Prince Tribute Concert to Take Place in Home Town

It seems like an age ago that one of the legends of music and performing, Prince, passed away suddenly. On April 21, the singer tragically died from an overdose of the prescribed opioid at his residence and recording studio in Minnesota, US.

Prince Live In LA

INGLEWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 19: Prince performs live at the Fabulous Forum on February 19, 1985 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Many a month on, and it is reported that Prince’s closest friends and collaborators will put on a huge tribute show in Minnesota on October 16th to remember him. Joining them will be Lady Gaga and Stevie Wonder, with performances from Sheila E and Morris Day and The Time also likely.

The show will take place at the U.S. Bank Stadium in his hometown of Minneapolis, with original plans for the tribute to be held on August 13th scrapped. It was planned to take place on that day as it was scheduled that Price would inaugurate the new, 52,000-seater stadium with his own concert. However, due to it being so close to his death, it was put off for logistically reasons regarding production.

The tribute concert and other posthumous releases are all part of a plan to deal with the tax bills and other financial necessities left behind after the singers death. There was talk of unheard music being excavated from his music vault and these are still in the planning stages as everyone waits for a producer or archivist to set up flowing through all unreleased recordings.

This concert will be the only publicly sanctioned memorial event in memory of the star. Prince led a very guarded personal life despite his ever present and extravagant stage presence.

His body was cremated with family and friends holding a small gathering at Paisley Park not long after his death.

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