May 5, 2014 - submitted by Tim, United Kingdom

Q. I'm a big fan of live music, but have noticed a new trend of not announcing gigs until around 2 weeks before they happen. Prince has just done it and Coldplay seem to be too. Can The Oracle explain the trend?

The Oracle replies:

That's not actually the case. Prince's tour is called Hit & Run and by definition that suggests last minute and fairly spontaneous. Many of his gigs were only announced merely hours before.
Our tour dates were announced in April for dates up to and including July.
Ticket information for the remaining shows will be emailed exclusively to subscribers to the mailing list.
I'm afraid I can not give out details of when. Check your in box (& spam folders just in case).