News: Jay-Z's Pre-Inauguration Tix In Short Supply, Majority Sold Within 5 Mins

Friday, Jan 9, 2009 11:40AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Tickets for Jay-Z's upcoming "Concert on the Eve of Change" went on sale today (January 9) and have sold at a rapid pace.

The event will help celebrate President-elect Barack Obama's induction into the White House a day prior in Washington, DC.

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)

The "affordable" tickets reportedly sold-out in a matter of minutes.

Only the highest online bidders will have the chance to see the hip-hop superstar honor the new president-elect. The cheapest seats for the show, located in the balcony of Washington's Warner Theatre, cost between $195 and $375 depending on the view. Those disappeared from Ticketmaster in less than five minutes after going on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. (CNN)

In addition to traveling throughout the country in support of Barack prior to his presidential win last November, Jay also penned a tribute song called "History."

"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." (SOHH)

"Concert on the Eve of Change" will take place Monday, January 19.

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