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    Coldplay round-up: "Band announcement" expected, #42cam, One Direction, Emeli Sande and more...

    7462066176_7165f4f19e_s.jpgColdplay say their children stop fame getting the better of them, writes the writes the Mirror this weekend, who also state that Chris said the band "plan to make an announcement about their future in the next few days - but it is unlikely to be a split." [Discussion in the Coldplay forum now). They continue... Dad-of-two Chris said: "We played Wembley Stadium and I was like, ‘Wow, we are big rock stars’. But at six o’clock in the morning the kids were like, ‘Get me some pancakes. And I was like, ‘Oh, am I a rock star?’ But that’s what hopefully keeps your music real."


    Currently on tour in the US, Chris added: "Just at the point where you would have got really big egos, we all have these little people who we are all responsible for and they keep us focused on what is really important in life." Guitarist Jonny Buckland added: "If you ever feel like you are big-headed as a rock star, you come back and your children and family have a very keen knack for making you feel very small again." [Article Ends]


    Meanwhile, ContactMusic are reporting on the story of Roadie #42 appealing to fans for help after a special camera fell off the stage during a concert in Florida on Thursday (28th June). Chris Martin played to more than 20,000 fans with photographic equipment mounted on his guitar during the concert at the Tampa Bay Times Forum (also known as the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa).

    ContactMusic continued: However, the band's photographer, known as Roadie #42 on the Coldplay website, took to Twitter.com after the show to reveal the camera had been lost, and asked for help locating it. He tweeted, "Hey Tampa folks. If you found my camera after it flew off Chris's guitar, can you shout up? Thx (thanks)!" Within a few hours, a pair of honest concert-goers handed in the gadget, and a spokesperson for Coldplay tweeted, "Just to confirm: #42 cam has been found! Thanks so much to Julia and Brianna!" [Article ends]


    Also at Tampa, The Sun report on Chris Martin's tribute to One Direction at the show on Thursday. The Sun continued: The Coldplay frontman likes to sing parts of other artists’ songs during live shows – though usually because someone has died. He covered Beastie Boys’ Fight For Your Right last month after Adam Yauch’s death and also sang Amy Winehouse’s Rehab when she passed away.


    This time Chris dropped in a line from the chorus of One Direction’s What Makes You Beautiful when they performed Yellow in Florida. The singer knew Harry Styles was in the crowd watching when he yelled “That’s what makes you beautiful” just before the track kicked in. Harry was raving about the gig on Twitter, writing: "Icon. Coldplay were in another class tonight!" [Article ends]


    Next news - Coldplay have taught Emeli Sande to be disciplined on stage and the 'Heaven' hitmaker says supporting the band on tour has shaped her own performances, that is according to STV in Scotland this week. Emeli Sande - who supported Coldplay on their 'Mylo Xyloto' European tour in 2011 - has revealed watching the British band in action has shaped her own performances as well as teaching her to be considerate behind the scenes. Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz at the O2 Silver Clef Awards in London on 29th June - where she picked up the American Express Innovation award - Emeli said: ''When you watch them onstage it's so energetic, but there's still an intimacy to it. So I guess I've learned that from them, and there's such discipline going on with them behind the scenes. ''Everything is very considered and everybody is very welcome and those are things I'll take with me for the rest of my career.''


    Coldplay were so impressed with the 24-year-old singer-songwriter that they invited her back to join them on their US tour in July and August. BRIT Critics' Choice Award winner Emeli added: ''I've had a few conversations with Chris [Martin] and I see them when they're coming on and I'm going off, but the main thing I've learned from them is seeing them onstage and how it all operates.''


    Emeli has also admitted that there was a lot of pressure on her to perform with the seven-time Grammy Award winning group, and the nerves took over at first. ''The first show we did was in Glasgow, so that was a home crowd. It's difficult because you think, 'This is a crowd which came for Coldplay, how will they react to my music?' 'But after the first gig, it was just fantastic! Then we had a great time around Europe and we were invited back to perform with them in America.'' [Article ends]


    And finally - Maroon 5's Adam Levine wants to see Chris Martin on The Voice UK, according to Capital FM today (Saturday). They report saying: "The 'Payphone' star admits he would love to see the 'Paradise' singer on the music reality series. Maroon 5 front man has confessed that he would love to see Coldplay's Chris Martin on The Voice UK. The 'Moves Like Jagger' man told The Sun newspaper that he is a big fan of Sir Tom Jones and thinks Chris would be good for the next series of the show. "As for the UK Voice, well, I love Tom Jones," he admitted. "I think it was a really good choice. I'd like to see someone like Chris Martin on there next, although I don't know if he would do it." [Article ends]


    New photos of Coldplay performing at the American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX (22nd June 2012):












    Photos courtesy of Tampa Bay Online (click for more!)


