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    12 Months Of Coldplay 2009: DECEMBER (one special concert)

    december.jpgIn December, Coldplay was featured in the Q Magazine's Artist of The Decade. The band's article was written by Glastonbury's Michael Eavis, and Coldplay were nominated for two Grammy Awards 2010 (for Life In Technicolor ii). The Categories are Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals and Best Short Form Music Video.


    Wembley concerts weren't the last Coldplay shows of the decade, the band announced an intimate show in Exeter (Chris's hometown), with all proceeds going to Mencap's amazing work with people with a learning disability in the UK. Just 500 tickets were available. This was a very special gig and the band was very excited, especially Chris: "I don't think there could be a better way to end the decade... La Roux, Lily Allen, Jo Whiley - what more can you ask for? We're proud to support Mencap and, for me, it's exciting to play my hometown. We haven't played there since 2000. It's going to be really, really special."

    The setlist in Exeter was very special and included Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas and Happy Christmas (War Is Over), John Lennon's cover. Some fans were lucky enough to meet the band. Too bad Guy doesn't like Shiver: "Karen asked him to play Shiver to which he replied no, even though she had stood outside so long to buy tickets He said it'd never sound as good as it did and to ask Guy as he is the one who always vetoes it."


    The Sun posted some news about next Coldplay's album. The band aim to release the album in 2010, a lot earlier than anyone expected - not least their label EMI. They have only one more album to deliver before they can move elsewhere, which will cause a huge stir in the industry. Chris plans to test the songs early in 2010 on their closest pals by inviting them to the church to hear them live. The band will then record "as live" in the church, then aim to do a tour of smaller venues for fans to hear the new stuff. The late James Brown was known in music circles as the hardest working man in show business, but these boys are doing everything they can to take the title from the Godfather Of Soul. So far, we don't have any official info, but we all hope to hear new stuff soon!


    Coldplay surprised us all announcing the End of Decade Clearout Sale. The sale included guitars, clothes and lots of more Coldplay important memorabilia. You can see the full catalogue here. The sale raised a lot of money and Coldplaying members spent £70,000, that's about 25% of the total amount raised in the auction!


    Read the full December 2009 Coldplay review article in the Coldplay forum here [thanks Lore, SueDeNimes and analoeskah]



    Coldplay in Exeter


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