Questlove-Curated Prince Tribute Symphony, 4U, Announces Debut Tour Dates

first_imgToday, Live Nation Urban and TCG Entertainment had big news for Prince fans, announcing a new agreement with The Prince Estate for the first and only Estate-approved Prince symphony. Celebrating the music of The Purple One, 4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince will present beloved Prince cuts with a full symphony orchestra paired with a full live band featuring world-class musicians and vocalists.As highlighted in a press release, 4U “will draw from Prince’s singular and extensive music catalog, highlighting many of his hits that captivated generations of fans, alongside lesser known gems.” Questlove, drummer and joint frontman for The Roots as well as an avid and vocal Prince lover, worked on the creation of 4U, helping curate the music and orchestral arrangements for the show.As noted in a press release, the 4U tour will start officially on September 8th, kicking off at Washington D.C.’s Wolf Trap with the Wolf Trap Orchestra, though the tour dates listed include one show before that at New Brunswick, New Jersey’s State Theatre on September 6th. From there, the massive Prince tribute symphony will embark on a massive cross-country tour spanning through to October 21st.Notes Troy Carter of The Prince Estate in a press release, “We’re looking forward to working with Live Nation Urban and TCG Entertainment on this production and giving fans a unique experience.”Shawn Gee, President of Live Nation Urban, added,It’s such a blessing to be able to pay homage to and celebrate the music of a creative genius like Prince. One of the goals of Live Nation Urban is to create unique live platforms and to redefine what the norms of the live experience are. We are beyond excited to be working alongside the Estate in creating what we hope to be a long-standing artistic celebration of an artist who inspired so many.As a follow-up, Stephen Cook, President of TCG Entertainment, echoed these sentiments, offering,TCG Entertainment is honored to be working with The Prince Estate and Live Nation Urban to create 4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince. 4U will entertain audiences globally and we are humbled to work on a show based on Prince and his music given how important he is to people around the world. You can check out the full list of 4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince tour dates below, with more dates expected to be added in Europe and more. Head to the project’s website here for more information.4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince:September 6, 2018 New Brunswick, NJ State TheatreSeptember 8, 2018 Washington, DC WolftrapSeptember 9, 2018 Richmond, VA Altria TheatreSeptember 11 2018 Norfolk, VA Chrysler HallSeptember 12, 2018 Charlotte, NC Metro Credit Union AmphitheatreSeptember 13, 2018 Raleigh, NC Red Hat AmphitheatreSeptember 14, 2018 Asheville, NC Cellular CenterSeptember 15, 2018 Atlanta, GA Verizon AmphitheatreSeptember 19, 2018 Buffalo, NY Buffalo Center for the ArtsSeptember 20, 2018 Brooklyn, NY Kings TheatreSeptember 21, 2018 Binghamton, NY Anderson CenterSeptember 22, 2018 Lynn, MA Lynn Memorial HallSeptember 24, 2018 Cincinnati, OH Taft TheatreSeptember 25, 2018 Columbus, OH Ohio TheatreSeptember 26, 2018 Nashville, TN Jackson Hall (TPAC)September 27, 2018 Nashville, TN Jackson Hall (TPAC)September 28, 2018 Detroit, MI Fox TheatreSeptember 29, 2018 Cleveland, OH State TheatreSeptember 30, 2018 Chicago, IL Chicago TheatreOctober 2, 2018 Huntsville, AL Von Braun CenterOctober 3, 2018 Gainesville, FL O’Connell CenterOctober 4, 2018 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Broward CenterOctober 5, 2018 Tampa, FL Sun DomeOctober 6, 2018 Jacksonville, FL Florida TheatreOctober 7, 2018 Orlando, FL Dr. Phillips CenterOctober 10, 2018 Grand Rapids, MI 20 MonroeOctober 11, 2018 Milwaukee, WI Riverside TheatreOctober 12, 2018 Louisville, KY The PalaceOctober 13, 2018 Indianapolis, IN Murat TheatreOctober 14, 2018 St. Louis, MO Fox TheatreOctober 16, 2018 Midland, TX Wagner NoelOctober 17, 2018 Dallas, TX Music FactoryOctober 18, 2018 Houston, TX Smart Financial CentreOctober 19, 2018 San Antonio, TX Majestic TheaterOctober 21, 2018 Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre at The MidlandView All Tour Dateslast_img

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