Live Nation Urban & TCG Entertainment Announce “4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince” Concert Tour (2018/2019)
(May 5, 2018) Live Nation Urban and TCG Entertainment announced today an agreement with The Prince Estate for a global musical partnership celebrating the music of Prince.
Live Nation Urban and TCG Entertainment will create and tour the first and only official Estate approved symphonic Prince celebration, titled 4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince. 4U will present the music of Prince like never before, with a full symphony orchestra. In addition, each show will feature a live band with world class musicians and vocalists who will perform alongside the orchestra. 4U will draw from Prince’s singular and extensive music catalog, highlighting many of his hits that captivated generations of fans, alongside lesser known gems. Questlove, an avid Prince fan, has helped curate the music and orchestral arrangements that will be played by the symphony.
The 2018 tour officially starts on September 8th, in Washington DC at Wolf Trap with the Wolf Trap Orchestra, followed by an extensive US and European Tour.
“We’re looking forward to working with Live Nation Urban and TCG Entertainment on this production and giving fans a unique experience” says Troy Carter of The Prince Estate.
“It’s such a blessing to be able to pay homage to and celebrate the music of a creative genius like Prince. 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”— says Shawn Gee, President of Live Nation Urban.
“TCG Entertainment is honored to be working with The Prince Estate and Live Nation Urban to create 4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince. 4U will entertain audiences globally and we are humbled to work on a show based on Prince and his music given how important he is to people around the world”– says Stephen Cook, President of TCG Entertainment.
(Initial) Tour Routing:
September 6, 2018 New Brunswick, NJ State Theatre
September 8, 2018 Washington, DC Wolftrap
September 9, 2018 Richmond, VA Altria Theatre
September 11 2018 Norfolk, VA Chrysler Hall
September 12, 2018 Charlotte, NC Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
September 13, 2018 Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheatre
September 14, 2018 Asheville, NC Cellular Center
September 15, 2018 Atlanta, GA Verizon Amphitheatre
September 19, 2018 Buffalo, NY Buffalo Center for the Arts
September 20, 2018 Brooklyn, NY Kings Theatre
September 21, 2018 Binghamton, NY Anderson Center
September 22, 2018 Lynn, MA Lynn Memorial Hall
September 24, 2018 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre
September 25, 2018 Columbus, OH Ohio Theatre
September 26, 2018 Nashville, TN Jackson Hall (TPAC)
September 27, 2018 Nashville, TN Jackson Hall (TPAC)
September 28, 2018 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
September 29, 2018 Cleveland, OH State Theatre
September 30, 2018 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
October 2, 2018 Huntsville, AL Von Braun Center
October 3, 2018 Gainesville, FL O’Connell Center
October 4, 2018 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Broward Center
October 5, 2018 Tampa, FL Sun Dome
October 6, 2018 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre
October 7, 2018 Orlando, FL Dr. Phillips Center
October 10, 2018 Grand Rapids, MI 20 Monroe
October 11, 2018 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theatre
October 12, 2018 Louisville, KY The Palace
October 13, 2018 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre
October 14, 2018 St. Louis, MO Fox Theatre
October 16, 2018 Midland, TX Wagner Noel
October 17, 2018 Dallas, TX Music Factory
October 18, 2018 Houston, TX Smart Financial Centre
October 19, 2018 San Antonio, TX Majestic Theater
October 21, 2018 Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
After a successful launch in the US, Live Nation Urban and TCG Entertainment in conjunction with The Prince Estate have announced the second leg of the “4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince” tour with a sold-out show at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London.
The North American leg of the tour kicked off to over 4000 fans at The Wolf Trap in Washington, DC. The European leg will begin on November 26th in Paris, France at the Palais des Sports with additional stops in Germany, Sweden and more.
“We are beyond excited to take the 4U Symphonic tour to Europe, Questlove, and our creative team which included renowned composer Brent Fisher, have created an amazing show. The fact that we sold out Royal Albert Hall so quickly is a testament to the hard work that the team has put together to pay an appropriate homage to the creative artistry and musical genius that is Prince,” said Shawn Gee, President of Live Nation Urban.
4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince European Tour Dates:
November 26, 2018 Paris, France Palais des Sports
November 27,2018 Brussels, Belgium Club Forest
November 28, 2018 Zurich, Switzerland Samsung Hall
November 29, 2018 Stuttgart, Germany Beethoven Saal
November 30, 2018 Amsterdam, Holland AFAS Live
December 5, 2018 Berlin, Germany Tempodrome
December 6, 2018 Hamburg, Germany Mehr Theatre
December 7, 2018 Copenhagen, Denmark Opera House
December 8, 2018 Malmo, Sweden Arena
December 9, 2018 Stockholm, Sweden Annexet
December 10, 2018 Gothenburg, Sweden Partille Arena
December 13, 2018 London, UK Royal Albert Hall
December 15, 2018 Tel Aviv, Israel Menorah Arena
For more information:
About The Prince Estate:
The Prince Estate passionately presents Prince’s life and work, and cultivates opportunities to further his legacy. As the singular, authoritative source on all things Prince, The Prince Estate inspires and educates fans, celebrates Prince in his totality, and stewards Prince’s legacy into the future. www.princeestate.com
About Live Nation Entertainment:
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Media & Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.
About TCG Entertainment:
TCG Entertainment www.TCGENT.com is the industry leader in the creation, production, booking and marketing of live entertainment productions and events. TCG has over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry with a focus on symphonic, family, music, and other live touring properties. Current and past productions include A Night of Symphonic Hip Hop, multiple productions of Cirque Musica www.CirqueMusica.com, A Night of Symphonic Rock, REWIND-Celebrating the 80s, and more.