Mark your calendars,
fans. The Purple One is being honored with a Minneapolis tribute concert this fall. Prince
In a recent statement issued to
The Associated Press, Prince’s family said the concert will take place at the U.S. Bank Stadium on October 13. Performers have yet to be announced, but will be revealed “on a rolling basis.”
“We are excited for the opportunity to bring everyone together for the official family celebration of Prince’s life, music and legacy, and there is no better place to do it than his hometown of Minneapolis,” the statement read. “We are honored by the artists who will pay tribute and grateful to those that have worked so hard to make this celebration possible.”
Since his passing on April 21, 2016, Prince has been honored with a number of tributes.
Though the performance was h eavily criticized, and Madonna commemorated Prince with renditions of “Purple Rain” and “Nothing Compares 2 U” at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards. Stevie Wonder
In June, BET rounded up Wonder along with
, The Roots , Maxwell , Tori Kelly , Erykah Badu , Bilal , Janelle Monae , and Prince’s ex-wife Sheila E for a Mayte Garcia stellar purple affair dedicated to the icon.
Prince’s siblings said they “have been moved by the tremendous love and support of Prince’s friends and fans around the world.”
Stay tuned for more details regarding the concert.
SOURCE: The Associated Press | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty
17 Artists You Probably Didn't Know Were Influenced By Prince
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1. Maroon 5 has covered Prince's "Purple Rain"
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2. The Weeknd has always said that Prince has been a huge influence on their vocal sound
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3. Prince can be found in Pharrell's unique musical style
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4. Bruno Mars has called Prince one of his heroes and has paid tribute to The Purple One a number of times
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5. Usher has said in many interviews that he is influenced by Prince
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6. Janelle Monáe, known for her unique style, teamed up with Prince on the song “Given Em What They Love"
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7. Andre 3000's style and showmanship is undeniably influenced by Prince
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8. Justin Timberlake, influenced by many legends, wrote a touching tribute to The Purple One on Instagram
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9. Prince is an obvious influence on Miguel who is often called this generation's Prince
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10. Frank Ocean wrote a Tumblr post speaking to why he is a true Prince fanboy
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11. Soul crooner D'Angelo has covered Prince's “She's Always in My Hair”
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12. Alicia Keys not only has been influenced by Prince but she also covered "How Come You Don't Call Me"
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13. Performer extraordinaire Beyonce has obvious influences on her stage presence from The Purple One
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14. St. Vincent has openly discussed how Prince influenced her debut album.
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15. One-of-a-kind songstress Lady Gaga has said Prince influenced her greatly on her 'Born This Way' album
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16. Beck has covered Prince songs many times and has credited him as an influence. Plus, Beck can play over 12 instruments...sound familiar?
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17. Lenny's musicianship is undenied, just like influencer Prince. Lenny and Prince have even performed together in a battle of the guitars:
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