September 04, 2012 09:04:03 GMT
The Brooklyn Nets part-owner is set to perform with Coldplay and Rihanna at the Paralympics closing ceremony in London.
The closing ceremony of Paralympic games reportedly will be graced by performances from Jay-Z and British rock band, Coldplay. The rapper allegedly was approached by Chris Martin and agreed to perform because he was blown away by the athletes' bravery and athleticism.
"This will be a concert like no other and a fantastic end to what has been the most successful Paralympics ever," a source told The Daily Mirror. "They are putting together a spectacular set list - one likely to include a duet. It's going to be one hell of a show and fans of both artists will be trying to get tickets."
Martin said he and his bandmates were honored to have been chosen to perform on the said event. "Being asked to play at the closing celebrations for the Paralympic athletes in London is such a great honor for us. Kim Gavin and Misty Buckley are working hard to put on a spectacular Paralympic Games Closing Ceremony for the athletes and spectators in the stadium, and everyone watching around the world, and we are so happy to be involved," the frontman explained.
Joining Coldplay will be "Umbrella" songstress Rihanna. She is expected to sing their collaboration single "Princess of China". The song will be a part of the ceremony which is entitled "Festival of Flame". It draws inspiration from the themes of earth, wind, water, fire and ice.
The closing ceremony of the Paralympic games will be held in London this coming Sunday, September 9. Besides the aforementioned musicians, an orchestra composed of seventeen performers with disabilities is also tapped to perform.
The opening ceremony, meanwhile, was held last Wednesday, August 29. The next day, the sporting event ensued and was scheduled to go on for ten days.