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Prince gig to be shown in cinemas
Prince was a huge star in the 1980s and early 1990s
Rock star Prince has announced plans to broadcast a live concert to cinemas around the US on 29 March.

The Los Angeles gig - the first major show in Prince's Musicology tour - will be shown via satellite at 32 Regal Cinema venues around the country.

Prince has pledged to perform many of his old hits for the last time on the tour, which takes in 38 cities.

The 45-year-old performer will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next Monday.

The singer will be reunited with band the New Power Generation for the first time in six years.

US music magazine Rolling Stone said the ticket cost of $15 (8) includes a copy of the album, also called Musicology.


The album has not yet found a distributor and will not be available at the usual retail outlets, said the magazine.

"Musicology is very important to us. (The word) means that when we create music, we let it dictate our next moves in life," the singer told Billboard.com when the tour was announced last month.

Other stars including David Bowie have played similar cinema gigs.

Bowie performed to tens of thousands of fans when his concert at London's Riverside Studios was beamed into cinemas around the world.

Fans in Europe watched the show live - but it was being aired later in other countries due to time differences.

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