After 10 years of trying hard to get British alternative rock band, Coldplay to perform in South Africa, Big Concerts has finally succeeded! CEO Attie Van Wyk announced on Monday that the band will perform two shows in South Africa in October.
The first concert would be held at Cape Town Stadium on the 5th of October and the second at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on the 8th of October this year.
The concerts will apparently be held in the same week that Coldplay released their fifth album. The band’s fourth album, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, was released in 2008. Coldplay’s other studio albums are: Parachutes in 2000, A Rush of Blood to the Head in 2002, which spawned popular singles The Scientist, In My Place and Clocks which won Record of the Year at the 2004 Grammys.
Coldplay’s third album, X&Y became the best-selling album of 2005 with world-wide sales of 11 million.
The band’s members are Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion and Chris Martin.
In a recent interview with BBC radio, Martin said the new album was about “love, addiction, OCD (obsessive, compulsive disorder), escape and working for someone you don’t like”. It would also have “a lot of uplifting stuff”.
Tickets will go on sale at Computicket on Thursday and will be priced from R270 to R635.
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