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Less than 48 hours after leaving London on a purple high, Prince and 3rdEyeGirl setup shop in the exclusive Pacha Ibizia, Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.  By all accounts this was an intimate but explosive gig.  With the crowd close enough to reach out and touch that iconic mic stand the setup sounds like one of Prince's iconic aftershow parties.

Just like the show in London this was a benefir show supporting the work of Autism Rocks, Which was setup by Sanjay Shah.  You can read a great article on the work and inspiration behind the charity here

Unlike the show in London, which saw queues around the block, this gig was a smaller afair with the glamorous crowd turning up fashionably late.  Chilling by the pool, rather than queueing in the cold was the pre-gig preparation








 


Once again, Liv Warfield was in the house performing Paloma Faith's Only Love Can Hurt Like This.  Other highlights included Pink Cashmere, Empty Room, The Beautiful Ones and an extended version of PretzelBodyLogic with a 10 minute keyboard improvisation.

Reports indicate that Prince was in a relaxed an playful mood, joking with the crowd and threatening to stage dive.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Its great to hear again about Prince and the band out on the road and wowing crowds around the world.  Next stop the Grammys?
 
We'd love to see more time given to the new material, especially Art Official Age which were teased in London.  Most of all we are happy to hear about Prince doing his thing and having, fun because time and time again this artist is capable of delivering the kind of experience that we didn't even realise we were looking for.

Thanks to those that have shared their stories and photos for this report






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