Melbourne would be turning the spire of its Arts Centre purple for a night to honour the music legend, Prince. Prince died at the age of 57 at his home in Minnesota.
Prince’s massive hits include 1984’s “Purple Rain” which inspired the idea of turning the spire purple.
The colour always acted as a never-ending theme in his work, performances and fashion. “Purple Rain,” the titular album and song, added a different meaning to the colour.
However, the Arts Centre’s tribute is not the only one acting along these lines.
The New Yorker has just revealed their next week’s cover of literal purple rain and Snapchat has also included a “purple rain filter.”
Several venues in the U.S. as well as other monuments are lighting up in the same way.
According to the tweets of Premier Daniel Andrews on Friday, the “doves are crying in Victoria.”
“The Arts Centre’s spire will be lit in honour of the purple one,” Andrews tweeted on Friday.
According to Junkee, Melbourne’s Arts Centre has announced it will light its 126-metre spire purple tonight. It was just two months ago when the legendary artist performed at the venue.
The gigs were which were described as “breathtaking.” The spire was also lit during those nights.
During the Melbourne Piano and Microphone Tour, Prince was quite emotional as he took the stage at the State Theatre.
It was just hours after finding out about the death of his ex-girlfriend Denise Matthews.
She was also known as Vanity from the early ‘80s band Vanity 6.
“I am new to this playing alone,” the purple one told the vibrant crowd.
“I thank you all for being so patient. I’m trying to stay focused, it’s a little heavy for me tonight.”
After the death of the legendary star, Mayte Garcia, Prince’s first wife was grieving. She said that she was intensely devastated to lose the man who was her “everything.”
She also added that the “Purple Rain” superstar would now be with his son, who died almost 20 years ago. Garcia and Prince gave birth to Boy Gregory on Oct. 16, 1996.
Unfortunately, the baby died a week later from Pfeiffer syndrome, says The Sydney Morning Herald.
“I loved him then, I love him now and will love him eternally,” Garcia said. “He’s with our son now.”