Following performances in Louisville, KY, The Village Voice raved “Prince and 3RDEYEGIRL succeeded in doing the seemingly impossible for the launch of the impromptu odyssey by forging an intimate, ironclad connection between one of pop's most aloof and untouchable performers and his adoring public. They reached from the front row to the back of the balcony and met the outstretched arms and eager fingertips of Louisville in a mutual, ravenous embrace.” Recently, Esquire commented, “Where will Prince go next? What will he play next? No one knows, and that's the magnetism of Prince in 2015 – he keeps it unpredictable. He keeps it real.” Just last week the icon and his supergroup performed a surprise Rally 4 Peace show (announced only a few days prior) to a sold-out audience at Baltimore’s Royal Farms Arena. In a spirit of healing, the event was a catalyst for pause and reflection following the outpouring of violence that has gripped Baltimore and areas throughout the US.
The current tour is following on the critically acclaimed series of spontaneous HITnRUN shows that took place in the UK last year. With performances announced at the 11th hour via Twitter, the UK HITnRUN tour saw the band perform in legendary venues including Ronnie Scotts, Electric Ballroom and Shepherds Bush Empire – playing two and sometimes three shows each night. Throughout the tour, the group was showered with 5-star reviews from all major reviewing media, with The Guardian quoting: “These are performances by one of the greatest funk-rock bands ever.”
Late last year, the legendary musician released two chart-topping albums, ART OFFICIAL AGE, a solo album that debuted at No. 1 on the R&B chart, and PLECTRUMELECTRUM, the debut album from Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL, which debuted at No. 1 on the Rock chart.