MINNEAPOLIS - Tickets to the much-anticipated Prince tribute concert at Xcel Energy Center next month were gone in a flash.
Shortly after the tickets to the Oct. 13 show went on sale, fans were left without much option. The lower priced seats were gone almost immediately, and by 11 a.m. only scattered single seat tickets were left, according to the Xcel.
A couple hundred fans lined up at the Xcel box office starting around 8 a.m. Monday, hoping an in-person transaction would yield better results. About 300 people in line were given wristbands to guarantee them a spot (and seat). About 50 or so folks who lined up after the wristbands were handed out were successful in getting tickets.
Xcel officials say most of the tickets were purchased through Ticketmaster.
After much debate over whether the event would even happen, the news was announced last Thursday that the concert will go on as scheduled on Oct. 13 but will head across the river.
Instead of being at U.S. Bank Stadium, "Prince: The Official Tribute, A celebration of life and music" would take place at Xcel Energy Center.
Stevie Wonder, Christina Aguilera, John Mayer, Chaka Khan and Morris Day & the Time, Tori Kelly, Anita Baker, Judith Hill, Mint Condition, Doug E. Fresh and more are among the many artists scheduled to perform.
The New Power Generation led by Morris Hayes, along with members of 3RDEYEGIRL, also will perform.
As announced on Friday, ticket prices started at $19.99 (a nice touch) and go up to $42.50, $82.50, $112.50 and $152.50.
There is a strict six-ticket limit. For more information, click here.