JAY-Z And Beyoncé Are Reportedly Headlining A Hurricane Benefit Concert In Brooklyn

The show will take place at Barclays Center on October 17.

September 21, 2017

Beyoncé and JAY-Z are coming together for a special Brooklyn benefit concert for those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, Us Weekly reports. The benefit show, scheduled to take place at Barclays Center on October 17, will mark Beyoncé's return to the stage after giving birth to twins in June.


Beyoncé has been involved in hurricane relief efforts in recent weeks, encouraging fans to donate to Houston-based organizations in the wake of the disaster and participating in the Hand In Hand telethon.

"The effects of climate change are playing out around the world everyday," she said in a pre-recorded message during the telethon. "Just this past week, we've seen devastation from the monsoon in India, an 8.1 magnitude earthquake in Mexico and multiple catastrophic hurricanes. Irma alone has left a trail of death and destruction from the Caribbean to Florida to the Southern United States. We have to be prepared for what comes next."

According to Us Weekly, several other Roc Nation artists will also be performing at the Brooklyn benefit.

In response to a request for comment from The FADER, a TIDAL rep said, "TIDAL will be hosting our annual benefit concert with details to soon follow. We have not announced or confirmed any line up or partner organizations, but stay tuned."

Representatives for JAY-Z and Beyoncé were not immediately available for comment.

On September 21, this post has been updated to reflect comment from TIDAL.