Coldplay has added third shows in two Australian cities and a second show in another as a part of the British band’s four-city tour Down Under.

A third concert was added in Melbourne on March 5 after the March 3 and 4 gigs in the city, a third and fourth performance were added in Sydney on March 14 and 15 following the March 11-12 concerts, and a second show was added in Perth on February 27 the night before its February 28 date. Coldplay also has two concerts in Brisbane set for March 8-9.

“It was a bold move by Chugg Entertainment to open two Coldplay shows simultaneously in each of the East Coast cities, for both the general public on-sale and the widely advertised Visa Entertainment pre-sale, but one that has paid off and given fans their best chance at tickets ever,” said concert promoter Michael Chugg in a statement.

“Seeing the demand during the pre-sale window, we decided that we needed to add these extra shows now, so that the fans know there will be tickets available for them tomorrow,” he added.

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“This is one of the best shows I have ever seen in my 30 years of touring,” noted Chugg Entertainment’s production manager Jon Pope. “The show is extraordinary, we lost count of how many different looks they achieve, and these shows will be something very special.”

“I have always been a huge fan of these boys,” explained Chugg, “but the interest in this tour is just blowing me away. It’s at a level I’ve not seen in years. We’re witnessing a group at the top of its game — fans will have to be quick when general tickets go on sale this week.”

On their last concert tour of Australia in June 2006, Coldplay sold out a total of 10 arenas shows, playing to more than 100,000 fans.

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