NEW YORK (CBS New York) — On Thursday night, at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem, Prince made a special announcement — he will be embarking on a multi-city tour, called Welcome 2 America, starting “on a purple day in December 2010″ in New York City.

The pop legend will perform and act as master of ceremonies at each show, which will feature artists such as Janelle Monae, Mint Condition, Esperanza Spalding and Cassandra Wilson.

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What’s even more exciting? Sheila E and the New Power Generation ill be joining him. So, as the purple one said tonight, “Bring your friends, bring your children and bring foot spray – ‘cuz it’s gonna be FUNKY!”

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Prince also announced that the gold-plated Fender guitar he would be playing on the tour would be auctioned off to the Harlem Children’s Zone.

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