Ever since Prince passed away back in April, artists have struggled with how to properly pay tribute to the musical legend. Countless artists have covered him, BET and Madonna had a very public back-and-forth over what a proper tribute should look like and Adele just opted to sit the whole thing out. But now, Prince’s family is putting together the be-all, end-all official tribute concert with hand-picked performers in Minneapolis.
The family announced that they are holding a tribute on October 13 at U.S. Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings. Artists will be announced on a rolling basis leading up to the show and tickets are scheduled to go on sale next month.
“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 family said in a statement to the Associated Press announcing the show. “We are honored by the artists who will pay tribute and grateful to those that have worked so hard to make this celebration possible.”
They added that they “have been moved by the tremendous love and support of Prince’s friends and fans around the world.”
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