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    Reports: Coldplay Launching Samsung AT&T Summer Krush Concert Series, Los Angeles (3rd August)

    summerkrush1.JPGUPDATE: Coldplay have now confirmed this appearance! Anchorman: We're pleased to report that Coldplay are playing a special one-off show at LA's UCLA Tennis Center venue on Wednesday, August 3. The net proceeds from the show, which is part of the Samsung AT&T Summer Krush concert series, will benefit the GRAMMY Foundation's GRAMMY in the Schools music education initiative for high school students. Selected highlights from the concert will then air at midnight that night on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! show. Tickets for the fundraiser are priced from $45 to $150. We have a special presale for Coldplay fans, via ticketmaster.com, which begins at 10am PST tomorrow (Wed July 13th) - using the password TEARDROP. The general sale then begins at 10am PST on Friday, July 15th, again from ticketmaster.com.


    Coldplay are launching Samsung AT&T Summer Krush Concert Series in Los Angeles on 3rd August according to reports from Billboard today. You can catch up with all the latest on this breaking story at the Coldplay Live forum now. Read on for the report.


    Summer Krush is a free concert series designed to showcase the capabilities of the newly released Samsung Infuse 4G, available exclusively through AT&T. Coldplay will launch the nine-city series with a concert on August 3rd at the Los Angeles Tennis Center on the campus of UCLA. Select songs from Coldplay's performance will air that same evening on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

    Beginning next week, a limited number of free tickets to the Coldplay show will be available through registration at samsungsummerkrush2011.com, a Summer Krush spokesperson tells www.Billboard.biz. Tickets will also be available to purchase, priced from $45 to $150, on July 15 through ticketmaster.com and Ticketmaster outlets. Net proceeds from the Los Angeles concert will benefit the Grammy Foundation's Grammy in the Schools music education program (grammyintheschools.com).


    Through mid-September, Summer Krush will visit mostly 2,500-capacity venues in Dallas, Nashville, New York, Seattle, Atlanta, San Francisco, Chicago and Orlando. The artists for those markets will be announced in the coming weeks, a spokesperson says. Along with hour-long live music performances, each event will feature interactive activities and the chance to win prizes, including the Samsung Infuse 4G and a Summer Krush-branded guitar. A limited number of free tickets for the concerts will be available through radio promotions and online registration at samsungsummerkrush2011.com.


    Since Launching in 2007, Summer Krush has featured performances in select U.S. cities from such artists as Mariah Carey, Jay-Z, Kelly Clarkson, Good Charlotte, Gavin Rossdale, Nas, Ludacris, Big & Rich, the All-American Rejects, Ne-Yo, Jimmy Eat World and Paramore.


    Samsung regional marketing manager Stacey Portnoy recently told Billboard that Summer Krush has helped boost phone sales in markets that the series visits. "From a sales perspective, we can track by city," she said, declining to reveal the cost of producing Summer Krush. "We have a strict [return on investment] process that we have to go through to get this program approved every year. So we do have to provide some sort of quantitative data."


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














    Photo by tato45 @ Flickr


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