Prince’s spirit lives on in the new immersive audio and visual exhibition at The O2, My Name is Prince. In 2007, Prince played 21 sellout nights there – and ten years on the exhibition comes to the same venue. It celebrates his life and contribution to music; featuring iconic guitars, outfits and handwritten lyrics from the man himself.
Prince is known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, extravagant dress and makeup, and incredibly wide vocal range. He’s one of the biggest artists of all time, selling over 100 million records worldwide. He won seven Grammy Awards, an American Music Award, a Golden Globe Award, and an Oscar for Purple Rain. The musical innovator pioneered the Minneapolis sound – a subgenre of funk rock with elements of synth-pop and new wave.
The exhibition is the first of its kind since his untimely death, giving fans the chance to get up close and personal with the legend’s life and work. There are hundreds of never-before-seen artefacts from Paisley Park – Prince’s private estate in Minnesota – on display in the exhibition, giving a unique insight into the life and creativity of one of the most gifted musicians of all time.
The retrospective exhibition plays Prince’s iconic songs, videos and performances throughout, creating a truly immersive experience. You can see some of the incredible guitars Prince used throughout his career – such as the Gibson from his first TV performance in 1980, and his Batman guitar. Also on display are his most iconic outfits, including his Batman/Joker suit, outfits from Purple Rain, his three-lens aviator sunglasses and many more iconic items.
For Prince fans, it’s an insightful look into the icon’s life, that is bound to leave you feeling nostalgic. And, if you weren’t a Prince fan before, you’ll certainly leave one.