TSR Tunez: This is for all the day ones who got it lit up in Webster Hall. Jay-Z will reopen the iconic New York City venue at the end of this month following a lengthy renovation.
Jay-Z’s “The B-Sides 2” show will feature rarely performed tracks from his long catalog of music. He will take the stage on April 26th, according to Rolling Stone. His initial “B-sides” shows took place at New York’s Terminal 5 back in May 2015.
Tickets for Jay-Z’s Webster Hall show go on sale to the general public this Friday at Ticketmaster. This will be Jay-Z’s first show at the historic venue.
Webster Hall was acquired by the Brooklyn Sports Entertainment (BSE) Global and The Bowery Presents. Webster Hall has been around since 1886, which made it New York City’s oldest venue that was still in operation until it went under renovation back in 2017.
The intention behind the renovations were to modernize the old building.
“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,” BSE Global CEO Brett Yormark said in a statement. “No one fits that description better than Jay-Z, who will join an unparalleled list of celebrated performers who have played Webster Hall.”
“The Bowery Presents formed in 2004 when we booked Sonic Youth at Webster Hall,” the Bowery Presents founder John Moore said. “We are thrilled to return to our roots, New York City’s oldest music venue, to begin this storied new chapter for artists and fans alike.”
The venue has secured other big names for future shows including Patti Smith and MGMT but Jay-Z being first is definitely for the culture!
Roommates, are you here for Webster Hall’s grand re-opening? Let us know!
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