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Surprise Prince concerts at landmark Parisian venue

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2009-10-12

At a Paris fashion show last week, pop icon Prince liked the Grand Palais venue so much he decided to hold two surprise last-minute concerts there this weekend. For his legions of Parisian fans, it was a rare treat.

AFP - A total 11,000 tickets for two surprise concerts by US rock star Prince this weekend sold out in just 77 minutes, producers said Friday.
  
Tickets -- 5,500 for each of the Sunday afternoon and evening shows -- went on sale at 149 euros (219 dollars) for a seat and 99 euros (145 dollars) standing. But offers on the Internet had soared above 500 euros (736 dollars) several hours later.
  
Prince decided to give the concerts at the glass-and-iron Grand Palais exhibition hall after visiting the landmark Paris building on the banks of the Seine.
  
He attended Karl Lagerfeld's Chanel catwalk show there on Tuesday and "liked the venue".
  
Withing 48 hours he announced he would hold two "All Day/All Night" concerts at 5 p.m. (1500 GMT) and 10 p.m. (2000 GMT).

Date created : 2009-10-12

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