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TrivialPursuit

Prince Handwritten Note & NPG Concert in April : Tour with Andre Cymone

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After playing together at the Prince tribute concert in Minneapolis last October, various members of the collective -- best known for its work on 1991’s Diamonds and Pearls and 1992’s Love Symbol Album -- will play Celebration 2017 at Paisley Park (the four-day tribute to Prince in honor of the one-year anniversary of his death) on April 23. Following that appearance, The New Power Generation will play their own solo show at California's Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center on May 22. More dates in the U.S. and Europe are to come. Tickets for the Redondo Beach show go on sale March 21. (more behind the source)

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"Despite everything, no 1 can dictate who u r 2 other people." - Prince
Reply #1 posted 03/16/17 10:54am

jgreco7

Great news for music fans and a true testament to the legacy of Prince's music. P's crew knows his music better than anyone else and the fact they still want to play it together and deliver it to the fans really speaks volumes. Morris Hayes is a class act and let's hope the concerts and talk of new music continues healing the soul. For heights and depths no words can reach, music is the souls own speech! Long live the NPG prince
got Prince?
Reply #2 posted 03/16/17 3:21pm

kindofblue

Great little euphoric text by Prince! Must have been written shortly after NPGs debut performance at Glam Slam on Jan 6 1991. Just re-read the review of the performance in Uptowns The Vault. Must have been a great show... and seems like the authors had a tape of the performance, as the review is very detailed. I think the recording is not circulating, unfortunately? Would be really nice if somebody would dig that one out and share it cool lol

What's that tracklist at the top of page 1? I guess it means Something Funky/Willing And Able/Live 4 Love/The Flow - but I'm not really sure about the abbreviations for No 2 +3...

Reply #3 posted 03/16/17 4:14pm

Militant

moderator

sticky and frontpage

Reply #4 posted 03/16/17 6:45pm

luvsexy4all

tony m ..playing guitar???

Reply #5 posted 03/16/17 7:21pm

motherfunka

luvsexy4all said:

tony m ..playing guitar???

He played guitar on the Act I and Act II tours.

Reply #6 posted 03/16/17 7:22pm

bilbolives

http://www.startribune.com/a-version-of-prince-s-npg-will-go-on-tour/416357484/

The Minneapolis Star Tribune is also reporting on the NPG's plans to tour.

Reply #7 posted 03/16/17 7:38pm

Latin

Excerpt from article published by Billboard Magazine:

"For the upcoming dates, the roster will be Hayes (keyboards), former Revolution member Andre Cymone (vocals), Kip Blackshire (vocals), Marva King (vocals), Tommy Barbarella (keyboards), Levi Seacer Jr (guitar), Kirk Johnson (Drums), Tony Mosley (guitar, vocals), Sonny Thompson (bassist) and Damon Dickson (dancer, vocals)

Other members, including drummer Michael Bland and vocalist Shelby J will rotate in as needed and as their schedules permit."

Here is the full article:

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7727868/new-power-generation-reunion-2017-tour-prince-handwritten-letter
[Edited 3/16/17 19:39pm]
Reply #8 posted 03/16/17 7:38pm

TrivialPursuit

motherfunka said:

luvsexy4all said:

tony m ..playing guitar???

He played guitar on the Act I and Act II tours.


He also did in the "Willing and Able" video.

"Despite everything, no 1 can dictate who u r 2 other people." - Prince
Reply #9 posted 03/16/17 9:48pm

Anotherwontdare

TrivialPursuit said:

motherfunka said:

He played guitar on the Act I and Act II tours.


He also did in the "Willing and Able" video.

Not to mention wearing glasses in the "Morning Papers" vid... ha ha ha.

Every now and then
There comes a time you must defend
Your right to die and live again --
And again, and again...
Reply #10 posted 03/16/17 10:34pm

SignOthetimes1987

sorry, but shouldn't Andre Cymone sing/guest with The Revolution, not NPG?

Reply #11 posted 03/16/17 11:04pm

Latin

SignOthetimes1987 said:

sorry, but shouldn'
t Andre Cymone sing/guest with The Revolution, not NPG?


Here is what Andre Cymone posted in February regarding why he will not be touring with The Revolution:

https://m.facebook.com/andrecymone2012/posts/1344907848885413
Reply #12 posted 03/16/17 11:20pm

SignOthetimes1987

Latin said:

SignOthetimes1987 said:

sorry, but shouldn' t Andre Cymone sing/guest with The Revolution, not NPG?

