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Stevie Wonder, Christina Aguilera to headline Prince tribute concert

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Six months after Prince’s untimely death, Stevie Wonder, Christina Aguilera, and more will band together for an official tribute concert to the late legend in his home state of Minnesota.

The concert is set for Oct. 13 at The Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. In addition to Wonder and Aguilera, John Mayer, Chaka Khan, Tori Kelly, Anita Baker, Doug E. Fresh, Luke James, Bilal, and Mint Conditio will perform alongside Prince’s longtime collaborators Morris Day & The Time, Judith Hill, and Liv Warfield. Tickets will go on sale starting Monday.

Prince’s family first announced the event in July, initially planning to hold the event at the massive U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

“The family is extremely excited to provide an opportunity for the world to participate in the tribute for our brother Prince. This concert will be an event not to be missed,” Prince’s sister, Sharon Nelson, said in a release. Added L. Londell McMillan, an old friend and advisor to the artist: “Many fans and friends all over the world wanted to have the chance to honor, memorialize and celebrate this incredible man. We’re thrilled we were able to make this happen.”

The news follows an overwhelming number of hat-tips to the musician in the months following his death. Most recently, his former band The Revolution reunited for a special tribute and Stevie Nicks announced she would honor the singer on her forthcoming U.S. tour.

Prince died on April 21 of an opioid overdose at his home in Paisley Park, Minnesota. He was 57.