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TrivialPursuit

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Prince Handwritten Note & NPG Concert in April : Tour with Andre Cymone

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After playing together at the Prince tribute concert in Minneapolis last October, various members of the collective -- best known for its work on 1991’s Diamonds and Pearls and 1992’s Love Symbol Album -- will play Celebration 2017 at Paisley Park (the four-day tribute to Prince in honor of the one-year anniversary of his death) on April 23. Following that appearance, The New Power Generation will play their own solo show at California's Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center on May 22. More dates in the U.S. and Europe are to come. Tickets for the Redondo Beach show go on sale March 21. (more behind the source)

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"Despite everything, no 1 can dictate who u r 2 other people." - Prince
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Reply #1 posted 03/16/17 10:54am

jgreco7

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Great news for music fans and a true testament to the legacy of Prince's music. P's crew knows his music better than anyone else and the fact they still want to play it together and deliver it to the fans really speaks volumes. Morris Hayes is a class act and let's hope the concerts and talk of new music continues healing the soul. For heights and depths no words can reach, music is the souls own speech! Long live the NPG prince
got Prince?
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Reply #2 posted 03/16/17 3:21pm

kindofblue

Great little euphoric text by Prince! Must have been written shortly after NPGs debut performance at Glam Slam on Jan 6 1991. Just re-read the review of the performance in Uptowns The Vault. Must have been a great show... and seems like the authors had a tape of the performance, as the review is very detailed. I think the recording is not circulating, unfortunately? Would be really nice if somebody would dig that one out and share it cool lol

What's that tracklist at the top of page 1? I guess it means Something Funky/Willing And Able/Live 4 Love/The Flow - but I'm not really sure about the abbreviations for No 2 +3...

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Reply #3 posted 03/16/17 4:14pm

Militant

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sticky and frontpage

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Reply #4 posted 03/16/17 6:45pm

luvsexy4all

tony m ..playing guitar???

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Reply #5 posted 03/16/17 7:21pm

motherfunka

luvsexy4all said:

tony m ..playing guitar???

He played guitar on the Act I and Act II tours.

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Reply #6 posted 03/16/17 7:22pm

bilbolives

http://www.startribune.com/a-version-of-prince-s-npg-will-go-on-tour/416357484/

The Minneapolis Star Tribune is also reporting on the NPG's plans to tour.

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Reply #7 posted 03/16/17 7:38pm

Latin

Excerpt from article published by Billboard Magazine:

"For the upcoming dates, the roster will be Hayes (keyboards), former Revolution member Andre Cymone (vocals), Kip Blackshire (vocals), Marva King (vocals), Tommy Barbarella (keyboards), Levi Seacer Jr (guitar), Kirk Johnson (Drums), Tony Mosley (guitar, vocals), Sonny Thompson (bassist) and Damon Dickson (dancer, vocals)

Other members, including drummer Michael Bland and vocalist Shelby J will rotate in as needed and as their schedules permit."

Here is the full article:

http://www.billboard.com/...ten-letter
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Reply #8 posted 03/16/17 7:38pm

TrivialPursuit

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motherfunka said:

luvsexy4all said:

tony m ..playing guitar???

He played guitar on the Act I and Act II tours.


He also did in the "Willing and Able" video.

"Despite everything, no 1 can dictate who u r 2 other people." - Prince
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Reply #9 posted 03/16/17 9:48pm

Anotherwontdar
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TrivialPursuit said:

motherfunka said:

He played guitar on the Act I and Act II tours.


He also did in the "Willing and Able" video.

Not to mention wearing glasses in the "Morning Papers" vid... ha ha ha.

Every now and then
There comes a time you must defend
Your right to die and live again --
And again, and again...
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Reply #10 posted 03/16/17 10:34pm

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sorry, but shouldn't Andre Cymone sing/guest with The Revolution, not NPG?

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Reply #11 posted 03/16/17 11:04pm

Latin

SignOthetimes1987 said:

sorry, but shouldn'
t Andre Cymone sing/guest with The Revolution, not NPG?


Here is what Andre Cymone posted in February regarding why he will not be touring with The Revolution:

https://m.facebook.com/an...7848885413
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Reply #12 posted 03/16/17 11:20pm

SignOthetimes1
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Latin said:

SignOthetimes1987 said:

sorry, but shouldn' t Andre Cymone sing/guest with The Revolution, not NPG?

Here is what Andre Cymone posted in February regarding why he will not be touring with The Revolution: https://m.facebook.com/an...7848885413

Thank you. I see now.

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Reply #13 posted 03/16/17 11:52pm

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I hope I get to see them! I enjoyed all of their contributions at the official tribute. Briefly met Mr Hayes at the PRN family dance party after the tribute and he was the sweetest person, very gracious with all the fans in attendance. I already saw the Revolution last Sept so this I'm looking forward to. I hope for us local fans who aren't going to the PP celebration they give us another chance to see them here. I'm not very confident that's going to happen tho sad I'm so glad they reached out to Andre and that he accepted their invitation - feel the love!

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Reply #14 posted 03/17/17 2:00am

jraw

Nice, really looking forward to see them live! Anticipating more on these shows than the Revolution shows!

