After a lot of speculation, a tribute concert dedicated to Amy Winehouse’s memory has been confirmed. Mitch Winehouse issued a press release confirming the concert yesterday, January 19. The concert has not been scheduled, but is being planned for some time this year.
Mitch created a charity, aptly titled, The Amy Winehouse Foundation, after the tragic death of his daughter last year. The concert would benefit the foundation. Although there have been plenty of rumors about who may perform, Mitch explains nothing has been confirmed, yet. In the statement, he reveals, “We will be talking to a variety of people in the coming months and will announce those performing as soon as we can.”
Lily Allen and Jessie J have already voiced their desire to be a part of any tribute concert. There are so many singers who credit Amy Winehouse for breaking barriers in the music business and making their success possible. Lady Gaga has been very open about her love for the “Rehab” singer and would most likely jump at the chance to join the concert.
Adele is another woman who attributes her success to Amy. If Adele joins the lineup, can you imagine the fight to get tickets? The concert would need to be held in a huge arena to accommodate the thousands of people who would want the chance to see so many great singers in one place. The ticket sales would be a boon for the charity.
Although there are a ton of people who would step up and perform, the concert may very well go in a different direction. It has been suggested the concert may just be a small intimate gathering with singers Amy looked up to.