As this year’s Super Bowl Halftime Show proved, Prince tributes aren’t always the best idea (sorry, Justin). Thankfully, Prince’s estate has tapped Questlove to curate an upcoming tribute tour called 4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince.

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Quest, the closest thing to a walking encyclopedia on the late music legend (and most recorded music, at that), helped pick the setlist and worked on the orchestral arrangements for the tour, which will see the Wolf Trap Orchestra reimagine classic songs and deep cuts from Prince’s catalog. Prince’s estate are also providing videos and photos to use in the production.

4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince kicks off at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ on September 6 and concludes at the Arvest Bank Theatre Kansas City, MI on October 21. Additional dates for 2018 and 2019 will be announced later. Tickets are available here.

4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince Dates:

Sep 6 – New Brunswick, NJ @ State Theatre
Sep 8 – Washington, DC @ Wolftrap
Sep 9 – Richmond, VA @ Altria Theatre
Sep 11 – Norfolk, VA @ Chrysler Hall
Sep 12 – Charlotte, NC @ Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sep 13 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheatre
Sep 14 – Asheville, NC @ Cellular Center
Sep 15 – Atlanta, GA @ Verizon Amphitheatre
Sep 19 – Buffalo, NY @ Buffalo Center for the Arts
Sep 20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
Sep 21 – Binghamton, NY @ Anderson Center
Sep 22 – Lynn, MA @ Lynn Memorial Hall
Sep 24 – Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
Sep 25 – Columbus, OH @ Ohio Theatre
Sep 26 – Nashville, TN @ Jackson Hall (TPAC)
Sep 27 – Nashville, TN @ Jackson Hall (TPAC)
Sep 28 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
Sep 29 – Cleveland, OH @ State Theatre
Sep 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
Oct10 – 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

As an added bonus, here’s Questlove’s amazing Prince story (just one of many, no doubt).

[Rolling Stone]

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