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Thread started 05/08/07 7:24am

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Prince to play 21 London concerts

Via BBC.com
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/h...635673.stm

Prince will play his first gig at the O2 arena in London on 1 August
US performer Prince is to play 21 concerts in London this summer, his only European dates of the year.
He is to spend a week at the O2 arena - formerly the Millennium Dome - with tickets priced at £31.21, a reference to his album 3121.

He will also play at a number of far smaller venues to make seeing him "affordable for everybody".

The 48-year-old, known for hits such as Kiss and Raspberry Beret, has prepared 150 songs to perform on the tour.

And he hopes to be joined on stage by soul singer Amy Winehouse, having declared himself a big fan.

"I love London," he explained at a press launch. "I've had some of my favourite shows here."

An "extended stay" had been arranged because during his last tour in London - in October 2002 - "a lot of people didn't get to see me".

Prince - who famously changed his name to a squiggle symbol in the 1990s after falling out with his record label - added that he would be house-hunting in the British capital.

"As soon as I leave here I'm going to look for a place to live," he told journalists.

Tickets for the O2 arena gigs, the first of which will be on 1 August, go on sale on Friday at 0900 BST.
Yeah it's like "oh you mocked me for liking him but now he's dead it's cool to play him again?" And then they look at you funny when you don't play him. -Timmy on after 6-25 fans
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Reply #1 posted 05/08/07 7:39am

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I guess this'll silence the doubters! If the BBC reports it, they get in serious shit if its not true - remember the Hutton Enquiry? - so this is good news! And if he's looking for a home, maybe some Londoners will see him hanging around the streets like those in Beverly Hills do!
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Reply #2 posted 05/08/07 7:48am

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jonnyrider said:

I guess this'll silence the doubters! If the BBC reports it, they get in serious shit if its not true - remember the Hutton Enquiry? - so this is good news! And if he's looking for a home, maybe some Londoners will see him hanging around the streets like those in Beverly Hills do!



This is what the Guardian newspaper has to say

Prince to play an unprecedented 21 shows in London this summer


The first seven nights of the Earth Tour will take place at the 02 Arena. Tickets - which will cost £31.21 and include a copy of the artist's new album - go on sale Friday

Caspar Llewellyn-Smith
Tuesday May 8, 2007
Guardian Unlimited


The summer gig schedule is already full to bursting point, but Prince today announced that he will play an unprecedented 21 shows in London, starting with seven nights at the O2 Arena on 1 August.
In breaking with a trend that will see fans pay up to £500 to see Barbara Streisand in concert, ticket prices have been set at £31.21 - a reference to the title of his last album - for which fans will also receive a copy of the 48-year-old singer's as-yet-untitled new studio LP. Tickets for what is billed as the "Earth Tour" go on sale on Friday, May 11.

Contrary to reports, Prince will not be playing his greatest hits "for the last time". Instead, fans can expect to hear a mix of material, including a version of the Beatles' The Long and Winding Road. Briefly answering questions at the tour's launch in cental London, the singer also said that he was a huge fan of Amy Winehouse and planned a cover of her song Love Is A Losing Game, with the intention of inviting her on stage at one of his shows. During a recent residency with his band in Las Vegas, the Purple Rain singer claims to have rehearsed a total of 150 songs.
Following a video montage celebrating his career, purple curtains parted and the singer walked on stage dressed head to foot in white, with a purple shirt and sunglasses. As well as saying that he wanted to release his new album in this new way as a form of "direct marketing, so I don't have to be in the speculation business of the music industry", he revealed that he is taking inspiration at the moment from "prophets from the Bible". He added that he is looking for somewhere to live in London for the duration of his residency, and said that he liked Earl's Court - a reference to previous concerts he has played there. Prince's last US tour in 2005 was the highest-grossing of the year. The London shows will be his only European apperances this summer, and his last in the UK "for a while". Prince said that afterwards he planned "to travel and study the Bible". Prince has not played a UK arena for at least ten years.
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Reply #3 posted 05/08/07 7:48am

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Cool, good news! Nice that the ticketprices are so affordable. Will fly to London for sure this August! cool
RIP Prince: thank U 4 a funky Time!
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Reply #4 posted 05/08/07 7:52am

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wow....
why is this game
the only one that we play?

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Reply #5 posted 05/08/07 8:02am

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If prince.org were to be made idiot proof, someone would just invent a better idiot.
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Reply #6 posted 05/08/07 8:02am

squirrelgrease

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Looking for a house?! But... but... what about Minnesota... Paisley Park? Don't you like us anymore?

