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    Coldplay add more UK stadium dates as general sale tickets sell out in under 90 minutes

    etihadstadium_1.jpgColdplay have added additional dates in London and Manchester after tickets for the 2012 stadium tour sold out after just 90 minutes this morning. The speed at which tickets for the large-capacity venues sold out has prompted the organisers to add another date at the Emirates Stadium in London on June 4th, as well as an additional show in Manchester on June 10th.


    In Coventry, the Coventry Telegraph reported that Coldplay concert tickets for the show on May 29th went on sale at 9am and all 40,000 for general admission were gone by 10.30am. Eager fans queued at the box office from 5am and were served free bacon rolls and hot drinks by staff as they waited for the ticket sales to open. Liz Cooper, marketing director at the Ricoh Arena, said she was thrilled. "We always expected demand to be high since they are one of the best bands in the world," she said. "Our telephone lines have also been busy with enquiries for hospitality since this remains the only opportunity now available to see Coldplay in the city. To have sold so many tickets within such a short space of time underlines their popularity and I am sure there are a great many fans who can’t wait to see the band perform in Coventry."


    In Manchester, due to phenomenal demand, a further show was announced for Manchester’s Etihad Stadium. Coldplay tickets for the new date on Sunday 10th June 2012 went on sale at 10.30am today when the first date sold out. Coldplay also added a third show at London's Emirates Stadium on 4th June when tickets to the first two sold out in under an hour.

    In Sunderland, fans braved dipping overnight temperatures to get their hands on hot Coldplay tickets, according to the Sunderland Echo this morning. Ardent followers of the band pitched their tents yesterday at the Stadium of Light to be first in the queue for tickets for next summer’s gig. They went on sale at 9am today for the highly-anticipated concert which takes place on June 7. Students Jonny Norman, Nathan Fryatt, Jack Wilson and Josh Downs, from Roker and Fulwell, stayed out overnight to secure their place at the front of the queue. "We’re all big fans of Coldplay," said 17-year Jonny, from Roker, "but I’ve never seen them live before. We are really looking forward to it."


    Seventeen-year-old Nathan, from Fulwell, said the chance to secure tickets had made the trouble worthwhile. "It has been freezing cold and really windy, but it has been worth it," he said. "It didn’t put us off."


    Coldplay have proved popular on Wearside where tickets that were available before the official release have out-sold other venues on the tour. The pre-sale period, which opened at 9am yesterday gave Sunderland fans the chance to book advance tickets through ticketing agency, See Tickets, via a special email code. Gary Hutchinson, head of venue and events at Sunderland AFC, said: "The speed at which the pre-sale allocation was snapped up shows just how passionate people in the region are about having major music acts performing here in the North East. The pre-sale period is a great barometer of how high the demand for general admission tickets will be when they are officially launched."


    The full list of UK stadium tour dates is now as follows...


    MAY 2012


    Tuesday 29 - Coventry Ricoh Stadium [discussion]


    JUNE 2012


    Friday 1 - London (Emirates Stadium) [discussion]

    Saturday 2 - London (Emirates Stadium) [discussion]

    Monday 4 - London (Emirates Stadium) [discussion]

    Thursday 7 - Sunderland (Stadium of Light) [discussion]

    Saturday 9 - Manchester (Etihad Stadium) [discussion]

    Sunday 10 - Manchester (Etihad Stadium) [discussion]



    Ricoh Arena (Coventry)



    Emirates Stadium, London (Arsenal)



    Stadium Of Light (Sunderland)



    City Of Manchester Stadium


    Kit yourself up for the forthcoming MX tour and get spotted with Coldplaying's new range of merchandise! [click on the items for the full shop]


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    The new range of Coldplaying merchanise (unofficial of course to the official shop) has hit our stores, with our biggest range of goods so far. Prices are as low as they can be for a Cafepress shop so more people will be able to afford them. We don't take any profits for the sale of the merchandise as a result. Take a browse in one of the online stores nearest to you: UK | US | Canada | Australia | European (shipping is worldwide, but you can choose what currency to pay in) - simply alter the country dropdown menu at the top of the shop page. [thanks to TracieMorgan and zzz]


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