Prince set to play UK arena dates

The Purple Rain singer will be accompanied by his backing band, 3rdEyeGirl, for the UK dates next month.

The Purple Rain singer will be accompanied by his backing band, 3rdEyeGirl, for the UK dates next month.

Prince (AKA Jamie Starr/Christopher Alexander/Nevermind/The Purple One/Joey Coco/The Artist Formerly Known As Prince and once, even just a symbol!) will play a series of four UK arena shows next month- his first in seven years.

Accompanied by his backing band 3rdEyeGirl, which is comprised of members; Hannah Welton, Ida Nielsen, Donna Grantis, the Hit and Run II tour will begin in Birmingham, taking in Manchester and Glasgow, before ending in Leeds.

See the full list of Hit and Run II tour dates, below:

May

15 Birmingham, LG Arena
16 Manchester, Phones 4u Arena
22 Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
23 Leeds, First Direct Arena

Tickets go on sale on May 2 at 12pm and are available from the usual outlets.

Chart Facts

According to The Artist Formerly Known As Official Charts, Prince has scored 43 Official Singles Chart Top 40s with 16 entering the Top 10. The Most Beautiful Girl In The World, claimed the Number 1 spot when it was released back in 1994, giving Prince his only UK Number 1 to date.

Prince has also had 23 Official Albums Chart Top 40s, with five peaking at Number 1. 1988’s Lovesexy, 1990’s Graffiti Bridge, 1992’s Symbols and 1994’s Come all hit the top spot, as well as 1989’s Batman, which was used as the Original Soundtrack for the 1989 film of the same name, starring Jack Nicholson and Michael Keaton.