Prince announces special ‘Rally 4 Peace’ concert in Baltimore

WASHINGTON — Musical artist Prince has announced a “Rally 4 Peace” concert to be held this weekend in Baltimore.

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According to a Live Nation news release, the concert will be held at the Royal Farms Arena on Sunday, May 10, and tickets go on sale 5 p.m. Wednesday at LiveNation.com.

“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.  As a symbolic message of our shared humanity and love for one another, attendees are invited to wear something gray in tribute to all those recently lost in the violence,” the news release states.

Live Nation says Prince recorded a song entitled “Baltimore” in response to recent civil unrest following the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who died from injuries he received while in police custody.

“Superstar guests” are expected to be at the concert, and Prince’s funk-rock group 3RDEYEGIRL will perform.

A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Baltimore-based youth charities.

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