The dimunitive popster returns...

PRINCE is to perform rare UK gigs in smaller-than-normal venues.

The diminutive popster will play London’s Hammersmith Apollo on October 3-5 and Manchester Apollo on October 7 and 8. Tickets go on sale on September 16.

The dates form part of the star’s One Night In Europe tour. There is no news of a new album, which would be the follow up to 2001’s ‘The Rainbow Children’.