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Prince: Royal Blush

Sean O'Hagan, The Observer, 4 April 2004

LAST WEEKEND, tickets for the opening show of Prince's American arena tour, his first in nearly a decade, were changing hands over the internet for $1,200 apiece. Simultaneously, in Houston, Texas, over a thousand fans queued for hours outside a 600-seat theatre in the hope of gaining admission to a live telecast of the same Los Angeles show, despite the event having been sold out for weeks in advance.

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