Prince to Headline 47th Montreux Jazz Festival

Prince will play three headline shows at the Montreux Jazz Festival this July, for what will be the famous fest’s first edition since its founder Claude Nobs passed away.  The master musician will perform over the three nights of July 13, 14 and 15, organizers of the Swiss music event have announced. Montreux is familiar turf for Prince. He first played at the fest in 2007 and returned in 2009, when he delivered two shows in the same evening.

Prince recently returned to the spotlight with the new track “Screwdriver,” and he was on hand at the Grammy Awards to present Gotye and Kimbra with the Record of the Year trophy. On May 19, Prince will receive the Icon Award and perform at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards.

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The Montreux Jazz Festival is entering a new era without its founder and former GM Claude Nobs, who died in January after sustaining injuries from a fall while cross-country skiing on Christmas Eve. Just months earlier, he’d stepped away from the event he created back in 1967.  The 47th Montreux Jazz Festival runs from July 5-20. The full line-up will be unveiled April 18.

article by Lars Brandle via billboard.com

3 thoughts on “Prince to Headline 47th Montreux Jazz Festival”

  1. I love ALL things about Prince..I’d truly dig to see him perform..Friends of mine got to catch his Cali concert a few years back & said it was the BEST live performance ever. Any word on if he’ll be doing a concert tour in the States anytime soon?

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