Prince Goes to the Movies

New album offered to fans who take in tour opener from theaters

March 5, 2004 12:00 AM ET

Prince fans champing at the bit to hear his new Musicology can receive a copy of the record by dropping in at their local cineplex on March 29th. That's the day the funk/soul legend kicks off his U.S. tour in Los Angeles, a performance that will be beamed via satellite to thirty-two Regal Entertainment, United Artist and Edwards theaters across the country.

Advance tickets for select theaters are available for $15 to members of Prince's NPG Music Club (npgmusicclub.com). Tickets will be made available to the general public, also $15, starting Tuesday at theater box offices or through regalcm.com. The ticket cost includes the copy of the album, which hasn't yet found a distributor and won't be available at that time through traditional retail outlets. Despite rumors that he'd re-signed with Warner Bros., Prince announced last month that he would be asking all of the major labels to release the album at once. "I might be a little crazy," he said, "but the notion is that everyone should get a piece of the pie."

The tour is currently scheduled to run twenty-six dates, but Prince, reunited with New Power Generation for the first time in six years, said, "We're going to go around the world and back."

Theater list:

Albuquerque, NM: UA Cottonwood Theater
Alhambra, CA: Edwards Renaissance
Arlington, VA: Regal Ballston Common
Atlanta: Regal Perimeter Point
Auburn, WA: Regal Auburn
Branford, CT: Regal Branford
Chamblee, GA: Regal Hollywood 24
Cleveland Heights, OH: Regal Severance Town Center
Columbia, MD: UA Snowden Square
Columbus, OH: Regal Georgeville Square
Dallas: UA Galaxy
Denver: UA Denver Pavilion
Dublin, CA, Regal Hacienda Crossings
Emeryville, CA: UA Emery Bay
Englewood, CO: UA Greenwood Plaza
Fort Worth, TX: UA Fossil Creek
Hazelwood, MO: Regal St. Louis Mills
Houston: Edwards Marquee
Indianapolis: UA Circle Center
Irvine, CA: Edwards Irvine Spectrum
King of Prussia, PA: UA King of Prussia Stadium
Knoxville, TN: Regal West Town Mall
Las Vegas: Regal Village Square
Lincolnshire, IL: Regal Lincolnshire
Marlborough, MA: Regal Solomon Pond
Miami: UA Movies at the Falls
Minneapolis: Regal Brooklyn Center
Nashville: Regal Opry Mills
New Rochelle, NY: Regal New Roc City
New York: Regal Union Square
North Brunswick, NY: Regal Commerce Center
Oklahoma City: Regal Crossroads Mall
Philadelphia: UA Riverview Plaza
Portage, MI: Regal Crossroads Mall
Portland, OR: Regal Lloyd Center
Royal Palm Beach, FL: Regal Royal Palm Beach
Sacramento, CA: Regal Natomas Marketplace
San Diego: Edwards Mira Mesa
Scottsdale, AZ: UA Scottsdale Pavilion
Walled Lake, MI: UA Commerce Township
Westbury, NY: UA Westbury
Williamsville, NY: Regal Transit Center

Prince tour dates:

3/29: Los Angeles, Staples Center
3/31: Phoenix, Glendale Arena
4/2: Dallas, American Airlines Center
4/6: Oklahoma City, Ford Center
4/7: Omaha, NE, Qwest Center
4/8: Ames, IA, Hilton Coliseum
4/10: Champaign, IL, Assembly Hall
4/12: Indianapolis, Conseco Fieldhouse
4/13: Cincinnati, U.S Bank Arena
4/14: Pittsburgh, Mellon Arena
4/16: Columbus, OH, Value City Arena/Schottenstein Center
4/17: Cleveland, Gund Arena
4/18: State College, PA, Bryce Jordan Center
4/21: Columbia, SC, Colonial Center
4/22: Knoxville, TN, Thompson-Boling Arena
4/23: Raleigh, NC, RBC Center
4/25: Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Office Depot Center
4/26: Tampa, FL, St. Pete Times Forum
4/27: Jacksonville, FL, Veterans Memorial Arena
4/29: Birmingham, AL, BJCC Coliseum
4/30: Atlanta, Philips Arena
5/1: Biloxi, MI, Mississippi Coast Coliseum
5/4: Kansas City, MO, Kemper Arena
5/5: St. Louis , MO, Savvis Center
5/6: Nashville, TN, Gaylord Entertainment Center
6/12: Bossier City, LA, CenturyTel Center

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