Coldplay fans have been warned to watch out for ticket scams when general tickets for their anticipated European winter tour go on sale this morning (September 23rd). The band will first play three dates in the UK in December as part of a wider-reaching European jaunt. The other dates will take place at venues in France, Germany, Holland and Belgium. Concerns have now been raised by industry insiders after a number fake ticket sites have appeared online. If you're not sure about a website or want to discuss buying/selling/trading face value tickets join us at the Coldplay Live forum now [currently requires login/registration]
Ed Parkinson, director of viagogo, told Digital Spy: "When a huge band like Coldplay announces a tour, we immediately see a number of suspicious websites popping up attempting to convince unsuspecting music fans that they can offer tickets to sold out events. Over 500,000 consumers were duped by scam sites in the last year so consumers must approach with caution. Check to see whether the website has been endorsed by events or brands that you recognise."
The UK leg kicks off at Glasgow's SECC on December 3, before arriving at Manchester's MEN Arena on December 4 and London's O2 Arena on December 9. The tour will be the band's first following the release of their new album 'Mylo Xyloto', which is out next month, and follows shortly after a huge festival tour programme and a trip to South Africa. General tickets go on sale for all shows on Friday (September 23) at 9am.
In 2009, Coldplay played just three stadium dates and sold out Wembley in just two minutes and in 2005, Coldplay's five date tour sold out in twenty minutes. Coldplay was the number one band search term post festival season this year ' moving up 20 places prior to the start of festival season in June, and after being voted top festival headliner by BBC6 Music this week, viagogo predicts that fans will see overwhelming competition for tickets, with just over 50,000 tickets going on sale. The tickets that are on sale on Friday September 23rd at 9.30am, are priced from £47.50 + fees (onsale 9am Friday for European dates). The general sale will begin on Friday morning for all shows. Read on for the full tour itinery now...
Coldplay UK & European tour dates for December 2011 are as follows:
3 December - Glasgow, SECC [discussion]
4 December - Manchester, MEN Arena [discussion]
9 December - London, O2 Arena [discussion]
14 December - Paris, Bercy [discussion]
15 December - Cologne, Lanxess Arena [discussion]
17 December - Rotterdam, Ahoy [discussion]
18 December - Antwerp, Sportpaleis [discussion]
20 December - Frankfurt, Festhalle [discussion]
21 December - Berlin, O2 World Arena [discussion]
New photos of Coldplay @ Much Music, Toronto (21st September, 2011):
Photos courtesy of INFDaily website