An artist as famed and defiant as Prince can afford to be vague with his announcements, and that’s exactly the word to describe the announcement of a new European tour that launches later this month. But, according to The Line Of Best Fit, The Purple One will be heading out on a tour of sixteen intimate shows that will feature nothing but Prince, a piano and a microphone. (The shows will be appropriately billed as ‘The Prince Spotlight: Piano & A Microphone.’ The show will be hitting Glasgow, Liverpool, Birmingham, London, Vienna, Barcelona, Brussels and more, and will be a stark contrast to the more spectacle-like performances we’re used to from Prince et al.
In fact, at a press release this weekend, the show’s promoters insisted that Prince has not toured in this way in 37 years, with the star in question adding the following:
[translated from Spanish]: “Why do this now? For several reasons. For starters it is a challenge. I do not want to have bad reviews, but not back to what I’m sure I can do because I’ve done for 30 years. You have to try new things. With the piano it is more naked, more pure. You can see exactly what you get.”
Prince released HITNRUN via Tidal earlier this year.