Prince Enlists Janelle Monáe & Others for ‘Welcome 2 America’ Tour


Purple Ribbon is about to collide with the Purple One. Prince has officially announced Janelle Monáe as one of the supporting acts on his “Welcome 2 America” tour, which will also feature Maceo Parker, Cassandra Wilson, Sheila E., Mint Condition, Lalah Hathaway, Esperanza Spalding, and more.

“I’ve got lots of hits,” said a bespectacled Prince during a press conference earlier this evening at Harlem’s famed Apollo Theater. “Bring footspray ’cause it’s gonna be funky.”

This marks the first time that Prince has launched a substantial U.S. tour since 2004, with the first date occurring on an ambiguous “Purple Day in December in the year 2010.” Prince will also play a multi-night stint in the New York area as part of the trek, though dates are currently unconfirmed.

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  1. AustynKing

    It’s about time!! Amen!


  2. Anthony



  3. Laure

    Get down brother!!!


  4. From Tokyo

    Go ‘head, Janelle – and keep doing your thing in your way!


  5. David

    Come to Philly.


  6. J.J.



  7. rebeKah

    It’s on!!!


  8. The Dimple Puppet

    WOW Sade and now the Purple One. I am so going. I love Janelle Monae as well.


  9. Ankka

    *faints* Prince = Legened!


  10. JBerry

    I will be there…with purple bells on!


  11. Quietfire

    REAL MUSIC RETURNS!!! I Will be on the PURPLE CARPET that Nite


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