Tidal will turn its annual “Tidal X: Brooklyn” concert at Barclays Center on Oct. 17 into a benefit for victims of recent natural disasters.
The streaming service did not announce any performers in the event, aside from host Angie Martinez. Us Weekly reported Thursday that Beyoncé and Jay-Z would be the headliners; however, their representatives have not confirmed their appearances and it is unclear whether they will perform.
Beyoncé gave birth to twins Sir and Rumi in June and has not performed since her famous Grammys appearance last year, while dad Jay-Z headlined The Meadows Music & Arts Festival in Flushing last weekend.
Tickets for the concert go on sale at noon Friday to Tidal subscribers and at noon Tuesday through Ticketmaster.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z, as well as an eclectic group of stars from Nicki Minaj to Thomas Rhett, have performed at the two previous Tidal benefits at Barclays Center, raising more than $3 million for social justice and education nonprofits.
Tidal says that 100 percent of this year’s ticket proceeds will go toward relief and recovery efforts for this year’s natural disasters. Those include Hurricane Harvey, which affected southeast Texas and Beyoncé’s hometown of Houston, and Hurricane Irma, which hit Florida. This year’s concert will also be live-streamed on the Tidal site to aid with fundraising.
“Natural disasters don’t discriminate,” Beyoncé said during the “Hand in Hand” telethon on Sept. 12. “They don’t see if you’re an immigrant, black or white, Hispanic or Asian, Jewish or Muslim, wealthy or poor . . . We’re all in this together.”
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