Coldplay: A Second New Zealand Show Announced!
By Overwhelming Demand, A Second New Zealand Show Announced!
Coldplay's New Zealand fans waited patiently for news that the 'Viva La Vida' tour would come to Auckland, and now comes the news that they will get not one, but two shows next year. A second show on Thursday 19 March at Vector Arena has been confirmed ahead of the public on sale, Monday 22 December.
Following the success of the widely advertised Visa Entertainment pre-sale, promoter Michael Chugg today confirmed that an additional Coldplay show would come to Auckland next March.
Coldplay's inclusion of New Zealand in their world tour has been a long time coming with fans having missed out on a show as part of their 2006 Twisted Logic tour. This time around, those fans made sure that they would not miss out again, lobbying venue Vector Arena and Ticketmaster to get behind the cause and bring the Viva La Vida tour to Auckland.
Well, not only was the voice of the New Zealand fans heard loud and clear, but also now they will have one more show on sale this Monday, and an even better chance of securing tickets to the biggest concert event of 2009.
Promoter Michael Chugg has seen similar activity in the Australian market when early sales warranted the addition of more shows before the general public on-sale had commenced.
Chugg says "It's not standard to announce more shows before the first ones go to public sale, but when people see how much demand there is for the pre-sale, we don't want them to feel like they've missed out. so we're telling people up front, you asked for it, so you've got two shows to choose from New Zealand - and they're both going to be magic! Get in quick!"
Chugg Entertainment's Production Manager, Jon Pope, who recently attended several dates on the Viva La Vida tour in America, states, "This is one of the best shows I have ever seen in my 30 years of touring. The show is extraordinary with the production setup including two stage thrusts that project out onto the floor giving those on the floor a concert experience right alongside the band."
The New Zealand shows on Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 March will follow on from 11 Arena shows across Australia. Tickets are on sale this Monday through Ticketmaster.
Don't miss your chance to secure tickets when they go on sale 9am Monday.
Coldplay's Viva La Vida - Prospekt's March edition is available now - a two-disc deluxe package which includes Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends, plus a brand new EP entitled Prospekt's March; the EP is also for sale separately. Prospekt's March 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).
Coldplay - 'Viva La Vida' New Zealand Tour Details
Wednesday 18 March 2009 - Auckland, Vector Arena
Thursday 19 March 2009 - Auckland, Vector Arena *NEW SHOW*
Tickets on sale 9am, Monday 22 December
through Ticketmaster: www.ticketmaster.co.nz or (09) 970 9700.