An All-Star Lineup Including Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Common, TIP, DNCE, Emeli Sandé, Prince Royce, Blood Orange, Salva, Cipha Sounds, Ross One, Angie Martinez and TIDAL Rising Acts Mark E. Bassy, Lil Yachty, Kevin Garrett, Danielle Bradbery, Sir The Baptist, Bebe Rexha and Levi Carter Support Education Initiatives

TIDAL and American Express Pre-Sales Begin Thursday, September 22nd, 10am (EST)
General On Sale Begins Monday, September 26th at 10am (EST)

New York, NY—Global music and entertainment platform, TIDAL, and New York City’s largest poverty-fighting organization, Robin Hood, will host TIDAL X: 1015 on October 15 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. TIDAL’s second annual philanthropic festival is designed to raise awareness, and funds in order to create positive social impact focusing on education initiatives around the world. This year’s all-star lineup features: Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Common, TIP, DNCE, Emeli Sandé, Prince Royce, Blood Orange, Salva, Cipha Sounds, Ross One, Angie Martinez and more. TIDAL Rising acts include Mark E. Bassy, Lil Yachty, Kevin Garrett, Danielle Bradbery, Sir The Baptist, Bebe Rexha and Levi Carter.

In 2015, the inaugural TIDAL X benefit concert, known as TIDAL X: 1020 Amplified by HTC, raised more than $1.5MM which was allocated in grants to a select list of organizations promoting social and racial justice. The star-studded concert, which was held on October 20, 2015, garnered the support of key acts such as Beyoncé, JAY Z, Lil Wayne, Nick Jonas and Nicki Minaj, who performed at a sold out Barclays Center.

Thanks to the festival’s underwriting sponsors, including Jetluxe and American Family Insurance one hundred percent of all ticket sales will benefit Robin Hood and TIDAL-supported nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving education locally, nationally and abroad. TIDAL is committed to supporting philanthropic endeavors of its artists. From charity concerts to social justice immersions, TIDAL helps artists shed a light on organizations and movements that matter to them most, as well as help fundraise. It has the unique ability to make a social impact on a global scale.

The event will be livestreamed and available for all members and non-members on TIDAL.com. Fans worldwide will be able to donate while watching the livestream.

A TIDAL member presale, including VIP packages and experiences, begins Thursday, September 22 at 10 am (EST) at www.tidal.com/tidalx1015. All VIP inquiries should be directed to rsvp@tidal.com and tidalx@robinhood.org.

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Thursday, September 22nd at 10am (EST) through Monday, September 26th at 10am (EST).

Tickets will be widely available starting Monday, September 26 at 10am (EST) and can be purchased online by visiting www.tidal.com, www.ticketmaster.com, www.barclayscenter.com or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets will also be available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center beginning Tuesday, September 27 at noon, if tickets are still available. For information on individual suites to this event, go to barclayscenter.com or call 718.BK.SUITE.

“Supporting the community and having positive impact is a TIDAL tenet and mission,” said Dania Diaz, VP of Philanthropy, Roc Nation. “We are honored to partner with Robin Hood for TIDAL X: 1015 around this year’s current theme, education. We know that education can advance communities and can be the most powerful tool for change. Robin Hood has helped transform communities in positive ways by supporting education programs that generate meaningful results.”

“All of us at Robin Hood are thrilled to partner with our friends at TIDAL to create one of the greatest concerts of all time,” said David Saltzman, executive director of Robin Hood. “The show will be even better because it will raise money for the most effective poverty-fighting tool there is: education. In the past, we have been lucky to work with TIDAL co-owners Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Chris Martin, Madonna, Rihanna, JAY Z, and Usher to raise hundreds of millions of dollars to fight poverty in New York City. There are no better partners.”

“We are thrilled to host our second annual TIDAL X Philanthropic Festival,” said Brett Yormark, CEO of Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment. “Our partnership with TIDAL continues to bring major events to Barclays Center, and we are honored to align to support a worthy cause that benefits the community around us and beyond.”

BROOKLYN SHOW™, the concert and major event programming franchise of Barclays Center, is presented by Steve Madden.

As with all events at Barclays Center, arena staff will work closely with the MTA to coordinate mass transit to and from the arena and with the NYPD and other city agencies to ensure safety and security procedures are strictly followed and enforced.

About TIDAL
TIDAL is a global, experiential, entertainment platform built for fans, directly from artists around the world. TIDAL members enjoy exclusively curated content that directly connect artists with their fans in multiple ways. The service offers high-fidelity, CD sound quality music, high resolution video, an opportunity to discover new artists via TIDAL Rising and unique experiences via TIDAL X. TIDAL is available in 52 countries, with more than a 42.5 million song catalog and over 140,000 high quality videos. For more information, please visit www.tidal.com. Follow TIDAL at http://facebook.com/tidal, http://twitter.com/tidalhifi and https://instagram.com/tidal/

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