"New Power Generation are not a tribute band, they have a far higher pedigree … To see them play their celebration of their friend’s music is more of a spiritual experience."
– Essentially Pop
An epic tribute of Prince music performed by world-class musicians and those who played, toured, wrote, and recorded with him for years.
This fall tour will feature Prince’s former Musical Director and keyboard player (of 20 years) Morris Hayes, original NPG rapper and dancer Tony Mosley, original NPG guitarist Levi Seacer, original NPG bass player (and childhood mentor to Prince) Sonny Thompson, the group’s incredible lead vocalist, MacKenzie and the newest member of the band, Brandon Commodore, former drummer for the Grammy-nominated band Mint Condition.
Please note: due to reduced capacity, the ticket prices reflect three tiers of General Admission. Your seat will be assigned prior to the show in the tier you select. More information will be available closer to the performance date. Questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Effective immediately, all performances at the Dakota will require either proof of a full course of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the prior 72 hours. Patrons must have a completed COVID-19 vaccination card or a photo of their card, with their final dose at least fourteen days prior to the event, or a negative COVID-19 test result from 72 hours or less prior to the event. Thank you for helping to keep everyone safe.
- After touring with several different guest vocalists during their first year out, the band stumbled upon its official lead singer in the soulful and charismatic MacKenzie – an L.A.-based singer, originally from a small town in Virginia.
- With his incredible vocal range, commanding stage presence and beautiful voice, MacKenzie has wowed both audiences and critics alike. Even more important, the “Prince fams” (as Prince called them) quickly embraced him.
- The reunion of former members of the New Power Generation (NPG)— including a number of those in the original configuration—was born out of the official Prince Tribute concert in October 2016. The band has since joined forces with other Prince alumni and world class artists to perform their own tribute concerts to their legendary mentor and brother, Prince.
- “Welcome to the New Power Generation,” announced Prince in “Eye No,” the opening song on his 1988 album Lovesexy. Two years later, the Graffiti Bridge soundtrack contained “New Power Generation” with a group of the same name credited as background vocalists. The New Power Generation was featured on Prince’s Diamonds and Pearls (1991) and The Love Symbol Album (1992).