12:55pm PT by Erik Pedersen
Prince Announces West Coast Tour Dates
Hot on the heels of his marathon set Saturday at SXSW, Prince on Friday announced a nine-city tour of theaters in the Western U.S. and Canada beginning April 15 in Vancouver.
The Live Out Loud jaunt -- which will include two shows every night, at 8 and 11:30 p.m. -- will make its way down the coast to San Francisco on April 23 and 24 and to Anaheim at the City National Grove on May 7 and 8 before concluding at the Ogden Theatre in Denver on May 12 and 13. The Anaheim dates will be Prince's first public shows in the Los Angeles area since his "21 Nite Stand" in 2011, which included 15 arena shows at the Forum in Inglewood and much more intimate gigs at the Troubadour and House of Blues in West Hollywood.
Tickets for all four Anaheim shows went on sale Friday. On-sales for the other dates have not been announced.
The tour will mark Prince's first with his new all-female backing band 3rdEyeGirl, featuring Canadian guitarist Donna Grantis, Danish bassist Ida Nielsen and Kentucky-born drummer Hannah Ford. 3rdEyeGirl made its national television debut this month backing Prince on NBC's Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, playing his new song "Screwdriver" and "Bambi," from Prince's self-titled 1979 album (see video below).
Live Out Loud tour dates:
April 15: Vogue Theatre, Vancouver
April 16: Vogue Theatre, Vancouver
April 18, Showbox at The Market, Seattle
April 19, Showbox at The Market, Seattle
April 21: Roseland Theater, Portland
April 23: DNA Lounge, San Francisco
April 24: DNA Lounge, San Francisco
April 26: The Joint, Las Vegas
April 27: The Joint, Las Vegas
April 30: Marquee Theatre, Phoenix
May 1: Marquee Theatre, Phoenix
May 3: Hard Rock Hotel Ballroom, San Diego
May 4: Hard Rock Hotel Ballroom, San Diego
May 7: City National Grove, Anaheim
May 8: City National Grove, Anaheim
May 12: Ogden Theatre, Denver
May 13: Ogden Theatre, Denver