Photo Credit Peter Lodder
Saturday 07 December 2019 London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Tuesday 10 December 2019 Birmingham, O2 Institute
Wednesday 11 December 2019 Manchester, O2 Ritz
Thursday 12 December 2019 Glasgow, O2 Academy
“Lay down your funky weapon, come join us on the floor. Making love and music’s the only things worth fighting 4. We r the new power generation, we want 2 change the world. The only thing that’s in our way is u. Your old fashioned music, your old ideas, we’re sick and tired of u telling us what 2 do. We r The New Power Generation…” (Prince)
Don’t miss an epic musical celebration featuring the music of Prince from his former backing band, The New Power Generation, who come to the UK in December for just four unique shows in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow.
Keyboardist Morris Hayes, who was in the NPG for more than 20 years and served as Prince’s Musical Director for much of that time, put the band back together for the official Prince Tribute concert in October 2016. After that historic night, they decided to reunite to bring a smaller version of the performance honoring their former band leader, Prince, on the road. Just as Prince was known to be the consummate live performer and his concerts with the NPG were legendary, the band continues to receive acclaim for their tight arrangements, stellar sound and the electrifying pace of their shows.
The NPG’s “Celebrating Prince” shows have been described as a “non-stop musical kaleidoscope of the most iconic chart-topping hits from all eras of Prince’s illustrious four-decade career,” and the band plays as if their famous boss was still front and centre. Lead singer, MacKenzie, has been called a “discovery of note” and has overwhelmingly won over both fans and critics alike. MacKenzie is joined on lead vocals by rapper Tony M, who Prince featured on early Prince & the New Power Generation releases. The show focuses on Prince’s entire catalogue with NPG songs like ‘Diamonds and Pearls,’ ‘Gett Off’, ‘Cream’ ‘7,’ and ‘Sexy MF’ intermingled with hits like ‘1999,’ ‘Let’s Go Crazy’, ‘Pop Life’, ‘Sign O’ The Times’, ‘Purple Rain’, ‘U Got The Look’ and ‘Kiss’.
Prince fans dance, laugh, cry and sing along to the soulful and electrifying shows and walk away saying it is one of the best shows they ever saw! BOOK NOW: ticketmaster.co.uk
NPG BAND LINE UP
Lead Vocal: MacKenzie Green
NPG’S OFFICIAL NEW LEAD VOCALIST
(Mackenzie reached the semi finals of America’s Got Talent 2019 accompanied by Morris Hayes, they performed “Nothing Compares 2 U” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=se8uXpYqOUM)
Keys / BG Vocal / MD: Morris Hayes a.k.a. “Mr. Hayes” ORIGINAL NPG MEMBER, who worked with Prince for 20 years!
Bass: Sonny Thompson a.k.a. “Sonny T.” ORIGINAL NPG MEMBER
Guitar / Rap Vocal: Tony Mosley a.k.a. “Tony M.” ORIGINAL NPG MEMBER
Percussion / Dance / BG Vocal: Damon Dickson ORIGINAL NPG MEMBER
Lead Guitar: Homer O’Dell – of the Minneapolis based Grammy Award winning band “Mint Condition” who often played with/for Prince.
Drums: Les Cleveland (protégé of NPG drummer John Blackwell (RIP), who also works with Larry Graham)
Sax/Flute: Kenni Holmen – ORIGINAL NPG HORNHEADZ MEMBER
Years of touring, recording, rehearsing, playing and performing with Prince helped to shape New Power Generation, few other artists are known to have the same work ethic. The band are currently touring, penning new material together, and have exciting plans to release new music in 2020!
The New Power Generation