New York’s iconic Webster Hall is reopening after the venue’s recent extensive renovation and Roc Nation’s head honcho, Jay-Z is the headlining performer for the Opening Night show. Jigga will be doing a “B-Sides” set with older songs and deep cuts similar to the setlist for JAY’s 2015 show at Terminal 5. Presumably, we can expect a surprise-stacked approach with the Webster Hall show.This will be the rap legend’s first time performing at the venue in Manhattan’s East Village since first opening in 1886.
According to a statement by the legendary venue, “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.”
“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,” said Brett Yormark, CEO of BSE Global in the statement.
Over the next few months other acts confirmed to perform at the reopened 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; For a full schedule of shows and events click here.
A limited number of tickets will be available to American Express card members starting Thursday (April 18) at 10 a.m. through 10 p.m. ET. General public tickets for the event aimed at “Day 1 fans,” will go on sale on Friday (April 19) at 11 a.m. ET here.
Check out the announcement of the Hov show below.