Singer announces new shows in Manchester and Birmingham

Prince has added two extra dates to his forthcoming UK tour.

The singer has confirmed that, in addition to his existing scheduled shows in May, he will also perform at Manchester’s Phones 4u Arena on May 17 and Birmingham’s LG Arena on May 19.

Prince will be joined by on the tour, which marks his headline his first regional UK arena dates since 1995 and his first arena dates in the country since his sold out residency at The O2 London in 2007, by 3RDEYEGIRL.

The singer and guitarist staged a number of impromptu live appearances in the UK throughout February 2014, appearing at venues across London and performing two dates in Manchester.

It was announced earlier this month that Prince had re-signed to Warner Bros after 17 years and no small amount of acrimony between artist and label. The Minneapolis singer has signed a deal which will see him regain ownership of his back catalogue. The deal also means ‘Purple Rain’ will be re-released as a deluxe, remastered edition to coincide with the 30th anniversary in June. Warner Bros have also stated they will release a new album from Prince, with “other projects set to follow”.

Prince will play:

Birmingham LG Arena (May 15, 19)
Manchester Phones 4 U Arena (16, 17)
Glasgow SSE Hydro (22)
Leeds, First Direct Arena (23)

Tickets are available from May 2. To check the availability of Prince tickets and get all the latest listings, head to NME.COM/tickets.