By now, you might have heard the wonderful news. Queen B and her boo-thing JAY are throwing an epic concert to support those touched by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, and it's going to be seriously insane. Right now, ticket information has yet to be released and we don't know who is performing at Beyoncé and JAY-Z's Hurricane Benefit concert, but we DO know it's going to be incredible. (Plus, we can always make a few educated guesses.)
This concert marks Bee's first time on stage since delivering the couple's twins, Sir and Rumi, and also the first time she and JAY will be performing together since the release of his album, 4:44. The big night goes down on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, New York, which is just 10 days ahead of JAY-Z kicking off his world tour.
Speculation is high about who will be joining the royal duo on stage, but Us Weekly reports we can suspect several other Roc Nation artists to be there. This could include folks like Rihanna, girl band HAIM, Willow Smith, DJ Khaled and more. Plus, Beyoncé recently visited her hometown of Houston, Texas, bringing with her former Destiny's Child bandmate, Michelle Williams... soooo fingers crossed for a reunion, maybe?
These hurricanes touched Beyoncé on a personal level, as the city she grew up in suffered serious damage in Harvey.
When visiting her old church, she spoke directly to survivors saying,
Y'all are my family. Houston is my home. I thank God that you're safe, your children are safe. I think that what really matters is your health and your children and your family. And I just wanna say I love you. I've been blessed so that I can bless other people, and I ask of God to continue to do that for other people.
She was also part of the huge celebrity fundraiser, "Hand In Hand," in which she joined folks like Cher, Oprah, Justin Timberlake, Kerry Washington, Stevie Wonder, Stephen Colbert, Leonardo Dicaprio, Tom Hanks, and many more to donate their time and elevate their platforms to support survivors.
In an emotional video, Beyoncé delivered the following message,
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, and countless families are now homeless. In my hometown city of Houston, people need food, clothing, cleanig supplies, blankets, shoes, diapers, and formula for babies, and of course, clean water. The elderly need wheelchairs and kids need books and toys so they can continue to dream. Natural disasters don't discriminate. They don't see if you're an immigrant, black or white, Hispanic or Asian, Jewish or Muslim, wealthy or poor. It doesn't matter if you're from [Houston neighborhoods] Third Ward or River Oaks, we're all in this together. Seeing everyone of different racial, social, and religious backgrounds put their own lives at risk to help each other survive restored my faith in humanity. True healing is in helping.
For now, all we can do is sit and wait for ticket information to arrive, but we can assume most or all of the proceeds will be donated to hurricane relief.
So much love to B, J, and all other performers who will be there! We can't freaking wait for this show to come. Stay tuned!
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