Prince announces ‘Rally 4 Peace’ concert Sunday in Baltimore

In this Feb. 8, 2015 file photo, Prince presents the award for album of the year at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. | AP Photo

BALTIMORE (AP) — Prince has announced plans to perform at a concert in Baltimore following recent unrest in the city over the death of a man who was fatally injured in police custody.

A statement issued Tuesday says the pop icon will perform Sunday at “Rally 4 Peace,” a concert at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore.

The statement says the event is meant to be “a catalyst for pause and reflection” after the recent protests and riots over Freddie Gray’s death that prompted Maryland’s governor to bring in the National Guard. Attendees of the concert are asked to wear gray.

Prince will also be joined by funk-rock group 3RDEYEGIRL. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Baltimore-based youth charities.

Six police officers involved in Gray’s arrest have been charged in his death.

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