Coldplay in SA in October

UPDATE: Confirmed! Coldplay to play Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday 5th October 2011 and Johannesburg FNB Stadium on Saturday 8th October 2011. Ticket prices range from R270 – R635 for each venue.
Tickets available from THURSDAY 12th MAY AT 9AM
Computicket, www.computicket.com, 083 915 8000
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The rumour mill has been at full tilt for some time now regarding Coldplay coming to SA. And it seems that the official announcements will be made simultaneously and at the same time on Primedia stations on Monday that they will indeed be gracing our shores in October 2011, presumably following their trip to Rock in Rio in Brazil.
Some would argue that they are the first decent band we’ve had out here since The Killers, and I’d be inclined to agree.

Herewith, in celebration, the clever video for Fix You – one of their more atmospheric live tracks and one which provided the biggest boost for church organ sales in recent decades.

On the bright side, since the successful hosting of the World Cup last year, it seems that SA is finally becoming recognised as a worthwhile stopping point for some of the bigger names, although bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better, of course.

Anyway – I missed them at Glastonbury because I moved to South Africa by mistake, so what better opportunity to go and tick another band off the list?

Once again, you heard it hear first. Unless you heard it somewhere else before this, obviously.