Los Angeles weather forecast calls for some Purple Rain for the next three weeks — during a phone call made in to Lopez Tonight, Prince announced that he will bring his residency-style Welcome 2 America tour to the City of Angels for 21 funky days, beginning next Thursday, April 14 at The Forum.
“I will be starting a 21-night stand next Thursday the 14th at the L.A. Forum with the New Power Generation and a whole gang of special guests,” Prince said. “I’m gonna blast the roof off that place, I promise!”
The Purple One will appear live on Lopez Tonight this Wednesday to discuss the show further. As of right now, no tickets, not even for this coming Thursday’s premiere show, are on sale, and no venues besides The Forum have been announced (though the singer’s reps have said he will be playing more than one venue).
No special guests have been announced, either, though we’re pretty sure we will have no reason to be disappointed with whomever Prince honors with an invitation to join him. May we suggest everyone’s favorite singing guest star, Gwyneth Paltrow?