Entries tagged with: Coldplay

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Coldplay @ MSG (more by Ryan Muir)
Coldplay @ MSG

Details on getting into the upcoming private performance are below...

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photos by Ryan Muir

Christy Turlington (and opener Ed Burns) enjoying Chris Martin @ MSG
Coldplay @ MSG

Actresses Charlize Theron and Kirsten Dunst joined supermodel Helena Christensen in the 10,000-strong audience.

The New York event was the band's third free show, following gigs in London and Barcelona, to promote new album Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends.

They gave away thousands of tickets through their website - although some were said to be changing hands for up to $800 a pair on eBay. The title track, Viva La Vida, has given the band their first ever number one single in both the US and the UK. Its popularity has been boosted by its use as the soundtrack to an iTunes advert. [Telegraph]

Coldplay played a free show at Madison Square Garden in NYC last night (June 23, 2008). More pictures and stuff below...

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The Cure @ Sasquatch 2008 (more by Chris Graham)
The Cure

It's all about MSG lately. Love them or hate them, there is/was....Iron Maiden, Tom Petty, R.E.M. (last night), The Cure (TONIGHT), Coldplay (Monday), and Pearl Jam (Tuesday and Wednesday) - all right after one another. And all that coincided with the announcement that My Morning Jacket are playing that venue too which coincided with My Morning Jacket's Radio City show tonight. Radio City is also where where the Cure are playing tomorrow (note: Radio City & MSG are owned by the same company).

The big difference between Coldplay and all those other shows is that Coldplay tickets were free...to those who were able to "win" them. If you weren't able to win them, I've got one more chance for you. One person who emails BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Coldplay) will be selected and awarded a pair of free tickets to the free show.

In other Coldplay news, Brooklyn's Creaky Boards are now really famous, and Santogold will soon be more famous, you can stream Coldplay's new album, and tickets for their NJ show go on sale Saturday.

ALSO, The Police are playing MSG.

ALSO, Coldplay rescheduled a bunch of dates, so their latest ones are below...

Continue reading "The Cure are here. MSG is hot. Win Coldplay tickets"

Coldplay and Madonna

Robyn is playing All Points West and then touring with Madonna. Santogold is performing at Summerstage and then touring with Coldplay. All dates below....

Continue reading "Santogold supporting Coldplay, Robyn with Madonna "



"What Radiohead did [releasing the album In Rainbows as a pay-what-you-like download] was great. They had that freedom because they were out of contract. We didn't. I know being on a major label is meant to be antiquated, but we're fine with it. We're trying to keep pace with the idea of free content, though. We gave away [the album's first single] "Violet Hill" with NME and as a free download.

"Next month we're doing free concerts in London, New York and Barcelona. And on the album, tracks five and six are two songs but show up as one, so you can download two songs for the price of one. That was inspired by the 'buy one get one free' promotions at KwikSave, where I once worked."


"I always thought that if you were a 16-year-old and liked Coldplay you'd keep it quiet. We aren't cool and never will be. But I hope after this album, 16-year-olds will feel proud to like Coldplay. The best gig I've ever been to was by John Williams, who wrote the music for Jaws and Star Wars. I also love Stevie Wonder and Christy Moore. Are they cool? The best bands in the world today are probably Arcade Fire and Sigur Rós. I think Coldplay is only the seventh best in the world." [Brian Boyd talks to Coldplay's Chris Martin]

Stevie Wonder is very cool. Sigur Rós are currently streaming their whole new album.


Congratulations you're a winner of a pair of tickets to the free Coldplay show at Madison Square Garden on June 24th 23rd, 2008!!

Now we need some more information so we can mail your tickets. Please click the link below and finish the form with your address information.

Where are my seats located? You will find out when you get your tickets in the mail.

People have been getting their free Coldplay tickets. Did you get yours? Did you want them?

P.S. Coldplay are also playing the Today show. More tour dates HERE.


The Today show hosts free outdoor "concerts" at 7:00am on Fridays at Rockefeller Center in NYC. This past Monday (Memorial Day) was the B-52's who have a new album out called Funplex. The bizarro-world videos from that performance and interview, and the rest of the 'TODAY Toyota Concert Series' 2008 summer schedule below.....

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Free Tickets

As previously reported, Coldplay are playing a free show at Madison Square Garden in NYC on June 23rd. Get your free tickets now (or sign up for a "chance of winning" them to be more specific).

They also announced more tour dates today. Those are below...

Continue reading "free COLDPLAY tickets now available (MSG), 2008 Tour Dates"


"Violet Hill," the first single from Coldplay's upcoming album, Viva La Vida, will be available as a free download from the band's website (http://www.coldplay.com) for one week beginning Tuesday, April 29th, at 7:15 a.m. EDT - a full week before it goes on sale at digital retailers. Viva La Vida will be released in North America on June 17th.

"Violet Hill" also debuts on radio this Tuesday. On the same day, Coldplay will post preliminary details on its website regarding the band's upcoming free show:

June 23rd New York, NY Madison Square Garden

Please check http://www.coldplay.com beginning April 29th for details on how to win tickets. As this is a free show, no tickets will be available for purchase. Coldplay will also be playing a free show at Brixton Academy in London, England on June 16th.

Viva La Vida was produced by Brian Eno and Markus Dravs. It is the follow-up to the immensely successful X&Y, which has sold 10 million copies worldwide since its release in 2005.

Brian Eno has also been busy working with David Byrne.


Brit band Coldplay is the preferred music choice to send us off to sleep at night, a survey has found.

The clean cut rock band fronted by Chris Martin topped a poll of artists lulling Britons into slumber.

