Clear your DVR and any plans you may have had for this evening, as a purple disciple will be hitting the late-night block to honor Prince. D’Angelo, who dropped off an intimate and touching salute just this morning, will be gracing The Tonight Show with a tributary performance this evening, giving the people what they want and, no doubt, offering himself a cathartic moment as he continues to process the loss of his hero. Those familiar with D’s catalogue, and unflinching reverence for His Royal Purpleness, know his cover of the b-side “She’s Always In My Hair” to be something of a unsung classic (captured most recently in an in-studio performance for Spotify and performed live at Afropunk in 2014) and while we can’t say for sure what D’Angelo will be performing this evening, we do know that it’s going to be a beautiful night for all involved. Tune-in for the heavy-hearted salutes at 11:35PM on NBC. We’re told there will likely be some guests joining D, so make sure your front and center at your television set. You simply won’t want to miss this one. For a peek into what may be en route, jump back to hear D’Angelo’s rendition of Prince’s Under The Cherry Moon cut, “Venus De Milo.”
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