07/03/2013 12:28 pm ET

Jay-Z's Ed Sullivan Theater Concert Canceled By New York City


A planned Jay-Z concert on the marquee of the Ed Sullivan Theater in Manhattan on July 8 has been canceled by New York City. The New York Post was first to report the news, which was apparently prompted, in part, due to concerns over crowd control, "fireworks and terrorism."

The decision comes just days after New York officials gave Jay-Z the go-ahead for the concert. Previously acts who have performed on the Ed Sullivan Theater marquee include Paul McCartney and Phish.

If all of this sounds somewhat familiar, that's because it happened to Jay-Z before. In 2010, Jay-Z was set to perform on the Ed Sullivan Theater marquee, but the show as canceled by New York City officials because of safety concerns. (That 2010 show was supposed to happen just a week after there was a near riot at a Drake concert in Manhattan's South Street Seaport.) In the wake of the decision, Jay-Z moved the show to the Ed Sullivan Theater rooftop, which did not require a special permit. No word yet if he has similar plans for the now-canceled July 8 show.

Jay-Z's new album, "Magna Carta Holy Grail," will be released on July 4 to one million Samsung users.

For more on why the Ed Sullivan Show was canceled, head to the New York Post.

[via NYP]

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