*A purple wind is about to roll into the Windy City.


Music icon Prince will perform at Chicago’s United Center on Sept. 24 as part of his “Welcome 2 America” series.

The show, dubbed “Welcome 2 Chicago,” was organized at the last minute to support Rebuild the Dream, an initiative founded by Van Jones to restore jobs and economic opportunity. Jones served as the 2009 green jobs advisor to the Obama White House.

Tickets go on sale to the public on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 10 a.m. at www.livenation.com.