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02/23/2012 Download
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COLDPLAY PERFORMS ON “JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE: AFTER THE ACADEMY AWARDS®” AIRING THIS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 23, 2012

COLDPLAY PERFORMS ON “JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE:

AFTER THE ACADEMY AWARDS®”

AIRING THIS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26

Band Makes Its Debut On ABC’s “Good Morning America” On March 2

Extensive North American Tour Launches April 17

Coldplay will perform on the seventh annual “Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards®” special, televised live on ABC from Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre on Sunday, February 26, immediately following the Oscar telecast and late local news. Other guests will include Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Tom Hanks, Billy Crystal, Charlize Theron, Don Cheadle plus many more. Coldplay’s block party performance on the JKL outdoor stage will wrap up the special and include a performance of the band’s latest single, “Charlie Brown.” The song – which Q Magazine hailed as “one of the best things Coldplay have done” – will also be part of Coldplay’s three-song set when the band makes its debut on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Friday, March 2, performing in the show’s Times Square studio.

The video for “Charlie Brown” was lensed by Mat Whitecross in London and features “Shameless” star Elliot Tittensor and “Misfits” star Antonia Thomas. “Per usual, Coldplay makes us feel ecstatic, energized, and melancholy all at the same time in this appropriately beautiful video for such a haunting track,” said Idolator.com. It follows Coldplay’s “Paradise” video, which has racked up over 70 million views. “Paradise” topped the U.K. singles chart and has been certified Platinum in the U.S. You can check out the video for “Charlie Brown” at:

http://www.vevo.com/watch/coldplay/charlie-brown/GB0401100237

Coldplay – which just picked up the seventh BRIT Award of its career earlier this week, winning for “Best British Group” – will perform at Amnesty International’s Secret Policeman’s Ball on March 4 at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall. Marking the first time the Ball has been held in the United States, the evening will feature original comedy, multiplatinum, award-winning musical performers and collaborations, never-before-seen sketches, stand-up and guest appearances, all written around and in support of free speech. The all-star cast will include Russell Brand, Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers, Sarah Silverman, Jon Stewart, Jason Sudeikis, Reggie Watts and Kristen Wiig. EPIX, the multi-screen, multi-platform premium entertainment service, will telecast the event LIVE and commercial free in the United States on Sunday, March 4, at 7PM ET/4PM PT/6C.  In addition, EPIX is offering the event free to all U.S. viewers by hosting the first-ever LIVE stream of the charity event. For further details, visit www.facebook.com/secretpoliceman.

On April 17, Coldplay will kick off its first North American tour in nearly three years. The run launches with a sold-out show at Rexall Place in Edmonton, AB and will include a sold-out three-night stand at Los Angeles’ historic Hollywood Bowl (May 1, 2 & 4). Supporting acts will include Metronomy, The Pierces, Robyn, Wolf Gang, Marina and the Diamonds and Emeli Sandé. See below for itinerary.

Coldplay – comprising Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion and Chris Martin – has sold more than 50 million records worldwide and won numerous awards, including seven GRAMMY® Awards, seven BRIT Awards, a Q Award and four MTV Video Music Awards. Mylo Xyloto is Coldplay’s third consecutive studio album to debut atop both The Billboard 200 and the U.K. album chart. It scored the most No. 1 rankings of any 2011 album, topping the charts in 34 countries, and is RIAA-certified Platinum in the U.S.

Coldplay – 2012 Mylo Xyloto North American Tour

Date City Venue Support

4/17     Edmonton, AB             Rexall Place                             Metronomy, The Pierces

4/18     Calgary, AB                 Scotiabank Saddledome             Metronomy, The Pierces

4/20     Vancouver, BC             Rogers Arena                           Metronomy, The Pierces

4/21     Vancouver, BC             Rogers Arena                           The Pierces

4/24     Portland, OR                Rose Garden Arena                   Metronomy, The Pierces

4/25     Seattle, WA                 KeyArena                                Metronomy, The Pierces

4/27     San Jose, CA                HP Pavilion At San Jose          Metronomy, The Pierces

4/28     San Jose, CA                HP Pavilion At San Jose          Metronomy, The Pierces

5/1       Los Angeles, CA          Hollywood Bowl                       Metronomy, The Pierces

5/2       Los Angeles, CA          Hollywood Bowl                       Metronomy, The Pierces

5/4       Los Angeles, CA          Hollywood Bowl                       Metronomy, The Pierces

6/22     Dallas, TX                   American Airlines Center         Robyn, Wolf Gang

6/23     Dallas, TX                   American Airlines Center         Robyn, Wolf Gang

6/25     Houston, TX                Toyota Center                         Robyn, Wolf Gang

6/26     Houston, TX                Toyota Center                         Robyn, Wolf Gang

6/28     Tampa, FL                   St. Pete Times Forum              Robyn, Wolf Gang

6/29     Miami, FL                    American Airlines Arena Robyn, Wolf Gang

7/2       Atlanta, GA                 Philips Arena                           Robyn, Wolf Gang

7/3       Charlotte, NC              Time Warner Cable Arena       Robyn, Wolf Gang

7/5       Philadelphia, PA          Wells Fargo Center                  Robyn, Wolf Gang

7/6       Philadelphia, PA          Wells Fargo Center                  Robyn, Wolf Gang

7/8       Washington, DC          Verizon Center                         Robyn, Wolf Gang

7/9       Washington, DC          Verizon Center                         Robyn, Wolf Gang

7/23     Toronto, ON               Air Canada Centre                    Marina and the Diamonds, Emeli Sandé

7/24     Toronto, ON               Air Canada Centre                    Marina and the Diamonds, Emeli Sandé

7/26     Montreal, QC               Bell Centre                               Marina and the Diamonds, Emeli Sandé

7/27     Montreal, QC               Bell Centre                               Marina and the Diamonds, Emeli Sandé

7/29     Boston, MA                 TD Garden                               Marina and the Diamonds, Emeli Sandé

7/30     Boston, MA                 TD Garden                               Marina and the Diamonds, Emeli Sandé

8/1       Detroit, MI                  Palace of Auburn Hills              Marina and the Diamonds, Emeli Sandé

8/3       East Rutherford, NJ      Izod Center                              Marina and the Diamonds, Emeli Sandé

8/4       East Rutherford, NJ      Izod Center                              Marina and the Diamonds, Emeli Sandé

8/7       Chicago, IL                              United Center              Marina and the Diamonds, Emeli Sandé

8/8       Chicago, IL                              United Center              Marina and the Diamonds, Emeli Sandé

8/10     St. Paul, MN                            Xcel Energy Center      Marina and the Diamonds, Emeli Sandé

8/11     St. Paul, MN                            Xcel Energy Center      Marina and the Diamonds, Emeli Sandé                       

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For more information on COLDPLAY, contact:

Ambrosia Healy

The Fun Star

ambrosia@thefunstar.com

310.273.8978

Erin Cooney

The Fun Star

erin@thefunstar.com

310.273.8978

Cem Kurosman

EMI Music

cem.kurosman@emimusic.com
212.786.8634

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