The Prince celebration is almost here.
Stevie Wonder and Christina Aguilera have been tapped to perform at the Prince tribute show going down in St. Paul, Minnesota on October 13, Page Six reports. The lineup also includes Chaka Khan, John Mayer, Tori Kelly, Anita Baker, Doug E. Fresh, Luke James, Bilal, and Mint Condition.
“It’s an all-star mix of classic and new artists, Prince-inspired as well as Prince family-type artists,” said L. Londell McMillan, who is organizing the event and was the icon’s friend and attorney.
The show was first announced in July following Prince’s accidental April overdose.
“Prince’s family originally planned to hold the show at the new NFL stadium in his hometown of Minneapolis. However, organizers said that it will be at the smaller Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. CDT Monday via Ticketmaster and the arena’s box office; some will cost $19.99 in tribute to one of Prince’s hits . . .
. . . The change from U.S. Bank Stadium to the arena that’s home to the NHL’s Minnesota Wild was a ‘business and creative decision,’ McMillan told The Associated Press. He said he thought they could have sold enough seats at the stadium, but the decision wasn’t just about selling tickets. Another factor was that they wanted to stick with the date announced by the family because so many fans had already made travel plans.
‘For this kind of show, you want it to be intimate. You want it to be right,’ he said.”
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. CDT Monday via Ticketmaster.
SOURCE: Page Six | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty
17 Artists You Probably Didn't Know Were Influenced By Prince
1. Maroon 5 has covered Prince's "Purple Rain"Source:Getty 1 of 17
2. The Weeknd has always said that Prince has been a huge influence on their vocal soundSource:Getty 2 of 17
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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 timesSource:Getty 4 of 17
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8. Justin Timberlake, influenced by many legends, wrote a touching tribute to The Purple One on InstagramSource:Getty 8 of 17
9. Prince is an obvious influence on Miguel who is often called this generation's PrinceSource:Getty 9 of 17
10. Frank Ocean wrote a Tumblr post speaking to why he is a true Prince fanboySource:Getty 10 of 17
11. Soul crooner D'Angelo has covered Prince's “She's Always in My Hair”Source:Getty 11 of 17
12. Alicia Keys not only has been influenced by Prince but she also covered "How Come You Don't Call Me"Source:Getty 12 of 17
13. Performer extraordinaire Beyonce has obvious influences on her stage presence from The Purple OneSource:Getty 13 of 17
14. St. Vincent has openly discussed how Prince influenced her debut album.Source:Getty 14 of 17
15. One-of-a-kind songstress Lady Gaga has said Prince influenced her greatly on her 'Born This Way' albumSource:Getty 15 of 17
16. Beck has covered Prince songs many times and has credited him as an influence. Plus, Beck can play over 12 instruments...sound familiar?Source:Getty 16 of 17
17. Lenny's musicianship is undenied, just like influencer Prince. Lenny and Prince have even performed together in a battle of the guitars: https://youtu.be/RC34ZcDiCagSource:Getty 17 of 17
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