Jay-Z is scheduled to re-open New York City’s famous Webster Hall on April 26th with his performance of “B-Sides 2.” The historic hall has just finished its extensive renovations, and called for the iconic New York artist to be the first to perform in the newly renovated space.
Formerly known as The Ritz, Webster Hall closed back in 2017 in order to update the building’s infrastructure for modern use. It was formerly used as a a dance club, and occasionally booked for live music events. The venue, however, now hopes to reopen as a venue solely intended for concerts and sports events. It officially closed on August 9th, 2017 after being purchased by Brooklyn Sports Entertainment.
The CEO and and Chairman of AEG Presents, Jay Marciano, discussed the repairs that were intended to be done to the hall, stating:
“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. 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.”
Jay-Z was the perfect choice to inaugurate the modernized Webster Hall. His iconic status, coupled with his ties to New York City fit perfectly with the new image that the hall is hoping to establish. CEO of Boston Sports Entertainment Global stated:
“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. No one fits that description better than JAY-Z, who will join an unparalleled list of celebrated performers who have played Webster Hall.”
Tickets for the concert will be available for purchase for American Express cardholders in limited quantities starting this Thursday (4/18) at 10am and lasting through the day until 10pm. Tickets will then become available to the general public this Friday (4/19) at 11am on Ticketmaster.