'Spotlight… Prince Piano & A Microphone' is scheduled to begin later this month
[a]Prince[a/] fans have been left waiting with no answers after the sale of tickets for his upcoming UK tour were postponed without explanation.
The US icon will stage his ‘Spotlight… Prince Piano & A Microphone’ tour dates in the UK later this month (November) with tickets due to have gone on sale at 10am this morning. However, both Ticketmaster and Gigs & Tours announced that there had been a delay and that the sale time had been postponed.
NME has approached both ticket companies for comment. Gigs & Tours repeated the statement issued online while Ticketmaster is yet to respond.
Since this announcement, Prince has been tweeting about ticket touts and the secondary ticketing market, linking to today’s Which? study into the re-sale of tickets and also comparing touts to vultures.
At the gigs, Prince will perform an entirely solo set backed only by his piano. He will play six dates in total; a matinee gig and evening show in Glasgow, London and Birmingham.
The first night of the tour will be in Glasgow on November 27 with Prince appearing at the Royal Concert Hall in the afternoon and then again in the evening.
Prince will follow the Scottish date with the same set-up in London (Theatre Royal, November 29) and Birmingham (Symphony Hall, December 1).
Prince will play:
Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall (November 27)
London, Theatre Royal (November 29)
Birmingham, Symphony Hall (December 1)
It was reported that the tour was announced during a press conference at Prince’s Paisley Park studios in Minnesota over the weekend.
Prince allegedly told attendees: “Why do this now? For several reasons. For starters it is a challenge. I rarely get bad reviews because this is something that’s been perfected for over 30 years. You have to try new things. With the piano it is more naked, more pure. You can see exactly what you get.”