Prince is to headline a special Rally 4 Peace concert (3rdEyeGirl is billed as ‘special guests’) which will be held on Sunday 10 May at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, starting at 8pm. The concert will be a benefit show for the recent social unrest in the city. Many celebrities are expected to be in attendance at the event and despite tickets being $497 they are sold out – so if you are unable to attend, 60 minutes of the show will be streamed free via TIDAL, its owner Jay-Z remarked he was “honoured to join Prince in his mission to inspire through the uniting power of music”. Listeners will be asked to donate and the proceeds to be distributed to local causes.

Prince has been working with Eryn Allen Kane to put the finishing touches to the new single Baltimore, for which he has returned to Twitter with a new account @Prince3EG opened on 9 May to issue its first tweet, a Soundcloud stream of the completed track. USA Today picked Baltimore as their Song of the Week.

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