While many tribute bands are a group of fans who love playing the music of their favorite group or artist, the Prince tribute act Purple Xperience boasts a frontman, Marshall Charloff, who has not only had a successful career outside of the tribute group but who has also played with the Purple One himself. The band has been described as the “greatest most authentic Prince tribute show in the world,” and now you have a chance to catch them in action paying homage to the iconic artist.
The Purple Xperience will be hitting the road this spring and summer. The 14-date tour gets underway at the Jackpot Junction Casino in Morton, Minnesota on April 29 and wraps up Sept. 2 in Matthews, North Carolina. You can find a full list of tour dates below.
The five-piece band—who hail from Prince’s native Minneapolis, Minnesota—are led by Charloff, who channels the musicianship and mannerisms of the icon perfectly. Charloff actually worked with Prince in the 70s funk band 94 East, who Prince was known to work with before he became a star.
2017 Purple Xperience tour dates:
Apr 29 - Morton, MN - Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel
Apr 30 - Tampa, FL - Bush Gardens, Gwazi Field
May 3 - New York, NY - The Cutting Room
May 19 - Riverhead, NY - Suffolk Theater
May 20 - Bronx, NY - Lehman Center for the Performing Arts
May 26 - Hankinson, ND - Dakota Magic Casino
Jun 8 - Hanover, MD - Maryland Live Casino
Jun 15 - Chattanooga, TN - Riverbend Festival
Jun 16 - Huntsville, AL - Furniture Factory
Jun 24 - Glenside, PA - Keswick Theatre (Get Tickets)
Jul 7 - Fort Wayne, IN - Three Rivers Festival
Jul 8 - Springfield, OH - Veterans Park Ampitheatre
Sep 1 - Parkersburg, WV - Point Park Summer Concert
Sep 2 - Matthews, NC - Mathews Alive Festival