Live Sound

Prince Sets Out on New Tour

For the first time in six years, pop star Prince and the New Power Generation band (John Blackwell, drums; Greg Boyer, trombone; Candy Dulfer, saxophone; 7/01/2004 8:00 AM Eastern

For the first time in six years, pop star Prince and the New Power Generation band (John Blackwell, drums; Greg Boyer, trombone; Candy Dulfer, saxophone; Chance Howard, trumpet; Renato Neto, piano and synthesizers; Maceo Parker, saxophone; RAD, vocals and keyboards; and Rhonda Smith, bass) are embarking on a coast-to-coast concert tour of the United States, hitting arenas through September 2004, with sound reinforcement duties handled by Eighth Day Sound (Highland Heights, Ohio). Press was not allowed into the show.

The tour comes on the heels of Prince's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and his Grammy-opening performance with Beyoncé. The launch of the tour also coincides with the release of Prince's new CD, Musicology, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Purple Rain.

To catch Prince in your hometown, visit his Website at www.npgmc.com.