Coldplay Announce Second Auckland Concert have announced a second date in New Zealand, with another show at the Vector Arena, Auckland on Thursday 19th March 2009. Tickets for both shows go on sale from on Monday 22nd December at 9am local time.

New Zealand missed out on Coldplay’s last world tour, rumoured to be because Auckland lacked a decent venue for them to perform in. They have performed there previously at the 2001 Big Day Out. Their last New Zealand performance was at the Auckland Showgrounds in 2003. Promoter Michael Chugg said: “Finally, fans can take a well deserved deep breath. The wait is over New Zealand. We will be bringing Coldplay’s Viva La Vida tour to Vector Arena next March and it’s going to be huge.”

Meanwhile, Coldplay have also officially announced that they will be appearing on the two Top Of The Pops specials coming up over the festive period on BBC1 in the UK. They’re performing Viva La Vida on the Christmas Day show which begins at 2pm, then they’ll be playing Life In Technicolor ii on the New Year’s Eve show, which starts at 5.35pm.