Listen Up: Prince Interviewed on 103.5 KTU Radio This Morning

Prince continued his pop-up appearances this morning on 103.5 KTU radio. He stopped by to talk again about his upcoming shows in New York and New Jersey, part of his Welcome 2 America tour.

It was early for the purple one – he asked for coffee and after compliments from the hosts on how young he looks, Prince remarked “Some days I look 156”.

Prince also indirectly referenced the cancellation of the first New Jersey show which was supposed to be tomorrow. He said, “I just wanna say if there’s any delays with the shows to just expect us to make up any dates that we might miss and please, everybody show up. It’s gonna be amazing.”

Late last week, we got word on the special guests that are expected to join Prince in the Big Apple:

15 december – Izod Center
Esperanza Spalding
Lalah Hathaway

17 december – Izod Center
Cassandra Wilson
Maceo Parker

18 december – Madison Square Garden
Sheila E.
Larry Graham & GCS

29 december – Madison Square Garden
Mint Condition
Janelle Monáe

No word yet on who will guest with him at the January 18, 2011 show, also at Madison Square Garden.

Are you headed to any of the shows? It’s gonna be funky! – Dr.FB



  • Scott
    Posted at 14:32h, 12 January

    Seems like his voice keeps cutting out or is it just me…?

  • Dave B
    Posted at 15:11h, 18 December

    Went to Friday’s show at the Izod Center, & it was amazing. Been a fan of Prince for 20 years but had never seen him before. Am also lucky enough to be going to Saturday’s show at MSG (got tickets for both shows the minute they went on sale).

    Also, there were many tix on sale on StubHub for last night’s show, and for tonight’s – and some are well below face value. Even if the StubHub sale deadline has expired for a show, if you’re in the NYC area it might be worth it to head to the Garden the night of the show; there may well be people who had last-minute cancellations and are looking to sell.

    Not sure if the Prince MSG shows on 12/29 and 1/18 are officially sold out yet, but even if they are you can try the methods above.

    Can’t wait to see what songs he plays tonight!

  • marley peters
    Posted at 12:34h, 17 December

    Prince is the best singer, performer,gitarist. innovator and creator!
    And the sexiest motherfucker as well!!!

  • marley peters
    Posted at 12:30h, 17 December

    Prince is still the hottest chocolate dish ever!

  • Erica
    Posted at 09:39h, 16 December

    THE SHOW WAS FREAKINGGGGGGGGG AMAZING!! got to see Prince for the 1st time last night, HE LOOKS GREAT IN PERSON. I also noticed that he looks in shape too, seen some muscles, he must work out or something. Its better seeing him perform in person rather than on videos/TV :D.

    If you peeps can check out a show, please do, b/c u really do not want to miss out!!! THAT IS AN ORDER & ITS A REQUIREMENT!!! LOLOL!!!

    (I’m ok I swear lmao :0P)

    Posted at 13:40h, 14 December

    cool man, thanks.
    huge debate going on in my noggin to go on 1/18
    but that’s a long haul from san diego to nyc.
    not to mention those tix prices are a bit insane.

  • Chocolatsis65
    Posted at 12:37h, 14 December

    Some how the *still jealous though* is missing?l

  • Chocolatsis65
    Posted at 12:34h, 14 December

    Michael… If you don’t think people hate this man and want him to fail (by sabotaging sound etc.)your living under a rock. Stop the hate he’s just man! goodness!!

    Did Prince ever say he was a perfect man or never makes a mistake in his speech and can perfectly bridle his tongue, and actions for that matter? NO! That’s who Jesus hung wit, people who needed a doctor not those who were self righteous n thought they were perfect n didn’t need changin/savin.

    “that which rides you like a beast” REALLY wow trippin much??

