While Prince has indeed postponed and rescheduled some dates on his New Power Generation Festival tour, it wasn't because he fell and sprang his ankle during a show last week in Atlantic City, as we earlier reported.
Now spokespeople for the artist say that he actually pulled a ligament while performing "Delirious" after he tripped on a piece of equipment while going down an onstage ramp. Prince was diagnosed with the ligament strain by a doctor in Cleveland, the next city Prince was set to play.
In other news, Prince has announced, via his official Love 4 One Another website, that he will be releasing a new album featuring his early-'80s backing band, the Revolution, with which he recorded "1999," "Purple Rain," "Around the World in a Day" and "Parade."
The working title for the new Prince and the Revolution album is "Roadhouse Garden," and Prince says he has offered to let former band members Wendy and Lisa handle some of the record's production duties.
the post, Prince says he plans to include both unreleased tracks from the band, as well as new material he is compiling from several different songs, and that he is not adverse to the idea of reuniting the band for a tour.
The rescheduled dates for the New Power Generation Festival:
- 10/15 - Los Angeles, CA @ Forum
- 10/17 - San Francisco, CA @ Concord Pavilion
- 10/22 - Cleveland, OH @ CSU University
- 10/24 - Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena