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    Coldplay tops list of 2011's highest-selling rock performers in UK (Paradise, ETIAW and Mylo Xyloto all feature)

    myloxylotoalbum2_1.pngColdplay have been named the country's highest-selling rock act of the last 12 months, according to statistics released by The Official Charts Company today.


    Coldplay's chart-topping track Paradise was the most popular guitar anthem of 2011 and was the best-selling rock song last year after it sold more than 410,000 copies, according to the Official Charts Company. Coldplay boasted two songs in the top five rock singles of 2011, with aforementioned Paradise at number one and Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall at number four.


    Coldplay also claimed the best-selling rock album in the UK for 2011 after their fifth studio LP Mylo Xyloto scored sales of more than 908,000, despite only being released in October. Former Oasis star Noel Gallagher was placed at the second place in the album rundown with his debut solo offering Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, ahead of Florence and The Machine's Ceremonials and Foo Fighters' Wasting Light at three and four respectively. The Mumford and Sons' hit album Sigh No More rounded off the first five.

    The Top 10 selling rock singles of 2011 were as follows:


    1. Coldplay - Paradise (410,000)

    2. Goo Goo Dolls - Iris (264,000)

    3. Birdy - Skinny Love (259,000)

    4. Coldplay - Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall (247,000)

    5. Noah & The Whale - L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N. (242,000)

    6. James Morrison - I Won't Let You Go (228,000)

    7. Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks (225,000)

    8. Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars (128,000)

    9. Florence And The Machine - Shake It Out (127,000)

    10. The Calling - Wherever You Will Go (125,000)


    The Top 10 selling rock albums of 2011 were as follows:


    1. Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto (908,000)

    2. Noel Gallagher - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds (492,000)

    3. Florence & The Machine - Ceremonials (384,000)

    4. Foo Fighters - Wasting Light (380,000)

    5. Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More (373,000)

    6. Elbow - Build A Rocket Boys (327,000)

    7. Kasabian - Velociraptor (279,000)

    8. Snow Patrol - Fallen Empires (269,000)

    9. Noah & The Whale - Last Night On Earth (261,000)

    10. Arctic Monkeys - Suck It And See (223,000)


    More photos of Coldplay's last performance at iHeartRadio Music Festival, MGM Grand, Las Vegas (23rd September 2011) as we look ahead to their next iHeartRadio concert on 8th February 2012:


















    Photos courtesy of Ryan Seacrest website


    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:


    FEBRUARY 2012

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


    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]

    4 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl [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 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] [NEW!]

    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] [NEW!]

    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

    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]

    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]


    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)


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    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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