Here is what Andre Cymone posted in February regarding why he will not be touring with The Revolution: https://m.facebook.com/an...7848885413

Thank you. I see now.

Reply #13 posted 03/16/17 11:52pm

sonshine

I hope I get to see them! I enjoyed all of their contributions at the official tribute. Briefly met Mr Hayes at the PRN family dance party after the tribute and he was the sweetest person, very gracious with all the fans in attendance. I already saw the Revolution last Sept so this I'm looking forward to. I hope for us local fans who aren't going to the PP celebration they give us another chance to see them here. I'm not very confident that's going to happen tho sad I'm so glad they reached out to Andre and that he accepted their invitation - feel the love!

Reply #14 posted 03/17/17 2:00am

jraw

Nice, really looking forward to see them live! Anticipating more on these shows than the Revolution shows!

Reply #15 posted 03/17/17 2:25am

AnnaSantana

Yay the NPG is going on tour! woot!

Just fun....nothing ethereal.
Reply #16 posted 03/17/17 3:33am

Lovejunky

THis is a beautiful piece of writing ...

Prince basically glorifies his band and Rosie Gaines, talking them up to the point of saying that Rosie Gains upstages him (bless the darling man )

and then finishes with a shady little teaser of a marketing move thats so "Prince"

I miss him.... sad

the last part reads

Prince is planning a small club tour to showcase his new material apparently because he misses the one on one intimacy of his earlier concerts,and promises to be more dangerous than ever before this time round.

Dangerous has many meanings in the Paisley Camp all of them Positive.

No dates have been set yet for the Album release, or a subsequent tour.

Warner Brothers haven’t even heard the Album .

No one has a copy except Prince.

TrivialPursuit said:

source

After playing together at the Prince tribute concert in Minneapolis last October, various members of the collective -- best known for its work on 1991’s Diamonds and Pearls and 1992’s Love Symbol Album -- will play Celebration 2017 at Paisley Park (the four-day tribute to Prince in honor of the one-year anniversary of his death) on April 23. Following that appearance, The New Power Generation will play their own solo show at California's Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center on May 22. More dates in the U.S. and Europe are to come. Tickets for the Redondo Beach show go on sale March 21. (more behind the source)

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“LOVE IS THE MASTERPLAN”
Reply #17 posted 03/17/17 3:44am

dodger

TrivialPursuit said:

motherfunka said:

He played guitar on the Act I and Act II tours.


He also did in the "Willing and Able" video.

Also, The Morning Papers video and Blue Light on Arsenio

Reply #18 posted 03/17/17 5:13am

Philly76

Please come to Switzerland, u have a lot of fams here waiting to see the NPG!
Please!
Reply #19 posted 03/17/17 5:25am

E319

Awesome news. Hopefully they will come to Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area.

Black day, stormy night/No love, no hope in sight...
Don't cry, he is coming/Don't die, without knowing...
The Cross.
Reply #20 posted 03/17/17 8:22am

Loefie

It feels extremely weird, but when they come to Holland I want to see them!!

Only the fact they are also thinking about making a new album..... I don't know . I'm not so excited about that one. hmmm If they would have asked me, I would have said "No". But hey, they didn't.
[Edited 3/19/17 1:10am]
Produced, Arranged, Composed & Performed by PRINCE


"Rotterdam, we come to jam!"
Reply #21 posted 03/17/17 10:25am

purplethunder3121

Latin said:

SignOthetimes1987 said:

sorry, but shouldn' t Andre Cymone sing/guest with The Revolution, not NPG?

Here is what Andre Cymone posted in February regarding why he will not be touring with The Revolution: https://m.facebook.com/an...7848885413

I wonder...

I'm not a woman,
I'm not a man,
I am something that you’ll never understand...
Reply #22 posted 03/17/17 11:13am

ladygirl99

Yeah I am curious why he is not with the Revolution. Same goes with Dez who had making brief appearances with other bands. I have nothing against Andre being with NPG (that shows he doesn't believe in band identity and isoliation as he wanted to contribute to Prince his way).

But I read awhile back when Andre did an interview with Star Tribute he didn't like the label 'guest' when Bobby Z contacted him to do the tribute shows at First Avenue.

Reply #23 posted 03/17/17 5:09pm

cindyt

dangerous has many meanings in the Paisley camp. All of them good.

