A tribute concert to Prince next month will reportedly feature some of the musicians closest to the late superstar, including Sheila E, The Revolution, and Morris Day and The Time.
A Minnesota State Arts Board newsletter says the Oct. 13 concert at the new U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis will “feature members of the iconic Prince Family.” The newsletter also says Prince’s backing band, the New Power Generation, will appear along with “prominent pop stars of today on guest vocals.”
A longtime attorney for Prince who is helping manage the estate’s entertainment assets told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the appearances haven’t been confirmed. L. Londell McMillan says an announcement of the concert lineup will come out after Labor Day.
Minnesota Public Radio first reported the item Tuesday.
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In a statement given to Access Hollywood on Wednesday, Sheila E. stated she is not scheduled to perform in the reported Prince Tribute Concert:
“To provide clarity and to avoid confusion, I am not scheduled to perform at the Prince Tribute Concert currently planned for October 13th,” her statement reads.
It continues, “In these months after Prince’s passing there is still much being sorted out and discussed. Among them are performances and tributes which have taken place and planned among many different groups and organizations. It is appreciated that each of us; family, friends and fans find ways to display our respect and admiration for one who gave so much to so many. In the course of the days, months and years ahead I like many of you will continue to honor Prince in various ways. I thank you all for your consideration, love and support of me, all of the Paisley Park families, and the Legacy of Prince now and in the future. — Sheila E.”