LIVE: Prince Concert Announcement at Apollo Theatre, NYC

Yes, it’s true. The Purple One will embark on a comeback tour in America, the likes of which have not been seen since earlier this decade.

Prince’s “Welcome 2 America” tour begins in December, and will showcase Mr. Rogers Nelson as well as Janelle Monae, Maceo Parker, Cassandra Wilson, Sheila E., Mint Condition, Esperanza Spalding and more special guests not even mentioned. And according to Prince, no night will be the same. Although dates have not been formally announced, the multi-night concert will take place somewhere in the New York area. Our bets are Madison Square Garden over the much smaller Apollo. Sorry Knicks!

On top of this, Prince will be playing a custom gold plated guitar, which he will auction off at the end of the series to benefit Harlem Children’s Zone.

Our own photographer and Prince-ologist Gravity 508 was at the Apollo last and took these amazing shots. Enjoy.