[10-Nov-2012] Coldplay @ Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand

busybeeburns

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What's everyone's problem with Coldplay?

OPINION: Who would have thought a band as outwardly innocent as Coldplay could divide a nation?

Not me, that's for sure. But news of their return to Auckland has created feelings akin to those felt for the GC.

Here's a sample of the comments on Auckland Now's story announcing the show:

"It's obvious some of you have not seen Coldplay in a concert, they are massive to say the least when they play live. Right up there with U2" versus ...

"How come we are doing everything in our power to stop fruitfly, but are unable to stop Coldplay coming into the country?"

That was my absolute favourite by the way - good use of topical subject matter, well thought out and not overtly critical. Totally ten out of ten.

See what I mean about splitting opinion? Here I was thinking they were a nice band that could do quite well in the awesome (and somewhat under utilised) outdoor setting of Mt Smart Stadium. Turns out, maybe not. Turns out, in fact, more people decided to log in and take the time to comment on how much they dislike the idea of seeing Coldplay back on these shores.

The thing is, I like Coldplay. Or a slightly more correct statement would be "I like the old Coldplay". Give me Parachutes to swoon over any day, or let me listen to A Rush Of Blood To The Head while driving on a gravel country road in the rain.*

But I kind of stopped listening (and caring) after X & Y was released.

After that they got "experimental" (which is actually code for, well, a bit up their own bums) and while I'm not one to attribute blame, America has a lot to answer for: cough*Gwyneth*cough.

All that aside though, I have seen Mister Christopher Martin and the boys live - it was at the Big Day Out and the bass player wore a pink cowboy hat - and they were great. I've seen recent footage and they still sound incredible, and people who went to their last show at Vector still crow about it.

So how will they go at Mt Smart in November? Public semi-hatred aside, you get the sense it's always the haters that yell the loudest. Everyone else who is excited by the idea of singing along to Yellow or sobbing quietly to Fix You is busy plotting when to get tickets and if they will need to wear sunscreen at that time of year.

Will there be people camped out overnight for tickets a la U2? No, probably not. Will there be the mad rush just like Radiohead (who, incidentally are in Auckland just a few days before Coldplay and just after The Black Keys. Heck November is going to be a busy one), again I'd say no. Are they going to reinvent the musical wheel? Again, I doubt it. But will they sell out Mt Smart and put on a rather good show? Yeah I reckon they just might, and I'm pretty excited to see it.

Ad Feedback After all, haters gonna hate right?

*This is an actual memory thing. It was pretty much like being in a movie, or an episode of Top Gear, if I wasn't driving a 1992 Toyota Corolla.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/blogs/the-diary/6942039/Whats-everyones-problem-with-Coldplay
 

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Well, I'm glad I got my tickets in the pre-sale, because I would have had absolutely no luck today. Could get my hands on GA, but allocated seating -- in gold sections? Not a chance. Hope anyone that purchased this morning was successful!
 

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Me too! I tried this morning just for fun and couldn't get any!

Btw, can anyone tell me where the Gold Section seats are? I bought mine using the best available option. First time buying allocated seating so I have no idea whether best available is indeed the best available. Haha!
 

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Coldplay to announce more tickets?


Coldplay are coming to New Zealand in November

Tickets to Coldplay's tour of New Zealand and Australia went on sale to an overwhelming response.

With just a handful of tickets now remaining in Auckland, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, Coldplay’s international production manager flew into New Zealand and Australia last week to visit every show city.

The venues and their respective seating arrangements were assessed to establish where more tickets could be made available for fans who had missed out.

Coldplay's management team in the UK have since said there will be more tickets to release for sale, the exact numbers are still to be determined.

Ticket-buyers have been warned to not purchase tickets from unauthorised resellers.

They have been urged to be patient, as there will be a number of legitimate tickets released in the coming weeks.

Coldplay will be supported by The Temper Trap and The Pierces.

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Just name a second date for NZ!
 

