There have been numerous tributes to Prince in Dublin held over the last year or so since his death, but a celebrated UK tribute act is set to perform at Vicar Street in May.

Purple Rain - A Celebration of Prince will see the 8-piece band Purple Rain take to the Dublin venue for an evening of The Purple One's hits, including 1999, Little Red Corvette, Purple Rain, Kiss, Diamonds And Pearls, U Got The Look, When Doves Cry, Cream, I Wanna Be Your Lover and more.

Original Prince and the Revoution drummer Bobby Z even hailed them as “authentic and on the money”.

Tickets for the May 17th gig are €32.50 and on sale from usual outlets this Friday at 9am.