The Earth Tour has landed! The Earth Tour, which begins in London will be its only dates in Europe in 2007. The dates in London sold out in just 20 minutes leaving the organisers frantically adding 7 extra dates. At the shows Prince will be giving away copies of his new album, Planet Earth to everyone who comes to the show.
He came to London to announce The Earth Tour at a press conference. Knowing that his hardcore fans will visit more than one show on the tour, Prince said he had learned 150 songs to perform at the stint so that he could perform a different set list every night. However, also targeting casual fans, he priced tickets at moderate £31.21, with the stage ‘in the round’ guaranteeing everyone a great view.
The reason for his long stay in London? Prince told the press conference that he had performed some of his best shows there, confirming that his favourite venue was Earls Court – itself too small to cater for this tout which is being used by phone network O2 to promote their new 23,000 capacity venue, The O2, formally known as the Millennium Dome, now London’s first purpose-built concert venue since the Royal Albert Hall opened in the 1870’s! He admitted though he would not plan to visit London again for some time, prompting many fans buy tickets for several dates.
Following a day of the press conference he gave a performance Koko, a club in London’s trendy Camden Town, playing tracks such as Girls And Boys, Lolita, Black Sweat, Kiss, Gotta Broken Heart Again, U Got The Look, Nothing Compares 2 U, Lets Go Crazy and his favourite cover at the moment, Gnarls Barkley’s – Crazy. Tickets for his 15-date run at The O2 sold out in minutes when they went on sale the following morning. For all the details and dates visit our dedicated page. News of the tour almost overshadowed the announcement of his new album, which is expected to hit the streets on 7 July (7/7/07)!
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