Jay-Z will serve as the opening performer for Webster Hall’s re-opening later this month.
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The Brooklyn rapper will perform at the renovated venue on April 26, where he’ll perform rare tracks from his catalog. The concert is being dubbed “The B-Sides 2,” a reference to a pair of shows Jay did in 2015 at Terminal 5 where he performed songs he doesn’t often do live. This is the first time the rapper has ever played at Webster Hall.
Tickets for the show will go on sale April 19 at Ticketmaster.
“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,” Brooklyn Sports Entertainment (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,” John Moore, founder of Bowery Presents, added. “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.”
BSE Global and Bowery Presents acquired the rights and assets to Webster Hall in February 2017. Following that, the venue was shut down for two years to be renovated.
Other musical acts confirmed to perform at the renovated venue include Dillon Francis, Patti Smith and Her Band, Rosalia, MGMT, Empire of the Sun, Sigrid, TroyBoi, Old Dominion, Sharon Van Etten, Broken Social Scene, Real Estate, Chromeo, Big Thief and others.
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