It was announced on friday that Prince would bring his critically acclaimed Welcome 2 America tour to North and South Carolina for a six date run. In a somewhat unorthodox move the tour dates were announced less than two weeks before the shows are scheduled to take place. Yes, you read that correctly. The six date run is slated to begin in Columbia, South Carolina on March 21st. The tour will then make its way to Raleigh on the 23rd, Charlotte on the 24th and Greensboro on the 26th before making its way back to South Carolina.
Tickets go on sale monday at 10 AM. Ticket prices start at $20 and go all the way up to $199. No word yet on who the opening acts will be for these dates, but openers for previous shows on the tour have included Jannelle Monae and Cee-Lo Green. All dates and venues are listed below.
3/21/11 Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena
3/23/11 Raleigh, NC @ RBC Center (tickets)
3/24/11 Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena (tickets)
3/26/11 Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum (tickets)
3/28/11 Greenville, SC @ BiLo Center
3/30/11 North Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Coliseum