Prince will be making just his third visit to the country for shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.
The run of dates come just a few months after Big Day Out promoter Ken West revealed he was close to booking the pop artist for the 2012 edition of the festival. Much of the time since has seen speculators trying to pin down exactly when he would return.
Few predicted it would be in just a couple of weeks.
Here are the dates for Prince's Welcome 2 Australia tour:
Fri 11 May
Mon 14 May
Rod Laver Arena
Fri 18 May
Tickets for all shows go on sale Monday April 16 at 9am