Jay-Z, Coldplay To Ring In New Year's at Barclays Center

Jay-Z will once again kick off a new year alongside his pal Chris Martin of Coldplay, as the rapper and rock band will link up for a special New Year's Eve concert at the newly opened Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The co-headlining show on Monday, Dec. 31 follows Jay-Z's eight-night stint opening the new Brooklyn Nets arena in September. In addition, Coldplay has plotted a Dec. 29 date at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., and a solo headlining date at the Barclays Center on Dec. 30.


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Tickets for this year's New Year's Eve show go on on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 10 am ET.

Jay-Z and Martin, who collaborated on the track "Beach Chair" in 2006, celebrated New Year's together two years ago, when the hip-hop superstar and U.K. rockers rang in 2011 at the Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas. The good friends also performed at the 2012 Paralympic Games Closing Ceremony.

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After touring behind fifth album "Mylo Xyloto" for much of the past year, Coldplay will release its second live album/DVD, "Live 2012," on Nov. 19. The pair of Barclays performances will mark the first New York shows that the band has sold tickets to since 2005.