Looks like you're going to be in luck, they are plaing in Auckland on November 10th
Size really matters for Coldplay
Coldplay on their way to Sydney, for their biggest tour yet.
BRITISH band Coldplay are officially stadium rockers. Ending months of speculation, Coldplay will perform at Sydney's Allianz Stadium on November 17.
Tickets start at $99 and go on sale May 25 at 9am from Ticketek (ticketek.com.au).
The tour takes in the biggest venues the band has headlined in Australia so far.
Frontman Chris Martin said band members were itching to return Down Under.
"It's such a special place for us," Martin told Insider. "These venues are pretty huge, the Aussie crowds are always incredible and we'll be bringing everything we've got. It's going to be big."
The opening acts have been hand-picked by Coldplay, including Melbourne band the Temper Trap and US band the Pierces, whose album was produced by Coldplay bassist Guy Berryman.
Coldplay's current tour, in support of No.1 album Mylo Xyloto, has been super-sized to fit into stadiums.
The band perform several tracks on a catwalk adjacent to the main stage, as well as continuing their concept of a pop-up near the rear of each venue.
Every member of the audience is given a special LCD wristband when they enter the venue.
The wristbands, featuring a plastic box with the Coldplay logo, illuminate during the concert and become part of the show's hi-tech lighting display.
Fans will see pop star Rihanna, who duets with Martin on the new Coldplay single Princess of China, perform on video screens during the concert.
The concert doubles as a veritable greatest hits affair with Coldplay classics like In My Place, Fix You, The Scientist, Yellow, Viva la Vida, God Put a Smile On Your Face, Clocks, Paradise and Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall featuring in the overseas set lists.
Last year's single Paradise has become their biggest
seller to date in Australia, reaching sales of 280,000 (four times platinum).
Since their 2000 debut Parachutes, Coldplay have sold over 1.2 million copies
of their five albums in Australia. Coldplay's last tour here was in 2009 supporting their Viva La Vida album,
although the band made a fleeting visit last year to play the Splendour In The Grass festival.
The band will only play east coast dates in Australia, which is set to disappoint fans in Adelaide and Perth.
Their November schedule includes the possibility of second dates in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney depending on demand.
The Australasian tour starts with a show in Auckland on November 10.
A Coldplay presale for Visa card holders starts on May 17 (see visaentertainment.com. au for full details).
Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on 21 November
Coldplay announce east coast Australian tour, Brisbane concert on November 21, 2012
BRITISH band Coldplay ended months of speculation by announcing they will play Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday, November 21.
The tour takes in the biggest venues the band have headlined in Australia so far.
The band will play only east coast dates in Australia, and their schedule includes the possibility of second dates in Brisbane, as well as other venues in Melbourne and Sydney, depending on demand.
Frontman Chris Martin said the band were itching to return Down Under. "It's such a special place for us," he said.
"These venues are pretty huge. The Aussie crowds are always incredible and we'll be bringing everything we've got.
"It's going to be big."
The opening acts have been hand-picked by Coldplay, including Melbourne band The Temper Trap and US band The Pierces, whose album was produced by Coldplay bassist Guy Berryman.
Coldplay's tour, in support of No.1 album Mylo Xyloto, has been super-sized to fit into stadiums.
A Coldplay presale for Visa card holders starts on May 17. See visaentertainment.com.au for full details.
Tickets from Ticketmaster start at $99, and will go on sale on May 25 at 9am.
The Temper Trap as supporting act, lucky Australians!
Coldplay coming to Auckland
One of the world's biggest entertainment acts will today announce a rare outdoor concert in New Zealand.
British supergroup Coldplay, led by singer Chris Martin, are front-runners to unveil a gig for tens of thousands of fans in Auckland.
Other possibilities for a Kiwi gig include veteran American rockers the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who are in the middle of a world tour, and singing sensation Lana Del Rey, one of the hottest new tickets around.
Coldplay have told Australian media they "are definitely touring Australia in November ".
Exact locations are yet to be finalised. Adelaide Now reported the band would tour "Australia's outdoor arenas".
Rumours about a major open-air gig in Auckland have been doing the rounds for several months.
"There aren't too many bands who can fill stadiums these days, but Coldplay are certainly always a safe bet to draw a massive crowd," a music business insider said. "The group members are also big fans of New Zealand."
