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    Coldplay news round-up: Los Angeles presale tickets, Vegas streaming details, Christy Moore, Primal Scream

    grammyfoundation_1.jpgTickets for Coldplay's Los Angeles gig for the Grammy Foundation will be available via Ticketmaster with an artist fan club pre-sale beginning today at 10am (local time). Promoter Goldenvoice will hold its own pre-sale starting Thursday at 10 a.m. and accessible via the password MAJORMINUS. The general public onsale begins Friday at 10am with prices ranging from $45 to $150. All times PDT. There will also be a limited number of tickets offered through Samsung and AT&T. For more info, click here for the Samsung AT&T Summer Krush Concert Series website and here for Goldenvoice’s Web HQ. [thanks Jason-DeBord]


    For those unable to make it to the other recently announced iHeartRadio music festival in Las Vegas, the show - which is being held to publicize the launch of Clear Channel's new free digital radio service, iHeartRadio - performances from the festival will be streamed live online through mobile devices and select radio-station sites, that is according to Edmonton Journal today.

    Irish website RTE online has some excellent pictures of Coldplay performing with Christy Moore at the Oxegen festival on Sunday night for a rendition of his 1984 hit Ride On. Coldplay surprised the crowd when they welcomed the Irish legend onstage to join them at Punchestown. Earlier in the day, Moore wrote on his website: "Coldplay have invited me to sing a song with them in my native place. These are the fields I roamed as a boy. Just had a rehearsal with Will, Chris, Jonny and Guy. We had such a nice time that we rehearsed the song twice! I welcome Coldplay to the Short Grass County. May their spirit and generosity stay with us as they continue on their way."


    Meanwhile, a day earlier, the T In The Park festival turned into a clash of sounds between Coldplay and Primal Scream, writes the IBTimes. It seems festival authorities at the T In The park music festival had to repeatedly ask Primal Scream sound engineer to turn down the volume as their sound was drowning the main act being performed by Coldplay on another stage. Spokeswoman for the the annual music festival held at Kinross, Scotland told Scotland's Daily Record, "We have people in place to monitor sound levels and Primal Scream's sound engineer was told more than once to turn down the levels onstage. Eventually he was made to turn it down."


    Primal Scream were performing in the King Tut’s Wah Wah tent. The Band attracted nearly 12,000 fans who were packed into the tent to listen to them perform their legendary album Screamadelica. Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie said it was hardly an issue. According to him, it must have been the sound of the 12,000 screaming fans singing the lyrics that must have drowned out Coldplay. He said to the Daily, "We just came to do our thing. We are not in competition with any ofthe bands. We're happy to play anywhere they want us..."


    A member of Primal Scream's management said: "We didn't think it was that loud. Anyway, what are we supposed to do now, go back and do the gig only quieter this time? Coldplay clearly had a difficult time following Beyonce. That would be hard for any act. But Bobby isn't bothered. When we told him about the complaint, he said, 'Job done'. This is all a bit like complaining that kids are playing football in the street and somebody going to speak to the parents about it."


    Coldplay’s publicists and DF concerts denied that Coldplay’s Chris Martin was upset. The representative claimed that he was unaware of any complaints about noise level.


    New photos of Coldplay with Christy Moore - Oxegen festival, Ireland (10th July, 2011):








    Photo by RTE (Ireland)


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