Prince follows U2 in talk show residency

Star will play multiple nights on Leno

Prince: he'll let his music do the talking.

First it was U2 performing for five consecutive nights on Letterman– now we can look forward to the prospect of Prince making four appearances on Jay Leno's Tonight Show.

The star will initially play three nights in a row, from 25 to 27 March, in advance of the release of his new three-CD package. This contains two new Prince albums, LotusFlow3r and MPLSound, plus a third that he's produced for singer Bria Valente.

In the US, this will be available exclusively through Target from 29 March for $11.98.

Prince will then return on 28 May for Leno's final Tonight Show as host. Last month, The White Stripes played on the final episode of Late Night with Conan O'Brien.

A video of a previous Prince performance on The Tonight Show is currently airing on his website.