His name is Prince, and he’s going to make Chicago sexy — for charity! The legendary pop icon will be starting a residency at the Windy City’s United Center on September 24, though, so far, only that one date has been announced. (Tickets go on sale via Live Nation on September 6 at 10 a.m.) The gig(s), called Welcome 2 Chicago, follow his 2010 Welcome 2 America set of dates in New York and shows in Los Angeles last year.
According to a press release, Prince’s shows will benefit the organization Rebuild The Dream, which gives support to struggling communities and low-income citizens.
“We couldn’t be more excited about partnering with a legend like Prince,” said Van Jones, Co-founder and President of Rebuild the Dream. “Our economic system is broken. Rebuild the Dream exists to unite arts and organize into a potent force to support the Dreams of Our Communities. There are few artists who have Prince’s unwavering commitment to a vision of a sustainable, fair economic future.”
The release goes on to note the following:
On site at the United Center, Prince and Rebuild the Dream will offer opportunities to learn about, support, and take part in rebuilding vibrant and sustainable communities. Socially-conscious businesses, tech start-ups, entrepreneurs, and other innovators will offer specific tools that individuals and communities can use to improve their economic situation in the short- as well as long-term.