Prince is reportedly on the look out for small venues to play when he comes to the UK.
The singer, who is set to release his new album later this year, has apparently asked his promoters to look for smaller spaces for is gigs. The last time The Purple One performed in the UK, he played to over 500,000 fans over 21 shows at London’s O2.
A source told The Sun: “Prince has gone back to basics this year, playing in front of 300 people at the SXSW festival in Texas. He’s now on a US tour of small club shows and wants to do something similar in the UK later in the year. It’s still to be decided if he’ll stay at one small venue and play 20 or more gigs or split his time between a few places around the country.” They added: “Prince has asked his team to find unusual venues his fans wouldn’t expect him to play.”
Prince has been releasing a slew of new music recently by posting material on his clandestine 3rdeyegirl website. In December he released the track ‘Rock And Roll Love Affair’ and followed it up with ‘Screwdriver’ and another new song, ‘Breakfast Can Wait’, in February.