Mark your calendars, Prince fans. The Purple One is being honored with a Minneapolis tribute concert this fall.
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 heavily criticized, Madonna and Stevie Wonder commemorated Prince with renditions of “Purple Rain” and “Nothing Compares 2 U” at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards.
In June, BET rounded up Wonder, along with The Roots, Maxwell, Tori Kelly, Erykah Badu, Bilal, Janelle Monae, Sheila E, and Prince’s ex-wife Mayte Garcia for a 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