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Cold Play concert Auckland NZ 10/11/12

Hi
Can anyone shed some light on the reason why tickets went on sale and are now on hold for this concert in Auckland New Zealand.The show is not sold out but the promoters have halted ticket sales?? Any ideas or info be appreciated Cheers Tim:confused:
 

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I didn't even know that they halted ticket sales. :\

There's a thread for the concert here. Maybe the rest will know...
 

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Meanwhile, Coldplay's Auckland show at Mt Smart Stadium on November 10 is nearly sold out, but extra tickets are expected to be released by the end of next week.

Chugg Entertainment said Coldplay's international production manager had promised "that there will be more tickets to release for sale, (although) the exact numbers are still to be determined".

It urged fans across New Zealand and Australia not to buy tickets from scalpers.

"There will be a number of legitimate tickets released in the coming weeks. This ticket release will be announced to the public ahead of time," it said.

Selected tickets for their Auckland show are still available through Ticketmaster.

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Ahhh, I seriously can't wait for this one, only 4.5 weeks to go.... Found some videos from Sunderland and Manchester that I thought I had lost and if this one is anything like those it will be totally mental!! :D Maybe even worth flying for 30 hours to get to....

I even upgraded the size of my iPhone memory so I can record more video and take more photos :)
 

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Now less than two weeks to go until the show, I am packed and ready to fly out, I'm on the road all this week at work and leave next Saturday - just enough time to get over the jet lag!!

Ordered new batteries for my xylobands, hopefully they are the right ones and they arrive before I go away....
 

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Quiz: Win tickets for Coldplay

Quiz at: http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/music/7894690/Quiz-Win-tickets-for-Coldplay

Chris Martin and his men will come to Auckland next week. Time to check your Coldplay knowledge and be in to win an amazing prize pack! Not only is Emi Music shouting a double pass to the sold out show at Auckland's Mt Smart Stadium on November 10, but will also look after flights and accommodation if the winner is from outside of Auckland.

But that's still not all. The winner should bring a big bag along, as they will receive:

- Coldplay's five studio albums - Parachutes, A Rush Of Blood To The Head, X & Y, Viva La Vida + Viva La Vida Prospekt March and Mylo Xyloto
- Coldplay Live 2003 DVD, Coldplay Live 2012 DVD
- Coldplay T-shirt
- Coldplay mug
- Coldplay poster

- and Limited Edition Coldplay comic book First Edition by Matt Groening (The Simpsons, Futurama).

The three runner-ups will receive a copy of Coldplay's latest album Mylo Xyloto.

And all you have to do to go into the draw is to take the Coldplay Quiz and show you're a true fan.

If you score about 75 per cent you'll receive a keyword. Send us an email including this keyword, along with your name, address, post code and phone number, to [email protected]. All entries must be received before 10am on Wednesday, November 7 to go in the draw. Please ensure the email subject line say Coldplay.

Terms and Conditions:

Prize winners will be determined from a random draw of eligible entries received before 10am on Wednesday, November 7. Only one entry per person will be accepted. Prizes cannot be exchanged for cash or other property. The winner will be notified on Wednesday afternoon.

Winners have to provide an address in New Zealand and flights will be organised from their closest airport.

Employees of Fairfax New Zealand's corporate office and www.stuff.co.nz, and their immediate families, are not eligible for the prize. Fairfax New Zealand Limited's Managing Director, Publishing, will make a final determination if any matter is disputed.

Entries belong to Fairfax New Zealand Limited and may be used by the company for marketing and promotions.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/music/7894690/Quiz-Win-tickets-for-Coldplay
 

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I can't enter but I got 14/15. Thought 100% was going to be easy but then that final question was a tricky one!
 

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I can't enter but I got 14/15. Thought 100% was going to be easy but then that final question was a tricky one!
Played for fun last one was tricky indeed 14/15;p
 

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Who else off here is going? I am in Singapore on my way there :)
 
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