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Jay-Z, Coldplay Booked for New Year's Eve Concert in Las Vegas

The invitation-only concert, happening at the new Cosmopolitan casino, will feature sets from both artists, plus a joint performance

September 20, 2010 6:36 PM ET

Jay-Z and Coldplay will play what's likely to be the most in-demand New Year's Eve concert this year at Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas. Both artists will play individual sets, as well as a joint performance. Billboard reports that the invitation-only concert will be shown on the Cosmopolitan's 65-foot screen overlooking the strip. The concert Will crown three days worth of celebrations for the new hotel; another Artist, currently secret, is scheduled to perform on the Cosmopolitan's pool deck.

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Just last week, Jay-Z and Coldplay's Chris Martin shared the stage at when at New York's Yankee Stadium, performing "Most Kings" and "Heart of the City (Ain't No Love)" together, before Jay-Z stepped aside and let Martin play a solo rendition of Coldplay's "Clocks." The Cosmopolitan concert is the only gig Coldplay has scheduled for the remainder of 2010, as the band continues work on the follow-up to 2008's Viva La Vida.

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