Prince follows U2 in talk show residency

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