Prince is renowned for his god-like ability to shred on his (literally) signature axe, but the Purple Rain maestro revealed that he’ll be forgoing his guitar in favor of a more intimate piano for a just-announced, globe-spanning new tour. The Prince Spotlight: Piano & A Microphone Tour — which is rumored to make stops in a dozen countries in less than a month — will feature solo Prince performances where he only wields (you guessed it) a piano and a microphone.
“Why do this now? For several reasons. For starters it is a challenge,” he toldCultura, who broke the news. “I rarely get bad reviews because this is something that’s been perfected for over thirty years. You have to try new things. With the piano it is more naked, more pure. You can see exactly what you get.”
A tweet from the meme-loving Prince’s Twitter account furthered this idea.
In typical Prince fashion, the performer’s yet to officially announce countries, dates, or cities for the tour, though Cultura claims he’ll play the United Kingdom, Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and The Netherlands. According to Dr. Funkenberry, the tour will kick off November 21 in Vienna and end December 22 in Brussels.