O2 London Honors Prince With Custom Artwork

Prince standing in front of London
The Prince Estate Photographer © Randee St. Nicholas
– Prince standing in front of London
The legendary artist announced, sold-out and performed 21 consecutive nights at the building in 2007.

The O2 has unveiled a special piece of custom artwork representing Prince’s ‘key to the venue’, to honour the iconic artist and his record breaking ‘21 Nights in London’ O2 residency in 2007, which concluded on Sept. 21 that year.
No performer since has come close to his record number of consecutive performances, all of which were sold out, although there are a few, who’ve accumulated 21 performances at the O2 across their entire career.
The so-called “21 Club at the O2” inspired by Prince’s timeless achievement, also features Michael Bublé, Drake, Take That and One Direction, Young Voices, Micky Flanagan and Michael McIntyre.
Unveiling the Prince artwork:
– Unveiling the Prince artwork:
Emma Bownes, VP of Venue Programming at The O2; Steve Sayer, VP and General Manager at The O2

The artwork unveiled in Prince’s honor features a purple velvet backdrop, golden frame, and a sparkling depiction of Prince’s trademark symbol. It will be displayed backstage in the arena’s walk to stage area, and will be visible to all future performers. 

A second version of the artwork will be displayed at the Prince inspired recording studio and creative complex, Paisley Park, in Chanhassen, Minnesota.
Steve Sayer, VP and General Manager at The O2, commented, “The Prince shows at The O2 in 2007 were legendary and undoubtedly helped to cement The O2 as one of the most iconic venues in the world. Fans and employees still talk fondly about those amazing nights. 
“On the anniversary of the final show that Prince played at The O2, we are excited to present this beautiful key to The Prince Estate and are proud to unveil one backstage at the venue as part of the ‘21 Club’ display.”