Grammy Awards announce tribute show for Prince, including Foo Fighters, St. Vincent and Beck
This year’s Grammy Awards will see a huge tribute show to The Purple One, singer and artist Prince, take place just two days after the ceremony in 2020.
An all-star line-up in tribute to the mercurial artist Prince will include Foo Fighters, St. Vincent, Beck, Usher, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, and Mavis Staples, reports Rolling Stone.
The show called ‘Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince‘ will be hosted just two day after the event and will see Sheila E. and her band supporting most of the aforementioned artists.
The longtime collaborator will also act as musical director alongside Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Sheila E. said: “I was very honoured to be able to do this for so many reasons, but to be able to help celebrate the life of a dear friend and be a part of this and be musical director is awesome.”
Sheila E. and her band will be supporting most performers as well as playing their own set. The longtime Prince collaborator will also serve as musical director alongside Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.
There are spots on the bill for Common, H.E.R., John Legend, Gary Clark, Jr., Juanes, and Earth, Wind & Fire too, with reports suggesting Prince’s former band The Revolution will also appear.
“Prince. The Purple One. His Royal Badness – regardless of how you identify him, he is indisputably one of the greatest musical virtuosos of all time,” the Recording Academy’s president, Deborah Dugan, said in a statement. “With his subversive attitude and commanding nature, he straddled musical genres and created electrifying music that was bursting with character. He continues to serve as an inspirational icon for artists and fans worldwide, and we are so honoured to pay tribute to his legacy.”