    Oh and oops speaking of mistakes and being imperfect my own self on my last post i said lucky?? i never use that word? don’t believe in it. I meant A.S. was blessed for being able to go to all the shows out there not really:)

  • Michael...
    Posted at 22:43h, 13 December

    No one listens, not to others nor themselves, especially themselves, wouldn’t it be nice? It’s easy to point fingers outside yourself rather then face that which rides you like the beast that is the coat of flesh you trap yourself within. Prince does need that coffee. He needs to wake up.

  • Royal Rican Prince
    Posted at 21:56h, 13 December

    Prince was, has and always will be so funny. I LOVE his sense of humor!!

  • ChrisG
    Posted at 18:02h, 13 December

    I think the “special album” he’s referring to is 20Ten Deluxe.

    the best part of the interview for me was him clearing up his work on Stand Back by Stevie Nicks. He said he programmed the drum machine but didn’t mention playing keyboards like I had been told. Well, it came from his own mouth so I guess he’s right! lol Every radio interview should take texts from fans… that way you get GOOD QUESTIONS.

    “So Prince, what are you smokin; to make you look so good?!”

    “Other Guitarists” Classic.

  • paisley
    Posted at 17:24h, 13 December

    “why is the tour called welcome 2 america, considering u’r from america”, He Asked ”well, we have prepared a special album and we would like to play some songs live…”‘

    Something big is coming???


    Posted at 17:21h, 13 December

    So he says there is a Welcome 2 America album & wants to play the live music….Hmmmmmm

    Posted at 17:18h, 13 December

    Prince needs to go on Regis & kelly in NY…Good interview. Prince should be a DJ..Like he said in the last radio interview he has a good radio voice….

  • casey
    Posted at 16:38h, 13 December

    oh my goodness. such a good musician. wish i could be there in new york at madison square garden….maybe los angeles hopefully!

  • LexAve456
    Posted at 15:31h, 13 December

    Man, these interviews are doing exactly what they are supposed to do, get someone like me excited to see “the man, the myth, the legend”! I can’t wait for Wednesday!

    Prince needs to do some more TV spots. National and Local spots too. Prince should go on “Good Day NY” or PIX Morning News, NY1 or any of the local stations here in NYC. Prince needs to invade ALL forms of media while here in The Big Apple!

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  • Joanna
    Posted at 14:15h, 13 December


    I was there too and totally agree with you. The sound at Hard Rock was terrible. It was the worst concert I have ever been to and I have been a Prince fan for 25 years. What was the big snaffoo at the superbowl performance?

  • Erica
    Posted at 13:56h, 13 December

    Yeah this interview was much better….Cubby, Cindy and Prince all had jokes lolol! You better believe it I’m going! 12/15, 12/17, 12/18 and 12/29, with 01/18 pending lol

  • Smoke
    Posted at 13:46h, 13 December

    What was the answer to why the tour is called Welcome 2 America?? Album on the way!? And it’s not 2010 deluxe!?

  • justmemuchlove
    Posted at 13:43h, 13 December

    Thanks for posting doc.
    Good to hear his voice
    Much Love

  • KMP1025
    Posted at 13:42h, 13 December

    Thanks Doc! Can not believe the talent didnt get him coffee before they even cracked the mic! Hope keeps doing radio tours!

  • Jamez
    Posted at 13:26h, 13 December

    Interesting that Prince commented on the sound of his superbowl performance. I went to the pre-superbowl concert at the Hard Rock and read online how state-of-the-art their sound system was. Turned out it was the worse sounding concert I’ve been to and vowed to never return (horrible echo off the walls, way too many speakers for such a small venue). Not sure who was responsible for that, but I did see a few concerts since then at the Hard Rock and the sound was awesome…

  • Qaid Amir Ali
    Posted at 13:22h, 13 December

    Thanks Doc ;0) …

    My man is all over the block …

  • Paradise Nubien
    Posted at 13:15h, 13 December

    Hello & Thx Doc., Hopefully U get a chance to go u’re self. I heard U wish U had of went to one of the others, maybe u can make 1/18, :-).

    Have a wonderful day!!!

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