Thanks @jovizi for the heads up.

What we know at this point: Prince will be launching a tour or as he calls them “a series of events” on “a purple day in December” 2010.  Vague, right?

What we also know at this point: He’ll act as master of ceremonies for each event, which will feature a great lineup of artists, showcasing what he calls “the best America has to offer”.  Well, damn near.  The artists he names in the clip below:

  • Maceo Parker
  • Janelle Monae
  • Mint Condition
  • Esperanza Spaulding
  • Cassandra Wilson
  • Sinbad
  • Lalah Hathaway
  • Sheila E.
  • Graham Central Station
  • . . .and, of course, the New Power Generation

He finishes by saying “Bring foot spray, because it’s gonna be funky.”

No specific dates or venues have been announced yet.  Wonder if one of them will be at the Apollo?  More coverage via Billboard.

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