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    Rihanna 'waiting for the Coldplay call' to duet at the Brits 2012 (plus Paradise and Abu Dhabi news)

    brits2012_2.jpgRihanna has admitted that she'd love to duet with Coldplay on Princess Of China at this year's BRIT Awards, that is according to The Sun, giving us the best indication that the duet is still not yet confirmed despite reports to the contrary from the same source. Discuss the latest on this news at the Coldplay forum now (thanks _Tash)]


    Rihanna, who collaborated with Coldplay on Princess Of China as featured on the latest album 'Mylo Xyloto, revealed that she is just waiting for Coldplay to ask her to perform with them. Speaking to The Sun, Rihanna said: "I think Chris Martin is a special guy. His songwriting is just beautiful and I am a huge fan. If they want me to sing with Coldplay, I will be waiting for the call. I'd love to perform with them."


    Back in early December Coldplay and Rihanna were rumoured to be teaming up to perform Princess Of China together live at the Brit Awards 2012. The reports last month said: Brit organisers are keen to get both acts on stage to perform the track, which is taken from Coldplay's latest album Mylo Xyloto, live together for the first time. A source told The Sun: "Coldplay are really looking forward to performing Princess Of China with Rihanna already. Brits bosses set their sights on getting them on stage together early doors. They are two of the biggest acts around right now."

    Meanwhile in other news, more background to the rise to #1 of Paradise in UK's singles charts comes from Music Week today. They wrote: Topping the chart for the first time on its 10th appearance, Paradise is Coldplay's second number one, following 2008's Viva La Vida. The track - which has moved 14-17-20-13-11-12-7-2-5-1 thus far - sold 108,390 copies last week, raising its overall sales to 528,159, the later tally including 118,547 copies sold when it was not eligible for the chart, having been used as an inducement for fans to pre-order parent album Mylo Xyloto.


    While the album is still a little short of becoming Coldplay's fifth million seller, Paradise is very much on course to become their biggest selling single, with only the aforementioned Viva La Vida (603,652 sales) ahead of it. Had Paradise been eligible for the chart since its release, it would currently be on its 16th chart appearance, and would have shattered the record for most weeks in the Top 40 before reaching number one, a record held by Celine Dion's Think Twice which was on its 13th week in the Top 40 (and its 16th in the Top 75) when it reached number one in 1995.


    In the Middle East, a lack of public transport at Coldplay's New Year's Eve concert in Abu Dhabi meant some fans had to walk almost three hours to find taxis when the event ended just after midnight, according to The National. The Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) said that such problems would be avoided at future events. Both the Abu Dhabi Police Department and TransAD were not available for comment.


    Shuttle buses and taxi drop-off points will help ease traffic to the venue during the rest of the two-week stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race, however, ADTA said. "The Coldplay concert aside, we are confident that the transport options in place - taxi, the park-and-ride complimentary shuttle bus from the Corniche and the amount of parking available around the Destination Village vicinity - will be sufficient to handle the level of traffic coming to the village," an ADTA representative said in a statement.


    The Volvo Ocean Race Destination Village opened on Saturday. Additional taxis were on hand and shuttle buses were provided from the Corniche car park adjacent to the Hilton to the concert site, but it was not enough for the estimated 25,000 attending. "We walked the streets for almost three hours and no one would pick anyone up," said Michelle Leboutte, who had travelled from Ras Al Khaimah with her husband for the concert. "We finally got a taxi after 2.30, and then we realised our hotel was a minute away and we'd walked all the way from the Breakwater to our hotel."


    New photos from Coldplay's New Year's Eve concert in Abu Dhabi (31st December 2011):






















    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 2011 and 2012 shows:


    DECEMBER 2011

    14 - Paris, France @ Bercy [discussion]

    15 - Cologne, Germany @ Lanxess Arena [discussion]

    17 Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Ahoy [discussion]

    18 Antwerp, Belgium @ Sportpaleis [discussion]

    20 Frankfurt, Germany @ Festhalle [discussion]

    21 Berlin, Germany @ O2 World Arena [discussion]

    31 Abu Dhabi, UAE @ Volvo Ocean Race Destination Village [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]

    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]

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

    29 Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena [discussion]


    JULY 2012

    2 Atlanta, GA @ Philips 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

    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 - 17th December 2011)

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


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