On Jan. 28 – two days after the Grammy ceremonies – Alicia Keys, Foo Fighters, Gary Clark Jr. and many more will perform at Let’s Go Crazy: A Grammy Salute to Prince. The star-studded event will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center’s West Hall. The special event will also be broadcast later in 2020 on CBS.
The Revolution, Prince’s old band, have signed on for the performance, as well as other Prince collaborators Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles), percussionist Sheila E. and Morris Day and the Time.
The evening will also feature performances by many other well-known artists. In addition to Foo Fighers, Clark Jr. and Keys, the event will see Beck, Common, Earth, Wind & Fire, H.E.R., Juanes, John Legend, Chris Martin, Mavis Staples, St. Vincent, and Usher make appearances. Additional performers will be announced ahead of the event.
“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 (via a statement). “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.”
This event follows in the footsteps of past Grammys Salute concerts, which have honored (among others) The Beatles, Elton John, Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin.
Tickets are already sold out, but there may be some re-released here.