That's what denise matthews wrote on prince's picture. It also makes me wonder why he said just when you thought you were safe. Twisted i think.

Reply #24 posted 03/17/17 11:40pm

jaawwnn

Looks awesome. I hope no one is fighting over this, they're all grownups.
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Reply #25 posted 03/18/17 12:38am

ewald

Good thing he's been cremated; he would be tossing and turning in the grave about this... sad

Thank God this ain't Monopoly
U'd make us all go back 2 start
Reply #26 posted 03/18/17 7:38pm

Monarch

The NOG needs a website. Do they have one yet?
Chuck Norris can kill two stones with one bird.
Reply #27 posted 03/19/17 8:19am

purplepoppy

Betty Wright Clean Up Woman album, damn. Thanx for the memories, Mr P. chair

pussy got bank in her pockets before she got dick in her drawers
Reply #28 posted 03/20/17 7:07am

2045RadicalMattZ

eek as much as I didn't want to believe any of this about P; seeing the New Power Generation has always been a hope of mine. After all, as the converted. ..we r the New Power Generation. It's Prince's legacy. And Eye 4 1 will B there.

Already bought tix. Seen P 14 times.... never with the old NPG. Eye regret not catching him with 3rdeyegirl, but I snobbishly didn't feel that they were on par with his groove.

was waiting for P&M tour to come close but it didn't
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"Damn Dolores, pick another subject, please..."
Reply #29 posted 03/20/17 1:04pm

LadyLayla

AnnaSantana said:

Yay the NPG is going on tour! woot!

They'll be doing Osaka 3/29 and Tokyo 3/31-4/2. I picked up a tiny notice when I was in Japan over Christmas. Would love to see a show!!

Style is the second cousin to class
Reply #30 posted 03/20/17 1:24pm

purplethunder3121

Where are the tour dates listed? I can't find any...

I'm not a woman,
I'm not a man,
I am something that you’ll never understand...
Reply #31 posted 03/21/17 6:47pm

luvsexy4all

ewald said:

Good thing he's been cremated; he would be tossing and turning in the grave about this... sad

maybe so..but at least its keeping HIS music alive...

Reply #32 posted 03/22/17 9:18am

CoolMF

Warner Brothers haven’t even heard the Album .

No one has a copy except Prince.

Those were the days...and then he became a "slave" to Warner Bros. 2 years later...

Reply #33 posted 03/22/17 12:22pm

RudeBoy

I listened to Andre's lastest album, and it sounded like crap, plus he doesn't have the chops to sing Prince songs. It's okay to be nostalgic, just don't go to one of these shows with high expectations.

I can be a true friend, or a worthy adversary. The choice is yours.
Reply #34 posted 03/22/17 3:31pm

jaawwnn

Honestly I'd probably prefer an Andre Cymone show with a few Prince songs he worked on thrown in. Same with the Revolution, Wendy and Lisa music with some Brown Mark solo stuff and Revolution stuff they had a hand in writing. It'll still all be great though, they should put aside their differences and tour together.
[Edited 3/22/17 15:32pm]
Reply #35 posted 03/23/17 5:39pm

kaine

Yeah I wish Andre and Dez were touring with The Revolution. That was a great line up when they performed at First Ave last year. And they fit so well together. Shame.
1980-Present
First album bought: Controversy
Reply #36 posted 03/24/17 12:50pm

TrivialPursuit

kaine said:

Yeah I wish Andre and Dez were touring with The Revolution. That was a great line up when they performed at First Ave last year. And they fit so well together. Shame.


People throw "shame" around way too much. It's not shameful because it's what The Revolution has decided to do. I don't know what Dez is doing, but Andre is playing with the NPG, and that's pretty fucking cool if you ask me.

If you look at it, those First Avenue gigs were unique unto themselves, really. There were a lot of other folks who played in those shows. But The Revolution is a very specific thing, whereas the NPG had a revolving door of members. Those could be much more interesting, in a different way, just because of a whole array of folks that could circle in and out.

Don't get me wrong, it'd be cool to see all the pre-1986 folks together. I'm totally with you on that. Even Miko, Eric, Bliss, Susannah, would be nice to see. But that core 1984/95 version is what's going to be super special.

