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Confirmed Australian Tour: Feb/March 2009

teenage.revolution.x

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they better hurry up and announce dates..
its such a big name band, normally bigger acts announce their concerts months and months beforehand.
 

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ooh it is so nice that they tour australia!
i wanted to buy a round the world ticket (to make work and travel or something like that)
but the plans were too difficult to realize that i finally stay here..
otherwise i would be in australia at that time!!! and i was going crazy because there were
some roumors a few weeks ago that they will tour australia..
now i m just happy for you!
but i really wanted to see them again. maybe next year somewhere in europe again!? :)
 

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Brilliant news, and I can think of something better than Coldplay in OZ!
 

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Supergroup snubs Adelaide

PETRA STARKE
November 23, 2008 12:30am

The English group yesterday announced it will tour Australia in February and March of next year – but Adelaide is not on the itinerary.
South Australian fans will instead have to pay for flights to one of the band's performances in Perth, Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne.

The snub comes after punk-pop superstar Pink this week announced a fourth show at the Entertainment Centre in August, bringing the US singer's number of Australian dates to 34.

But a spokeswoman for touring company Chugg Entertainment said there were no plans to add Adelaide to the Coldplay schedule at a later date.

That was despite the band playing at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on their 2006 tour.

"We were given a specific window of availability for Coldplay's Australian tour and, unfortunately, despite our best efforts, it was not possible to route the tour through Adelaide this time around," the spokeswoman said.

Coldplay is the latest in a line of big-name acts to dodge Adelaide.

Kylie Minogue is only playing Sydney and Melbourne when she brings her X2008 tour Down Under next month.

Similarly, rapper Kanye West and American electro-pop group MGMT have only scheduled December concerts in the eastern states.

Rock veterans Sting and Eric Clapton are also eschewing Adelaide in their forthcoming tours.

With Coldplay's tour billed as its biggest ever, there has been speculation the band may miss Adelaide due to the lack of an appropriate venue.

This comes after the Sunday Mail reported last week that the Adelaide Entertainment Centre has come under fire from tour promoters for being "tired" and "poor and dated".

The comments, made in a Public Works Committee report tabled in Parliament last month, included a statement from Michael Chugg, director of Chugg Entertainment, the promoters behind Coldplay's Australian tour.

In the report, Mr Chugg – who has previously brought tours from Sir Elton John and Keith Urban to Adelaide – describes the centre as "well below the standards expected from a major capital city such as Adelaide".

Coldplay's Sydney and Melbourne concerts are being staged at the Rod Laver Arena and ACER Arena.

Local concert promoter Trevor Hunt says AAMI Stadium would be more than suitable for such a tour.

"When you look at U2, one of the biggest bands in the world, playing at AAMI Stadium . . . 60,000 people, they were very happy with the venue, as have a lot of the acts that have been down there," Mr Hunt said.

"We've never had a problem with outside venues here.

"AAMII Stadium has been used successfully on a number of highly successful tours, and likewise Adelaide Oval has been used successfully."

The record crowd at AAMI Stadium was 80,000 for Robbie Williams in 2006.

Mr Hunt, the promoter behind Pink's upcoming mammoth Australian tour, said there were a number of factors behind why bands skip Adelaide.

"It just depends on circumstances. It depends on the band, the timing, the tour schedule. Occasionally we do miss out on shows over here."

The tour announcement caps off a bumper year for Coldplay.

Their fourth album, Viva La Vida (or Death And All His Friends), was released in June and sold millions worldwide. A deluxe edition of the album – Viva La Vida: Prospekt's March, with eight new tracks – is released in Australia this weekend.

Help bring Coldplay to SA.
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http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,22606,24692097-5006301,00.html
 

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Hot, Cold, unsatisfied

CHRIS Martin has given himself a deadline.

Despite selling millions of albums, packing stadiums the world over and winning countless awards, the Coldplay frontman is concerned about his legacy. At only 31, Martin fears he may be nearing his peak as a musician and songwriter.

"We feel that we have to do a lot for 2010," Martin says."We feel like bands need to fill their first 10 years, so we have got lots to do before the clock strikes midnight on December 31, 2009. I know it is kind of stupid, but that is kind of our deadline. We have to do something good by then."

It is astounding to hear Martin speak with such little self-assurance.

He is one of the world's most recognisable singers and is married to Hollywood actor Gwyneth Paltrow.

Coldplay's fourth album Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends was released in June and was voted the year's top-selling album at the World Music Awards in Monte Carlo this month. The album went to No.1 in more than 36 countries, including Australia, where it sat top for four weeks.

