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Reply #30 posted 05/06/15 10:28am

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Prince Announces 'Rally 4 Peace' Concert in Baltimore



By Associated Press | May 06, 2015 7:35 AM EDT

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Prince performs at The Hollywood Palladium on March 8, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

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

Prince Records Tribute to the People of Baltimore, Shares Artwork

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.

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6554052/prince-announces-rally-4-peace-concert-in-baltimore?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=daily_digest&utm_campaign=Daily%20Digest

eye will ALWAYS think of prince like a "ACT OF GOD"! N another realm. eye mean of all people who might of been aliens or angels.if found out that prince wasn't of this earth, eye would not have been that surprised. R.I.P. prince
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Reply #31 posted 05/06/15 10:34am

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Revolution said:

Prince is getting a lot of negativity nationwide for this concert. He is being called out as being opportunistic. Also, for supporting a career criminal. Yes, a separate issue than the manner in which he died.

That's funny. I recall some of us here were calling him out for just writing a song and not coming to Baltimore. So far everyone here in Baltimore seems really excited about it. I am guessing tix will be lower priced so that everyone can attend. Kind of like when he did those Oakland shows at $25. Also, I am sure it will be 'no id, no entry' or something to prevent scalpers from scooping up tix. It is a huge scalper city.

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Reply #32 posted 05/06/15 10:44am

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bashraka said:



fielder said:


A portion of the profits? It should be 100 percent. I know how the portion game works. Is Prince trying to profiteer off of this? He should play a free concert in a park somewhere being as most of the people effected will not be able afford to attend.




I agree wholeheartedly. As soon as I read "portion of the profits" I knew the good will Prince generated with announcing a "Rally 4 Peace" concert would be dampened by criticism that was using this moment to get publicity. I wonder if only a porition of the proceeds is going to charity if he's paying for the expenses related to the concert on his own instead of having a sponsor to underwrite it. Not to mention that it's on short notice, that would certainly affect the logistics of organizing a free concert this quickly. Since a portion of the proceeds will be given to a charity, it would be good to disclose which charities will receive it. With that said though, Prince gets major props for doing thsi concert in the first place because Baltimore as a community can use the healing that comes from being united by music.


I agree, those in the community whose lives are affected by those everyday ills in Baltimore, needs the healing.
Always smile in the face of adversity. smile
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Reply #33 posted 05/06/15 11:09am

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Revolution said:

Prince is getting a lot of negativity nationwide for this concert. He is being called out as being opportunistic. Also, for supporting a career criminal. Yes, a separate issue than the manner in which he died.

U mean the people that watch Fox News? Sure...But the majority of the press on this has been quite positive....But on the real, u can't please everybody....

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Reply #34 posted 05/06/15 11:10am

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prince will be joined in Baltimore by his critically acclaimed funk-rock group 3RDEYEGIRL.

You can purchase tickets from Ticketmaster.com ONLY. Tickets will not be sold at the Arena box office. Once you have purchased your tickets from Ticketmaster, you will have 2 delivery options: Print at Home or Mobile. Tickets cannot be left at Will Call. There is a 2 ticket limit.

TICKETS ARE PRINT AT HOME ARE ON YOU PHONE FOR SCANNING, HE WANTS SELL TICKETS.

LET THE SCALPING BEGIN

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Reply #35 posted 05/06/15 11:26am

NorthC

KCOOLMUZIQ said:



Pentacle said:



The first industry superstars have been announced!

They are...: Jerome Benton, Susan Moonsie, Dale Alexander, Greg Brooks, Pepe Willie and that boy who recently left One Direction!

Jamie Foxx is singing the national anthem!



dOn'T BrInG tHaT MeSs On ThIs ThReAd! ThIs Is A SeRiOuS iSsUe....mad


If it is so serious, could you please spell normally, so that "Eye" can actually read what you write? Thanks.
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Reply #36 posted 05/06/15 11:54am

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Can't wait till Prince gets here 4 Sunday.

