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Coldplay Ghost Stories Intimate Tour
Apr. 17.

Coldplay Reveals Intimate Shows for ‘Ghost Stories’ Launch

Coldplay Ghost Stories Intimate Tour

Coldplay announced a small number of live shows in support of their new album, Ghost Stories.

The rock group will play six “intimate” shows which will take them from Germany, to the United States, France, Japan and the UK. The first show will be played on April 25 in Cologne, Germany and then will head to New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Tokyo and finish in London on July 1.

Tickets for the Cologne show will go on sale April 19, while ticket information for the remaining five shows will be emailed exclusively to subscribers to the band’s mailing list at Coldplay.com.

After their Mylo Xyloto tour in 2012, Chris Martin said that they wouldn’t play big shows for a while. That seems to remain true as these six shows are being played in smaller-capacity venues.

Ghost Stories, which is the band’s sixth album, will be released on May 19.

Check out the full list of tour dates after the jump!

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12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief at Madison Square Garden - Live Concert
Dec. 13.

12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief Setlist

 12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief at Madison Square Garden - Live Concert

Music’s biggest stars were at Madison Square Garden in New York City last night for a great cause! The 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief featured performances from legends like Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, and The Who. With such a huge and amazing lineup, the show went on for nearly six hours!

With a six hour show, I’m not sure how many got to see the WHOLE thing, so check out the complete setlist from the show after the jump!

THE 12.12.12 SETLIST

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

“Land of Hope and Dreams”

“Wrecking Ball”

“My City in Ruins” › “Working on a Building” › “Jersey Girl”

“Born to Run” with Jon Bon Jovi

 

Roger Waters 

“Another Brick in the Wall”

“Money”

“Us and Them”

“Comfortably Numb” with Eddie Vedder

 

Adam Sandler with Paul Schaffer

rewrite of “Hallelujah”

 

Bon Jovi

“It’s My Life”

“Wanted Dead or Alive”

“Who Says You Can’t Go Home” with Bruce Springsteen

“Living on a Prayer”

 

Eric Clapton

“Nobody Loves You When You’re Down and Out”

“Got to get Better in a Little While”

“Crossroads”

 

Rolling Stones

“You Got Me Rocking”

“Jumpin Jack Flash”

 

Alicia Keys

“Brand New Me”

“No One”

 

The Who

“Who are You”

“Bellboy”

“Pinball Wizard” › “See Me, Feel Me”

“Baba O’Riley”

“Tea & Theatre”

 

Kanye West

Abbreviated versions of:

“Clique”

“Mercy”

“Power”

“Jesus Walks”

“Run This Town”

“Diamonds From Sierra Leone”

“Touch the Sky”

“Gold Digger”

“Good Life”

“Runaway”

“Stronger”

 

Billy Joel

“Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)”

“Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)”

“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”

“New York State of Mind”

“River of Dreams”

“You May Be Right”

“Only the Good Die Young”

 

Chris Martin

“Viva la Vida”

“Losing My Religion” with Michael Stipe

“Us Against The World”

 

Paul McCartney

“Helter Skelter”

“Let Me Roll It”

“Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five”

“My Valentine” with Diana Krall

“Blackbird”

“Cut Me Some Slack” with Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear

“I Got a Feeling”

“Live and Let Die”

 

Alicia Keys

“Empire State of Mind”

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Coldplay in Concert at the 02 Arena - December 14, 2008
Nov. 02.

Coldplay Live DVD To Get One-Night-Only Screening

Coldplay’s live dvd, Coldplay Live 2012, will receive a one-night-only screening at theaters wordwide one week before its release.

Coldplay Live 2012 is a live CD/DVD which documents the band’s world tour in support of Mylo Xyloto. The film will hit theaters on Novemer 13, while the physical release will hit stores on November 19.

Following the November 13 screenings, premium network EPIX will premiere Coldplay Live 2012 on November 17.

The film runs for 96 minutes, was directed by Paul Dugdale, and combines footage from the band’s performances in Paris, Montreal, and at the 2011 Glastonbury Festival. It will be released on November 19 on CD/DVD, Blu-ray/CD, and digitally.

Check out the trailer for Coldplay Live 2012 after the jump!

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ririjaychrismartin
Sep. 10.

Jay-Z Rihanna and Coldplay Team up for Closing of Paralympics

At the closing of the Paralympics Sunday night Jay-Z, Rihanna, and Coldplay’s Chris Martin teamed up for one hell of a performance.

The performance started off with the hit Jay-Z/Rihanna collaboration “Run This Town,” while Martin backed them up on piano and guitar. Following this performance, Rihanna left the stage and let the boys get to work performing a rendition of Coldplay’s ”Paradise.” Jay-Z rapped some verses to the song, while Martin was on the piano and came in with the popular chorus.

