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[20-Dec-2010] Crisis: Coldplay in Newcastle (JOURNAL TYNE THEATRE, WESTGATE RD)

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  1. busybeeburns

    By:busybeeburnsNov 9, 2010
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    For those attending this concert, please join the social group!

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    Discussion thread for the above show.

    <img src=http://www.coldplaying.com/images/coldplaynme.jpg ALIGN="Left" HSPACE="5" VSPACE="5" >Coldplay are set to play two secret shows this Christmas to raise money for charity, the official Coldplay site has <a href=http://coldplay.com/newsdetail.php?id=661 target="_blank">just announced</a> today. Exiled in the studio, Coldplay have decided to break cover in order to play two special British shows. The band have teamed up with homeless charity Crisis and will perform in two top secret venues. The <a href=http://www.crisis.org.uk/pages/crisis-hidden-gigs.html target="_blank">hidden gigs</a> will take place in <b>Liverpool on December 19th</b> <a href=http://www.coldplaying.com/forum/showthread.php?t=73624 target="_blank">[discussion]</a>, before continuing in <b>Newcastle on December 20th</b> <a href=http://www.coldplaying.com/forum/showthread.php?t=73625 target="_blank">[discussion]</a>. Early discussion on these shows is at the <a href=http://www.coldplaying.com/forum/showthread.php?t=73623 target="_blank">Coldplay forum</a> now [thanks Craigie-J]

    The shows will hold a mere 1000 people, an intimate show by Coldplay's standards. Taking place in co-operation with the charity, general tickets will cost £50 and are set to <b>go on sale from 2pm this Friday (November 12th)</b>. In addition to the general sale, Coldplay are set to hold an auction of 200 tickets plus 30 meet & greet tickets for each gig. The prize includesearly entry, a champagne reception, the best seats in the house, meeting Coldplay, a photo opportunity and access to a VIP bar.

    A star studded affair, the Newcastle show will be compered by Ant & Dec. Coldplay will be supported on both dates by the <a href=http://www.choirwithnoname.org/ target="_blank">Choir With No Name</a>, a vocal choir made up of homeless people and others helped by Crisis.

    This is far from the first time Coldplay have hooked up with a charity. The band played a one off show for War Child back in January, which culminated in Coldplay and The Killers taking to the stage with Bono and Gary Barlow.

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    <i>A nice new picture of Coldplay (source: coldplay.com)</i>

    <b>Here is Coldplay.com's statement in full:</b>

    <i>Good morning. We're pleased to report that Coldplay will play two intimate Christmas gigs to draw attention to the problem of hidden homelessness and to raise vital funds for <a href=http://www.crisis.org.uk/ target="_blank">Crisis</a>, the UK charity for single homeless people. The <a href=http://www.crisis.org.uk/pages/crisis-hidden-gigs.html target="_blank">hidden gigs</a> will take place in Liverpool on 19th December and Newcastle on 20th December.

    The venues will remain hidden until 24 hours before Coldplay step on stage. This gives gig-goers a small taste of the uncertainty faced by the thousands of homeless people who do not know where they will spend the night. Both venues have been hand-picked by the band for their intimate nature, and each has a capacity of around 1,000 people. General tickets go on sale at 2pm this Friday (12th November) from <a href=http://www.seetickets.com/hidden target="_blank">http://www.seetickets.com/hidden</a> costing £50. There will be an allocation of general sale tickets available for Coldplay.com users to buy, using the code CP4CRISIS at the point of purchase. This allocation is available to all of Coldplay's online fans, wherever in the world they live (we obviously expect these tickets to sell pretty quickly). The rest of the general sale tickets will be sold to people living in and around Liverpool and Newcastle. Only those with a credit/debit card registered to billing addresses with the following postcodes will be able to buy these tickets:

    Liverpool: L1 – L40, CH25 – CH32, CH41 – CH49, CH60 – CH63
    Newcastle: NE1 – NE49, NE61 – NE71, SR1 – SR9, DH1 – DH9

    Click <a href=http://www.crisis.org.uk/data/files/eligible_postcodes.pdf target="_blank">here</a> for a full breakdown of the eligible postcodes.

