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New York’s Webster Hall will reopen on April 26 with a special live performance from JAY-Z. The East Village venue has been closed for renovations for the past two years.

In a press statement Brett Yormark, CEO of BSE Global said, “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.” He continued, “No one fits that description better than JAY-Z, who will join an unparalleled list of celebrated performers who have played Webster Hall.”

General tickets for the performance will go on sale on Friday (April 19) at 11 a.m. ET from Ticketmaster, while 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.

Other acts confirmed to perform at the venue over the next few months include Patti Smith and Her Band, Rosalía , MGMT., Empire of the Sun, Sigrid, TroyBoi, Old Dominion, Sharon Van Etten, Broken Social Scene, Real Estate, and Chromeo. Check out the full schedule here.

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