Wow. We just got sent this gift of the official Welcome 2 Chicago tour poster for PRINCE & The NPG.
Futuristic fantasy. Chicago will be where the purple party people be.
It looks like for now the Chicago dates will be September 24th, 25th, and the 26th.
The pre-sale for the 24th has already begun with the official sale date this Thursday September 6th.
Stay right here for more information of the Welcome 2 Chicago run...and MORE!-DocFB
Diagnosis: Don't. Come. 2. The. Concert.
It is a little bit after midnight when I arrive at The Record Plant in Hollywood to talk with and listen to Andy Allo's "Superconductor" tonight. What I hear over the next few hours is an artist that is on the rise and willing to challenge herself and others around her to get there.
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A new interview with Andy Allo talks about "Superconductor"'s distribution, chitlins, The Chappelle Show Prince basketball skit, and more!
The DJ's at KSFM tried to label Andy as Prince's girlfriend, but had them "slow their roll" as she said they were just friend's. After they got the Prince question out of the way, they were able to concentrate on her and the upcoming "Superconductor" album, her influences,
Here is part one, where they talk about Prince, the Chappelle Show, and Andy's Basketball skills.
In part two, Andy talks about her influences, Nina Simone, Sly & The Family Stone, and even throws in some Ice Cube for good measure. They also talk about how long she has been a singer and how the DJ scared beautiful women. She also touches base on distribution and how Universal is interested.
And in part 3, they play a slightly longer version of "People Pleaser" than you have heard before. She talks about working on "Superconductor" with Prince, Maceo Parker, The Hornheadz, and THE NPG and the DJ wanting to add some triangle to the album. We also find out that the album is planned to be 9 songs.
All in all, a very good interview as we found out more about "Superconductor" and Andy is having some fun. We hear there might be some coverage of Andy in the local Sacramento paper and a cover story as well before things get kicked off in the national spotlight.
Check out the interview above and let us know what you think.-DocFB
Andy Allo took to V101.1 FM In Sacramento with Big Al this morning, previewing new tracks from "Superconductor" and who worked on the CD with her, including Prince, Maceo Parker, Trombone Shorty, and others.
They talked all about that and more....all on one mic!!! The station has been moving buildings and did not have everything hooked up.
The songs previewed were "People Pleaser", "Superconductor", and "When Our Worlds Collide" and talked about making the record.
Big Al did want to pry a bit and ask what's going on with her and Prince. Andy said that he is a really good friend who surprised her by showing up in the studio in Sacramento while she is finishing up the CD.
It was nice to hear Andy talk about the experience making the CD and talking about touring with Prince & The NPG. I feel this was a great side to see and hear from her.
Here are a few clear sound clips from the show we were sent;
Someone caught the entire interview, which took place over 90 minutes, below. The clip below, the audio is not as clear as above but it does feature songs from "Superconductor" and a few other small clips.
Check out the lovely and talented Miss Andy Allo and say it with us...."Superconductor"...spell it out. Big Al. Just playing man! Thanks for everything.-DocFB
With only 1 show left in Australia, Prince performed 2 shows since his last main concert in Brisbane, one an afterjam that we hear was quite epic, and a 2nd secret show.
At the Brisbane afterjam, PRINCE & The NPG performed a funk-infused version of "Mutiny" with versions of "Insatiable", "Scandalous" and a full version of "Adore" thrown in. If that wasn't enough, he also performed "$", "Song Of The Heart" and "Days Of Wild" for good measure. That does not even include him performing "She's Always In My Hair" at the main show.
Then, Monday night, PRINCE performed a secret club show in Melbourne. You either got DJ Rashida's Tweet about the show or were there as we are told only 70 to 80 people were in attendance for the show. Looking at the set list, Prince performed "Love 2 The 9's" "An Honest Man", "Tambourine" "Sexy Dancer" "Strange Relationship" a cover of "Oustanding" and "Rude Boy" performed by NPG singer Shelby J.
His 8th and final "Welcome 2 Australia" concert is May 30th. No Afterjam has been announced yet and we know the people who missed the secret show and afterjam (for shame) are hoping for 1 more afterjam so that won't have to live with regret til PRINCE & The NPG come back to Australia again.
These shows sound amazing and a LOT of fun. Let's hope there is more to DJ Rashida's tweet about a soundboard recording of the Brisbane afterjam somehow getting out.-DocFB
We just got this photo in our inbox along with the info that the legendary Maceo Parker will be joining Prince & The NPG in the Welcome 2 Canada Tour!
The first show kicks off this weekend and you can get your tickets via Live Nation.
Here are the tour dates below:
11/25/11 – Air Canada Centre – Toronto, ON
11/26/11 – Air Canada Centre – Toronto, ON
11/30/11 – Halifax Metro Centre – Halifax, NS
12/02/11 – Bell Centre – Montreal, QB
12/03/11 – Scotiabank Place – Ottawa, ON
12/05/11 – John Labatt Centre – London, ON
12/08/11 – MTS Centre – Winnipeg, MB
12/13-14/11 – Rexall Place – Edmonton, AB
12/16/11 – Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC
12/17/11 – Save on Foods Memorial Centre – Victoria, BC
With Maceo now in the mix, it is going to be even more funky, if that is possible.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Pass The Peas...along with the stuffing n mashed potatoes!!
Less than 24 hours after Kanye West took the stage with Prince & The NPG, and as graceful as Prince's people were to treat Kanye with respect, Kanye did the exact opposite to Prince's crew the next night. We were told this news EXCLUSIVELY!
We were first told about this incident last night by a few people who attended Kanye's concert last night and even a crew member. Members of the NPG, including singer Shelby J. were invited to attend Kanye's concert after Kanye rocked the stage with the Prince & The NPG the night before. The NPG were sat by the stage by Kanye's people before the show.
Early during the show with Kanye on stage, Kanye told something to his DJ and told the NPG to leave. Now, we can confirm Kanye himself invited the NPG himself to his concert, so why did he do that to them? It comes off as he treated them rudely while the night before, Prince's people were showing Kanye nothing but love and hospitality to the rap star and his entire posse. They even broke out champagne for Kanye and his people per his request.
While attending the show, he was even invited to perform with Prince as you can see in the video posted here. Mr. West was in the building and got major love.
The NPG felt so disrespected by Kanye that they left 5 minutes into the show! We reached out to Prince's camp but have not heard anything back from them yet.
It sucks to hear that they gave Kanye the VIP treatment at the Prince show, making sure all his demands were taken care of, and then the next night, in return, Prince's crew was treated like Taylor Swift at the Video Music Awards. How embarrassing for them.
So Mr. West, you going to runaway from this?-Dr.FB
Diagnosis: Watching The Throne Alone