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Coldplay in the Running for Grammy Awards This Year

December 10, 2006 9:25 PM

The nominations for the 49th Grammy Awards have been announced, with Arctic Monkeys, Coldplay and Keane all up for awards, among others. For more details, head on over to Clickmusic.

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Latin American Tour and New Album Details

December 02, 2006 3:20 AM

Having been off the road all year, Coldplay will unveil a batch of new songs during a Latin American tour in February and March. The trek will begin with a Feb. 14-16 stand in Santiago, Chile, and will run through a March 3 show in Mexico City.

"Having received such a phenomenal response to their last Latin American trip in 2003, [the band] personally chose to return to the region," reads a post on Coldplay's Web site, which also lists details for ticket onsales.

The new material is earmarked for Coldplay's fourth studio album, which is tipped for a late 2007 release via Capitol. It will be the follow-up to 2005's "X&Y," which debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200.

Here are Coldplay's tour dates:

  • Feb. 14-16: Santiago, Chile (Espacio Riesco)
  • Feb. 20-22: Buonos Aires (Gran Rex)
  • Feb. 26-28: Sao Paulo (Via)
  • March 3: Mexico City (National Auditorium)

Source: Billboard

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The Young at Heart Chorus Does Coldplay

November 29, 2006 9:58 PM

I read about the Young at Heart Chorus tonight via Buzzfeed. Here's a video of them performing Coldplay's "Fix You:"

Interesting!

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Chris Martin Plays Surprise Set

November 28, 2006 5:57 PM

Chris Martin played a surprise set in London last night, airing a new Coldplay track and a cover of a Killers song.

The Coldplay star appeared on a bill that included Lily Allen, The Automatic and James Morrison, in the latest Little Noise Session for the charity Mencap.

Martin performed four songs with a violinist at the Union Chapel, covering "When You Were Young" by The Killers and new track "Bucket For A Crown", which he said was written 24 hours earlier.

Finishing his set with a cover of Bob Dylan's "Buckets Of Rain", Martin paid tribute to Allen, who later played a five-song set, including acoustic takes on "LDN" and "Smile".

Dedicating the song to the UK pop star, he said: "This is for Lily Allen. She's gorgeous, she's sweet. And if I wasn't married..."

Source: LAUNCH

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Coldplay Auctioning Off Their Shoes for Charity

November 25, 2006 1:50 PM

Coldplay, David Bowie, Johhny Marr, Lily Allen and Editors' Tom Smith are auctioning off their shoes for charity.

They join the likes of Nina Persson from The Cardigans, Tim-Rice Oxley from Keane and Beatles drummer Ringo Starr, who have all contributed trainers, high heels and boots to the online sale.

A host of shoes have been signed and the majority are backed up by a signed verification certificate, for the charity MAG (Mines Advisory Group).

The organisation's executive director Lou McGrath said: "The support from celebrities for the shoe auction has been fantastic and resulted in an impressive collection of footwear. The money raised will play a vital role in clearing the remnants of conflict, preventing injuries and deaths and regenerating communities. The money is especially needed for our work in Lebanon, where the UN estimates there are around 100,000 unexploded bombs at 359 separate sites."

Bids for the auction will continue until December 8. For more information go to magclearsmines.org.

Source: NME

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