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Singer Prince sued over gig no-show

Pop star Prince is due to be under the spotlight at a €1.6m High Court legal action over the cancellation of a planned stadium gig in Ireland.

Promoters MCD are suing the Purple Rain singer for financial loss and damage to commercial reputation after he pulled out just days before the Croke Park show in summer 2008.

Tens of thousands of fans demanded refunds after the US rock legend called off the near sell-out June 16 concert.

The Dublin date had been heavily advertised as the last time Prince would play greatest hits like Diamonds And Pearls and Little Red Corvette in Ireland.

It is not yet known whether the star, full name Prince Rogers Nelson, will show up for the four-day case at Dublin's Commercial Court.

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