Prince Announces Janelle Monae as Supporting Act at Welcome 2 Chicago Show

Entertainment Sep. 19, 2012 AT 10:00PM
Janelle Monae, Prince Janelle Monae, Prince Credit: Annabel Staff/Redferns via Getty Images, Neil Lupin/Redferns

Janelle Monae will be joining Prince on stage in Chicago!

On Wednesday, Prince, 54, announced that the 26-year-old singer will be a supporting act for his Sept. 26 "Welcome 2 Chicago" show at the United Center in Chicago, Ill. The concert will be in support of Rebuild the Dream, which is a mobilization of the creative community to fix the economy from the ground up.

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Monae, who is a face of CoverGirl, told MTV News back in November 2010 that she was "honored" to be chosen by Prince to be a part of his tour. "It's definitely one of the things that I wanted to do in my career, is tour with him," she shared. "And it just means a lot that he's a mentor to me and he loves the stuff that we're doing and he's going to help out every way he can to make the show phenomenal."

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Tickets for Monae's show with Prince are currently on sale at Prince will also be performing at the United Center on Sept. 24 and Sept. 25.

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"We couldn't be more excited about partnering with a legend like Prince," Van Jones, Co-founder and President of Rebuild the Dream, said in a statement. “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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