"Bring friends, bring your children and bring foot spray 'cause it's gon' be funky."
Those words came from iconic singer Prince says he outlined a a tour to begin in December that will feature him, his band and other performers.
The 52-year-old said Thursday night at New York's famed Apollo Theater that he was announcing "a series of events," dubbed "Welcome 2 America."
He says he will perform with his band, the New Power Generation, and will serve as master of ceremonies.
The singer says "Welcome 2 America" is "best described as what we've all been waiting for."
The shows will feature funk, R&B and jazz artists including Maceo Parker, Janelle Monae, Mint Condition, Esperanza Spalding, Lalah Hathaway, Sheila E., Cassandra Wilson and Graham Central Station.