Belfast-bound? Irish mega band U2 tipped to play secret end-of-tour show in Ireland

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Irish rockers U2 have announced that Jay-Z and Rihanna will be featured on the forthcoming album "Duals". The album will be a collection of the band's collaborations over the last 30 years.

In 2010 Bono, The Edge, Adam and Larry shocked the world when they asked Jay-Z to tour with them in Austrailia on the "360 Tour". Jay-Z had previously recorded with U2, and Chris Martin from Coldplay, and fitted into the tour perfectly. He even added a new verse to the band's 1983 classic tune "Sunday Bloody Sunday". This is the song that will be featured on "Duals".

Rihanna will feature on the album, with Jigga, and a new mix of "Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)" which was recorded in 2010 as part of the "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon.

Rather unusually "Duals" will not be available on iTunes or Amazon. Instead it will be available to subscribers on the band's website - U2.com.

Just recently Bono blamed, Brooklyn rapper, Jay-Z for the delay in U2's studio album "Songs of Ascent"
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Jay-Z explained, speaking the The Sun, said  "One night I ran into Bono and he told me he'd read an interview I'd done…The writer had asked me about a U2 record ['No Line on the Horizon'] that had just been released and I said something about the pressure a group like that must be under just to meet their own standards. [Bono] said the quote had really gotten to him and he decided to go back to the studio, even though the album was already done, and keep reworking it till he thought it was as good as it could possibly be ... I was surprised that at that point in his career he still got anxious about his work."

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