On his 43rd birthday, Mr. Shawn Carter drops this special. In this documentary short, Life + Times takes an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Jay-Z’s Barclays Center opening concerts. From a year ago when the stadium was still being completed to just weeks ago when the hip-hop artist blessed the stage of the newly minted arena in his hometown of Brooklyn for eight days.
Jay-Z has announced that he will be doing not one, not two, but three shows at the end of September to mark the opening of Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, the new home of the Brooklyn Nets. The concerts will take place on September 28, 29, and 30th with 7,000 tickets being available for each show. Prices will start at just $30 and will be going on sale this Friday, July 13th through Barclays Center and Ticketmaster.
Last week, Jay-Z announced that he’d be putting together a multi-day music festival in Philadelphia over Labor Day Weekend and today “Phase 1″ of the lineup has been unveiled. The artists announced are: Jay-Z, Pearl Jam, Skrillex, Miike Snow, Afrojack, Calvin Harris, Odd Future, D’Angelo, Maybach Music (feat. Rick Ross, Wale, Meek Mill), Passion Pit, Santigold, Dirty Projectors, X, Janelle Monae, Prince Royce, Rita Ora, Savoy (DJ set), The Knocks. The two-day event will cover three stages on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park on Saturday, September 1, and Sunday, September 2. Budweiser and Live Nation are producing the performances, and a portion of the revenues will go to the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.
Tickets for the event will go on sale on Wednesday, May 23rd, via Ticketmaster.com and Livenation.com. A limited number of 2-day tickets will be available for $99 (plus service charges). Tickets will be made available a day early on Tuesday, May 22 on Budweiser Facebook fan page.
Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg ended this year’s Coachella weekend with one amazing performance, filled with some memorable appearances from the likes of Eminem, 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar, Wiz Khalifa, Warren G, and several others. That didn’t seem to be enough for the West Coast duo as they even brought on 2Pac in hologram form to do two tracks. The cost? Nearly half a milli. We’ve got a stream of the performance, so scroll down to check it out.
Jay-Z & Kanye West are taking their Watch The Throne tour to Europe. Starting in mid-May, the hip-hop duo will kick things off at the O2 Arena in London and travel through some major venues into June. Among the destinations is a two-night stint in Paris, and rightfully so. Complete tour date lineup below.
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Jay-Z is going to be holding a free concert this Saturday night at Cobo Arena to encourage more people to vote. Barack Obama’s getting some more support it seems. People are probably lining up right now for those free tickets. Where do you have to go to get them? Head over to one of the Obama campaign offices in Metro Detroit to grab tix for the 8:30 pm show.
Saturday’s concert will come just two days before Michigan’s Monday deadline for voters to register for the Nov. 4 presidential election. The Obama campaign has made new voter registration a major part of its election strategy in Michigan and other states.
Just some rules and regulations: you have to be 18 or over to attend and you can only pick up one ticket per person. Get in line people!