PREVIEW: My Name is Prince, The O2

This special limited run exhibition will be the first ever exhibition to be devoted to the singer, opening at The O2 from the 27th October. 


My Name is Prince will offer fans a rare opportunity to get a unique insight into the life and career of  Prince Rogers Nelson. The 21 day exhibition will showcase hundreds of never before seen artefacts direct from Paisley Park, Prince’s famous Minnesota private estate.

For those visiting the exhibition, there will be an opportunity to see a wide variety of artefacts belonging to the late singer including instruments, stage outfits, awards and handwritten song lyrics.

Some of the many objects leaving Paisley Park for the first time for this exhibition include:

-Clothing from the 1984/1985 Purple Rain tour and the 1988/1989 LoveSexy tour
-Wardrobe from the 1990 film, Graffiti Bridge
-Gibson L65 guitar that Prince used when he made his national television debut on American Bandstand in 1980. Also used on the Prince tour and Dirty Mind tour
-The original bass that was the inspiration for the Cloud guitar
-The orange Cloud guitar made for Prince’s 2007 Super Bowl halftime performance (used during The Earth tour in 2007)
-Third-eye sunglasses from 2014
-Diamond studded cane from 2015
-Clothing worn during the 2007 3121 shows, 21 nights at The O2 shows and many more
-Diamond vest worn during his 2013 V magazine shoot
-The Raspberry Beret cloud suit from 1985

The limited 21 day engagement of the exhibition reflects the 21 record-breaking, sold-out concerts that Prince played at The O2 in August and September 2007 – a record that still stands today.

Prince’s siblings, some who will visit London in October for the opening of the exhibition, said: “Our family is extremely honoured to have this exhibit at the O2, and we know Prince would be as well. He loved to share his work and life with his fans. We know him as a brother who became not only one of the most prolific songwriters of all time, but an entertainer and musician who was unlike any other. It’s only appropriate we share him and these amazing artefacts with the world now that he’s gone.”

My Name is Prince will be on display at The O2 from the 27th October. Tickets go on sale on Friday 25th August. 


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