Me cry.
If prince.org were to be made idiot proof, someone would just invent a better idiot.
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Reply #7 posted 05/08/07 8:03am

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jonnyrider said:

I guess this'll silence the doubters! If the BBC reports it, they get in serious shit if its not true - remember the Hutton Enquiry? - so this is good news! And if he's looking for a home, maybe some Londoners will see him hanging around the streets like those in Beverly Hills do!


what's to doubt? it is posted on his webpage www.3121.com cool
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Reply #8 posted 05/08/07 8:04am

3121

Planning to travel? do u think that Prince has finally managed of shake off the curse of music and its creation that has haunted and controlled his life for most of his career. Perhaps now he is going to begin living.
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Reply #9 posted 05/08/07 8:07am

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3121 said:

Planning to travel? do u think that Prince has finally managed of shake off the curse of music and its creation that has haunted and controlled his life for most of his career. Perhaps now he is going to begin living.


u buying my ticket? lol
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Reply #10 posted 05/08/07 8:08am

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colm said:

This is what the Guardian newspaper has to say

he revealed that he is taking inspiration at the moment from "prophets from the Bible".

Prince said that afterwards he planned "to travel and study the Bible". Prince has not played a UK arena for at least ten years.


Jesus Christ. Hasn't Prince memorized that fucking book of fables by now?
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Reply #11 posted 05/08/07 8:12am

3121

txladykat said:

3121 said:

Planning to travel? do u think that Prince has finally managed of shake off the curse of music and its creation that has haunted and controlled his life for most of his career. Perhaps now he is going to begin living.


u buying my ticket? lol


get yourself over here and lets go! lol
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Reply #12 posted 05/08/07 8:24am

vindication

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squirrelgrease said:


Jesus Christ. Hasn't Prince memorized that fucking book of fables by now?


evillol
why is this game
the only one that we play?

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Reply #13 posted 05/08/07 8:26am

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Sounds like Europe's got a great deal right now. I'm still waiting on him to go back on tour, since I enjoyed his Musicology shows thoroughly. Definitely not something to miss out on over there.
Ooh, little darlin' if you're
free 4 a couple of hours (Free 4 a couple of hours)
If U ain't busy 4 the next 7 years (Next 7 years)
Say, let's pretend we're married and go all night
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Reply #14 posted 05/08/07 8:34am

live4lust

I can't believe the Amy Winehouse part--Prince would never put up with her behavior such as getting drunk and blowing off shows. disbelief He wouldn't like the swearing, either.
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Reply #15 posted 05/08/07 8:35am

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live4lust said:

I can't believe the Amy Winehouse part--Prince would never put up with her behavior such as getting drunk and blowing off shows. disbelief He wouldn't like the swearing, either.


Besides, she'd sell more tickets in London than he would at the moment.
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Reply #16 posted 05/08/07 8:37am

3121

SquirrelMeat said:

live4lust said:

I can't believe the Amy Winehouse part--Prince would never put up with her behavior such as getting drunk and blowing off shows. disbelief He wouldn't like the swearing, either.


Besides, she'd sell more tickets in London than he would at the moment.



i heard he just loved her version of Michael jacksons beat it

http://www.youtube.com/wa...vfdl7-E80Q
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Reply #17 posted 05/08/07 8:37am

live4lust

SquirrelMeat said:

live4lust said:

I can't believe the Amy Winehouse part--Prince would never put up with her behavior such as getting drunk and blowing off shows. disbelief He wouldn't like the swearing, either.


Besides, she'd sell more tickets in London than he would at the moment.


I guess I mis-read the article. I thought it was saying she was gonna tour with him, but it looks like more of a one-off thing for a duet. shrug I could see him doing that, I guess.
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Reply #18 posted 05/08/07 8:38am

live4lust

3121 said:

SquirrelMeat said:



Besides, she'd sell more tickets in London than he would at the moment.



i heard he just loved her version of Michael jacksons beat it

http://www.youtube.com/wa...vfdl7-E80Q


lol Her covers with Paul Weller were ok, though. biggrin
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Reply #19 posted 05/08/07 8:42am

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Not only are the tickets cheap but did anyone else notice the text on the first pic in the slideshow?

'Ticket price includes Prince's NEW CD'

They capitalised new CD, not me. They can't possibly be referring to 3121 as the new CD can they?
RIP sad
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Reply #20 posted 05/08/07 8:44am

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he revealed that he is taking inspiration at the moment from "prophets from the Bible".