We need the music to literally shock away the negative out of the atmosphere here in Baltimore and 4 us to consciously invite the Love, the precursor to Peace, to flood this area with Love+n+Peace.

~honey is b-ing 1 with the 1~
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Reply #37 posted 05/06/15 12:00pm

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Folks will talk crap no matter what is done. Prince should have the concert recorded and sell the DVD to support a charty for Baltimore. Prince can do what he wants and I'm glad he is supporting this issue...a black life was taken and America needs to know and remember that this kinda crime goes on all the time.

Don't u want to come , 3121. It's gonna be so much fun, 3121. That's where the party be, 3121. Y'all can come if u want to, but u can never leave!
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Reply #38 posted 05/06/15 12:35pm

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Reply #39 posted 05/06/15 12:48pm

7roses

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Reply #40 posted 05/06/15 12:48pm

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fielder said:

A portion of the profits? It should be 100 percent. I know how the portion game works. Is Prince trying to profiteer off of this? He should play a free concert in a park somewhere being as most of the people effected will not be able afford to attend.

1) Prince doesn't need the money.

2) You don't raise money by playing free concerts

3) This is an opportunity to get others to feel like they're contributing to something as opposed to just doing someone by yourself.

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Please read this article if you question the tactics of benefit concerts: http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/USA-Update/2015/0506/Prince-s-Baltimore-Rally-4-Peace-Do-benefit-concerts-work

Change it one more time..
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Reply #41 posted 05/06/15 12:51pm

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lezama said:

fielder said:

A portion of the profits? It should be 100 percent. I know how the portion game works. Is Prince trying to profiteer off of this? He should play a free concert in a park somewhere being as most of the people effected will not be able afford to attend.

1) Prince doesn't need the money.

You're sure about that, are you?

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Reply #42 posted 05/06/15 12:54pm

coolice227

Prince will you please open your heart and make the tickets affordable so all of the people in Baltimore can afford to go please!!!!! I don't live in Baltimore but I do wish they can all go especially the poor!!!!!
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Reply #43 posted 05/06/15 1:04pm

lezama

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bashraka said:

fielder said:

A portion of the profits? It should be 100 percent. I know how the portion game works. Is Prince trying to profiteer off of this? He should play a free concert in a park somewhere being as most of the people effected will not be able afford to attend.

I agree wholeheartedly. As soon as I read "portion of the profits" I knew the good will Prince generated with announcing a "Rally 4 Peace" concert would be dampened by criticism that was using this moment to get publicity. I wonder if only a porition of the proceeds is going to charity if he's paying for the expenses related to the concert on his own instead of having a sponsor to underwrite it. Not to mention that it's on short notice, that would certainly affect the logistics of organizing a free concert this quickly. Since a portion of the proceeds will be given to a charity, it would be good to disclose which charities will receive it. With that said though, Prince gets major props for doing thsi concert in the first place because Baltimore as a community can use the healing that comes from being united by music.

It doesn't look like he has anybody involved that is sponsoring the event, so that means he may likely be covering the costs. This type of arrangement isn't ideal, as generally you'd like to have these things covered by others, but as you mention, the last minute nature of this makes that a challenge. He does still have a few days, if he had smart people working for him he'd have people trying get some last minute supportive corporate donors involved. That way more money could go the NGO's they decide on supporting.

Change it one more time..
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Reply #44 posted 05/06/15 1:29pm

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7roses said:

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It's the press release that states:

"LiveNation also says other industry superstars are expected to attend."

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Not known yet who else is performing but I bet there's plenty of "stars" who like to participate!

Ummm...Beyonce has been voicing her opinion about Baltimore right?! JayZ?

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In case "Baltimore" gets released through Tidal this makes more and more sense...

