Prince plans extended "Welcome 2 America" run for Los Angeles
Prince's sporadic "Welcome 2 America" tour is gearing up to head out again later this month for a 21-night residency at The Forum in Inglewood, CA, the former home of the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer announced his plans during a telephone appearance on the TBS-TV light night show "Lopez Tonight" on Thursday (4/7).
"I will be starting a 21-night stand next Thursday the 14th at the L.A. Forum with the New Power Generation and a whole gang of special guests," he told host George Lopez.
Prince also said he'd warm up for the Southern California appearances with an April 13 performance on "Lopez Tonight." "We're gonna blow the roof off of that place -- I promise," he said.
Ticket information and specific dates for the remaining shows on the stand haven't been announced.
Last October, Prince announced plans to play a concert series with various special guests dubbed "Welcome 2 America," saying that he would be the event's Master of Ceremonies and perform with his band, the New Power Generation. He played six shows in the New York City area from December through February. In February, he sold out three shows at Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA, and in March he played six shows in the Carolinas.
Guests who have appeared on previous "Welcome 2 America" shows include Chaka Khan, Esperanza Spalding, Santana, Cee Lo Green, Cassandra Wilson, Maceo Parker, Anthony Hamilton and Mint Condition, among others.