Def Jam 30th Anniversary Concert Tickets on Sale Today

Def Jam 30th Anniversary Concert Tickets on Sale Today

Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, DMX, Fabolous, Foxy Brown, Jhené Aiko, Onyx, Method Man, Redman, Ashanti, Ja Rule, Warren G, EPMD, and Jeremih have all been confirmed to perform during the historic, one-night-only Def Jam Recordings 30th Anniversary Concert. The all-star event will take place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Thursday, October 16.

Tickets will go on sale beginning Friday, August 22, at 10 a.m. and can be purchased online via Ticketmaster by visiting or, or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center beginning Saturday, August 23 at noon (if tickets are still available). For information on individual suites, call 718-BK-SUITE.

The event, which will encompass all 30 years of Def Jam's influence on hip-hop music and culture, will take audiences through the label's history, from humble beginnings to what is to come in the future. The show will feature artists who are true masters of ceremony; those who evolved from crowd movers to wordsmith lyricists, and helped transform the face of a culture and give birth to hip-hop's golden age. It will be the only night audiences can see a rare breed of pioneers across generations who have influenced millions, and continue to change the dynamics of hip-hop to this day. The event is promoted and presented by Masters of Ceremony.

"It's very exciting to be able to be part of such a special announcement---Def Jam Recordings 30th Anniversary Concert at the iconic Barclay Center---which solidifies and continues forward the enduring mark the brand has made on pop culture," said Steve Bartels, CEO of Def Jam Recordings. "Including the very artists that have pioneered the beginnings of the storied label, to showcasing the new dynamic and current superstars in the making, this concert is the can't miss event of the year."

An idea birthed out of Rick Rubin's dorm room at New York University in 1984 along with partner Russell Simmons, Def Jam Recordings has been responsible for many of the world's most celebrated artists and entertainers - from The Beastie Boys and Public Enemy to Kanye West and Frank Ocean. Now in its 30th year, the label continues to be at the forefront of culture and innovation.

For this milestone, Def Jam Recordings will release two versions of a limited edition box set. This will include Selections From The Roots of Def Jam, which is curated by Rick Rubin and features music that inspired him to create the label, as well as a two-volume compilation of Def Jam Recordings' Greatest Hits. While supplies last, a limited number of fans that pre-order this box set at today through Wednesday, August 20th will receive a unique code which will grant access to an exclusive ticket pre-sale.

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