Prince will play a special concert this Sunday, May 10, at Baltimore's Royal Farms Area to help unify the public and heal the wounds of the recent riots that followed the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray.
On Friday, Tidal, the new streaming service from Jay-Z, announced that it will stream an hour of the show for free outside of its pay wall.
Jay-Z said of the event "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."
Vania Schlogel, Senior Executive for Tidal, added "Tidal has the ability to create experiences that bring people together. We are privileged to partner with Prince so that people everywhere can share in this moment for healing and unity to support Baltimore youth through the power of music. Our dream is to be able to provide a limitless platform for all artists."
Fans and supporters can listen to Tidal X: Baltimore by going to www.Tidal.com. Alongside the free 60min audio stream, Tidal's homepage will feature a "match funds" donation button to support local Baltimore youth charities. Tidal is also providing the opportunity to support and donate to The Baltimore Justice Fund, whose mission it is to end racial discrimination, create schools that are welcoming and safe, reduce the impact of drug addiction and eliminate police brutality in Baltimore. All can donate at www.osi-baltimore.org.
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Tickets are available for all shows here and here.