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Prince & The New Power Generation/Mavis Staples/The Steeles: Wembley Arena and Bagley's Warehouse, King's Cross Freight Depot, London

Jeff Lorez, Blues & Soul, 28 September 1993

THE MAN KNOWS no bounds. Having already performed a half hour show for the BBC that morning, Prince was intent on ending his European tour and his days with the New Power Generation on a stunning high. Taking the stage at around 9pm at Wembley, the Minneapolin workhorse finally quit the tiny stage at the crammed warehouse turned club at Kings Cross at around 4am the following morning having torn the roof off both venues, throwing in a string of encores that threatened to last as long as the shows themselves.

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