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Prince Announces "Welcome 2 Chicago" Concert Series

Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.Prince

Prince is preparing for an extended takeover of Chicago beginning September 24th. The Purple Yoda (his words, not ours) announced his "Welcome 2 Chicago" residency at the United Center earlier today. The shows will be Prince's first in the city since 2004's "Musicology" tour.

"Welcome 2 Chicago" will benefit Rebuild The Dream, a self-described "movement for a sustainable economy, more jobs, accountability for Wall Street, fair share taxes for corporations—and an America that delivers on its promise of opportunity for all" founded by Van Jones, a former advisor to President Obama.

Tickets for the opening September 24th show will go on sale September 6th.  More dates are expected to be announced shortly.

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