The last time they played here was in March 2009.
Devastating news. The Australasian tour hasn't even been announced yet, but if some of the news stories being posted are true, it looks like Perth is going to miss out. After touring every album so far, this will be the first time Perth will miss a Coldplay tour. We nearly didn't get Twisted Logic, but a petition changed that, and we ended up getting an awesome concert. Why do we miss out this time? Do we have to petition again?
Perth misses out for the first time.
If its true, will have to fork out the $1000 extra for flights and accommodation.
Wow Temper Trap, so lucky!
Wow, seems I'm very lucky with dates as I leave Auckland the next day to follow a rally around the North Island, what a weekend that should be! Hopefully we hear something more pretty soon.
Shame if they're not going to Adelaide as my brother who lives there was dead keen to go see. With a bit of luck they will play a few shows each place in Aus, otherwise it will be a very brief tour indeed....
Quick question, for the Visa pre-sale, does it have to be Australian, or will my UK one work?
6. Who are the offers available to?
Offers are available to all Visa debit, credit and prepaid cardholders in Australia.
Ah, that was obvious really, thanks Tash :)
I can feel a phone call to my brother coming up.... :inquisitive:
UK band Coldplay take to Etihad stage
BRITISH band Coldplay will perform at Etihad Stadium on November 13, ending months of speculation about the million-sellers' return to Melbourne.
Tickets, which start at $99, go on sale May 25 at 9am from Ticketmaster.
Mylo Xyloto Tour
With The Temper Trap and The Pierces
Saturday, 10 November, 2012
Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland
Undeniably the world's biggest band, Coldplay, announced in March that they will be our way this November and Chugg Entertainment are now happy to announce the details of four very special stadium shows on the Mylo Xyloto tour in Australia and New Zealand.
This will mark the first time the 7-time Grammy Award winners have toured Australia since the overwhelming success of their 2009 Viva La Vida tour and their quick visit to our shores headlining 2011's Splendour in the Grass.
Since their debut in 2000 with the global smash hit Yellow, off the equally successful album Parachutes, Coldplay have taken the world by storm with album sales in excess of 55 million and a slew of nominations and awards, including picking up their seventh Brit Award for Best British Group at this year's ceremony.
With the release of their fifth studio album, Mylo Xyloto, Coldplay have experienced their greatest success to date in Australia with the album achieving double platinum sales. The band's new single, Princess of China, which features guest vocalist Rihanna was released to Australian radio last Monday where it was quickly snapped up to be the Most Added Song to playlists around the country. Princess of China is available on iTunes now and follows the radio favourite Charlie Brown and the biggest single of Coldplay's career in Australia, Paradise, which is now certified 4 x platinum.
"We can't wait to get back to Australia this November. It's such a special place for us. These venues are pretty huge, the Aussie crowds are always incredible and we'll be bringing everything we've got. It's going to be big" said Chris Martin.
Chugg Entertainment's Executive Chairman, Michael Chugg, said this of their celebrated return, "Having seen the show at the Hollywood Bowl a couple of weeks ago, I can guarantee fans are going to be blown away by this show - it's visually spectacular and they sound better than ever. It's a really exciting and rare thing in this business when you can see an act over several tours go from small intimate venues to outdoor stadiums."
Supporting Coldplay in Australia and New Zealand will be The Temper Trap. The Temper Trap's sophomore, self-titled album is the follow up to 2009's critically-acclaimed platinum-selling debut Conditions - a long-standing Top 10 ARIA Album, which has now sold over 800,000 copies worldwide. With the album release locked in for 18 May, fans can expect to hear new material at the shows, including Rabbit Hole and their new single, Need Your Love.
Opening the stage at each show will be The Pierces. Originally hailing from Birmingham, Alabama, talented sister-act Allison and Catherine Pierce will make their debut appearance in Australia this November, following up their latest studio offering, You & I (available now on iTunes in Australia), which has already had major success in the UK and has just been released in the US. Co-produced by Coldplay's bass player, Guy Berryman and their producer/engineer Rik Simpson, the album also features drummer, Will Champion. In the UK, The Guardian hailed The Pierces as "heart stopping and extraordinary" while Q Magazine called them "a life affirming delight" and The Times praised their "honeyed harmonies and huge pop hooks."
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