After wrapping their time in New Jersey at the end of this recent NBA season, the Nets are officially moving to Brooklyn in the fall and Jay-Z is helping to launch the new arena with a series of shows in September. Jay plans to kick things off with a show on September 28, and he’s now confirmed to play September 29 and 30 as well.
The New York Times reports that 7,000 seats will be priced at $30 or less, making the shows affordable for fans.
“Jay-Z is the definitive artist to open Barclays Center,” arena CEO Brett Yormark said in a statement. “We are thrilled that such an iconic world-class entertainer, not to mention a Brooklynite, will take the borough’s biggest stage on three consecutive nights for what will surely be a historic experience for all fans.”
Tickets go on sale Friday, July 13 on Ticketmaster.com at 10am.
In April Jay-Z revealed the Nets’ new logo on his Life + Times site, and told MTV News that inspiration came from NYC subway signs. “I wanted to make it really classic and strong; a throwback to Brooklyn and what we’re about,” Jay said. “It’s real gritty and we’re not about flash — well, sometimes. Just the roots of Brooklyn as this very bold, strong, simple logo.”