Prince Reportedly Set to Release New Album, Unveils Another New Song

Prince Reportedly Set to Release New Album, Unveils Another New Song
Back in 2011, Prince decided to hold off on recording any new material due to online piracy. Evidently he's now had a change of heart, since the Purple One reportedly has a new album finished.

A statement from Prince's Paisley Park camp [via Dr. Funkenberry] reveals that he has a new album on the way. It's tentatively titled Plectrum Electrum, and while we currently don't have any more information than that, it appears to be finished, since it was recently mixed.

The new song "FIXURLIFEUP" premiered on CBC Radio this morning (April 12), and it's currently streaming on Ernest Radio Network [via Consequence of Sound]. This brash rock cut features Prince's backing band 3rdEyeGirl and follows in the vein of his raw recent work with the group.

Prince will reportedly be sharing more new music from the album this Sunday (April 14) at the Portside Pub in Vancouver, where he will make an appearance at an official launch party for his North American residency tour, while 3rdEyeGirl will perform (without Prince, mind you).

Tickets for this DJ Rashida-hosted event are $25. Learn more over at the Portside Pub's Facebook page.

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