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    Coldplay round-up: Double GRAMMY nomination for Mylo Xyloto & Charlie Brown; 2DayFM prank leads to nurse suicide

    grammy2013.jpgColdplay have landed two GRAMMY nominations, with Mylo Xyloto competing for best rock album and the song Charlie Brown battling for best rock performance, it has been announced today from various media sources, including Coldplay's official site. This takes Coldplay's total career GRAMMY nominations to 26. Mylo Xyloto co-producer Markus Dravs is also up for Producer of the Year. The 55th annual Grammy Awards are to be staged in Los Angeles on February 10. Read the full discussion leading up to next year's awards at the Coldplay forum now [thanks oldmuckers & Tash]


    A number of other UK acts have been named in the 81 categories. Mumford & Sons are in the running for six Grammy awards including the best Americana album. Adele, who dominated this year's event in February with six wins, is only up for one award this time – best pop solo performance for a live version of Set Fire To The Rain.


    Ed Sheeran is nominated for song of the year for The A Team, while Florence and The Machine could take two prizes for best pop group performance with Shake It Out and best pop vocal album with Ceremonials. Sir Paul McCartney is shortlisted for two prizes - best traditional pop vocal album for Kisses On The Bottom and best historical album for the reissue of Ram. Muse are up for best rock song with Madness and best rock album for The 2nd Law.


    The Chemical Brothers are shortlisted for best dance/electronica album with Don't Think and Iron Maiden are in the running for the best hard rock/metal prize with the track Blood Brothers.


    *Meanwhile, 2Day FM, the Australian radio station that hosted Coldplay's intimate concert and exclusive interview in Sydney only two weeks ago in their studios were successful in making a prank call (listen) posing as members of the royal family to the King Edward VII hospital in London where the Duchess of Cambridge was staying after being admitted with acute morning sickness on Monday.


    Presenters from 2Day FM posed as the Queen, Prince Charles and the corgis barking in the background, convinced staff they were the royals, were connected to the duchess's private nurse in the early hours of Tuesday morning and given an update on her condition. The central London hospital said confidentiality was taken seriously and telephone protocols are under review. 2Day FM said it was surprised to be put through but "sincerely apologises".


    In a statement, 2Day FM said it "sincerely apologises for any inconvenience caused by the inquiry. The radio segment was done with the best intentions, we're glad to hear Kate is doing well and we wish her all the best."


    The presenters behind the call, Mel Grieg and Michael Christian, said: "We were very surprised that our call was put through, we thought we'd be hung up on as soon as they heard our terrible accents. We're very sorry if we've caused any issues and we're glad to hear that Kate is doing well."


    UPDATE 7th December 2012: The nurse at a London hospital who took this hoax call about the Duchess of Cambridge has been found dead. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said in a statement they were "deeply saddened" by the death of the nurse, named as Jacintha Saldanha. King Edward VII hospital paid tribute to "a first class nurse" who was the "victim of a hoax call."


    Details of the pregnant duchess's medical condition were unwittingly revealed to two Australian DJs. The DJs, from Sydney radio station 2Day FM - which says it is preparing a statement - posed as the Queen and Prince Charles. Mrs Saldanha, a duty nurse, answered the telephone because it was 05:30 GMT in the morning and there was no receptionist on duty. The BBC understands Mrs Saldanha had not been suspended or disciplined by the hospital.


    The St James's Palace statement said the duke and duchess "were looked after so wonderfully well at all times by everybody at King Edward VII Hospital, and their thoughts and prayers are with Jacintha Saldanha's family, friends and colleagues at this very sad time". A palace spokesman later added that "at no point did the palace complain to the hospital about the incident. On the contrary, we offered our full and heartfelt support to the nurses involved and hospital staff at all times."


    The hospital said in a statement: "We can confirm that Jacintha was recently the victim of a hoax call to the hospital. The hospital had been supporting her throughout this difficult time." It added: "Jacintha has worked at the King Edward VII's Hospital for more than four years. She was an excellent nurse and well-respected and popular with all of her colleagues."


    Scotland Yard said officers were called at 09:35 GMT on Friday after reports of a woman found unconscious at an address in central London. They said the death is not being treated as suspicious.


    [*This story is not related in any way to Coldplay and is for information only, given the recent activity in the 2DayFM studios during their Australasian tour]


    New Live 2012 screenshots (via EpixHD):























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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]


    4 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl [discussion]


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


    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]


    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]


    10 St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy 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]


    7 Los Angeles, US @ Shrine Auditorium (Stand Up To Cancer) [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]


    12 Sydney, Australia @ MAX TV intimate show [discussion] [NEW!]


    13 Melbourne, Australia @ Etihad Stadium [discussion]


    17 Sydney, Australia @ Allianz Stadium [discussion]


    18 Sydney, Australia @ Allianz Stadium [discussion]


    21 Brisbane, Australia @ Suncorp Stadium [discussion]


    DECEMBER 2012:


    29 Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena [discussion] [NEW!]


    30 New York, NY @ Barclays Center [discussion] [NEW!]


    31 New York, NY @ Barclays Center (with Jay-Z) [discussion] [NEW!]


    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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