From the outside, everything appears to be perfect. But Martin sounds anxious about the passing of time and is determined to achieve more. The musicians he most admires did their best work in their first decade together -- most notably U2.

"We've done some pretty good stuff, but there is something about the year changing to 2010 and also, in that year I will be 33 and I always feel that that is a different phase of song-writing," he says.

"So I just try to keep as busy as possible until then. I can't explain it, but I guess most of my heroes did most of their great stuff before they were 33. It's not that you can't do great stuff afterwards, you have just got to have deadlines otherwise you will spend all day in the sauna."

Martin is speaking from Atlanta to announce Coldplay's Australian tour for February and March.

The band is touring the US, before heading to Europe and will have played 103 shows by the time it reaches Australia next February.

Coldplay shows are massive and its latest tour is no exception.

"It is a big show," Martin says.

"It is not as big as a Rolling Stones show, but it is not as little as a Tom Waits show. It is hopefully somewhere in between."

Visually, Coldplay has gone for a military theme with its latest album.

The band -- Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman, Will Champion and Martin -- wear military attire for the album artwork, promotional images, video clips and concerts.

The inspiration was born at Coldplay's London headquarters, an old warehouse they call The Bakery, which has been transformed into a creative space for art and music.

"We just had this idea about a year ago of trying to destroy our own thing and put something else in place so it was our little inner band revolution," Martin says.

"Then we started looking at the French Revolution and all of the paintings from that time. All of us were just keen to do something that we felt we hadn't done before."

C OLDPLAY is undeniably one of the biggest bands of the decade and has been compared with its idols, U2.

Since releasing its first album in 2000 (Parachutes), it has sold more than 30 million albums and has had huge global hits with songs including Yellow, In My Place, Clocks, Fix You and Violet Hill. That's not to mention the accolades -- four Grammys and six Brit Awards. But when it comes to talking seriously about the band's successes, Martin uncomfortably jokes.

He clearly isn't comfortable with praise. It is kind of refreshing when you consider the egos of other stars such as Kanye West, who blogs endlessly about his achievements.

Again, it is a little surprising to hear that lack of confidence in Martin's voice.

"We are well aware that we are only the biggest band at the moment because U2 are still on holiday," he says. "We don't think of ourselves as being -- we are not as bad as people who hate us say we are and we are not as good as people who give us awards say we are. We try to keep it balanced."

Coldplay is such an enormous earner for record label EMI that the company's share price took a beating in the UK when the band delayed the release of its previous album, X&Y.

Martin has spoken openly about the pressure that has put on him, but appears to have relaxed about the financial side of the music business.

"I tried getting wrapped up in it for a while and really thinking about business, but it really didn't fit as a hat to be wearing," he says.

"If people are singing along and our record isn't in the bargain bin, then I don't worry about anything. If I stop at a gas station and our record is free with a can of Coke, then I will start to worry."

Viva La Vida has only been out a few months and Martin is working on new material, releasing a special edition of the album with eight new songs.

Martin has been a strong critic of outgoing US President George W. Bush and said he had been inspired musically by the political changes in the US. He says he has never felt more political than when Barrack Obama was voted into power.

"I just feel much more hopeful about things," he says, adding his election had inspired new songs.

"The reason why I find Barrack Obama inspiring, not because of what he says, but he is tireless. I just have so much respect for people who never give up and he, to me, is the definition of that."

Coldplay plays Rod Laver Arena on March 3-4. Tickets on sale December 4 on 132 849. Prospekt's March EP is out now.



http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/sto...006024,00.html
 

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Clocks ticking for Coldplay

CHRIS Martin has given himself a deadline. Despite selling millions of albums, packing stadiums the world over and winning countless awards, Martin is concerned about his legacy.

At 31, the Coldplay frontman fears that he may be nearing his peak as a musician and a songwriter.

"We feel we have to do a lot for 2010,'' Martin told Insider with a tone of urgency, almost as if he had to jump off the phone and get back to the studio to work on new songs.

"We feel bands need to fill their first 10 years, so we have lots to do before the clock strikes midnight on December 31, 2009.

"I know it's kind of stupid, but that's kind of our deadline. We have to do something good by then.''

It's astounding to hear Martin speak with such little self-assurance.

He's one of the world's most recognisable singers, and is married to Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow.

Coldplay's fourth album, Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends, was released in June.

This month, it was named top-selling album of the year at the World Music Awards in Monte Carlo.

It went to number one in nearly 40 countries, including Australia, where it sat in the top spot for four weeks.

From the outside, everything appears to be perfect. But Martin sounds anxious about the passing of time and is determined to achieve more.

The musicians he most admires - most notably U2 - did their best work in their first decade together.

