Prince Announces ‘Rally 4 Peace’ Concert in Baltimore on May 10
Pop icon Prince has been known for his abrupt show announcements and stance on many social issues, since way back in high school. Now, the singer is combining those two things for a surprise gig conceptualized around the recent protests in Baltimore. Set for Sunday May 10, Prince will be backed by his funk act 3rdEyeGirl.
A statement made for the show, dubbed "Rally 4 Peace," claims that it will serve as "a catalyst for pause and reflection." It will take place at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore and will likely promote peace through music and dance -- kind of like this Michael Jackson protester:
Concert attendees are being asked to wear the color grey in honor of Freddie Gray, who was fatally injured after being arrested by Baltimore police; a portion of the proceeds will benefit certain youth charities in the city.
It's no surprise that even in 2015, Prince continues to be an inspiration to those around him. "Even the most unfunky bands totally watched very carefully what he did," Semisonic's Dan Wilson told us last year about what it was like to grow up in Minnesota. "I think he was the big part of making it all make sense. He was an example of how to give it a shot."