Beyoncé, JAY-Z to headline hurricane benefit concert

Beyoncé and JAY-Z are set to headline a benefit concert for those affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

The concert, according to Us Weekly, will be held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on Tuesday, October 17.

In addition to Beyoncé and JAY-Z, several other Roc Nation artists will be performing, though this is notable as the first time Beyoncé has returned to the stage since she gave birth to twins four months ago.

Beyoncé also appeared during the Hand in Hand telethon in a prerecorded video message, pleading for people to reach out to each other in compassion, love, and understanding.

“During a time where 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,” she said in her message before going on to urge everyone to “come together in a collective effort to raise our voices, to help our communities, to lift our spirits and heal.”

She also recently visited evacuees in her hometown of Houston and helped to distribute food.

“This, today, is a celebration of survival,” she told evacuees at St. John’s Church. “Y’all are my family. Houston is my home. I thank God that y’all are safe, that your children are safe. The things that really matter are your health and your children, and your family and your life.”