Jay-Z To Join U2 On NZ and Australian Tour

Jay-Z To Join U2 On NZ and Australian Tour

Tuesday 24th August, 2010 2:36PM

A strange combo but what can't U2 do huh, it's just been announced that they will be bringing Jay-Z along as a special guests on their recently announce NZ and Australian tour - full details below.

U2 with special guest Jay-Z
Thursday 25th November, Mt Smart Stadium

Tickets on sale from September 3rd starting at a commendable $39.90 +BF.


Live Nation Global Touring and Michael Coppel have today confirmed that JAY-Z will join U2 as the very special guest for dates in New Zealand and Australia. The U2 360 Tour will visit Auckland, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth.

With hits such as 99 Problems, Empire State of Mind and Dirt Off Your Shoulder, and ten Grammy awards, JAY-Z is one of the most successful artists of all time. His last record Blueprint 3 was one of the biggest selling records of 2010, and was JAY-Zs 11th Number 1 album - putting him ahead of Elvis for most Number 1 albums by any solo artist. JAY-Z last played Australia in 2006 and he has never played in New Zealand.

U2 and JAY-Z performed Sunday Bloody Sunday in front of Brandenburg Gate, Berlin in November 2009. The U2 360 Tour kicked off its second European leg in Turin, Italy this month and will visit 17 cities, including Moscow and Istanbul, before finishing at the Olympic Stadium in Rome on 8th October. By the time it reaches New Zealand and Australia, U2 360 will have been seen by over four million fans in 2009 - 2010. U2 360is a unique experience for concertgoers - featuring a cylindrical video system of interlocking LED panels, and a steel structure rising 150 feet from the floor over a massive stage. This staging configuration allows for spectacular sight lines throughout the stadium. In all five cities there will be tickets available from $39.90, with general admission floor tickets available at $99.90. Additional reserved seat tickets also available starting at $99.90.

Tickets for the U2 performances in Australia and New Zealand will go on sale Friday, September 3rd at all usual outlets. subscribers will be able to buy tickets ahead of the public on-sale. Full details at:

The Australian and New Zealand dates are produced by Live Nation Global Touring in association with Michael Coppel and Live Nation Australia.

Australia & New Zealand Tour Dates

Nov. 25 Auckland, NZ - Mt. Smart Stadium
Dec. 01 Melbourne, AU - Etihad Stadium
Dec. 08 Brisbane, AU - Suncorp Stadium
Dec. 13 Sydney, AU - ANZ Stadium
Dec. 18 Perth, AU - Subiaco Oval

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