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Coldplay & Jay-Z: Music Acts Collaborate For New Year's Eve Show

Nov 11, 2012

Jay-Z and Coldplay will be collaborating again for a New Year's Eve show at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.

"We're pleased to announce that, on Monday, Dec. 31, Coldplay will round off a memorable year by performing a very special co-headline show with Jay-Z at Barclays Center, Brooklyn." Coldplay said in a statement on their website. "This will be the second time in two years that Coldplay has celebrated new year with long-term friend and collaborator Jay-Z, the band having shared the bill with him at a Las Vegas concert in 2010. More recently, Jay-Z performed onstage with Coldplay at the spectacular London 2012 Paralympic Games Closing Ceremony."

Jay-Z also promoted the show on his website, Life and Times, by posting the flyer for the concert. After performing eight sold-out shows at Barclays, Jay is becoming a regular.

Coldplay has spent much of the year on an international tour but this Barclays show will be the first concert that the band has sold tickets to in New York City since 2005. In the two days before the New Year's Eve concert with Jay-Z, Coldplay will be headlining a Dec. 29 show in Uncasville, CT and another Barclays show, this time with opener Naturally 7, on Dec. 30.

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and wife, Gwyneth Paltrow, are reportedly good friends with Jay-Z and his wife, Beyonce. Paltrow even penned a public birthday card for Beyonce when the singer turned 31.

Tickets for the show go on sale Nov. 17.

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