Prince announces new album 'Plectrum Electrum,' single 'FixUrLifeUp' and world tour

Prince, moving in his usual mysterious ways, has confirmed that a new full-length album is indeed on the way and–while he was at it–announced a full-blown tour to support it (kicking off in Vancouver TOMORROW Sunday April 14th, scroll down for full dates) AND released a new single to Canadian Radio. Turns out the working album title–Plectrum Electrum–was leaked with that very short film we posted a little while ago. The new song is called “FixUrLifeUp” and you can stream the radio rip from CBC radio here. The tour news comes via the diabolical Dr. Funkenberry, who has this to say:

We just received this news update straight from PAISLEY PARK:

1 more day of full production rehearsal and then PRINCE and 3RDEYEGIRL will take a private plane to Vancouver on Sunday afternoon.

They will all attend the LIVE OUT LOUD Tour Launch party hosted by DJ Rashida at the Portside Pub in Vancouver. Tickets are $25.00 now and will be more at the door.

New music from the newly mixed FULL-LENGTH CD ‘PLECTRUM ELECTRUM’ (working title) will be showcased all night long!

PRINCE is expected to make a brief appearance but 3RDEYEGIRL along with DJ Rashida will be keeping the party jumping til there ain’t one!

COME LIVE OUT LOUD SUNDAY, MONDAY, & TUESDAY NIGHT WITH

PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL!

When stuff like this happens I just imagine his royal purpleness twirling his obsessively-trimmed mustache and laughing as he watches the little people scramble to get tickets. In my imagination he has a bank of monitors which allow him to see him through the built-in camera of any computer whereon the word ‘Prince’ is typed–and he is sitting in a Captain Kirk swivel chair covered in purple paisleys. When the laughter subsides he goes back to stroking his persian cat before he picks up his opulent-ass phone to make another announcement to make us all dance for his amusement. You may think I’m crazy but as I was typing these words here in Brooklyn’s Pillow Cafe, “Let’s Go Crazy” came up on Pandora. Lord help me, I am afraid of this man. Get the flyer and details for the launch party here and find full tour dates below, covering North America before heading across the Atlantic to hit Switselrand and Scandinavia:

Prince 2013 Tour Dates:
04/15 – Vancouver, BC @ The Vogue (Early Show)
04/15 – Vancouver, BC @ The Vogue (Late Show)
04/16 – Vancouver, BC @ The Vogue (Early Show)
04/16 – Vancouver, BC @ The Vogue (Late Show)
04/18 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox (Early Show)
04/18 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox (Late Show)
04/19 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox (Early Show)
04/19 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox (Late Show)
04/21 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater (Early Show)
04/21 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater (Late Show)
04/23 – San Francisco, DNA Lounge (Early Show)
04/23 – San Francisco, DNA Lounge (Late Show)
04/24 – San Francisco, DNA Lounge (Early Show)
04/24 – San Francisco, DNA Lounge (Late Show)
04/26 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint (Early Show)
04/26 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint (Late Show)
04/27 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint (Early Show)
04/27 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint (Late Show)
04/30 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Marquee (Early Show)
04/30 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Marquee (Late Show)
05/01 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Marquee (Early Show)
05/01 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Marquee (Late Show)
05/03 – San Diego, CA @ Hard Rock Hotel (Early Show)
05/03 – San Diego, CA @ Hard Rock Hotel (Late Show)
05/04 – San Diego, CA @ Hard Rock Hotel (Early Show)
05/04 – San Diego, CA @ Hard Rock Hotel (Late Show)
05/07 – Anaheim, CA @ The Grove (Early Show)
05/07 – Anaheim, CA @ The Grove (Late Show)
05/08 – Anaheim, CA @ The Grove (Early Show)
05/08 – Anaheim, CA @ The Grove (Late Show)
05/12 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre (Early Show)
05/12 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre (Late Show)
05/13 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre (Early Show)
05/13 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre (Late Show)
07/13 – Montreux, CH @ Montreux Jazz Festival
07/14 – Montreux, CH @ Montreux Jazz Festival
07/15 – Montreux, CH @ Montreux Jazz Festival
08/04 – Stockholm, SE @ Stockholm Music & Arts Festival
08/07 – Skanderborg, DK @ Smuckfest

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  • Black Hippie

    I’m suprised to see no New York dates, but be a rough city

  • Tomiko Nichols

    Dang! Is he never coming to the east coast again?

  • Marinasha Brown

    ~Come on~ what about Maryland…?

  • Curley Page

    Can you drop in on Mississippi Prince?

  • Dennis Patrick Ellis

    2014 *needs a schedule update for tour listings/venues*thx *

  • Jota Faris

    I love prince! He needs to come to Nashville!

  • Jennifer ingarfield

    Hubby lv prince come to England

  • Dawn Pratt

    What about Detroit???

  • Dedira Herring

    He needs to come back to Louisiana

  • domebaby319

    Nashville TN, please