Jay-Z to Re-Open Webster Hall After Renovation

Posted on April 15th, 2019
Denver Lark

After an extensive renovation rapper Jay-Z will help celebrate the reopening of New York’s iconic Webster Hall on April 26. The mogul’s “B-Sides 2” show will be his first time playing at the venue in Manhattan’s East Village since it’s opening in 1886.

“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.”

“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.”

The renovation of the 133 year-old venue aims to “preserve the iconic features of the venue, while modernizing it to meet today’s entertainment and guest experiences standards,” according to a statement. 

Other acts confirmed to perform at the venue over the next few months 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 more.

General public tickets will go on sale on Friday (April 19) at 11 a.m. ET here with a limited number of pre-sale tickets available one day prior for American Express cardholders.

Photo Credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

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