Minneapolis to Hold Prince Tribute Concert on October 13

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – JANUARY 5: The musician Prince (L) is shown in concert with guitarist Dez Dickerson in his first public concert at the Capri Theater on January 5, 1979 in Minneapolis, MN. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – JANUARY 5: The musician Prince (L) is shown in concert with guitarist Dez Dickerson in his first public concert at the Capri Theater on January 5, 1979 in Minneapolis, MN. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)

Prince’s family is gearing up for a huge tribute concert to be held in Minneapolis in October.

The family issued a statement to the Associated Press, and gave a concert date of Oct. 13 at the U.S. Bank Stadium.

“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.”

So far, performers have not been announced, but tickets go on sale in August.

Source: The Root | Yesha Callahan