allow access to the album to digital download services.

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Reply #1 posted 10/14/10 6:02pm

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cracknbush said:

Also, A Billboard article:

http://www.billboard.com/...1214.story

and more:

http://www.nj.com/enterta...new_y.html

http://news.yahoo.com/s/a...c_prince_2

[Edited 10/14/10 18:29pm]

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Reply #2 posted 10/14/10 6:11pm

Spinlight

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I wonder why this wasn't posted already.

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Reply #3 posted 10/14/10 6:13pm

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thanx 4 sharing the info i hope i get the chance 2 finally see my first Prince concert ever

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Reply #4 posted 10/14/10 6:19pm

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It's about time. I've been back in NYC from LA for 4 years now. At last the funk has followed.

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Reply #5 posted 10/14/10 6:24pm

BlackAdder7

cool pictures...

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Reply #6 posted 10/14/10 6:27pm

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cracknbush said:

"You need to come early and come often

[Snip - luv4u]

this too shall pass
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Reply #7 posted 10/14/10 6:29pm

NDRU

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Everyone comes early to Prince shows compared to Prince!

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Reply #8 posted 10/14/10 6:40pm

etifaim

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Look out NYC here eye come wink

"For those who know the number and don't call...Fuck all y'all"
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Reply #9 posted 10/14/10 6:40pm

maya

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Ladies and Gentlemen, It's the new, New Power Soul revue! lol lol lol lol

Jamie Starr is a thief... that bitch owes me $77.00!
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Reply #10 posted 10/14/10 6:40pm

rbrpm

Well that iz nice and it took a press conference 2 tell us that but no tour dates, yep he's prince allright! Now let's get ready 2 funk when the dates r announced!wink biggrin

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Reply #11 posted 10/14/10 6:43pm

Funklov

Hope the special guitar is a cloud

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Reply #12 posted 10/14/10 6:47pm

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cracknbush said:

http://www.bvnewswire.com...rt-series/

Today, Prince headed to Harlem to the iconic Apollo Theater to announce he would be serving as Master of Ceremonies for a new concert series called 'Welcome To America,' which will be kicking off this December.

Though he was mum on details like dates and tour stops, the 52 year-old singer/songwriter told the crowd that 'Welcome to America' will showcase some of his favorite artists including Maceo Parker, Janelle Monae, Mint Condition, Esperanza Spalding, Cassandra Wilson, Lalah Hathaway and Sheila E.

The Minnesota native also confirmed that he and the New Power Generation would also perform nightly alongside featured acts.

"If you've been to one of my shows, then you know what time it is," the usually media shy artist joked. "You need to come early and come often because every time we play it's always something new. I got a lot of hits. Bring friends, bring children, and bring foot spray because it's gonna be funky."

"I didn't want to talk too much but how many have seen 'Waiting for Superman,' " he asked before bringing out Harlem Children's Zone head Geoffrey Canada who also spoke briefly about how grateful he is Prince chose Harlem as the venue to announce the series.

Prince will play a special guitar for the duration of the concert series and then auction off the guitar for the benefit of Harlem Children's Zone.

BET's President of Music Programming Stephen Hill, a long-time fan of 'The Purple One,' introduced Prince to the throngs of media outlets present at the press conference. A few months back, the network awarded Prince with a Lifetime Achievement award at the 2010 BET Awards.

Hill reminisced on his first Prince concert in 1982 at the Apollo and more recently flying to Nice, France to see his two-hour set and another two-hour long after-hours set. "I know what I hope he's here to announce," but admitted he was out of the loop on what the big announcement was.

At the press conference, Prince also debuted the full version of his new song 'Rich Friends.'

Earlier this year, he released his album '20Ten' in newspapers across Europe and in the UK, but refused to allow access to the album to digital download services.

That line up is tremendous yes so many of my favorites mushy

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Reply #13 posted 10/14/10 6:48pm

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Simply 2 cool 4 words.

Wonder what the "special guitar" is, that he'll use then give away...

Nice that the posters had him with a Bass.

...and U know what kind of Bass that is.

This is no "revue" of the standard type. This will be a storm.

Prince's energy level on the recent European gigs was high, new, and reminiscent. I'm pretty sure that all of the PurpleHeads out there will get their share of P, so no worries about less... not with Prince. His energy is clearly on a major upswing.

