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Tidal announces hurricane relief concert in Brooklyn

By Wade Sheridan
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Tidal announces hurricane relief concert in Brooklyn
(L-R) Jay-Z and Beyonce arrive on the red carpet at the Costume Institute Benefit on May 4, 2015. Jay-Z's music streaming service Tidal is set to a hold a hurricane benefit concert. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Jay-Z's music streaming service Tidal has announced their third annual Tidal X: Brooklyn concert that will help raise money this year for hurricane relief.

The benefit concert, which will take place Oct. 17 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, will benefit those affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, which have affected parts of Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.

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Pre-sale tickets are now on sale for Tidal customers and will become available to the general public on Tuesday starting at 12 p.m. ET, Variety reported.

The event hosted by radio personality Angie Martinez has no official lineup, though Us Weekly has reported that Jay-Z and his wife Beyonce would be headlining. A representative for Beyonce stold Rolling Stone that reports of the pop star appearing at the concert are false.

A rep for Jay-Z declined to comment on whether or not Jay-Z will be performing at the benefit.

The Tidal X concerts, started in 2015, have raised more than $3 million for social-justice and education non-profits. Previous performers at the events have included Jay-Z, Beyonce, Lauryn Hill, Nicki Minaj, Thomas Rhett, Alessia Cara and Lil Yachty.

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This year, Tidal will be donating funds to organizations such as Global Giving, All Hands Volunteers, Kids in Need Foundation, Direct Relief, One America Appeal, Greater Houston Community Foundation, American Civil Liberties Union and Miami Community Foundation.

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