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Prince plays biggest 'surprise' London concert yet

Published on Feb 11, 2014 6:16 AM
 
In this file picture taken on May 19, 2013, (left to right) guitarist Donna Grantis, recording artist Prince and bassist Ida Nielsen perform onstage during the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Prince has played his biggest surprise concert in London yet as he pursues his reinvention by fronting an all-girl band in a series of small concerts. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (AFP) - Prince has played his biggest surprise concert in London yet as he pursues his reinvention by fronting an all-girl band in a series of small concerts.

After playing to a few hundred ecstatic fans in Camden over two nights last week, some 2,000 enthusiasts waited hours to see the superstar strut his stuff at the Shepherd's Bush Empire late Sunday.

The last time Prince played a series of concerts in London, it was a 21-night residency at the 20,000-capacity O2 Arena in 2007.

In more modest circumstances on Sunday, Prince played for two and a half hours, opening a funk-filled set with one of his best-known songs, Let's Go Crazy, an AFP reporter at the concert said.

 
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