Prince was denied permission by Mayor Bertrand Delanoe to perform a free concert under the Eiffel Tower July 14th in Paris. Seems the date proposed clashes with the country’s Bastille Day celebrations, a day locals traditionally celebrate with a major fireworks display at the venue.
A rep for the mayor said, “There was a request from the producer of Prince in France to organize a concert on July 14. But our priority is the July 14 fireworks at the Eiffel Tower, which is not compatible with this project. We are ready to study another concert date, discussions are under way.”
Prince and his team are looking at September for anorher concert date.