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Prince refuses to use stairs.

The 'Purple Rain' hitmaker's list of tour accommodation demands have been revealed and as well as preferring to take the lift in hotels, he has also banned paintings or photographs of faces or animals and "obstructive rugs" in rooms he stays in.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Prince's list of demands has been going out to all his hotels in the UK before he arrives at them.

"His requests all have to be fulfilled or he won't turn up to play."

It's not the first time the 55-year-old singer - who performed two shows at Camden Roundhouse in north London last night - has had wacky demands when on tour in the UK.

During his 2007 residency at London's The O2, he wanted to have a five-bedroom house built next to the venue to make it easier for him to get to his gigs.

In 2011, the legendary star also reportedly ordered a limo to take him just 80ft from his dressing room to the stage at the Hop Farm Festival in Kent, South East England.

Prince and his all-female rock band 3RDEYEGIRL are in the middle of their 'Hit and Run Tour' and performed back-to-back gigs last night.

They will now head to Vienna Stadthalle for a show on Saturday.


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