News: Jay-Z Celebrates Change With Inauguration Concert
Wednesday, Jan 7, 2009 9:49AM
Hip-Hop mogul Jay-Z has announced plans to help celebrate President-elect Barack Obama's induction into the White House with a pre-inauguration concert later this month in Washington, DC.
In the one-night only event fans will be treated to a special performance all about "change."
Jay-Z will take to the stage at the city's 1,847-capacity Warner Theater, where he will perform with a full band. And the star has vowed to play the set, entitled In Concert on the Eve of Change, for his fans. (Binghamton's News Channel 34)
Jay-Z has displayed a strong sense of support for Barack, especially after the historic election when he penned a tribute song.
In a new track called "History," Jigga wastes no time in using the chorus to set the tone for a long-awaited win and goal finally reached.
"Now that all the smoke is gone / And the battles finally won / Victory is finally ours / History, so long, so long / So long, so long." [Listen Here ]
Known for his clever usage of metaphors, Jay compares Obama's victory to his yearning and frustration over a woman."Until she visit me / I'll be stuck with her sister her name is defeat / she gives me agony/ I'm stuck in this routine / whole new different day / same old thing /all I got is dreams / nobody else could see / nobody else believes / nobody else but me / Where are you victory / I need you desperately / not just for the moment, to make history." (SOHH)
Concert on the Eve of Change is currently billed to take place Monday, January 19. Presented by Live Nation, attendees will be able to begin purchasing their tickets this week.
Tickets go on sale Jan. 9 at 10 a.m., and are available at the Warner Theatre box office, Ticketmaster or LiveNation.com. VIP tickets are also available. The Warner Theatre is located on 13th Street, between E and F streets. (Baltimore Sun)