Prince to play 21-night residency in Los Angeles
By Jem Aswad
NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Prince will continue his residency-style "Welcome 2 America" tour with a whopping 21-date stand in Los Angeles, beginning on April 14 at the Forum. The artist made the announcement via a phone call on George Lopez's show Thursday night.
"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," Prince said. "I'm gonna blast the roof off that place, I promise!"
A rep for the singer later clarified to the Los Angeles Times that not all of the dates will be at the Forum, and said detailed will be available soon.
Prince then said he'll appear on Lopez's show on Wednesday night to discuss the residency further. More information was not available at press time; information about the shows had not yet appear on the Forum's website.
Since December, Prince has played residency-style concert series in the New York area, North and South Carolina, and Oakland, Calif.
Many of the hits-heavy shows have featured guest appearances -- ranging from Cee Lo Green, Sheila E. and Carlos Santana to Kim Kardashian and Leighton Meester -- and a series of stellar opening acts, including Janelle Monae, Esperanza Spalding, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings and more.
(Editing by Zorianna Kit)
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