"Despite everything, no 1 can dictate who u r 2 other people." - Prince
Reply #37 posted 03/28/17 5:00am

PurpleSpirit319

Apparently the NPG have been added to the list of acts performing at the Barclaycard - BST Summer concert series at Hyde Park in London, the headliner for this day is Phil Collins!! The date for this concert is 30th June 2017!!!

http://www.bst-hydepark.com/news/detail/more-acts-announced-for-phil-collins-30th-june-show

I am actually going to the one on the 9th July to see Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and Stevie Nicks!!!

Reply #38 posted 03/29/17 7:06am

justAmeda

pray They come to the Nashville area! Wonder if they will do songs from Gold Nigga?

Everybody's looking 4 the ladder...."A record deal is a contractual agreement that may or may not help you build an audience. If a band has one hit, they had an experience, not a career."-Dez Dickerson
Reply #39 posted 03/29/17 10:24am

motherfunka

justAmeda said:

pray They come to the Nashville area! Wonder if they will do songs from Gold Nigga?

Johnny and Deuce and a Quarter are a must!

Reply #40 posted 03/29/17 10:44am

justAmeda

motherfunka said:

justAmeda said:

pray They come to the Nashville area! Wonder if they will do songs from Gold Nigga?

Johnny and Deuce and a Quarter are a must!

biggrin and add Call The Law as well!

Everybody's looking 4 the ladder...."A record deal is a contractual agreement that may or may not help you build an audience. If a band has one hit, they had an experience, not a career."-Dez Dickerson
Reply #41 posted 03/29/17 11:25am

2045RadicalMattZ

I'm confused here..

Unless I bought my tickets from a fraudulent source; it doesn't look like the event @ Redondo Beach is selling well at all.... I hope it's not cancelled....I'm gifting a few.

At least.... the orchestra seats aren't selling. (no telling about the terrace GA seats)

[Edited 3/29/17 11:32am]

"Damn Dolores, pick another subject, please..."
Reply #42 posted 03/29/17 3:55pm

Spanky

Just received an email that this show in Redondo has been CANCELLED:-( And I had orchestra seats!!! No!!!!
I wish u heaven
Reply #43 posted 03/29/17 4:37pm

jjam

I'm hoping that the Hyde Park show means that they do a London show of their own around this time. I'm also hoping that Michael Bland can do the UK show(s) - I don't see any Soul Asylum shows scheduled for that month...

Reply #44 posted 03/30/17 1:34am

2045RadicalMattZ

Spanky said:

Just received an email that this show in Redondo has been CANCELLED:-( And I had orchestra seats!!! No!!!!



Watchu talking bout, Willis?????I bought 4 seats 3rd row for this. ..... please tell me you're joking!


I've always wanted to see/hear the NPG
....good God, not ANOTHER disappointment today! :*(
"Damn Dolores, pick another subject, please..."
Reply #45 posted 03/30/17 1:37am

2045RadicalMattZ

pardon my French, but..... FUUUUUHHHHH (breath) KANT believe this!
God, and I bought tickets for my former boss who was just laid off.....


NOW - what the $#! will I do?????
"Damn Dolores, pick another subject, please..."
Reply #46 posted 04/01/17 7:14am

gingerwildwood

RudeBoy said:

I listened to Andre's lastest album, and it sounded like crap, plus he doesn't have the chops to sing Prince songs. It's okay to be nostalgic, just don't go to one of these shows with high expectations.

I tend to agree with you. Andre appears to be mostly swag but not much presence. Watching clips from some of his performances reminds of a short pitch. Still very talented. Hope they have fun.

If it's magic, then why can't it be everlasting.....
Reply #47 posted 04/01/17 4:00pm

laurarichardson

gingerwildwood said:

 



RudeBoy said:


I listened to Andre's lastest album, and it sounded like crap, plus he doesn't have the chops to sing Prince songs. It's okay to be nostalgic, just don't go to one of these shows with high expectations.



I tend to agree with you. Andre appears to be mostly swag but not much presence. Watching clips from some of his performances reminds of a short pitch. Still very talented. Hope they have fun.


--I listened to some of his album and it is shockingly bad. He also yells out something about being incarcerated in one song maybe that explains why he does not know any of P's music.
Reply #48 posted 04/01/17 6:06pm

gingerwildwood

laurarichardson said:

gingerwildwood said:

I tend to agree with you. Andre appears to be mostly swag but not much presence. Watching clips from some of his performances reminds of a short pitch. Still very talented. Hope they have fun.

