"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," Brooklyn Sports Entertainment Global CEO Brett Yormark said in a statement, according to The Source. "No one fits that description better than Jay-Z, who will join an unparalleled list of celebrated performers who have played Webster Hall."
Rolling Stone reported BSE Global and The Bowery Presents acquired the rights and assets to Webster Hall in 2017, shutting down the venue for years of renovations to preserve iconic features and modernize the experience.
Jay-Z’s “B-Sides 2” show will be April 26. American Express card members can get tickets before the general public Thursday at 10 a.m. EDT. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday at 11 a.m. EDT.
Other performers booked for the reopened venue include Vampire Weekend, Patti Smith and Her Band, MGMT, Sigrid, and Broken Social Scene.