Prince’s Rally 4 Peace concert in Baltimore will broadcast live on Tidal, the streaming service announced Friday. The show, set to take place at Royal Farmers Arena on Sunday, intends to serve as a “catalyst for pause and reflection” in the wake of 25-year-old Freddie Gray’s death last month. (Gray died following injuries sustained while in police custody.)
The hour-long live stream will be free to Tidal subscribers, and the streaming service will offer a “match funds” button for users to donate to local Baltimore youth charities.
“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,” Jay Z said in a statement. “Our prayers go out to Freddie Gray’s family and every family affected by brutality and senseless violence.”
Prince announced the Mother’s Day concert on Tuesday and tickets went on sale the following day. The singer also recorded a protest song titled “Baltimore” in response to Gray’s death. He hosted a “dance rally for peace” in Baltimore last weekend.
Jay Z launched Tidal at the end of March, and instantly attracted almost half a million users. Tidal will stream the concert pre-pay wall, as part of its TIDAL X: Baltimore event.