TIDAL has announced its second annual large arena charity concert in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center. The TIDAL X 1015 show will be headlined by names who are owners of TIDAL or closely affiliated with the streaming service such as Beyonce, Lil Wayne, Lauryn Hill and Nicki Minaj.
The show will take place on Oct. 15, as the title would suggest, and will be streamed live exclusively on TIDAL.
Blood Orange, Cipha Sounds, Prince Royce, TIP, DNCE, Emeli Sande and Salva are all on the bill. TIDAL Rising acts Lil Yachty, Kevin Garrett, Mark E. Bassy, Bebe Rexha, Levi Carter, Danielle Bradbery and Sir The Baptist will also perform. Angie Martinez has been tapped to host the concert.
The concert will raise money to support education for New York City children through the Robin Hood Foundation. Other unnamed charities proposed by the artists will also benefit.
A strong education is one of the best poverty-fighting tools there is," Robin Hood's executive director David Saltzman said in a statement. "We're thrilled that the proceeds from this once-in-a-lifetime benefit concert will support great teachers and strengthen schools. It will undoubtedly be an incredible night for everyone, especially our honored guests: the heroic teachers helping our most vulnerable children escape poverty."
Last year, TIDAL threw a concert of the same magnitude at Barclays Center titled TIDAL X 1020. It felt a little frenetic as they tried to jam in as many of their up-and-comers as possible who were only given one or two songs to perform before the main acts went on. Even they had maybe 15 minutes each. We will see if they continue that trend this year with all of these artists. Among those who performed were Nick Jonas, Usher, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Bas, Fabolous, Jay Z, Beyonce, and Benjamin Booker.
TIDAL members and American Express card holders will have access to a special pre-sale on Sept. 22 at 10 a.m. EST. The general on-sale will kick off on Sept. 26.