Jay-Z is slated to help celebrate the reopening of New York’s iconic Webster Hall on April 26 after the venue’s extensive renovation. The rap legend’s “B-Sides 2” show will be his first time playing at the venue that first opened in 1886.
The renovation of the 133-year-old venue was intended to “preserve the iconic features of the venue while modernizing it to meet today’s entertainment and guest experiences standards,” according to a statement.
Chairman and CEO of AEG Presents, Jay Marciano, said, “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.”
Brett Yormark, CEO of BSE Global, said “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 go on sale April 18th for American Express members and April 19th for the general public.