Prince, 3rdEyeGirl ‘Hit & Run Tour’ Headed to US

Prince and 3rdEyeGirl will bring their Hit & Run Tour to the US, following a successful UK run last year. The tour will open in Louisville (KY) on March 14th, which is the only date scheduled on the Hit & Run Tour so far. Prince performed spontaneous dates in the UK and Europe for the Hit & Run Tour, and the venues and dates for the shows were announced on Twitter. The US tour is expected to use the same spontaneous system. Tickets for the Kentucky show will go on sale on March 9th through Live Nation.

Prince has released over thirty studio albums in his iconic music career including 1999, Purple Rain, Graffiti Bridge, The Black Album, The Gold Experience, Musicology, Plectrumelectrum, and Art Official Age. Purple Rain was Prince’s sixth studio album and soundtrack for the 1984 film, Purple Rain. The album is considered to be one of the greatest albums in music history. The project produced five hit singles including “When Doves Cry,” “Let’s Go Crazy,” “Purple Rain,” “I Would Die 4 U,” and “Take Me with U.” To date, the project has sold over 22 million copies, ranking it the sixth best-selling soundtrack.

The legend has won seven Grammy Awards including Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal (Purple Rain), Best R&B Song (“I Feel You”), Best R&B Performance (“Kiss”), and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance (“Call My Name”). Prince’s 1999 and Purple Rainalbums each received a Grammy Hall of Fame Award. The 1999 project featured the songs “1999,” “Little Red Corvette,” “Delirious,” “Automatic,” and “Let’s Pretend We’re Married.” The musician has sold over 100 million records worldwide, cementing him as one of the best-selling artists of all time.

In 2004, Prince was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Prince’s film career began with the debut of Purple Rain in 1984. The film only cost $7 million to make, but it grossed over $80 million at the box office. The film’s title track, “Purple Rain,” won an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score. Besides the songs that were released from the studio album, the soundtrack also featured a number of big hits including “The Beautiful Ones,” “Baby I’m a Star,” and “Darling Nikki.” The sequel to Purple Rain entitled Graffiti Bridge was released in 1990.

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