Sunday 21 January 2018

Coldplay take step down memory lane

Coldplay will return to Dingwalls in Camden
Coldplay will return to Dingwalls in Camden

Coldplay are to return to the scene of one of their earliest gigs to play a show at Camden's Dingwalls venue, to just a few hundred people.

The band - playing a series of summer stadium dates next year - are to perform the show next month, to be broadcast by BBC Radio 2.

The chart-topping stars played the venue in May 1998, just days after their first low-key, self-financed EP was released with just 500 copies made.

Two years later, the band released their debut album Parachutes - on the back of hit single Yellow - and began their journey to becoming one of the biggest bands in the world.

The return show will take place on December 6 and will be broadcast by Radio 2 on December 15.

Flyers for the 500-capacity 1998 show announced the band as "The Coldplay", with support from The Fantastic Superfoofs and Hal & Roger, with tickets costing £4.

Tickets for the band's football stadium shows go on sale tomorrow morning, costing from £49.50 upwards.

Recent Radio 2 concerts have included performances by Elbow and Noel Gallagher, while Michael Buble and Will Young are to perform shortly.

Jeff Smith, the station's head of music, said: "I can't remember a time when Radio 2's live music offering has been so diverse and exciting."

The station will be giving away tickets to the show next week. Fans will also be able to watch next month's show on TV via the red button.

Press Association

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