4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince Tour Slated for Fall

Prince performs at Skanderborg Festival 2013 in Denmark.
PYMCA/UIG via Getty Images

Prince performs at Skanderborg Festival 2013 in Denmark.

Questlove curated the set list and orchestral arrangements.

Live Nation Urban and TCG Entertainment are teaming up to pay tribute to late music icon Prince in a mostly unexpected way. The "Purple Rain" star, no stranger to dramatic gestures, will be celebrated with the 35-city 4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince, a Prince Estate-approved outing that will present the Purple One's music with a full symphony orchestra for the first time, playing alongside a live band featuring vocalists.

The show will draw from Prince's extensive catalog, with a release announcing the tour promising that it will highlight "many of his hits that captivated generations of fans, alongside lesser-known gems." The set list and orchestral arrangements have been curated by avid Prince fanatic Questlove of The Roots. The tour is slated to officially kick off on Sept. 8 at Wolf Trap in Washington, D.C. with accompaniment from the Wolf Trap Orchestra.

“It’s such a blessing to be able to pay homage to and celebrate the music of a creative genius like Prince," said Live Nation Urban president Shawn Gee. "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." At press time no additional information was available about the musicians who will perform on the tour.

The outing is currently slated to run through an October 21 date at the Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland in Kansas City, MO, with additional 2018-2019 U.S. and international dates to be announced at a later date.

4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince

Sept. 6 -- New Brunswick, NJ @ State Theatre

Sept. 8 -- Washington, DC @ Wolftrap

Sept. 9 -- Richmond, VA @ Altria Theatre

Sept. 11 -- Norfolk, VA @ Chrysler Hall

Sept. 12 -- Charlotte, NC @ Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre

Sept. 13 -- Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheatre

Sept. 14 -- Asheville, NC @ Cellular Center

Sept. 15 -- Atlanta, GA @ Verizon Amphitheatre

Sept. 19 -- Buffalo, NY @ Buffalo Center for the Arts

Sept. 20 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre

Sept. 21 -- Binghamton, NY @ Anderson Center

Sept. 22 -- Lynn, MA @ Lynn Memorial Hall

Sept. 24 -- Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre

Sept. 25 -- Columbus, OH @ Ohio Theatre

Sept. 26 -- Nashville, TN @ Jackson Hall (TPAC)

Sept. 27 -- Nashville, TN @ Jackson Hall (TPAC)

Sept. 28 -- Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre

Sept. 29 -- Cleveland, OH @ State Theatre

Sept. 30 -- Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre

Oct. 2 -- Huntsville, AL @ Von Braun Center

Oct. 3 -- Gainesville, FL @ O’Connell Center

Oct. 4 -- Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Broward Center

Oct. 5 -- Tampa, FL @ Sun Dome

Oct. 6 -- Jacksonville, FL @ Florida Theatre

Oct. 7 -- Orlando, FL @ Dr. Phillips Center

Oct. 10 -- Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe

Oct. 11 -- Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theatre

Oct. 12 -- Louisville, KY @ The Palace

Oct. 13 -- Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre

Oct. 14 -- St. Louis, MO @ Fox Theatre

Oct. 16 -- Midland, TX @ Wagner Noel

Oct. 17 -- Dallas, TX @ Music Factory

Oct. 18 -- Houston, TX @ Smart Financial Centre

Oct. 19 -- San Antonio, TX @ Majestic Theater

Oct. 21 -- Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland

The list of Prince-related events and memorabilia due out this year continues to grow, including an album of previously unreleased material due in September, an official memoir due around the holidays and reports of an Estate-sanctioned book of unreleased lyrics and poetry also on its way.


The Biz premium subscriber content has moved to Billboard.com/business.

To simplify subscriber access, we have temporarily disabled the password requirement.