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MCD v Prince: the cat can now chill

The case taken by MCD Concerts against Prince and William Morris Endeavor Entertainment LLC over that infamous cancelled Croker gig in June 2008 has been settled. Details of the settlement have not been disclosed, though MCD boss Denis Desmond says …

Fri, Feb 26, 2010, 14:20

   

The case taken by MCD Concerts against Prince and William Morris Endeavor Entertainment LLC over that infamous cancelled Croker gig in June 2008 has been settled. Details of the settlement have not been disclosed, though MCD boss Denis Desmond says he is “delighted” with the outcome. A good day for the MCD cat as they also added a second Michael Buble show.

Meanwhile, not to be outdone, new music from Prince. Sure, why not?

UPDATE Extracts from Ronan McGreevy’s interview with Denis Desmond from earlier today. OTR predicts: we’ll see Prince doing a few nights in the O2.

Q – Denis, what is your reaction to the settlement?
A – Delighted with the outcome, very happy, disappointed with the 55,000 people who didn’t get to see the show because Prince is a great performer. Very happy that the figures which were questioned that our figures were inflated were unfounded.

Q – Can you give us details of the settlement?
A- No it is confidential, but suffice to say we are very happy about the result. Suffice to say, we are not out of pocket.

Q – What you think of Prince now?
A – I think he is a great performer. I’m looking forward to doing some shows with him in the future. I did some in the past. It is unfortunate. I think he could do with some good advice. If I was him I’d be looking at getting himself a manager. The evidence was quite short, I was only in the witness box for three hours. Very glad we had a paper trail. Nobody contested the fact that concert had not been booked, that we hadn’t paid the deposit, that it hadn’t been confirmed.

Q – Would you work with Prince again?
A- Gladly. No hard feelings.

Q – Have you spoken to Prince? Has the cat chilled?
A – The cat has chilled.