According to the Associated Press, members of Prince’s family are planning an authorized tribute concert for Thursday, Oct. 13 at U.S. Bank Stadium — the Minnesota Vikings’ brand-new home in Minneapolis. Performers will be announced gradually, the family told the AP, and tickets will go on sale some time next month.
“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 family told the AP. “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 shortly after Prince’s death, the family have been saying they’re working on an official tribute concert, likely with longtime friend and collaborator Sheila E. as music director and “all the original people” joining in. Those original people might include Prince associates such as the Revolution — his Purple Rain backing band — who are playing three reunion concerts at First Avenue in September.
“I support any and all Memorials or Funerals that have happened and/or are being planned,” wrote Prince’s sister Tyka Nelson in May. She wrote that she only planned to attend a single public tribute, because “I feel that once…is enough.”