Prince has confirmed he will play a number of UK shows beginning next month.
The musician revitalised his career with a series of concerts staged at the O2 Arena in London, after a few years in which his career was thought to be on the wane.
Rumours circulated earlier this month that the When Doves Cry and Purple Rain singer was to play a set of gigs. His last UK appearance was a one-off show at the Hop Farm Festival in Kent in 2011.
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Although no details of his forthcoming concerts have been announced, they will take place at "iconic venues in and around London" from February 3, according to a statement issued on his behalf.
He has planned the shows "to celebrate the release of Plectrumelectrum, the highly anticipated debut album from 3rdeyegirl, his all-female rock trio".
The statement concluded: "For now, know this: Prince is coming."