The “Queen of Soul” legendary singer Aretha Franklin will be honored for her legacy this fall at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.
Last week, Franklin died at age 76 at her home in Detroit. The official cause of death was due to advanced pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type – something she had kept private. Since her passing, there has been an outpouring of love and support for her family from fans and music enthusiasts across the globe. There has even been a tribute concert in the works for months before her death.
The tentatively titled “Clive Davis Presents: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin” is slated to take place on November 14 at MSG. A source told CNN that music producer Davis had been planning the concert in honor of Franklin for a while.
“I’m absolutely devastated by Aretha’s passing,” Davis told CNN‘s Don Lemon last week. “She was truly one of a kind. She was more than the Queen of Soul. She was a national treasure to be cherished by every generation throughout the world. Apart from our long professional relationship, Aretha was my friend. Her loss is deeply profound and my heart is full of sadness.”
While the lineup of the event has not been announced, it will be produced in partnership with Live Nation.
In addition to the tribute concert, artists like Beyonce & Jay-Z, Journey, and more have honored the singer while on tour. At the MTV VMA’s this past Monday, Madonna spoke about how Franklin inspired her to start her career, and during Tuesday’s game, the Detroit Tigers held a moment of silence for her before the game began.
Franklin’s funeral will be held on August 31 in Detroit, according to her publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn.
Last Updated on August 22, 2018 by Olivia Perreault