Coldplay might be giving Adelaide the cold shoulder on its 2009 tour, but plenty of 'AdelaideNow' readers are warming to our petition to change the band's mind, report news.com.au.
Since last Sunday more than 1000 people have signed the online petition to bring the English supergroup to Adelaide. The response comes after last week's announcement that the band would not include South Australia in its 2009 tour.
Instead, Coldplay will only play dates in Perth, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne when they visit in February and March. A schedule clash with High School Musical Live, on at the Entertainment Centre from February 28 to March 8, means the band could only play in Adelaide after its final Australian concert in Sydney on March 12. But a spokeswoman for touring company Chugg Entertainment said there were no plans to add Adelaide to Coldplay's schedule, despite the band playing the Entertainment Centre on its 2006 tour.
Readers on the AdelaideNow messageboards were irate when the Sunday Mail broke the news last week. "I go to plenty of concerts each year, but I can't be the only one buying tickets. I can't go interstate to see them. It is a shame but, hopefully, signing the petition will work," wrote Carl of Prospect. "This honestly breaks my heart! My fav band and have been for 10 years. I'll be in Melbourne without a doubt," wrote Nick of Henley.
But not everyone was convinced a petition was worth the effort. "Is there a petition I can sign to keep them OUT of Adelaide?" wrote Bianca of Adelaide. Facebook users have also come out in support of the petition, with a "Bring Coldplay to Adelaide" group attracting more than 800 members.
You can see (and sign) the petition here