Hot on the heels of Saturday's Purple Reigns post, yesterday it was reported that mega-star Prince is to tour the United Kingdom this year, the headline from the mail on line : Is it time for another Purple Reign. Apparently, the magical musician has hired a company called Purple PR to promote the forthcoming events.
Prince originally recorded his infamous track with backing band The Revolution, whilst there appears to be different rationales banded about for the meaning of the song. From New Musical Express we glean that "
have been trying to work out the meaning of "purple rain" for decades
now. Some believe it’s about the end of the world, a theme Prince was
interested in mid-80s. This quote from His Royal Badness suggests the
apocalypse wasn’t far from his mind:
there’s blood in the sky - red and blue = purple.. purple rain pertains
to the end of the world and being with the one you love and letting
your faith/god"guide you through the purple rain".
Whilst from the same source, his bandmate, Lisa Coleman, believes that "the song symbolises a new beginning. Purple the sky at dawn; rain, the cleansing factor".
There's no word yet as to what the tour will be called, or where it will visit, the top image is from his last major UK tour, one can make out all seeing eye with protruding solar rays design.