Prince Rocks Madison Square Garden

Published January 19, 2011

It may be freezing in New York City, but music lovers knew where to find some serious heat last night (Jan. 18). 

Seven-time GRAMMY winner Prince took the stage, performing electrifying renditions of some of his most popular hits. Of course, the sold-out concert was attended by plenty of admiring VIPs, including Mos Def, Madonna, Donald and Melania Trump, and Late Night talk show host Jimmy Fallon.

Prince's “Welcome 2 America” tour featured recent double-Grammy nominee Janelle Monáe as the opening act. Monae also appeared with Prince for a modern and super funky rendition of “If I Was Your Girlfriend.” 

Fellow Twin Cities band Mint Condition rounded out the bill.  In a surprise appearance, Cyndi Lauper joined Prince on stage during the final number, “Jungle Love,” along with WBLS Radio Personality Egypt.

To date, the tour has included appearances by established R&B favorites like Cassandra Wilson, Maceo Parker, Larry Graham and Sheila E, plus emerging artist Esperanza Spalding.

 

Written by Tia Walker

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