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


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13:26 UPDATE: The Liverpool tickets have now all been sold, while the remaining Newcastle tickets are now on sale from the show venue, the Journal Tyne Theatre on Westgate Road (and no longer at the Metro Radio Arena). We'll let you know when those have sold out.

 

http://coldplay.com/newsdetail.php?id=685

 

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For those attending this concert, please join the social group!

 

http://www.coldplaying.com/forum/group.php?groupid=277

 

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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.

 

<img src=http://www.coldplaying.com/forum/gallery/data/1173/medium/anicenewpictureofcoldplay.jpg HSPACE="5" VSPACE="5">

<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 http://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>

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I live in Newcastle. I really hope I can get a ticket.

 

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.

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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.

 

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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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.

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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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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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.

 

You should definitely try and go, i've seen them twice and they were brilliant both times.

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It seems I'm gonna go by myself as well:\

 

Why don't you go together ? You can meet at the theater then you won't be on your own. It's a suggestion.:) You could also ask other people on here that have a ticket to have an apppointment over there. It will be nicer for you, guys. I've already done it for another band. I really had a great time. :)

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