Jay-Z Launching BK's Barclays Arena With Three Concerts

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."