Prince to Meet His Loyal Subjects at Coachella |

Prince to Meet His Loyal Subjects at Coachella

Geoff Boucher
Los Angeles Times

Coachella just got a royal infusion of talent: Prince is coming to the desert.

After weeks of rumors, promoters of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in the Southern California desert announced Wednesday that they have indeed inked a deal that will add Prince to the lineup of the massive three-day show, which kicks off April 25.

The Purple One, who will perform April 26, brings major star power to a lineup that some fans had criticized as a lower-wattage affair than in years past. Other artists headlining the ninth edition of the festival in Indio include Roger Waters, Jack Johnson, Portishead, the Raconteurs, Death Cab for Cutie, Love and Rockets and Kraftwerk.

The Grammy Award winner adds to Coachella’s history of genre-bending bookings, such as the decision to bring Madonna to the festival’s dance tent in 2006 and Pink Floyd auteur Waters to the main stage this year.

Prince, the 49-year-old musical chameleon was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, the same year he released “Musicology.” He followed that up with “3121,” his first album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

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