"We've done some pretty good stuff, but there's something about the year changing to 2010,'' Martin explains.

"I'll also be 33 in that year, and I always feel that marks a different phase of songwriting.

"So I just try to keep as busy as possible till then. I can't explain it, but I guess most of my heroes did most of their great stuff before they were 33.

"It's not that you can't do great stuff afterwards. You just have to have deadlines, otherwise you'll spend all day in the sauna.''

Martin was speaking exclusively from Atlanta to announce Coldplay's Australian tour for February and March.

A notoriously difficult interviewee, he was uncharacteristically candid with Insider during our early-morning interview - perhaps because he felt guilty about the time difference and the fact the interview had been pushed back three hours.

Coldplay are touring America before heading to Europe. They will have played 103 shows by the time they reach Australia next February.

And they've upgraded from entertainment centres to stadiums and arenas. In Sydney, they will perform two shows at Sydney's Acer Arena.

"It's a big show. Not as big as a Rolling Stones show, but not as little as a Tom Waits show. It's hopefully somewhere in between,'' Martin says.

Creatively, Coldplay have gone for a military theme with their latest album.

The band - Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman, Will Champion and Martin - wear military attire for the album artwork, promotional images, video clips and concerts.

"We had this idea about a year ago of trying to destroy our own thing and put something else in place so it was our own little inner band revolution,'' Martin says.

"Then we started looking at the French Revolution and all the paintings from that time. We were just keen to do something we hadn't done before.''

Coldplay are undeniably one of the biggest bands of the decade. Since releasing their first album, Parachutes, in 2000 they've sold more than 30 million albums, not to mention four Grammys and six Brit Awards.

But when it comes to talking about the band's successes, Martin jokes awkwardly. He clearly isn't comfortable with praise.

"We're well aware we're the biggest band only because U2 are still on holiday,'' he says.

"We think of ourselves as being not as bad as people who hate us say we are, but not as good as people who give us awards say we are. We try and keep it balanced.''

Coldplay are such big earners for record label EMI that the company's share price took a beating when they delayed the release of their last album, X&Y.

Martin has spoken openly about the immense pressure that put on him, but appears to have relaxed about the financial side of the music business.

"I tried getting wrapped up in it for a while and really thinking about business, but it really didn't fit me as a hat,'' he says.

"If people are singing along and our record isn't in the bargain bin, I don't worry about anything. If I stop in a gas station and our record is free with a can of Coke, then I'll start to worry.''

Coldplay perform at Acer Arena on March 11 and 12, 2009. Visa pre-sale tickets are available from November 27 via www. visaentertainment.com.au.

General tickets are available from December 4 through Ticketek (132 849).

http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,24691169-5001026,00.html
 

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No dates on Ticketek or Ticketmaster.au yet
 

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Hahahah. Coldplay in sydney on the 11th March I'll be there!!!!!!!!!!!!

Only 108 days to go.
 

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Australian tour announced
November 22, 2008 8:40 pm
Seven shows in February and March 2009



Good evening (or morning, for our readers down under)

We're very pleased to announce that Coldplay are heading to Australia early next year to play seven shows. They are as follows:

Friday 27th February - Burswood Dome, Perth
Tuesday 3rd March - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Wednesday 4th March - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Sunday 8th March - Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
Monday 9th March - Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
Wednesday 11th March - Acer Arena, Sydney
Thursday 12th March - Acer Arena, Sydney

Here are the ticket details:

VISA Entertainment pre-sale
Starts Thursday 27th November, 9am (local time). Ends Saturday 29th November, 5pm (unless pre-sale sold out earlier). Any Visa card holder can buy during the pre-sale from visaentertainment.com.au or www.ticketek.com.au.

General on-sale
Starts 9am (local time) Thursday 4th December – tickets available through www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849.

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Jayzo

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Can't believe Adelaide got the shaft, poor guys :(.
 

anniea89

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Pfft, they're used to it. :p

Nah, honestly if they can't fit it in, they can't fit it in.

March 11!!!! Yay!!!
 

teenage.revolution.x

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^wow, thanks for making us all feel alot better.

but honestly, they can do PERTH and not adelaide?
sorry, but i'm just finding that really really ridiculous.
 

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What the hell!!

As if they miss out on Adelaide, yet go to Perth???

So angry right now. Looks like it's a plane ticket to Melbourne then...
 

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but honestly, they can do PERTH and not adelaide?
sorry, but i'm just finding that really really ridiculous.
Actually get off Perth for a second dude, we have a higher population here and out of all 5 of the major Australian cities, Adelaide has the lowest population.

From a tour promoters and scheduling point of view makes perfect sense.
 
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