Jay-Z, Beyonce to Perform at World Cup Kickoff Concert
Jay-Z and Beyonce have put the concept of a "power couple" to shame in the past few months. After a fruitful year of number one singles, albums, performances, appearances and just about anything else you can name, the pair have already solidified plans to take their high profile relationship and careers to a new level in 2010.
The hip-hop couple are set to perform at the highly anticipated kick-off concert for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa next summer. Per request from the Federation Internationale De Football Association (FIFA) Jay and Beyonce will perform their hit songs alongside the Black Eyed Peas and several African artists in an attempt to build up the excitement for the biggest football game of the year.
The concert is scheduled for June 10th, 2010 at South Africa's newly renovated Orland Stadium in Soweto and organizers have billed the event as "greatest entertainment event to date on the African continent." All profits from the concert will be donated to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa official charity "20 Centres for 2010," which aims to build community centers providing healthcare, education and football training in underprivileged communities.
The monumental concert will mark the first time that a FIFA sponsored event will be scheduled on the eve of the World Cup finals and according to organizers, the show will bank on the fact that music and sports have the ability to transcend all cultural barriers.