Purple Rain is forecast for Australia and New Zealand later this month due to the arrival of legendary pop-funk master Prince.
The singer-songwriter's last visit to Australia, in 2012, was for an arena tour but this time Prince is bringing his solo show, titled the Piano & A Microphone, Down Under. It will also mark the first time Prince has ever toured New Zealand.
The music superstar released the news on Friday via promoters Dainty Group and Kerry O'Brien publicity, and in true Prince fashion there has been absolutely no fanfare, or build-up to the tour.
Prince dropped his last album, Hit n Run Phase Two, in a similar fashion last December.
This is the first time Prince has toured solo.
He kicked off the intimate tour in January in his home state Minnesota, playing the first solo show of his career at his personal recording complex Paisley Park.
The intimate show has been praised with reviews from Rolling Stone and Soulbounce highlighting his virtuosic piano playing on an appropriately purple baby grand.
He reportedly went back and forth through his entire 39-album catalogue including at least one song from each of his first 10 albums, according to Rolling Stone.
He also shared autobiographical moments with the audience about feeling the weight of his father's jazz piano talents, and finally emerging from under that weight to become a musician in his own right.
Australian fans expressed their delight and shock to Friday's announcement and desperately searched around for ticketing and venue information, none of which has been released yet.
"OMG! Prince is touring Australia this month," Dante Rivera tweeted.
"So Prince *today* is announcing a tour *this month* but there's still no dates or ticket information? Wow," Dylan Reeve tweeted.
Some fans seemed disappointed at the configuration of the solo tour.
"Does the Piano and a Microphone tour mean Prince is only playing the piano? Cos I'd kinda rather see him play guitar tbh, " Jaaski posted.
"Prince is obviously amazing but "a piano and a microphone" sounds like he's doing an acoustic winery tour," James Macbeth Dann tweeted.
Perhaps they should take note of his tour's stellar reviews.