Coldplay To Tour SA

After a 10 year wait, Big Concerts is proud to present British alternative rock band Coldplay live in SA with two shows set for October this year. The Socialite finds out more…

The band includes musicians Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion and Chris Martin. In a recent interview with BBC radio Martin said the new album was about “love, addiction, OCD (obsessive, compulsive disorder), escape and working for someone you don’t like”.

Coldplay’s songs have captured millions of fans around the world since the release of ‘Parachutes’ in 2000. A critical and commercial triumph, ‘Parachutes’ debuted at number one on the UK Album Chart and was nominated for a Mercury Music Prize. After the success of ‘Parachutes’, Coldplay began to work on their second album ‘A Rush of Blood to the Head’ (2002) which spawned popular singles ’The Scientist’, ‘In My Place’ and ‘Clocks’ winning Record of the Year at the 2004 Grammys. The third album ‘X&Y’ became the best selling album of 2005 with world-wide sales of 11 million. ‘Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends’ (2008) is described by Martin as a new direction for Coldplay, a change from their past three albums, which they referred to as the trilogy. It became the bands first number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and their first UK number one based on download sales alone.

Coldplay is undoubtedly one of the world’s best selling acts, with over 50 million album sales worldwide. They have won numerous awards through their career including six Brit Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, seven Grammy Awards and they have headlined major festivals including Coachella, Glastonbury and Isle of Wight Festival.

CEO of Big Concerts, Attie Van Wyk commented: ‘Coldplay is one of the most exciting British bands to ever visit our shores. After 10 years of knocking on the door, we are incredibly excited that they have finally confirmed two stadium shows. Their extraordinary live performances will be a first for audiences in South Africa’.

Tour Itinerary:

Cape Town – presented by 94.5 KFM and M-Net

Wednesday 5th October 2011

Cape Town Stadium

Tickets from R270 – R635

Johannesburg – presented by 94.7 Highveld Stereo and M-Net

Saturday 8th October 2011

FNB Stadium Johannesburg

Tickets from R270 – R635

Tickets available from THURSDAY 12th May at 9AM. Computicket, www.computicket.com, 083 915 8000

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