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Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Decoder Ring To Play With Coldplay

By Paul Cashmere
Sun, 01 Feb 2009 07:19:30 +1100

Sydney band Decoder Ring has been chosen as Coldplay support act for the Australian leg of the Viva La Vida tour.

Decoder Ring spends their time equal between recording albums and soundtracks. Their 2004 album ‘Somersault’ doubled as a soundtrack for the film of the same name.

The band has been recognised more by the film industry than the music industry with awarded from the AFI’s and the Jackson Hole Film Festival.

150,000 tickets have been sold so far for Coldplay’s 11 Australian shows.

The tour starts later this month in Perth.

Dates are:

Friday 27 February - Perth, Burswood Dome
Saturday 28 February - Perth, Burswood Dome
Tuesday 3 March - Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena
Wednesday 4 March - Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena
Thursday 5 March - Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena
Sunday 8 March - Brisbane, Entertainment Centre
Monday 9 March - Brisbane, Entertainment Centre
Wednesday 11 March - Sydney, Acer Arena
Thursday 12 March - Sydney, Acer Arena
Saturday 14 March - Sydney, Acer Arena
Sunday 15 March - Sydney, Acer Arena

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