Today (April 25) marks the fifth day of mourning following the loss of beloved music icon, Prince. So many around the world were touched and inspired by his music, with artists displaying numerous tributes to him.
Five days after his passing, the tributes just keep rolling in. Take a look at 5 heartwarming tributes to Prince:
Bruce Springsteen – “Purple Rain”
Bruce Springsteen opened his concert on Saturday (April 23) in Brooklyn with a cover of Prince’s “Purple Rain”. It was extremely powerful and moving, as one might expect from Springsteen.
Old Crow Medicine Show – “Purple Rain”
Old Crow Medicine Show paid tribute to Prince at their concert in Huntsville, Alabama (April 21) with a fiddle-heavy rendition of “Purple Rain”. Old Crow’s Ketch Secor led the band, with opening act Margo Price backing up the vocals.
LCD Soundsystem – “Controversy” at Coachella
The band honoured Prince in a cover of “Controversy” at their Friday night headlining performance at Coachella. LCD Soundsystem lit the stage purple in memory of Prince.
Sufjan Stevens – “Purple Rain”
Sufjan Stevens included a cover of “Purple Rain” in his Friday night performance at Coachella. The tribute performance was accompanied by Gallant.
Cast of Hamilton Dance to Prince
Prince tributes have emerged from fans to celebrities and even Broadway performers. On April 21, the cast of the Broadway hit Hamilton finished their bows and began reciting the spoken words from Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy”. They then followed it up by having a big dance party to Prince to close the show.
David Gilmour – “Comfortably Numb / Purple Rain”
Sunday night Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour tied in Prince’s “Purple Rain” with “Comfortably Numb” at Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall. Cue the tears everyone.