*Tickets for Prince’s official tribute concert in St. Paul, Minn. were sold out mere minutes after going on sale Monday.According to the Star Tribune, tickets for the Oct. 13 show at Xcel Energy Center were gone instantly after becoming available for purchase at 10 a.m. Monday via Ticketmaster and the box office. The tickets ranged from $19.99 to $152.50.As previously reported, Stevie Wonder, Christina Aguilera, Chaka Khan, John Mayer and Tori Kelly are among performers lined up for the concert sanctioned by Prince’s family.Prince’s family originally planned to hold the show at the new NFL stadium in his hometown of Minneapolis.
However, organizers said last week that it will be at the smaller Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.The lineup also includes Tori Kelly, Doug E. Fresh, Luke James, Bilal, Mint Condition, Morris Day & the Time, Judith Hill and Liv Warfield, the New Power Generation featuring Morris Hayes plus members of 3RDEYEGIRL.The concert is expected to bring in more than $1 million to Prince’s estate, according to The Star Tribune.Watch a teaser for the concert below:
Source: Prince Tribute Concert Tickets Sell Out Immediately After Going On Sale | EURweb
Eminem and Curtis Hanson on the set of “8 Mile”*Eminem has released a statement on the death of Curtis Hanson — the director of his 2002 semi-autobiographical film “8 Mile” — who died Tuesday at the age of 71.“Curtis Hanson believed in me and our crazy idea to make a rap battle movie set in Detroit. He basically made me into an actor for 8 Mile. I’m lucky I got to know him,” Eminem said in a statement to Billboard.Hanson died of “natural causes” and was declared dead by paramedics late Tuesday afternoon at his Hollywood Hills home, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The filmmaker won a screenwriting Oscar for “L.A. Confidential” and directed the psychological thriller “The Hand That Rocks the Cradle.”On working with Eminem in a 2002 interview with Rolling Stone, Hanson said: “I knew going into it that he had experience performing and also adopting a character, Slim Shady. What I was looking for was actually the opposite of that. When you adopt a characterization, that’s artificial. You hide behind that. What I needed in this story was the appearance of a complete lack of artifice. I needed the appearance of one more or less exposing himself emotionally.“And, so in my getting to know him, I had to assess and then make an educated guess of whether he would be able to do to that and whether he would trust me and the environment I would create enough to do that.”
Source: Eminem Mourns Death of ‘8 Mile’ Director Curtis Hanson at 71: He ‘Believed in Me’ | EURweb
Beyonce on the “TIDAL X: 10/20” red carpet in Brooklyn (Oct. 20, 2015)*For the second consecutive year, Beyoncé is set to headline her husband Jay Z’s TIDAL X benefit show at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Oct. 15.Nicki Minaj, who performed “Feeling Myself” with Bey for the first time live at the show last year, is also set to return.
Source: Beyonce to Headline Second Annual TIDAL X Benefit Show…Again | EURweb