When the Brooklyn Nets owner and legendary hip-hop artist, Jay-Z, announced the opening the brand new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, we knew right away it would mean nothing but the best for NYC’s live music scene. Jay-Z will be the first live music act at the stadium playing the first three nights on September 28-30th. Tickets for this event will go on sale July 11, 2012 at 10am for $29. We can almost guarantee an event of the highest caliber with many special guests. While many New Yorkers may be focusing on the Brooklyn Nets and other sporting events that will take place at the new stadium, L4LM sees a ton of great potential there for some incredible live arena music.
Venues like Roseland Ballroom, Terminal 5, Best Buy Theater, Irving Plaza, Radio City Music Hall, Highline Ballroom, B.B. Kings, Webster Hall, Hammerstein Ballroom, and the Brooklyn Bowl hold special places in all of our hearts, but nothing compares to the energy of an arena show. The crowd, the sound, and the band are always at their best at these types of concerts.
This is only the beginning. Arena venues draw large-scale acts, and with this brand new venue’s tremendous capacity, there will always be some large-scale event in the works. This is a city where acts like Phish and Swedish House Mafia sell out the Madison Square Garden within minutes; Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters and The Beatles’ Paul McCartney both grace NYC city at Yankee’s Stadium and fill out the stadium with ease.
Barclays Center has already booked Jay-Z, Rush, Justin Bieber and Journey as some of the few artists to perform the first couple of shows there, as well as the debut of Europe’s massive visual/house music festival, Sensation. We believe after a couple of safe acts to get the ball rolling, Brooklyn’s Barclays Center may become one of the most coveted places to both play and see a show in America.