The rumors are true.

 

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Prince will be taking the stage in Austin at the South By Southwest music conference on Saturday night  backed by a 22-piece band.

Sources also say Prince  is getting a specially remodeled stage at La  Zona Rosa in downtown Austin.

Rumors had been circulating for weeks, but now several news sites are reporting the Purple One is definitely confirmed to appear at the music, film and technology fest.

Prince, who made headlines after he smashed a guitar owned by Captain Kirk Douglas of the Roots during a performance on the Jimmy Fallon show, has not confirmed or denied reports of his scheduled SXSW performance.