Prince Confirms New UK Arena Shows


Prince has announced a return to the UK, after his series of February guerilla gigs in London and Manchester sparked wild excitement.

Prince tickets are on sale from midday Friday 02 May at

These new shows are definitely going to feed speculation that he is set to be announced as the final headliner at Glastonbury. Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis, however, has said the final headliner will be “one of the biggest bands in the world at the moment”.

Prince remains unpredictable however. His February shows – accompanied by an massive interview in Mojo magazine – were supposed to be promotion for the release of Prince’s new album, Plectrum Electrum. Yet there has been no sign of the record, despite it being announced more than a year ago.

These exclusive arena shows with 3RDEYEGIRL in Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and Leeds are his first since his sold out residency at The O2 London in 2007.

This will be the first time Prince has ever performed in Leeds and is also the first time Prince has headlined a show in Birmingham and Glasgow in 19 years. His Manchester show follows two nights at the Academy in February.

In March Prince premiered a new song, Funknroll, on The Arsenio Hall Show, and in April he released a ballad called The Breakdown online, which you can listen to above – and it’s well worth checking out the great video combining The Breakdown with an emotional Robert de Niro on Vimeo here. 

Prince May UK Tour Dates

15 May LG Arena Birmingham

16 May Phones 4u Arena Manchester

22 May The SSE Hydro Glasgow

23 May first direct arena Leeds


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