Prince Tribute Concert Coming to Minneapolis

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The family of Prince has announced a major tribute concert in honor of the late icon. Set for October 13, the show will take place at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN.

The performers, ticket prices and exact onsale date have not yet been announced, other than a notification that they would be available some time in August.

The family’s announcement, reported by the Associated Press, read: “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. We are honored by the artists who will pay tribute and grateful to those that have worked so hard to make this celebration possible.”

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Minneapolis’ City Pages noted that pop singer Sia and R&B’s Miguel are scheduled to perform that same night at the city’s Target Center, and suggested that it would be a plus if they could “pop over” after their own event.

Related: Prince tributes from around the globe

Prince died April 21 of a drug overdose at Paisley Park headquarters in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Many artists have honored him since, including Madonna, who sang Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” and “Purple Rain” with Stevie Wonder at the Billboard Music Awards in May. Bruce Springsteen also sang “Purple Rain” during his first show following Prince’s death, and several other pop and classic rock stars, including Beyonce, Elton John, the Dixie Chicks, Bruce Springsteen (below) and Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour also paid tribute during their concerts. BET dedicated its award show to Prince.

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