It looks like Janelle Monáe and Delilah will be announced as the main support act for Prince’s upcoming Australian tour in May. Monáe will be in Australia already for the Vivid Live Festival, and earlier today she tweeted a SoundCloud link that was shared by Prince’s backing, The NPG.
New Prince Rehearsal! Get ready Australia! m.soundcloud.com/drfunkenberry/…
— Janelle Monae (@JanelleMonae) April 29, 2012
The SoundCloud blurb reads:
“Here is the latest rehearsal jam from PRINCE & THE NPG. We have been waiting to share this with you and now, we finally can. As we first told you about late last week, this is Prince’s musical response to Terry Lewis asking if Prince needed an opening act for his upcoming Australian Tour and was also sent to Paul Peterson of Fdeluxe (Formerly The Family) before anyone else.
We promised you that it is hot, funky, dirty, and will leave you in a puddle of sweat. We want to thank PRINCE for sending this to us! The rehearsal jam features Mutiny and Ice Cream Castles. We are loving it and digging it big time! Australia, are you ready? Good Gawd!
As we said over the weekend, Janelle Monáe and Deliah are possible opening acts for Prince’s ‘Welcome 2 Australia’ leg of the tour. Will anyone else be coming along?”
Janelle Monáe recently supported Prince on the ‘Welcome To America’ tour, so it all makes sense. Pedestrian.TV point out that she will be playing at the Opera House on the 26th, the same night Prince will be playing in Brisbane, so additional support acts are still expected to be announced for the tour.
Watch: Janelle Monae Performing At A Prince Concert In 2010
Prince Australian Tour 2012
Purple Circle – $450: Right up close with a complete 360 degree stage (in the round) so you won’t miss a thing!
Purple Reserve – $350: Seating on the outskirts of the 360 stage.
Gold – $179.90: Regular stadium seating.
Silver – $99: Seating on the upper areas of the stadium – Great value for a stadium show.