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Prince tribute gig date set

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Prince tribute gig date set

A Prince tribute concert will take place in October.

The 'Purple Rain' hitmaker - who was found dead from an overdose in April at the age of 57 - will be honoured at the US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on October 13, his siblings have announced.

Prince's family said they "have been moved by the tremendous love and support of Prince's friends and fans around the world" and are "excited" at the prospect of the official tribute show.

They said in a statement: "We are excited for the opportunity to bring everyone together for the official family celebration of Prince's life, music and legacy, and there is no better place to do it than his hometown of Minneapolis.

"We are honoured by the artists who will pay tribute and grateful to those that have worked so hard to make this celebration possible."

Tickets for the show will go on sale next month, and performers will be announced on a rolling basis.

The news comes just a few weeks after The Revolution announced two reunion shows in Minneapolis.

The group - comprised of Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Brown Mark, Dr. Fink, Bobby Z., Dez Dickerson, and André Cymone - have booked in two shows at the First Avenue venue in city in the state of Minnesota, where Prince was from and where scenes were shot for the late music legend's 'Purple Rain' video in 1984.

They will perform at the iconic music club on September 2 and September 3.

Talking about the death of Prince - who was found dead at his Paisley Park estate in April at the age of 57 - the group said: "Only by playing for you, the fans, can we be Prince's Revolution. He gives Us 2 one another now, as we all start to heal and fill forever emptiness with sound. 2gether, we are The Revolution (sic)."

The Revolution played on three of Prince's albums, 1985's 'Around the World in a Day', 1986's 'Parade' and 'Purple Rain'.