The iconic singer took the stage Oct. 14 at Harlem's famed Apollo Theater to announce "a series of events," dubbed "Welcome 2 America" which will commence in Dec. 2010.

Prince wore a black velour jacket with gold brocade collar, fringe necklace, and aviator shades. The man formerly known as a symbol and talent behind great '80s hits - "Purple Rain", "Little Red Corvette", and "When Doves Cry" - rocked a pair of blacked flared pants (perhaps Prince is well aware of the new trouser trend!)

At the announcement, the 52-year-old claimed, "If you've been to one of my shows, then you know what time it is...[y]ou need to come early and come often because every time we play it's always something new. I got a lot of hits. Bring friends, bring children, and bring foot spray because it's gonna be funky."

Speaking of funky, Prince is planning to showcase some of his favorite R&B and jazz artists in the act, including Maceo Parker, Janelle Monae, Mint Condition, Esperanza Spalding, Cassandra Wilson, Lalah Hathaway and Sheila E.. And naturally, the Minnesota native will to be performing alongside them with the New Power Generation.

For more information on the tour, visit Black Voices.