The first and only Prince Estate-Approved symphonic celebration of Prince is coming to Asheville on Friday - bringing audience members a chance to hear the music of Prince like never before. 

Live Nation Urban and TCG Entertainment have pulled together to offer a show unlike any other – 4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince, which is coming to Asheville’s U.S. Cellular Center on Sept. 14 starting at 8 p.m.

In combination with the Asheville Symphony Orchestra, 4U will feature a live band of world-class musicians and vocalists. 4U will draw from Prince’s singular and extensive music catalog, highlighting many of his hits that captivated generations of fans, alongside his lesser-known gems.

Questlove, an avid Prince fan, helped curate the music and orchestral arrangements that will be played by the Symphony.

“It’’s really a symphonic sort of look of his career,” said Stephen Cook, present of TCG entertainment. “We’re going to be doing the hits, and we also picked the gem - the things only really die-hard Prince fans are going to know.” 

While TCG Entertainment has a background in putting on Symphonic shows, 4U is unlike anything the business has ever done before, Cook said.

“This is a whole new thing,” Cook said. “We just wanted to create something that pays homage to his career and lets his fans celebrate his music.”

April 21, 2016 will live in infamy as the day everyone lost a genius, an icon, a legend. 

Prince is widely regarded as one of the best musicians ever to live, and one of the greatest showmen of all time. His music makes up the soundtracks of our lives- from the parties of our youth to our weddings; and we share his music with our children who repeat the cycle.  

Great music lives on forever, so come celebrate Prince with the Asheville Symphony Orchestra. Tickets are still available. 

Tickets for 4U – A Symphonic Celebration of Prince are available at the U.S. Cellular Center Box Office, 87 Haywood St. in downtown Asheville, by calling 828-259-5736 and Ticketmaster.com.

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