Prince cancels European tour

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Prince cancels European tour

Prince has cancelled his entire European tour following the terrorist attacks in Paris.

The 'Purple Rain' star has announced he will not be embarking on the European leg of his 'Prince Spotlight: Piano and a Microphone' tour later this year as scheduled following the deaths of over one hundred innocent people in France at the weekend.

A statement posted on his Twitter account reads: "Due to the tragic events in Paris, the tour promoter has decided to postpone the upcoming European tour until further notice."

The 57-year-old star had been due to kick off the tour in Vienna, Austria at the end of the month with concerts scheduled to take place in countries including Italy, Spain and Holland as well as two performances at the Palais Garnier opera house in Paris in December.

He was also set to travel to the UK for tour dates in London, Glasgow and Birmingham but had last week postponed ticket sales after touts allegedly increased the price.

The decision to postpone the tour comes after a number of other bands including U2 and the Foo Fighters cancelled their European tours or dates following the devastating attacks.

The majority of the victims who died were killed after gunmen opened fire at an Eagles of Death Metal concert at the Bataclan theatre.