DJ AM returned to the turntables yesterday for the first time since the severe plane crash at the reopening of the Hollywood Palladium. DJ AM helped out Jay-Z covering the turntables for the special concert celebrating the reopening of the legendary Hollywood Palladium.
The Hollywood Palladium is on set to open it’s doors on October 15, after undergoing major renovations for more than a year. To make a big bang at the grand opening the Hollywood Palladium will hold a special concert with none other Jay-Z. The concert is set to make a big impact at the grand opening, Jay-Z will be backed by a 12-piece band, to fully take his performance to the next level.
Back in April 2007, the Hollywood Palladium closed it’s door for major renovations. The venue made major upgrades including an overhaul of the venue’s interior and exterior, a new dance floor, expanded concessions, upgraded restrooms, and improvements to the stage infrastructure.
The venue first made it’s grand opening back in 1940 with a concert by Tommy Dorsey Orchestra featuring Frank Sinatra.
“I’m honored to play such an iconic venue,” said Jay-Z in a statement. “Just as Frank ushered in a golden era, I hope this opening will mark the beginning of a resurgence in generation defining live music,” Jay-Z added.
Tickets for the Jay-Z concert go on sale Sept. 5 on livenation.com. Since Jay-Z has a long term contract with Live Nation, the company holds a long-term lease to operate, manage and exclusively book the Hollywood Palladium.