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Fall 2018 Presented by Live Nation Urban


LOS ANGELES, August 20, 2018 -- Acclaimed drummer and creative Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson (Roots) enlists the talents of GRAMMY® Award winner Brent Fischer -a member of the original arranger team behind Prince-to arrange selected music titles* into an orchestral setting.
Additionally, he taps the vast musical talents of Miguel Atwood-Ferguson.

Performing in major markets across North America this fall, 4U makes history as "the first and only official Estate approved symphonic presentation of Prince's music."
"In that respect, it feels completely apropos for the production to welcome Fischer's orchestral arranging talents and production experience," says Questlove. Notably, Brent and his late father Dr. Clare Fischer collaborated directly with Prince throughout three decades. Among countless classic recordings, their distinct sonic fingerprint can be felt on Sign O' The Times, Graffiti Bridge, and Parade as well as on the big-screen in Under The Cherry Moon and Batman. Cited as one of the "GRAMMY® Seminal Moments" by show producer Ken Ehrlich, the father-and-son duo co-wrote the arrangement that powered the famous 2004 "Prince Medley" as the younger Fischer joined Beyoncé and Prince as an orchestra percussionist during the ceremony.

About his involvement in this historic production, Brent Fischer (Usher, Michael Jackson, D'Angelo, Elvis Costello & The Roots) said, "Questlove is one of the most innovative artists of today. Between his encyclopedic knowledge of and my history with Prince, we see eye-to-eye on so many creative levels and have a deep respect for preserving Prince's amazing output."
Meanwhile, Atwood-Ferguson (Ray Charles, Dr. Dre) lends his expansive musicality to the production.
A full 27-piece orchestra comprised of world-class talent will breathe new life into timeless smashes as well as deep cuts throughout Prince's formidable catalog at each spot.

*For You Intro, Nothing Compares 2 U, I Wonder U medley, It Ain't Over 'Til the Fat Lady Sings,
Venus de Milo/Alexa de Paris medley, All My Dreams/1999 medley

Hear the music of Prince like never before at 4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince.

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9/6 New Brunswick, NJ State Theatre New Jersey
9/8 Washington, D.C. Wolf Trap
9/9 Richmond, VA Altria Theatre
9/11 Norfolk, VA Chrysler Hall
9/12 Charlotte, NC Metro Credit Union Amp.
9/13 Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amp.
9/14 Asheville, NC U.S. Cellular Center
9/15 Alpharetta, GA Verizon Amphitheatre
9/17 Buffalo, NY Buffalo Center for the Arts
9/18 Springfield, MA Symphony Hall
9/20 Brooklyn, NY Kings Theatre
9/21 Binghamton, NY Anderson Center
9/22 Lynn, MA Lynn Memorial Hall
9/24 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre
9/25 Columbus, OH Ohio Theatre
9/26-27 Nashville, TN Jackson Hall (TPAC)
9/28 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
9/29 Cleveland, OH State Theatre
9/30 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
10/2 Huntsville, AL Von Braun Center Arena
10/3 Gainesville, FL Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center
10/4 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Broward Center
10/5 Tampa, FL USF Dome
10/6 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre
10/7 Orlando, FL Dr. Phillips Center
10/10 Grand Rapids, MI 20 Monroe
10/11 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theatre
10/12 Louisville, KY The Palace
10/13 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre
10/14 St. Louis, MO Fox Theatre
10/16 Midland, TX Wagner Noel
10/17 Dallas, TX Music Factory
10/18 Houston, TX Sugarland
10/19 San Antonio, TX Majestic Theatre
10/20 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
10/21 Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland

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About Questlove
Ahmir Khalib Thompson known professionally as Questlove (stylized as ?uestlove), is an American percussionist, multi-instrumentalist, DJ, music journalist, record producer, and actor. He is best known as the drummer and joint frontman (with Black Thought) for the Grammy Award-winning band The Roots. The Roots have been serving as the in-house band for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon since February 17, 2014, as they have for the entire run of the show under Jimmy Fallon. Questlove is also one of the producers of the Broadway musical Hamilton. He is the cofounder of Okayplayer and Okayafrica Additionally, he is an adjunct instructor at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University. Questlove has produced recordings for artists including Elvis Costello, Common, D'Angelo, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Bilal, Jay-Z, Nikka Costa, Al Green, Amy Winehouse, and John Legend. He is a member of the production teams the Soulquarians, The Randy Watson Experience, The Soultronics, The Beat Biters (with producers Just Blaze and 9th Wonder), The Grand Negaz, and The Grand Wizzards.
Questlove on Wikipedia

About Brent Fischer

Grammy®-winning producer, composer, arranger Brent Fischer carries on the legacy of his legendary father, Dr. Clare Fischer, for creating a rich harmonic and orchestral palette that has become the Fischer brand. A multi-instrumentalist (bass, vibes, keys, drums), Brent moves easily between genres - Jazz, R&B, Pop and Symphonic. His arranging credits appear on over 30 million albums to include: Usher, Michael Jackson, Elvis Costello & The Roots, D'Angelo (who won Grammy® Album and Song of The Year for "Really Love" from his album "Black Messiah" -- where Brent Fischer is credited as arranger and producer). Brent produced the last eight Clare Fischer albums, including: 2012 Grammy®-winning '¡Ritmo!' (Best Latin Jazz Album) and 2013 Grammy®-winning 'Music for Strings, Percussion and the Rest' (Best Instrumental Composition), Grammy®-nominated 2011 release 'Continuum,' and more recently ‘¡Intenso!’ featuring: Sheila E. and Roberta Gambarini. A BMI artist, Brent Fischer's modern arrangement of the classic Pictures At an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky has delighted audiences worldwide (recorded by European HR Big Band) and creates a new big band aesthetic for orchestral music with stunning results. Mr. Fischer has a Degree in Symphonic Percussion and directs the Clare Fischer ensembles that include: Big Band, Latin Jazz Group, Jazz Corps (a unique 30-piece ensemble), Organ Quintet, and Clarinet Choir. Working professionally in the music industry since age 16, Brent has performed with groups from more than 20 different countries on 10 different instruments.
Brent Fischer Discography on AllMusic
Brent Fischer on Wikipedia

About Clare Fischer
Grammy-winning American composer, arranger and pianist Dr. Clare Fischer has secured an honorable place in Jazz, Pop and R&B history. He has worked with Jazz legends such as Donald Byrd and Dizzy Gillespie before becoming the go-to-guy for arranging Pop and R&B albums from the 80s to the present. His influences range from Stravinsky to Ellington to Jobim. Dr. Fischer's symphonic works like Rhapsody Nova, and The Duke, Swee'pea and Me, are performed by symphony orchestras around the world. A multi-instrumentalist, he has also scored music for TV and motion pictures, and with the help of his son, Brent Fischer (a composer/arranger in his own right), Clare made the leap to popular music, writing charts for Prince, Paul McCartney, Cal Tjader, Poncho Sanchez, Rufus and Chaka Khan, Brandy, Raphael Saadiq, and Carlos Santana.
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Clare Fischer Discography on AllMusic
Clare Fischer on Wikipedia

"Clare Fischer was a major influence on my harmonic concept… He and Bill Evans, and Ravel and Gil Evans, finally. You know, that’s where it really came from. Almost all of the harmony that I play can be traced to one of those four people and whoever their influences were."
-- Herbie Hancock

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