Saturday, September 1, 2012

Prince to return to Chicago this month

After an eight-year absence, Prince will return to Chicago beginning Sept. 24 at the United Center in support of the Rebuild the Dream initiative.

Prince's "Welcome 2 Chicago" residency follows similar stints in New York City and Los Angeles. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Sept. 6 at

On site 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. Socially conscious businesses, tech start-ups, entrepreneurs, and other innovators will offer specific tools that individuals and communities can use to improve their economic situation in the short- as well as long-term.

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."

Additional information about the Rebuild The Dream initiative is available

The upcoming Chicago dates will mark Prince's first return to the area since 2004.