Later this marks the beginning of the Prince Spotlight: Piano & A Microphone tour, a series of stripped-back live shows across Europe, which Prince himself promises will be "more naked, more pure. You can see exactly what you get," or so he told El Pais.

The tour is set to commence on 21st November at the Konzerthaus, Vienna, where it will travel through European countries including Denmark, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, France and Germany. Other solid dates are on 13th December at Teatro Liceo, Barcelona, and 22nd December at Royal Circus in Brussels; there are also four UK shows, at Glasgow, Liverpool, Birmingham and London.

The news arrived after it leaked during one of his Paisley Park Studios parties, with 3RDEYEGIRL tweeting: