One of music's most iconic figures is making his way back to Canadian soil (finally!) – musician and singer Prince kicks off his "Welcome 2 Canada tour" in December and will make a number of stops across the country from coast to coast.
Hitting 10 cities and putting on 11 shows in all, this tour is the third of a string of worldwide travels that included the Welcome 2 America tour, which ran from December 2010 and wrapped up in May, and then during the summer months Prince was performing in various European hotspots. He will be playing in Canada with his new band, New Power Generation.
Some of Prince's Canadian stop-offs include a show on December 8th, which is only his second stop in Winnipeg ever, and the concert will be held at the MTS Centre. Other scheduled shows are as follows:
Nov. 25 & 26 – Air Canada Centre, Toronto
Nov. 30 – Metro Center, Halifax
Dec. 2 – Bell Centre, Montreal
Dec. 3 – Scotiabank Place, Ottawa
Dec. 5 – John Labatt Centre, London
Dec. 11 – Credit Union Center, Saskatoon
Dec. 13 – Rexall Place, Edmonton
Dec. 16 – Rogers Arena, Vancouver
Dec. 17 – Save on Center, Victoria
Prince, who is now 53 years old, hasn't performed in Canada since 2002. He recently released "20Ten," his 28th studio album since hitting radars in the late 70s. He has sold over 100 million records worldwide and has been nominated for 33 Grammys in all (winning seven). His albums "Purple Rain" as well as "1999" were both honoured with the Grammy Hall of Fame Award.