Prince was found dead on April 21, 2016 at his estate in Minneapolis, MN. Per TMZ, "Prince's body was discovered at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota early Thursday morning."
Prince was born on June 7, 1958. Prince was a rock star as no other. His style of music was rock, R&B, soul, funk, guitar, etc. He experimented in various sounds over the decades. However, Prince did not like to be categorized and at one time was just a symbol. Rest in Peace, April 21, 2016.
Prince, one of the most prolific and groundbreaking artists of our time, announces his return to Chicago, at the United Center beginning September 24th and his support of Rebuild the Dream. Rebuild the Dream, founded by Van Jones, is a mobilization of hundreds of thousands of everyday peoplefrom seniors to students, moms, dads, brothers and sisterswho come together to build strong vibrant communities and to fix our economy from the ground up.
Tickets go on sale to the public on Thursday, September 6th at 10am Central at LiveNation.com.
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.
The collaboration is part of ongoing efforts of Rebuild the Dream to engage artists and the creative community in telling the stories of real people affected by our broken economy and lifting up new, innovative solutions to rebuild our communities and create a better and fairer economic future.
We couldnt 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 Princes unwavering commitment to a vision of a sustainable, fair economic future.
Rebuild the Dream is a platform for bottom-up, people-powered innovations to help fix the economy not just here in the U.S. but Globally as well. Using 21st-century digital technology, we advance highly inventive solutions that are designed to protect and expand our communities, while creating pathways to prosperity for those who are locked out of it. Our goal is to put People back to workand pull our communities back together. For additional information visit RebuildTheDream.com.
The upcoming Chicago dates will mark Prince first return to the area since 2004.
With Prince's Welcome 2 America New York show, Rolling Stone said, He had the crowd panting as soon as he hit the stage It was unbelievably great. Do you go to a Prince show for predictable consistency? Ah, no. You go for moments of divinely inspired madness and last night, he delivered as many of those as a fan could expect.
The New York Daily News raved, Prince worthy of all royal accolades The hit-friendly show had a kinetic confidence and racing pace that spoke of his singular place in pop history, while the New York Times said Its easy to envision Prince as another Chuck Berry or James Brown, barnstorming for decades to come.
Prince has declared April 23rd a purple day in Los Angeles for the fourth confirmed date in his Welcome 2 America Live 21 Nite Stand concert residency in Los Angeles. Tickets for the newly announced show go on sale on Friday, April 15th at 12 pm PT
Four shows have been announced thus far including April 14th, 21st, 22nd, and 23rd, all shows taking place at the world famous Forum. Each show will be a night to remember with special guests to be announced soon. Prince has been joined in other cities by the likes of Esperanza Spalding, Maceo Parker, Graham Central Station, Santana, Cee Lo Green, Cassandra Wilson, and Sheila E.
Prince kicked off the Welcome 2 America Live tour in New York with a celebrated six night stand in the New York area which received tremendous acclaim by fans and critics every night. Prince followed up with three intimate nights in Oakland and five special nights in the Carolinas where he performed many of his fan favorite mega-hits which had fans in every market screaming and dancing for more.
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After 100 million albums sold, seven GRAMMY® Awards, a Golden Globe, an Oscar®, and a Webby Award for visionary use of the Internet, the influence of Prince is endless. His chameleon-like image, signature style and constantly evolving sound all echo in the work of two generations of artists across multiple genres. As a songwriter and producer, he has collaborated with legendary artists including Mavis Staples, Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder, Celine Dion, Madonna, and Sinead OConnor. For five decades, Prince has given the world countless musical, entrepreneurial, and spiritual gifts. Love is at the foundation of all he gives: love of God and humanity in the world.
Fans Can Still Get Tickets for 3 Remaining Izod Center Shows.
Iconic and Groundbreaking artist Prince, whose live performances are like no other, has sold out the two recently announced, "WELCOME 2 AMERICA LIVE" shows at Madison Square Garden in only 30 minutes. Fans still have three other opportunities to catch him at the Izod Center in New Jersey.
This will mark the artists first return to the East Coast since 2004. Holding a press conference at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem on October 14th, Prince announced that performers including Maceo Parker, Janelle Monae, Mint Condition, Esperanza Spalding, Cassandra Wilson, Sinbad, Lalah Hathaway, Sheila E. and Graham Central Station will accompany him at different dates to help him play his hits.