With the 62nd annual GRAMMY Awards taking place Sunday, January 26 in Los Angeles, anybody who’s anybody in the music business will be in Southern California — and two days later, a bunch of stars will convene at the Los Angeles Convention Center to pay tribute to The Purple One, Prince.
Honoring the sadly departed musician/cultural innovator will be a dizzying list of participating artists, including Beck, Common, Gary Clark Jr., Earth, Wind & Fire, Foo Fighters, H.E.R., Juanes, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Coldplay‘s Chris Martin, Mavis Staples, St. Vincent, and Usher; and singer/songwriter Susanna Hoffs.
LET'S GO CRAZY!!! 💜
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) January 9, 2020
Plus, a historic joint performance by several of Prince’s most celebrated musical friends and collaborators, including GRAMMY Award-winning band the Revolution, past GRAMMY Award nominee Sheila E., and Prince-formed funk band Morris Day And The Time.
And some relevant quotes from the AXS event page:
“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,” said Deborah Dugan, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. “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 honored to pay tribute to his legacy at this year’s post-GRAMMYs® special.”
“One of the true joys of producing the GRAMMY Awards is both working with and being able to tribute your heroes, and Prince gave me the opportunity of doing both,” said Ken Ehrlich. “His GRAMMY appearances, though few, were historic, and it’s with mixed feelings that we approach this opportunity to celebrate the amazing legacy he left us. We’ve gathered a remarkable collection of artists across genres and across generations to salute one of music’s truly singular iconic writer/performers, and believe me, it’s a tall order to do him justice.”
Tickets for this event, which is being professionally recorded, of course, are available now at this link — and start as low as $60!