As previously reported, New York’s iconic Webster Hall will reopen later this month after being closed for a number of renovations, and the venue has announced today that its doors will officially reopen with a “B-Sides 2” concert from Jay-Z on Friday, April 26.
Jay-Z, who will be making his Webster Hall debut, was also originally a co-owner of Barclays Center, whose operator, BSE Global, now shares operating rights for Webster Hall with The Bowery Presents.
“The Bowery Presents formed in 2004 when we booked Sonic Youth at Webster Hall,” says the organization’s founder and partner John Moore. “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.”
Tickets to opening night go on sale this Friday, April 19, at 11 a.m. ET, with a limited pre-sale available to American Express card members starting April 18 at 10 a.m. through 10 p.m. ET. More information can be found at Webster Hall’s website, including the venue’s upcoming schedule, which features Patti Smith, Broken Social Scene, Sharon Van Etten, MGMT and a special daytime album-release celebration from Vampire Weekend.