Sunday, July 02, 2006

Coldplay in Singapore

The inaugural MTV Centrestage Singapore, a celebration of live music, is set to rock the nation on 10th of July at the Singapore Indoor Stadium with music icons Coldplay. Staged by Live Nation and MTV Centrestage, COLDPLAY TWISTED LOGIC TOUR 2006 will be presented by Nokia Nseries and supported by Singapore Tourism Board. Coldplay, one of the most awarded bands in the world with 4 Grammies, 4 Brits, 9 MTV Awards and countless others under their belt, will be performing at this one-night only concert, the only Southeast Asia stop in their 2006 tour. The vanguard of new wave British rock, Coldplay stands as one of the five biggest bands in the world. Coldplay are Guy Berryman (bass), Jonny Buckland (lead guitar), Will Champion (drums), and Chris Martin (vocals, guitar, keyboards). Formed in London in 1998, the band signed to Parlophone the following year. Coldplay’s first two albums, Parachutes (2000) and A Rush Of Blood To The Head (2002), have sold over 16 million copies worldwide. X&Y, their most recent album released last year, was recorded in the UK and was produced by Danton Supple (Morrissey, Elbow), Ken Nelson (Badly Drawn Boy, Kings of Convenience) and the band. “Since the initial announcement of the four-year MTV Networks Asia-STB strategic alliance in February this year, there has been much media and public anticipation of the series of 17 events slated for Singapore between 2006 and 2009. Hence, we are very pleased to welcome the annual MTV Centrestage to its permanent home here in Singapore. MTV’s top-rate events will enhance Singapore’s position as a vibrant lifestyle destination that offers world-class entertainment and an exciting schedule of international events, thereby boosting our efforts to become the Entertainment Capital of Asia,” said Mr Oliver Chong, Director, Cluster Development (Events & Entertainment), Singapore Tourism Board. Nokia lends its support to MTV Centrestage as the Presenting Sponsor in Singapore, having previously collaborated with MTV and STB for MTV Fashionably Loud in March this year. “Nokia delights in bringing people together through music - it is a natural extension to our vision of Connecting People," said Chris Carr, General Manager of Nokia Singapore. "Nokia has blazed a trail for music on mobiles - from personalized ringing tones to integrated FM radios and MP3 support. We are particularly excited about the newly launched full-featured, music-optimized Nokia N91 mobile jukebox, which features 4GB of music storage." Tickets for this showcase are on sale at all SISTIC outlets from 19 May 2006. Ticket prices are at SGD$168, SGD$148, SGD$118 and SGD$68. For more information on ticket sales, please visit As part of the lead up to the July 10th concert, MTV channels throughout Asia will offer their viewers unique opportunities to experience MTV Centrestage including: • One viewer each from Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand will also have a chance to catch Coldplay live in Singapore at MTV Centrestage. An online contest where viewers prove that they are the biggest Coldplay fan will be run on from 26 May to 30 June 2006. A trip to MTV Centrestage Singapore including VIP seats at the concert and a new Nokia N91 mobile jukebox phone awaits the winner from each country. • MTV will air three exclusive Coldplay programming specials across its channels in Asia prior to the showcase in Singapore. All Eyes on Coldplay – a half hour special where leading artists ask the band about their albums and tours; MTV Live – Coldplay – an intimate concert taped at a church in East London which premiered exclusively across MTV channels worldwide the night before the launch of X&Y last year; and a 30-minute music special showcasing Coldplay’s hits. Coldplay has been a part of many recent MTV events including the 2005 Europe Music Awards in Lisbon and the 2005 Video Music Awards in Miami. For more information on Coldplay, please visit

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