press release by LIVE NATION

PRINCE ANNOUNCES "WELCOME 2 CHICAGO" AND COLLABORATION WITH REBUILD THE DREAM

Prince, one of the most prolific and groundbreaking artists of our time announced his return to Chicago, in support of Rebuild the Dream. This will mark Prince first return to Chicago since 2004.

On September 24 and 25, 2012, 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. Founded by Van Jones, Rebuild the Dream is a mobilization of socially-conscious businesses, tech start-ups, entrepreneurs, and other innovators who will offer specific tools that individuals and communities can use to improve their economic situation in the short-as well as long-term. Together people will build a  strong and vibrant communities, and together the people will fix the economy from the ground up.

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 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.”

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 work—and pull our communities back together.

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 “It’s easy to envision Prince as another Chuck Berry or James Brown, barnstorming for decades to come.”

For additional information visit RebuildTheDream.com. Tickets go on sale to the public on Thursday, September 6th at 10am Central at LiveNation.com.
 


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