Prince has announced a second Rally 4 Peace concert to honour Freddie Gray in Baltimore this Mother’s Day.
The singer-songwriter will headline Royal Farms Arena in West Baltimore on Sunday (May 10), less than three miles from where Gray was first detained. Prince will be joined by “several industry superstars”, according to a press release obtained by CNN.
“The event is meant to be a catalyst for pause and reflection following the arrest and death of Freddie Gray,” the press release says. “Attendees are invited to wear something gray in tribute.”
Tickets go on sale today, May 6, with proceeds supporting Baltimore-based youth charities.
The concert follows Prince’s Dance 4 Peace Rally last weekend, also in support of Freddie Gray, at his Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen, Minnesota.
Confrontations in Baltimore began following the funeral of African-American man, Freddie Gray, last month (April 27). Gray, 25, died on April 19, a week after he was allegedly injured while being taken in to police custody. Members of the police force have been charged with Gray’s death.
It was recently reported that Prince has recorded a new song as a tribute to the citizens of Baltimore. A publicist for the singer-songwriter confirmed that the track was written in response to the civil unrest throughout the US city and also addresses political and social issues throughout the country as a whole.
Prince’s Paisley Park Studios are yet to announce a release date.