The Artist will also
auction off a Fender guitar at the end of the tour with proceeds going to
Harlem Empowerment Zone.
By Fred Mills
Yesterday Prince hosted a press conference – term used “loosely,”
as he didn’t really do much other than make an announcement and kept comments
and questions to a minimum – at the Apollo Theater in Harlem to unveil his
plans for the “Welcome 2 America” tour, slted to kick off in December.
According to Billboard.com, Prince “will perform and play master of ceremonies
at each show, which will feature artists such as” Mint Condition, Esperanza
Spalding, Cassandra Wilson, and current BLURT magazine cover artist Janelle
“Bring your friends, bring your children,” Prince
is quoted as saying, “and bring foot spray, because it’s going to be funky… Come
early, come often. I have a lot of hits… no two shows will be the same.”
No dates have been officially announced as of yet.