Spurred by the protesting and unrest in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray, Minneapolis hero Prince has announced a Rally 4 Peace concert this Sunday, May 10. The Mother's Day show will take place at 5 p.m. at Royal Farms Arena in downtown Baltimore, with 3rdEyeGirl joining the Purple One on stage.
The announcement of Rally 4 Peace was also accompanied by the lyrics to a new song entitled "Baltimore" (see below). Prince, who is urging all in attendance Sunday to wear gray in a show of solidarity for Gray, who died in police custody April 19, says he hopes this song will act as "a tribute to all of the people of the city of Baltimore."
This announcement comes on the heels of a soiree last week at Paisley Park, wherein the enigmatic legend played a six-song set urging attendees to chant "Baltimore. Peace 4 ever more."
Skipper has been characteristically tight-lipped about the bill, and no supporting acts have been announced, though the press release for the concert alluded to "several industry superstars" who would appear.
Tickets go on sale today at 5 p.m. via LiveNation, with profits benefitting local Baltimore youth charities.
Below are the lyrics for "Baltimore."
NOBODY GOT IN NOBODY'S WAY SO EYE GUESS U COULD SAY IT WAS A GOOD DAY AT LEAST A LITTLE BETTER THAN THE DAY IN BALTIMORE DOES ANYBODY HEAR US PRAY? 4 MICHAEL BROWN OR FREDDIE GRAY PEACE IS MORE THAN THE ABSENCE OF WAR ABSENCE OF WAR
R WE GONNA C ANOTHER BLOODY DAY? WE'RE TIRED OF CRYIN' & PEOPLE DYIN' LET'S TAKE ALL THE GUNS AWAY ABSENCE OF WAR- U AND ME MAYBE WE CAN FINALLY SAY ENUFF IS ENUFF IT'S TIME 4 LOVE IT'S TIME 2 HEAR, IT'S TIME 2 HEAR THE GUITAR PLAY!
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