Although they don't always agree on everything, "The Princes" want to celebrate. "We have also developed in different directions in the last few decades," said Prince frontman Sebastian Krumbiegel (56) shortly before this year's tour start of the German Press Agency. Even before the pandemic, there were issues on which the band members did not agree. "Usually we always talked about it, but that didn't really work during the pandemic," said the Leipzig native. Priorities in life changed. "But everyone knows that, right? That musketeer thing from the beginning just changes over time."
Despite all the dissent, the band is still connected today by making music together, said Krumbiegel. "When the five of us sing together - that's just awesome." That's the main reason Krumbiegel is looking forward to going on tour again from mid-March. Finally the 30th anniversary of the band can be celebrated, which released their first single "Gabi und Klaus" in 1991. In the years that followed, a number of songs and albums that celebrated success across generations. On their tour "30 Years - 30 Hits - 30 Cities" new things should be heard in addition to the well-known.
The fact that "Die Prinzen" is still catchy among young and old is mainly due to its first producer, Annette Humpe, whom Krumbiegel met in 1990. "She always made sure that we remained charming. No faecal stuff, no old man stuff," said the 56-year-old.
Lots of male fans
In recent years, the band has repeatedly observed how the people in the audience are getting older and changing. All generations are represented among the die-hard fans. "In addition, there are a lot more guys today who are really into our songs. There used to be a lot of girls."
For the month-long Princes' Party, which is scheduled to start on March 16 in Chemnitz after a long break, the a cappella artists have chosen large stages throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland. "Big halls, big crew. And now almost 50 percent sold," said Krumbiegel with a smile on his face.
The band members are in a good mood. "We're happy that we're selling the tickets well. After all, we also want - you can say it like that - commercial success." In the past few months there have been enough bands who have had to cancel their tours due to the pandemic. "Commercial success isn't a bad thing either. The bottom line is that a lot of people like your stuff," said Krumbiegel.
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