Roots, PM Dawn, Vernon Reid To Party With Prince's "1999" Album

The Roots and guitarist Vernon Reid (formerly of Living Color) are among the artists that have been tapped to perform Prince's "1999" album at a special concert in New York City on December 11.

The show will be staged at BAM, the Brooklyn Academy Of Music, and will also feature performances from PM Dawn and ex-Brand New Heavies singer N'Dea Davenport.

For the affair, which is being billed as the "Party At The End Of Time: 1999 Live," the guest artists will perform, in sequence, Prince's entire "1999" album, which was originally released in 1982 and spawned such hits as "Little Red Corvette," "Delirious," and the title track.

In his own right, the Artist Formerly Known as Prince released an extended single featuring seven new versions of "1999" earlier this year, entitled "1999 - The New Masters."