New York’s iconic Webster Hall that was once a staple that hosted legendary acts like B.B. King and U2 will reopen later this month after closing in 2017 for renovations.
Jay-Z will headline a concert when it reopens on April 26, a show that’s sure to cement the importance of the celebrated venue with a larger than life celeb performing, The NY Daily News reports.
“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,” Brett Yormark, CEO of BSE Global, said in a statement Monday. “No one fits that description better than JAY-Z, who will join an unparalleled list of celebrated performers who have played Webster Hall.”
Webster Hall was sold in 2017 to Brooklyn Sports Entertainment and remained closed to undergo big changes so that it could accommodate more concerts and make it more modern, the outlet reports.
BSE Global and The Bowery Presents own the operating rights.
“The Bowery Presents formed in 2004 when we booked Sonic Youth at Webster Hall,” said John Moore, founder, and partner of The Bowery Presents. “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.”
Amex pre-sales for Jay’s concert starts Thursday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and general tickets go on sale this Friday at 11 a.m.
The famous nightclub and concert venue is located at 125 E. 11th St in East Village. It was built in 1886 and the building was designated a New York City landmark in 2008, the outlet reports.
The inside of the venue there’s a 1,500-capacity Grand Ballroom, the 600-capacity Marlin Room, and the 400-capacity studio.
Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com.