Coldplay confirms Auckland show

Chris Martin of the band Coldplay performs during the opening night of their "Viva La Vida" tour...
Chris Martin of the band Coldplay performs during the opening night of their "Viva La Vida" tour at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California. Photo by AP.
British band Coldplay have confirmed a New Zealand show at Auckland's Vector Arena early next year.

The group, fronted by Chris Martin, will visit New Zealand following their eleven arena shows in Australia next March.

The show will be part of their "Viva La Vida" world tour, in support of their new album of the same name.

Coldplay will play at Auckland's Vector Arena on Wednesday March 18 with tickets going on sale to the general public through Ticketmaster at 9am on Monday, December 22.

In 2006 thousands of New Zealanders lobbied Auckland radio station ZM to get Coldplay to include New Zealand on their world tour but unfortunately New Zealand missed out.

Countless fans contacted Vector Arena and Ticketmaster desperate for news, and the venue and ticket agency lobbied Chugg Entertainment to make the New Zealand dates a possibility.

Promoter Michael Chugg was thrilled to break the news. "Finally, fans can take a well deserved deep breath. The wait is over New Zealand, we will be bringing Coldplay's Viva La Vida tour to Vector Arena next March and it's going to be huge," he said.New Zealand Tour Details

Coldplay details:

Wednesday March 18 2009 - Auckland, Vector Arena

Tickets on sale 9am, Monday December 22, through Ticketmaster: www.ticketmaster.co.nz or (09) 970 9700.

 

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