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Last Updated: Thursday, 2 November 2006, 15:29 GMT
Prince sets sights on Las Vegas
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Prince's hits include Purple Rain and Sign O' The Times
Pop star Prince is to play a series of weekend concerts in Las Vegas, beginning next week.

The singer, 48, will play Friday and Saturday night shows at the Rio hotel's nightclub and will also host gigs featuring other artists on Wednesdays.

A club statement said Prince's shows would go on indefinitely.

Tickets for the over-21 concerts cost $125 (65.50) and will go on sale on 2 November.

Other artists in residence in the city include Celine Dion.

Prince's 2004 comeback tour took $90.3m (48.5m) in ticket sales and helped make him the top earner in the music industry that year.

The star, who has previously changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol and The Artist Formerly Known As Prince, has had a string of hits since he began recording in the late 70s, including When Doves Cry, Purple Rain and Kiss.




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