At the event Coldplay also performed their hit songs “Yellow” and “Us Against the World.” Rihanna also sang “We Found Love” from a chair that swung across the stage.

Rihanna told the press:

“Being at the Paralympics is the biggest honor. These athletes are gladiators and a true inspiration to me.”

Check out the star-studded performance after the jump!

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Guests from the music industry arrive for the 2008 Q Awards
Aug. 02.

Coldplay’s Chris Martin Gets Distracted by Olympics and Forgets Lyrics

Sure, every singer forgets the lyrics to a song at one time or another, but Coldplay’s Chris Martin has his reasons for forgetting his lyrics — the Olympics!

As reported by Ace Showbiz, at Coldplay’s show in Boston on Sunday, Martin was singing “Warning Sign” when all of a sudden he stopped and started laughing. He then said to his audience:

“Oh shit… I was thinking about the Olympics. I was distracted. I was not in the breakup frame of mind I needed to be in. I’m gonna get back into it. I’m gonna stop thinking about pole vaulting and things like that… The best concert in the world is happening right here, right now. Fuck the Olympics. Lets have a fucking great time in Boston!”

As he started the song again, he stopped and said:

“Please don’t tweet that I said ‘Fuck the Olympics.’ I didn’t mean it. I’ll never hear the end of it.”

Coldplay is currently wrapping up their American tour.

Watch Martin’s little screw up after the jump!

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Guests from the music industry arrive for the 2008 Q Awards
May. 04.

Coldplay’s Chris Martin Talks About His Battle with Tinnitus

Coldplay’s Chris Martin has come out to tell the world that he is a long-time sufferer of the ailment tinnitus.

Tinnitus is a condition that causes ringing in the ears and painful earache and headaches. This condition often afflicts those who reportedly listen to loud music — something that is basically unavoidable in Martin’s line of work!

Marin told The Daily Mirror:

“I’ve had tinnitus for about ten years, but since I started protecting my ears it hasn’t gotten any worse… Looking after your ears is unfortunately something you don’t think about until there’s a problem. I wish I’d thought about it earlier.”

Martin believes he has had this condition long before he started playing with Coldplay and he now takes precautions while performing. Martin does not expose his children to loud music. A source close to Martin told the Mirror:

“Chris suffered with terrible ringing in his ears and excruciating headaches. If he hadn’t sought treatment, he might not be performing today.”

Tinnitus can cause severe hearing damage and even deafness if left untreated. Martin is speaking out as he gets involved with Action on Hearing Loss, a U.K. organization that aims to prevent and treat hearing loss.

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chrismartin
Mar. 05.

Coldplay’s Chris Martin Regrets the ‘Mylo Xyloto’ Album Title

Chris Martin of Coldplay finally woke up and realized what a terrible idea it was to name his latest album Mylo Xyloto.

Martin told Good Morning America the title was once:

“something that we thought looked really good but everywhere we go around the world people pronounce it in the most crazy ways and we’re beginning to regret it now.”

He also confessed that the title is just impractical and it is “two words that you couldn’t even Google.”

At the time of the album release Martin had a pretty out-of-the-box explanation of the title, telling the New York Times:

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rihanna
Jan. 21.

Rihanna & Coldplay Performing at the Grammys

Recently Rihanna announced how she would LOVE to perform with Coldplay at the Brit Awards and it looks like her dream is coming true!

While there was no announcement of this duet at the Brit Awards, it looks like it will be happening at the Grammy Awards. Speculation is they will be performing their collaboration off of Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto, “Princess of China!”

Both Rihanna and Coldplay are nominated for multiple Grammy Awards this year. Rihanna is nominated for Album of the Year for Loud, Best Pop Vocal of the Year for Loud, and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for her songs “What’s My Name” with Drake, and “All of the Lights” with Kanye West, Kid Cudi, and Fergie.

Coldplay is nominated for Best Pop/Duo Performance for “Paradise,” Best Rock Song for “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall,” and Best Rock Performance for “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall.”

Are you excited for the Rihanna/Coldplay performance???

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rihanna
Jan. 16.

Rihanna Wants to Take the Stage with Coldplay at the Brit Awards

Rihanna and Coldplay collaborated on the band’s latest album, Mylo Xyloto, and now Rihanna wants to work with them once again!

Rihanna has come out and said what a HUGE Chris Martin fan she is and how she would love to work with him again — more specifically perform a duet at the Brit Awards. There has been no confirmation of this performance yet, but Rihanna is sure hoping it will happen!

She told The Sun newspaper:

“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.”

I think this would be a perfect performance!

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