Prince to leave the UK, as US chat show appearance is announced

Singer will appear on 'The Arsenio Hall' show on March 5

Prince will end his stay in the UK to return to America to appear on US chat show The Arsenio Hall Show next week.

The singer and guitarist has staged a number of impromptu live appearances in the UK throughout February, appearing in both London and Manchester. However, it has announced that Prince will appear on US TV next week, chatting and performing on The Arsenio Hall Show on March 5.

As previously reported on NME.COM, Prince played a two-and-a-half-hour set at Manchester’s Academy on Friday night (February 21) – wowing fans with a setlist comprising of new material as well as a wealth of classic hits from his back catalogue. Scroll up to watch ‘Let’s Go Crazy’ now.

The gig came as part of Prince’s whistlestop visit to the UK, which previously had only involved gigs in London. However, there was a smattering of dissent in the ranks following Prince’s visit up north with fans taking to Twitter afterwards to complain when a second surprise performance was cancelled within hours of being announced.

Unlike the London dates of his Hit And Run Tour, tickets for the gig were sold online in advance, and disappeared within seconds. The remainder were made available on the door when it opened at 7.30pm – with diehard fans queuing from 10pm the day before to get in.