LESS THAN A WEEK TILL WEST COAST GETS PURPLE
“He had the crowd panting as soon as he hit the stage…It was unbelievably great. Do you go to a Prince show for
predictable consistency? Ah, no. You go for moments of divinely inspired madness — and last night, he delivered as
many of those as a fan could expect.” – Rolling Stone
Prince is bringing his
Welcome 2 America tour to the West Coast for the first time with the announcement of two nights next
week at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA on February 21 and 23. Show time for both events is 8:00pm.
The announcement comes on the heels of six shows in the New York area about which the New York Daily
News raved, “Prince worthy of all royal accolades…The hit-friendly show had a kinetic confidence and racing
pace that spoke of his singular place in pop history,” while the New York Times said “It’s easy to envision
Prince as another Chuck Berry or James Brown, barnstorming for decades to come.” The Star-Ledger wrote,
“Any doubt that the diminutive singer could still bring the heat was put to rest at the explosive concert that kicked
off the Welcome 2 America tour…Prince, remarkably, remains at the height of his powers. He's a national treasure.
Catch him while you can.”
Tickets for the Oakland shows go on sale this Friday, February 18th at 12:00 Noon PST at Ticketmaster.com and
Tickets are $250.00, $125.00, $75.00 and $49.50 for reserved seats plus applicable charges.
[Published on: 2/16/11]