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Webster Hall scraps Martin Shkreli’s Wu-Tang listening party



Audra Schroeder


Posted on Feb 15, 2017   Updated on May 24, 2021, 11:58 pm CDT

Update 11:18am CT, Feb. 16: A spokesperson for Webster Hall tells the Daily Dot that the event “is not taking place.” As of this writing, tickets remain available via Eventbrite—with the general admission tier sold out.

Undeterred by a handful of dog shit to the face, former pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli has found his next publicity stunt: playing the sole copy of the Wu-Tang Clan album he reportedly owns

According to a post on his Facebook page, Shkreli will be appearing at an event at Webster Hall in New York City on Feb. 20: 

Martin will discuss investing, healthcare and politics in a presentation/lecture format for one hour and will take questions. There will be a bar session after the Q&A where Shkreli will be available to chat and take photographs. He WILL play tracks from his unreleased music collection (Wu-Tang and more).

Shkreli played clips from Once Upon a Time in Shaolin on a livestream the day after the election, but with poor audio quality. In November, Shkreli also threatened to release his own rap album, so it’s possible he pulls a bait-and-switch and treats the audience to his music instead. The tickets range from $15-$50. 

H/T Pitchfork

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*First Published: Feb 15, 2017, 5:12 pm CST