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[Edited 10/14/10 18:49pm]

"He's a musician's musician..."
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Reply #14 posted 10/14/10 6:52pm

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Funklov said:

Hope the special guitar is a cloud

No, sorry. It was there -- it's a gold plated Fender.

The check. The string he dropped. The Mona Lisa. The musical notes taken out of a hat. The glass. The toy shotgun painting. The things he found. Therefore, everything seen–every object, that is, plus the process of looking at it–is a Duchamp.
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Reply #15 posted 10/14/10 6:53pm

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ok.
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Reply #16 posted 10/14/10 6:55pm

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Prince will auction off a purple squire stratocaster & first act bass

[Edited 10/14/10 18:56pm]

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Reply #17 posted 10/14/10 7:02pm

Orionforever

sad Sigh... Big Hairy Deal.........Not the news I was hoping for................ confused

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Reply #18 posted 10/14/10 7:03pm

PaisleyRose

Sounds great! Not sure I can afford a trip to NYC... I'll have to see.

It's a beautiful idea biggrin
PaisleyRose was here rose
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Reply #19 posted 10/14/10 7:19pm

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YES!!!!

Bring it on!

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Reply #20 posted 10/14/10 7:19pm

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my summary of the event is at http://www.neosoul.com/reviews.html

Before Prince came out, music played including Cream, Everybody Loves Me, Beginning Endlessly, Colonized Mind and Fury, among others. It was cool. I have some pics on facebook if you want to friend me. I'll try to get them here.

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Reply #21 posted 10/14/10 7:23pm

NeoSoul

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I put some pictures from tonight in the Gallery.

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Reply #22 posted 10/14/10 7:41pm

bzman

Is that accidental or is he wearing Michael Jackson like sunglasses ?

I think he makes a special effort replacing Wacko Jacko as Waco Purple Yoga or something.

Calling all this event to air a new song and announce a tour without set dates. This guy is something special. Its sad because its long gone when this weirdness served him in any way. Event the articles already describe him as unreliable and keep a slight touch of mock. I wander who's his advisors are ...

Having said that, I know I am a fool. After swearing not to do it again, after the Geneve cancellation and all, I am off to Rome again. Crossing my heart he will feel like taking the stage and giving a show that night.

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Reply #23 posted 10/14/10 7:42pm

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Great news! Can't wait to get tix. I had tix to the Musicology tour but missed out on my show, so I've been waiting awhile.

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Reply #24 posted 10/14/10 7:52pm

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I love the speculation Prince created. Only to give little info. But it still reminisces MJ's O2 Arena announcement over a year ago. With the same little info given. Similar wardrobe and similar glasses....Prince is giving a strong message that he is the new King now.........

[Edited 10/14/10 20:08pm]

princes like a "ACT OF GOD" N another realm.Of all people who might b aliens,angels.if found out prince wasn't of this earth, eye would not b surprised, prince is looking 4 like-minded individuals 'Y should eye do this becuz every1 is doing it?'"
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Reply #25 posted 10/14/10 7:55pm

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heart it

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Reply #26 posted 10/14/10 8:00pm

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I'm THERE and more than once!, crossing my fingers.! i need to just figure out how many heads of hair i need to do to get enough dough to go to every show in the Midwest and that's not just any ticket that is VIP!! or meet and greet if there is one wink !!!!

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Reply #27 posted 10/14/10 8:36pm

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cool

Hopefully he comes around this way soon.


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Reply #28 posted 10/14/10 8:48pm

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Meh. neutral

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Reply #29 posted 10/14/10 8:58pm

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KCOOLMUZIQ said:

I love the speculation Prince created. Only to give little info. But it still reminisces MJ's O2 Arena announcement over a year ago. With the same little info given. Similar wardrobe and similar glasses....Prince is giving a strong message that he is the new King now.........

[Edited 10/14/10 20:08pm]

I just realized Prince also mentioned comedian "Sinbad" as part of the lineup, just before he mentioned Sheila E's name. I somehow missed that when he was calling out the names of artists that will be part of this event.

G. Giffords-a congresswoman was shot in the head by an 'armed' gunman-the police didn't kill her shooter. 'Unarmed' Michael Brown struggled w/a cop, runs away, surrenders and gets killed execution style by a cop. Justice for all? Go figure.
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