Prince to Launch Stripped-Down Tour in Europe + U.K.
Prince has announced an upcoming tour that will take the singer across the U.K. and Europe for a series of stripped-down concerts.
The tour, dubbed Prince Spotlight: Piano & a Microphone Tour, will look how it sounds. It will feature Prince front and center with just a piano to support him along the jaunt. It’s a change of pace for the Purple One, who was accompanied by his backing band, 3rdEyeGirl, for his recent Hit and Run North American tour. He explained his motivation in a statement:
Why do this now? For several reasons. For starters it is a challenge. I rarely get bad reviews because this is something that’s been perfected 4 over thirty years. You have to try new things. With the piano it is more naked, more pure: You can see exactly what you get.
Specific tour dates have yet to be announced, but he will reportedly make stops in the U.K., Holland, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Austria, France, Denmark, Belgium and Spain. In a tweet, Prince promised fans they can expect something "epic":