Published on April 26th, 2010 | by Denny Armatrading0
Jay-Z Announces Drake and Mr Hudson
Jay-Z Announces Drake and Mr Hudson will be Special Guests on his UK Dates
Live Nation and Roc Nation are delighted to announce that both Drake and Mr Hudson will be appearing as Special Guests on JAY-Z’s summer headline shows.
JAY-Z, Drake and Mr Hudson will play Manchester’s MEN Arena on Monday 7th June and the LG Arena in Birmingham on Wednesday 9th June, topping it off with a headline performance at Wireless sponsored by Barclaycard in London’s Hyde Park on Sunday 4th July which features Lily Allen on the bill. Tickets for all shows are on sale now. Tickets for Wireless available at www.wirelessfestival.co.uk and tickets for the Arena shows are available at www.livenation.co.uk.
JAY-Z picked up the Brit Award for the Best Male Solo Artist category at this year’s ceremony. The critically acclaimed – THE BLUEPRINT 3, featuring the UK chart-topping ‘Run This Town’ with Rihanna and Kanye West and the phenomenal smash hits, ‘Empire State Of Mind’ and ‘D.O.A(Death Of Auto-Tune) and ‘Forever Young’ featuring Mr Hudson is still riding high in the charts. All this comes hot on the heels from winning an MTV European Music Award for Best Urban Act as well as notching up 3 Grammy awards at this years ceremony in LA.
Last year, the multiple award winner brought his incredible live show to British shores for a string of dates joining Coldplay, as well as record-breaking, sell-out shows at London’s Roundhouse and Alexandra Palace (the latter is nominated at this year’s NME Awards for Best Live Event).
In America, THE BLUEPRINT 3 debuted at the top of the Billboard chart selling over 475,000 copies in the first week. With that grand entry, his 11th chart-topper, JAY-Z surpassed Elvis Presley as the solo act with the most # 1 albums in the history of Billboard.
JAY-Z’s performances in the UK this summer
MONDAY 7TH JUNE – MANCHESTER MEN ARENA
WEDS 9TH JUNE – BIRMINGHAM LG ARENA
SUNDAY 4TH JULY – WIRELESS SPONSORED BY BARCLAYCARD LONDON HYDE PARK
Tickets are priced at £47.50 for Wireless and £42.50 and £49.50 for the Manchester and Birmingham shows (all tickets subject to a booking fee). Tickets for Wireless available at www.wirelessfestival.co.uk and tickets for the Arena shows are available at www.livenation.co.uk.
A Live Nation / Roc Nation presentation