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E-Zine #5 Now Available

September 16, 2002 11:54 AM

The 5th edition of the Coldplay E-Zine is now available for download. The new edition features information about the recent album release, Future Forests, the Steve Lamacq interview, a new Coldplay competition, some great new photos of the band, and much, much more.

re number 1, this is the best day of my life!" and some information about the upcoming tour dates in October. Apparently, the following shows have already been sold out:

  • Oct. 14 - Brighton Centre
  • Arena
  • Oct. 17 - Plymouth Pavilions
  • Oct. 18 - Port Talbot Afan Lido
  • Oct. 20 - London Wembley Arena
  • Oct 21. - London Wembley Arena
You can read all of this information and more by reading E-Zine #5.

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Access Atlanta Album Review

September 16, 2002 2:18 AM

When he was asked last year to name some of his favorite current bands, Ringo Starr quickly tabbed Coldplay, proving once again that the former Beatle's good taste goes beyond his choice of musical mates.

Students at London's University College, Coldplay busted out of the UK when their 2000 debut, "Parachutes" -- powered by the radio favorite "Yellow" -- sold more than 5 million copies. This follow-up is even better, and fans of acts like Radiohead, Travis and Starsailor should lock into cuts such as the gorgeous "In My Place" or the pulsating, piano-based "Clocks." Singer Chris Martin is a commanding presence, and his soaring, multi-octave melodies drive the sound. But the rhythm section is airtight and the songs are intricately arranged, lyrically provocative and laced with hooks. Check out the album-opening hard drive of "Politik," which was penned on Sept. 13 last year, or the gutsy "A Whisper," late in the set.

The album is strong from start to finish, one of the most musically satisfying of the season, from a band overflowing with talent.

Source: Access Atlanta

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Atlanta Show Cancelled?

September 16, 2002 2:05 AM

This is still just a rumor, as I've heard nothing about it online from official sources, but Coldplay's show last night in Atlanta was apparently cancelled due to rain. I found the following post in the Coldplay newsgroup:

"The show at the Masquerade in Atlanta was cancelled last night due to rain, but Chris and Jonny hung around to watch Ash play inside the club (Coldplay were scheduled to play outside; the indoor venue only holds about 1,000 people). I was among the fans standing by the side of the stage, and the guys were 10 feet from us. I got Jonny's attention and he came over...I told him how much I love the new CD and asked if the band might come out and play a song or two. He said no, the other 2 guys left already, and he mentioned that the band might come back next year to make up the show. He was a really cool guy! Not bragging, just thought the group would like to hear the story." - Matt

I'm waiting on a setlist/review of the Atlanta show from a contact, so hopefully that will confirm the news or prove otherwise. Stay tuned...

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Final Week of North American Tour

September 16, 2002 2:01 AM

Coldplay is putting the wraps on its North American tour this coming week. They'll be playing a show at Baltimore's Pier 6 tomorrow night, and then at the Pavilion in Boston the following night (Tuesday). Thursday the 19th they'll be at the Jones Beach Theater in New York, then they'll head to Toronto for a show at the Air Canada Center on the 21st. They'll then close the tour in Chicago at the UIC Pavilion on the 24th, a Tuesday. Hopefully I will be getting at least a few setlists and/or reviews for these final shows, so definitely keep checking back at my site. And to all those who have tickets to these shows, have a great time!

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CBS News Sunday Morning

September 15, 2002 6:22 AM

I was just checking out RockOnTV and noticed that Coldplay is scheduled to appear on CBS News Sunday Morning tomorrow morning at 9am Eastern time. I have no idea what exactly it's all about, but some other names that were mentioned include Mark Knopfler, Sinead O'Connor, Tom Petty, The Rolling Stones and Billy Taylor. Try to tune in if you're up early tomorrow morning. I know I won't be, so if someone catches it and wants to fill me in, I'd appreciate it.

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