NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) – JAY-Z will help celebrate the reopening of New York’s iconic Webster Hall on April 26 after the 133-year-old venue recently underwent an extensive renovation.
The show will be the rapper’s first time playing the venue in Manhattan’s East Village that first opened 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,” said Jay Marciano, Chairman and CEO, AEG Presents in a statement announcing the show. “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. “No one fits that description better than JAY-Z.”
Other acts confirmed to perform at the re-opened 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 more.
Tickets for JAY-Z at Webster Hall go on sale to the general public on Friday (April 19) at 11 a.m. ET HERE.
Check out the announcement below: