Sunday, April 18, 2021

Jay-Z: Rapper to Reopen New York’s Famed Webster Hall with ‘B-sides’ Concert

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Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter speaks onstage during the launch of The Reform Alliance at John Jay College on January 23, 2019 in New York City.
(Source: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images Europe)

*To help celebrate the reopening of New York’s Webster Hall later this month, hip-hop legend Jay-Z has announced that he plans to serve up a special B-sides concert.

This will be Jigga’s first time playing the iconic venue in Manhattan’s East Village, which first opened in 1886,  MSN reports. Webster Hall recently underwent extensive renovation to “preserve the iconic features of the venue, while modernizing it to meet today’s entertainment and guest experiences standards,” according to a statement.

“In renovating one of New York’s most historic and iconic venues, our goals were simple and straightforward; maintain the integrity of the space, modernize it to create an incredible concert experience for fans and performers, and book a dynamic mix of artists in music today,” Jay Marciano, chairperson and CEO of AEG Presents, said in a news release Monday. “Today’s announcement of JAY-Z to open Webster Hall, along with an eclectic line-up of artists throughout its opening month, achieves all of those goals positioning the venue to continue its success for decades to come.”

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The show is slated to go down April 26. General sale for tickets begins April 19 at 11 a.m. ET via Ticketmaster. A limited number of pre-sale tickets will be for American Express cardholders starting April 18 at 10 a.m. through 10 p.m. ET, per MSN.

“When we were thinking about who would be the right choice to open this legendary venue, we knew it had to be a world-famous New York City icon,” said Brett Yormark, CEO of BSE Global in the statement. “No one fits that description better than JAY-Z, who will join an unparalleled list of celebrated performers who have played Webster Hall.”

Check out the announcement of Jay’s show via the Instagram post above.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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