Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Prince demands limousine to take him to stage

Prince made a number of backstage demands including a limousine to drive him 25 metres from his dressing room to the stage at the Hop Farm Festival yesterday (03.07.11).
Great deals on musical instruments

Prince ordered a limousine to drive him 25 metres from his dressing room to the stage at the Hop Farm Festival.

The legendary 'Purple Rain' singer closed the festival in Kent, southern England, last night (03.07.11) - his first UK show in four years - but issued a list of demands to organisers including

The dressing room reportedly had to be made to such specific standards it had to be be re-assembled three times until it was perfect then painted purple and decorated with purple furniture.

On stage the 'Little Red Corvette' star pulled out all the stops for a hit filled set, including tracks such as ' Kiss', 'Controversy' and 'Raspberry Beret' from his own back catalogue, as well as songs written for other people, including 'Nothing Compares 2 U', which was a hit for Sinead O' Connor.

After performing the track with a backing singer Prince said: "I didn't write that song. That's Sinead O'Connor's song."

As a few people started to boo, he smiled and added: "Aww, come on. I bought me a house with that song!"

Prince also paid tribute to Michael Jackson, with a version of his track 'Don't Stop 'til you get Enough ' and was joined onstage by Sly and the Family Stone's Larry Graham for a medley of his band's hits.

Prince's set ran to two and half hours, although he said he would have preferred to play for longer, telling the crowd: "I wish there wasn't no such thing as a curfew. Parties are supposed to go on 'til everyone's asleep."

The main section of the set finished with 'Purple Rain' before Prince returned to the stage for an encore which included 'If I Was Your Girlfriend' and 'Baby, I'm A Star'.

Posted on 4 Jul 2011 10:00 to category : Music News

Related Music News

thumbnail

With the advent of various new files formats and the cancelling of several licensing programs, the MP3 is speculated to soon become a thing of the past.

17 May 2017 12:40
thumbnail

JBL Professional has launched a competition that gives aspiring musician the opportunity to record in a professional facility with renowned producer Steve Levine.

8 May 2017 14:48
thumbnail

Delivered by Choreographer and Theater Director Arlene Phillips, The Bacc For the Future campaign has acquired support of over 100 hundred influential figures

28 Mar 2017 12:28
thumbnail

On the 22nd of April, Pink Floyd will be releasing an unheard version of the iconic classic 'Interstellar Overdrive' in celebration of world record day

23 Mar 2017 15:29
thumbnail

With an increased quality of specifications right across the board, Apple's eponymous 'iPad' will host a whole generous selection of great new features.

22 Mar 2017 15:09
thumbnail

Supported by the likes of Ed Sheeran, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice and many more, Fanfair Alliances new educational guide is available for free download online.

21 Mar 2017 15:25

Recent Music News

thumbnail

A new take on a modern-day classic, the Pioneer DJ DJM-900NXS2-W Controller presents all of your favourite functionality in a striking, bold new finish.

19 Sep 2017 11:09
thumbnail

Available for a strictly limited time only, the Pioneer DJ CDJ-2000NXS2 Controller comes available in a striking white finish and unique custom plaque

19 Sep 2017 10:01
thumbnail

After an image of Yamaha's Genos Workstation made its way on to the web, the new workstation has set the internet alight with speculation as to its final form.

15 Sep 2017 12:29
thumbnail

The Fender '64 Custom Deluxe Reverb Amp takes all of the vintage tonality of 1960's Fender amps and reiterates them into a completely new modern format.

15 Sep 2017 11:53
thumbnail

Taking inspiration from the coveted NSX2 Mixer, the Pioneer DJ XDJ-RX2 All-In-One DJ Controller promises, even more, functionality and practical applications.

15 Sep 2017 10:26
thumbnail

A hybrid that combines digital functionality and auditory magnificence of traditional pianos, the Roland HP603 is a dream come true for the modern musician.

14 Sep 2017 12:57