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 www.barclayscenter.com or www.ticketmaster.com, 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 http://smarturl.it/DJ30store today through Wednesday, August 20th will receive a unique code which will grant access to an exclusive ticket pre-sale.
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As with all events at Barclays Center, arena staff will work closely with the MTA to coordinate mass transit to and from the arena and with the NYPD and other City agencies to ensure safety and security procedures are strictly followed and enforced.
BROOKLYN SHOWTM, the concert and major event programming franchise of Barclays Center, is presented by Norwegian Cruise Line.
About Def Jam Recordings: Def Jam Recordings was founded in 1984 and has represented the very best in cutting edge music and youth culture for 30 years. Def Jam Recordings began as a maverick independent label inspired by a punk ethos and the emerging sound of hip-hop; pioneering iconic stars like LL Cool J, Slick Rick, The Beastie Boys and Public Enemy. Over the following two decades, Def Jam established its dominance with acts like Jay-Z, DMX, Ja Rule, Method Man & Redman, Ludacris, Rihanna, Jeezy, and Kanye West. Now in its 30th year, Def Jam's music and lifestyle has grown into a global brand - synonymous with creativity and authenticity - encompassing a diverse roster of marquee and emerging stars that includes Kanye, Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey, Rick Ross, Frank Ocean, Iggy Azalea, YG, Afrojack, 2 Chainz, The Roots, August Alsina, Jhene Aiko, and others. www.defjam.com
About Barclays Center: Barclays Center opened on September 28, 2012, and is a major sports and entertainment venue in the heart of Brooklyn, New York. One of the most intimate seating configurations ever designed into a modern multi-purpose arena, Barclays Center offers 17,732 seats for basketball, 15,795 for hockey, and up to 19,000 seats for concerts, and has 101 luxury suites, four bars/lounges, four clubs, and 40/40 CLUB & Restaurant by American Express.
Barclays Center hosts an extensive variety of events, including premier concerts, major professional boxing cards, top college basketball, family shows, the Brooklyn Nets and soon the New York Islanders.
Barclays Center has redefined the arena customer service and culinary experience. Its more than 2,000 employees are trained by Disney Institute, the business advisory arm of The Walt Disney Company, and its BrooklynTaste food program features selections from 55 well-known restaurants and vendors in the borough.
Barclays Center engages the customer with state-of-the-art technology to enhance the fan experience. As the first arena in the world to utilize Cisco StadiumVision mobile multicast streaming technology, Barclays Center allows fans to watch live video and instant replays from their mobile phones while connected to the arena's free Wi-Fi.
Located atop one of the largest transportation hubs in New York City, Barclays Center is accessible by 11 subway lines, the Long Island Rail Road, and 11 bus lines. For more information on Barclays Center, visit www.barclayscenter.com.