Prince’s ‘Rally 4 Peace’ Concert to Be a ‘Catalyst for Pause and Reflection’ in Baltimore
Following news that Prince created a tribute song to the people of Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray, he announces a mission to spread love and peace even further with a "Rally 4 Peace" concert in the city.
The Purple One, like many people in the nation, have been paying close attention to the unrest in Baltimore upon hearing about the death of Gray, who died after a spine injury while in police custody. Prince is calling for an end to the rioting, looting and violence in the city and will put on a concert to reinforce his stance on the issues with the "Rally 4 Peace" at the Royal Farms Arena on Sunday (May 9), Mother’s Day.
“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 U.S. 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 LiveNation concert announcement stated.
Prince isn’t the only music star who is spreading his anti-violence message when it comes to B-More. Murs recently expressed his sentiments on the issue in an exclusive interview with The Boombox. "I think it’s a lot of misdirected anger and understandable anger and justified anger. But there’s a lot of better ways to channel it and there are bigger problems in the black community than police brutality,” Murs told The Boombox.
A week after riots began, six police officers were arrested and charged in Freddie Gray’s death.
Tickets for Prince’s “Rally 4 Peace,” also featuring funk-rock group 3RDEYEGIRL, go on sale today (May 6).
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