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U2 and Jay-Z to share the bill on Australian and New Zealand dates

on August 23, 2010, 11:50am

It’s always hard getting jump started on a Monday morning, but here’s a little something to supplement that cup of coffee on your desk – especially if you live Down Under. U2 has already given us a sneak peek of some new songs (find another new one below), and even revealed that they have enough new material for four new albums, but now FasterLouder.au has just reported that the Irishmen will now be dragging along none other than Jay-Z on the Australian leg of their current tour. The string of five dates run from November 25th to December 18th and includes stops in Melbourne, Sydney, and Perth.

The Wire Mag’s Ben O’ Shea broke the news by posting a Twitter message which explains that Hova will be playing for at least an hour and will be backed by a nine piece band, and while the news is pretty amazing, it won’t be the first time the band has worked with a big name from hip hop. They brought Kanye West on tour with them for several dates of their Vertigo tour, and even worked with Jay-Z and Rihanna for a Haiti benefit song after the tragic earthquake in January.

Tickets go on sale on Sepetember 3rd (with a presale for U2 fan club members) and start at $40 (AUD). Billboard.biz also reports that roughly 45 percent of all tickets will be priced under $100 (AUD). Find confirmed tour dates below.

As previously mentioned, below you can also find a footage of U2 performing a new song “Every Breaking Wave”. According to Slicing Up Eyeballs, the song was one of the last ones dropped from No Line on the Horizon, but is said to be including on the companion album, Songs of Ascent.

U2 2010/2011 Tour Dates:
08/25 – Moscow, RU @ Luzhniki $
08/30 – Vienna, AT @ Ernst Happel Stadium &
09/03 – Athens, GR @ Olypmic Stadium $
09/06 – Istanbul, TR @ Ataturk Olympic Stadium $
09/11 – Zurich, CH @ Letzigrund Stadium @
09/12 – Zurich, CH @ Letzigrund Stadium @
09/15 – Munich, DE @ Olympic Stadium @
09/18 – Paris, FR @ Stade de France ^
09/22 – Brussels, BE @ Stade Roi Boudoin ^
09/23 – Brussels, BE @ Stade Roi Boudoin ^
09/26 – San Sebastian, ES @ Anoeta Stadium ^
09/29 – Seville, ES @ Olympic Stadium ^
10/02 – Colmbra, PT @ Stadium ^
10/03 – Colmbra, PT @ Stadium ^
10/08 – Rome, IT @ Olympic Stadium ^
11/25 – Auckland, NZ @ Mt. Smart Stadium *
12/01 – Melbourne, AU @ Etihad Stadium *
12/08 – Brisband, AU @ Suncorp Stadium *
12/13 – Sydney, AU @ ANZ Stadium *
12/18 – Perth, AU @ Subiaco Oval *
05/21 – Denver, CO @ Invesco Field
05/24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Rice Eccles Stadium
06/01 – Edmonton, AB @ Commonwealth Stadium
06/04 – Seattle, WA @ Qwet Field
06/07 – Oakland, CA @ McAfee Coliseum
06/17 – Anaheim, CA @ Angels Stadium
06/18 – Anaheim, CA @ Angels Stadium
06/26 – E. Lansing, MI @ Spartan Stadium
06/29 – Miami, FL @ Sun Life Stadium
07/05 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field
07/08 – Montreal, QC @ Hippodrome
07/09 – Montreal, QC @ Hippodrome
07/11 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
07/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field
07/20 – E. Rutherford, NJ @ New Meadowlands Stadium
07/23 – Minneapolis, MN @ TCF Bank Stadium

$ = w/ Snow Patrol
@ = w/ Razorlight
^ = w/ Interpol
* = w/ Jay-Z

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