Beyonce, Jay Z, Prince to Headline Stacked TIDAL X Charity Concert
Beyoncé, Jay Z, Prince, Usher and Nicki Minaj lead the first wave of an already stacked lineup scheduled to play the Tidal X: 1020 charity concert on October 20th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Among the other initial slate of performers are Lil Wayne, T.I., Damien Marley, Fabulous, Thomas Rhett, Indochina, DJ Cipha Sounds and DJ Reflex. The show will also feature Tidal Rising acts Benjamin Booker, Hit-Boy, Bas, Jidenna, Justine Skye and Raury.
Tidal subscribers will have first access to tickets starting today, September 30th, at 12 p.m. EST. General sale will begin Friday, October 2nd, at 12 p.m. EST. Tickets are priced at $74 through $244. Money from ticket sales will be administrated by the New World Foundation on behalf of Tidal. Funds will be distributed among various nonprofit organizations and grassroots movements dedicated to improving communities and fighting systemic and social injustices.
The concert will also be livestreamed for both subscribers and non-subscribers via Tidal.com, where viewers will be able to donate as well.
Jay Z hinted at the show on Tuesday, tweeting, ”‘Nothing real can be threatened, nothing unreal exists’ Tidal is platinum. 1,000,000 people and counting. Let’s celebrate 10/20 Brooklyn.”
Tidal X was among a handful of initiatives designed to help young artists — along with Discovery and Tidal Rising — and foster a connection between musicians and fans through live events and streams. Jay Z hosted a special b-sides concert for Tidal subscribers in May. In April, Jack White closed-out a five-date, small market acoustic tour with an intimate gig in Fargo, North Dakota streamed exclusively on the site.
Tidal X: 1020, produced in conjunction with phone company HTC, is the largest event the artist-owned, audiophile-friendly streaming service has hosted since its own divisive, star-studded launch.
On Wednesday, Prince also revealed the release of new song “Free Urself,” two weeks after unveiling his new album HitNRun.