Beyonce and Jay Z are usually quiet with their philanthropic efforts, but this time around they’re doing it big. The billionaire couple will co-headline a benefit concert, which will benefit those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.
The show will kick off on Tuesday, October 17 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Several artists from Jay Z’s Roc Nation imprint will also take the stage.
Earlier this month, Beyonce went home to Houston, TX to distribute food and to spend time with victims of Harvey after the hurricane flooded most of the state. She also participated in the Hand in Hand telethon on September 12 where she left an impassioned plea to donors in a video message.
“During a time where it’s impossible to watch the news without seeing violence or racism in this country, just when you think it couldn’t possibly get worse, natural disasters take precious life, do massive damage and forever change lives, leaving behind contaminated water, flooded hospitals, schools and nursing homes,” she said in a pre-recorded message before urging fans to “come together in a collective effort to raise our voices, to help our communities, to lift our spirits and heal.”
Meanwhile, Jay-Z, 47, has been busy promoting his latest album, 4:44. He recently performed at V Festival in England and The Meadows Music & Arts Festival in NYC, and will kick off his world tour in Anaheim, California, on October 27.