Jay-Z Plans Concert Series at Nets Arena

Rapper will headline eight shows at new Brooklyn venue

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Jay-Z is planning to celebrate the grand opening of the new Nets basketball arena in Brooklyn next year with a series of eight headlining concerts. The rapper, who owns a part of the Nets franchise, will likely be joined by a number of his famous friends and collaborators at the shows, which are slated as part of three weeks of events at the space before the beginning of the basketball season.

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The Barclays Center, which is still being constructed at Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues in Brooklyn, is scheduled to open on September 28th, 2012.