Today, Live Nation Urban and TCG Entertainment had big news for Prince fans, announcing a new agreement with The Prince Estate for the first and only Estate-approved Prince symphony. Celebrating the music of The Purple One, 4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince will present beloved Prince cuts with a full symphony orchestra paired with a full live band featuring world-class musicians and vocalists.

As highlighted in a press release, 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, drummer and joint frontman for The Roots as well as an avid and vocal Prince lover, worked on the creation of 4U, helping curate the music and orchestral arrangements for the show.

As noted in a press release, the 4U tour will start officially on September 8th, kicking off at Washington D.C.’s Wolf Trap with the Wolf Trap Orchestra, though the tour dates listed include one show before that at New Brunswick, New Jersey’s State Theatre on September 6th. From there, the massive Prince tribute symphony will embark on a massive cross-country tour spanning through to October 21st.

Notes Troy Carter of The Prince Estate in a press release, “We’re looking forward to working with Live Nation Urban and TCG Entertainment on this production and giving fans a unique experience.”

Shawn Gee, President of Live Nation Urban, added,

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.

As a follow-up, Stephen Cook, President of TCG Entertainment, echoed these sentiments, offering,

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. 

You can check out the full list of 4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince tour dates below, with more dates expected to be added in Europe and more. Head to the project’s website here for more information.

4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince:

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

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