Jay-Z is busy already saving the rest of hip-hop. Now, the legendary Webster Hall has scheduled the Grammy-award winning artist to headline the reopening of the venue in the East Village on April 26.
The iconic venue was shut down back in 2017 for renovations as part of its sale to AEG and Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment (the company that owns Barclays Center). Now they’re christening its return with a performance from Hov.
The only issue — tickets started around $300 and are reportedly reselling at $800 a pop.
Jay Z is playing the re-opening of Webster Hall. Pre-sale tickets START at $250.
— LaParis Hawkins (@LaParisHawkins) April 15, 2019
.@WebsterHall renovation is complete. Opening night with Jay Z. Tickets are $250 to $400.
All of our worst fears were realized.
— Cringe Compilation (@AndrewSpaDUH) April 17, 2019
I went to go but jay z tickets for Webster hall………this man wants $800 a pop.
— Krissie 💋🇯🇲 (@Krissa_unruly) April 16, 2019
According to the site, the tickets are “a resale marketplace for event tickets.” The website places tickets for sale “by individuals who can no longer attend the events that they purchased, and by professional resellers.”
To be fair, there aren’t going to be many places where you can see Jay-Z for lower than $300 bucks. Additionally, no one is suggesting that he isn’t worth the watch. Plus, he is performing another installment of his rare B-sides tapes. For these prices, the concert should be at an arena with an entire experience to foot — not at a private venue.
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.” I guess that means more expensive ticket prices.
If one thing is for sure, Jay-Z is a billionaire who knows how to move like one. Maybe his financial preachings on 4:44 only suggest that maybe we’re too broke to see him.
Others set to perform there include Patti Smith and Her Band, Rosalia, MGMT, Empire of the Sun, Old Dominion and Chromeo and you can cop tickets online here.