    Thumb by 88mileswest @ Flickr


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    Don't forget to check out your tour discussion thread if you are getting Coldplay tickets or just getting excited for the European & North American 2012 shows and other forthcoming appearances:


    FEBRUARY 2012

    8 Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia (iHeartRadio) [discussion]

    9 Los Angeles, CA @ Jimmy Kimmel Live [discussion]

    10 Los Angeles, CA @ GRAMMY Week MusiCares Person of the Year tribute [discussion]

    12 Los Angeles, CA @ 54th Grammy Awards, Staples Center [discussion]

    16 Sydney, Australia @ 2DayFM, Mobile Live Set (intimate show) [discussion] [CANCELLED]

    17 Sydney, Australia @ Sunrise (intimate show) [discussion] [CANCELLED]

    21 London @ Brit Awards 2012, O2 Arena [discussion]


    MARCH 2012

    2 New York, NY @ Good Morning America [discussion]

    4 New York, NY @ The Secret Policeman's Ball, Radio City Music Hall (Amnesty International) [discussion]


    APRIL 2012

    17 Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place [discussion]

    18 Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome [discussion]

    20 Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena [discussion]

    21 Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena [discussion]

    24 Portland, OR @ Rose Garden Arena [discussion]

    25 Seattle, WA @ KeyArena [discussion]

    27 San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion At San Jose [discussion]

    28 San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion At San Jose [discussion]


    MAY 2012

    1 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl [discussion]

    2 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl [discussion]

    3 Los Angeles, CA @ American Idol show [discussion] [NEW!]

    4 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl [discussion]

    5 Los Angeles, CA @ KROQ's Weenie Roast y Fiesta [discussion] [NEW!]

    18 Porto, Portugal @ Dragao Stadium [discussion]

    20 Madrid, Spain @ Estadio Vicente Calderón [discussion]

    22 Nice, France @ Stade Charles Herman / Nikaia [discussion]

    24 Turin, Italy @ Olympic Stadium [discussion]

    26 Zurich, Switzerland @ Letzigrund [discussion]

    29 Coventry, UK @ Ricoh Stadium [discussion]


    JUNE 2012

    1 London, UK @ the Emirates Stadium [discussion]

    2 London, UK @ the Emirates Stadium [discussion]

    4 London, UK @ the Emirates Stadium [discussion]

    7 Sunderland, UK @ the Stadium of Light [discussion]

    9 London, UK @ Wembley Stadium (Capital FM's Summertime Ball 2012) [discussion] [NEW!]

    9 Manchester, UK @ the Etihad Stadium [discussion]

    10 Manchester, UK @ the Etihad Stadium [discussion]

    22 Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center [discussion]

    23 Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center [discussion]

    25 Houston, TX @ Toyota Center [discussion]

    26 Houston, TX @ Toyota Center [discussion]

    28 Tampa, FL @ St. Pete Times Forum [discussion]

    29 Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena [discussion]


    JULY 2012

    2 Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena [discussion]

    3 Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena [discussion]

    5 Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center [discussion]

    6 Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center [discussion]

    8 Washington, DC @ Verizon Center [discussion]

    9 Washington, DC @ Verizon Center [discussion]

    23 Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre [discussion]

    24 Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre [discussion]

    26 Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre [discussion]

    27 Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre [discussion]

    29 Boston, MA @ TD Garden [discussion]

    30 Boston, MA @ TD Garden [discussion]


    AUGUST 2012

    1 Auburn Hills, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills [discussion]

    3 East Rutherford, NJ @ Izod Center [discussion]

    4 East Rutherford, NJ @ Izod Center [discussion]

    7 Chicago, IL @ United Center [discussion]

    8 Chicago, IL @ United Center [discussion]

    11 St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center [discussion]

    28 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Parken Stadium [discussion]

    30 Stockholm, Sweden @ Olympic Stadium [discussion]


    SEPTEMBER 2012

    2 Paris, France @ Stade de France [discussion]

    4 Cologne, Germany @ Rheinenergie Stadium [discussion]

    6 The Hague, Netherlands @ Malieveld [discussion]

    9 London, UK @ Paralympics Closing Ceremony [discussion]

    12 Munich, Germany @ Olympiastadion [discussion]

    14 Leipzig, Germany @ Red Bull Stadium [discussion]

    16 Prague, Czech Republic @ Slavia Eden Stadium [discussion]

    19 Warsaw, Poland @ National Stadium [discussion]

    22 Hannover, Germany @ AWD Arena [discussion]


    NOVEMBER 2012

    10 Auckland, New Zealand @ Mt Smart Stadium [discussion]

    13 Melbourne, Australia @ Etihad Stadium [discussion]

    17 Sydney, Australia @ Allianz Stadium [discussion]

    18 Sydney, Australia @ Allianz Stadium [discussion] [NEW!]

    21 Brisbane, Australia @ Suncorp Stadium [discussion]


    Read also: European Stadium Tour announced! (general discussion thread for the Europe tour)

    Read also: North America Tour announced! (general discussion thread for the US/Canada tour)

    Read also: 2012: Live Appearances - Easy Thread Finder (last updated - 12th January 2012)

    Read also: 2012 tour date rumours (please post dates for ALL countries in here)


    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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