added: 2 Sep 2012 // by: VVN Music
Prince is about to play the Windy City for the first time since 2004. He'll be at the United Center on September 24 under the name Welcome 2 Chicago which continues his occasional appearances in cities that he started in late-2010.
While only one date has been announced, the trailer (see below) for Welcome 2 Chicago indicates there will be more than one night and the press release says "beginning September 24th". He has played multi-night residencies in a number of cities including New York and Los Angeles. The tour has also been marked by special guests at most dates although, so far, there has been nothing announced for Chicago.
The Chicago date(s) are also in partnership with Rebuild the Dream. The organization, founded by Van Jones, is a mobilization of hundreds of thousands of everyday people-from seniors to students, moms, dads, brothers and sisters who come together to build strong vibrant communities and to fix our economy from the ground up.
"We couldn't be more excited about partnering with a legend like Prince," said Jones. "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."
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