An all-star tribute to Prince is set to take place two days after the Grammy Awards and will feature performances from Alicia Keys, John Legend, Usher, and many more, according to Rolling Stone.
Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute To Prince will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center on January 28th and will be broadcast on national television in April. Additional performers include Beck, Common, Foo Fighters, H.E.R., Earth, Wind & Fire, St. Vincent, Mavis Staples, Chris Martin, Gary Clark Jr., and Juanes. Former Prince percussionist Sheila E. will serve as the evening’s musical director and will receive assistance from longtime Prince associates Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.
The concert will also feature a smattering of Prince collaborators including Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles, Morris Day and the Time, and the musician’s old band the Revolution.
Let’s Go Crazy will follow a series of successful Grammy tribute concerts, which have honored The Beatles, The Bee Gees, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Motown, and Aretha Franklin. Longtime Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich told Rolling Stone that the idea of a Prince tribute concert had been talked about for a few years before finally coming to fruition, despite some apprehension.
“Sometimes you worry about these things, because when an artist is so iconic, so individualistic and so unique, you get a little bit nervous about having people interpret their work,” he says. “But I think, if anything, based on what we’ve done with these past shows, either we’ve gotten a little foolhardy to think that we could do Prince, or we’ve gotten confident that there are artists out there who fit; who will be faithful to what he did and reverent enough not to fuck around with him.”
Tickets for Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute To Prince are not available to the general public.
[H/T: Rolling Stone]