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Reply #15 posted 03/17/17 2:25am

AnnaSantana

Yay the NPG is going on tour! woot!

Just fun....nothing ethereal.
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Reply #16 posted 03/17/17 3:33am

Lovejunky

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THis is a beautiful piece of writing ...

Prince basically glorifies his band and Rosie Gaines, talking them up to the point of saying that Rosie Gains upstages him (bless the darling man )

and then finishes with a shady little teaser of a marketing move thats so "Prince"

I miss him.... sad

the last part reads

Prince is planning a small club tour to showcase his new material apparently because he misses the one on one intimacy of his earlier concerts,and promises to be more dangerous than ever before this time round.

Dangerous has many meanings in the Paisley Camp all of them Positive.

No dates have been set yet for the Album release, or a subsequent tour.

Warner Brothers haven’t even heard the Album .

No one has a copy except Prince.

TrivialPursuit said:

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After playing together at the Prince tribute concert in Minneapolis last October, various members of the collective -- best known for its work on 1991’s Diamonds and Pearls and 1992’s Love Symbol Album -- will play Celebration 2017 at Paisley Park (the four-day tribute to Prince in honor of the one-year anniversary of his death) on April 23. Following that appearance, The New Power Generation will play their own solo show at California's Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center on May 22. More dates in the U.S. and Europe are to come. Tickets for the Redondo Beach show go on sale March 21. (more behind the source)

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“LOVE IS THE MASTERPLAN”
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Reply #17 posted 03/17/17 3:44am

dodger

TrivialPursuit said:

motherfunka said:

He played guitar on the Act I and Act II tours.


He also did in the "Willing and Able" video.

Also, The Morning Papers video and Blue Light on Arsenio

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Reply #18 posted 03/17/17 5:13am

Philly76

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Please come to Switzerland, u have a lot of fams here waiting to see the NPG!
Please!
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Reply #19 posted 03/17/17 5:25am

E319

Awesome news. Hopefully they will come to Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area.

Black day, stormy night/No love, no hope in sight...
Don't cry, he is coming/Don't die, without knowing...
The Cross.
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Reply #20 posted 03/17/17 8:22am

Loefie

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It feels extremely weird, but when they come to Holland I want to see them!!

Only the fact they are also thinking about making a new album..... I don't know . I'm not so excited about that one. hmmm If they would have asked me, I would have said "No". But hey, they didn't.
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Produced, Arranged, Composed & Performed by PRINCE


"Rotterdam, we come to jam!"
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Reply #21 posted 03/17/17 10:25am

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Latin said:

SignOthetimes1987 said:

sorry, but shouldn' t Andre Cymone sing/guest with The Revolution, not NPG?

Here is what Andre Cymone posted in February regarding why he will not be touring with The Revolution: https://m.facebook.com/an...7848885413

I wonder...

I'm not a woman,
I'm not a man,
I am something that you’ll never understand...
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Reply #22 posted 03/17/17 11:13am

ladygirl99

Yeah I am curious why he is not with the Revolution. Same goes with Dez who had making brief appearances with other bands. I have nothing against Andre being with NPG (that shows he doesn't believe in band identity and isoliation as he wanted to contribute to Prince his way).

But I read awhile back when Andre did an interview with Star Tribute he didn't like the label 'guest' when Bobby Z contacted him to do the tribute shows at First Avenue.

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Reply #23 posted 03/17/17 5:09pm

cindyt

dangerous has many meanings in the Paisley camp. All of them good.

That's what denise matthews wrote on prince's picture. It also makes me wonder why he said just when you thought you were safe. Twisted i think.

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Reply #24 posted 03/17/17 11:40pm

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Looks awesome. I hope no one is fighting over this, they're all grownups.
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Reply #25 posted 03/18/17 12:38am

ewald

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Good thing he's been cremated; he would be tossing and turning in the grave about this... sad

Thank God this ain't Monopoly
U'd make us all go back 2 start
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Reply #26 posted 03/18/17 7:38pm

Monarch

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The NOG needs a website. Do they have one yet?
Chuck Norris can kill two stones with one bird.
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Reply #27 posted 03/19/17 8:19am

purplepoppy

Betty Wright Clean Up Woman album, damn. Thanx for the memories, Mr P. chair

pussy got bank in her pockets before she got dick in her drawers
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Reply #28 posted 03/20/17 7:07am

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eek as much as I didn't want to believe any of this about P; seeing the New Power Generation has always been a hope of mine. After all, as the converted. ..we r the New Power Generation. It's Prince's legacy. And Eye 4 1 will B there.

Already bought tix. Seen P 14 times.... never with the old NPG. Eye regret not catching him with 3rdeyegirl, but I snobbishly didn't feel that they were on par with his groove.

was waiting for P&M tour to come close but it didn't
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"Damn Dolores, pick another subject, please..."
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Reply #29 posted 03/20/17 1:04pm

LadyLayla

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AnnaSantana said:

Yay the NPG is going on tour! woot!

They'll be doing Osaka 3/29 and Tokyo 3/31-4/2. I picked up a tiny notice when I was in Japan over Christmas. Would love to see a show!!

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