News: Jay-Z Sells Out 9/11 Madison Square Garden Concert

Tuesday, Sep 8, 2009 2:35PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Tickets for Jay-Z's highly-anticipated 9/11 charity concert reportedly sold-out within an hour of going on sale today (September 8).

Marked at $54.50, reports of the tickets selling out were announced via Fuse TV which is also airing the one-night only event.

"Tickets to Jay-Z 's concert on 9/11 at MSG on sale at NOON!," a message read from Fuse TV's Twitter page. "Tickets on sale NOW for Jay-Z 's 9/11 concert at The Garden! Jay-Z tickets to his 9/11 concert are officially sold out. But you can still catch the concert live on Fuse TV at 9pm." (Fuse TV's Twitter)

Jay-Z held his 9/11 concert press conference last week and explained the reasons behind his upcoming show.

"I wanna thank all the guys on the panel for being here," Hov said a the press conference. "I especially wanna thank [former Def Jam executive] Kevin Liles because an idea isn't anything without execution so he put this together -- I turned on the T.V. September 12th [2001] and I saw footage of these heroic actions, people running into buildings, saving each other and I just saw the strength of New York and it made me proud. So as I was embarking on putting out this Blueprint 3, it was only right to release it the day. This is my chance to help out so I thank all these guys up here helping me see that vision. Kevin Liles, the governor and everybody, I really appreciate this and we gonna have a great time and bring in ear plugs because it's gonna get loud." (Rap Radar)

Details surrounding the press conference were later revealed.

Jay-Z will discuss the "Answer The Call" charity concert benefiting New York Polic eand Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund on Friday, September 11, 2009 at New York City's legendary Madison Square Garden. Moderated by Al Roker, Jay-Z will be accompanied by Governor David Patterson, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, New York Police & Fire Widows' and Children Benefit Fund President Stephen Dannhauser, Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta and more. The start time is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. and may run into early afternoon. (Press Release)

Tickets for Jay-Z's "Concert on the Eve of Change," which supported Barack Obama, sold-out in a matter of minutes last January.

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)

Check out Jay-Z's 9/11 press conference below:

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