Prince's 'Welcome 2 America' Tour

Prince's 'Welcome 2 America' Tour
ESSENCE.COM Feb, 08, 2011

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Prince’s “Welcome 2 America” tour kicked off on December 14th, 2010 at the IZOD Center in New Jersey.

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It turns out, Prince was in need of a ballerina for his video, "Crimson and Clover" and Copeland was the perfect fit. “I was asked if Prince could have my cell number,” she says. “I was literally still waking up. ‘What? Prince who?’ ”

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The artist currently known as Price spent over two hours rocking the crowd at his December 29, 2010 concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Janelle Monae and Mint Condition opened for him on this stop of the tour.

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By February 2011, Prince added two more dates to appease his many fans in New York City.

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His Purple Highness asked singer Cee-Lo to open for him on his last NYC stop.

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Everybody who was anybody came to see Prince perform during the “Welcome 2 America” tour. Kim Kardashian, Chris Rock and his wife Malaak took the stage for his last New York City performance.

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Prince made sure to end on a high note for his last New York City performance.

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It’s so hard to say goodbye, but Prince gave his fans a show to remember on the last New York City performance of his tour.

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The “Welcome 2 America” tour was certainly this season’s hottest ticket.

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