--I listened to some of his album and it is shockingly bad. He also yells out something about being incarcerated in one song maybe that explains why he does not know any of P's music.

Are you referring to The Stone? I haven't heard it. Tome he tries to be too clever for no good reasons and that really doesn't translate well in music, imo.

If it's magic, then why can't it be everlasting.....
Reply #49 posted 04/02/17 3:16pm

laurarichardson

gingerwildwood said:

 



laurarichardson said:


gingerwildwood said:

 


I tend to agree with you. Andre appears to be mostly swag but not much presence. Watching clips from some of his performances reminds of a short pitch. Still very talented. Hope they have fun.



--I listened to some of his album and it is shockingly bad. He also yells out something about being incarcerated in one song maybe that explains why he does not know any of P's music.

Are you referring to The Stone? I haven't heard it. Tome he tries to be too clever for no good reasons and that really doesn't translate well in music, imo.


I only know about some tracks from 1969 the new one. I never was even able to find the Stone.
Reply #50 posted 04/04/17 6:47am

OldFriends4Sale

moderator

I love Andre, especially for his time in the purple camp.

But like I said in another thread, it is very interesting how he is 'championing Prince's music' NOW, yet admitted he never listened to another Prince album after he left the camp. Which means Controversy - HitnRun Phase II

Did he even go see Purple Rain?

Or was he so divorced from Prince because of what happened back then...

Is Tony M going to lead?

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
Reply #51 posted 04/07/17 12:35pm

Misslink88

luvsexy4all said:

tony m ..playing guitar???

Pretty sure Tony's on guitar in the Willing, Ready and Able video also.

God is my Sugar Daddy.
Reply #52 posted 04/11/17 9:51pm

margi

jgreco7 said:

Great news for music fans and a true testament to the legacy of Prince's music. P's crew knows his music better than anyone else and the fact they still want to play it together and deliver it to the fans really speaks volumes. Morris Hayes is a class act and let's hope the concerts and talk of new music continues healing the soul. For heights and depths no words can reach, music is the souls own speech! Long live the NPG prince

From a new appreciation of the music of Prince and reading of his history and including The Revolution Band that he hired to tour with I am reminded how "soon we forget". The Band members and musicians that,on being relieved of their jobs were all indignant about how much they had contributed to the music of Prince and were not acknowledged, so would go out into the world and SUCCEED on there own. Well! did they? Is that why they are now riding on the "coattails" of their previous employer who wrote these songs they are singing and "rebirthing" their so called successful careers. Well the world goes around and so does Karma.
Reply #53 posted 04/12/17 7:51am

purplethunder3121

rolleyes

I'm not a woman,
I'm not a man,
I am something that you’ll never understand...
Reply #54 posted 04/12/17 9:01am

OldFriends4Sale

moderator

margi said:

jgreco7 said:
Great news for music fans and a true testament to the legacy of Prince's music. P's crew knows his music better than anyone else and the fact they still want to play it together and deliver it to the fans really speaks volumes. Morris Hayes is a class act and let's hope the concerts and talk of new music continues healing the soul. For heights and depths no words can reach, music is the souls own speech! Long live the NPG prince
From a new appreciation of the music of Prince and reading of his history and including The Revolution Band that he hired to tour with I am reminded how "soon we forget". The Band members and musicians that,on being relieved of their jobs were all indignant about how much they had contributed to the music of Prince and were not acknowledged, so would go out into the world and SUCCEED on there own. Well! did they? Is that why they are now riding on the "coattails" of their previous employer who wrote these songs they are singing and "rebirthing" their so called successful careers. Well the world goes around and so does Karma.

uh they didn't do that

and yes they did succeed where they went

wendyandlisaemmy1.jpg?w=400&h=273

Prince secret messages in the One video

(1) Mayte was Nefertiti and sym_prince.gif was Anhkaten so you are my slave

(2) Come back my son and rule love Prince and the Revolution

(3) Stavros is what Jesus died on not a cross

(4) Jesus is King Jesus is King Jesus is King

(5) Stavros is what Jesus died on not a cross

(6) Wendy Lisa Sheila Cat Susannah Rhonda Marva

(7) Jesus is King Jesus is King Jesus is King

(8) Come back my son and rule love Prince and the Revolution

(9) Mayte was Nefertiti and sym_prince.gif was Anhkaten so you are my slave

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world

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