Jay-Z Prepping Surprise Concert in Times Square?

Jay-Z Prepping Surprise Concert in Times Square?

Roc Nation mogul reportedly planning huge hometown show.

Published June 26, 2013

That cat is out of the bag on Jay-Z's "surprise." In promotion of the Magna Carta Holy Grail album out next week (Jul. 4), Jay will treat fans with a concert in Times Square, the New York Post reports.

A law enforcement source told the Post that Hov is prepping a show for next Monday (Jul. 8), atop the famed Ed Sullivan Theater where the Late Show With David Letterman is taped. "If he gets permission from the mayor’s office, it’s going to be off the hook," said the source. "They’ll have to shut down Broadway around the Letterman building. They’ll have to have a strong police presence. It’s going to be chaos with so many fans."

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's office lampooned a similar plan back in 2010 over safety concerns and will have to take huge precautions this time around. City officials are said to be "close" to locking things in for next month, despite “a lot of logistical concerns.”

Times Square is one of Manhattan's biggest tourist attractions, and a large portion of the streets surrounding the theater will have to be blocked off to accommodate the extra foot traffic. “This would be a great event for New York City,” another source added.


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Written by Latifah Muhammad


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