In what should come as a surprise to no one considering Questlove’s well-known love for The Purple One, The Roots have signed on as the house band for the Prince Tribute that will be held at Carnegie Hall on March 7th. The benefit concert is part of a series of annual tributes put on at the legendary venue by impresario Michael Dorf.
In addition to The Roots a number of other bands have been announced for the tribute. Blind Boys of Alabama. Booker T, DeVotchka, Living Colour, Madeleine Peyroux, The Waterboys and Talib Kweli will all perform at the event. More bands will be announced soon. Tickets are currently available now.