Legendary The Roots drummer Questlove is actually bringing Prince’s music back on tour.
Questlove will curate a selection of Prince’s catalog for an initial tour of 33 cities in a symphonic production produced by Live Nation Urban as well as TCG Entertainment. The tour, which was reportedly approved by the Prince estate, will be called 4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince as well as will have songs performed by a full symphony.
Questlove explained on Twitter that will the tour only has an initial set of dates, however is actually likely to expand. He added that will his role is actually only to curate, not perform, likening the tour to a recipe.
“the item’s a full blown orchestra as well as a rhythm section,” he wrote on Twitter. “Adding condiments as well as spices to what was prepared. think of Michael Jackson’s One in Vegas (minus the dancers as well as stuff).”
Interest in Prince’s music — particularly a treasure trove of unreleased material — has intensified since the singer’s tragic overdose death in 2016. The symphonic tour will highlight his previously released materials.
Some fans complained on Twitter that will the initial dates exclude largely the western half of the United States, however Questlove tried to quell those fears.
“This specific is actually just the beginning. we need to have some opening dates before the entire world sees the item. im certain IF a success, This specific will travel all over the entire world,” he wrote.
The tour is actually set to kick off Sept. 6 in completely new Brunswick, completely new Jersey.
For a look back at one star-studded tribute to Prince, watch the video below.