Coldplay are set for one of the biggest paydays of their career after been lured to play in the luxurious surroundings of a plush hotel in the United Arab Emirates.
The band are tipped to bank at least £1.4million for the gig at the Emirates Palace with all 15,000 tickets set to sell out immediately. Coldplay will play against a back drop of a private beach almost a mile long on the final stop of their world tour.
The band are the latest superstars to grace the venue with Bon Jovi, Justin Timberlake, Shakira, Christina Aguilera and Elton John all cashing in, in the past. Promoter Elissa Murtaza said: 'Coldplay's debut performance in the Middle East is set to attract one of the biggest attendances in the UAE.'
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