Grammy Awards Announce All-Star Tribute Show For Prince

Grammy Awards Announce All-Star Tribute Show For Prince

Prince performs live in 1985. Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images.

This year’s Grammy Awards will see an all-star tribute show to the late mercurial singer and artist Prince, to take place just two days after the 2020 Grammy Awards ceremony on January 28th at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince will feature former Prince drummer, Sheila E. who will serve as the night’s musical director of a lineup that also includes Foo Fighters, Beck, H.E.R., Earth, Wind & Fire, St. Vincent, Mavis Staples, Chris Martin, Gary Clark, Jr. and Juanes.

The show will also feature several Prince collaborators, including Susanna Hoffs of the Bangles, who sang the Prince-written hit “Manic Monday”. Prince’s old band, the Revolution, have also signed on, with drummer Bobby Z. telling Rolling Stone the group “are involved and looking forward to honouring Prince.”

Prince | “Let's Go Crazy”

Longtime Prince collaborator Sheila E. and her band will be supporting most performers as well as playing their own set. The musician says they plan to perform the breakout, Prince-penned hit “The Glamorous Life” … “For obvious reasons,” she quips … and Prince’s 1985 song, “America.”

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.”

“Musically, there’s so much to choose from,” she says. “It’s almost unfair to do a two-hour tribute to him … we could do a full week. At the end of the day, it’s him bringing people together and having a good time.”

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