Jay-Z set to reopen Webster Hall with special show

A New York legend has been tapped to reopen a legendary New York venue.

Jay-Z will officially reopen the iconic Webster Hall on April 26, following completion of a renovation to modernize the historic concert venue.

The “B-Sides 2” show will be the rapper’s first time playing at Webster Hall, which is located in Manhattan’s East Village.

Webster Hall has operated since 1886 and has undergone several transformations throughout the past century.

The latest renovation aims to preserve the venue’s iconic details, while also modernizing it to suit the needs of today’s audiences.

“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, chief executive officer of BSE Global. “No one fits that description better than Jay-Z, who will join an unparalleled list of celebrated performers who have played Webster Hall.”

Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 11 a.m. Friday at Ticketmaster.com.

Additional musical acts confirmed to perform at the reopening 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. Club nights are scheduled to return in September.