I doubt that Beyonce or Jay-Z would be playing if they are not the headliner. I know this is a biased site but realistically nowadays Prince would open for them. I know this will offend people here but Beyonce would be opening for noone except for maybe her hubby nowadays. They may attend but I don't see them performing. I hope they announce the other artists before tix go on sale. I would like to go but not buying just for Prince. If we get a decent lineup of artists(at least 1 other major or 2 decents smaller ones to make it worthwile) though I will try and go.



Prince doesn't open for anyone else either so I don't get where you are coming from.

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Reply #45 posted 05/06/15 1:47pm

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Good luck finding tickets exclaim

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http://www.ticketmaster.c...A6A9962A4A

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http://www.livenation.com...015-prince

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US $22.00 - US $497.00

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Reply #46 posted 05/06/15 2:02pm

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Reply #47 posted 05/06/15 2:06pm

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$500 for floor tix wow eek

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Reply #48 posted 05/06/15 2:06pm

V10LETBLUES

Mom or Prince? Mom or Prince? I'm going to have to choose mom. It's too far anyway

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Reply #49 posted 05/06/15 2:12pm

Billmenever

7roses said:

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nuts omg What was that video about with Manuela in it? LOL. Anybody else see that?

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Reply #50 posted 05/06/15 2:13pm

kuddleygal

Well I get to the point to buy the ticket and then put my cc info in and then it tells me sorry cannot process your request! Now when I go on it is only showing the $197 tickets! I am so upset right now I want to scream!!!!!

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Reply #51 posted 05/06/15 2:14pm

paperposter

there are only 12 , 22$ tickets in each section

its a marketing ploy to mke it look affordable

same u2 and every other act,

trust me this for prince to make money pure and simple , now flame away

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Reply #52 posted 05/06/15 2:18pm

NorthC

inspireof said:

$500 for floor tix wow eek



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Now it is getting interesting. "Portions" of the proceeds will go to charity. So how much of your $500 will go to charity and how much will go to Prince? If I lived in Baltimore, I'd want to know that. Looks like all the rich people will be in front and the poor are left out again. sad
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Reply #53 posted 05/06/15 2:18pm

jasonb194

anyone know if this is "in the round" or "end stage"

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Reply #54 posted 05/06/15 2:20pm

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jasonb194 said:

anyone know if this is "in the round" or "end stage"

End stage according to the maps.

TRUE BLUE
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Reply #55 posted 05/06/15 2:23pm

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I got two tix $76 total. Up top by the stage

I'm stoked

They only have $197 middle concourse left

The entire east coast was trying to go
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Reply #56 posted 05/06/15 2:23pm

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NorthC said:

inspireof said:

$500 for floor tix wow eek

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Now it is getting interesting. "Portions" of the proceeds will go to charity. So how much of your $500 will go to charity and how much will go to Prince? If I lived in Baltimore, I'd want to know that. Looks like all the rich people will be in front and the poor are left out again. sad

I would like the portion to be all profits after show expenses go to charities....

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Reply #57 posted 05/06/15 2:24pm

mjscarousal

I got the two 22 tickets =76 total not sure if there are still any left but I was at my computer literally at 5 sharp lol and the loading request did take some time as another poster mentioned. Also, the tickets have a delivery delay so if you got them online or any other way you won't be able to print them until 5/9 which I think is hella stupid. The tickets are really expensive but I got the cheap ones this is my only shot in seeing Prince once in my life! lol

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Reply #58 posted 05/06/15 2:29pm

kuddleygal

Whew... got $22 ticket! Tried to get two, but it wouldn't let me. But thats okay. It is for my mom anyways.

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Reply #59 posted 05/06/15 2:31pm

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LittlePurpleYoda said:

lezama said:

1) Prince doesn't need the money.

You're sure about that, are you?

Prince is one of the worlds biggest touring draws. If ever he would be in need in money, all he'd have to do is another Musicology style tour, and he could probably charge way more than he did back then. This would be a completely silly way to go about that. Its just common sense.

Change it one more time..
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