Prince Receives Halftime Tribute From Minnesota Vikings (Video)

NFL team breaks in new stadium by honoring a local legend

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Prince scored a big-time tribute from the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night, during the team’s game against the Green Bay Packers.

The Vikings broke in their new home, the U.S. Bank Stadium, with a halftime show that honored the “Little Red Corvette” musician, who died in April at age 57.

The tribute came courtesy of the Minnesota Orchestra, who were joined by members of Prince’s former band, New Power Generation, for a rendition of the musician’s classic “Purple Rain.”

CBS Minnesota reported that, after the performance, purple confetti fell on the crowd like … well, you know.

Prince died April 21 at his Paisley Park home in Minnesota, of what was later determined to be an accidental overdose of the opioid painkiller Fentanyl. His death occurred just days after the singer was reportedly treated for an overdose of the opioid painkiller Percocet.

On October 13, the musician will again be honored, as musical luminaries such as Stevie Wonder, Christina Aguilera and John Mayer gather together for a tribute show for Prince at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Morris Day & the Time and Chaka Khan are also scheduled to perform at the tribute show.

In the meantime, watch Sunday night’s tribute in the video below.