Jay-Z is set to re-open New York’s Webster Hall by turning up and showing out with a performance of his rare B-sides.
The intimate show is set to go down Friday, April 26, and will be the rap icon’s first concert at the historic East Village venue after an extensive renovation, Page Six 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,” said Brett Yormark, CEO of BSE Global. He added that no other artist “fits that description better than JAY-Z.”
Tickets for the general public go on sale Friday, April 19 at 11AM ET at Ticketmaster.com. A limited number of tickets will also be available for American Express Card Members beginning Thursday, April 18 at 10AM to 10PM, the report states.
Additional acts have been announced for the venues first run of shows, including Rock In Roll legend Patti Smith and Her Band, Broken Social Scene, MGMT, Empire of the Sun, Old Dominion, Sharon Van Etten, and Built to Spill, Variety reports.
In renovating one of New York’s most iconic venues, Jay Marciano, Chairman and CEO, AEG Presents, said in a statement that the goal was to “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.”
Marciano noted that by welcoming culture influencer Jay-Z into the space, “achieves all of those goals positioning the venue to continue its success for decades to come.”
In related news, it was recently announced Cardi B and Travis Scott will headline Jay-Z‘s annual Made in America music festival in Philadelphia at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Aug. 31-Sept. 1 for Labor Day weekend.