Prince said that afterwards he planned "to travel and study the Bible". Prince has not played a UK arena for at least ten years.


Oh, please do shut up about your faith for once, Prince. You're promoting your tour, that's what people are interested in. Coming across as a religious nutter will not help you fill that venue for 21 shows.

Personally I'd be more impressed if he came out saying he'd read something that WASN'T the Bible. Maybe he'd find something more intelligent to say in his music than the usual meaningless quasi-spiritual drivel.

Yes yes, we all get it, he wants to come across as a deep, profound, spiritual person. Why's he still going on about it?
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Reply #21 posted 05/08/07 8:45am

Nicollette

Affordable tickets AND smaller venues... sounds real good to me!! Exciting times for us here!! Let the good times roll biggrin
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Reply #22 posted 05/08/07 8:45am

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squirrelgrease said:

Looking for a house?! But... but... what about Minnesota... Paisley Park? Don't you like us anymore?

Me cry.




lol lol lol razz razz razz
"A united state of mind will never be divided
The real definition of unity is 1
People can slam their door, disagree and fight it
But how U gonna love the Father but not love the Son?
United States of Division"
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Reply #23 posted 05/08/07 8:49am

ian

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3121 said:

SquirrelMeat said:



Besides, she'd sell more tickets in London than he would at the moment.



i heard he just loved her version of Michael jacksons beat it

http://www.youtube.com/wa...vfdl7-E80Q


OMG that is the worst thing I've ever heard smile

Something to look forward to anyway!
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Reply #24 posted 05/08/07 8:49am

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ian said:

he revealed that he is taking inspiration at the moment from "prophets from the Bible".


Prince said that afterwards he planned "to travel and study the Bible". Prince has not played a UK arena for at least ten years.


Oh, please do shut up about your faith for once, Prince. You're promoting your tour, that's what people are interested in. Coming across as a religious nutter will not help you fill that venue for 21 shows.

Personally I'd be more impressed if he came out saying he'd read something that WASN'T the Bible. Maybe he'd find something more intelligent to say in his music than the usual meaningless quasi-spiritual drivel.

Yes yes, we all get it, he wants to come across as a deep, profound, spiritual person. Why's he still going on about it?




He is happy and at peace...leave him alone and be thankful for the music... smile
"A united state of mind will never be divided
The real definition of unity is 1
People can slam their door, disagree and fight it
But how U gonna love the Father but not love the Son?
United States of Division"
gigglebowfroguitar
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Reply #25 posted 05/08/07 8:50am

lalalailoveu

OMG!!!!!

I can't believe it!!!! I'm in shock! Chucking a sickie on Fri morning when the tickets go on sale, I am sooo there!!!

I'm so excited but I've got nobody to tell, hence this message as I don't know anybody who likes him! My hubby is really excited (not) as he'll be coming with me!!!

eek eek eek
I'm in shock!!!
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Reply #26 posted 05/08/07 8:51am

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do you think it would be all ages?
im canadian, but im going to france this summer. i would definitely take the trip to london if i could see prince for that cheap, but im 15
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Reply #27 posted 05/08/07 8:52am

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Wow! The UK fans are lucky! Affordable ticket prices, AND a copy of his new record? omfg Dang, I think I might have to make some more travel plans this summer...


Oh, AND he wants Amy Winehouse to open for him? Good gawd y'all. That will be one heck of a show!
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Reply #28 posted 05/08/07 8:53am

lalalailoveu

shockadelicaa said:

do you think it would be all ages?
im canadian, but im going to france this summer. i would definitely take the trip to london if i could see prince for that cheap, but im 15





I was wondering that too, re the age thing as my daughter (only Prince fan I know) wants to come, she is only 8!!!
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Reply #29 posted 05/08/07 8:53am

ian

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Jamzone333 said:

ian said:



Oh, please do shut up about your faith for once, Prince. You're promoting your tour, that's what people are interested in. Coming across as a religious nutter will not help you fill that venue for 21 shows.

Personally I'd be more impressed if he came out saying he'd read something that WASN'T the Bible. Maybe he'd find something more intelligent to say in his music than the usual meaningless quasi-spiritual drivel.

Yes yes, we all get it, he wants to come across as a deep, profound, spiritual person. Why's he still going on about it?




He is happy and at peace...leave him alone and be thankful for the music... smile


If he was truly at peace, he wouldn't feel the need to mention how "spiritual" he is at every opportunity. I'll be thankful when he plays some music and keeps his religion to himself for a change.
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