Lift up your hearts to the Lord, because we’ve just got word that Dominican indie rock god Twin Shadow will be performing the entirety of Prince’s Purple Rain at a new festival this fall. The Meadows Music & Arts Festival will take over New York’s Citi Field on October 1 and 2, 2016, boasting headliners Kanye West, The Weeknd, and Chance the Rapper. On Facebook, George Lewis, Jr. announced that Twin Shadow will be doing a “special (one-time only) performance” of the classic 1984 album.
This announcement follows a stunning tribute from other members of the indie community – Neon Indian and Xenia Rubinos‘ slick, heartwarming cover of “Pop Life.” The Twin Shadow + Prince formula makes tons of sense; you can bet Prince would approve of George’s biker lewks and stadium-sized power ballads. Here’s hoping George Lewis brings his 80s glam A-game to Queens in honor of the Purple One himself.
Check out the full lineup below: