Coldplay have announced five stadium shows in the UK for May/June 2012 - will a promise of more dates in North America and Europe to follow. They will play all the venues for the very first time - Coventry's Ricoh Arena (home of Coventry City FC), Stadium of Light (home to Sunderland AFC), Emirates Stadium in London (home to Arsenal FC) and Etihad Stadium (home to Manchester City FC). The dates are below. More discussion on these shows is at the Coldplay Live forum now [thanks Texasluvsjonny]
Tickets for all three shows go on sale at 9am on Friday 18th November. They will be available online from www.gigsandtours.com (0844 854 1360), www.ticketmaster.co.uk (0844 847 2312), www.ticketline.co.uk (0844 888 9991) and www.ticketfasctory.com (0844 581 9900). The dates are as follows...
Tuesday 29 - Coventry Ricoh Stadium [discussion]
Friday 1 - London (Emirates Stadium) [discussion]
Saturday 2 - London (Emirates Stadium) [discussion]
Thursday 7 - Sunderland (Stadium of Light) [discussion]
Saturday 9 - Manchester (Etihad Stadium) [discussion]
Sunderland AFC's chief executive Margaret Byrne has already put out a press release, saying: "To have established the Stadium of Light as one of the top music venues in the country in just three years is a fantastic achievement and testament to the hard work and dedication of our concerts team. To welcome a band of the profile of Coldplay, alongside our Red Hot Chili Peppers show, highlights how our reputation and ability to deliver is now widely recognised across the music industry."
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]
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]