Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL continue their ‘Hit and Run Tour – Part II’ with the announcement of two shows in Paris at Zenith followed by shows in Berlin and Vienna. Both Paris shows are on Saturday June 1st with one at 18.00hr and a second show at 21.00hr. The tour moves on to Berlin with a show at the Temperdrom on Tuesday June 3rd and then to Vienna at Stadthalle on Saturday June 7th.
Prince and the band (guitarist Donna Grantis, bassist Ida Nielsen and drummer Hannah Ford-Welton) have blown up arenas in England, Scotland, Holland and Belgium in a series of critically acclaimed shows announced at short notice.
The UK shows were Prince’s first regional dates since 1995 as he took over arenas in Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and Leeds. Switching the setlist up at each show Prince offers thrilling mix of brand new songs and catalogue favourites including some songs rarely performed in public. The shows so far have received 5 star reviews across the board with the Line of Best Fit reviewer describing the Birmingham show as ‘the greatest concert experience of my life’ and The Quietus proclaiming ‘Prince, you really are untouchable’.
Praise has also been laid upon the band, with The Guardian describing them as ‘supreme’ and the405 saying ‘3RDEYEGIRL are genuinely the heaviest thing I have ever seen’. On the tour they have been performing select tracks taken from their highly anticipated 3RDEYEGIRL album ‘PLECTRUMELECTRUM’ which is set for release this year.
The ‘Hit and Run Tour – Part II’ follows on from Part I which saw Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL take over special and intimate venues in London and Manchester this February for a series of history making spontaneous shows announced at the 11th hour via Twitter. Legendary venues included Ronnie Scotts, Electric Ballroom and Shepherds Bush Empire, with the band often playing up to three shows in one night. The Guardian said it best, describing the Electric Ballroom shows in this way: “These are performances by one of the greatest funk-rock bands ever.”
Tickets will be available from the following outlets:
Paris – www.fnac.fr
Vienna – www.ticketmaster.at
Berlin – www.tempodrom.de/prince_und_3rdeyegirl_2014-06-03_20.html