Save Email Print Most Popular RSS Reprints D'Angelo Plots Prince Collab, Spring Tour D'Angelo January 20, 2009 10:39 AM ET Jonathan Cohen, N.Y. D'Angelo is expected to collaborate with Prince on his long-awaited first new album since 2000, reportedly titled "James River" and due this summer from J Records.
In a statement, the R&B star's manager, Lindsay Guion, says D'Angelo will also team with Gnarls Barkley's Cee-Lo Green. Collaborations with Raphael Saadiq, Mark Ronson and Roy Hargrove are already in the bag,
In addition, D'Angelo will play his first shows in years this summer, beginning in Europe and then taking in the United States. Cities and dates have yet to be announced.
In recent years, D'Angelo has endured a serious car accident and drug-related arrests, and in lieu of new music of his own, he's made sporadic guest appearances on albums by Common, Snoop Dogg, Q-Tip and J Dilla.
"He's able to smile again and he's ready to connect ," Guion told Billboard last summer. "He's coming back. And he looks great, by the way."
1. "RE: D'Angelo Plots Prince Collab, Spring Tour (Swipe)" In response to Reply # 0
First the inauguration and now this!!!! This is the moment I've been waiting for all this time......D'Angelo and Prince. This will be the ultimate climax in music history just like Barack Obama. January 20th 2009 marks the most important day of my entire life. Quest if you're reading this I would love it if you can confirm...
5. "well i dont know if i believe it but" In response to Reply # 0
i want to believe it... ! lol : ) Paris ??? I remember 2 or 3 years ago, they announced 3 date in Europ, London, Paris and i don't remember what else... Paris was i think 29th may, i had my ticket and some days after they canceled it lol. It was a little out of nowhere tho lol but i wanted to believe it by being able to buy a ticket !
theres 1% chance to hear d'angelo with the artist on the same track. But who knows...i think it's more a statement from d'angelo camp to make a buzz (which works hehe) is it the first time Mark Ronson is mentionned or what?