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    News round-up: Museum Gala performance (unconfirmed), TODAY Show, two official Messenger competitions running

    6155616965_d518aa41b6_s.jpgNEW YORK, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Coldplay is booked to perform at the American Museum of Natural History's 2011 gala in New York, organisers are reported to have said on Monday. The event is scheduled for November 10th. This event is as yet unconfirmed with the official site, keep an eye out for more information. You can read more about it in the meantime at the Coldplay forum now [thanks the_escapist]


    Here is the press statement: "A much-anticipated highlight of the fall season, the museum gala is the American Museum of Natural History's largest annual benefit," the museum said in a news release. "More than 600 guests are expected to attend this year's dazzling ball. Following cocktails in the Roosevelt Rotunda, guests will enjoy a gourmet dinner and a performance by Coldplay in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life."


    This is not the only event in New York - a few days previously it was announced that Coldplay will be performing a special live concert for NBC's TODAY show in New York's Rockefeller Plaza on Friday 21 October,. The performance starts at 7am EST. If you'd like to go along and watch, viewing is on a first-come, first-served basis outside TODAY's window-on-the-world studio, located at 49th Street and Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. We're told that, for the best viewing spots, you should arrive by 6am. More on this year's TODAY show is at the Coldplay Live forum now. Last year, Coldplaying received 50 VIP tickets to share amongst its members - there has been no word on that yet this time round but if we do get lucky again - we will let you know immediately via the main site, messageboard, Facebook and of course Twitter!

    Coldplay's Messenger email service currently has two competitions for you - firstly if you'd like to win one of the AAA passes given to Coldplay at Friday night's Austin City Limits show, signed by the whole band, then just email your name and address to [email protected] before Monday 3 October. (One entry per person, please.)


    Additionally, they have one of the limited edition pop-up versions of the new album Mylo Xyloto to give away, signed by the whole band. If you'd like to win it, then, again, just email your name and address to [email protected] before Monday 26th September. (One entry per person, please.). They haven't said, but its probably wise to add the competition name in the subject header just incase they think you're entering the same one twice...


    More photos of Coldplay at Austin City Limits festival (16th September 2011):
















    Pictures: ACL Festival @ Flickr



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