One of the biggest and most revered bands in the world are FINALLY coming to South Africa. Coldplay, ladies and gents are heading out to the country this October!!! What a good way to start your Mondays right? Tickets apparently go on sale on Thursday and they’re going to be going to least two cities as far as I can tell, Jozi and Cape Town. They’ll be performing at the FNB Stadium and the Cape Town Stadium.
5th of October- Cape Town.
8th of October- Johannesburg
JOHANNESBURG 9 May 2011 – Big Concerts is proud to announce that Coldplay will be performing live for the first time ever in South Africa on Wednesday 5th October at Cape Town Stadium and Saturday 8th October at FNB Stadium Johannesburg. The tour is presented by 94.5 KFM, 94.7 Highveld Stereo and M-Net.
Coldplay’s songs have captured millions of fans around the world since the release of ‘Parachutes’ in 2000. A critical and commercial triumph, ‘Parachutes’ debuted at number one on the UK Album Chart and was nominated for a Mercury Music Prize. After the success of ‘Parachutes’, Coldplay began to work on their second album ‘A Rush of Blood to the Head’ (2002) which spawned popular singles ’The Scientist’, ‘In My Place’ and ‘Clocks’ winning Record of the Year at the 2004 Grammys. The third album ‘X&Y’ became the best selling album of 2005 with world-wide sales of 11 million. ‘Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends’ (2008) is described by Martin as a new direction for Coldplay, a change from their past three albums, which they referred to as the trilogy. It became the bands first number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and their first UK number one based on download sales alone.
Coldplay is undoubtedly one of the world’s best selling acts, with over 50 million album sales worldwide. They have won numerous awards through their career including six Brit Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, seven Grammy Awards and they have headlined major festivals including Coachella, Glastonbury and Isle of Wight Festival.
CEO of Big Concerts, Attie Van Wyk commented: ‘Coldplay is one of the most exciting British bands to ever visit our shores. After 10 years of knocking on the door, we are incredibly excited that they have finally confirmed two stadium shows. Their extraordinary live performances will be a first for audiences in South Africa’.
Cape Town – presented by 94.5 KFM and M-Net
Wednesday 5th October 2011
Cape Town Stadium
Tickets from R270 – R635
Johannesburg – presented by 94.7 Highveld Stereo and M-Net
Saturday 8th October 2011
FNB Stadium Johannesburg
Tickets from R270 – R635
Tickets available from THURSDAY 12th MAY AT 9AM
Computicket, www.computicket.com, 083 915 8000