Prince Once Discussed a Joint World Tour with Madonna But Said 'The World Isn't Ready for This'
Madonna and Prince duetted on her 1989 album Like a Prayer
Your love’s coming down like … “Purple Rain”?
In a touching tribute to the music icon – who died Thursday at 57 – Oseary remembered speaking to Prince about the idea only a few years ago.
“I pitched it to Madonna and within a second she said ‘I like it, we can call it the Royalty Tour… The Queen and The Prince'” he recalled on Instagram. “When I told Prince the idea he said: ‘the world isn’t ready for this, it’s too big.'”
Oseary said that he was left feeling that it could have been a possibility in the future, adding: “I always felt like one day I would pull it off.”
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The music manager also revealed details of the private concert that Prince put on for Madonna on Oct. 8 last year, after she had played the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul as part of her Rebel Heart world tour.
“Prince was generous enough to host us and perform for us after that show at his home. He didn’t go on stage until 3am, and per usual the show performance was mindblowing,” Oseary wrote.
Madonna wrote her own tribute to Prince following the news, saying: “He Changed The World!! A True Visionary. What a loss. I’m Devastated.” The singer also referenced their 1989 duet “Love Song” that appeared on her Like a Prayer album.