The dulcet tones of James Blunt, Snow Patrol, Take That and Norah Jones completed the "kip parade" top five according to a study undertaken by Travelodge. [UK press association]

Richard Ashcroft "Former Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft's third solo album, 'Keys to the World,' will see belated North American release March 21 via Virgin. The set has been out since last month in the United Kingdom, where it debuted at No. 2 on the country's album chart. The single 'Break the Night With Colour' peaked at No. 3 on the U.K. singles" [Billboard]

Richard is touring with Coldplay from March 20 - April 6th. That includes their March 25th NJ show. There's no Coldplay show on March 29th, so Richard is stopping by NYC to play Webster Hall with David Ford. Tickets are on sale.

David Ford also plays the Living Room on March 31st. All Richard+Coldplay AND David Ford dates below....

Continue reading "The Verve's Richard Ashcroft playing NYC & w/ Coldplay"

"The veggie voters have spoken, and American Idol winner Carrie Underwood and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin have been selected as PETA’s 2005 “World’s Sexiest Vegetarians,” narrowly edging out a host of other veggie Valentinos and Venuses, including David Duchovny, Reese Witherspoon, Joss Stone, Avril Lavigne, Joaquin Phoenix, and Prince, as well as previous winners Tobey Maguire, Andre 3000, Josh Hartnett, Alicia Silverstone, Natalie Portman, and Shania Twain." [PETA] (thx Neuman)

"Forget the album charts or the hard fought ‘Biggest Band In The World’ title, some of the world’s most famous musicians, including Thom Yorke, Chris Martin and Anthony Kiedis, are up against each other for the title of World's Sexiest Vegetarian."

Coldplay vs. Radiohead for World's Sexiest Vegetarian
Last year Andre 3000 (Outkast) and Alicia Silverstone won

Gothamist Interviewed Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (who I'm listening to in my headphones as I write this)
Gakwer says the Bloc Party show at Webster Hall last night was full of "retarded NYU kids." (I sold my tickets to go to LOA)
Gakwer notes that the NYTimes made it OK for journalists to hate Coldplay. (They'll never beat U2 now)
Rolling Stone has a video for Spoon's "I turn my camera on." (via Chromewaves via Catbirdseat) (good song, stream the whole album)

BonoChris Martin as Rocky

Just kidding! But maybe he will after he reads this statement from Chris Martin: "U2 can be beaten. For me it's no different from the film Rocky. You study your opponent. And I regard them as opponents." (from One Louder)

More busting on Coldplay | New Album Stream | Crazy Frog
Coldplay Wants to be Better Than Mozart
U2 vs Coldplay... continued | X&Y
U2 vs. Coldplay | NYC Small (& Big) Shows Wrap-Up

Rilo Kiley plays their 2nd of two shows at Webster Hall in NYC tonight (May 27th). They'll be back in September on a much larger stage - Madison Square Garden. All Coldplay/Rilo tour dates below...

Continue reading "Rilo Kiley opening for Coldplay"

Is Coldplay the next U2? Entertainment Magazine asks the question, "Is Coldplay the next U2?" (photo to the left)

Conservative Revolution, upset at Chris Martin's recent EMI statements, says that Coldplay Sucks.

The Guardian calls Coldplay the biggest band on the planet. (via Coolfer)

I suppose X&Y will be the blockbuster Capitol is hoping for.

Stereogum reports that the album will be streaming on MTV.com this week (not there yet). VH1 Storytellers airs June 8th.

Prefix Blog has the video from Coldplay's Saturday Night Live appearance.

Paltrow and Martin Give Apple a vegan feast

U2 vs. Coldplay

Coldplay & U2 were both in NYC last week. Both played some small shows for lucky fans and TV cameras. U2 played (and filmed at) a small club on the Lower East Side (in Manhattan), some stadiums (in NJ and Manhattan), and appeared on Good Morning America. Coldplay filmed for VH1 in Brooklyn, for AOL Music in Manhattan, and for Saturday Night Live (also in Manhattan).


"U2 have taken a break from their sell-out US tour to provide backing to revered crooner LEONARD COHEN in a tiny Manhattan, New York club.

The group were filmed recording Cohen classic TOWER OF SONG at erotic cabaret lounge The Slipper Room yesterday (19MAY05) for an upcoming documentary about the torch singer"

U2 Sign Up as Leonard Cohen's Backing Band
U2Log has pictures

Billboard reviews a stadium show: U2 / May 17, 2005 / East Rutherford, N.J. (Continental Airlines Arena)

And it ends up the U2 performance on Good Morning America Friday morning was filmed in Chicago. ABC News has that story.


I started the Coldplay story the other day (with a link to a review of the VH1 Storytellers show at BAM @ Stereogum).

The Modern Age also went to the BAM show.
And The Modern Age was at the Beacon Theatre show which was being taped for AOL Music.
Productshop was there too.
Fashionably Late has photos @ Flickr

Then Coldplay played SNL last night. "...it seems they decided to play only the traditional two sets instead of the five we were led to believe we would see. Coldplay performed their instant smash-hit single, Speed Of Sound, and followed it up with Fix You" - Nothing Much

Someone already posted MP3s FROM THAT PERFORMANCE.

If I realized people could actually win tickets to the private Coldplay performance happening tonight at the Beacon Theatre in NYC, I would've posted the info when it first surfaced. Last night the band played the Brooklyn Academy of Music for VH1 Storytellers. Saturday night they're the musical guest on Saturday Night Live (with host Lindsay Lohan) (they play 5 songs I think I read).

In August they go on tour (August 7th in Camden, Sept 3rd @ PNC, Sept 6th @ MSG). MTV has more of the same story.