Jay-Z confirmed as U2 supportact
Mon 23rd Aug, 2010 in Local News
U2 will be supported by hip-hop superstar Jay-Z on their Australian tour in December.
The announcement was expected to be made as an exclusive on the 7pm Project, but Ben O’Shea, the editor of The Wire Mag – the music and entertainment magazine in The West Australian – let the cat out of the bag.
O’Shea announced on Twitter that “I can also now reveal JAY-Z as support act!! The mighty Jay-Z will play the support set before U2, w/ 9-piece band for a good hour. Is there anything higher than “must-see” on the scale?”
U2’s last Australian tour also had a major hip-hop superstar in the support slot, with Kanye West supporting Bono and co on their 2006 visit.
Both U2 and Jay-Z are signed to Live Nation and the massive concerts will be the first shows promoted by Live Nation in Australia.