The new music and Prince's announcement that he is auditioning a new live drummer has created rumors that he will go on tour this year, but no dates are announced.
In an interview recent interview, he commented on Maroon 5's cover of his 1986 song "Kiss". He said: "I do pay performance royalties on others' songs I perform live, but I'm not recording these songs and putting them up for sale. Why do we need to hear another cover of a song someone else did? Art is about building a new foundation, not just laying something on top of what's already there."
Prince will be honored at a charity tribute concert in New York on March 9. Performers include D'Angelo, The Roots and Talib Kweli. It's unknown if Prince himself will be at the event.