Prince’s hometown concert at the First Avenue nightclub in Minneapolis was closed down by the police on Sunday. The police shutdown the performance when Prince was still on stage passed the time the club is allowed to stay open.
Prince, 49, told the crowd that the authorities were making them leave, promised to return. The club was made famous in Prince’s smash hit movie Purple Rain. The singer (who didn’t take the stage until after 2 a.m.) was about halfway through his set when informed he would have to leave. He managed to crank out a few of his hits before the cops pulled the plug on the gig.
Club owner Byron Frank has stated the police worked with Prince’s people and allowed the singer a few extra minutes to close the show. There were about 20 police officers at the club working overtime to block off the streets that surround the establishment.
The singer has made several appearances lately in support of his latest studio album. He played two other concerts in Minneapolis – including a short performance at a department store to promote his new cologne.
He is set to take the stage in London in August for several performances at the O2 arena. His new album, ‘Planet Earth,’ is scheduled to be released next week.Note the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.