Jay-Z is opening up Brooklyn's Barclays Center in grand fashion this fall. The rapper originally was only going to open the new arena with three concerts, but after incredible demand for the historic event, the total is now up to eight shows from September 28 to October 6. The New York Daily News has the details:
The Hova hype has reached a fever pitch with the Brooklyn-born rapper adding three more dates to his slate of concerts opening the Barclays Center. Prompted by intense demand for presale tickets and the booming online scalper market, Jay-Z announced late Thursday that he will now also perform on Oct. 1, 5 and 6.
The latest change means Jay-Z will do eight performances in all from Sept. 28 to Oct. 6. The original plan called for only three concerts, but he also added dates on Wednesday.
There’s no doubt Jay-Z is a hot buy: Online scalpers are already advertising approximately 6,700 tickets, ranging from $60 for nose bleed seats to nearly $6,800 for floor spots for the concerts.
That’s a huge hike from the modestly priced $29.50 for the more than 7,000 tickets that will be sold for the eight gigs on Friday.
One can understand the level of demand for a set of three shows, and adding five more concerts will certainly alleviate that rush a little bit. Jay-Z will now be performing September 28, 29, and 30. Then he will play October 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6. Two blocks of four straight shows should make for a lot of happy Jay-Z fans. If they can get tickets, that is.
The article goes on to mention how scalpers are taking advantage of the circumstances by charging fans absurd prices. Some tickets have sold for as much as $6800 and it is pricing the average fan out. CHARGED.fm still has tickets to these shows, but they are likely to go fast. If you don't want to pay an arm and a leg to see Jay-Z, let CHARGED.fm get you tickets to see him open up the Barclays Center.