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Some people bought Prince tribute tickets to see John Mayer, but he canceled

John Mayer's name is no longer on the list of stars to appear at Thursday's Prince tribute concert in St. Paul.
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The latest lineup for Thursday's Prince tribute concert has been released and one of the arguably bigger names is missing: John Mayer.

When the lineup was first announced, his name was one of the first on the list.

Now, it's nowhere to be seen.

No explanations. No excuses.

All we know is a publicist told the Pioneer Press Mayer was simply “unable to attend.”

And a concert promoter told the Star Tribune it had to do with a "change of schedule for him."

So we might just have to go by some words the musician posted to Twitter a few days prior to the announcement:

While Twitter definitely isn't blowing up with sorrow and despair, there are some disappointed fans. Particularly those who bought tickets (at least in part) just to see Mayer.

Meanwhile, there are rumors circulating that Christina Aguilera is sick and might not attend either.

New names added

But don't fret. The show didn't get any shorter because some new names have been added to the list.

"X Factor" judge and former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger will be there.

So will Prince's ex-wife, Mayte Garcia, and Maya and Nandy McClean – the Twinz who toured with Prince for more than seven years.

André Cymose, Prince’s childhood best friend and former bandmate, will be there.

And so will DJ Dudley, the touring DJ for Prince and The New Power Generation.

Other names that have been added include Portuguese Fado singer Ana Moura, Marva King, Shelby J, Elisa Fiorello Dease, Kip Blackshirt, and saxophonist Michael Phillips.

Performers who were previously announced include Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Christina Aguilera, and Tori Kelly.

About the show

Thursday's festivities start at 4 p.m. with an outdoor pre-show party at the Xcel Energy Center.

It'll be at Kellogg Boulevard between Gates 1 and 2.

There will be a DJ, food and beverages. This event is free and open to the public.

The actual show starts at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6.

For more information, click here.

If you weren't able to nab tickets in time, you still have a chance to tour Paisley Park.

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