- Press release (Tony Brainsby Publicity LTD.):
"Outrageous black American star Prince makes his debut British appearance playing just one date at London's Lyceum on June 2nd."
"Although 21-year old Prince is only really known in Britain by the music business cognescenti, in America he is being hailed as the natural successor to such luminaries as Michael Jackson, Jimi Hendrix and Mick Jagger. He has received enormous critical acclaim, both for his extravagent live shows, and also for his three albums, on which he wrote, arranged, sung, performed and produced all the material. (He is, in fact, something of a wunderkind, able to play 26 instruments!) The first two LPs "For You" and "Prince" have gone platinum in the U.S. and his most recent "Dirty Mind" is rapidly reaching this status despite receiving no radio airplay owing the risqué sexual overtones of the lyrics."
"Prince fronts a five-piece band when performing live, comprising two keyboards, bass, drums and guitar. Stylistically his music breaks down the barriers between soul, funk and hard rock. Of his outrageous stage show, the new York Times said:"
- "Prince sings exclusively in a falsetto voice which he pushes at times to an eerie caterwauling intensity. This style is ideally suited to the theatrical lasciviousness that is central to Prince's act. On stage, Prince displays an unbridled street eroticism. Wearing black bikini briefs, fringed high-heel boots and black thigh-high stockings, he is sexual license incarnate. But Prince is such a charismatic performer that his stylized salaciousness doesn't offend. With his sassy grace and precocious musicality he is heir to the defiant rock and roll traditions of Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix and Mick Jagger."
"To coincide with his British appearance, WER are releasing a single on May 29th entitled "Uptown" c/w "I Wanna be Your Lover". A 12" version in a full colour bag is being released at the same time, featuring an extra track, "Head"."