Prince Confirmed For SXSW Closing Party Performance
Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.13.2013
SXSW getting the purple one...
Mashable reports that Prince will perform at the closing party at SXSW in Austin, Texas this weekend.
There had been rumored that Prince, who released two songs this year, would perform at the event, which were confirmed by Samsung.
Todd Pendleton, Samsung's chief marketing officer, said: "Having Prince in Austin at his first SXSW show will truly be a one night only experience that our Samsung Galaxy owners and friends will remember for years to come. Prince is a legend and true creative and musical genius who has been innovating and pushing the boundaries of music for over 35 years. His live shows are always phenomenal and I'm sure we'll be in for some fun surprises on Saturday night."
Smashing Pumpkins have also been confirmed to perform on the same day. They will perform at Red Bull's Sound Select: 120 Hours, along with the Sword and Girl In A Coma. Dave Grohl and Justin Timberlake have both confirmed they will perform at this year's festival. They will promote their new albums, with Grohl to be joined by his Sound City Players at Stubb's on Thursday.
Grohl is also the keynote speaker at this year's event and will bring Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, Rick Springfield, Corey Taylor, Alain Johannes, Rage Against The Machine's Brad Wilk and Fear's Lee Ving to play live. His talk will take place tomorrow at the Austin Convention Center.