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Prince Hit & Run UK tour Updated: 21 February 2014 There’s only one place to be this weekend and that’s seeing Prince and 3RDEYEGIRL in Manchester. Prince and his band 3RDEYEGIRL head north to continue their Hit and Run tour with two shows at Manchester Academy on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 February. February 2014 Manchester Academy 1 (21, 22) **Age restriction: 18+Prince TourUpdated: 22 February 2014Prince has returned to the UK with his band 3RDEYEGIRL for his Hit and Run tour. Since arriving in the UK, Prince and 3RDEYEGIRL have performed several secret gigs in London. He announced during his gig at London’s King’s Place that he would head to Manchester for two performances at Manchester Academy 1 on 21 and 22 February 2014. Prince tour dates About Prince The Purple Rain star revealed in January that he would head to the UK with his band 3RDEYEGIRL to embark on their Hit and Run tour, although the exact dates and venues were not announced. 3RDEYEGIRL comprises of Hannah ‘Ford’ Welton on drums, Ida Nielsen on Bass on Donna Grantis who plays guitar. Prince and 3RDEYEGIRL are due to release their album PLECTRUMELECTRUM later this year. Prince arrived in the UK in February and started his Hit and Run tour with a small performance, mainly for press, in Lianne LaHavas’s living room. He followed this up with several surprise, intimate gigs around London including at London’s King’s Palace, Shepherds Bush Empire and KOKO in Camden. The Prince UK tour dates in London were mainly announced on the day, which saw huge crowds queuing for a chance to see him perform. During his gig at London’s King’s Place, on February 14, Prince announced that he would head to Manchester and make an appearance at the BRIT Awards 2014. During the BRITs, where Prince and 3RDEYEGIRL presented an award, Manchester tickets went on sale for two performances at the Manchester Academy. Prince’s last huge performances in the UK took place in 2007 where performed to crowds of 20,000 fans during his residency at The O2 in London. He also performed at Hop Farm festival last year. During his career Prince has produced ten platinum albums and 30 Top 40 singles. He has been nominated for many GRAMMY Awards and won two for Purple Rain, which was released 20 years ago.
Lianne La Havas has picked up a massive fan along the way – none other than Prince! The “Purple Rain” star was one of the 9,000 fans to watch the rising star perform at a gig which was streamed online. Now the notoriously private star has said he wants to record some tunes with her.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Glee star Matthew Morrison are set to tango in an episode of Glee. Morrison revealed "Gwyneth and I just did 'Kiss' by Prince”, he then described it as "pretty awesome."Prince last performed across America in his Welcome 2 Tour in 2011, but Prince fans will have to watch this space for any further announcements…
During a live concert a Madison Square Garden in NY, singer Prince had to remove Kim Kardashian from his stage. Kardashian was in the audience when the Grammy Award winning star pulled her up on stage, only for her to refuse to dance because of stage fright. Prince was forced to tell her to "Get off stage" and as she left was heard saying "Welcome to America"
Prince will head to Manchester for two shows following his appearance at the BRIT Awards.
Prince will return to London in February for his Hit and Run tour with the first date in Lianne La Havas’s living room.
Rumour has it, that Prince will be back in town very soon for a number of intimate gigs.