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Upcoming Live Coldplay Broadcast

May 14, 2003 11:05 PM

The following comes to us courtesy of "I AM CANADIAN" in the discussion forum:

Edmonton Radio Station, The Bear welcomes "Coldplay" with "The Music" to the Shaw Conference Centre, next Tuesday, MAY 20th. Tickets are sold out, however, The Bear has been given unprecedented approval to broadcast the entire show LIVE!!! We'll run the concert uninterrrupted, so for you that didn't get tickets, listen to The Bear to hear the whole thing including the opening act and the entire Coldplay set!!! Park Warden will also be live from the venue that entire evening. Without a doubt Edmonton's Undisputed Official Concert Station IS Edmonton's Best Rock, 100.3, The Bear!!!

You can tune in via the Internet on May 20th and catch all the fun, just by visiting The Bear's website.

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Coldplay Auctioning Tickets

May 13, 2003 7:33 PM

Coldplay has placed tickets to six of its upcoming North American concerts on the auction block in the name of charity. From now until May 15, fans can bid to place their name on the band's guest list to the sold-out shows. Moneys raised from the sale of the tickets will be donated to Amnesty International. To bid on the tickets, visit amnestyusa.org/musicforhumanrights.

An Amnesty International information booth will be set up at select Coldplay shows.

After bidding on the tickets is completed on May 15, a new auction will begin for an autographed copy of the band's A Rush Of Blood To The Head album.

According to several British publications, Coldplay donates 10 percent of its earnings to various charities, such as Amnesty International and the Oxfam Fair Trade organization--which campaigns to end the exploitation of Third World businesses by Western corporations.

Amnesty International is a worldwide voluntary human rights group that aims to protect the basic rights of people around the world.

Source: Yahoo! LAUNCH

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Madonna's Approval and a New DVD

May 12, 2003 11:56 PM

According to Reuters, Chris Martin has gained Madonna's approval. In an article from today, Madonna is quoted as saying of Coldplay's frontman, "I think he is incredibly talented." But we already knew that, didn't we?

DotMusic is reporting that a DVD is in the works that will be a "definitive" guide to the Glastonbury Festival. Performances by Beck, Beastie Boys, The Verve, Jeff Buckley, Oasis, Radiohead, Tori Amos, Moby, David Bowie, Coldplay and more are planned to be included on the DVD. The Glastonbury DVD is scheduled for release later this year, but in the meantime you can vote for your favorite performances here (hint: scroll to the very bottom of the list and select Coldplay).

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Thongs and Links

May 10, 2003 4:34 PM

The Mirror has an article, bizarrely titled Gwyn's Love Thong, that takes a playwright approach to describing a recent Chris and Gwyneth sighting. For those of you interested in the love lives of Coldplay band members, check it out.

And for those of you who are more interested in the music side of things, here's a laundry list of random sites from across the web that mention our beloved band, Coldplay:

  • ITV.com
    #"Double Brit winners Coldplay were a new entry at number ten with earnings of around 5.5 million."

  • Daily Record
    "top British band Coldplay will be there..."

  • Boston Globe Online
    "And I'm listening to other songwriters all the time. I like Coldplay and David Gray, and it's great to see the success they are getting..."

  • The Straits Times
    "he got alt-pop credibility by appearing on radio with Coldplay's Chris Martin..."

  • MTV.com
    "Coldplay, Bjrk, Zwan and Iggy Pop are a handful of artists that will play this year's Fuji Rock Festival, one of the most popular multi-day concerts in Japan..."

  • BBC News
    "Which song by another artist do you wish you'd written or remixed? 'The Scientist by Coldplay'"

  • NY Daily News
    "Also at K were Marisa Tomei, Karenna Gore Schiff, Ziggy Marley, Coldplay's Guy Berryman and newly single Alexander Von Furstenberg..."

  • Billboard
    "Top sellers included tracks by U2, Coldplay, Eminem, Norah Jones, Sting, and Sheryl Crow..."

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Ian Thanks Chris

May 07, 2003 12:11 PM

I read an article at Undercover Media today that reports Echo and the Bunnymen are going to continue on after 25 years. In the article, Ian McCullough says, "it is our 25th anniversary this year. I think we have re-established ourselves, more so with the Coldplay connection and Chris Martin talking about us in every interview. That helped." There are Coldplay-related tidbits throughout the article, so be sure to check it out.

Florian wrote in over a month ago to report some Coldplay appearances on German TV, but most importantly he sent a link to some great video footage of the band that is available to stream online. The videos are hosted at a German site, so if you don't feel like brushing up on your German skills just to find a few videos, you can view the band performing 'Clocks' here or see the backstage here.

And finally, be sure to catch Coldplay on a rerun of Saturday Night Live, May 24th at 2am Eastern on Comedy Central.

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