In a rare move for the Australian market, Coldplay will go on-sale with two shows in each of the East Coast cities to ensure as many tickets as possible are made available to meet the demand that was set the last time they toured.
The four-city jaunt will kick off on Friday 27 February at the Burswood Dome in Perth, travel to Melbourne for two shows on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 March, and then move on to Brisbane at the Entertainment Centre on Sunday 8 and Monday 9 March. The tour finishes up at Sydney’s Acer Arena on Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 March.
On their last concert tour of Australia in June 2006, Coldplay sold out a total of ten arenas shows, playing to more than 100,000 people, garnering rave reviews and leaving rapturous fans in their wake.
For all shows, a special Visa Entertainment pre-sale starts at 9am local time on Thursday 27 November; tickets go on sale to the general public via Ticketek on Thursday 4 December. Ticket details are available at www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849.
In time for the anticipated tour announcement, EMI has just yesterday released Coldplay’s Viva La Vida – Prospekt’s March edition. The two-disc deluxe package includes Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends, the band’s fourth full-length album, plus a brand new EP entitled Prospekt’s March. The EP, which will also be for sale separately, includes six recently-completed songs that the band had begun recording during the Viva La Vida sessions and brand new versions of two album tracks – Lost + (featuring Jay-Z) and Lovers in Japan (Osaka Sun mix). Viva La Vida was released in June 2008 and went on to chart at No. 1 in 36 countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia.
Coldplay – ‘Viva La Vida’ Tour Dates
Friday 27 February – Perth, Burswood Dome
Tuesday 3 March – Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena
Wednesday 4 March – Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena
Sunday 8 March – Brisbane, Entertainment Centre
Monday 9 March – Brisbane, Entertainment Centre
Wednesday 11 March – Sydney, Acer Arena
Thursday 12 March – Sydney, Acer Arena
Tickets through Ticketek: www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849.