Prince’s Super Bowl weekend charity gig ‘cancelled at last minute’

Singer was due to play fundraiser for George Michael-founded art group in Dallas

Prince pulled out of a charity concert in Dallas on Friday (February 4) following reported organisational problems.

The singer was due to appear at TheEvent at the Intercontinental Hotel to help raise funds for The Goss-Michael Foundation, an art group founded by George Michael and his partner Kenny Goss.

The gig, which was also set to feature Erykah Badu, was arranged to coincide with the NFL Super Bowl XLV, which is taking place in the Texan city tonight (February 6). Tickets are believed to have cost up to $1,500 (£930).

However, Associated Press reports that problems with funding and transportation for the Purple One derailed the gig.

The news source stated that Prince was thought to be worried that organisers would not have the “technical aspects” needed to put on the gig.

Chris Arnold from the concert’s organisers River Alexander Group confirmed that Prince did not arrive at the venue.

“I just want to let everybody know that I am truly sorry. It was a very, very exciting thing that didn’t happen unfortunately,” he told AP.

Arnold added that ticketholders would have their money refunded at the point of purchase.