News: Prince set to announce Birmingham solo date – reports

Prince at Coachella 2008. Image: penner via Flickr

Pop megastar Prince is set to announce a ‘Naked and Pure’ solo tour across the UK and Europe later this month, including a date in Birmingham, according to reports by Spanish newspaper El Pais. 

The artist is yet to announce exact venues, dates and on sale details, though according to sources the 16-date run is expected to start in Vienna on Saturday 21 November and end in Brussels on Tuesday 22 December 2015.

Prince issued a statement to media following the reports, saying, “Why do this now? For several reasons. For starters it is a challenge. I rarely get bad reviews because this is something that’s been perfected 4 over thirty years. You have to try new things. With the piano it is more naked, more pure. You can see exactly what you get.”

The singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist’s last performed in Birmingham with 3RDEYEGIRL at the city’s LG Arena, since renamed the Genting Arena, in May 2014. Read our review of that show here

*Updated 18:00 Wednesday 11 November 2015*

Prince has confirmed he is to give two performances at Birmingham music venue Symphony Hall on Tuesday 1 December 2015 – at 6.30pm and 10.00pm.

Tickets for both shows will be available to purchase online and by telephone at 10am on Friday 13 November 2015 – no in person bookings at the venue’s Box Office are possible for this show. There is a maximum of two tickets per booker, and the venue stipulates photo ID is required for the lead booker.

For more information, visit Town Hall & Symphony Hall

The venue’s website also states ‘strictly no photographs/cameras allowed’.

 

Image: penner via Flickr

 

 

 

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