Prince has announced his first UK arena shows in seven years.

The 'Raspberry Beret' hitmaker, who has played a number of gigs in London and Manchester as part of his 'Hit and Run' tour this year, is heading back to the UK in May for four dates with his band 3RDEYEGIRL.

The shows in Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds are his first regional arena dates since 1995 and his first big gigs since his sold-out residency at The O2 in London in 2007.

It will be the first time Prince has ever performed in Leeds and is also the first time Prince has headlined a show in Birmingham and Glasgow in 19 years.

His Manchester gig follows two nights at the city's Academy in February.

Tickets go on sale Friday, May 2 at 12pm and are priced from £65 plus booking fees, available at, and by calling 0844 811 0051 and 0844 826 2826.

Prince's arena dates..

May 15 - Birmingham LG Arena

May 16 - Manchester Phones 4u Arena

May 22 - Glasgow The SSE Hydro

May 23 - Leeds First Direct Arena