Prince Performs, Hangs With Lianne La Havas & Talks Lawsuit in London
Prince and his all female band 3RDEYEGIRL are on tour and if you happen to be in London, he might just make a stop to you.
Following his guest appearance on Fox’s ‘New Girl’ and premiering new song ‘Pretzelbodylogic’ on Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 2), Prince trekked to London on Tuesday (Feb. 5) kicking off his string of promotional dates in support of the forthcoming album ‘Plectrum Electrum,’ recorded with his all-female trio.
Making his first stop in East London, the ‘Purple Rain’ megastar visited the home of British soul singer Lianne La Havas, where the two spoke in a pleasant living room. Prince and the band played two acoustic tracks from his new album including the lead single.
“We’ve been together for over a year and it’s perfect,” Prince told the Associated Press. As he and La Havas took sips of tea chatting. “The more we play, the more fun it is, and addictive it is.”
The band later showcased their innovative sound during another set at the legendary Electric Ballroom in Camden.
“The trip to London is ‘open-ended,’” Prince continued. “We’re going to be here until people don’t want to hear us anymore.” The singer hopes to record the band live during their stay in London, buying clothes and tea.
He also spoke on the lawsuit that he dropped against Internet users who post links to footage of his performances. “Nobody sues fans,” Prince said. “It’s just a poor way to phrase it. A bootlegger is a bootlegger, a scalper is a scalper. They know what time it is. Just sharing music with each other — that’s cool. It’s the selling that becomes the problem.”