Friday, May 20, 2005

Impressions of E3

I attended E3 yesterday.

In a word: LOUD. Loud music, loud lights, loud gamers and their brethren everywhere. Headache inducing, feet tiring, shoulder killing (from lugging around all that loot). But nevertheless -- fascinating.

The Electronic Arts display was amazing, a theater-in-the-round view of the upcoming EA games. Batman Begins and the NFL game looked the best, so lifelike it was easy to forget that the characters were digitized. The Harry Potter game looked pretty awesome too.

Over in Nintendo-ville, the thing that most impressed me was the display put on showing a truly interactive videogame. The 3D game was incredible, and the Puppy game was very cute and had dozens of people lined up waiting to play it (maybe because they were giving stuffed puppies away? Who knows!).

The largest crowds seemed to be at World of Warcraft, the various poker demonstrations and the EA rotunda. Tony Hawk and Wayne Gretzky also had an amazing display for their new games.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Coldplay U.S. Tour Presale News!

Direct from Coldplay:

May 17, 2005:

Presale lottery opens today (Tuesday May 17th) and closes on Thursday May 19th at 1pm (GMT)

for more details.

IMPORTANT: You must be a registered member of to access the presale info!

Please see the presale page at for a full description of the presale lottery and the terms & conditions.


The full list of dates for the “Twisted Logic” US tour are as follows:

8/2 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
8/3 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
8/4 Hartford, CT Meadows Music Theatre
8/6 Boston, MA Tweeter Center
8/7 Philadelphia, PA Tweeter Center @ The Waterfront
8/9 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
8/11 Pittsburgh, PA Post Gazette Pavilion
8/12 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
8/13 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre
8/16 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheatre
8/17 Portland, OR Amphitheatre at Clark County
8/19 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
8/20 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8/24 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion
8/25 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Pavilion
8/26 San Diego, CA Coors Amphitheatre
8/30 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/31 Columbus, OH Germain Amphitheater
9/1 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
9/3 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
9/6 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
9/9 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
9/10 Raleigh, NC Alltel Pavilion
9/13 West Palm Beach, FL Sound Advice Amphitheatre
9/14 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
9/16 Birmingham, AL Verizon Wireless Music Center
9/17 St. Louis, MO UMB Bank Pavilion
9/18 Nashville, TN Starwood Amphitheatre
9/20 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
9/21 Kansas City, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
9/23 Dallas, TX Smirnoff Music Center
9/24 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
9/25 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Music Festival
9/28 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
9/29 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amph.
9/30 Bristow, VA Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge


X&Y is now available to buy from the official US pre-order store at You can also purchase the X&Y artwork t-shirt and be entered into a contest to win front-row tickets for a US show of your choice.


Just added to Backstage footage from the Coachella and Hard Rock Vegas performances.

To satisfy all Chicagoland and Wisconsin Coldplay fans, the band has announced a show at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wisconsin on Saturday 13th August. This concert will go on sale Saturday 4th June. Fans will be emailed details of how to request tickets to this show very soon.

‘Speed Of Sound’ is backed by two new songs, ‘Things I Don’t Understand’, and ‘Proof’. Both tracks are from the ‘X&Y’ sessions (with ‘Things Of Understand’ set to appear on album right up until the last stages of recording). Two vinyl singles will also be available in the Coldplay store: the 7 inch and a strictly limited edition ‘clear’ 10 inch.

check out
for more details.

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