Stevie Wonder, Christina Aguilera and Chaka Khan will be among the friends and fans of Prince who will honour the tragic music icon at an official tribute in his native Minnesota next month (Oct16).
John Mayer, Tori Kelly, Anita Baker, Mint Condition, and Morris Day and the Time are also confirmed to perform at The Official Prince Tribute in St. Paul on 13 October (16).
Prince’s longtime keyboard player Morris Hayes and members of the singer’s final band 3rdEyeGirl will join the headliners for their performances of the Purple Rain hitmaker’s songs.
“The family is extremely excited to provide an opportunity for the world to participate in the tribute for our brother Prince,” the late star’s sister Sharon Nelson said in a statement.
Reports suggest members of Prince’s inner circle originally planned to hold the tribute show at the new NFL stadium in his hometown of Minneapolis, but the concert will take place at the smaller Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
Prior to commensing his momentous gig at British Summer Time Hyde Park gig at Hyde Park yesterday evening. Stevie Wonder had a heartfelt plea in relation to events in America and Music-News.com was there. “Before I start the concert I’d like to say to all of you a few simple things. In this troubled time I want to say to all of you that I love you all. And I love you because I was blessed to be blind, it was a gift…