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Prince announces ‘Rally 4 Peace’ concert this Sunday in Baltimore, asks fans to ‘wear something gray’

 

Prince is headed to Baltimore this weekend.

The pop icon has announced he will perform live with his band 3RDEYEGIRL at what’s being billed as a “Rally 4 Peace,” and it goes down Sunday, May 10 at Royal Farms Arena. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday at 5 p.m. via Live Nation.

“In a spirit of healing, the event is meant to be a catalyst for pause and reflection following the outpouring of violence that has gripped Baltimore and areas throughout the US,” states the press release.

 
 

Those attending are asked to wear gray “in tribute to all those recently lost in the violence,” a gesture linked to the late Freddie Gray and similar to the one Prince requested at last weekend’s “dance rally for peace” at Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota.

Recently, Prince announced that he wrote a tribute song that, according to his spokesperson, “addresses the unrest in Baltimore and the socio/political issues around the country in the wake of a slew of killings of young black men.” The song, which he recorded in the wake of Gray’s death and the protests breaking out in Maryland, has yet to be released.

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