Prince plays London living-room gig

LONDON (AP) — When Prince came to London a few years ago, he played more than 20 nights at the vast O2 arena. This time, he played a suburban living room for a dozen people.

The enigmatic star arrived Tuesday at the start of a string of dates in support of his forthcoming album "PlectrumElectrum," recorded with all-female trio 3RDEYEGIRL.

Prince says he hopes to play "iconic" venues along the lines of music pub the Bag o' Nails, the storied Electric Ballroom and Ronnie Scott's jazz club.

He says: "We'll work our way up, if people like us, to bigger venues."

His first stop was the home of British soul singer Lianne LaHavas, who met Prince last year while she was touring the United States.

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