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Prince’s 21 Nights In London

And the funky one wants to duet with Amy Winehouse

Prince announced today (May 8) a 21-date London residency kicking off in August, and told journalists he wants to perform with Amy Winehouse.

Looking as sharp as ever in cream suit, purple shirt and black sunglasses, the pint-sized legend " responsible for the smash hits Purple Rain and U Got The Look - held a press conference at swanky London members club The Hospital to reveal the dates.

Last time I was here a lot of people didnt get to see me, he told reporters, so I wanted it to be more affordable this time. They will be his only shows in Europe this summer.

Appearing in a private room draped with purple curtains, he also divulged plans to cover the Winehouses Love Is A Losing Game - and admitted he wants to perform it with her saying: "I'm a big fan".

Prince also said that he had been rehearsing 150 songs for the tour.

Prince, formerly a squiggle, will kick off the London leg of The Earth Tour with seven nights at The 02 Arena (formerly the Millennium Dome) from August 1. But what he didnt mention was where the remaining 14 nights in the capital will be held - hopefully theyll include a few more intimate venues.

Tickets for The 02 Arena gigs will set fans back 31.21 and will include a free copy of his new album- they go on sale this Friday. Take note Madonna and Barbara Streisand...

Dates:

The 02 Arena: August 1, 3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 14
Plus 14 further London gigs " venues to be confirmed

For more info check out Prince's website here...

Tom Thorogood
08/05/2007