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Prince To Tour Australia Later This Month

Written by Tom Williams on February 5, 2016

American singer-songwriter extraordinaire Prince is set to return to Australian shores later this month as part of his Piano & A Microphone tour.

Prince’s plan for new Aussie shows was unveiled in a surprise announcement today, but the exact tour dates and venues are still to be revealed. One thing is for sure, though, the Purple One (or at least whoever’s controlling his Twitter account now) is really excited about it:

US dates of Prince’s Piano & A Microphone tour have seen him perform in intimate setting with only a piano and a microphone at his disposal.

In a statement regarding those shows, organisers said, “For those lucky enough to attend, everything about these exclusive solo performances has been carefully considered to deliver special once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

“The repertoire list will be culled from Prince’s vast 39-album catalogue and each performance will have a unique set-list that evolves in real time song-to-song. Fans should expect to witness special interpretations of well-known hits, alongside rarely performed B-sides and new never-before-heard material.”

Prince last toured Australia in May 2012 on his Welcome 2 tour, which featured shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. He has released four albums since that tour: Plectrumelectrum, Art Official Age, HITnRUN Phase One and HITnRUN Phase Two.

UPDATE 06/02/16: Dates and special ticketing details have been announced for Prince’s tour this month. See dates below.

UPDATE 10/02/16: Prince’s Australian Piano & A Microphone tour has sold out, with Prince taking to Twitter to slam ticket scalpers.

UPDATE 12/02/16: Prince has released new tickets to his Australian Piano & A Microphone tour, opening up new seats behind the stage at his two Sydney Opera House shows. Catch updated tour and ticket details, below.

UPDATE 12/02/16, 1.02pm: Prince has now added a Perth show to his upcoming Australian tour. See the updated tour details below.

Watch: Prince – Breakfast Can Wait

Prince Piano & A Microphone Australian Tour 2016

Perth Show

Tickets to Prince’s Perth show go on sale 12pm (WST) tomorrow, Saturday February 13th

Thursday, 25th February
Perth Arena, Perth
Tickets: Ticketek

East Coast Dates

New tickets to Prince’s Sydney Opera House shows go on sale 12pm today

Tuesday, 16th February (2 shows)SOLD OUT
State Theatre, Melbourne
Tickets: Arts Centre Melbourne, or Ticketmaster

Wednesday, 17th February (2 shows)SOLD OUT
State Theatre, Melbourne
Tickets: Arts Centre Melbourne, or Ticketmaster

Saturday, 20th February (2 shows) — NEW TICKETS RELEASED
Sydney Opera House, Sydney
Tickets: Sydney Opera House or Ticketek

Sunday, 21st, February (2 shows)SOLD OUT
State Theatre, Sydney
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Wednesday 24th February SOLD OUT
ASB Theatre, Auckland
Tickets: Ticketmaster


Ticket purchases for the show will be limited to two (2) tickets per person via the venues and ticketing companies noted above. No tickets will be distributed. At the time of purchase, the purchaser’s name will be recorded and a corresponding receipt issued. Physical tickets will only be available for collection from noon on the night of the concert. Photo ID will be required to match the name previously advised and individuals will be wrist-banded before entering the auditorium.

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