    As well as the general sale tickets, there will be an auction of 200 general admission tickets available to anyone around the world. Plus, 30 meet & greet tickets will be auctioned for each gig, which will include early entry, champagne reception, best seats in the house, meet & greet with Coldplay, photo opportunity & access to VIP bar. The auctions will run for one week from 12 November at 2pm, again via www.seetickets.com/hidden.

    All proceeds from all tickets will go to support Crisis’ vital work for single homeless people. For more information on that, please head to <a href=http://www.crisis.org.uk/ target="_blank">their website</a>.

    Good friends of the band Ant & Dec will be travelling home to Newcastle for Christmas and have offered their compèring services for the Newcastle night. Supporting Coldplay on both dates will be the <a href=http://www.choirwithnoname.org/ target="_blank">Choir With No Name</a>, an acclaimed vocal choir made up of homeless people and others on the fringes of society, including clients of Crisis. Anchorman</i>
     
  2. xxKels

    By:xxKelsNov 9, 2010
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    :bigcry:wish i could go- this will be awesome :sad:

    you kids that chat elsewhere remember Nathan lives in Newcastle !:thinking::sneaky::whistle::idea2:
     
  3. jules100

    By:jules100Nov 9, 2010
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    I live in Newcastle. I really hope I can get a ticket.
     
  4. renegademaster

    By:renegademasterNov 10, 2010
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    Can someone please tell me how many tickets you will be able to buy?
    Will you be able to buy only one per Newcastle registered debit/credit card?
    Or will you be able to buy more?
     
  5. AnnaElisabeth

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    We don't know :shrug:
     
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    By:Hilly_2004Nov 11, 2010
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    You and me both mate. I live in County Durham... just outside the eligible postcode area, so I'm having to get them through a mate.

    I really, really, really hope I get tickets. Coldplay? Christmas? I've been dreaming of this since I last saw them in Newcastle.

    I cannot exagerate enough how much I want to get tickets.
     
  7. Petit Prince

    By:Petit PrinceNov 11, 2010
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    I'm gonna apply as well. I don't live anywhere near Newcastle (I actually live in Liverpool- I'm lucky, I know) but my boyfriend lives in Sunderland, that will do.

    I really hope I can get tickets for one of the shows, don't mind which one really.
     
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    By:Hilly_2004Nov 11, 2010
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    Best of luck to you! I think you're going to have an easier job than me what with you going with your boyfriend.

    I just hope both of us are lucky, because I can't see Coldplay coming back to Newcastle anytime soon.
     
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    By:Petit PrinceNov 12, 2010
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    Thanks! Good luck to you too. :)
     
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    By:xxKelsNov 12, 2010
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    what is the actual link to buy the tickets for newcastle ??
     
  11. busybeeburns

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    By:foxysmileNov 12, 2010
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    I got a ticket for Newcastle and it's all seated right? So my seat is fixed on somewhere automatically or do I have to go there early and wait in line to get a good seat? Anyone knows, please help me.
     
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    By:FixYougirlNov 12, 2010
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    I couldn't get a ticket for Newcastle. The page was always busy and when i could open it, tickets were sold out in 20 mn' time. Only after 12 mn, standing tickets were already sold out, believe me or not.:inquisitive: I might have been online 10 mn before tickets are on sale.
     
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    By:axeNov 12, 2010
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    got it!!!!
     
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    By:racrowNov 12, 2010
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    i got a seat for this gig, but could only get one, so i'm going by myself!
     
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    By:FixYougirlNov 12, 2010
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    You're lucky! :embarrassed:
     
  17. Juanma

    By:JuanmaNov 12, 2010
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    why this thread has so few comments,and the liverpool one has lots :lol:?
     
  18. racrow

    By:racrowNov 12, 2010
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    I know :D i just feel sorry for my brother and everyone else who couldnt get one!
     
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    By:FixYougirlNov 12, 2010
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    I do hope to see them in Paris when their new album is released. I'd like to see them in London if they give a concert next year.
     
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    By:racrowNov 12, 2010
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    You should definitely try and go, i've seen them twice and they were brilliant both times.