Jay-Z to Perform at Newly Renovated Webster Hall in NYC

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NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z will help re-open the newly renovated Webster Hall concert venue in New York City with his “B-Sides 2” show.

Webster Hall has been closed for three years due to extensive reconstruction, however, the news of Jay-Z performing at the venue means that the hiatus is no more.

Webster Hall shared the news via Instagram with a black and white video that zooms into the venue’s marquee with Jay-Z’s name.

The caption reads, “JAY-Z is opening Webster Hall with ‘B-Sides 2’ on Friday, April 26 for Day 1 fans. AMEX Card Members can get tickets on 4/18 at 10am ET before the public onsale on 4/19 at 11am ET.”

Jay-Z fans appeared to be very excited about the special announcement.

“Can’t I get a ticket 🙌🏾🙌🏾”

“My Birthday month can’t get any better than this!!!! THANK YOU!!!!”

“it’s so lit!!! talking bout a come back 😩😩”

“O M G 🙌🏾🙌🏾”

The “B-Sides 2” show will seemingly have Jay-Z perform songs that he rarely performs live. His last “B-Sides” show was actually held in 2015 at New York’s Terminal 5.

This show also comes on the heels of a previous announcement that Jay-Z will be headlining the 50th anniversary of Woodstock alongside Chance the Rapper, India.Aire, Common and many others.

The “B-Sides 2” show targets “Day 1” fans and will be held April 26. It will be Jay-Z’s first time performing at the venue located in Manhattan’s East Village.

Webster Hall has operated as a venue since 1886. Others set to perform there include Patti Smith and Her Band, Rosalia, MGMT, Empire of the Sun, Old Dominion and Chromeo.

The concert hall says in a press release that the recent renovation “aims to preserve the iconic features of the venue, while modernizing it to meet today’s entertainment and guest experience standards.”

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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