|Sat 10 Nov 2012, 5:00pm|
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Coldplay are coming to New Zealand for one show this November!
“Music this uplifting, this inspirational belongs among the stars” – 5* Q
“This is large- scaled, big-gesture music that aims directly at the heart” – 5* Telegraph
“There is greatness and high-flying at every turn. This is the era of Coldplay.” - 4* Evening Standard
“An album bursting with colours” – The Sun
“An excellent album with depths unexplainable within this word count” – 8/10 Clash
Undeniably the world’s biggest band, Coldplay, announced in March that they will be headed to Australia 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 Australasia since the overwhelming success of their 2009 Viva La Vida tour and their quick visit to Australian 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 again experienced huge success in New Zealand with the album approaching double platinum sales. The band’s new single, Princess of China, which features guest vocalist Rihanna has just been released to radio in New Zealand. Princess of China is available on iTunes now and is sure to follow the success of Paradise, their double platinum selling, #3 charting single.
“We can't wait to get back to New Zealand this November. It's such a special place for us. The venue is pretty huge, the New Zealand 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 New Zealand and Australia 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 New Zealand this November. 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.”
Advance Coldplay Mylo Xyloto tickets will be available to all Visa credit, debit and prepaid cardholders from 12.00 noon (NZT) Thursday, 17 May 2012 until 5.00pm (NZT), Saturday 19 May 2012 or until presale tickets sell out at www.visaentertainment.co.nz.
Don’t miss your chance to see superstars Coldplay in one of the most anticipated tours of 2012!
The Temper Trap
Tickets on sale from 9.00am (local time), Friday, 25 May, 2012
Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland
Fri 3 Oct 7:00pm
Howick Club, Auckland
Sun 30 Nov 7:00pm
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