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    Fri, 15 Oct 2010 10:27:46

    Prince to Tour America in December 2010 - It's dubbed the "Welcome 2 America" Tour

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    • Prince - LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 27:  Singer Patti LaBelle (R) presents the Lifetime Achievement Award to Prince (R) during the 2010 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
    • Prince - LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 27:  (L-R) Musicians Patti LaBelle, Janelle Monae, Esperanza Spalding and Alicia Keys perform a tribute to Prince during the 2010 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
    • Prince - LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 27:  Musician Esperanza Spalding performs a tribute to Prince during the 2010 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

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    His Purple Highness is back! Prince - one of my favorite artists of all time, and not just because Purple Rain is one of the best songs/albums/movies ever-- announced at a press conference held this week at the famed Apollo Theater in Harlem that he will return to the road in December 2010. The tour is dubbed "Welcome 2 America."

    Prince will perform and serve as the master of ceremonies on the tour, which will include that petite sensation Janelle Monae and jazz songstress Cassandra Wilson, as well as Mint Condition and Esperanza Spalding. What an eclectic lineup, huh?

    "Bring your friends, bring your children," Prince told the audience, according to Billboard. "And bring foot spray, because it's going to be funky." Oh, Prince. You joker.

    "Come early, come often. I have a lot of hits... no two shows will be the same," he teased. Squeal! Gasp! Prince has too many hits and I want to hear them all, from "Raspberry Beret" to "Kiss" to "Let's Go Crazy to "Seven."

    Additionally, a gold-plated Fender guitar, which sat on the Apollo stage during the announcement, will be auctioned off after the live run, with the proceeds benefiting the economic recovery group Harlem Empowerment Zone.

    I am beyond stoked about this tour.

    What is your favorite Prince tune?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    10.15.10




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