The Baltimore Benefit Concert will be streamed live on May 10
Tidal have announced that the Prince Rally 4 Peace concert taking place in Baltimore this Sunday (May 10) will be streamed live across the platform for free.
The Jay-Z owned streaming service will remove its paywall and sign-up process and allow visitors to listen to audio from the concert live and for free. Tidal’s homepage will also feature a “match funds” donation button to encourage support for local Baltimore youth charities.
Commenting on Tidal’s support, Jay-Z said:
“I am honored to join Prince in his mission to inspire through the uniting power of music and be able to offer a platform where this moment can be shared globally. We invite all to experience the music and contribute in their own way to promote peace, tolerance and understanding.”
“Our prayers go out to Freddie Gray’s family and every family affected by brutality and senseless violence.”
Earlier this week (May 6), Prince announced his second Rally 4 Peace concert would be taking place on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 10, in honour of Freddie Gray.
The singer-songwriter will headline Royal Farms Arena in West Baltimore, less than three miles from where Gray was first detained. Prince will be joined by “several industry superstars”, according to a press release obtained by CNN.
“The event is meant to be a catalyst for pause and reflection following the arrest and death of Freddie Gray,” the press release says. “Attendees are invited to wear something gray in tribute.”
Confrontations in Baltimore began following the funeral of African-American man, Freddie Gray, last month (April 27). Gray, 25, died on April 19, a week after he was allegedly injured while being taken in to police custody. Members of the police force have been charged with Gray’s death.
It was recently reported that Prince has recorded a new song as a tribute to the citizens of Baltimore. A publicist for the singer-songwriter confirmed that the track was written in response to the civil unrest throughout the US city and also addresses political and social issues throughout the country as a whole.
Prince’s Paisley Park Studios are yet to announce a release date.