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Coldplay Rewarding Fans with Free Live Album

By Rich King on May 1, 2009

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Coldplay is in tune with the recession.

The British rockers will be giving away a live CD "as a recession-busting mark of gratitude to everyone who's supported them," the band announced Friday on their Web site.

Starting with the group's May 15 show in West Palm Beach, Fla., Coldplay will give everyone attending concerts on their North American "Viva la Vida" summer tour a free copy of their nine-track album, "LeftRightLeftRightLeft." The offer is good for every remaining concert date in 2009, outside of their festival appearances.

The live album will also be made available on May 15 as a free download on the band's Web site.

"LeftRightLeftRightLeft" was recorded over the past year in various cities around the world on the "Viva La Vida" tour.

"Playing live is what we love. This album is a thank you to our fans – the people who give us a reason to do it and make it happen," Coldplay said in a statement.

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Coldplay Rewarding Fans with Free Live Album

By Rich King on May 1, 2009

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Coldplay is in tune with the recession.

The British rockers will be giving away a live CD "as a recession-busting mark of gratitude to everyone who's supported them," the band announced Friday on their Web site.

Starting with the group's May 15 show in West Palm Beach, Fla., Coldplay will give everyone attending concerts on their North American "Viva la Vida" summer tour a free copy of their nine-track album, "LeftRightLeftRightLeft." The offer is good for every remaining concert date in 2009, outside of their festival appearances.

The live album will also be made available on May 15 as a free download on the band's Web site.

"LeftRightLeftRightLeft" was recorded over the past year in various cities around the world on the "Viva La Vida" tour.

"Playing live is what we love. This album is a thank you to our fans – the people who give us a reason to do it and make it happen," Coldplay said in a statement.

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Coldplay Announces Concert Tour Dates

By Rich King on March 17, 2009

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Coldplay will kick off their North American summer concert tour on May 15 in West Palm Beach, Fla., the band announced on their official Web site.

The 42-date concert trek will include stops in Atlanta, Philadelphia and Dallas, with the tour ending its run on Aug. 9 in Tampa, Fla.

Coldplay picked up three wins at this year's Grammys Awards, including song of the year for "Viva La Vida."

The British rockers have been maintaining a heavy tour schedule, with recent visits to Japan, the U.K. and Australia.

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Coldplay Concert Tour Dates

May 15: West Palm Beach, FL (Cruzan Amphitheatre)
May 17: Atlanta, GA (Lakewood Amphitheatre)
May 18: Birmingham, AL (Verizon Wireless Center Birmingham)
May 20: Virginia Beach, VA (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
May 21: Washington, DC (Nissan Pavilion)
May 23: Hartford, CT (Meadows)
May 24: Hershey, PA (Hershey Stadium)
May 26: Philadelphia, PA (Susquehanna Center)
May 27: Saratoga Springs, NY (SPAC)
May 29: Scranton, PA (Toyota Pavilion)
May 30: Pittsburgh, PA (Post Gazette Pavilion)
June 1: Buffalo, NY (Darien Lakes)
June 2: Detroit, MI (DTE Energy Music Theatre)
June 4: Cincinnati, OH (Riverbend Music Center)
June 5: Indianapolis, IN (Verizon Wireless Music Center)
June 6: Nashville, TN (Sommet Center)
June 9: New Orleans, LA (New Orleans Arena)
June 10: San Antonio, TX (AT&T Center)
June 12: Des Moines, IA (Wells Fargo Arena)
June 13: Omaha, NE (Qwest Center)
June 15: Winnipeg, MB (MTS Centre)
June 17: Calgary, AB (Pengrowth Saddledome)
June 18: Edmonton, AB (Northlands)
June 20: Vancouver, BC (GM Place)
June 21: Vancouver, BC (GM Place)
July 10: Portland, Ore. (The Amphitheater at Clark County)
July 11: George, Wash. (The Gorge Amphitheatre)
July 13: Mountain View, Calif. (Shoreline Amphitheatre)
July 14: Sacramento, CA (Sleep Train Amphitheatre)
July 16: San Diego (Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre)
July 18: Carson, Calif. (Home Depot Center)  
July 19: Irvine, CA (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
July 21: Dallas (Superpages.com Center)
July 22: Houston (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)
July 24: Maryland Heights, Mo. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
July 25: East Troy, Wis. (Alpine Valley Music Theatre)
July 29: Toronto (Rogers Centre)
July 30: Toronto, ON (Rogers Centre)
Aug. 3: Mansfield, Mass. (Comcast Center)
Aug. 6: Raleigh, N.C. (Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion)
Aug. 7: Charlotte, N.C. (Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)  
Aug. 9: Tampa, Fla. (Ford Amphitheatre)

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Record Label EMI Announces Changes, Up to 2000 Jobs Cut

By Rich King on January 14, 2008

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LONDON — EMI, which was taken over by a private equity firm last year, announced Tuesday it would cut about a third of the company's jobs in a restructuring plan aimed at reassuring its restless artists, countering plummeting CD revenue and saving $400 million a year.