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September 27, 2002 9:21 PM

There are some great reviews of Coldplay's show in Boston that are now available online for your reading pleasure. The Chicago Sun Times' review is called "Warm melodies of Coldplay" and contains the following excerpt:

"On Tuesday night, the lads in Coldplay made sure Paul McCartney didn't maintain a West Side monopoly on melody-soaked British rock; in fact, they seemed out to prove Sir Paul didn't even put on a better show. For the last stop on its U.S. tour, Coldplay delivered 90 minutes of warm melodic goodness that had to make the band's homeland very proud indeed."

Other reviews of the show can be accessed via The Official Coldplay Website.

The band appeared on Late Night with Conan O' Brien last night, and performed yet another great rendition of 'In My Place.' I was hoping they'd bust out the 2nd single, 'The Scientist,' but maybe we'll get to see that on the new season of Saturday Night Live or something. Guess we'll just have to wait and see.

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Britney Spears and 'Coldplay on Ice?'

September 27, 2002 8:49 PM

One thing's for sure: Coldplay's Chris Martin does not live in a musical vacuum. The British band's lead singer took many musical detours on its North American tour with bits of songs by Bon Jovi, Britney Spears, and Nelly, among other acts, during various dates.

During the band's recent appearance in the New York area, Martin worked in slices of Spears's "I'm a Slave 4 U" and Nelly's "Hot in Herre."

"We're more handsome than *NSYNC and we've got better ballads," he quipped onstage, dipping into *NSYNC's "Bye Bye Bye" during Coldplay's "Trouble."

Martin also took the Nelly diversion in Boston and Toronto. He additionally compared the group to Bon Jovi and banged out a verse of "Living On A Prayer."

Coldplay wrapped up its North American tour on Tuesday (September 24). The band launches a European jaunt on October 4 in Glasgow, Scotland and will go from England to Ireland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Italy, and Sweden.

As for the future, guitarist/songwriter Jonny Buckland told LAUNCH, "Yeah, we want to do a show on ice, you know, ice dancing. And, yeah I think that would be good. Or some kind of, maybe, tour on the back of a boat around the rivers of the world, you know, the Amazon and the Nile. 'The Great Rivers Tour,' I think that would be pretty cool. Yeah, we've got some way to go."

Source: LAUNCH

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What Lies Ahead

September 26, 2002 9:30 PM

Well, there's a whole lot of Coldplay news goin' around right now, which is very exciting. As most of you know, they closed out their U.S. tour on Tuesday night in Chicago. They'll now head back overseas before embarking on a big European tour, made up mostly of dates in the UK. I've been getting a lot of emails from people wondering where they will be playing, so here is the schedule as it stands right now:

  • Oct. 4 - Glasgow, UK @ S.E.C.C.
  • Oct. 5 - Newcastle, UK @ Telewest Arena
  • Oct. 7 - Birmingham, UK @ National Indoor Arena
  • Oct. 8 - Nottingham, UK @ Nottingham Arena
  • Oct. 11 - Manchester, UK @ Manchester Evening News Arena
  • Oct. 14 - Brighton, UK @ Brighton Centre
  • Oct. 15 - Bournemouth, UK @ International Centre
  • Oct. 17 - Plymouth, UK @ Plymouth Pavilions
  • Oct. 18 - Port Talbot, UK @ Afan Lido
  • Oct. 20 - London, UK @ Wembley Arena
  • Oct. 21 - London, UK @ Wembley Arena
  • Oct. 23 - Belfast, UK @ Odyssey Arena
  • Oct. 25 - Dublin, Ireland @ The Point
  • Oct. 27 - Dublin, Ireland @ The Point
  • Nov. 3 - Brussels, Belgium @ Forest National
  • Nov. 5 - Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Ahoy
  • Nov. 8 - Cologne, Germany @ Palladium
  • Nov. 10 - Munich, Germany @ Colosseum
  • Nov. 15 - Madrid, Spain @ La Riviera
  • Nov. 16 - Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz
  • Nov. 18 - Milan, Italy @ Fila Forum
  • Nov. 20 - Berlin, Germany @ Columbiahalle
  • Nov. 23 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Hovet
I've placed additions to the schedule that seem to be rather recent in bold so they stand out. If the band decides to add any other dates, don't worry, 'cause you know you can count on Bernie's Coldplay Site to bring you the news when you need it.

Just an added note...I'm hoping to find some more people overseas (UK and elsewhere) that are willing to send in setlists/reviews for the upcoming shows this fall. Send me an email if you're interested.

Don't forget to catch Coldplay on Late Night with Conan O' Brien tonight (NBC at 12:35am Eastern)!

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Later with Jules Holland DVD

September 26, 2002 9:12 PM

Oasis, REM, Robbie Williams and Coldplay are to appear on a new DVD.

They are among the acts on the new Later With Jools Holland disc which is being released to celebrate the show's tenth birthday.

The DVD will also include performances by Radiohead, The Verve, Pulp, Blur and David Gray.

It will go on sale on November 18.

Source: Ananova

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Coldplay Finishes U.S. Tour

September 26, 2002 9:07 PM

Coldplay were joined onstage by Ash star Tim Wheeler on the last date of their North American tour. Coldplay and Ash have been touring North America together throughout September.

The bands, who are friends, have been inseparable throughout and even formed a supergroup at the Echo Lounge in Atlanta during a tour break, playing cover versions until the early hours.

At the final show of the tour at the Chicago UIC Pavillion (September 24), Ash singer Tim Wheeler appeared onstage for their forthcoming single 'The Scientist', playing guitar and singing backing vocals.

Coldplay are now on route to the UK, where they play a tour next month. For tickets call the NME Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663.

Source: NME

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