When U2 announced that they’d be bringing Jay-Z with them to Australia in 2010, the reaction was polarising. For some who had hated every minute of Kanye West in 2006, this wasn’t going to make them smile.
There were those though who would come to see Jay-Z, such is the pulling power of the self proclaimed ‘Best Rapper Alive’, and from a record company perspective it’s genius, opening up a whole new demographic of fans.
He started slowly in Melbourne, getting a very lukewarm mid-week reception, but aided by an amazing 9 piece band and a group of fans at the front of the stage who were warming to him, by the time he’d reached Sydney and Perth he had a crowd that was quite happy to bounce, and wave their Dynasty signs in the air. Apparently.