Prince Announces North American Residency Tour, Schedules Four Vancouver Shows

Prince Announces North American Residency Tour, Schedules Four Vancouver Shows
Prince has been known to headline arenas, but the Purple One will be playing some comparatively intimate venues when he hits the road this spring for a tour of North America's western region.

This trek includes stops in seven cities. Prince will play four gigs per city, with both an early show and a late show on consecutive nights. The outing kicks off in Vancouver at the Vogue Theatre in April, and Prince will then head to the U.S. for more dates.

The tour was announced yesterday (March 20) by Prince's backing band, 3rd Eye Girl, during a web chat hosted by site Dr. Funkenberry [via Consequence of Sound]. Watch the playback here, and see Prince's dates with 3rd Eye Girl below. Most dates and future plans may reportedly be announced shortly.

UPDATE: You can now buy tickets here, and see added dates in Portland and Denver below.

Tour dates:

4/15 Vancouver, BC - The Vogue (early show)

4/15 Vancouver, BC - The Vogue (late show)

4/16 Vancouver, BC - The Vogue (early show)

4/16 Vancouver, BC - The Vogue (late show)

4/18 Seattle, WA - Showbox (early show)

4/18 Seattle, WA - Showbox (late show)

4/19 Seattle, WA - Showbox (early show)

4/19 Seattle, WA - Showbox (late show)
4/21 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater (early show)
4/21 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater (late show)

4/23 San Francisco, DNA Lounge (early show)

4/23 San Francisco, DNA Lounge (late show)

4/24 San Francisco, DNA Lounge (early show)

4/24 San Francisco, DNA Lounge (late show)

4/26 Las Vegas, NV - The Joint (early show)

4/26 Las Vegas, NV - The Joint (late show)

4/27 Las Vegas, NV - The Joint (early show)

4/27 Las Vegas, NV - The Joint (late show)

4/30 Phoenix, AZ - The Marquee (early show)

4/30 Phoenix, AZ - The Marquee (late show)

5/1 Phoenix, AZ - The Marquee (early show)

5/1 Phoenix, AZ - The Marquee (late show)

5/3 San Diego, CA - Hard Rock Hotel (early show)

5/3 San Diego, CA - Hard Rock Hotel (late show)

5/4 San Diego, CA - Hard Rock Hotel (early show)

5/4 San Diego, CA - Hard Rock Hotel (late show)

5/7 Anaheim, CA - The Grove (early show)

5/7 Anaheim, CA - The Grove (late show)

5/8 Anaheim, CA - The Grove (early show)

5/8 Anaheim, CA - The Grove (late show)
5/12 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre (early show)
5/12 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre (late show)
5/13 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre (early show)
5/13 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre (late show)

7/13 Montreux, Switzerland - Montreux Jazz Festival

7/14 Montreux, Switzerland - Montreux Jazz Festival

7/15 Montreux, Switzerland - Montreux Jazz Festival

8/4 Stockholm, Sweden - Stockholm Music & Arts Festival

8/7 Skanderborg, Denmark - Smuckfest