Singer Prince takes inspiration from Biblical prophets

Singer Prince takes inspiration from Biblical prophets

By staff writers
9 May 2007

One of the world’s greatest musician and most flamboyant pop stars, Prince, has announced that the prophets found in the bible are currently his greatest inspiration.

The revelation came as the funk sensation was unveiling his plans for 21 shows he will be playing in London this August.

Prince’s impending tour has caused a sensation, not only because he is returning to London, but because of the price of the tickets.

Music lovers who go to see world class acts usually have to part with large sums of money to witness their musical idols. Reuters reported that the singer Barbra Streisand recently hit the headlines in Britain when tickets to her upcoming show at the 02 venue in London were selling for up to £600 pounds each.

Prince by contrast has had his ticket prices capped at £31.21 per ticket. This is the same number as the name of his most recent album '3121' with which he scored his first U.S. No. 1 album in almost 17 years in 2006.

At the press conference Prince reflected on the decision to make his show so affordable explaining: “The last time I was here a lot of people didn’t get to see me…so I tried to make it more affordable for everyone.”

Prince has also announced that he will be giving away free copies of his new album with every ticket purchased.

At the press conference the purple pop star explained that added he did not expect to be back in London performing for some time after 2007, saying that he needed to take some time out to “study and travel”

When asked by journalists what he was going to be studying, he replied: “The Bible”.

The Sun newspaper reported that when someone in the audience laughed in response to the announcement of his religious convictions, the notoriously emotional singer walked off in ‘a huff’.

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