Tourbook: Welcome 2 America-Euro

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Welcome 2 America - Euro 2011

Tour Book details

Designer Amelia Tubb
Photograph Credits Autumn de Wilde, Kevin Kane, Jordan Strauss, Randee St. Nicholas , Mike Ruiz, Kevin Mazur
Country USA
Printed in 2011
Pages 36
Dimensions 235 x 320 mm
Price 20 €
Refers To Welcome 2 America Euro 2011 Tour


The tour book comprises photographs from 2011, including live shots taken during the Montreal One-off concerts on 24 June and 25 June.

It was briefly available for purchase part way through the Welcome 2 America - Euro 2011 tour prior to the performance in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg on 13 July, 2011. Although following the same general layout and design as the previous ‘Welcome 2 …’ tour books, there are some differences, together with at least 3 errors, which might have resulted in the tour book being withdrawn from merchandise stalls at the event.

The front cover displays a photograph of Prince holding his Telecaster Hohner guitar. The title reads 'Welcome 2 America' in red, white and blue, similar to the tour book from the first leg of the tour. However, whilst the '2' is in the same style employed before, a different font has been used here and throughout most of the book. The name. 'Prince' is also superimposed on the title in white, in the same font.

Unlike previous and subsequent tour books from the 'Welcome 2...' series, the front and back covers have a black background, with no silhouette of a city skyline across the book's spine.

On the back cover, the name 'Prince' is rotated to run across the left side, using the same title font previously used (but not employed on the front cover of this book). This, together with reference to EUROTOUR Summer 2011 positioned centrally towards the bottom of the back cover, is in white lettering.

Photographs feature Prince and members of the band, both individually and collectively. No photographs have been re-used from previous tour books.

Although credited once, quotations describing Prince, various band members and occasional tour guest, Maceo Parker, are selectively edited from a review of the performance at the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal at Montreal, Quebec, Canada on 24 June, 2011. The article was written by Alan Conter and published online on 26 June, 2011 by The Globe and Mail. There are at least 3 misquotations of the original article or typographoical errors in the tour book.

Most of the text throughout the book is in upper case, with lettering variously in red, white or blue. Lyrics from the song, 'Welcome 2 America' are featured on page 4 (although not the same lyrics used in the original 'Welcome 2 America' tour book). Pages 18 and 19 feature images of Andy Allo with some text in black, against a background of gray text. A similar background text effect has been used on images of Andy Allo and Prince on pages 26 and 27. The source of text accompanying these pages is currently unidentified.

The text on pages 30 and 31 is credited to and is a quotation from a review of the performance at the Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA on 24 March 2011. The article was written by Ray Anderson and previously published online on 25 March, 2011 but is no longer available.

The text on pages 32 and 33 (credited to on page 32) is a quotation from another review of the performance at the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal at Montreal, Quebec, Canada on 24 June, 2011. The article was written by T'Cha Dunlevy and was published online on 25, June 2011 by the Montreal Gazette

Pages 34 and 35 feature credits in black upper case for the tour book as well as credits for the tour organization. Across these pages is printed 'W2A' in red, white and blue, using the title font from the previous 'Welcome 2 ...' tour books.

Page 35 gives "Xtra Special Thanx 2 Duff McKagan 4 his kind text". This is likely to be a reference to a blog article written by former Guns N’ Roses bassist, McKagan, and published online on 2 June, 2011 by The Seattle Weekly

No specific concert dates are published in the book.

The copyright on the back cover is credited as © 2011 NPG Records.

Additional Information

Binding Staples (two external)

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