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Jay-Z and Coldplay will ring in 2013 onstage
Nov. 12, 2012, 8:41 AM EST
Rap superstar Jay-Z and his rocker pal Chris Martin will welcome
the New Year onstage at the Barclays Center in New York.
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The "99 Problems" rapper and Martin's band, Coldplay, will play a gig for New Year's
Eve revelers at the arena in Jay-Z's native Brooklyn. The hip-hop star
launched the new venue in September with eight sold-out concerts.
A statement on Coldplay's website said, "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. 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."