The Purple One is coming to Baltimore to keep the peace.
In the wake of unrest over the death of Freddie Gray in police custody, Prince announced he will play a “Rally 4 Peace” concert on Mother’s Day this Sunday at the Royal Farms Arena, the Baltimore Sun reports. Tickets go on sale Wednesday at 5 p.m.
“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,” read the concert announcement, which arrived a little more than a week after rioting broke out in the city.
Prince, who also said he’s going to talk to Jay Z about streaming the concert on Tidal, is expected to perform “Baltimore,” a new, unreleased song he wrote about the “the unrest in Baltimore and the socio/political issues around the country in the wake of a slew of killings of young black men,” according to his spokesperson.
The song’s official lyrics are: